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North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2 League Champs!

| October 26,2019

North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2  League Champs!

How big was Friday night for The North Marion Huskies? Well let’s start with the first outright league Football title, in at least 60 years. 

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2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

Jeff Drumm | September 28,2018

2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

It's time for another season of Premature Playoff Predictions. Much has changed about Oregon high school football in the past year, but I got my spreadsheets adjusted, and (assuming I didn't make any typos) I'm ready to start guessing at what will happen.   Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings...

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NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

| September 13,2018

NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

What is Football without a great rival? One of the best ever is back in Northern Marion County! Photo Brent DeLaPaz Woodburn Independent Fall 1986- Pictured Woodburns Kit Cummings, and North Marions Kevin Pearson. Two good friends, who simply wore different uniforms.    The Woodburn/ North Marion rivalry, is one that stretches...

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Welcome to OregonPrepSports.net's coverage of the 2018 Oregon High School Softball season!

OSAA Playoff Brackets: 6A  5A  4A  3A  2A/1A


2013 4A Softball Polls

4A Coaches Poll - 5/5/12

1 Banks (20-2) (5) 68
2 McLoughlin (19-5) (2) 65
3 Gladstone (21-2) 56
4 Molalla (16-4) 44
5 Newport (16-3) 41
6 Yamhill-Carlton (13-7) 40
7 Henley (15-7) 24
8 Phoenix (16-5) 19
9 Mazama (15-6) 11
10 Madras (13-10) 7
Others: Elmira 6, Sisters 4.

Lady Buffalos Squeak By Lady Rangers

A two-run sixth inning wasn’t quite enough to overcome the Buffalos


ESTACADA, OR - Saturday was a beautiful day for softball at Coe Field. After back to back home runs by senior Hailey Clark and Freshman Rylie Canifax, it wasn’t quite enough as the Madras Lady Buffaloes beat the Lady Rangers 8-6.


The scoring started early for the Lady Rangers (8-5, 1-3 Tri-Valley League), as senior catcher Hailey Clark took the first pitch from Lady Buffaloes (8-5, 3-1) sophomore Lizzie Steuart and smashed it over the center field fence for an early 1-0 lead. “When I saw that pitch,” said Clark about the home run, “I was like, ‘No. She [Steuart] needs to be punished!”


IMG 4421Senior catcher Hailey Clark (34) crossing home after her home run in the first inning.


Freshman Rylie Canifax wants a part of the action as well, as she took the second pitch she was offered for a solo shot to make it 2-0. “When I saw Hailey do it [hit her home run], I was like, ‘OK, now I have to do one,’”, said Canifax, talking about her home run in the first. “I saw the ball right down the middle, well, and took a swing at it and it went over.”

2018 4A Senior All-Star Series

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A day after LaGrande won the 4A State Softball Title, some of the best Seniors got together for the annual Senior All-Star Series, and one last chance to wear their beloved school name across their chest before moving on to the next chapter in their lives.

2012 4A Softball Polls


4A Coaches Poll - 5/14/12

1 Central (19-4) (4) 67
2 Henley (20-3) (1) 60
3 Elmira (20-1) (2) 55
4 Banks (20-4) 46
5 Cascade (19-4) 45
6 Yamhill-Carlton (18-5) 40
7 Phoenix (19-6) 25
8 McLoughlin (13-9) 16
9 Stayton (15-8) 14
10 Madras (17-7) 13
  Others: Mazama 2, Baker 1.  

Cowgirls Blow Over Lady Rangers During Storm

 The Cowgirls used the high winds to the benefit to win over Lady Rangers


ESTACADA, OR - Maybe it was the heavy rain. Maybe it was the wind. Maybe it was the scoreboard flickering on and off during the game. Either way, Friday’s wind and rain storm did not benefit the Lady Rangers, as they fell 13-2 in 6 innings to the Crook County Cowgirls.


Things did not start out well for the Lady Rangers (4-6, 0-1 Tri-Valley Conference), as the Cowgirls (5-4, 1-0 Tri-Valley Conference) stuck out 6 batters in the first three innings. Estacada held strong, only allowing 1 run in those 3 innings, but that’s when the rain and wind started taking its toll on the game.


IMG 4332Sophomore Emily Gant sliding into second base on a double.


2018 2A Special District 2 Softball All League Awards

Player Of The Year-Jamey Buckridge Sr. Central Linn

Pitcher Of The Year- Tressa Riedman Sr. Kennedy

Coach Of The Year- Walt Simmons Kennedy


First Team

Pitchers- Tressa Riedman SR Kennedy, Bre Buckridge So. Central Linn

Catchers- Abby Frey Sr. Kennedy, Emma Johnson So. Central Linn

Infield- Hannah Arritola Sr. Kennedy, Jamey Buckridge Sr. Central Linn, Makenna Northern Sr. Central Linn, Molly Jaeger Sr. Kennedy, Brittany Grenbemer Jr. Santiam

Outfield- Marley Martinez Sr. St Paul, Payton Holt So. Central Linn, Ellie Cantu Fr. Kennedy

Utility- Kieley Griffin Sr. Perrydale


Second Team

Pitchers- Sydney Fahndrich Fr. Western Mennonite, Kokoro Izumi So. Central Linn

Catchers- Megan Tuck Jr. St Paul, Michelle Briley Sr. Santiam

Infield- Kenzy Lawrence So. Perrydale, Logan Robinson Sr. St Paul, Destiny Smith So. St Paul, Mckenzie Dodge So. Santiam

Outfield- Jazmyn Clark So. Santiam, Maddison Hicks Jr. Santiam, Sadie Smith Jr. St Paul

Utility- Morgan Walzcak Sr. Santiam, Grace Schaecher So. Kennedy


Honorable Mention

Pitchers- Mckenzie Weaver Jr. Santiam

Catchers- Sydney Lawrence So. Perrydale, Makennon Hopper Fr. Western Mennonite

Infield- Emily Cuff So. Kennedy, Belen Martinez Jr. Regis, Jazmine Compton So. Central Linn

Outfield- Alicen Ditter So. Regis, Sydney Northern So. Central Linn

Utility- Allie Baxter Sr. Regis


Please Note- If you have any All League Teams from across our great state at all levels, please email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and I will gladly add to this years list on OPS.


2011 4A Softball Polls

4A Coaches Poll - 5/9/11

1 Banks (17-2) (4) 66
2 Cascade (18-2) (2)
T3 Baker (18-2) (1)
T3 Central (16-2) 53
5 Madras (16-4) 40
6 Henley (17-6) 28
Sweet Home (14-2)
8 Mazama (16-4) 22
McLoughlin (15-8) 14
Scappoose (13-7)
Others: Douglas 6, Elmira 4, North Marion 1.

2016-17 State-Wide College Softball Commitments

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 any solid commitments, to any school for our Oregon based players whether it be moving on from high school, or The Junior College ranks, please shoot me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and I will gladly add them to the list as they come in. We hope you all enjoy what will be expanded coverage of our wonderful sport state-wide.


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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Lady Rangers Make Swiss Cheese Out of Cheesemakers

A seven-run first inning secures the win for the Lady Rangers


ESTACADA, OR - Sophomore pitcher Emily Gant pitched a gem on Thursday. In 3 innings on the hill, Gant allowed no runs on only four hits, striking out two, and walking two in a 9-2 win against Tillamook on Thursday.


The scoring started early for The Lady Rangers (4-5), getting 7 out of 11 batters across home plate in the first inning. Tillamook (1-5) had no answer for Gant, as she faced 11 batters in the 3 innings she was on the mound.

IMG 4217Sophomore pitcher Emily Gant pitching during Thursday's win against Tillamook.


The scoring didn’t stop for Estacada as senior catcher Hailey Clark doubled to start the third inning. Freshman third baseman Riley Canifax singled, but Clark was tagged out. Sophomore first baseman Izzy Hagel singled, and second baseman Tessa Riedel knocked Canifax and Hagel in with a line drive single to the wall, to make it 9-0 Rangers after 3.