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The Importance Of “Team”

Of the ten players suspended by Lake Oswego football coach Steve Coury, one quit. Team building is a complicated business. Do it right and you can let out the rope. Coach Coury has been doing it right for decades. He knows when to let out the discipline rope, and when to tighten it. When he […]

Lake Oswego High School

Lake Oswego’s Weed Season

What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but the same rules don’t apply to football camp. Imagine yourself as a high school sophomore good enough to play varsity in one of Oregon’s best football programs. It’s so good that players from other schools transfer to LO for the experience. You might be a star […]

JordanFreelander

Follow Your Dream

After you hear the words, "Follow your dream," or, "Follow your bliss," what's next? Most hear that and decide to put dreams and bliss on the shelf for another day. They'll get on it when they have more time, follow their bliss after they learn to identify it. An old New York City joke has a tourist asking a […]

NorthBendFootball

The Bulldog Difference, 2053

Experts say you lay the tracks for the rest of your life early. I say it happens in high school football. Nothing in early childhood prepares kids to deal with the success and failure of sports. You didn't get the 'right' bike at Christmas? And you feel bad? Even cheated? Maybe got your feelings hurt? […]

LincolnHighSchool

The Impact Of The Portland Interscholastic League Proposed Shuffle

The Portland Interscholastic League (PIL), the governing body for high school sports in Portland Public Schools, recently released their plan to move all Portland high schools into the 6A category. This represents a change from the existing system which has schools competing at the 5A or 6A level depending on enrollment and level of competition. […]

NorthBendHighSchool

Home Town Sports Forty Years Later

High school reunions fall somewhere between a celebration and a punch in the gut. The celebration begins with joining classmates again. The punch comes from seeing the changes. In small town Oregon, the punch comes from seeing the old school. In North Bend, the old school was a celebration. This isn't Texas where a town's […]

OSAABaseball

The Beauty Of Late Season Runs

The OSAA baseball and softball playoffs are nearly upon us. In addition to the exciting races for league titles, dozens more teams are fighting to make the postseason. One thing that makes this part of the season so much fun is when a mediocre team develops into a state contender right before your eyes. History […]

WestLinnLions

The West Linn Lions May Take The Title Again

“One is good, but I’ll take two” Those were the words of Rasheed Wallace after the Detroit Pistons won the NBA championship back in 2004 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The same sentiment resonates with the West Linn Lions at this time. They finally were able to knock off the ferocious Lake Oswego Lakers in […]

KyleSingler

Kyle Singler Making An Impression In Detroit

Nobody in Oregon, or anywhere for that matter, really seems to be talking about Kyle Singler anymore. Everyone seems to forget just how good Singler was at South Medford back in his high school playing days. Perhaps it is because his high school rival, Kevin Love, has hogged all of the media attention. Not to […]

Roseburg High School

Two Roseburg Football Coaches Retire

Two of Thurman Bell’s most loyal assistant football coaches have announced their retirements. Ron Goodell and Bruce Walker are stepping down from the Roseburg High School football coaching staff. Goodell, who has also been the head baseball coach in his time at Roseburg High School, has been on Bell’s staff for 36 years. He was […]

Time To Fold The Indian Nickname?

Roseburg Superintendent Larry Parsons has announced that he has recently received two legal opinions advising the district not to spend precious funds fighting the mandate that all Oregon schools eliminate the use of Native American mascots. The legal opinions Parsons received warn the district the committee was probably within its jurisdiction and a legal challenge […]

SunsetLacrosse

The Best Matchup In High School Lacrosse: Lincoln vs. Sunset

In a city that waved goodbye to a professional lacrosse franchise, the Portland Lumberjax, in 2009, high school lacrosse has come to be the defining showcase for the sport statewide. Recently, that showcase has been filled by one matchup in particular: Lincoln versus Sunset. In each of the past three seasons, Lincoln and Sunset have […]

ClevelandHighSchool

Cleveland High School Producing Winners Now And In The Future

In the landscape of high-powered college and professional sports littered by absurdly lucrative salaries, massive television contracts and million dollar endorsements, it’s refreshing to strip sports of its glitz and celebrity and tap into the authenticity of young athleticism and unpolluted passion. High school sports, often overlooked, bring a lot of passion and vigor to […]

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