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The Crook County basketball teams will begin IMC league play, as the wrestlers head to the Oregon Classic in Redmond.

Here is a look at what's coming down the pipeline this week for Crook County athletics.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Friday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Crook County (3-10) @ Hood River Valley (5-2)

at Hood River Valley HS (Hood River)

The Cowboys dropped a pair of games over the weekend to La Grande and Baker, and its Monday, Jan. 10 matchup with Mountainside was canceled, which means that the non-league season is over for Crook County. The boys team heads on the road for its first game in the Intermountain Conference, a tussle with Hood River Valley. The Eagles are 5-2 to start the season, and their offense has been on a tear in the past few games. After hanging 82 points on Milwaukie in a Dec. 14 win, HRV went to Washington state to face Columbia High School and came away with an 89-53 win.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saturday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m.

Crook County (12-1) vs. Hood River Valley (3-3)

at Crook County HS (Prineville)

The Cowgirls picked up where they left off after winning the Sisters Holiday Shootout, scoring two more wins over the weekend against La Grande and Baker to put their record at 12-1. The second-ranked team in 5A, Crook County will open its Intermountain Conference slate at home against Hood River Valley. The Eagles have had three games canceled since Dec. 28, likely due to road conditions after snowy weather forced the shutdown of major roadways last week. It has been a month since the HRV girls last celebrated a victory, with the team going 0-2 since a home win over St. Helens back on Dec. 11.

WRESTLING

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 14-15

2022 Oregon Classic

at Deschutes Co. Fair & Expo Center (Redmond)

Coming off a strong performance at the Rollie Lane Tournament in Idaho, the Cowboy grapplers will be much closer to home this weekend. Crook County makes the short trip to Redmond for the Oregon Classic, a massive high school event that is set to feature more than 85 schools from all around the state. The Cowboys are one of 15 teams from class 5A on the docket. Other 5A outfits at the Oregon Classic will include IMC rivals Pendleton, Redmond and Ridgeview, as well as wrestling powerhouse Crescent Valley. At the 2020 Oregon Classic, Crescent Valley outdueled the Cowboys in the 5A championship bracket, with the Raiders prevailing 50-21. Crescent Valley's Gabe Whisenhunt (126 pounds) and James Rowley (182 pounds) were both individual champions at the Reno Tournament of Champions last month.


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