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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boys Basketball Preview: South Coast

Boys Basketball Preview: South Coast

Sky Em League – It’s no contest: the Sky Em is by far the most talented in all of 4A and is likely the deepest from top to bottom in all of 2A-4A. The depth of coaching, talent, and historical trend lines point to possibly four of the six teams finding themselves in the playoffs,. […]

Girls Basketball Preview: Far South

Girls Basketball Preview: Far South

Skyline Conference  Hidden Valley Mustangs  2019-2020 Record: 23-2 2019-2020 League Finish: 1st 2019-2020 Final Rank: #3 Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Hidden Valley was destined to make some noise in Forest Grove. Going 23-2 with their only in-state loss to #1 Philomath, this Mustang side was hoping to get revenge against Philomath in the State […]

Boys Basketball Preview: Far South

Boys Basketball Preview: Far South

Skyline Conference The Skyline has potential to be the most competitive conference top to bottom in all of 4A. After Klamath Union, who is widely seen as the frontrunner for the league crown and a potential state championship contender, it gets very messy. There are arguments to be had for multiple candidates for that second […]