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Stewart named boys' soccer Head Coach, Dylan Ferguson to take over girls

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
After previous head coach Brian Fish stepped down to focus on other aspects of his life, an important vacancy was opened in the Cottage Grove athletic department. Three applicants applied for the position of head coach for the boys' soccer program, and there was one clear front-runner.
Vern Stewart, who won Coach of the Year for the 2015 girls'

Baseball passes Blanchet Cath., CG sweeps All-League Special Awards

Modified: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Saturday was not the start of the playoffs as previously reported, but rather Cottage Grove hosted 3A school Blanchet Catholic. The Cavaliers have so far dominated their 3A class this season, going 15-0 against their league opponents. Their 15-game winning streak was halted, however, when they came across a more resilient Lions team.
The Cavaliers started things off by

Girls still thrive despite lack of depth

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
The girls' team was in no position to contend for any high positions in the overall team scores, but that didn't hinder the seven competitors that qualified for state.
The girls' squad finished in second place at the district meet, with junior Hannah Albrecht and senior Breanna Wright leading their team to Hayward Field.
With only seven athletes

Boys' make CG history in best state track finish since 1977

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Over the course of two days, the Cottage Grove track and field squads made school history at the OSAA state meet this past weekend. While the girls brought seven competitors and were out of the team race for overall standings, the 11 boys from Cottage Grove finished in fifth place overall, the best finish for a Cottage Grove boys' team

Boys' Golf takes third at districts, state results to come

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Junction City is this year's Sky-Em boys' golf champion, Sutherlin is the runner up and Cottage Grove reached its goal of taking third place in the district tournament. The Lions, headed by coach Kent Russo, have placed well enough to qualify for the 4A state tournament. The state tournament was held this Monday and Tuesday, but results have yet to

Pitch, Hit and Run winners head to Portland Sat.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
On May 7, the MLB's Pitch Hit and Run program came to Cottage Grove for area youth to test their fundamental baseball skills and earn a trip to Portland for the sectional competition.
For the girls, only one age group competed ,and it was Addie Ruckwardt that came away as the all-around champion with a score of 444. Ruckwardt

Cottage Grove secures Sky-Em League title after Elmira rout

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Throughout the season, Elmira seemed to be the only Sky-Em opponent that could topple Cottage Grove. The Falcons were ranked higher in the state rankings and statistically out-matched the Lions in most areas of the game (even bases stolen). But the Lions did not shudder. They had already beaten Elmira in April, and there was nothing to say that they

Howard sweeps individual events, 18 qualify for state as Lions shine at districts

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Rain came pouring down on the Wally Ciochetti track this past Saturday, as the Sky-Em district meet was wrapping up its final day. Usually, the rain can be a huge hindrance on performances, but that was not the case for Cottage Grove.
The Lions dominated a wide variety of events. The boys' squad took first place over an extremely

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