Who knew when the Mel Krause coached Sheldon Irish made it to the 1966 state title game that they wouldn't be back until 2013?
Pleasant Hill won its first state baseball championship since 1946 on Friday by defeating Horizon Christian 7-6 in 8 innings at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.
The Sheldon Irish will play for the 6A state baseball championship against Clackamas on Saturday at 5:00 in Keizer, SHS last made a title appearance on the diamond in 1966. Assistant coach Jim Fryback was there as a player for Sheldon in '66.
Sheldon knocked off Roseburg on Tuesday in the 6A semifinals to advance to Saturday's title game against Clackamas at 5:00 in Keizer.
The Sheldon Irish scored ten runs before even recording an out in the sixth inning during an 11-3 6A baseball semifinal win at Roseburg.
The Churchill Lancers had a heartbreaking loss at Hermiston on Tuesday falling 5-4 in eight innings to the Bulldogs in the 5A softball semifinals. West Albany fell in the other semi 3-1 at Sandy.
The Siulsaw boys track and field team won the 4A boys championship on Saturday at Hayward Field with 60 points.
The Roseburg Indians defeated West Salem Friday night 5-4, while Sheldon took care of Crater 2-1. The Irish will now travel to Legion Field on Tuesday night in the 6A baseball semifinals.
Gresham's Haley Crouser won her fourth OSAA javelin title on Friday at Hayward Field.
No longer held at two venues, the state track and field meet for all classes began Thursday at Hayward Field.
Laina Holmgren broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday with a two-run home run as the Churchill Lancers went on to defeat The Dalles Wahtonka 7-6 in the first round of the OSAA softball playoffs.
Sheldon junior Haleigh Krause fired a final round one-under 71 to finish in third place five-shots back at the 6A State Golf Championships at Quail Valley in Banks. The Irish won the team title at +48, good for a 17-stroke win over West Linn with a second round state record 306.
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Jessica Leafmeeker, Marika Hoskins, Joe Schindler and Erin Clark all signed letters of intent on Thursday at South Eugene, announcing where they will attend college next fall.