Russell Named Gatorade National POY

Springfield forward Mercedes Russell: WNBA Champion Maya Moore: Springfield head coach Bill Wagner: Courtesy: Fleishman-Hillard Inc. SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Mercedes Russell of Springfield High School (Springfield, Ore.) as its 2012-13 Gatorade … Continue reading »

Willamette Wins, Churchill Falls

Churchill could not complete the dream season, as the Lancers fall to Jefferson 59-53. Keidren Johnson and Andrew Smith each had 13 points in the loss. Willamette stunned Mercedes Russell and Springfield with a 48-41 win to claim the girl’s state championship. The Wolverines limited Russell to just 12 points and six rebounds. Lexi Bando … Continue reading »

Favorites Advance To 5A Title Games

EUGENE, Ore. — The Class 5A State Title games are set, and they are the match-ups that most neutral observers hoped to see. On the boys side, Churchill beat Mountain View and Jefferson beat Silverton to set-up a Championship game between Churchill and Jefferson, the two top ranked teams in the state. On the girls … Continue reading »

Unbeatens Fall On Dramatic Thursday

EUGENE and CORVALLIS, Ore. — A pair of unbeatens lost during a dramatic Thursday at the OSAA State Basketball Championships. At the Class 5A girls tournament in Eugene, previously undefeated West Albany was upset by Corvallis, a team that it beat by 20 points two weeks ago. The Spartans won 29-26, advancing to Friday’s semifinal … Continue reading »

Top Seeds Get Upset Scares In Quarters

EUGENE AND CORVALLIS, Ore. — Top seeds Jefferson and Sutherlin survived upset scares in the quarterfinals of the state tournaments on Wednesday, with both top seeds sneaking through to the semifinals. Jefferson played 4-seed West Albany in the Class 5A boys tournament a Matt Knight Arena, outlasting the Bulldogs 55-52. The top-seeded Sutherlin girls needed … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – March 1, 2013

It’s State Tournament time, with trips to the Elite Eight on the line across the state of Oregon. Highlights include Summit at Churchill, Eagle Point at West Albany, South Umpqua at Elmira, Madras at Sutherlin, and Baker at Philomath.

Roundball Wrap – February 22, 2013

It’s the final week of the regular season for some and the start of post-season play for others. In this week’s Rounball Wrap, we bring you highlights from Thurston’s play-in game, the final games of the Midwestern and Mid-Willamette regular seasons, plus post-season action from the rest of the levels.

Roundball Wrap – February 15, 2013

This week’s edition of Roundball Wrap is highlighted by another chapter in the Sheldon-Churchill boys basketball rivalry. The Irish visited the Lancer dome in a game that defied expectations. Also, see highlights from the 2A Mountain View playoffs. Which teams booked tickets for state?

GOTN Preview: Sheldon-Churchill Rivalry

EUGENE, Ore.– Over the past few years, the Sheldon and Churchill boys basketball teams have built one of the fiercest rivalries in the state. Their second meeting of the year will be our Roundball Wrap Game of the Night.

Roundball Wrap – February 8, 2013

This week’s Roundball Wrap features some great finishes, including a buzzer beater. Sheldon looks for its 13th win in a row. Chaney Wyatt dunks again on our KEZI 9+ Roundball Wrap Game of the Night. Plus, complete highlights from around the area.

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