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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 …

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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.