Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Nikita Kalugin's wrestling career was in doubt when he dislocated his elbow in January. After six...

Trojans advance to state playoffs

Trojans advance to state playoffs

No. 2 Kennedy falls to No. 1 Pioneers in league finals, will host Gold Beach Saturday It was a...

Cougars eliminated in heartbreaker

Cougars eliminated in heartbreaker

Gervais rallies from big deficit against Colton before falling on a 3-pointer in the final...

Blazers remember Jerome Kersey

Blazers remember Jerome Kersey

Portland basketball legend died unexpectedly of a blood clot in his lung on Feb. 18 at the age of...

Huskies send nine to state

Huskies send nine to state

145-pound champion Lane Stigall helps lead North Marion wrestling team to third place at...

Trojans trump Regis

Trojans trump Regis

The Kennedy girls basketball team erased nearly a decade-long losing streak to the Regis Rams...

Cougars split final two games

Cougars split final two games

Kylor Kelley breaks 29-year-old Gervais record for blocked shots in a season The Gervais boys...

Healthy Huskies

Healthy Huskies

Wrestling team recovers from injury bug just before regional tournament Don’t look now, but...

Bucks clinch league playoff berth

Bucks clinch league playoff berth

Despite daunting schedule, the Buckaroos hope to finish strong and pick up a second upset over...

Huskies get hot

Huskies get hot

North Marion girls turn a corner heading into league The North Marion girls basketball team knew...

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Photo Credit: JO WHEAT - North Marion senior Kerry Cook.
February 25, 2015

Huskies split games, fighting for second place

by Phil Hawkins
Kerry Cook (right) and the North Marion boys basketball team split a pair of games last week, losing 57-48 to Stayton on Feb. 17, followed by a 63-48 win over visiting Newport Friday night. The…
February 25, 2015

North Marion girls defeat Newport

by Phil Hawkins
The North Marion girls got revenge on an earlier loss in the season, beating the visiting Newport Cubs 59-43 in the final home game of the season for the Huskies. After trailing 31-27 heading…
February 24, 2015

North Marion swimmers finish season without representatives at…

by Phil Hawkins
Special District 3 Swim Championships Feb. 13-14 at South Albany High School GIRLS 1. Sweet Home 304 2. Salem Academy 215 3. Philomath 167 4. Sisters 166 5. Stayton 112 6. Blanchet 87 7. Cascade…
Woodburn's Carlos Velasco placed third in the 120-pound bracket of the Special District 2 Tournament on Saturday at Silverton High School, punching his ticket to the OSAA State Wrestling Championships for the second consecutive year. He will be joined in Portland by teammate Joel Martinez, who placed fourth in the 113-pound bracket.
February 18, 2015

Woodburn's Velasco, Martinez qualify for state tournament

by Phil Hawkins
Team scores: 1. Dallas 455.5 2. Lebanon 299.0 3. Silverton 296.5 4. South Albany 245.0 5. Central 218.5 6. Woodburn 154.0 7. Corvallis 126.0 8. Crescent Valley 112 Carlos Velasco (120): Third…
Kennedy junior Jacob Lopez was a beast under the basket against Regis, pulling down 11 rebounds - eight on the offensive end - to help the Trojans upset the No. 5 Rams on Friday.
February 18, 2015

Trojans upset Regis in league finale

by Phil Hawkins
The Kennedy boys basketball team handed No. 5 Regis its only its only conference loss of the season Friday night in a come-from behind 64-62 win. The Trojans (17-8, 8-6 Tri-River) rallied back…
February 18, 2015

Gervais girls finish season with losses to Colton, Chemawa

by Phil Hawkins
Sophomore Andrea Villegas leads Cougars in season finale with season-high 17 points against Vikings The Gervais girls basketball team took a pair of losses last week at Chemawa and against…
Photo Credit: SETH GORDON - Kennedy's Kenzie Ratliff (left) and Lakin Susee (right) move in to deny a shot by St. Paul's Cameron Stone in the Trojans 61-24 victory over the Buckaroos Feb. 4
February 11, 2015

Trojans playing at high level

by Phil Hawkins
The Kennedy girls basketball team may be playing their best basketball of the season, but co-head coach Peter Hall still thinks there is room for improvement. “I think there’s a lot more room,”…
February 11, 2015

Woodburn wrestlers top Corvallis, finish 15th at Clackamas

by Phil Hawkins
Bill Geister Invitational Feb. 7 at Clackamas High School 1. David Douglas - 266.0 2. McMinnville - 223.0 3. Century - 179.5 4. Sunset - 158.5 5. Glencoe - 153.5 6. Southridge - 133.5 7.…
February 11, 2015

Kennedy boys stop losing skid

by Phil Hawkins
The Kennedy Trojans rebounded from their worst stretch of play this season, winning three straight games last week to climb back into the conference playoff picture. The Trojans (15-8, 6-6…
February 11, 2015

Woodburn boys' upset over Central increases Bulldogs' playoff…

by Phil Hawkins
The Woodburn boys basketball team picked up its biggest victory of the season on Feb. 6, traveling to Independence to beat the former league-leading Central Panthers 44-38. The Bulldogs and…

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Feb 11, 2015

Cougar boys slide back in PacWest

by Phil Hawkins
Back-to-back losses to top-10 teams puts Gervais in a tough position to finish among the top three heading into the conference tournament The Gervais boys basketball team took a step back in the…
Feb 11, 2015

Gervais girls basketball team falls to Salem-area schools

by Phil Hawkins
The Gervais girls nearly pulled out a victory against Blanchet Catholic, falling 50-43 at home on Feb. 3 before losing by 40 to one of the best teams in the state Saturday night. The Cougars…
Photo Credit: JO WHEAT - North Marion 126-pounder Casey Roberts went 4-1 at Hood River Valley on Saturday, winning three matches by decision and one via 33-second pinfall to earn third place in his bracket.
Feb 04, 2015

Huskies place five at Hood River Tournament

by Phil Hawkins
Shorthanded North Marion team finishes 12th with just nine wrestlers in competition The North Marion wrestling team sent three wrestlers to the championship semifinals of the Hood River Elks…
Feb 04, 2015

Woodburn wrestlers place nine at Putnam

by Phil Hawkins
The Woodburn wrestling team finished the week with one of its most impressive tournament outings of the season. The Bulldogs traveled to Milwaukie for the Joe Stewart Invitational at Rex Putnam…
Feb 04, 2015

Bulldog wrestlers surrender big lead against Central

by Phil Hawkins
Four matches into the Woodburn wrestling team’s dual against Mid-Willamette Conference newcomer Central High School, and it looked as if the Bulldogs were in prime position for a big win on Jan.…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion senior Marivi Rodriguez defends the post against Stayton's Tess Hendricks on Jan. 27.
Feb 04, 2015

Huskies falter against Stayton, Newport

by Corey Buchanan
A pair of Oregon West Conference foes handed the North Marion girls basketball team (6-12, 1-3) two single-digit losses last week. On Jan. 27, Stayton’s girls (13-3, 3-1) defeated the Huskies…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais juniors Kopy Zharkoff (above) and Jose Esquivel (below) shot the lights out in a pair of victories last week. Zharkoff hit 5-of-7 3-pointers in the Cougars seven-point victory over Scio on Friday, leading the team with a game-high 20 points.
Feb 04, 2015

Gervais stays in the playoff hunt

by Phil Hawkins
Cougar boys basketball team wins back-to-back games to forge a tie for third place in league The PacWest Conference is shaping up to be a four-team race in boys basketball, and the Gervais…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion senior Josh Umbenhower dials in the defense at home against Stayton Jan. 27.
Feb 04, 2015

Huskies stumble, rebound at Newport

by Phil Hawkins
The Huskies were in a dangerous place going into Friday night’s game against the Newport Cubs. Despite being ranked in the top 10 of the OSAA polls, the North Marion boys basketball team had…
Photo Credit: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais junior Ricardo Flores was one of two Cougar wrestlers to finish in second at Saturdays' annual Cougar Classic wrestling tournament.
Jan 28, 2015

Gervais wrestlers place 10th at Cougar Classic

by Phil Hawkins
Juniors Darren DeLeon, Ricardo Flores advance to bracket finals The Gervais wrestling team placed 10th out of 15 teams at Saturday’s annual Cougar Classic wrestling tournament on the backs of…
Photo Credit: JO WHEAT - North Marion's Tyler Saucedo.
Jan 28, 2015

Huskies take to the mat at Reser Tournament

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion places nine wrestlers on tournament's all-academic team The North Marion wrestling team braved illness and injury over the weekend at the Reser’s Tournament of Champions at Liberty…




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