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AT A GLANCE: Countdown to Chief Joseph

Countdown to Chief Joseph

The Countdown to Chief Joseph Days weekend kicks off at 2 p.m. June 27 with a horseback ride from the rodeo grounds to the east moraine and back through Joseph. 


Mile High Broncs and Bulls Pro Rodeo set for this weekend

ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County’s kick-off rodeo of the summer is now the only rodeo in Oregon chosen for a national tour of bronc riders, which is set to start at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mike McBeth of Emmett, Idaho, 2013 Western States World Champion Bronc Rider is scheduled to appear along with at least eight national finals qualifiers.

Wallowa County native sons Lane Bailey and Cade Steen are signed up for bull riding. 


Bulls get last laugh

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Cody Campbell, who was born in Summerville, scores a 68 during the first round of the Ed Miller Xtreme Bull Riding Event at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Thursday evening in Union. Campbell ended up in seventh place. (CHRIS BAXTER/The Observer)

Weiser, Idaho, native only rider to make it eight seconds in the second round 

Cody Campbell did not put on the show he had hoped for, but it was still a pleasant homecoming for the cowboy.

The Summerville native placed seventh in the fifth annual Ed Miller Xtreme Bull Riding Event at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Thursday night in Union. 


Youth team wins title

La Grande 14-under team takes Meridian tournament

Even a step up in age groups did not deter the La Grande under-14 baseball team.

Last weekend La Grande went undefeated at the Memorial Day Invitational in Meridian, Idaho, with its 6-5 win in the bottom of the seventh against Meridian Youth Baseball in the championship game.


On Deck: Thursday May, 22


WEEK AHEAD: April 18, 19


Local wrestlers set for semifinals

PORTLAND — With the opening day of the Class 4A wrestling tournament in the books, La Grande still has seven wrestlers hoping to bring home a medal.

The Tigers currently sit in four place as a team with 40 points. Crook County closed out the opening day with 180 points, while Henley is in second with 93.


OOL: Panthers hold off Badgers to win tourney

BAKER CITY — Powder Valley’s gas tank was riding on empty during the championship game against Imbler Saturday.

A tight game turned the way of the Panthers in the final quarter. Imbler escaped with a 37-27 win to clinch the top seed into the state playoffs.


BMC: Bobcats advance with overtime win

HERMISTON — The Union boys basketball team went into the Blue Mountain Conference postseason tournament as the No. 2 seed, but a 49-39 loss to Stanfield in the opening round nearly derailed its chances of advancing to the state playoffs.

The Bobcats got some help by Weston-McEwen in a loser-out game Saturday to punch a ticket into the state play-in round. 


BMC: Bobcats bring home tourney title

HERMISTON — Goals do make great things happen. The Union girls basketball team proved Saturday when they won the district championships in one final grudge match against its only undefeated opponent, Pilot Rock, in double overtime. 

After weeks of practice and work, the Bobcats finally met their goal on the fourth try. This is the one that mattered. 


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