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Cavaliers snap EOUís home winning streak

Eastern Oregon University's Kelsey Hill had 20 points in her team's 83-59 win Friday.
The Concordia University women’s basketball team came into the weekend with just one conference win. After an impressive offensive stretch, the Cavaliers now are now 3-9 in Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

Led by a season-high seven 3-pointers from Janae Klarich, Concordia picked up an 85-78 win over Eastern Oregon University in Quinn Coliseum Saturday. It’s a feat that another team hadn’t accomplished for 33 games.

EOU sets new records

The Eastern Oregon University men’s and women’s track and field team set new school records on day two of the Washington Invite and Ed Jacoby Invite. The Mountaineers broke three school records in two events.

Washington Invite

On day two at the Washington Invite, the Mountaineers saw two school records get broken Saturday. For the second straight day, Damion Flores broke a school record. This time he broke the school record in the mile by 18 tenths of a second. He finished the mile in 4:10.67, which meets the NAIA “A” standard.

Badgers win rematch with Panthers

NORTH POWDER —Speed and pressure fueled the Powder Valley boys basketball team’s win Saturday night.

The Badgers used their full-court press to jump out to a 23-1 lead against Joseph after one quarter, and finished with an 83-34 win.

Perseverance pays off for Badger senior

Powder Valley's Bailee Allen goes up for a shot against Imbler Friday. The Badgers won the game 43-41 on a last second shot by Allen Bingham.
A natural instinct would be to shy away when something isn’t going your way. But, scorers don’t have that mindset. They keep firing at the basket, despite a little frustration. 

Without the mentality from Bailee Allen, the Powder Valley girls basketball team wouldn’t be sitting at the top of the Old Oregon League standings with a 5-2 record. 

Tigers keep the streak going with two wins

La Grande's Brandon Dall puts up a jumper against Ontario Friday night. La Grande picked up the Greater Oregon League win 55-47.
La Grande extends winning streak to 13 games 

BURNS –– The La Grande boys basketball team (14-2 overall, 3-0 GOL) won a non-league game against the Burns Highlanders (9-11 overall, 3-1 EOL) 55-47 Saturday. 

Saturday Women's College Basketball: EOU streak comes to an end

The Concordia University women’s basketball came into the weekend with just one conference win. After an impressive offensive stretch, the Cavaliers now are now 3-9 in Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

Saturday Men's College Basketball: Mountaineers pull off upset

Tony Eackles Jr. hung in the air for what seemed like minutes. He contemplated passing for a brief second only because the defense was glued to him. In the end, somehow, Eackles Jr. lofted the shot high enough to hit what turned out to be the game-winning shot with six seconds on the clock.

Friday Boys Basketball Roundup: La Grande stays unbeaten in league play

Badgers take down Panthers 

Inspite of a stellar effort by Ontario’s Jason Hauter, the La Grande boys basketball team picked up a 65-50 win in a battle between the Greater Oregon Leagues only undefeated teams.

The rest of Ontario’s roster couldn’t seem to find the bottom of the basket. La Grande (13-2 overall, 3-0 GOL) on the other hand, kept the passing tight and set up one basket after another.

Brandon Dall had a team-high 18 points for La Grande. Troy Williams added 14 points, making 5-of-8 free-throws attempts. Jake Powell scored all nine of his points in the second quarter.

Hauter finished with a game-high 27 points. Ryan Hawker added seven points for Ontario (12-5 overall, 2-1 GOL).

No. 5 La Grande will travel to Burns for a 5:30 pm. game tonight.



Friday Girls Prep Roundup: La Grande wins league battle

The La Grande girls basketball team beat Ontario in a Greater Oregon League matchup 56-44 Friday.

For La Grande, Avery Albrecht scored a game high 19 points, making 7-of-10 from the free-throw line. Auslin McDaniel-Perrin finished with 15 points, while Kylin Collman added 14 points.

Ontario’s Riley Helmick finished with 15 points, while Cheye Anderson added nine points. Rylee Salutregui scored five points.

The Tigers (10-5 overall, 3-0 GOL) will travel to Burns for a 4 p.m tipoff today.


Griffin shares POY honor

The postseason awards were finalized, and it ended with something everyone already knew —Imbler running back Joe Griffin had an amazing football season. 

The junior was named Co-player of the Year for Class 1A. He shared the honor with Josh Cardwell, a senior, of Lowell. 

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