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Junction City by inches

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015


Much like the unseasonably warm weather, March Madness also came early this year. Cottage Grove and Junction City delivered a dramatic finish to their play-in game for the state playoffs on Saturday. The Tigers prevailed 41-39 in overtime, but not before a miraculous series of events in the closing moments left both teams on the brink.
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Wrestlers finish strong at state, set the stage for 2016

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
Lions finish 12th, have three individual placers


Cottage Grove came within two spots of its goal to finish in the top 10 at this past weekend's state wrestling tournament, held at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland. However, with five of their six qualifiers expected to return, the Lions are poised to accomplish even more next year.
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When one door closed, another one opened for Murray

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015


When Cottage Grove Athletic Director Dave Presley approached Michael Murray this past fall about a potential role in the girls' basketball program, Murray -- who was then considering returning to Marist for a second season as its J.V. boys' coach -- welcomed the challenge of his first varsity assistant job. He was less sure, however, about coaching girls
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Al's World: Where everyone has a chance to pursue excellence

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015


Members of the Cottage Grove basketball community can't help but chuckle and roll their eyes at the suggestion of retirement for Al Kennedy, but that is exactly what the long-time coach intends to do after his Lincoln Middle School eighth graders play their final game of the season this afternoon at Creswell.
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Raades go faster at state meet

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Jarett and Tori Raade represented Cottage Grove High School at the OSAA Swimming Championships, held this past weekend at Mount Hood Community College. Although neither advanced to the finals, both Jarett and Tori saw significant improvements from their performances at last year's state meet.
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Winless no more!

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Lions down Huskies for first league victory


Entering the final week of the season, the Lions were determined to snap an 11-game losing streak and avoid a shutout in the Sky-Em League. They delivered an emphatic victory at home against Sweet Home on Tuesday.
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Hard luck hits at state

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015


Cottage Grove entered this past weekend's state bowling tournament in Salem hoping to come away with a pair of trophies. But both teams encountered just enough bad luck to keep them off of the podium, as Bend and Roseburg won the boys' and girls' state championships, respectively.
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