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It’s busy at the Quinn Court upstairs space at Enterprise High School. Wrestling season is here and new coach, Court Fent, looks right at home in his wrestling shoes, helping kids on the mat. Fent took over the head coaching position after previous coach, Forrest Wilson, retired from the spo…

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After opening the preseason with a win over crosstown rivals Enterprise High, the Cougars mens’ squad suffered two losses over the past weekend in the Elgin Lion’s tournament on Dec. 6-7.

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It had all the marks of a thriller: Two county varsity basketball teams with two new coaches meeting for a season opener. It was a thriller. The Wallowa Cougars eked out a 38-35 victory in the…

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On Dec. 6 the season of the toughest sport of all: wrestling, dawned. Hundreds of participants and spectators gathered in Quinn Court at Enterprise High School to celebrate the Enterprise Kick…

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There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes’ brains. But a new Northwestern University study shows that, in the ab…

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It’s a brand new season for Wallowa High School boys basketball and its new coach, Cody Lathrop. And the new season begins tonight, Dec. 4, with a home game against cross-county rival Enterprise.

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It’s indisputable. Mule deer populations are decreasing through the vast majority of the West. Hunters and the ODFW agree something needs to be done to address the problem. However, not everyo…

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There’s a new look of determination when the Outlaws boys take the basketball court. Basketballs are flying every which way as players strive to show what they have to offer. Last year, the sq…

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It’s coach Mike Crawford’s 31st year of coaching Outlaws girls basketball and things are looking good after little more than a week of practice.

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Joseph Charter School basketball coach, Olan Fulfer, is a stickler for conditioning. Nearly every player on his 19-man squad sports a healthy sheen of sweat 10 minutes into practice.

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Girls are flocking to the Joseph Charter School girls high school basketball squad. Coach Lance Homan said he has 19 players out this year, even more than last year’s squad.

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Joseph Charter School senior, Ellyse Tingelstad, can lay claim to a singular piece of fame: She was the only girl in Wallowa County to qualify for the Oregon State 3A cross-country championshi…

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Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Football season has vanished under piles of dried leaves and resolutions for a topnotch season next year. Volleyball has been laid to rest. And the county's cross county athletes have just fin…

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The top-ranked Powder Valley Badgers football team, coasted to a 60-28 victory over the Enterprise Outlaws in the opening game of the Special District 3 playoffs Friday, November 1 at Eastern …

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The combined cross-country team, coached by Dan Moody of Enterprise High School, returned with some precious metal after traveling to Pendleton for the 3A district cross-country meet on Friday…

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The lady Eagles had their ups and downs this week in the opening rounds of the 1A state volleyball championships. The Eagles faced down Prairie City/Burnt River on Wednesday, Oct. 30 but fell …

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The Wallowa Cougars eight-man team ended their football season on a high note with an 80-0 steamrolling of the Cove Leopards on Friday, Oct. 25. The winless Leopards never had a chance, as Wal…

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It may have been the final match of the season, but the Outlaws volleyball team showed its fans the type of game the ladies are capable of playing. The Outlaws destroyed the ninth-ranked Westo…

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The Wallowa Cougars came out of district tournament play with a third place in the Old Oregon League. The Cougs defeated Cove and fell to Powder Valley on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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After a rough season start, the Joseph Eagles volleyball squad captured second place at district after creaming Elgin at La Grande High School. The Eagles lost in four sets to the state's top-…

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The Wallowa Cougars' den (gym) proved a hospitable venue for the Joseph Eagles volleyball team as the Cougs fell to the Eagles in three straight sets. Scores to the Tuesday, Oct. 15 match were…

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The Constitution has the Eighth amendment, which precludes the institution of cruel and unusual punishment, but no one at the Joseph Eagles' 93-7 massacre of Mitchell/Spray/Wheeler Loggers let…

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The Wallowa Cougars are back to their winning ways after suffering a disappointing three-set volleyball home loss to the Joseph Eagles earlier in the week.

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The Outlaws volleyball team started the week on a downward trend but managed to turn things around for a convincing victory by week’s end.

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The Joseph Eagles once again proved their superiority after two three-set home wins on Saturday, Oct. 19. The victories proved the fourth and fifth consecutive match wins for Joseph.

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The Wallowa Cougars played tough against the Crane Mustangs, a team ranked #5 in Oregon 1A football. The final score, 40-56 does not reflect the tenor of the very close game, which the Cougars…

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The Wallowa Cougars handed out a thorough drubbing to the Pine Eagle Spartans in volleyball on Friday, Oct. 11. The Cougars won their match in three sets.  Regardless, Coach Janea Hulse said t…

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In a dog and cat fight, sometimes the cats win. Wallowa Cougars scratched out a three-set victory over the Elgin Huskies on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Volleyball coach, Janea Hulse, said her ladies have…

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For a professional football team, a kicker can often prove to be the decisive edge that allows a team to win a close game. On the other hand, fans of six and eight-man football aren't used to …

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The Joseph Eagles climbed another rung upward as they took down rival South Wasco County in six-man football by a 25-13 score. Wasco put up a tough fight in holding the Eagles to their lowest …

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The Outlaws gridders are on a roll after a heart-stopping 36-28 victory at Ione/Arlington on Friday, Oct. 11. The Outlaws have won two of their last three contests.

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The Enterprise High School volleyball ladies continued to have the doldrums follow closely as they dropped two matches over the last week. 

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LA GRANDE, Ore. – Just in time for winter, it’s time to begin thinking of spring. After a 13-year hiatus, Eastern Oregon University’s legendary baseball program is returning to campus, along w…

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The Wallowa County cross country team continued to show its top-end dominance, which led to two more individual and team victories at the La Grande Invitational on Friday, Oct. 11.

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Like all cats, Cougars have 9 lives. On Friday afternoon, the Wallowa Cougars rebounded after a painful loss to the Union Bobcats, sharpened their claws and won a resounding, season-defining 7…

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The Joseph Eagles gridders continued their dominance over opponents, steamrolling Sherman/Condon by a 61-6 score. The Eagles scored on their first possession and never looked back. The score s…

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The Outlaws ladies started out the week in a funk but ended it with a much-deserved victory that coach Lisa Farwell hopes will put the Outlaws back in the winners circle. Wednesday, Oct. 3, sa…

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The lady Cougs learned that communication work pays off in spades after spending another busy week on the court, going 2-1 over the span.

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David Ribich, the 2014 Enterprise High School track and cross-country star, is still running as a career. After a further record-breaking star turn at Western Oregon University, Ribich turned …

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Steelhead season is a cold-weather institution for Wallowa County fishermen. But this year’s steelhead run is going to be small, according to ODFW fishery biologist Kyle Bratcher. “We’re well …