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Oregon considers how to play high school sports safely

Oregon considers how to play high school sports safely

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There are definitely risks to playing, but most of the U.S. has competed all year.
Oregon high schools prepare for uncertain restart of sports

Oregon high schools prepare for uncertain restart of sports

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Soccer and cross country may begin competition in March; football, volleyball, water polo still in doubt.
Caught Ovgard: Finfographics

Caught Ovgard: Finfographics

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Home improvement, exercise, books - with all the extra time in 2020, there was plenty of opportunity for new hobbies
Football coaches look ahead to uncertain season

Football coaches look ahead to uncertain season

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Delayed season has new starting dates for 2021 play, but much remains up in the air.
Gervais' Kylor Kelley earns invite to San Antonio Spurs…

Gervais' Kylor Kelley earns invite to San Antonio Spurs…

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Former Beavers inks Exhibit 10 deal, chooses San Antonio over four other teams
Caught Ovgard: Coping

Caught Ovgard: Coping

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With river and lake fishing in short supply in Oregon, a trip to the coast can feed that winter fishing fix
OSAA moves high school sports start back to February, keeps…

OSAA moves high school sports start back to February, keeps…

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Altered calendar shortens seasons to six weeks; football practices begin Feb. 8 with first games on March 1.
Oregon State's Kelley goes undrafted

Oregon State's Kelley goes undrafted

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Gervais graduate becomes an unrestricted free agent and becomes eligible to sign with teams on Dec. 1.
Caught Ovgard: Fave Five

Caught Ovgard: Fave Five

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It's tough to pick a handful of the most memorable catches from 2020, let alone No. 1
Updated: In Idaho, high school athletes completing fall…

Updated: In Idaho, high school athletes completing fall…

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The state has higher COVID-19 numbers than Oregon, but still managed to play safely
Caught Ovgard: Putting the 'fall' in waterfall

Caught Ovgard: Putting the 'fall' in waterfall

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Though small, darters are among the most common and most beautiful species of freshwater fish in the United States
Caught Ovgard: Goodbye, Bo

Caught Ovgard: Goodbye, Bo

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After four memorable years, fishing columnist Luke Ovgard bids farewell to his beloved
Caught Ovgard: Streamers and streams

Caught Ovgard: Streamers and streams

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Columnist Luke Ovgard wades into the niche fly fishing community and has a blast.
Caught Ovgard: Interstate lifer

Caught Ovgard: Interstate lifer

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Neither rain, nor nearby traffic, nor lack of proper bait are an excuse to avoid fishing for the truly resourceful angler
Caught Ovgard: Oklahoma

Caught Ovgard: Oklahoma

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Even in the relatively drab landscape of the Sooner state, beauty - and fish - can be found by those who know where to look
Many states already playing fall sports while Oregon…

Many states already playing fall sports while Oregon…

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There are 30 states playing football in the fall, though some with slight delays
Golf results

Golf results

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Karren Pohlschneider wins the 2020 Columbia Bank Turkey Shoot at the Woodburn Golf Club
Caught Ovgard: Virgin Sacrifice

Caught Ovgard: Virgin Sacrifice

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Zion National Park provides the perfect backdrop to fish for its four native species, which thrive without the presence of invasive trout or bass
From fall to spring

From fall to spring

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New Woodburn football head coach Kenneth Mace ready to embrace unorthodox season
Caught Ovgard: Reaching a milestone age

Caught Ovgard: Reaching a milestone age

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Fishing columnist Luke Ovgard confronts the existential dread of his 30th birthday
Griggs steps down at North Marion

Griggs steps down at North Marion

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After one year, head football coach steps away from program following historic 2019 season
Northwest Conference postpones fall sports

Northwest Conference postpones fall sports

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Football, soccer, volleyball among George Fox sports rescheduled to the spring
Updated: Oregon high school sports delayed until January

Updated: Oregon high school sports delayed until January

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Competition split into three seasons beginning in January 2021, with football kicking off in March
Caught Ovgard: Finding an oasis in the Ozarks

Caught Ovgard: Finding an oasis in the Ozarks

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Fishing columnist Luke Ovgard adds a pair of new species to his lifetime list in a secluded hole under an Arkansas bridge
Caught Ovgard: Get over the rainbow

Caught Ovgard: Get over the rainbow

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Rainbow trout are ubiquitous with fishing in the Pacific Northwest, but are non-native in the vast majority of places they inhabit
Oregon high school sports season pushed back

Oregon high school sports season pushed back

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It's unclear when or if the football season will begin. Other sports will start play almost a month later than planned.
Oregon high school sports season pushed back

Oregon high school sports season pushed back

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It's unclear when or if the football season will begin. Other sports will start play almost a month later than planned.
Woodburn girls soccer negotiates team building at a distance

Woodburn girls soccer negotiates team building at a distance

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Defending 4A champion Bulldogs stay together, remain poised to return to the pitch this fall
Caught Ovgard: Shark contrast

Caught Ovgard: Shark contrast

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Fishing columnist caught his first shark 10 years ago and has been figuratively hooked ever since
We should not be playing high school sports this fall

We should not be playing high school sports this fall

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Dangers of COVID-19 too steep to risk returning to the field, pool or court in September

Two Wild Wild West League players test positive for…

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Two Wild Wild West League players test positive for…
Baseball league cancels games for next seven days to allow for additional testing for players.

Wild Wild West League descends on Marion County

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Wild Wild West League descends on Marion County
The Portland Pickles hold off the Portland Gherkins for a 2-1 victory in the season opener of the newly-formed league

Blazers guard debuts signature wine at Adelsheim

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Blazers guard debuts signature wine at Adelsheim
'McCollum Heritage 91' will be available for purchase this fall after player steps up his interest in the industry

Caught Ovgard: Nurturing small fry

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Caught Ovgard: Nurturing small fry
An unexpected trip to a farm pond sets in motion a lifetime of family fishing fun.

North Marion to host summer baseball league

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North Marion to host summer baseball league
Portland Pickles club and three other teams to play in month-long Wild Wild West League season in Hubbard

Woodburn Women's Golf Club opens 2020 season

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Woodburn Women's Golf Club opens 2020 season
West Woodburn organization, Hubbard Chevrolet team up in June to honor past and historical members

Championship coaches Kerry and Pete Hall step down…

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Championship coaches Kerry and Pete Hall step down…
Husband and wife duo combined for three state titles, five league championships over 11-year period

Caught Ovgard: 'Choose Your Character'

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Caught Ovgard: 'Choose Your Character'
If you've been fishing long enough, chances are you've run into someone who fits into one or more of these stereotypes.

Jesuit's Mick Abel drafted in first round by…

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Jesuit's Mick Abel drafted in first round by…
The Crusader right-hander was taken with the 15th pick of the first round on Wednesday.

JFK, St. Paul repeat as OSAA Cup winners

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JFK, St. Paul repeat as OSAA Cup winners
Trojans win fifth consecutive 2A honor, while Buckaroos repeat at 1A classification

Wyss, Curtis named St. Paul Outstanding Senior…

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Wyss, Curtis named St. Paul Outstanding Senior…
Buckaroos recognize top student athletes for 2019-20 school year based on character, teamwork, work ethic, classroom behavior and dedication

Ensign, Jimenez named North Marion Athletes of the…

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Ensign, Jimenez named North Marion Athletes of the…
Multi-sport athletes guided Huskies to playoff success in fall, winter seasons

OSAA sets next step toward reopening of high school…

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OSAA sets next step toward reopening of high school…
The OSAA remains committed to administering sports and activities this fall

Caught Ovgard: Warriors

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Caught Ovgard: Warriors
In the face of black Americans being victimized for 'living while black,' anglers must become warriors for change

2020 Spring Academic All-State awards

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2020 Spring Academic All-State awards
Kennedy Trojans, St. Paul Buckaroos place all five of their spring programs within the top 10 among GPA at their classification level

Carley dismissed from OSU football team after…

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Carley dismissed from OSU football team after…
Former Kennedy tight end apologizes for comments in Twitter post, which he stated were made three years ago in satire

The 2019-20 Boys Basketball All-Independent Team

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The 2019-20 Boys Basketball All-Independent  Team
Sports editor Phil Hawkins recognizes the top high school players from northern Marion County this past winter season

OSAA provides guidance on summer athletics

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OSAA provides guidance on summer athletics
School districts will be free to resume activities in accordance with state directives on May 26.

Woodburn, North Marion players commit to Corban…

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Woodburn, North Marion players commit to Corban…
Senior defender Riley Menezes, former Husky Ismael Carrillo commit to Warriors for 2020 season

North Marion's Jimenez commits to College of the…

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North Marion's Jimenez commits to College of the…
All-State quarterback will play for the Roadrunners in southern California this fall

St. Paul baseball closes the book on canceled season

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St. Paul baseball closes the book on canceled season
Buckaroo seniors invited for pictures with their families in ceremonial fashion at their home field Friday

Kennedy's four-year warrior

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Kennedy's four-year warrior
Senior All-State guard Luke Hall reflects on high school basketball career with the Trojans

Oregon Sports Awards begins to announce 2020 winners

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Oregon Sports Awards begins to announce 2020 winners
The annual awards show begins releasing the names of its 2020 winners on Monday, May 18

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It's time to practice a little social fish-stancing

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It's time to practice a little social fish-stancing
Avoid, create, explore (ACE) is what anglers need to practice in these times where we all need to keep our distance

St. Paul's Counts named 1A Co-Player of the Year

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St. Paul's Counts named 1A Co-Player of the Year
Buckaroo senior shares top girls basketball honor with Kelsie Siegner of Crane and Sabrina Albee of Joseph.

The return of the All-Independent girls basketball…

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The return of the All-Independent girls basketball…
Sports editor Phil Hawkins picks his Dream Team lineup composed of high school varsity players from northern Marion County.

Woodburn's comeback kid

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Woodburn's comeback kid
After nearly two years away from basketball, senior Taiya Kent returned for one final season with the Bulldogs

North Marion girls land two on 4A All-State Team

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North Marion girls land two on 4A All-State Team
Senior wing Katie Ensign named to First Team, Mya Hammack earns Honorable Mention nod

Jimenez, Marroquin named to 4A All State team

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Jimenez, Marroquin named to 4A All State team
North Marion senior forward makes First Team, Woodburn junior wing Second Team

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