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At 6-4, Gervais volleyball has best season start over nine…

At 6-4, Gervais volleyball has best season start over nine…

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The Cougars find themselves on the right side of .500 through 10 games, and aim high despite early inconsistencies
Defense lifts Kennedy to 21-0 victory over Dayton

Defense lifts Kennedy to 21-0 victory over Dayton

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Trojans hold third straight opponent scoreless to take pole position in league title race
Gervais suffers second straight shutout, loses 51-0 to…

Gervais suffers second straight shutout, loses 51-0 to…

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According to Cougars head coach JJ Navarette, the back-to-back losses were a product of the teams inexperience
Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Sept.…

Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Sept.…

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Check out schedules, scores for fall sports across Valley zone for Sept. 18-24.
Cross country: Newberg boys takes third at Meriwether

Cross country: Newberg boys takes third at Meriwether

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Top 10 finishes from Anthony and Zachary Giesch lead Tigers in a crowded field.
Caught Ovgard: 'The boys of fall'

Caught Ovgard: 'The boys of fall'

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It's hard to fumble when fishing for perch in cooler waters during this time of year.
Woodburn girls soccer looks for offensive spark

Woodburn girls soccer looks for offensive spark

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After just one goal in four games, the Bulldogs are changing lineups and challenging each other to rev up quiet offense
Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Sept.…

Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Sept.…

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Check out the schedules and scores for fall sports across the Valley zone for the week of Sept. 11-17
Caught Ovgard: Sewers

Caught Ovgard: Sewers

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Luke fishes the sewers of Singapore for a variety of fish including invasive tilapia and peacock bass
Slideshow: Woodburn football rolls by St. Helens 35-6

Slideshow: Woodburn football rolls by St. Helens 35-6

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The Bulldogs started and finished fast against the visiting Lions to move to 2-0 and drop St. Helens to 1-1.
Kennedy boys soccer loses first outing to neighboring…

Kennedy boys soccer loses first outing to neighboring…

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The first soccer game in school history ends in a 8-1 rout at the hands of the Cougars, but the Trojans avoid shutout
Woodburn cruises past St. Helens in run-dominant victory

Woodburn cruises past St. Helens in run-dominant victory

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The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 after a physical 35-6 thumping of the visiting Lions; Ty Beyer led the way with two TDs
Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Sept. 4-10

Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Sept. 4-10

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Check out the schedules and scores for fall sports across the Valley zone for the week of Sept. 4-10
Led by Ledesma, North Marion football defeats Harrisburg…

Led by Ledesma, North Marion football defeats Harrisburg…

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The victory over the visiting Eagles marked the Huskies first win since spring 2021, and first season opening win since 2019
Slideshow: Kennedy football rolls to 52-8 week one win over…

Slideshow: Kennedy football rolls to 52-8 week one win over…

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The Trojans got the ball rolling early and often en route the big win over visiting Stanfield.
Woodburn girls soccer suffer 7-0 defeat in season opener

Woodburn girls soccer suffer 7-0 defeat in season opener

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Perennial 6A powerhouse Jesuit hands Woodburn a thorough loss at home as the duo battled in the heat
Coaching records to keep an eye on this fall

Coaching records to keep an eye on this fall

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St. Paul's Lesli Hiller nears her 200th volleyball victory among a number of milestones across the Willamette Valley
Valley Zone volleyball players to watch in 2022

Valley Zone volleyball players to watch in 2022

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From 6A to 1A, there are a plethora of great volleyball players returning to their squads to make postseason moves.
Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Aug.…

Valley Zone high school sports schedules, scores: Aug.…

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Check out the schedules and scores for fall sports across the Valley zone for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3
Top high school football games to watch in Valley Zone in…

Top high school football games to watch in Valley Zone in…

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From 6A Newberg down to 1A St. Paul, here are the can't-miss games of the 2022 season.
Alumni games pit past against present for St. Paul and…

Alumni games pit past against present for St. Paul and…

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Ahead of fall season, Bucks volleyball, Bulldogs soccer compete against the alumni
For Woodburn, Canby girls soccer, 5A represents a fresh…

For Woodburn, Canby girls soccer, 5A represents a fresh…

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Both the Bulldogs and Cougars carry underdog mentality into their respective new homes
Local golfers play to raise money for scholarships

Local golfers play to raise money for scholarships

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The sixth annual MadCap Golf Fling was held Aug. 6 and helped to raise money for local girls' scholarships.
Mid-Valley high school sports schedules and scores: Aug.…

Mid-Valley high school sports schedules and scores: Aug.…

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Check out the schedules and scores for fall sports across the Mid-Valley for the week of Aug. 21-27
Kennedy football camp preps the school for move up to 3A

Kennedy football camp preps the school for move up to 3A

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Under head football coach Joe Panuke, Mount Angel footballers from fifth grade through high school grow up on the gridiron.
Caught Ovgard: Hooking a mini dinosaur

Caught Ovgard: Hooking a mini dinosaur

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Luke Ovgard makes a new acquaintance and catches a shovelnosed sturgeon in aptly named Iowa waters
Caught Ovgard: X marks the spot

Caught Ovgard: X marks the spot

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Luke Ovgard recalls catching leopard grouper, Panamic sergeants and halfbeaks in Mexico.
Rex DeAngelis commits to UCSB baseball

Rex DeAngelis commits to UCSB baseball

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The powerful North Marion hitter announced on Instagram Wednesday that he would play for the Gauchos.
Enrique Sandoval to helm Gervais girls hoops program

Enrique Sandoval to helm Gervais girls hoops program

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Taking over the Cougars' head coaching role is another step in a lifelong basketball journey.
Golfers' special guest day

Golfers' special guest day

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Woodburn Women's Golf Club honors previous president during Guest Day celebration

Kyle Buse signs on as Huskies girls basketball coach

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Kyle Buse signs on as Huskies girls basketball coach
The longtime Gervais girls leader will take over a rebuilding North Marion team that went 3-16 in 2021-22.

Marion Berries ousted from American Legion baseball…

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Marion Berries ousted from American Legion baseball…
The North Marion summer league team went 15-7 from mid-June through July, advancing to third round of single A playoffs

Huskies stay strong over the summer

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Huskies stay strong over the summer
North Marion's Jillian Daley checks in with the school's athletes during the offseason.

Vance: Here's what's ahead for the Northwest Oregon…

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Vance: Here's what's ahead for the Northwest Oregon…
There are wholesale changes to both leagues, especially for football season.

Caught Ovgard: '1776'

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Caught Ovgard: '1776'
Anglers can enjoy the casual freedom of catching the common crappie, columnist Luke Ovgard says.

Champs in St. Paul

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Champs in St. Paul
Montana cowboy matches arena record with saddle bronc riding win; California cowgirl wins barrel racing

Berries baseball begins summer season 6-3

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Berries baseball begins summer season 6-3
The team from North Marion High is getting solid contributions in offseason play from the likes of Reilly, VanVleck

OGA men's and women's clubs raise money for…

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OGA men's and women's clubs raise money for…
Duffers rack up $3,470 in donations to benefit high school boys and girls golfers.

Woodburn Family Learning Center holds mini-golf…

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Woodburn Family Learning Center holds mini-golf…
The day care and child care provider reintroduced itself with nine holes sponsored by local businesses

Caught Ovgard: Shark Contrast

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Caught Ovgard: Shark Contrast
Angler details catching his first shark with Captain Don and becoming hooked.

Caught Ovgard: It's a small world when you're…

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Caught Ovgard: It's a small world when you're…
Columnist adds Bucchich's goby to species list during his trip to Trieste, Italy.

Huskies' de Jesus Lita, Farrens sign with college…

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Huskies' de Jesus Lita, Farrens sign with college…
Edwin de Jesus Lita will compete for Portland Community College, Alex Farrens will compete for Chemeketa

Caught Ovgard: 'Reviving the Klamath'

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Caught Ovgard: 'Reviving the Klamath'
Luke Ovgard advocates for a natural fishery very close to his heart: the Klamath Basin

North Marion softball brings in five all-league…

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North Marion softball brings in five all-league…
The softball team made big improvements from 2021 to 2022 and was recognized after the season

Kennedy baseball and softball stockpile league and…

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Kennedy baseball and softball stockpile league and…
Both teams raked in all-league honors after dominating their special districts; baseball earns all-state honors

St. Paul baseball brings in state and league honors

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St. Paul baseball brings in state and league honors
Warren Rose and Lance Tuck lead the way with second team all-state distinctions; Nowlin earns league Coach of the Year

Amid swath of 2A baseball teams, 1A St. Paul stands…

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Amid swath of 2A baseball teams, 1A St. Paul stands…
The Buckaroos finished the season as the No. 6 ranked team in the state and secured a first-round bye in the playoffs

Kennedy baseball wins title by routing Umpqua…

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Kennedy baseball wins title by routing Umpqua…
The Trojans got title game redemption in 2A/1A finals by beating the team that bested them in the 2019 championship game

Caught Ovgard: The elusive 'Blackfish'

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Caught Ovgard: The elusive 'Blackfish'
Luke Ovgard ponders the filter feeder and prey species found in the Sacramento River Basin

Woodburn's Whiteman, Newberg's Russo earn state…

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Woodburn's Whiteman, Newberg's Russo earn state…
Head coaches recognized at annual OACA banquet after guiding teams to state championships in 2021-22 athletic season

Spring athletic programs rake in All-Academic honors

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Spring athletic programs rake in All-Academic honors
North Marion girls track sports highest GPA across all classifications, Molalla baseball tops 4A teams

Kennedy softball falls to Lakeview 2-0 in state…

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Kennedy softball falls to Lakeview 2-0 in state…
The Trojans mustered just one hit in pitchers' duel between Hopkins and Lakeview's McNeley; Kennedy ends season 19-4.

North Marion goes down swinging in 4-3 loss against…

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North Marion goes down swinging in 4-3 loss against…
Seventh inning rally falls short as Huskies' season comes to a close in the state quarterfinals.

St. Paul falls to Regis 4-1

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St. Paul falls to Regis 4-1
The Bucks fall in the second round of the playoffs to the visiting Rams, end season with string of close defeats

Molalla baseball closes out season

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Molalla baseball closes out season
An 'up and down' season portends some good things in the future as injuries forced young players into the lineup.

Kennedy wins 1-0 in extra innings against…

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Kennedy wins 1-0 in extra innings against…
A big game from junior pitcher Jenna Hopkins helped propel Kennedy softball into the quarterfinals.

Kennedy batters Grant Union/Prairie City 13-0 in…

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Kennedy batters Grant Union/Prairie City 13-0 in…
The Trojans used three separate pitchers to secure the no-hitter in a dominant second-round victory.

North Marion heads to quarterfinals with 5-0 win…

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North Marion heads to quarterfinals with 5-0 win…
In twice-canceled matchup, Huskies finally faced and defeated the Cheesemakers thanks to strong opening innings.

Canby snags two state track titles

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Canby snags two state track titles
Tommy O'Neil, Treyson Wakefield lead stellar track effort for the Cougars, culminating in fourth-place finish

Updated - Girls Track Slideshow: State Meet on May…

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Updated - Girls Track Slideshow: State Meet on May…
Check out this slideshow of the best images from the girls state track and field meet at Hayward Field.

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