Rapid Reaction: Wart-less Warriors Hold Off Western, Could Be 3A Front-Runners

Rapid Reaction: Wart-less Warriors Hold Off Western, Could Be 3A Front-Runners

Back in the day, Amity, Dayton, and Western Christian (Western Mennonite at that time) had a “tobacco road”-style triangular rivalry in the old West Valley League. Seeing these teams duke it out in a non-jamboree setting for the first time in a long time should be the headline, but there is much, much more to […]

Rapid Reaction: Marist Beats Cascade, but Questions Loom.

Rapid Reaction: Marist Beats Cascade, but Questions Loom.

First, we need to revise our final score tweet. Marist, or at least this version of Marist, did not look the part. Coming into the year, we said if Marist ran the table they would stand alone as the default champion of 4A football. However, this Marist team isn’t what we expected. The Marist we […]

4A Football Preview

4A Football Preview

2020 would’ve produced one of the best title chases in recent memory, but we’ll have to take what we can get. What do we get? We have a criss-crossing of the state by the apparent powers that *could* end up giving us a de facto champion. Here’s what we see: Sky-Em League/SD4 Why start with […]

2A Football Preview

2A Football Preview

This preview is going to be different than the others for one simple reason: 2A football is an abject mess. The predictability of 2A is nearly zero outside a handful of teams. We’re going to talk about our top-ten exclusively simply because they’re the brightest stars in a sky of confusion and uncertainty. Honorable Mention […]

3A Football Preview

3A Football Preview

A returning king, a rising prince, and a couple redemption stories: 3A has all the antagonists, conflicts, and storylines to fill a best-selling novel, but in just one month we’ll have to settle for a short story. Here’s what we see: SD1 North There are two questions in this league: What does Rainier look like […]

Opinion: OSAA Exec. Board Meets, Asks for Patience, but Receives None.

Opinion: OSAA Exec. Board Meets, Asks for Patience, but Receives None.

Groundhog Day came for Oregon high school sports, and the verdict was nine more days of waiting. No, football isn’t dead, but it’s very much on life-support. The OSAA executive board today made it incredibly clear they’re waiting for the clock to officially hit triple zeros before calling the game over. This is admirable and […]

Boys Basketball Preview: Northwest Corner

Boys Basketball Preview: Northwest Corner

Cowapa League For the first time in the better part of a decade, the road to the 4A title no longer runs through the Cowapa. No longer is the preeminent team, or ‘teams’ as has been the case for the better part of the last decade, part of the Cowapa. The center of the 4A […]

Boys Basketball Preview: North Valley

Boys Basketball Preview: North Valley

Tri-Valley Conference One senior-heavy team exits, one senior-heavy team enters. There’s some certainty of who will end up at the top of the TVC, but below that it could get tricky. Here’s what we have: Gladstone is going to be a trendy pick to win it all and for good reason. Jeremy DeVoe, Jude Ashpole, […]

Boys Basketball Preview: South Valley

Boys Basketball Preview: South Valley

Oregon West Conference –  Those that have been with us since the start would know last season we sort of got addicted to covering the OWC. This was not necessarily because of the talent or the coaching, though both are abundant in this conference, but because every single game held the weight of a play-in […]

Girls Basketball Preview: South Valley

Girls Basketball Preview: South Valley

Oregon West Conference Philomath Warriors 2019-2020 Record: 24-1 2019-2020 League Finish: 1st 2019-2020 Final Rank: #1 Only a global pandemic kept the Philomath Warriors from winning the state title last season. Player of the Year Sage Kramer and Coach of the Year Ben Silva were 23-0 against 4A opponents last season and will return to […]

Girls Basketball Preview: South Coast

Girls Basketball Preview: South Coast

Sky Em League  Cottage Grove Lions 2019-2020 Record: 19-6 2019-2020 League Finish: 1st 2019-2020 Playoff Seed: #8 Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, Cottage Grove was getting ready to face off with likely champion Philomath in the state quarterfinals. Sporting a 17-5 record against 4A opponents, Cottage Grove had their best season since they won the […]