POLK COUNTY — Early or not, here they come.
PERRYDALE — If all goes well for them, the Perrydale Pirates boys basketball team hopes to be in a familiar late February position – the Class 1A playoffs.
WEST SALEM — Talk about a young team. The West Salem Titans didn’t have a senior on their varsity roster last season. That was part of the fallout from COVID-19, the statewide uncertainties and the change in high school scheduling.
INDEPENDENCE — The 2020-21 girls basketball season, rearranged as it was because of COVID-19, didn’t give teams and players a full shot at meshing to their highest potential.
WILSONVILLE — It looks like minor adjustments only for local high schools when the Oregon School Activities Association sets classifications and leagues for the next four years for all sports except football.
WEST SALEM — After one day to analyze the season-ending loss, West Salem football Shawn Stanley found himself studying a piece of paper. It showed a potential depth chart — starters and backups at each position — for next season.
MONMOUTH — How fitting it was that Luz Garcia was out on a long run when she got the news: She gets to race Nov. 20 in Saint Leo, Florida, representing Western Oregon in the NCAA Division II cross-country championships.
POLK COUNTY — Leaves have fallen, the trick-or-treating is done, clocks have been turned back, and now it’s time to get back to basketball, wrestling, swimming, cheer and dance.
WEST SALEM — Football teams always talk about the importance of winning the fourth quarter. Four fingers go up on each hand after the end of the third quarter. Coaches and players stress the word “finish.”
WEST SALEM — With excellent efficiency, West Salem’s football team made quick work Friday of putting the first round of the state playoffs behind them.
FALLS CITY — The Falls City/Kings Valley Charter football season came to a predictable but at least somewhat encouraging end on Friday. Try as they might, the Mountaineers were out-manned by visiting Waldport, one of the top teams in the state. The Irish came to Falls City and won 60-22.
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