Blake Ellis called his senior year at Days Creek High School “a dream come true.”
Two Oakland players and one Glide player were among those recognized in the Class 2A girls basketball all-state voting conducted by the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association.
Senior pitcher Madysn Blevins, who helped Roseburg advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A softball playoffs, received second-team honors in The Oregonian’s recent all-state voting.
Junior Nicki Derrick, who pitched North Douglas to its second Class 2A/1A softball championship in three years last weekend, was selected the Special District 3 player of the year in voting done by the coaches.
Glide placed four players on the Class 2A/1A Special District 5 softball all-league first team in voting done by the coaches.
EUGENE — Roseburg High track and field athletes Hunter Agsten and Colin Ellis took part in the El Jefe meet on May 31 at South Eugene High School.
State champion Umpqua Valley Christian, Reedsport, Glide and Oakland had players selected to the Class 2A/1A baseball all-state teams.
KEIZER — The Umpqua Valley Christian baseball team never trailed Kennedy on Friday — even though the Trojans had a great opportunity to take the lead.
Umpqua Valley Christian survived Kennedy's seventh-inning rally and the Monarchs scored five runs in the top of the ninth to claim their third OSAA Class 2A/1A baseball championship on Friday at Salem/Keizer Volcanos Stadium.
Sutherlin placed four players and Douglas two on the Class 3A Special District 4 baseball all-league first team in voting done by the coaches.
South Umpqua senior pitcher Tayah Kelley, who helped the Lancers win the Far West League title and advance to the semifinals of the OSAA Class 3A softball playoffs, was selected the FWL’s player of the year in all-league voting done by the coaches.
The Umpqua Valley Christian baseball team didn’t have much time to savor its 12-10 road victory over top-seeded Knappa on Tuesday in the semifinals of the OSAA Class 2A/1A playoffs.
Two teams who each captured their first state championships in Class 2A/1A softball the past two years will square off in the final on Friday in Eugene.
Coming back from a nine-run deficit against top-seeded Knappa seemed like an impossible task for No. 4 Umpqua Valley Christian on Tuesday.
CLATSKANIE — In a matchup between two squads hoping to reach the championship game for the first time ever, it was the Clatskanie Tigers who accomplished that goal with a 10-4 win over the South Umpqua Lancers in the OSAA Class 3A softball semifinals on Tuesday at Clatskanie High School.
DRAIN — For the second time in three seasons, the North Douglas softball team will be playing for the state championship.
The four remaining Douglas County teams in the Oregon high school playoffs — South Umpqua and North Douglas softball and Umpqua Valley Christian and North Douglas baseball — all have one common trait as they prepare for their semifinal games on Tuesday.
CLACKAMAS — In a battle of sophomore pitchers, the Clackamas Cavaliers topped the Roseburg Indians 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 6A baseball playoffs on Friday.
Roseburg junior Gracious Lusby concluded her track and field season with a pair of top five finishes on the final day of the Class 6A meet Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.
Culver High School’s baseball team had a tough time hitting off of Umpqua Valley pitcher KC Pettibone on Wednesday. It also turned out the UVC junior had a key hit the Bulldogs couldn’t catch, either.