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The Newberg Tigers take part in myriad events in the first week's return to sports competition

After receiving the go-ahead from the governor and the Oregon Health Authority, along with a handful of weeks of practice, all of Newberg High School's fall sports teams returned to the field and court last week for their shortened seasons. The return was a welcome one for the young athletes, who had been without sports since last winter, and for the coaches and athletic directors who had been advocating for a return to play.

The NHS volleyball team, after not being able to practice as a team on the court due to indoors sports restrictions, opened up its season with a road game at Glencoe. The Tigers fell 3-1.

The Tigers also played two games after The Graphic went to press: a road game at Sherwood on Monday and its home opener against Liberty on Tuesday. Next up for the Tigers is a road game at Century, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Newberg boys soccer team picked up a victory over its rivals in its season opener, toppling McMinnville 2-0 on the road March 1. Its second game, scheduled for March 3 at Forest Grove, was cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols.

On the other side of the pitch, Newberg girls soccer tied McMinnville 2-2 in its opener March 1, following that up with a 1-0 win at Forest Grove on March 3. Both soccer teams played Canby on March 8 after The Graphic went to press and faced Glencoe on March 11, with the girls on the road and the boys playing at home for both games.

(Editor's note: Due to the pandemic media is restricted in what it can cover and information on contests is difficult to attain, as are photographs).


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