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Sports round-up: NHS remains undefeated headed into conference competition; Tiger girls basketball team showing promise.

PMG PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - Charlie Evans pinned Josh Rubow of West Linn in 13 seconds to lead the Tigers in their 36-30 dual meet win over the Lions on Friday evening at the Earl Gillis Invitational in Newberg.

On Friday, Newberg continued its undefeated season, winning three dual-meet matches in its own Earl Gillis Invitational, which featured six squads from the Portland area and the southern Willamette Valley.

The Tigers humbled the David Douglas Scots 69-6 via falls in 10 of the 14 bouts but then faced a determined West Linn team that stood toe to toe with them throughout the evening. The Tigers squeaked out a 36-30 win over the Lions, highlighted by Charlie Evans' pin of WLHS' Josh Rubow at the 13-second mark of the first round. Overall, Newberg earned five falls in the match, West Linn three.

Newberg returned to its relentless ways in the third match of the evening, outdistancing Thurston High 51-21 to remain undefeated in the 2021-22 season.

The Tigers prepared for the Earl Gillis tourney with a win in the Northwest Duals on Dec. 29-30 at West Albany High School, beating Thurston 42-24 in the finals. There were 16 teams in the field from throughout Oregon, many of them Class 6A squads.

On Thursday, the Tigers also dismantled Century 72-3 in a dual meet at home.

Next up for the Tigers is the Oregon Classic tournament at the Deschutes County Expo Center on Jan. 14-15. Dozens of squads at all levels and from around the state will compete.

Newberg won the 6A division the last time the tournament was held in January 2020, topping five-time defending 6A champion Roseburg in the finals 51-21. NHS was ranked No. 1 at the time; Roseburg was No. 2.

NHS girls basketball

The Newberg High School girls basketball team has amassed a 7-2 record without playing a Pacific Conference game as of Jan. 6. The Tigers won four straight games Dec. 19-30 at tournaments in Lake Oswego and McDaniel high schools before succumbing to Westview on Jan. 3, 58-29.

The Tigers are ranked at No. 28 among Class 6A teams in the state.

NHS' next game is slated for Jan. 11 at Liberty in their first Pacific Conference tilt.

NHS boys basketball

The Tigers have lost seven of their first nine games, all non-conference, since beginning the season on Dec. 1.

They had one contest canceled, a non-conference game versus Clackamas on Dec. 28.

The last loss was a 67-39 drubbing by West Salem on Jan. 3.

NHS was slated to play Sunset on Jan. 6 on the road (results unavailable by press time Friday). The schedule calls on them to face Liberty in their first conference game on Jan. 11 on the road.

CSLA/Veritas girls basketball

The hybrid C.S. Lewis/Veritas Christian School girls basketball team had played to a 2-3 record as of Jan. 6, with games against Crosshill Christian and Mapleton canceled. The team is 0-2 in Casco League play.

The team's last win was an impressive 30-16 victory over Oregon School of the Deaf on Jan. 3. The team is now 1-3 in conference play.

The Watchmen fell in their last game, 65-10, to St. Paul on Thursday.

Next up for the team is a tilt against Falls City on Jan. 10, then an away game versus Livingstone Adventist Academy on Jan. 12.

CSLA/Veritas boys basketball

The Watchmen have amassed a 4-5 record after suffering a 41-13 loss to St. Paul on Thursday.

The team's last win was a resounding 50-18 victor over Oregon School of the Deaf on Jan. 3.

Next up for the Watchmen is a Casco League game at Falls City on Jan. 10 and a home game versus Livingstone Adventist Academy on Jan. 12.

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