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Lions take a timeout to learn about leadership

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

Three years ago, the Cottage Grove High School Athletic Department embarked on a mission to revolutionize its identity by providing its student-athletes with the tools to become better leaders.
"The goal of the program is not about becoming the best team or winning championships," said Garrett Bridgens, Director of Communications and Community Outreach for South

Bextin is the Best: Seven-time champ

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

For a time last weekend, the Gene Campbell Memorial Logging Show could have been renamed the T.J. Bextin Logging Show.
Over the annual, two-day competition, Bextin, from Central Park, Wash., emerged from a well-respected field with seven first-place trophies. He won the 30-inch single cut, hot saw three-cut and modified power saw events, which were contested on both

S.V.A. volleyball program rolls with the changes

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

Nearing the end of Friday's session of the second annual South Valley Athletics volleyball camp, all that program coordinator Jennifer Radcliffe could do was stand back and admire the development shown by many of the repeat campers.
"These kids have shown a lot of improvement over the past year," said Radcliffe, whose background in the sport includes 26

Wheeler takes the TransAmerican Trail

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

Ed Wheeler set out on his bike with two very straightforward goals: First, get across the country. And second, break 3,000 miles in the process.
"For some reason I had it in my mind that it was the required distance of a cross-country trip," Wheeler said of the latter goal, which he accomplished in exactly six weeks.

Football camp opens the door for youth sports conversation

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

With football just around the corner, sports pundits around the country have joyfully returned to a bread-and-butter topic. And if recent history is any indication, the health risks of the game, concussions in particular, will play a dominant role in any column, radio segment or TV spot between now and opening kickoff.
It is unquestionably a significant issue,

Lumberjack show set for WOE

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

The Gene Campbell Lumberjack Show has been a WOE Fair tradition for nearly half a century, and this year it is once again expected to be a highlight of the weekend festivities.
As in years past, the competition will draw from far and wide and cover a range of talent from beginners to professionals.
Event organizer Kevin Dunnavin has

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