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In pursuit of Outlaws

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

Brian Fish does not mince words.
"Sisters will be the team to beat this year, but we're going to do it," said the boys soccer head coach.
It will be a tall order for any team looking to take down the reigning 4A state champions.
While 2013 player of the year Jake McAllister has graduated, the Outlaws bring

Lions offense reloads with young talent

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

For most high school football programs, it would be a daunting task to replace every starter on an offense that scored over 41 points per game, en route to 10 wins and an appearance in the 4A state championship game.
But after the first week of practice, head coach Gary Roberts, who is also the offensive coordinator and

Midway through a four-year plan

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014

Fans of the 2014 Cottage Grove High School girls soccer team will no doubt notice the preponderance of 11s', as in juniors, on its roster. But worry not, your eyes aren't playing tricks; there are, in fact, 10 juniors set to return from last year's squad, which finished third in the Sky-Em League.
Returning all-league selections Delia

Lions take a timeout to learn about leadership

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

Three years ago, the Cottage Grove High School Athletic Department embarked on a mission to revolutionize its identity by providing its student-athletes with the tools to become better leaders.
"The goal of the program is not about becoming the best team or winning championships," said Garrett Bridgens, Director of Communications and Community Outreach for South

Bextin is the Best: Seven-time champ

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

For a time last weekend, the Gene Campbell Memorial Logging Show could have been renamed the T.J. Bextin Logging Show.
Over the annual, two-day competition, Bextin, from Central Park, Wash., emerged from a well-respected field with seven first-place trophies. He won the 30-inch single cut, hot saw three-cut and modified power saw events, which were contested on both

S.V.A. volleyball program rolls with the changes

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014

Nearing the end of Friday's session of the second annual South Valley Athletics volleyball camp, all that program coordinator Jennifer Radcliffe could do was stand back and admire the development shown by many of the repeat campers.
"These kids have shown a lot of improvement over the past year," said Radcliffe, whose background in the sport includes 26

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