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High schools readied for fall sports

Central Catholic, Summit enter as top programs
August 26, 2015 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

With just a week left before the fall high school season begins, both Central Catholic of Portland and Summt of Bend enter as the dominant programs at their classifications.

Central Catholic won three Class 6A state titles last fall: football, boys soccer and boys cross country, and reached the volleyball finals. Summit won three Class 5A titles: girls soccer, boys and girls cross country; and boys water polo, which is a sport not affiliated with the OSAA.

Solid programs in all three sports for the Rams make them a contender for titles in the same four sports, while Summit is a clear favorite for both cross country titles as well as the remaining sports, which has many Class 5A schools pointing out the school is sixed for Class 6A play due to its enrollment. Both Summit and Bend, which played in the girls soccer final, have more than 1,300 students when the Class 5A cut-off for Class 6A is roughly 1,250 students.

At other classifications, Valley Catholic won a pair of 4A titles: girls soccer and boys cross country; Oregon Episcopal won both soccer titles at 3A, and Burns won the Class 2A football and volleyball titles, becoming the first school do win that pair of titles since the state moved to six classifications in 2007.

Among other state highlights, Hermiston won its first football title, St. Helens won its first volleyball title, and Hood River Valley won its first boys soccer title - all at Class 5A.

The most notable absence among state champions was Crook County, which had its run of state volleyball titles snapped at eight.

Summit enters the season with the longest run of championships at seven girls cross country titles. The Storm is the favorite to win this year and into the future as three of its top seven state finishers were freshman last year, and state champion Olivia Brooks won as a sophomore.

 

Jesuit again leads state field of champions

Crusaders recover from Fall with two titles
March 27, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com

After missing out on a state title in fall for the first time in 20 years, Jesuit High rallied with titles in boys basketball and girls swimming this winter in OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires championship finals.

The basketball team went so far as to become the first team to score a four-peat at any level, beating upstart Lake Oswego in the Class 6A final at the Rose Garden.

In other highlights, South Medford, which had never played past the quarterfinals, won the 6A girls basketball title with an unbeaten season.

And, Dayton, a runner-up the past two years in 3A boys basketball, with several key players having lost the 3A football title on the final play, won the state title, beating Horizon Christian - its nemesis the past two years - in the final.

The winter included the stall-ball tactic used by Willamette in the 5A girls hoop final that got some afficianados calling for a shot clock.

Summit won both boys and girls team swim titles - the second sport the school has won both boys and girls team titles to go along with cross country in fall.

Here is a list of the winter sports champions:

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

6A: Jesuit 52, Lake Oswego 42

5A: Corvallis 63, Milwaukie 51

4A: Central 49, Phoenix 47

3A: Dayton 58, Horizon Christian (Tualatin) 35

2A: East Linn Christian 36, Western Mennonite 32

1A: Horizon Christian (Hood River) 58, McKenzie 46

GIRLS BASKETBALL

6A:South Medford

5A: Springfield 16, Willamette 7

4A: Henley 41, Sutherlin 35

3A: Vale 43, Valley Catholic 29

2A: Regis 59, Scio 49

1A: McKenzie 44, St. Paul 33

WRESTLING

6A: Roseburg

5A: Dallas

4A: Cascade

3A: Nyssa

2A: Culver

BOYS SWIMMING

6A: Sunset

5A: Summit

4A: Cottage Grove

GIRLS SWIMMING

6A: Jesuit

5A: Summit

4A: Henley

CHEERLEADING

6A/5A LARGE: Tualatin

6A SMALL: Westview

5A SMALL: Wilson

4A LARGE: Sweet Home

4A SMALL: North Marion

3A: North Douglas

COED: Springfield

 

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