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From 25 years ago: Returning juniors and seniors from Grant Union’s volleyball team include, back row, left to right, Janelle Steinmetz, Kristy Campbell, Kimberly Walker, Tonia Seebart, Regina Cooper and Alyse Nicodemus. front row, left to right, Lindsay Harris, Shanna Kowing, Marti Dobyns, Aimee Herrera and Katie Saul.

75 years ago

Grant Union High has tough football schedule this fall

Grant Union High School faces its toughest football schedule in the history of the school this fall. Coach Tommy Johnson begins his fifth year as mentor and on the opening day of practice will be greeted by 10 lettermen and possibly 11 if Marvin Merrill, star fullback, does not transfer to Burns.

Lettermen expected to report are: Captains Glen Gray and Bill Hyde, tackles; Tommy Mitchell ad Delbert Willey, ends; Harry Spain and Pat Mulcare, guards; Bud Lohf, center; Darrell Van Leuvan, Dick Welch, Herman Hendricks, backs.

The schedule includes Halfway, Madras, Richland, Prineville, Condon, Burns and Prairie City.

25 years ago

Lady Pros ready to take another step forward in third GOL season

Each season has been an improvement since the Lady Prospectors volleyball team moved into the 3A Great Oregon League in 1994, and this year looks to be more of the same.

In 1994, Grant Union was 2-10 in league play before moving up to 5-7 last year. This season looks even brighter as the Pros lose only one senior from last year and have seven varsity players returning.

“We should do fairly well,” said Prospectors coach Karen Johnston. “Everyone has a year more experience and we have three seniors — Alys, Tonia and Regina — who have the last two years playing experience together.”

The teams to look for in the GOL this year include Burns, a team that placed second in state last year, Baker and Ontario.

Assistant Coaches are Eva Saul and Patty Retherford.

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