YONCALLA — For a fifth consecutive season, the Yoncalla High School boys basketball program will have a new voice leading the team.
Sutherlin senior wing Mason Gill was selected to the Class 3A boys basketball all-state third team in a vote of the state’s coaches.
Oakland senior wing Colton Brownson has been selected to the Class 2A boys basketball all-state first team for the second year in a row following a vote of the state’s coaches.
Glide senior Caleb Alexander was voted to the first team and Canyonville Academy junior John Chen the second team when the Southern Cascade League released its boys basketball postseason honors recently.
North Douglas senior forward Jake Gerrard was selected the Skyline League boys basketball Player of the Year by the coaches.
Oakland bounced back from a 16-point loss to Knappa on Thursday and stayed alive in the Class 2A state boys basketball tournament Friday morning with a 60-43 victory over Bandon in a consolation game at Pendleton High School.
The fourth-seeded Knappa Loggers’ length was too much for No. 5 Oakland to handle as the Loggers felled the Oakers, 71-55, in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A boys state basketball tournament Thursday at the Pendleton Convention Center.
Senior Mason Gill and junior Collin Bodine of Sutherlin were selected to the Far West League boys basketball all-league first team in voting done by the coaches.
OAKLAND — There should be no lack of motivation when the fifth-seeded Oakland Oakers take the court against the No. 4 Knappa Loggers at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the Pendleton Convention Center.
CRESWELL — The fifth-seeded Creswell Bulldogs pulled away from a tight game in the fourth quarter Saturday night for a 49-42 win over the No. 12 Sutherlin Bulldogs in a Class 3A first round playoff game, denying Sutherlin a chance to return to the state tournament in Coos Bay.
WINCHESTER — The Riverhawks squandered a 16-point lead against No. 1-ranked Clackamas in the final five minutes of their Northwest Athletic Conference South Region men’s basketball game on Saturday.
OAKLAND — The Oakland boys basketball team is heading back to its favorite place outside Douglas County — Pendleton.
DAMASCUS — Umpqua Valley Christian fell 58-40 to top-seeded Damascus Christian on Saturday night in the second round of the Class 1A boys basketball playoffs.
Jordan Humphreys’ first year as head coach of the Roseburg High boys basketball team finished in familiar fashion at Robertson Memorial Gymnasium Friday night.
The No. 2-ranked Triad Timberwolves turned a 25-19 first-quarter lead into an 81-45 rout in the first round of the Class 1A boys state basketball playoffs Wednesday night in Klamath Falls.
Strong defense. Early offense.
GRANTS PASS — The Roseburg and Grants Pass boys basketball teams traded blows back-and-forth for 32 minutes, but needed overtime to decide a winner Tuesday night at Heater-Newman Memorial Gymnasium.
SUTHERLIN — What a weekend it was for the Umpqua Valley Christian boys basketball team.
OAKLAND — The Oakland boys basketball team used a big third quarter and defeated Jefferson 64-53 on Saturday night at the Nut House to earn the No. 1 seed in the Central Valley Conference.
SUTHERLIN — The North Douglas Warriors rebounded from a heartbreaking loss Friday night to get the early jump on Riddle and take third place in the Skyline League Boys Basketball Tournament, beating the Irish 45-36 Saturday night at the Dog Pound.
SUTHERLIN — The Umpqua Valley Christian Monarchs scored their biggest win of the boys basketball season on Friday night, and earned a berth in the Class 1A playoffs in the process.
SUTHERLIN — Macs Whetzel hit pair of free throws with 14 seconds left in overtime and Days Creek held on for a 43-41 win over Riddle on Friday in the Skyline League Boys Basketball Tournament at Sutherlin High School.
BANDON — The Bandon Tigers handcuffed the Reedsport Brave with a strong defensive effort in their Sunset Conference boys basketball playoff game on Thursday, winning 50-25.
DAYS CREEK — The Wolves had no trouble with the Pirates, ending Glendale's season with a 62-29 victory on Wednesday in the Skyline League boys basketball playoffs.
MERRILL — The Lost River Raiders jumped on Glide about the moment the Wildcats' bus pulled into the parking lot at Lost River High School.
TRI CITY — The St. Mary’s Crusaders hit their free throws in crunch time and earned the No. 1 seed in Far West League boys basketball on Wednesday night with a 57-49 win over the Sutherlin Bulldogs at South Umpqua High School.
Roseburg High junior Matt Parker scored a career-high 28 points and made eight 3-pointers to help will the Indians back from multiple double-digit deficits.
CAMAS VALLEY — Spencer Adams scored a game-high 19 points and Umpqua Valley Christian used a 23-4 fourth-quarter run to end Camas Valley's season, beating the host Hornets 54-33 in a Skyline League boys basketball playoff game Tuesday night.