Weekly Newsish Roundup, November 17, 2016 – 4 News Stories in 12 Minutes and 7 Seconds!
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In the news this week:
- La Grande Optimist Club: It’s For The Kids
- Upcoming Events
- Local Sports
- Around the Mountain (EOU Sports)
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LG Optimist Club: It’s For The Kids
The members of The Grand Optimist Club are probably a little more optimistic after last week. What happened last week? Last week they won the Volunteer Service award in Portland for their distinguished service to the La Grande Parks and Recreation Department. Specifically, for building and helping to maintain Optimist field at Pioneer Park for over 50 years. The Optimist Club is a group of citizens here in La Grande dedicated to investing in the community. Casual handyman jobs, up keep on public lands, and just generally helping around the community are all things these guys and gals help with Both financially and practically. And here at Brent Clapp Media Services, we got to sit down and talk to them and make this movie celebrating the event.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the Optimist Club, you can visit them online at www.lgoptimist.com.
So, what’s going on in the valley this week? Well, if you’d like to be a little bit more pinky out then sweatpants, hot pockets, and a Netflix original this weekend, the La Grande Symphony is performing in Baker this friday. Their concert is titled magic, mystery, and majesty, and they’re holding it at 7 p.m. at Baker high school. And I’m just kidding about the sweatpants thing. Patty Sandoz, president of the Symphony Association, actually said you could wear them if you want, but leave your Hot Pockets at home. The tuba should be the only thing belching in this event. And if the symphony is your thing, maybe the orchestra will be. The Baker Community Orchestra is also performing just down the street at the South Baker Intermediate School, also at 7 o’clock on Friday at the same time as the symphony. The LaGrande High School is putting on the play “Almost, Maine,” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the high school in La Grande. According To Go magazine, the play’s multiple storylines are about love and heartache, subjects we all know that teenagers snow infinitely more about than we do. Also, this Saturday there’s two holiday bazaars on 4th Avenue in LaGrande. One of them has homemade pie and the other has biscuits and gravy. So thank God you don’t have to pick one or the other to attend. Also on Saturday, after you’re done stuffing yourself with pie and gravy, go run it off at the Turkey Trot 5K period registration starts at 9 and the race starts at 9:30 at Mountain Valley Fitness.
In sports, but LaGrande High School track and field teams rocked it at State this year, the girls placing second and the boys placing 10th overall, both much higher than anticipated. And this week LaGrande alive got an opportunity to sit down and talk to Sean and Alma Crow, the coaches of the cross country teams, about this recent win for the LHS cross-country teams.
Around The Mountain
And now, EOU Sports, hold on and don’t soil your shorts, It’s Evan and Chris with around the mount in 90 seconds.
I’m Evan House, and I’m Chris Duarte of EOU Athletics
This is Around the Mountain in about 90 Seconds!
Volleyball secured its 1st ever CCC tournament champion by defeating COI 3-1 Friday and rallying to beat Corban in the finals 3-2. Amanda Miller had a career high 20 kills while Rachelle Chamb. Dished out a program-record 68 assists. The No. 6 EOU heads to Sioux City, Iowa this week for Nationals.
The Mountaineer football team took to the road to battle Carroll in their 2016 regular season finale. The blue and gold remained undefeated in away contests as they rolled past Carroll 27-17. The football program also earned its first post-season appearance in the NAIA Football Championship Series. The team takes to Crete, Nebraska this Saturday to battle Doane.
Men’s wrestling fell to GF 25-16 Thurs and 30-13 to MSU-Northern Friday. They will look to bounce back this Friday when they host a dual against SOU in Quinn Coliseum.
EOU’s men’s basketball team hosted Simpson in two games this weekend. Game 1 was played Saturday and saw the Blue and Gold win 95-73 for head coach Isaac Williams 100th win. Then for Game 2 on Sunday, EOU extended its winning streak to five games defeating the Red Hawks 83-73.
The No. 17 WBB took their talents to Florida and came out on top defeating J&W 88-67 and Warner 85-57. With a 4-0 record, they will travel to Walla Walla this Wednesday to face Whitman at 7 pm.
Good luck to the football and volleyball teams this week, however they aren’t the only Mounties competing in Nationals. We also want to wish good luck to Rachel Roelle of the EOU Women’s Cross Country team and the men’s cross country team as they also compete in Nationals on Saturday.
That’s the latest news in EOU athletics, stay tuned next week, as we take you Around the Mountain in 90 seconds.
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