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 »