Vale Vikings

Payne Signs To Be A Mound Builder

Vale, Oregon – Not even the loss of the 2020 track and field season could stop Vale senior Brock Payne from being noticed by Southwestern College, home of the Mound Builders. On Wednesday, February 24, Payne officially...

Johnson steps down as coach of Lady Vikings

VALE – Once the Oregon high school basketball season reopens, the girls of the Vale Vikings will take to the practice floor minus a familiar face. Since 2003, the Viks have been led by Coach Jason Johnson-this...

COVID cannot stop us looking back 30 years

VALE – With the current future of high school sports in Oregon uncertain, decided to look the opposite way and reminisce of the old days before social distancing, masks and stay at home orders.

Editorial – The loss of our kids

VALE – Within the last month, my local area has been hit with a tragic death of a high school student due to suicide. Just across the border in Idaho, two high school students in one small...

Oregon coaches rally together for return of sports

VALE – Over 100 high school Oregon coaches of various sports chose to give up an evening and join together on a Zoom on call on Tuesday, November 17 to discuss options on returning student athletes back...

Want a safe return to high school sports?

 Write a letter, send an email, make a call VALE - The staff of is hearing you. Parents, coaches and student athletes want to be involved and voice their concerns regarding the cancelation...

Contracting COVID-19 through sports: Wisconsin study shows little relationship

VALE – Student athletes in Oregon continue to sit on the sidelines, unable to compete due to restrictions placed by the state and the Oregon School Activities Association. The rulings are due to the spread of COVID-19...

Hilanders’ Hueckman and Hermiston’s Ray still on court

VALE – As the weather turned last spring, eastern Oregon athletes were faced with the realization sports were to be delayed. Many believed the shut down would be called off within weeks, maybe months and fall sports...

Thrown out? Not these teams

WILSONVILLE – During the heat of competition, coaches urge players to “keep your cool” and “don’t lose your head.” Officiating at the high school level is tough-fans, coaches, and student athletes frequently disagree with calls.

Photo Gallery – 2020 Vale Football

Our first look at Vale football.


Watch: Crane’s Chase Joyce hits buzzer beater in OT for win

Crane and Adrian were tied in overtime last Friday night when Chase Joyce from Crane hit a nearly 3/4 court bucket at...

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