The La Grande 9-10-year-old All-Stars earned a 2-1 victory over Medford at the Little League State Tournament in Bend Sunday.
La Grande took a 2-0 lead in the third inning after Cole Jorgensen hit a two-run RBI. Medford cut the lead to one in the fifth inning, but Sergio Staab threw four strikeouts without giving up a hit in the final two innings to seal the victory.
Joseph native Lane Bailey takes part in the bull riding competition at last year’s Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Chief Joseph Days rodeo. Bailey finished fourth in bull riding at a PRCA event in Cheney, Wash. July 12. (KATY NESBITT/The Observer)
Country’s top cowboys and cowgirls head to Joseph for PRCA rodeo
JOSEPH — Some of the best rodeo cowboys and cowgirls from around the Northwest and the nation will compete this week at the 69th annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo.
The rodeo will open with the bucking horse stampede down Joseph’s main street as the first official event beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Joseph.
The Union County Special Olympics team, top row from left to right: Coaches Doug Trice, Tim Helwick, Art Trice Kathy Hagey and Tina Bowen. Front row from left to right: Joey Gross, Jason Franks, Braden Trice, Dani Thorne, Jenny Coppin and Mary Lee.
The Union County Special Olympics team enjoyed a successful weekend at the Special Olympics Oregon State Meet in Newberg Saturday and Sunday.
Jason Franks was one of two Union County athletes to earn a gold medal, as he took first in the 100-meter dash.