Raw emotion poured out of the Willamette Wolverines with Saturday's 5A State Championship win over Midwestern League rival Springfield.
Victor Sanders had 22 points and five rebounds and Jefferson rallied from a five-point deficit at the start of the fourth-quarter to defeat Churchill 59-53 for the OSAA Class 5A boys championship at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday night.
The fundraiser for a local girls' softball league didn't feature candy bars or cookie dough sales; instead, it's raffled off an AR-15 rifle complete with a couple magazines for ammunition.
Willamette's Lexi Bando scored 23 points and the Wolverines brought a shocking end to the Mercedes Russell-era with a 48-41 upset of top-ranked Springfield in the Class 5A girls basketball championship game at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday.
When the football season ended last fall at North Marion High School, a math problem had football coach Doug Bilodeau stumped.
While Kaytianna McMillam’s teammates watched her stunning performances at the 40th Emerald Team Cup Gymnastics Challenge in awe, many found the competition to be a bitter sweet chapter in the team’s history.
Emanuel Morgan had 20 points and Churchill advanced to its first state title game in 12 years with a 67-55 victory against Mountain View in the OSAA Class 5A state boys basketball tournament Friday at Matthew Knight Arena.
Springfield defeated Mountain View and Willamette knocked off Corvallis in the 5A semifinals to set up a rematch for the state championship on Saturday.
West Albany led Corvallis 25-22 on Lauren Conser's free throw with 6:12 remaining in the game, but Leslie Robinson scored on a tip-in and a layup and the Spartans led the rest of the way.
Breann Partney led Le Grande with had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and she was 14-of-14 from the free throw line as the Tigers knocked off previously unbeaten Sutherlin 66-56 in the 4A girls semifinals.
Orion Wright had 14 points and 10 rebounds and top-ranked Cascade beat Philomath 45-37 to advance to the OSAA Class 4A championship game.
Springfield's quest to win a third straight state championship began with a 71-33 victory over Lebanon at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday afternoon.
Miranda Mendenhall made a pair of free throws with one second left as Sutherlin defeated Junction City 44-42 in the 4A girls quarterfinals on Wednesday at Gill Coliseum.
Victor Sanders, Kadeem Strickland and Devaunte Paschal each had 12 points for Portland's Jefferson in a 55-52 victory over West Albany in quarterfinal at the OSAA Class 5A boys tournament on Wednesday.
Using last season's early exit from the playoffs as motivation, the Churchill Lancers beat Sandy 82-61 at Matt Knight Arena on Wednesday afternoon.