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Steve Hildgendorf (1976-79): An elite three-sport athlete

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
It is no easy task to compete at high school varsity level in three sports, let alone be an impact player in each one. There have been many two-sport athletes who have been inducted into the CGHS Athletic Hall of Fame, but very few who excelled in three. Charlie Olds, Mark Henninsgaard and Grant Boustead are at the top of
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Lion girls win triangular home meet

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
With the Sky-Em League track meet just three weeks away, the outlook for both the Cotttage Grove boys and girls' teams is coming into focus. The girls look to be the favorites to repeat as league champions. The boys, who at the beginning of the season were a big question mark, might have a fighting chance to compete for the
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Diamond boys staying in playoff hunt

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Another win or two would have been nice for the Cottage Grove Lions varsity baseball team last week, but Wednesday's victory over Elmira was a big step forward in the Sky-Em playoff race. Only the top three teams get to play in the postseason, and as of April 21, the Lions are in third due to their win over Elmira.
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Kelli Hollenbeck: (1987-1991) Two-sport star 'loved being a Lion'

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
Her first love in sports was softball, and she played that for over 30 years, but in between Kelli Hollenbeck also developed a crush on volleyball.
"Crush" is a good description of how the 5-foot, 11-inch Hollenbeck smacked the volleyball over the net for the Cottage Grove Lions, as well as how she socked the softball for home runs.
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Softball Lions in the race for second place

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
After one week of Sky-Em league play, the Cottage Grove High School softball team was breathing some rarified air. The Lions were 3-0 and sitting on top of the league, tied with Sweet Home.
That position didn't last long, because the No. 3-in- the-state Huskies came to the Grove on Monday, April 14 and dominated the Lions, 10-0. However,
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Lion girls' track finished second, but got the victory they wanted

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
Last year the Cottage Grove girls won the Springfield Invitational, but Friday they fell just two points shy of repeating as the champions. Nevertheless, being nipped by South Albany didn't dampen the team's spirits.
"Honestly, it just felt good getting the girls through today healthy again," said CGHS head coach Ricky Knutson. "We've been banged up a little bit and
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OSAA awards athletics with $7000

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
The CGHS athletic department slammed a home run, so to speak, a couple of weeks ago when the Oregon Schools Activities Association's foundation granted the Lions $7000 to help the school in their goal to increase student participation in athletics.
"The OSAA wanted to see what high school athletic departments were doing to get their students out for athletics," said
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