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Brandon Yanke of Enterprise hit 19 out of 25 free throws in the 8- and 9-year-old boy category, to claim the 2019-2020 Wallowa County Hoop Shoot Championship. He narrowly beat Malcolm Albee of…

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After four straight losses to the top state teams, Joseph Chart School's lady Eagles got back on track with a 51-27 steamrolling of the Griswold Grizzlies.

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The Griswold Grizzlies made the snowy journey to Joseph for a Friday, Jan. 10 battle only to find the Eagles loaded for bear. In one of the most lopsided wins of the year, the Eagles tanned th…

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JOSEPH — Conventions are generally boring and tedious affairs, but for those who love power, snow and wild country, the Oregon State Snowmobile Association’s 48th convention may be your ticket…

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The Joseph Charter School lady Eagles are on an uncharacteristic four-game slide after the past weekend after losses to Crane and Country Christian at Pendleton.

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No one says to a friend, “Hey, let’s play wrestling.” You don’t “play” wrestling. The sport has little of the essence of frolic. It is downright, full-on battle between two warriors.

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The Joseph Eagles are on a roll with their fourth-straight hoops win over the past weekend at Pendleton High School. First to feel the Eagles’ talons were the Crane Mustangs, who suffered a de…

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The Wallowa Cougar girls trounced the Pine Eagle Spartans 63-37 in the season's first Old Oregon League hoops game at Pine Eagle on Sat. Jan. 4.

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Friday, Jan. 3, saw the Pilot Rock Rockets visiting the Enterprise lady Outlaws, and going down in flames 55-22. The Outlaws were on fire from the word go. The defense allowed the fizzling Roc…

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The Wallowa Cougar girls split their games at Echo with a win and a loss. On Friday night they dropped their game to the Echo team, by a relatively close score of 36-40. High scorers for the C…

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Enterprise High School’s lady cagers can’t be stopped, it seems. The Outlaws have won their seventh straight after neatly handling Nixyaawii and Ione/Arlington at the Nixyaawii Winter Classic …

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Both Enterprise and Joseph/Wallowa wrestling suffered a spate of injuries and flu victims that rendered both squads nearly memberless for a time. Pomeroy’s Dec. 27-28 Christmas tournament show…

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The Joseph Charter School Eagles boys basketball team came off a successful 2-1 road trip, despite an opening road series loss on the hoops court to 38th-ranked Dufur on Thursday, Dec. 26. The…

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The past year in sports proved exciting with both the usual suspects performing up to specs and a few newcomers climbing the ladder to success. To avoid sports favoritism, each sport is discus…

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The Joseph Charter School girls basketball team took a three-game road trip west that proved an exhausting adventure for the squad. The Eagles went 1-2 on the journey that started Thursday, De…

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The Wallowa Cougars men’s cagers stepped into two Cougar traps over weekend play. The men fell victim to Condon/Wheeler and Ione/Arlington respectively on Friday, Dec. 20 and the following day.

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The lady Outlaws shot a few holes and then some in the Imbler Panthers during a Dec. 19 battle. Imbler came up on the very short end of a 63-16 stick on their own court.

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The Wallowa Cougar’s girls team dominated both the Condon Wheeler basketball team, and the Ione/Arlington teams on Friday and Saturday respectively. On Friday night they defeated Condon /Wheel…

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After taking a 46-29 walloping at the hands of La Grande High School junior varsity. the Wallowa Cougars showed the Tigers who the real king of the jungle is. The Cougs beat the stripes off th…

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The Eagles made it count this weekend with two impressive victories over Ione/Arlington and Sherman, respectively. Coach Olan Fulfer called the 54-47 Ione game win the more impressive of the t…

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Enterprise wrestler Hunter Harvey (6-7) placed 5th and scored 11.0 team points at the Mac High Christmas tourney. Harvey, in the 152-pound class, was defeated by a fall in a hard-fought 2 minu…

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The Joseph Charter School Eagles’ girls basketball squad remains undefeated after a three-day tournament stint in Powder Valley over the weekend Dec. 12-14.

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The male cagers of the Joseph Eagles won two of three games at Powder Valley’s three-day tournament. The Eagles’ sole loss came to the 2A powerhouse Union Bobcats on hard luck Friday the 13th.…

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The Wallowa Cougar ladies hung on to a tenuous two-point lead with just two minutes to go in the game Dec. 12 with Cove to pull out their first preseason win, 34-32 over leave rival Cove.

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The Enterprise Outlaws boys brought along their six-shooters to the home basketball court for the weekend, sending both Wallowa and Pine Eagle to Boot Hill. The win over the Wallowa Cougars on…

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Enterprise Outlaws grappler, Trace Evans, took first place in the 138 pounds weight class at the Muilenburg wrestling tournament in La Grande on Dec. 13-14. Coach Court Fent said he defeated s…

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Wallowa’s Kolby Mandel guards against a shot by Enterprise’s Joseph Harvey while Wallowa’s Quinten Tillery tries to steal the ball. Harvey made his shot.

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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. …

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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…