4A Football Preview

4A Football Preview

What did you miss most about a ‘normal’ football season? A full playoff? Non-sub-50-degree kickoffs in week two? For us, it was the crisp sunset of an early September evening giving way to the overhead lights of a freshly-prepared football field; it’s the scenery that goes into and the product that comes out of those […]

3A Football Preview

3A Football Preview

What did you miss most about a ‘normal’ football season? A full playoff? Non-sub-50-degree kickoffs in week two? For us, it was the crisp sunset of an early September evening giving way to the overhead lights of a freshly-prepared football field. The scenery that goes into, and the product that ultimately comes out of those […]

2A Football Preview

2A Football Preview

What did you miss most about a ‘normal’ football season? A full playoff? Non-sub-50-degree kickoffs in week two? For us, it was the crisp sunset of an early September evening giving way to the overhead lights of a freshly-prepared football field. The scenery that goes into, and the product that ultimately comes out of those […]

Rapid Reaction: East Rolls West, Peiffer Puts On a Beatdown

Rapid Reaction: East Rolls West, Peiffer Puts On a Beatdown

The East rolled, and it was never in question. Here’s the breakdown: Sweet Jesus, Sebastian Peiffer. Way to go out, young man. A one-man wrecking ball in the middle, he breathed life into an East offense that was off to a sluggish start in the first half. The persona of the Gladstone community and football […]

2021 East-West Shrine Game Preview

2021 East-West Shrine Game Preview

Finally, it’s Shrine time. It’s East vs. West, all for the Shriners Hospital. It’s Mazama vs. Marist, Heppner vs. Kennedy, Cascade Christian and Santiam Christian vs. Amity and Rainier. A conglomeration of all the most high profile matchups the last four years culminating in this one charity event. Each year, the Shrine game takes shape […]

Hits and Misses: Looking Back on Our Boys Basketball Previews

Hits and Misses: Looking Back on Our Boys Basketball Previews

Our process for projecting how things will shake out in various sports is complex and varies by season and year, and it is ultimately scrutinized internally and refined to produce better results next time around. This process churns out, on balance, more accurate predictions than faulty ones. Usually, we keep this hand wringing in-house, but […]

Hits and Misses: Looking Back on Our Football Previews

Hits and Misses: Looking Back on Our Football Previews

Our process for projecting how things will shake out in various sports is complex and varies by season and year, and it is ultimately scrutinized internally and refined to produce better results next time around. This process churns out, on balance, more accurate predictions than faulty ones. Usually, we keep this hand wringing in-house, but […]

Coos Bay Cliff-Notes: Day Two

Coos Bay Cliff-Notes: Day Two

We were focused entirely on the games at Marshfield High School today, so we were too short-handed to cover both gyms.  Hidden Valley 44 Philomath 39 Valley Catholic threw a lot at Philomath: speed, pressure, quickness, and perimeter shooting. There was one thing they couldn’t do, however, and it cost them in the semis: they […]

Coos Bay Championship and 3rd Place Game Previews and Predictions

Coos Bay Championship and 3rd Place Game Previews and Predictions

Cascade Christian vs. Yamhill-Carlton: This all revolves around one thing: how well can the Challengers play defense? Keeping the Seely-Roberts twins under 45 combined points seems to be the tipping point between competing with the Tigers and watching them run it up on you. Can Cascade Christian hold their own against Moroni and Malachi Seely-Roberts […]

Coos Bay Cliff-Notes: Day One

Coos Bay Cliff-Notes: Day One

Girls Clatskanie 73 Nyssa 43 Nyssa came out with a lot of energy, and was fueled by their larger fan turnout than Clatskanie. However, the initial burst was limited, and in the end the defending champs pulled away. Clatskanie was bolstered by a career night from Shelby Blodgett, as the senior notched 36 points and […]

Boys Coos Bay Final-4 Preview and Predictions

Boys Coos Bay Final-4 Preview and Predictions

Banks vs. Cascade One matchup impacts this game more than the rest: Dom Ball versus Tyler Exline. In the battle of these two bigs, fighting in the paint will go a long way in determining who plays in the state title game. The perimeter players of both teams will play with tons of energy on […]

Boys Quarterfinal/Sweet-16 Preview and Predictions

Boys Quarterfinal/Sweet-16 Preview and Predictions

Banks vs. La Grande: This could get ugly. The Braves come into this one undefeated and, by virtue of COVID, still technically defending state champions. La Grande, as much as they have outperformed their contemporaries in the east, may be way too outmatched. It wouldn’t be surprising to see this one end up with a […]

Opinion: PacWest in Three-Way Tie, Should Knock De La Salle Out of Elite-8

Opinion: PacWest in Three-Way Tie, Should Knock De La Salle Out of Elite-8

The debate should be settled with Amity’s win over Dayton 52-45, but, sadly, the angling will only ramp up from here. As a group which has seen every team in the at-large bid chase multiple times both in person and on NFHS, has talked to multiple coaches, players, and media members both inside and outside […]