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Sights set high for North Douglas Boys Basketball

Over the past two years, the North Douglas Boys Basketball team lost only two games in the Skyline league going a combined 17-2. The exciting part is The Warriors return almost everyone from last season after going 7-4 overall and getting a taste of post-season play.

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Elkton Girls newcomers have chance to grow

The Elkton girls basketball program and second-year Head Coach Noah Miller will look to continue a positive trend coming into this season. Since 2013, the Elks have not gotten less than a third-place finish in their league. Last season, the girls team only had two seniors with the rest of the team being a mix of juniors and sophomores and still going 4-1 in five league games also making it to the 1A state tournament.

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Underclassmen to lead Elk Boys Basketball

Similar to many teams across the state, the Elkton Boys Basketball team wished their season would have been longer as the team started to hit their stride. The Elks won three of their last four games with an average margin of victory of over 13 points in those wins.

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Lady Warriors looking for a fourth consecutive league title

Since 2014, North Douglas Warriors girls basketball have torn through their Skyline league opponents by winning six out of the last seven league titles. Coming into the 2021/22 season the Lady Warriors will be in pursuit of a fourth consecutive league title.

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Creswell Girls look to grow from last year

Near the end of the shortened season last year, the Creswell girls basketball team really started to click winning their last three out of four games. In those three victories, Creswell scored just over 50 points per game while holding their opponents to 20 points per game. The good news is, everyone for Creswell is returning for this season in 2021/22 and has fifth-year Head Coach Tyler Hollingsworth excited to keep building on what the team started to put together at the end of last year.

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Bulldog Boys excited for a full season

Two years ago, Creswell boys basketball was able to finish out their state tournament as they finished third just before all athletes were shut down due to COVID-19. The team from that season was predominantly seniors and didn’t include virtually anyone on this current roster. Last year, the Bulldogs had two seniors for the shortened season with the majority of the group being sophomores.

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Lady Lions building on past success

Over the past two seasons, the Cottage Grove girls basketball program has been dominant over the Sky-Em league losing one league game over that span and earning two league titles. But despite the success in league, the girls have a chip on their shoulder heading into this season wanting more success in the postseason after their playoffs were cut short because of COVID-19 in 2020 and losing to Valley Catholic last season.

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Lion Boys will lean on returners

Coming in for his fourth year as head coach, Hutchison has a lot to be excited about ahead of the 2021/22 season and the experience Hutchison alluded to includes returning four out of their five starters from a season ago. Seniors Jayden Cameron, Ty Kishen, and Juniors Brennen Murphy, Carter Bascue, Brayden Crump highlight the returners coming back with for this year.

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Local athletes shine in fall season

Plenty of local athletes saw success during the fall season and a lot of them were named to league honors at the end of their respective seasons.

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CG volleyball enjoys successful season

Plenty of excitement was felt for the Cottage Grove volleyball team this season. The Lions were able to advance to the quarterfinals, win the Sky-Em league for the first time since 2018, while five of the six starters were named to a conference selection. Second year Head Coach Abby Ladd was also named Sky-Em coach of the year.

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2021 Warriors volleyball make history

In the annual city-wide garage sale held in Drain Oregon every August, North Douglas Head Coach Emily Reed joked with another coach that she just held her first practice with her state championship volleyball team. The Warriors have been no stranger to recent success after finishing third in the state tournament in 2015, second in 2016, fourth in 2017, and fifth in 2018.

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Lions volleyball bounced by Valley Catholic in quarterfinals

Sixth seed Cottage Grove traveled to third seed Valley Catholic last Tuesday Nov. 2 after the Lions bounced Tillamook in the first round of the playoffs. The Lions were able to win the first set but Valley Catholic went on to win the next three sets as The Valiants won in four sets over Cottage Grove ending the Lions season.

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CG Cross Country takes third at 4A state championships

History was made last Saturday when the Cottage Grove boys cross country team finished with their best place finish since 1975 taking home third.

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Creswell takes home 4th place and Sportsmanship trophy

Both elation and agony moved through the Creswell volleyball team during the past weekend. The Bulldogs fought their way through two tough five-set matches against Sutherlin and Catlin Gabel. While neither result favored Creswell, they were still able to take home a fourth-place trophy and the Sportsmanship trophy as their season has officially come to an end.

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ND volleyball prevails over St. Paul to win state title

The fifth-seeded North Douglas Warriors volleyball team capped off an historic season with a win over the second seed St. Paul Buckaroos in the state title game Saturday evening a Ridgeview High school, bringing home the first state title in program history.

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Lions Make High Marks at Siuslaw Showcase meet

Cottage Grove will compete at the Sky-Em League Championships next week in Florence.

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Lady Lions defeat Vikings, fall to Spartans

Last Tuesday (April 13), the Lions finally took their home field to begin the newly formatted six-week 2021 season by welcoming the Siuslaw Vikings to town.

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Lions on hunt for first victory

The Lions couldn’t bring runners home in the seventh and eventually lost a close one, but not before fighting back from a six-run deficit.

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Elks send Eagles flying in final 6-man game

“It was a great group of kids,” said coach Jeremy Lockhart. “Our seniors were fantastic, and I’m definitely going to miss all of them. They really made it a special year.”

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Lions finish soccer season with a roar

Winning was only a portion of what Stewart spent his time coaching the kids to do.

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Elks buck Warriors at home

Looking forward, Elkton has one final league game on Friday (April 9), and next year they plan to stay as a six-man team for the time being.

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Lions look to future

“As far as looking farther down the road, we’re always saying, ‘Okay, it’s going to be back on schedule.’" — Head coach Joe Polamalu

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Lady Lions reach playoffs, fall to Sweet Home

The Lady Lions were unable to take the win Tuesday, ending their playoff run — But still with a standout record in a season that was challenging for all.

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Elks take Cowboys for wild ride

“It was the most exciting game I have ever been a part of. They fought the entire way.” — Elks coach Jeremy Lockhart

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Lions bear down on Tigers

Cottage Grove plays its final game of the season tonight (April 1) at Siuslaw High School.

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Lady Lions sink Pirates. Twice

After a crushing victory, the Lionesses had one more bit of business before beginning their second game: Senior Night.

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Pirates steal narrow win over Lions

In the first quarter, both teams struggled to gain enough yards for first downs, with each being forced to punt twice.

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Lions continue roaring through season

The first to put the Lions on the score board for the evening was Aldo Rea, who scored with a beautiful cross from Jaden Cameron in the first minute of the game.

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Lions collar Bulldogs in season opener

The Lions played the first half strong, going into halftime with a tie score of 14-14.

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Elks scratched by Wolverines, 47-34

Elkton took the lead early in the game, but the Wolverines’ Aaron Sapp had a 64-yard kick return for a touchdown in the first quarter that set the Elks behind.

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CG Lions boys’ soccer puts best feet forward

The Lions came back strong in the second half, with Aldo Rea scoring a goal at the 50-minute mark to tie the game.

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Lady Lions cage Spartans in three sets

Gracie Arnold had a stellar game, serving 100 percent and landing three aces against the Lady Spartans. Arnold also had seven kills and two blocks.

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Lions roar into soccer season

After the half, the Lions proved to be even more relentless. According to Stewart, “We dominated the second half with two more goals from Aldo Rea and a goal from [junior] Chase Williams.”

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Elkton jukes Jewel in six-man FB debut

Elkton had a very strong first half, with senior running back Cooper Peters leading in scoring.

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Lady Lions serve up win in league opener

Coach Ladd explained that maintaining momentum and energy would be a key element to the team’s future success this season.

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Lady Lions back on the court this week

With Lane County's new "high risk" designation, the Lady Lins volleyball team kicks off its six-week season March 4 at Elmira.

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Governor, state health authorities give green light to outdoor contact sports

Revised OHA guidance for outdoor contact sports opens the door for the football season March 1.

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Big rigs headed to speedway

Big rigs at the speedway this Saturday

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Free fishing weekend

Free fishing weekend

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Lion track teams make school history

Track teams bring home back-to-back championships

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Blake Sentman hangs up the blue and gold

Blake Sentman set to graduate

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Ciochetti Invitational held at Cottage Grove High School

Boys take home second place

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Brett Ollivant preps to leave CGHS

After years as a Lion athlete, Ollivant says goodbye to the gold and blue as he prepares to graduate this June

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Lions fall to Junction City in doubleheader

“We pitched and played defense well, giving up three runs and five runs”, Lions coach, Dan Geiszler said. “Normally we are going to be right in the game and have a chance to win.”

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Lane United Season Opener May 5th

Lane United Season Opener May 5th

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When the whistles blow on May 5th, the Lane Events Center will transform as the Big O Roller Derby Tournament kicks off its 6th year.

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Cottage Grove Speedway is Celebrating The Class of 2017 with Grad Night at the races!!

Cottage Grove Speedway is Celebrating The Class of 2017 with Grad Night at the races!!

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Lion's Pride raises $16,000

Lion's Pride raises $16,000

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Bulldogs steal bases, game from Lions

Despite a rally, the Lady Lions could not come back against Sutherlin

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Take advantage of free fishing days April 22-23

ODFW announces free fishing days for 2017

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10th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Around the Corner

The new class to be inducted to the hall of fame

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Lions start road trip 1-2, split doubleheader with Sisters

Lion's start road trip

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Senior send-offs continue

Hannah Albrecht continues The Sentinel's series on seniors who have spent their high school careers as Lion athletes. During her four years at Cottage Grove High School she's participated in track, volleyball, basketball and soccer and she's excelled in a

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Cottage Grove Speedway is Gettin Dirty on Earth Day!!

Gettin Dirty on Earth Day

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Goodbye to our seniors

Kory Parent kicks off a season-long send-off for our seniors.

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Lion's Pride gets underway

The annual charity effort is underway.

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Coach Kyle Temple headed to UCC

After three years, Temple will join UCC's team.

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