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2016 4A Senior Softball All-Star Series

| June 6,2016

2016 4A Senior Softball All-Star Series

Many of the best Seniors at the 4A level, were gathered to represent the name across the chest for one last time before hanging up their jerseys for the last time in their prep athletic career.  

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2016-17 State-Wide College Softball Commitments

| May 26,2016

Here at OPS, we would like to begin a log of all of our college bound players in celebration of our beloved sport of Softball. We are asking your help as we celebrate our Oregon athletes, who will now take their talents onto the next level. If you know of...

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2016 4A Softball All-League Selections

| May 27,2016

We would like to celebrate our state-wide All League selections from all classifications. Congrats to all selected but let's never forget, that although the awards are individual, it takes other great teammates and coaches to make it all possible. We not only celebrate these athletes, but the game itself. If...

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2016 Oregon High School Football season!

2016 OSAA State Playoff Brackets

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2014 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 7

Here are this week's premature playoff predictions (Week 7).  And a reminder -  all future predictions are based on the Freeman Ratings found on calpreps.com. I promise, I don't hate your school....and I really couldn't care less if they beat that team you don't like or not.


Editor's Note: OregonPrepSports apologizes for not getting Jeff's Week 6 playoff prediction published in a timely manner.  Hopefully Jeff's Week 7 predictions with 1A included will offer a little solace?


So, with that out of the way, I present:


#3 Dufur Rangers Corral #2 Sherman County 52-16

Rangers outscore the Huskies 38-0 in the 2nd half on the road to claim sole possession of first place in Special District 4.


Coach HendersonIn a battle of two heavyweights in the 2014 8-man classification, the Dufur Rangers made the trip to Moro and delivered a second-half knockout punch to the previously unbeaten Sherman County Huskies.  #3 Dufur (6-1, 4-0 Special District #4) piled up 465 yards of rushing with three different running backs each getting over 100 yards on the ground for the night.  It was the Ranger defense, though, that stepped up big as they shut out the high-scoring Husky offense in the second half in cruising to the 52-16 victory.  The #2 Huskies (6-1, 3-1 Special District #4), who came into the game averaging 66 points per game, put up 341 yards of rushing of their own, including 245 by Brett Evans, but struggled to move the ball once into Ranger territory.


The Dufur defense forced Sherman County to turn the ball over on downs 3 times in the first half and also recovered two fumbles along with Bailey Keever's 60 yard interception return for a touchdown.  Keever, Dufur's starting QB, also led the team in rushing, amassing 175 yards on just 9 carries.  Nick Little did most of the heavy lifting, carrying 19 times for 152 yards whilc Trevor Tibbets tacked on 126 yards on 11 carries.  Sherman County, in addition to Evans' 245 yards on 21 carries also got 81 yards from Maverick Winslow on 20 carries.


This game not only featured 2 fierce rivals with high-scoring offenses, but 2 great coaches in Dufur's Jack Henderson (pictured left - 5 state titles in 6 championship appearances) and Sherman's Ron Townsend (2 state titles in 3 appearances).  There were even 2 sets of twins (Dufur's seniors Nick and Jake Little as well as Sherman's Brett and Blake Evans, also seniors).  The action on the field didn't disappoint and you can expect both of these teams to make deep runs into the 8-man playoffs at the end of the year.


Summit Subdues Ridgeview


It didn’t come easy, but the Summit Storm jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Ridgeview, but the Ravens took advantage of 3 Storm turnovers to rally back.

Summit’s defense put the pressure on Ridgeview Sr. quarterback Jacob Johnson late in the game, and put away the Ravens for a key IMC win, 28-14.

The Storm win their 3rd game in the last 4 weeks to improve to 2-1/5-2.

WATCH REPLAY Summit vs. Ridgeview HERE.


Cascade Sews Up OWL Championship

21-0 Win In Shaff Road Showdown Secures Title


Turner - Cascade sewed up the Oregon West League Title with a 21-0 win over rival Stayton in the annual "Shaff Road Showdown" Friday night. It was the last home fame of the regular season for Cascade, and the Cougars' second OWL title in the 3 years since former assistant coach Steve Turner came home to become head coach.


The story was more about the 0 than the 21 in the score, as defense was the story of the night, as Cascade not only shut out Stayton, the Eagles were only able to threaten to score once against the aggressive Cougar defense.


After an initial exchange of punts, Cascade took the initial lead by capitalizing on a short field, a result of a 47 yard punt to start the exchange by the Cougars' John Schirmer that pinned the Eagles at their own 4 yard line. Taking over at the Stayton 44, Cascade ran 7 of 8 times, with the drive capped by Garrett Coffey's 4 yard run just over 7 minutes into the contest.


Silverton Makes Statement Against South Albany


Foxes Overwhelm Rebels


Logan Munson DSC06002Silverton - OSAA 5A top rated Silverton made a statement Thursday night, blowing South Albany off the field to the tune of a 62-14 score before the end of the 3rd quarter. The Rebels, enjoying their best season in a very long time, came into the game just 1 game back in the Mid-Willamette Conference standings. But they were no match for the tempo of the Foxes, and the depth, as 8 different players found the end zone, and Silverton got points from all 3 aspects of the game.


The Foxes forced the Rebels into a 3 and punt on the first possession of the game, and then capitalized on an apparent missed fumble call, the first of many officiating events that would draw the ire of both sideline staffs, to score first, on a 16 yard run by Austin Wiesz, while the South Albany squad seemed still distracted by the disallowed fumble recovery.


The conversion kick sailed wide right, one of the few things that didn't go right for Silverton on the evening, but the Foxes quickly made up for it. On the second play from scrimmage on the ensuing South Albany drive, a quick out pass into the right flat by Rebel quarterback Tyler Kelsch was an easy read, and a quick 12 yard pick 6 for Colton Harle.


This time Noah Dahl drilled the PAT kick, something he would do 7 more times before the night was done.


2014 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 5

I'm back, making my semi-educated guesses about who will end up playing who where in the OSAA football playoffs for 2014. I make no guarantees about the ultimate correctness of these predictions, only that they are rightish at best.


This year the OSAA has decided to include the Colley Matrix as part of their rating system. Unless you've had a college course in linear algebra (and I've had several, thanks.) you won't understand most of how they work. Trust me, my spreadsheet does them correctly if all the data is entered right. (It is....I hope.)


All future predictions are based on the Freeman Ratings found on calpreps.com. I promise, I don't hate your school....and I really could care less if they beat that team you don't like or not.


If you want a copy of my spreadsheet in .xlsx format to play with, you can email me at Cottage Grove High School.  1A will hopefully be added in the next edition.  So, with that out of the way, I present:

Lava Bears Make I-M-C Statement, Take Down Redmond In Final Seconds


Bend High Head Coach Matt Craven (3rd Year) lead his Lava Bears (4-1/1-0) to a last second 21-20 Intermountain Conference victory Friday night at Redmond High School over the previously undefeated Panthers (4-1, 0-1), overcoming an early 20-6 deficit by scoring two late touchdowns.


You can watch a FREE replay by clicking this link for ‘Play Action Sports Media.’




2014 4A Football Polls


4A Coaches Poll - 11/05/14 (FINAL POLL)


1 Gladstone (8-0)  
2 North Bend (8-0)  
3 Scappoose (7-1)  
4 Mazama (8-0)  
5 Cascade (7-1)  
6 Phoenix (7-1)  
7 Crook County (7-2)  
8 Philomath (7-2)  
9 South Umpqua (7-2)  
10 Banks (6-3)  

4A Coaches Poll - 10/29/14


1 Gladstone (8-0)  
2 North Bend (8-0)  
3 Mazama (8-0)  
4 Scappoose (7-1)  
5 Cascade (7-1)  
6 Phoenix (7-1)  
7 Philomath (6-2)  
8 Marshfield (6-2)  
9 Crook County (6-2)  
10 South Umpqua (6-2)  

4A Coaches Poll - 10/22/14

1 Gladstone (7-0)  
2 North Bend (7-0)  
3 Mazama (7-0)  
4 Scappoose (6-1)  
5 Cascade (6-1)  
6 Molalla (6-1)  
7 Phoenix (6-1)  
8 Marshfield (6-1)  
9 Philomath (5-2)  
10 Crook County (5-2)  

Taft Tigers Maul Horizon Christian 55-34

Senior QB Pete Lahti throws for over 400 yards and 7 touchdowns as the #10 Tigers up their record to 4-0.


The Tigers, led by senior QB Pete Lahti (#8 left), have a lot of weapons in their arsenal.  Lahti looked like he was trying for Wazzu QB Connor Halliday's NCAA record for attempts the way he slung the ball across the field.  Lahti finished the day 38-53 with 436 yards and 7 TDs - all with no interceptions.  Juniors Alroy Zacarias and Rylan Fisher were the main recipients with Zacarias catching 12 passes for 199 yards and 4 TDs and Fisher hauling in 10 catches for 11 yards and 2 TDs.


But despite all of this offense, it was the Tiger defense that played a huge role in putting away Horizon Christian.  Horizon's first 6 possessions of the 2nd half went as follows:  forced fumble, turnover on downs, turnover on downs from unforced fumble, interception, interception, turnover on downs.  Those 2 interceptions were deep in Hawk territory and turned into quick Tiger touchdowns as Taft stretched a 7-point halftime lead into a 21-point cushion after 3 quarters.


Horizon Christian, behind junior QB Sandis Chhay, tried to keep pace with the Tigers, but found themselves outgunned.  The Hawks employed an "offense by committee" approach, regularly rotating the backfield between seniors Michael Weber, Danny Herenandez, and Trevor Tillema, along with junior Robbie Cain.  The QB duties saw a mix of junior QB Sandis Chhay and sophomore Koby McCallum running the offense.


A lot of good football teams have come through Taft over the years when the tigers were playing in the 4A Oregon West or Val-Co leagues.  Those good teams were usually the visitors, though.  It's been a long time since the dominant team on the field in Lincoln City was the hometown Tigers.  How long?  I can't say - my detailed records only go back to 2004 and Taft has already won more games this year than any of those seasons (their best was a 3-7 campaign in 2009).  Over the last 10 years, Taft has a combined record of 17-75 and was just 5-41 in league games.  Most would figure that Taft would see a little more success in dropping down to the 3A West Valley League, but the WVL routinely puts out teams that compete for the 3A state title - teams like Horizon Christian.  This season, though, things have changed.  The 4-0 Tigers are now 2-0 in the WVL and the talk at the Otis Cafe about the kind of team Coach James Mick has put together can be heard through the VanDuzer Corridor.  As Coach Mick told his team after the game, "This was a good win against a quality team.  You guys really stepped up"!  Inded they have, Coach Mick, and the rest of the WVL and 3A have taken notice.

2014 1A Football Polls

Poll courtesy of PrepTalkEugene


1A Coaches / Media Poll - 11/4/14 (FINAL POLL)

1 Adrian (8-0) (9) 99
2 Dufur (8-1) 87
3 Lowell (8-1) (1) 82
4 Camas Valley (6-1) 70
5 Sherman (8-1) 61
6 Crane (7-2) 39
7 Days Creek (7-1) 29
8 Powers (6-3) 20
9 Wallowa (6-2) 16
10 Hosanna Christian (6-2) 15
  Others: Triangle Lake 14, Yoncalla 14, North Douglas 2, Chiloquin 1, Pine Eagle 1.  

1A Coaches / Media Poll - 10/28/14

1 Adrian (7-0) (10) 100
2 Dufur (8-1) 89
3 Lowell (7-1) 81
4 Camas Valley (5-1) 65
5 Sherman (7-1) 58
6 Hosanna Christian (6-1) 49
7 Chiloquin (7-1) 28
8 Crane (6-2) 27
9 Days Creek (6-1) 19
10 Wallowa (6-1) 18
  Others: Powers 6, Triangle Lake 5, Yoncalla 5.