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Lions keep expectations cool in the summer heat

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, On July 22, Cottage Grove traveled to Silke Field for a 7-on-7 passing scrimmage against Springfield. Depending on which series of plays you saw, your outlook for the Lions' 2014 season might range from concerned to gravely concerned.
The worst-case scenario came on two consecutive one-play drives: On the first, Millers' junior quarterback Trever Watson launched a

Tri at the Grove sees a change of the guard

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Over 350 competititors from around the globe converged at Cottage Grove Lake on Saturday morning for the fourth annual Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove. Two of the entrants were Chris Bagg and Kate Bevilaqua, the defending champions in the men's and women's Olympic triathlon distances. Both made strong claims to repeat as champions but were bettered by worthy competitors.

From the BMD half-marathon ashes: A team-relay phoenix?

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
Whatever happened to the Bohemia Mining Days Half Marathon? For over a decade between its inaugural run in 1977 and what would be its final staging in 1993, the annual road race attracted runners from throughout the region. Alberto Salazar and Ron Tabb, who set the course record at 1:03:00, were two of many elite runners from the Eugene-based Athletics

Tri at the Grove set for another splash

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
The Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove returns to Cottage Grove Lake on Saturday, July 26th. And with more than 300 triathletes already signed up, the 4th annual event could be its best yet.
Alan Cline, operations director for dark:30 sports, which stages the event, was very encouraged by the registration numbers and said that the final tally could be

South Valley Athletics adds cheer camp, season

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
In its first year ever, the South Valley Athletics Little Lion Cheer Camp exceeded all expectations.
"We were thinking that we would maybe get 15 girls out for camp, but we ended up with 29," said coach Stephanie Reeder.
The camp, which ran from Monday, July 14, to Friday, July 18, was open to students in grades K-6. Over the

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