Fall Sports Preview: 6A Portland Interscholastic League

Each week, I will be previewing the soccer, cross country, and volleyball programs in each conference from every classification before fall sports are scheduled to start at the end of August, with a goal of getting through all of them before the start of the season. Today, I start with the Portland Interscholastic League in … Continue reading Fall Sports Preview: 6A Portland Interscholastic League

After Conquering OES, Catlin Gabel Goes For Back To Back Championships in 2020

Last season was a breaking chains moment and overcoming a massive hurdle that has dogged Catlin Gabel for years.....beating Oregon Episcopal School in the state championship game. For four years, OES had Catlin Gabel's number in the state title game, always finding ways to keep the Eagles from breaking through and taking home the gold … Continue reading After Conquering OES, Catlin Gabel Goes For Back To Back Championships in 2020

A Huge Fourth Inning Plows Oregon Thunder Sahlfeld/Eastman 18U To The Stars Bracket Championship Over FP Fire 16U

West Salem -- As Oregon Thunder's Alivia Eastman put it, "We came out and got punched in the mouth to start the game. The Thunder's path to the Stars Bracket Championship wasn't the smoothest in the title game, especially when your opponent comes out with an inside-the-park home run and another dinger on back to … Continue reading A Huge Fourth Inning Plows Oregon Thunder Sahlfeld/Eastman 18U To The Stars Bracket Championship Over FP Fire 16U

Rage On: Tigers Rage 14U Take Down Lady Dragons 14U And Nighthawks 14U To Win The 14U Gold Division Title

Newberg -- Entering Sunday's semifinal, Tiger Rage 14U allowed only one run in their 5-1 and 21-0 wins in pool play, showing flashes of strength entering their showdown with the Dallas Lady Dragons, who fought hard with Hub City and blew out NW Mayhem. Tiger Rage drew first blood against Dallas, scoring on a dropped … Continue reading Rage On: Tigers Rage 14U Take Down Lady Dragons 14U And Nighthawks 14U To Win The 14U Gold Division Title

Stiff Defense, Balanced Scoring, Hot Shooting Lead Newberg Past Franklin 65-54

Photo: Eric Watkins Newberg -- The Newberg Tigers entered Monday evening craving a winning streak and consistency, as the Tigers had won three games entering the game but had failed to put together a winning streak thus far. Coming off their win over Bend on December 21st, Newberg had nine days to prepare for Franklin, … Continue reading Stiff Defense, Balanced Scoring, Hot Shooting Lead Newberg Past Franklin 65-54

St. Mary Pulls Away From West Albany 57-43, Advance In The Nike Interstate Shootout

Photo: Eric Watkins Lake Oswego -- Runner-ups to Inglewood (WA) in last year's Nike Interstate Shootout, the St. Mary's Academy Blues entered their opening match with West Albany looking for a bounce back victory after falling to West Salem 46-38 last Friday, taking their first loss after a 3-0 start. West Albany came in looking … Continue reading St. Mary Pulls Away From West Albany 57-43, Advance In The Nike Interstate Shootout

Lebanon Takes Down Century 40-25 Behind A Strong Defensive First Half

Photo: Eric Watkins Hillsboro -- Lebanon entered Thursday's Century/Hillsboro Tournament sporting a 3-1 record, coming off a Mid-Willamette Conference opener victory over Corvallis on December 17th. Century enters the tournament with a 3-3 record, with a win over Lake Oswego coming from their last match on Friday. The Jaguars struggled offensively in the first half, … Continue reading Lebanon Takes Down Century 40-25 Behind A Strong Defensive First Half

Oregon City Torches Evergreen 70-42 En Route To Their Lakeside Tournament Championship

Photo: Eric Watkins Lake Oswego -- For the Oregon City Pioneers, this weekend has served as a massive momentum booster for their program. Coming into the weekend with three losses to South Salem, Lincoln, and Westview, the Pios needed a statement victory to prove themselves. After knocking off Beaverton and Tualatin, Oregon City looked to … Continue reading Oregon City Torches Evergreen 70-42 En Route To Their Lakeside Tournament Championship

Beaverton Holds Off North Medford 55-52 To Capture The Lakeside Tournament Consolation Title

Photo: Eric Watkins Lake Oswego -- Entering Sunday's matchup, both Beaverton and North Medford were searching for an impactful win after falling in their respective first round matches at the Lakeside Tournament at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego. Beaverton fell to eventual tournament champion Oregon City 38-32, while North Medford lost to eventual tournament … Continue reading Beaverton Holds Off North Medford 55-52 To Capture The Lakeside Tournament Consolation Title

Newberg Wins The Newberg Tournament, Remain Undefeated After Rolling Sunset 53-21

Photo: Eric Watkins Newberg -- In a season full of tight contests thus far, the Newberg Tigers entered the Newberg Tournament looking to get away from the close games and separate themselves from opponents, especially with a test against Canby upcoming next week. As for the Apollos, they started 0-2 and looked to gain confidence … Continue reading Newberg Wins The Newberg Tournament, Remain Undefeated After Rolling Sunset 53-21