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Malheur County athletes join up to ‘Support the Court’

Students in Vale High’s special education program prepare for their appearance in Support the Court. Varsity player Alvaro Diaz, third from right, has helped coach the students, many of whom have never played basketball before. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – It’s a Wednesday morning at Vale High School and the sound of basketballs and a squeaking floor is coming from the school’s gym.

Just like they’ve been doing every school day for weeks, students in Vale’s special education program practiced their jump shots and dribbles ahead of the Support the Court event scheduled for Monday, March 16.

In its second year, the event brings together differently-abled students from Vale, Ontario and Nyssa for a night of basketball. This year’s event will be hosted at Vale Middle School at 505 Viking . . .