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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 led periodically, and until the final three minutes was never more than one TD apart.  Zeb Ramsden,…

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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 …

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The Nature Conservancy would like to offer a youth bull elk hunting opportunity to the youth of Wallowa County. Wallowa County youth between the ages of 12-17 with a valid elk tag for 258Y (No…

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In the 2019 ODFW hunting regulations, a quarter-mile-wide no-hunting buffer around the perimeter of Wallowa Lake was removed. Residents and business owners have expressed concern that hunting …

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The Northeast Oregon Wrestling Club based in Wallowa County will again be hosting a Youth Wrestling Club. This is open to all boys and girls in the county ranging from ages 5 to 14. There will…

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The Wallowa Cougars football squad just missed their first season victory, dropping a 42-40 thriller in the last three minutes of the game.

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The Outlaws ladies, who had been dominating their opponents of late, took a crash-and-burn this week, losing three straight, along with about 10 places in the state rankings.

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The Outlaws gridiron eight began the first of three consecutive away games with a 40-8 loss to Dufur. Coach Rusty Eschler called the game, "a tale of two halves."

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After a hyperactive and very successful week in volleyball, the Wallowa Cougars emerged at the top of the heap, now ranked second in their conference and 13th in the state OSAA 1A division. 

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A week off of the gridiron didn’t find the Joseph Eagles football team losing their touch on the field of battle. Echo felt the still-sharp edges of Eagle talons as they fell to Joseph, 64-0, …

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Anyone can ride around in their truck or take a brisk hike in the woods to look for venison or elk meat and a fine rack to hang in the living room. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the bes…

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The Joseph Eagles ladies week ended unevenly, with a 1-3 record, with the Eagles succumbing to Wallowa, Cove and Powder Valley. Echo felt the sting of the Eagles’ talons as the Eagles raided t…

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Two titans of the animal world met on the Joseph Charter School court to determine volleyball superiority. It took five tooth-and-nail sets between the Joseph Eagles and Wallowa Cougars before…

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The atypical character of the Wallowa Cougars’ gridiron season hasn’t abated, with the local squad taking a painful 54-26 loss to the Elgin Huskies on Friday, Sept. 20. It was the third consec…

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The lady Outlaws came back with a roar after a 10-day break that started after a loss to 1A Wallowa. The ladies took out their frustration during a five-set visit to Cove on Friday, Sept. 20.

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The Outlaws made their mark on the football season with a convincing 50-12 home win over the Imbler Panthers on Friday, Sept. 20. According to coach Rusty Eschler, the Outlaws hit the field ru…

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Army veteran Josh Spano, of Bend, brought down his first elk Friday, bagging a 6-7-point bull elk on a ranch off Swamp Creek northeast of Enterprise.

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The Wallowa Cougars and Enterprise Outlaws met on the Enterprise court for a volleyball rematch on Tuesday, September 10. The previous meeting between the two schools saw the 2A Outlaws gettin…

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The Outlaws fell to Oakley (Idaho) High School 46-8 in a non-league battle on Friday, Sept. 13. Oakley was a runner-up in last year’s Idaho state football champions. The eight-man game was pla…

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In a difficult loss, the Wallowa Cougars dropped their league opener to arch-rival North Powder Badgers 26-38 in an away game on Friday night. In a hard-fought matchup, both teams were slapped…

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Josh Spanno well remembers the day and circumstances that led to the death of his friend, Army Specialist Doug Bridges, killed in action in Iraq: Nov. 4, 2006.

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The lady Eagles feathered their nest with Huskies fur as they swooped down on Elgin during a home league opener.  Set scores were 25-14, 25-17, and 25-17.

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The lady Cougars volleyball squad is off to a roaring start. The team recently competed at the Cat Clash tournament put on by Echo High School on Saturday, Sept. 7. The Cougs played in the "A"…

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The lady Cougars volleyball squad is off to a roaring start with a 3-1 record after a stellar performance at the Cat Clash tournament at Echo High School on Sept. 6. The lady Cougs rolled over…

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From a golfer’s standpoint, the annual Rat Race tournament held over the Labor Day weekend at Alpine Meadows was the cat’s meow.

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The lady Outlaws just keep getting better on the court as the training regimen of coach Lisa Farwell takes hold. The Outlaws played several matches over the last week, starting in Helix on Tue…

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The Wallowa High School Cougars’ gridders came out tough but lost a 40-6 non-league decision to St. Paul, one of the highest ranked teams in the state. Coach Matt Brockamp said the squad showe…

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The Enterprise Outlaws opening home game on Friday Sept. 7, was stopped by lightning early in the second half with the score 40-8 Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii with Enterprise on the wrong side of the …

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It’s all business with a lot of smiling out on the Eagles volleyball court at Joseph Charter School. Long-time coach, Jill Hite, whose teams make regular state playoff appearances, watches her…

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Football season opened for two of the county's teams with both Wallowa and Enterprise playing in Wallowa High School's annual jamboree. Two other teams participated - the Ione-Arlington Cardin…

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Dragons dominated Wallowa Lake over the weekend of Aug. 24-25. Not mythical creatures, but dragon boats, human powered watercraft participating in a sport that originated in China more than 25…

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The end of summer means the beginning of football. But sandwiched in between, as a sort of joyful interlude, there’s Cougar Camp. It’s four days of learning that there’s fun in football fundam…

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The annual Gayle Beck Ladies Invitational took place Tuesday, August 13th. It’s always a fun golfing event at Alpine Meadows. Here’s looking back at the day’s highlights.

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The Wallowa County Stockgrower’s Ranch Rodeo and dinner on Saturday provided a good time for all and roped in funds for scholarships, including more than $600 from the sale of a pick of the li…

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Waves are rippling at Wallowa Lake. Not just because of the late stormy weather and winds — it’s dragons — dragon boats, that is. Locals are practicing for the upcoming Dragons in the Wallowas…