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Newberg High rejoins the playoff conversation with a four-game win streak in the past week

After a five-game losing streak threatened to sink its season, Newberg boys basketball rallied when its best players returned from injury. The Tigers (9-10, 4-3 Pacific Conference) are on a four-game win streak and are in the playoff picture as of Tuesday afternoon.

Newberg's latest victories were a 48-45 road win over Liberty on Jan. 30 and a 69-66 thriller over Sherwood. The Bowmen (15-5, 6-1) were previously undefeated in league play and currently sit atop the Pacific Conference.

The Tigers play at Forest Grove on Wednesday and look ahead to a pair of home games on Feb. 12 and 15 against Century and Liberty.

Girls basketball struggling

While the boys are riding high, the Newberg girls are faltering in conference play, losers of five consecutive games. The Tigers (9-10, 1-6) lost 67-47 to Liberty on Jan. 30 and 32-22 to Sherwood on Feb. 1.

Next up is a home game against Forest Grove on Wednesday, with a road game at Century scheduled for Feb. 12 and another home game against Liberty on Feb. 15.

Girls wrestling district championships

Newberg wrestlers Sophia Redwine (100 pounds) and Hadley Massey (190 pounds) competed in the OSAA girls northern division regional championship last week. Redwine took first place in her weight class, while Massey took third.

State competition awaits both girls as the entire wrestling team prepares for a dual meet at Liberty on Thursday. After that, the team looks ahead to districts.

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