In short order, the OSAA "fall" sports season gave way to traditional spring sports, the only grouping of prep sports playing games at a relatively normal time of year. The Newberg High School spring teams started up their seasons mere days after the football team concluded its campaign, with all of the school's squads taking the field throughout a busy week.
It's been a solid start for the Newberg softball team fueled by strong pitching, as the 2-0 Tigers picked up an 8-0 win over Cleveland on April 13 and beat Sherwood 2-0 on April 15. Newberg looks ahead to matchups with Forest Grove, Century and Glencoe on April 20, 22 and 23, respectively.
The Newberg baseball team opened its season with a 1-2 start, beginning with a 12-2 loss to Southridge on April 12. Two days later, the team picked up the first win under new coach Andrew Reichenbach, a 5-4 victory over McMinnville, but the next day the Tigers lost 12-2 to the rival Grizzlies.
Next up for the baseball team is a pair of games against Century on April 19 and 21, followed by two against Sherwood on April 23 and 27.
Newberg's boys and girls track squads host McMinnville in the first meet of the season April 16, with other league meets against Liberty and Sherwood scheduled for Wednesday and April 28. Both tennis teams are in the early stages of their campaigns, both without a loss so far. The girls are 2-0 after winning a dual meet with Putnam 8-0 on April 13, then following that up with a 5-3 win over Hillsboro the next day. Meets with Century, Sherwood and McMinnville are on tap for Wednesday, Thursday and April 27.
The boys tennis team is 1-0 after also beating Putnam 8-0, but had its second meet against Hillsboro canceled. They follow the same schedule as the girls in the coming week.
Although results have yet to be posted, Newberg's boys and girls golf teams participated in the first of many Pacific Conference tournaments April 13, a match hosted by Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. These tournaments will happen throughout the season and include Newberg, Century, Forest Grove, Liberty, McMinnville and Sherwood.
For further results as they come in for Newberg's spring sports teams, visit osaa.org/schools/4 or go to NewbergTigers.org.
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