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Senior leadership to carry Vikings softball

With 13 players out for softball this season, the Vale coaching staff is pumped about experience – and not worried about total turnout. The Vikings have 10 returnees from last year’s squad, including eight seniors. “We have experience at basically all the positions on the field,” said Vale head coach[Read More…]

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Vale grad plans trip to aid children in Romania

Hannah Bates, a 2015 graduate of Vale High School now studying at Southern Utah University, will travel to Romania this summer to help children. Bates, who is studying to become a pediatric occupational therapist, is heading to a special needs orphanage or hospital to both benefit her education and provide[Read More…]

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Jacobs makes decision

After a second visit to the campus of Western Oregon University, Vale’s Zac Jacobs signed his letter of intent on Thursday, March 3 flanked by members of the Vale coaching staff and his parents. With plans to pursue a degree in business management, Jacobs said the football program at Western[Read More…]

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Adrian strikes up the BAND

Unusual among small schools, Adrian has a thriving band program for sixth graders through high school. According to the Public School Review, the Adrian School District had 234 students last year – 72 in high school and 162 students in the grade school. Many participate in band. For the high school[Read More…]

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30 ready to run and throw

With numbers down a bit from previous years, the Vale track and field team is busy preparing for their first meet. “We have about 30 out this year,” said Viking head coach Bob Phillips. “Our strength this year is our senior leadership on this team.” The Viking girls enter the[Read More…]

School districts craft bond plans

A group of citizens pondering a possible bond measure for a new Vale middle school has hit upon a new question: where to build it. The latest wrinkle under consideration calls for siting the new project on district-owned land behind the existing high school. Some on the task force were[Read More…]

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Vikings looking at youth and new opponent

As the Vale baseball team takes to the field for its first week or practice, many of the faces are new to the coaching staff. Last spring’s graduation saw many familiar faces walk down the aisle, so fans will see some new players on this year’s team. The Vikings finished[Read More…]

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Antelopes grab 6th in state tourney

The Adrian girls basketball team wrapped up their season with a sixth-place finish during the Oregon School Activities Association’s 1A basketball tournament in Baker. The Lopes opened state play on Wednesday, March 2, taking on the Golden Eagles of Nixyaawii Community School in quarterfinal action. After leading early in the[Read More…]

Aretha was right: It’s about respect

Last week’s town hall meeting, put on by Sheriff Brian Wolfe, was notable for its strong turnout – 400 folks would be a good crowd in a much larger community. But the event was as notable for its respectful tone, which allowed the straightforward sharing of views and questions in[Read More…]