La Grandeís Kurt Boyd crosses over a Nyssa defender during the first half of the Tigers home opener. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
La Grande played a game of hot and cold, and fortunately the latter was in the middle two quarters. The Tigers jumped out early, and had to fight back for a 50-38 win against Nyssa in their home opener Tuesday, and the fifth straight win against the Bulldogs.
Unionís Johnny Kennon returned to the court after missing last season due to multiple ACL injuries. He helped key a win against Crane, scoring 13 points, in the season opener. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
Kennon battles back despite suffering two serious knee injuries
Union may be a little tougher this season, and the credit goes to senior Johnny Kennon, who hustled up and down the floor, looking half robotic with a heavy brace on each knee during the opening weekend of the basketball season at the Union Lions Club Tournament.
Unionís Courtney Rynearson drives around a Crane defender during a 51-44 win Friday. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)
UNION — Sarah Good was bottled up and ready to break out, but the explosion took about 16 minutes to happen. The Union senior helped lead her team to a 52-35 win against Powder Valley in the girls championship game of the Union Lions Club Tournament.
ESTACADA — La Grande was one of a few teams that braved the roads to Estacada to open the wrestling season. Teams on the western side of the state opted to stay home, leaving six teams at the tournament.