From spring break to start of the season


Cottage Grove Baseball

Playing the Hidden Valley Tournament over spring break, the Cottage Grove baseball team recorded a pair of wins as they get closer to the start of the regular season.

The Lions (3-6) began the tournament with an 18-6 victory against 3A South Umpqua (0-7-1). The Lions were active on the bats recording seven hits as a team. Gavin Sowa and Wyatt Sayles each had a pair of hits to go with five RBIs for Cottage Grove. On the mound, Cottage Grove’s Noah Spink struck out three batters.

In the first of two games last Tuesday, the Lions defeated Sutherlin (3-5) 3-2 before falling to fifth-ranked Hidden Valley (7-0-1) 12-6.

Cottage Grove closed out their non-league schedule on April 2 (after The Sentinel’s print deadline) and will begin league play next Tuesday on the road at Marshfield (3-4).

Cottage Grove Softball

The Lions played no games during the spring break. After a pair of games were rained-out on April 23, Cottage Grove looked to get back on the field yesterday (April 2) against Creswell. The team has non-league games scheduled against Blanchet on Thursday and a home double-header against Mazama on Saturday. League play for the Lions begins next Tuesday against Marshfield.

Cottage Grove Track and Field

While the Lions had no meets during spring break, the top competitors on the team are back in action this Saturday at the Marist Track Classic. There are 10 teams competing at the meet including league competitors in the Spartans, Siuslaw and Marshfield. Additionally, 6A-powerhouse Jesuit will also be at the meet.

It is the opening of Marist’s new track and there will be a dedication at 11:45 a.m. Throwing events begin at 10 a.m. while running events start at 12:05 p.m. Spectators will be charged a $5 entry fee while kids 10 and younger will get in free.

North Douglas Softball

It was a successful spring break for the Warriors. To get the games started last Wednesday, North Douglas rolled through Reedsport 9-1 before beating Waldport 10-0. The one loss of the week came against fourth-ranked Union/Cove in a 4-3 game on Friday at the Union Spring Bash. At the rest of the Bash the team defeated Colton 10-0, Bonanza 9-0 and last year’s state runner-ups Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii 7-1.

The Warriors begin league play on Wednesday against Monroe, a team that finished 11th in the coaches’ poll last week.

Elkton/Yoncalla Baseball

While the Elks had no games during spring break, the team dives right into the heart of their schedule as they have a three-game series against second-ranked Umpqua Valley Christian this week. The series began Tuesday on the road and will conclude on Saturday at home in a double-header.


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