Baker raced to an early lead then thwarted Homedale’s late rally to open the boys basketball season with a 55-49 win over the Trojans at Homedale, Idaho, on Thursday, Dec. 2.
The Baker girls basketball team opened its season Thursday, Dec. 2 by treating the visiting Homedale Trojans like younger siblings who can’t keep their older sisters from grabbing the ball whe…
In a game of inches, Powder Valley came up just shy of a state football championship.
The Powder Valley football team is back in the state title game for the first time since 2003.
Baker’s girls and boys basketball teams will open their 2021-22 seasons in a much more normal fashion, with the winter solstice looming rather than its summer counterpart.
BEND — After a resounding victory, the Powder Valley Badgers are heading back to the 1A football title game for the first time since 2003.
After winning the Greater Oregon League volleyball title this fall, it’s hardly surprising that the Baker Bulldogs also were well-represented on the league’s honors list.
NORTH POWDER — The pursuit of a state title is still in full swing in North Powder.
NORTH POWDER — The Powder Valley High School football team is on to the Class 1A state semifinals, thanks to a dominant effort in a win over Myrtle Point. The Badgers came away with a 36-0 win…
The Baker Middle School boys basketball teams had their first intrasquad games on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
The Baker girls basketball team will try to defend its 2019 Class 4A state championship with a new head coach on the bench.
Baker’s young and inexperienced cross-country teams ran like veterans at the biggest meet of the year, with both the Bulldog boys and girls finishing ninth in the team standings at the Class 4…
NORTH POWDER — It was business as usual for the Powder Valley High School football team in round one of the Class 1A state playoffs as the Badgers cruised past Perrydale, 70-34 on Friday, Nov. 5.
Baker’s football season ended much as it began — with a loss to an experienced and talented team.
Even as the Baker volleyball team’s breakthrough season was slouching toward its end Tuesday night, Nov. 2 in the Baker gym, coach Ali Abrego had a glimpse of the Bulldogs’ future.
Baker’s boys and girls cross-country teams each had multiple runners place in the top 10 at the district meet Friday, Oct. 29 at Milton-Freewater, and both teams qualified for the state champi…
In front of a large crowd in the Baker gym on Homecoming weekend, the Bulldogs beat Marshfield in a thrilling five-set playoff match on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30.
For the first half of Baker’s Homecoming football game against La Grande Friday, Oct. 29, it looked as though the Bulldogs might earn another game at Bulldog Memorial Stadium, this one in the …
Baker will be sending both boys and girls cross-country teams to the state championship meet Nov. 6 at Lane Community College in Eugene.
The Baker boys soccer team concluded its season with an 8-0 loss to Mac-Hi on Monday, Oct. 25 at Milton-Freewater.
Baker volleyball coach Ali Abrego didn’t want to add a loss to the Bulldogs’ record, but she hopes the defeat Monday, Oct. 25 at Pendleton will benefit the Bulldogs as they prepare for a first…
The football rivalry between the Baker Bulldogs and the La Grande Tigers resumes this Friday, Oct. 29, but much more than bragging rights will be at stake when the teams battle at 7 p.m. at Ba…
After honoring the four seniors prior to their final match, the Baker girls soccer team played to a 1-1 tie with Mac-Hi on Monday, Oct. 25 at the Baker Sports Complex.
It was a very competitive day of volleyball at the Old Oregon League district tournament, with the Joseph Eagles taking first overall on Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Baker High School gym.
On a cold and rainy night in the high desert, the Baker football team broke out after a sluggish first half to run past the Burns Hilanders 27-6 Friday, Oct. 22 at Burns.
With juniors Thaddeus Pepera and Jordan Mills leading the way, the Baker boys cross-country team won the team title at the Pioneer Run meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Milton-Freewater.
The Baker volleyball team wrapped up its regular season schedule by beating Mac-Hi on Thursday, Oct. 21, and the Pioneers on their home court proved a surprisingly competitive opponent as the …
The Baker girls soccer team battled a physical Ontario squad to a 0-0 tie after the first half, but the Bulldogs couldn’t keep the Tigers from finding the back of the net twice in the second half.
Baker scored in a variety of ways in a 27-14 win over Ontario Friday, Oct. 15 at Ontario that boosted the Bulldogs’ record to 3-4.
In its final home match, the Baker boys soccer team wasn’t able to fend off the Ontario Tigers Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16 at the Sports Complex.
As I panned through the main menu of HBO Max, something caught my attention. It involved Michael Phelps, one of the most famous Olympic athletes who has also been a prominent mental health adv…
The Baker Bulldogs varsity girls volleyball team (14-5) walked away as the Greater Oregon League champions after sweeping the La Grande Tigers (5-6) 3-0 in a match on Thursday, Oct. 14, in La Grande.
On a chilly fall night when six seniors were honored, the Baker boys soccer team played to a 3-3 tie with rival La Grande Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Baker Sports Complex.
The Baker girls soccer team played a strong defensive match against La Grande on Tuesday, Oct. 12, but the Bulldogs couldn’t get their offense going in a 2-0 loss to the Tigers.
On a crisp fall evening under the lights at Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium, the Vale Vikings ended Baker’s two-game winning streak with a 34-23 win on Friday, Oct. 8.
The Baker volleyball team’s month-long, 11-match winning streak ended Saturday, Oct. 9 when the Bulldogs lost three matches at the Powder Valley tournament.
Led by Emma Baeth and Thaddeus Pepera, the Baker girls and boys cross-country teams both placed second at the Tiger Invite Friday, Oct. 8 at the La Grande Country Club.
Engulfed at times by a dust cloud whipped across the Baker Sports Complex by an autumn wind, the Baker boys soccer team was unable to fend off the Mac-Hi Pioneers Thursday afternoon, Oct. 7.
With the Baker gym draped in pink for “Pink Night,” a fundraiser for the Billie Ruth Bootsma Foundation, and a raucous crowd in the stands, the Baker volleyball team ran its winning streak to …
The Baker girls soccer team took an early lead and then rallied late to forge a tie with Mac-Hi on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Milton-Freewater.
The Baker volleyball team gave their fans a treat Monday, Oct. 4 by winning their 10th straight match, a dominating sweep of winless Ontario.
PENDLETON — Travel time and expense, time lost in the classroom by student-athletes, and league size are some of the biggest concerns by local athletic directors when it comes to the Oregon Sc…
The Baker girls soccer team had more shots on goal Saturday, Oct. 1 at Payette, but the Pirates found the net more often and won 3-1.
The shorthanded Baker boys soccer team couldn’t quite claim a road win over Payette on Saturday, Oct. 2, falling 4-3 to the Pirates.
Gauge Bloomer said the Baker football team, sitting in their locker room with a 7-6 halftime lead over Nyssa/Harper Charter Friday night, Oct. 1, had an intense conversation.
For the first time in more than two years, cross-country runners from across Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho converged on Baker City’s Quail Ridge Golf Course.
The Baker girls soccer team unveiled a new offensive formation Thursday, Sept. 30 against Ontario at the Sports Complex, and it yielded the first goal of the season for Jaycee Gray.
The only moment of suspense during Baker’s sweep of Mac-Hi in a league volleyball match Thursday evening, Sept. 30 in the Baker gym was in the first rally.
Baker’s volleyball team continued its September win streak Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Vale with what coach Ali Albrego called a “perfect” match.
The Baker football team broke out of its early season doldrums, and the Bulldogs only had to drive halfway across Oregon, arriving home a few hours before dawn, to do it.
Ask any fan of the National Football League as we move into the third week of the regular season, and the consensus is pretty clear on which division is the most entertaining.
STANFIELD — Baker girls claimed the top four places at the Stanfield Fun Country cross-country meet on Thursday, Sept. 23, giving the Bulldogs the team title.
For most of the match, the Baker boys soccer team was the equal of the La Grande Tigers Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Community Stadium in La Grande.
The Baker volleyball team opened Greater Oregon League play Monday, Sept. 20 by sweeping the Ontario Tigers at Ontario.
The Pendleton Buckaroos took a 4-1 lead over the Baker boys soccer team and held on for a 4-2 nonleague win on Monday, Sept. 20 at Pendleton.