Published: 3/5/2013 6:10:29 PM
There will be a new, but familiar face at the helm of the Woodburn High School track and field team for the 2013 season. Craig Christoff replaces former Bulldogs coach Sean Peterson this year, bringing more than 20 years of coaching experience and a rich background with the sport after competing at the high school and collegiate levels.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:12:00 PM
After the end of an up-and-down season for the Woodburn boys basketball team, four members of the Bulldogs were selected to the Mid-Willamette League’s Honorable Mention team.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:16:44 PM
NORTH MARION WRESTLING 2012-13
Key facts: Won the Bill Haggerty Invitational tournament Dec. 15 at Nestucca ... took ninth place out of 17 teams at the Liberty tournament Dec.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:18:14 PM
The 22nd Annual Oregon Latino Basketball Tournament will be at Gervais High School this spring break, featuring multiple divisions of 5-on-5 competition for men and women Latino players.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:22:46 PM
The North Marion seventh-grade girls basketball team took first place at the Seaside Basketball Tournament after going undefeated over the weekend of Feb.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:29:27 PM
BAKER CITY – Although it didn’t come in the 1A state championship game as hoped, St. Paul could not have dreamed up a more dramatic finish to their 2012-13 campaign.
Published: 3/12/2013 3:42:13 PM
ST. PAUL – Julio Vela runs out to third base and demonstrates to a group of St. Paul infielders how to quickly gather a ground ball and launch it to first in time to beat the runner.
Published: 3/12/2013 3:46:13 PM
GERVAIS – The last time the Gervais softball team won more than nine games was in 2006 when the Lady Cats were a 2A team playing an independent schedule.
Published: 3/12/2013 3:47:37 PM
WOODBURN – The boys tennis program at Woodburn High School couldn’t have had a worse year in 2012. The team went through the entire year without winning a league match, a first for Coach Tom Lonergan in his 24 years with the Bulldogs.
Published: 3/12/2013 3:48:42 PM
NORTH MARION BASEBALL 2013
Coach: Randy Brack
Last year: 10-14 (7-8 in the Tri-Valley Conference); lost to Scappoose in the Class 4A play-in round
Key players: Kyle Williamson, Wyatt Moore, Brock Breshears
Key losses: Danny Robles, Brandan Hopper, Brandon Royal, Zach Williamson, Spencer Beachy
Outlook: A team that lost its two most efficient hitters — Zach Williamson and Brandan Hopper — to graduation will try to improve on last year’s fifth-place finish in the league standings.
Published: 3/12/2013 4:00:27 PM
NORTH MARION – In the five years under Coach Lucinda Carroll, the North Marion boys tennis team transformed from a doormat struggling to field enough players to a thriving program bristling with talent.
Published: 3/12/2013 4:39:58 PM
MOUNT ANGEL – It will be hard for Kennedy High School’s girls track and field team to improve upon last year, when they sent five athletes to the 2A State Championships where they placed third overall out of 34 teams.
Published: 3/12/2013 4:45:54 PM
GERVAIS – There are several ways to look at an inexperienced team at the high school level. Some accept a young team as a rebuilding project whose experiences won’t pay off for several years.
Published: 3/19/2013 1:39:54 PM
MOUNT ANGEL —Among the many duties of a coach, deciding on how to distribute playing time can be one of the most difficult decisions. A coach who balances playing time to be successful while developing talent on the bench can significantly help build a thriving team atmosphere.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:03:55 AM
GERVAIS – Fresh faces and a few familiar athletes are sharing the track at Gervais High School this season. The Cougars return this season under second-year head coach Gabe Hobart looking to build upon the successes at last year’s district championship.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:07:55 AM
The spring baseball season may have only begun last week, but North Marion coach Randy Brack was pleased to see his Huskies come out in mid-season form in their 2-1 win in eight innings to open the year against Wilsonville High School on March 13.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:15:12 AM
MOUNT ANGEL — “Rebuilding” is somewhat of a cursed word in the athletic community. It signifies a team is preparing to start from scratch after jettisoning a lot of talent, and it’s something that all teams eventually must accept.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:19:26 AM
When Woodburn softball coach Carl Kordenat took over the program in 2012, he wanted to give the team a fresh start. The team hadn’t won more than one game in a season since 2007, but that was irrelevant.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:20:23 AM
AURORA — For Katie Zwicker, the court seems considerably bigger this year.
A senior member of the North Marion girls tennis team, Zwicker will contend as the No.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:22:01 AM
The Boones Ferry Bombers, the semipro baseball team from the Northwest Independent League that plays its games at North Marion High School, will be holding a hitting camp for community youth, ages 7-14, on March 30, from 12 to 2 p.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:25:33 AM
AURORA — The North Marion softball team opened the 2013 season with a 12-2 loss in six innings to the hosting Central Panthers on March 14, and third-year head coach Neil Forste suspects it may be a good thing in the long run.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:28:16 AM
MOUNT ANGEL —Kennedy High School’s new golf coach Jason Schloss has no false modesty when talking about the Trojans’ chances at the 2013 3A/2A/1A State Championship.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:30:10 AM
3/11 W 3-2 vs. Jefferson
3/15 L 4-5 at Seaside
3/15 L 1-18 at Astoria (at Seaside)
3/16 L 5-12 at Banks (at Seaside)
3/11 W 15-14 vs.
Published: 3/20/2013 9:33:04 AM
This year’s Woodburn girls varsity tennis team can be seen as a glass half full or a glass half empty.
But to coach Steve Curtis, there’s no debate — this team is experienced and ready to play competitively within the Tri-Valley Conference.
Published: 3/25/2013 6:21:21 PM
What started out as a fundraising gag on Facebook has quickly spiraled into a movement that could change the face of the North Marion High School’s sports programs for years to come.
Published: 3/26/2013 2:49:30 PM
It may have taken eight days to get the job done, but the St. Paul baseball team recorded its first win of the 2013 season after they beat the Lowell Red Devils 9-8 at Lowell High School on March 19.
Published: 3/26/2013 2:55:39 PM
The Gervais baseball team may still be looking for its first win of the 2013 season, but coach Lindsay McCargar sees promise in his team’s first five games of the season.
Published: 3/26/2013 3:08:19 PM
With just more than two weeks into the spring softball season, the Gervais Lady Cats have learned a lot through their first five games.
Although the team has yet to win a game, coach Kyle Buse has been impressed with his team’s growth at the plate, which has kept his team competitive in most of their outings.
Published: 3/26/2013 3:10:46 PM
Hannah Waite started her season by winning the girls 300-meter hurdles race March 21
in McMinnville, one of the North Marion track and field team’s seven top-five
finishes at the 11-team Grizzly Bear Open.
Published: 3/26/2013 3:16:14 PM
While some schools have yet to compete in track and field this season, the Kennedy track program already has two meets under its belt. The Trojans opened the season with a home meet against Jefferson on March 13 and followed with a trip to Stayton on March 21 to take part in the Regis Coed Relays.