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 […]

The New OSAA Schedule is Out, What Does it Mean? (Part Two)

The New OSAA Schedule is Out, What Does it Mean? (Part Two)

The Bowl style ending to football, problem number one to the OSAA’s new schedule, was a salad. Potential problem number two is the (potential) meat and potatoes.  2 – Complete chaos from September to December (season one in the OSAA’s new schedule). This paragraph of the OSAA’s media release is one that might get brushed […]

Oregon 3A Girls Basketball Playoff Preview

#1 Clatskanie vs #16 De La Salle North Catholic  Clatskanie is the top team again in 2020 led by player or the year Shelby Blodgett and 1st team all League Olivia Sprague. This team is a lot more than those two as they have 2-3 other key players in Cloee McLeod, Alexis Smith and Kaity […]

Oregon 3a Boys Basketball Playoff Preview

#1 De La Salle v #16 Yamhill-Carlton ‘The new vs the old’ The De La Salle Knights. 2 time defending state champions, 4 straight championship game appearances, returning state player of the year George Sadi and coach of the year James Broadus II. An 18-6 regular season record, but only two losses to 3A opponents […]

Clatskanie Wins OT Thriller Thanks to Kaity Sizemore’s Career Night

SALEM– The Clatskanie Lady Tigers were challenged early but battled back to beat the 2nd-ranked Sutherlin Bulldogs 69-65 in overtime on Monday Night. Trailing by as many as 13 points, a career night from Kaity Sizemore, who scored a team-high 21 points, sparked a lot of momentum into the Lady Tigers. Taking part in the […]

Crusader New Years Invitational Preview Boys and Girls Brackets

Crusaders New Years Invitational Girls Green Bracket This bracket has a few decent teams but we believe the best two teams in this bracket will be on opposite sides as Burns is a Top 4 3A basketball team and Salem Academy probably has the best chance to be second best out of all the other […]

Not so Rapid, Rapid Reaction: Dayton has a new look, SC without an identity

Dayton v SC (Day two, Dayton Tournament) This clash of 3A heavy weights played a familiar tune for one team, gave a new face to another. Here are some takeaways: Dayton was clearly the better team, and is no worse than the 3rd best overall team in the state.  This Dayton team, however, is different […]

Oregon 3a Football Top Teams

Oregon 3a Football is entering week 8 already. This season has just flown by and we are very excited for the Playoffs.  In this post we will discuss who we think is the top tier teams and why.  Here is our criteria of how we classify our tiers. 1st Tier: Semifinal team or Championship Game. […]

Hidden Valley and Brookings-Harbor Football Previews

Hidden Valley Key Losses- Spencer Simons WR/DB, Parker Wright WR/DB Summit Black-Lazo WR/DB,Glenn  Rossi RB/LB, Clancy Allen OL/DL,Dustin Brown OL/DL, Bryan Cox WR/DB. Key Returners- Elias English WR/DB, Sam Vidlak QB, Max Wallace OL/DL, Alex Abott OL/DL, Nathan Bragg OL/DL, Julien Aguilar WR/DB,Tanner Noble RB/LB,Jacob Tanner RB/DB, Victor Bettencourt OL/DL. Trey Bixler WR/DB. YC, Brookings, […]

Cascade Christian and St Mary’s Football Previews

Cascade Christian Key Losses-Cole Ferguson DL/OL, Cody Miller OL/DL,Logan Flenner OL/DL,Spencer Weeks LB/OL,Ethan Hoffman K,Luke Smith LB/RB, Ian Fralich DB/WR, John Fralich DB/WR. Key Returners- Kiegan Schaan QB/DB, Christian Fralich WR/DB, Gabe Pierson LB/OL, Grant Couzens DL/OL,Jacob Copley DL/OL,Cade Sample  LB/TE,Elijah Smith LB/RB. In 2018 Cascade Christian was a dominant force on the offensive end, […]

La Pine and Siuslaw Football Previews

La Pine  Key losses- Jose Guillen, Tim Fox,Ashten Kenline,Josiah Jenkins,Ethan Bogart. Key returners-Adam Plant,Austin Mckittrick,Aaron Neuroth, Dylan Westbrook,Daniel Underwood,Mats Aaboen,Canon Valentine. In 2018 La Pine fought the injury bug the whole season. The Hawks lost key players seemingly every week, including losing their starting Quarterback very early on. After the QB was out for the […]

Harrisburg and Pleasant Hill Football Previews

Harrisburg Key Losses-Dax Bennett QB/LB, Riley Suttles WR/DB,Brynden Bevins OL/DL,Elijah Pate OL/DL,Josh Nasshahn OL/DL, Devin Nelson RB/LB, Brennan Erickson OL/DL Key Returners- Gabe Knox RB/LB,Spencer Gains WR/DB, Jonathon Lettkeman QB/DB,Leithan Briggs OL/DL, Wyatt Perry OL/DL, Joan Topia OL/DL. In 2018 Harrisburg went 7-3 and was on the bad end of a three-way tie of the […]

Santiam Christian and Sutherlin Previews.

Santiam Christian  Key losses- Luke Janssen RB,Jaxon Connor DL/OL, Jason Manzi WR/LB, Vandon Haugen RB/LB. Key Returners- Ely Kennel QB/S, Marcus Fullbright RB/DE,Trevor Oxenrider WR/DB,Levi Villers WR/CB,Luke Mehlschau WR/DB,Hudson Carter WR/S,Aaron Schaefer OL/DL, Deegan Black OL/DL, Heston Bain RB/MB, Joe Maqatish TE/DE, Mason Wirth LB. In 2018 SC figured they would have somewhat of a […]

Dayton and Taft Football Previews.

Key losses- Braeden Nowlin, Noah White, Chris Arguello, Liam Munoz, Kyle Cool, Kyle Albright. Key Returners- Garret Doran, Jody Fuller, Payton Garrison, Ethan Russell, Kaden Fergus, Gavin Arce, Kody Fuller.  Going into the 2019 Dayton is a mystery team in some sorts as they have a new coach and a new offense. Dayton is losing […]

Clatskanie and Willamina Football Previews.

Clatskanie  Key Losses-Cooper Blodgett QB/DB, Kees Tjaarda, Jake Bruce WR/DB,Bryce Puckett OL/DL Key returners-J’kari Combs WR/DB,Sam Shockley RB/LB, James Helmen RB/LB,Timber Zea OL/DL,Michell Hopstad OL/DL,Cade Warren OL/DL, Tony Christen OL/DL.Andre Combs QB/DB, Sterling Bruce OL/DL, Cedrix Heath RB. In 2018 most people that follow 3a sports, or have some knowledge of the game of football, […]

Rainier and Amity Football Previews

Key Losses- Joey Tripp (everything), Drew Nelson DL/OL,Cameron Governale DL/OL, Connor Thompson DL/OL,Logan Keizur DL/OL, Austin Cantrell LB/TE. Key Returners- Kenney Tripp QB/WR,Easton Crape OL/DL, Nate Gaines DL/OL,David Katon RB/LB,Tao Ruff DL/OL. Going into the 2019 football season Rainier is a team that lost a good amount of talent from the 2018 team that won […]

Salem Academy and Corbett Football Previews

Salem Academy Key Losses- Titus Spangle WR/S,Dawson Patton TE/DE, Josh McMyne OT/DT,Hunter Gibbons TE/LB. Key Returners-Cameron Haslebacher RB/LB, Cole Hardy QB/DB, Jacob Robertson OG/DT, Hunter Schwenke WR/DB, Mason Strunk OG/DT. Salem Academy will have an interesting year. They return few key offensive weapons that would allow them to be competitive consistently.  It will be very […]

Yamhill-Carlton and Madras Previews.

Yamhil-Carlton Football 2019 Key Losses-Joey McGhehey WR/DB, Cole Norwood WR/LB, Own Amerson RB/LB, Oliver Smith OL/DL. Key Returners-Jamie Garcia 12 (QB/DB), Trey Richmond 11 (TE/DL), Mason Daily 11 (OL/LB), Jacob Preston 10 (RB/LB), Errick Porter 9 (RB), Jakob Jarvis 12 (WR/DB), Mikal Rivas 11 (WR/LB), Sam Dixon 12 (OL/DL), Dustin Talbot 12 (OL/DL) and Dylan […]