'Dogs off to a solid start

'Dogs off to a solid start

Woodburn girls begin the season 3-2 under new coach Rudy Loza The season may be early, but the...

Huskies place three at Rose City Invitational, beat Estacada

Huskies place three at Rose City Invitational, beat Estacada

Sophomore Lane Stigall sidelined due to knee injury, expected recovery time up to a month The...

St. Paul boys split  games at Southwest Tourney

St. Paul boys split games at Southwest Tourney

Buckaroos off to best start since 2010-11 season It was an up-and-down week for the St. Paul boys...


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Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn senior Eddie Bravo (right) was the top wrestler for the Bulldogs at North Bend High School on Saturday, picking up a pair of wins via pinfall before being eliminated in the 132-pound consolation bracket.
December 17, 2014

Woodburn wrestling

by Phil Hawkins
Saturday, Dec. 13 at North Bend Coast Classic 106 pounds Luis Venancio pinned in 1:04 by Brandon Thai; loses 9-1 major decision to Christian Arnold. 113 pounds Joel Martinez loses 20-8 major…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais senior Valeria Vargas.
December 17, 2014

Gervais girls lose close game to Gaston

by Phil Hawkins
The Gervais girls basketball team came up just short in a nailbiter Saturday evening against the Gaston Greyhounds. After an impressive middle two quarters in which the Cougars limited the…
Photo Credit: SETH GORDON - St. Paul senior Remy Brentano nearly had a triple double Friday against Siletz Valley, finishing the game with 11 points, eight rebounds and seven steals.
December 17, 2014

St. Paul girls claim tourney title

by Seth Gordon
After a pair of close and sometimes frustrating first halves at the Southwest Christian tournament, the St. Paul girls basketball team turned to its defense to turn the tide and claim two…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy junior Lakin Susee (No. 12) was named the tournament MVP for helping to guide the Trojans to the championship of the 2014 Kennedy Basketball Classic on Saturday.
December 17, 2014

Roundup: Kennedy girls remain unbeaten

by Phil Hawkins
The Kennedy girls basketball team vaulted to the No. 1 ranking in the OSAA polls after sweeping past Elgin and Monroe to capture the tournament championship at the Kennedy Classic on Saturday.…
December 17, 2014

North Marion girls pick up first victory

by Phil Hawkins
Henry, Umbenhower score in double figures for Huskies The North Marion girls basketball team used a combination of defense and scoring efficiency to get its first win of the season 45-36 against…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn sophomore Jaime Rodriguez was one of the Bulldogs' highest-placing wrestlers at the Oregon Trail Challenge at Oregon City High School on Saturday. Rodriguez went 2-2 on the day, including an opening-round pin of Liberty's James Roy in 3:21 (above).
December 10, 2014

Roundup: Woodburn wrestlers open season at Oregon City

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn wrestling Saturday at Oregon City 113 pounds — Luis Venancio, 0-3, 8th; 120 pounds — Joel Martinez, 3-1, 5th; Michel Vasquez, 3-2, 6th; Alberto Robles, 2-2, 11th; 126 pounds — Carlos…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais senior Adriana Olivas scored six of her game-high 12 points in overtime to lead the Cougars to a season-opening win over the visiting Riverdale Mavericks on Dec. 3.
December 10, 2014

Gervais girls pick up two early wins

by Phil Hawkins
Senior Adriana Olivas scores six points in overtime to lead Cougars over Mavericks Last year, the Gervais girls basketball team didn’t win their second game until the middle of January. This…
Photo Credit: COREY BUCAHANAN - North Marion senior Cuautli Verastegui gets control of the ball amid heavy traffic in the Huskies' 63-60 win over Tillamook. Verastegui scored nine points in the team's season-opening victory.
December 10, 2014

Huskies win close game in season opener

by Corey Buchanan
North Marion boys survive final seconds with clutch rebounding The Huskies’ tallest player Kerry Cook sat powerless on the bench, left only to watch in agony as three of North Marion’s most…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais senior center Kylor Kelley was a force to be reckoned with in his first two games of the season, averaging 22 points, 17.5 rebounds and 9.5 blocks in a pair of Cougar wins.
December 10, 2014

Cougars triumph in dramatic overtime rally over Riverdale

by Phil Hawkins
Gervais boys go on to split two games at East Linn Christian It was a wild first week of play for the Gervais boys basketball team. After opening the season with a late-game rally and overtime…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - The St. Paul girls basketball team has leaned heavily on starting posts Cassidy Merten (above) and Emma Coleman through the first three games of the season this year.
December 09, 2014

St. Paul thrown right into the fire

by Seth Gordon
The Bucks get frazzled in season opening loss to Scio, but bounce back with wins over Willamina and City Christian St. Paul is not only jumping from 1A to 2A this season, but into what should be…

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Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Returning starter Brett Traeger gives the Kennedy boys one of the best shooting guards in the Tri-River Conference. Traeger led the team with 21 points in the Trojans season-opening win over Gaston Dec. 3.
Dec 09, 2014

Kennedy boys trot out young team

by Phil Hawkins
Trojans' roster is young, but deep, with sophomore guard Brett Traeger leading the way This season’s Kennedy boys basketball team hit the court for the first time last week, and, with a few…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy senior Hannah Kloft is the Trojans starting wing and is instrumental in helping guide the teams defense-first approach, said co-head coach Kerry Hall.
Dec 09, 2014

Trojan girls open strong, have eyes set on playoffs

by Phil Hawkins
Silverton transfer Kenzie Ratliff leads Kennedy in home opener against Country Christian Expectations are sky-high at John F. Kennedy High School for the Trojan girls basketball team. After…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dennis Zapata, the 2014 4A Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Dec 09, 2014

Zapata named state's best 4A soccer player

by Phil Hawkins
Huskies' Rafael Pelaez tabbed as Coach of the Year, Caballero named to All-State team If winning the 2014 OSAA 4A Boys State Soccer Championship was the ultimate sundae for the North Marion…
Photo Credit: JO WHEAT - The North Marion swim team will face a great deal of change this season after losing 16 seniors to graduation while moving from District 2 to District 3.
Dec 03, 2014

Change is in store for North Marion swimmers

by Corey Buchanan
Huskies lose more than a dozen athletes from last year's team The North Marion swimming team is in the midst of an influx of change. First, the Huskies lost a whopping 16 seniors from last…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Senior guard Remy Brentano will be one of the Bucks' top returning players this season.
Dec 03, 2014

New coach, league for St. Paul girls

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Dixon Ingalls Last season: 20-12 overall, 11-3 Casco League (third). Last year’s St. Paul team didn’t have the best start in the world, but they finished with one of the best stretches of…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Junior post Jacob Lopez will bully his way toward a lot of rebounds this season for the Trojans basketball team.
Dec 03, 2014

Trojans have tools to contend for playoffs

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Karl Schmidtman Last season: 11-13 overall, 8-8 Tri-River Conference (fifth). The Trojans bounced back from a rebuilding season to make a seven-game improvement in league play last…
Dec 03, 2014

Gervais girls ready to rise

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Adam Vasas Last season: 4-19 overall, 4-10 West Valley League (sixth). The Gervais girls basketball team was the best of the lower-tier teams in the West Valley League last year. The…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Senior center Kylor Kelley will attract attention from opposing teams, forcing the Cougars to spread the ball.
Dec 03, 2014

Cougars to build on last year

by Phil Hawkins
Nowhere to go but up for Gervais boys basketball team Coach: Dan Murray Last season: 6-16, 1-13 West Valley (eighth). The Gervais boys basketball had high expectations heading into the league…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Already a physical force for the Huskies last year, North Marion senior Kerry Cook returns to the team with more athleticism and extended range on his jump shot, according to new head coach Tully Wagner.
Dec 03, 2014

Seniors lead the way at North Marion

by Corey Buchanan
Cook, Umbenhower, Verastegui and Pippert will make it an easy transition for new coach Tully Wagner Tully Wagner is entering his first season as head coach of the North Marion boys basketball…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Senior post Leo Garza is one of few Woodburn players returning with significant varsity experience. In addition to many new players, the Bulldogs plan to play with a new style, focusing on its depth to provide defensive pressure for all four quarters.
Dec 03, 2014

Bulldogs to usher in new cast of characters

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn boys basketball goes 10-deep, plans to wear out opposing teams When life hands you lemons, make those lemons run a full-court-press. Or something like that. The Woodburn boys basketball…




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