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Howard shines in season debut

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Hammel moves into the state's discus Top-10

Seasoned track-and-field athletes understand that it's difficult to start a new season where they left off previously; it takes time to round into peak condition.
But Cottage Grove junior Connor Howard defied that logic by setting two personal bests in his 2015 debut at the Springfield Rotary Invitational last Friday.

Presley’s walk-off hit lifts Lions to historic victory

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Cottage Grove hands Sisters its first league loss in four years

History was made at Kelly Field last Wednesday.
Cottage Grove beat Sisters 3-2 on a walk-off single by Payton Presley, snapping the Outlaws' 50-game league winning streak that dated back to 2011.
It was nothing short of a watershed moment for the Lions, who climbed to

Ladies golf club to host open house

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
The Middlefield ladies golf club is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 6. Perspective members are invited to come play a round of nine or 18 holes, free of charge. Tee time is at 8:30 a.m., but those who are interested are encouraged to arrive early for coffee and doughnuts, and to learn more about the club.
"It's a

Cottage Grove reclaims the lead in boys' golf standings

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
With two first place finishes last week, the Cottage Grove boys' golf team overcame an early-season deficit to Stayton to reclaim the top spot in the league standings.

CHGS cheer members selected for all-star game

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Three members of the Cottage Grove High School cheer team were chosen to participate in Oregon's 63rd annual East-West Shrine all-star football game, which will showcase some of the best players from 1A-4A. Justin Epperson, Hayley Evans and Destiny Silke were selected for spots on the 28-member squad that will cheer during the game, which will be held on Aug.

The play that didn't beat the Lions

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Cottage Grove overcame a key error in its win over Sisters

The Outlaws of Sisters came into Cottage Grove last Wednesday, the winners of 50 consecutive Sky-Em League games. During that streak, they outscored their opponents 530-81 and had more games end in five innings than close contests.
So how exactly did the Lions bring that freight

Grove wrestlers befriend Kiwis

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015
Local student-athletes host New Zealand national team
The Cottage Grove High School wrestling program hosted a New Zealand national team last week as part of the Oregon Wrestling Association's cultural exchange program. The Kiwis, ages 14-19, lived, trained and competed with the Lion wrestlers from Wednesday to Friday. Their stay was highlighted by a friendly tournament on Thursday night, which

Lions crack state’s top-10

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015

Two Cottage Grove athletes achieved marks at Saturday's Marist Track Classic that rank in the 4A top 10.
Michael Tharpe ran 15.66 to place third in the 110 meter hurdles. His time, which was a .32 improvement on his personal best, is the fifth-fastest in the state.
Hudson Weybright came up just short of victory in the girls'

Boys' golf team eyes league-leader Stayton

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, the Lions boys' golf team placed third out of eight teams in a Sky-Em League match at Santiam Golf Club. Stayton took first place with a score of 373 and was followed by Junction City (375) and Cottage Grove (383).
Cameron Sandoval and Johnny Conrad, who shot 87 and 88, respectively, paced the Lions.

Lions left searching for answers

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 7th, 2015
Cottage Grove lost its fourth in a row against Pleasant Hill
After starting the season 3-0, the Lions dropped their fourth consecutive game on Thursday against Pleasant Hill, 16-2, in five innings.
Erin Skelton doubled, tripled and drove in three runs, and Emily Waits and Erica Skelton combined on a two-hitter to lead the visiting Billies to victory over Cottage

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