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Cottage Grove races against top contenders at LCC

Cottage Grove traveled to Lane Community College (LCC) with 40 other schools for some exciting racing with top contenders from all classifications. The course consisted of two loops; with the teams starting on the soccer field, looping around the campus’ baseball field and ponds twice to then finish on the infamous LCC blue track.

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North Douglas snaps losing streak to Days Creek

A battle of top 10 teams took place over the past week between fourth-ranked North Douglas and seventh-ranked Days Creek. In the past five matchups with the Wolves from Days Creek, North Douglas has a 1-4 record. A few games into the season North Douglas had to pause volleyball activity because of COVID-19 contact tracing but the Warriors are looking sharp early on this season, only losing one set in their first four games.

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Creswell trounces Central Linn, moves to 2-0

The Bulldogs saw their first game in two weeks after a COVID-19 breakout at Coquille High School forced the Red Devils to cancel all athletic activities. Creswell hosted the winless Central Linn Cobras this past Friday to see a second Bulldog victory this season.

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Lions wrangled by Cowboys

The Lions dropped the game 32-7 in their first game in front of a home crowd in two years. The game started out with challenges for both teams.

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Elkton outmanned against Powers

Elkton squared off against Powers for the first time in the regular season since 2017. Powers had crushed their first opponent Prospect Charter 39-6 while Elkton had also won their first game against rival North Douglas, setting up an early match-up of the unbeaten teams.

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Lady Lions handle North Valley with ease

From beginning to end, the Lions had their way against the Knights. Led by senior Gracie Arnold, Cottage Grove snagged a 3-0 win in their first game in front of home fans in some time.

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CGXC races at Stayton

Cottage Grove traveled to Stayton over the weekend and competed against 15 other teams including perennial powerhouse Philomath. Saturday had perfect conditions with the sun out and the temperature keeping at a comfortable, race-conducive level.

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Creswell volleyball faces top opponents

Top-tier programs in 3A volleyball took the court at Creswell high school this past week. The Highlanders from Burns made the long trip over the mountain and the Sutherlin Bulldogs, a former conference foe to Creswell, got ready to face each other in a battle of the highly competitive programs.

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CG cross country pivots race due to smoke

Some wild events took place on Saturday ahead of the first cross country meet for Cottage Grove. The first meet for the Lions was supposed to take place at Marist High School, but according to OSAA health standards, no athletic events can take place with an AQI over 100.

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Elks and Warriors re-spark rivalry

Elkton and North Douglas restarted their rivalry for the first time since 2019, the last time both programs were in the same division. Over the past eight years, North Douglas has had a winning record over Elkton, but the Elks had some positive momentum coming off last week’s jamboree and were ready for Friday night’s game.

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Six-man football in full swing

Elkton was the only team last year in the surrounding area to start their six-man football campaign and this year they have been followed by former league-mates North Douglas and Yoncalla as they both joined six-man leagues.

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CG volleyball sweeps jamboree

The Lady Lions welcomed two opponents to their jamboree this past Thursday — the Molalla Indians and conference rival, the Elmira Falcons.

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Lions football faces early test

The Lions football program played only one game last year, losing to Philomath, but the Lions did not wait too long to welcome some formidable opponents to Cottage Grove.

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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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Lions make their mark in district championships

Photos of Logan Lowrey, Fernando Soto-Cruz, Jacob Dunn, Drew Swenson, Cobie Simpson and Trace Nelson from the final rounds of last weekend's OSAA 4A Special District 3 wrestling championships. CGHS sent five to the title round and will have six wrestlers at this weekend's state tournament. PHOTOS BY SHANE RAUM/CGHS