At last, Malheur County soccer players take to the field – with changes

Ontario boys' soccer coach Jaime Gonzalez. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

NYSSA – Prep soccer is back in Nyssa and Ontario but players from each school will take the field under a different league classification and after a long delay caused by Covid.

The pandemic inspired the creation of a new regional league – which replaces the former Greater Oregon League – that includes Nyssa, Ontario, Baker, Four Rivers Community School, La Grande and Pendleton.

The soccer squads kick off the non-league season the first week in March.

Four Rivers Community School’s boys’ soccer team will face La Grande while the girls’ team will play the Tigers at home Tuesday, March 2.

Ontario also begins its season March 2. The boys will host Baker while the Lady Tigers will travel to Baker.

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