Officially, The Buckaroos Are In The GOL

WILSONVILLE – For Tiger (both) and Bulldog fans, say goodbye to the Pioneers and hello to the Buckaroos. The Greater Oregon League will again be four teams strong as Pendleton joins Baker, La Grande and Ontario starting next fall.

The move came after the Oregon Schools Activities Association Executive Board accepted the Classification Committee’s recommendations and approved the league for the next four years. The new leagues do not include football as a separate ad hoc committee is currently working on just that one sport.

Other schools making the switch down to 4A include Scappoose, St. Helens, Parkrose, Crook County, North Bend and the Dalles.

The following is the new 4A leagues along with the adjusted student population of each school. Under the new league designations, 4A populations range from 311 to 607 students.

4A-6 Greater Oregon League

Baker Bulldogs                  359

La Grande Tigers              433

Ontario Tigers                   364

Pendleton Buckaroos      588

With the Buckaroos moving down, here is a look at how Pendleton finished while playing in 5A over the last few years (football not included): Volleyball 2021 7-11 overall, fourth in league; 2020 10-6 overall, third in league; 2019 10-9 overall, third in league; 2018 5-12 overall, fourth in league. Boys Soccer 2021 3-12 overall, fifth in league; 2020 2-5-1 overall, fourth in league; 2019 6-6-2 overall, fourth in league; 2018 2-11-1 overall, fifth in league. Girls Soccer 2021 11-4-1 overall, second in league {coop with Weston McEwen}; 2020 1-9 overall, fifth in league; 2019 2-12 overall, fifth in league; 2018 4-9-1 overall, fourth in league. Boys Basketball 2020/21 0-11 overall, sixth in league; 2019/20 19-6 overall, second in league; 2018/19 17-7 overall, second in league; 2017/18 15-11 overall, second in league. Girls Basketball 2020/21 10-2 overall, second in league; 2019/20 16-7 overall, second in league; 2018/19 10-13 overall, second in league; 2017/18 12-14 overall, second in league. Baseball 2020/21 15-3 overall, league champions; 2019/20 N/A; 2018/19 18-9 overall, league champions; 2017/18 18-9 overall, league champions. Softball 2020/21 15-2 overall, league champions; 2019/20 N/A; 2018/19 17-10 overall, third in league; 2017/18 28-2 overall, league and state champions.    

 4A-5 Skyline Conference

Henley Hornets                 502

Hidden Valley Mustangs 374

Klamath Union Pelicans  470

Mazama Vikings               461

Phoenix Pirates                 400

4A-4 Sky-Em League

Cottage Grove Lions        520

Junction City Tigers         378

Maris Cath Spartans        323

Marshfield Pirates           507

North Bend Bulldogs       530

4A-3 Oregon West Conference

Cascade Cougars              514

Newport Cubs                   354

North Marion Huskies     393

Philomath Warriors         335

Stayton Eagles                  499

Sweet Home Huskies       443

4A-2 Tri-Valley Conference

Crook County Cowboys  603

Estacada Rangers             362

Gladstone Gladiators      440

Madras White Buffaloes 418

Molalla Indians                 518

Dalles Riverhawks            511

4A-1 Cowapa League

Astoria Fishermen            398

Seaside Seagulls               313

Scappoose Indians           501

St. Helens Lions                598

Tillamook Cheesemakers 454