The 2A Grant Union Prospector varsity volleyball, basketball and track teams will be in a new league, the Blue Mountain Conference, starting in the 2018-19 school year. The teams were previously in the Wapiti League.
Grant Union will compete with Enterprise, Union, Heppner, Pilot Rock, Stanfield and Weston-McEwen in the new league.
Elgin and Imbler schools are now in the 1A class.
The Prospector football team will be in a special district with Heppner, Stanfield, Riverside and Weston-McEwen.
Grant Union’s softball team will move from the 3A class to 2A next year.
All participating OSAA dance teams will perform in a one-day competition at state, instead of two rounds held in two days.
Three coaching positions opened after the 2017-18 school year for Prospector volleyball, girls basketball and baseball.
Ali Abrego, a Humbolt Elementary special education teacher, was hired as the new volleyball coach.
The new head girls basketball coach has been selected and is awaiting board approval in August.
The baseball coaching position will be posted soon and closed when filled.