Start Of A Dynasty? Woodburn Girls Soccer Wins Their First State Championship 1-0 Over Marist

Hillsboro -- The story tale ending is complete, but could this be the start of a long book of success for Woodburn girls soccer? The Bulldogs faced a preseason overhaul courtesy of massive roster turnover from last season, featuring them getting torched by rival North Marion 7-0 to start this season. However, as players became … Continue reading Start Of A Dynasty? Woodburn Girls Soccer Wins Their First State Championship 1-0 Over Marist

Back To Back: Cornered Crescent Valley Wins Two Straight Titles With A PK Victory Over Wilsonville

Hillsboro -- Crescent Valley found themselves in a very unusual situation in Saturday's state championship: Being cornered and outplayed in every faucet of the game. Wilsonville entered Saturday the underdogs, but they sent a forceful message by controlling the entire state championship, up until the time when they could no longer control their opponent....penalty kicks. … Continue reading Back To Back: Cornered Crescent Valley Wins Two Straight Titles With A PK Victory Over Wilsonville

STATE FINALISTS: Woodburn Girls Soccer Advances To The State Finals For The First Time In Program History

Woodburn -- The energy was high, the atmosphere electric, bragging rights on the line, only a rival stands between you and a crack at the state championship. For Woodburn, they might have been playing on their own field, but it felt more like a road game for the Bulldogs. North Marion packed the house as … Continue reading STATE FINALISTS: Woodburn Girls Soccer Advances To The State Finals For The First Time In Program History

From Preseason Overhaul To The State Semifinals: Woodburn Meets A Familiar Rival In The Biggest Match Of Their Rivalry History

Woodburn -- Talking to Head Coach Andrea Whiteman before their biggest practice of the season, Coach Whiteman seemed to look puzzled and wanting an explanation when I told her that I was surprised Woodburn made it to the state semifinals. She granted me mercy when I explained I hadn't seen them play since the summer, … Continue reading From Preseason Overhaul To The State Semifinals: Woodburn Meets A Familiar Rival In The Biggest Match Of Their Rivalry History

Tested Lady Titans Ride On The Backs Of Knoll, Alexander, And McDougal To Clinch A Spot In The Semifinals

Sherwood -- Facing a rematch with the Bowmen, West Salem entered Saturday night hungry to advance to the state semifinals, but they would need to maneuver around a talented Bowmen squad with a strong defense that tested the Lady Titans offensive powerhouse in every way possible. However, backed by experienced goalkeeper Abby Knoll and with … Continue reading Tested Lady Titans Ride On The Backs Of Knoll, Alexander, And McDougal To Clinch A Spot In The Semifinals

Churchill Seizes Offensive Control, Push Their Way Into The State Semifinals 3-1 Against Corvallis

Corvallis -- In Saturday's state quarterfinal matchup between the Churchill Lancers and Corvallis Spartans, the Lancers entered looking to continue their push to back to back state championship appearances. However, they would have to maneuver past a stiff Spartans defense to accomplish it, and their offensive control provided them enough opportunities to overcome the challenge … Continue reading Churchill Seizes Offensive Control, Push Their Way Into The State Semifinals 3-1 Against Corvallis

Fog Bowl 2019: West Salem Punches A Trip To The State Quarterfinals After A Fog Bowl Shutout

West Salem -- Weather can play a factor into any outside sporting event whether it be rain, snow, hail, sleet, rain/snow mix, etc., but Tuesday night presented a new type of weather challenge that many fans, media, and players have never experienced.....fog. We aren't talked like a nice dim fog during a beautiful sunrise, were … Continue reading Fog Bowl 2019: West Salem Punches A Trip To The State Quarterfinals After A Fog Bowl Shutout

Paige Alexander’s Record Shattering Hat Trick Drives A West Salem 4-0 Shutout Of Tigard, Lady Titans Advance To Play Wilson On Tuesday

West Salem -- Paige Alexander is playing her only season for the West Salem Lady Titans, but she is leaving a massive impact on the field, off the field, and even the record books. She has had a historical season for West Salem, and on Saturday afternoon she etched her name as the queen of … Continue reading Paige Alexander’s Record Shattering Hat Trick Drives A West Salem 4-0 Shutout Of Tigard, Lady Titans Advance To Play Wilson On Tuesday

Salem Academy Makes Quick Work Of Willamina, Clinch A State Quarterfinal Appearance For The Third Year In A Row

Salem -- The Salem Academy Crusaders entered Saturday on fire, having gone undefeated since losing to #1 Santiam Christian 3-2 in a tournament on October 12th. They were looking to make it back to the state tournament for a third straight year, where they had been tripped up against Vale and Blanchet Catholic, but went … Continue reading Salem Academy Makes Quick Work Of Willamina, Clinch A State Quarterfinal Appearance For The Third Year In A Row

CANBY CHAOS: The Cougars Secure Their First State Tournament Appearance Since 2009 With The Upset Of Sprague

Salem -- Chaos is the only word to describe the Canby Cougars and their community, just absolute chaos. The community has endured through years of being down in the dumps, and were delivered the blow of one of their own student-athletes fighting a cancer battle. Regardless, the Cougars gained attention and momentum this year with … Continue reading CANBY CHAOS: The Cougars Secure Their First State Tournament Appearance Since 2009 With The Upset Of Sprague