ALBANY, Ore. — It was a day of mourning and shock for friends and family members of a fallen firefighter from Albany. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was driving a water tender truck on Tuesday morning while helping fight the Big Windy Complex Fire near Grants Pass. Deputies say … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore.– Senior Conner Kumpula shot a 1-under par 71 to lead the West Albany High School boys golf team to a 5A State Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday. Kumpula finished 4-under par for the tournament to earn individual medalist honors. The Bulldogs ended up with a two-day total of 612, to … Continue reading »
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 »
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.