Football: Dogs revamp offense for fall season

Football: Dogs revamp offense for fall season

Woodburn will run a spread option playbook under new offensive coordinator Woodburn football head...

Football: Huskies seek return to playoffs after one-year absence

Football: Huskies seek return to playoffs after one-year absence

Coach: Doug Bilodeau (fourth year) 2014 record: 3-5 overall (2-3 Oregon West Conference) 2014...

North Marion soccer team prepares to defend state championship

North Marion soccer team prepares to defend state championship

The North Marion boys soccer team is entering the fall season in a place it’s never been...

Football: Kennedy wants to challenge for league title

Football: Kennedy wants to challenge for league title

Already in one of the most difficult 2A conferences in the state, the Kennedy football...


Woodburn Area's Sports

August 26, 2015

Football: New head coach retools stagnant Gervais offense

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Josh Crawford 2014 record: 1-8 (1-6 PacWest Conference) 2014 recap: The Cougars had a rough go of things in their first season playing in the PacWest Conference. Gervais won just one game…
PHIL HAWKINS - Naomi Saalfeld
August 26, 2015

Gervais looks to improve upon successful 2014 volleyball season

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Andrea Belleque (first year) 2014 record: 8-15 overall (6-6 PacWest Conference) 2014 recap: After going winless in 2013, the Cougars enjoyed a bounce-back season last fall and nearly…
August 26, 2015

Lopez, Fackrell lead Woodburn cross country team

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Carlos Menezes (second year) 2014 recap: Senior Julio Olmos and sophomore Gustavo Lopez each placed among the top 10 finishers at the district championship, helping the Woodburn boys team…
COURTESY PHOTO ST. PAUL SCHOOL DISTRICT - Don Kunkel, business teacher at St. Paul is now also cross country coach.
August 19, 2015

Cross country: St. Paul looks within to find new coach

by Phil Hawkins
Business teacher Don Kunkel is excited to succeed former running coach Jess Turner this season Drawn to St. Paul by the opportunity to teach in a small school, business teacher Don Kunkel was…
SETH GORDON - Senior quarterback Carson Smith fires a pass during the Bucks annual preseason camp. The Bucks went 7-2 in their first season in 2A a year ago, but were kept out of the playoffs after losing the tiebreaker with fellow third-place finisher Kennedy.
August 19, 2015

Football: Fall season starts early for Buckaroos

by Phil Hawkins
The St. Paul football team was one of many high school programs around the region to host athletic camps last week Although fall practice began for all high school athletic programs on Monday,…
COURTESY PHOTO: WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP - King of the Valley winner Kenny Jones holds aloft his trophy at the Woodburn Dragstrip on Aug. 9.
August 19, 2015

Dragstrip: Jones wins big at Thunder Truck Drags

by Phil Hawkins
Kenny Jones, of Wilbur, claimed the Lucas Oil Big Rig King of the Valley award for the second year in a row at the 37th annual Lucas Oil Products Thunder Truck Drags at the Woodburn Dragstrip…
FILE PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Soccer saw the largest jump in participation last year among high school boys with more than 15,000 additional
August 19, 2015

High school sports participation increases for 26th straight year

by Woodburn Independent
The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 26th consecutive year in 2014-15 – topping the 7.8 million mark for the first time – according to the annual High School…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Central Catholic High senior Brady Breeze and the Rams will chase a third consecutive Class 6A  championship in 2015.
August 17, 2015

Check out our new 'PREP FOOTBALL' tab

by Miles Vance
The new feature will allow web readers to see all our coverage of high school football There hasn’t been one kickoff yet. Not one pass thrown, tackle made or helmet knocked against another in…
August 12, 2015

Annual Hoopla basketball tourney attracts teams around the region

by Phil Hawkins
The 2015 Oregon National Guard Hoopla had its biggest showing in 17 years of competition in Salem. The annual three-on-three basketball tournament featured more than 900 teams of all ages and…
August 12, 2015

Woodburn youth soccer camp

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn High School varsity boys soccer coach Stan Baker will host a youth camp for athletes age 7-to-11 in August. The camp is based on the Spanish training model of providing a purposeful…

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COURTESY OF DOUG BILODEAU - From left, North Marion cheer coach Ashley Murray, North Marion football coach Doug Bilodeau and Jordan Kendall at the 2015 Oregon East West Shrine Game.
Aug 12, 2015

Huskies bid farewell to former lineman at Shrine game

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion graduate Jordan Kendall (right) stands with Huskies head football coach Doug Bilodeau and cheer coach Ashley Murray at the 2015 Oregon East-West All Star Football game in Baker City…
PHIL HAWKINS - Grant (left) and Griffin Henry are ready to join the North Marion High School varsity baseball team under head coach Randy Brack, just like their dad Eric did 25 years ago.
Aug 12, 2015

Profile: Double Trouble

by Phil Hawkins
Twins Grant and Griffin Henry enter North Marion High School after a busy summer of baseball Eric Henry remembers multiple occasions while coaching baseball for sons Grant and Griffin, and…
Aug 12, 2015

Coach seeks to add AEDs to sidelines

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion's Doug Bilodeau wants a pair of defibrillators for additional player safety North Marion football coach Doug Bilodeau has never experienced a life or death scenario with one his…
PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn's newly renovated football field went from mush (below) to lush (above) in a matter of days after maintenance crews rolled out new sod turf two weeks ago as the final step in raising the field and improving drainage prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year.
Aug 05, 2015

Woodburn football field ready after renovations

by Phil Hawkins
Project was deemed necessary due to poor field conditions and frequent use When the Woodburn varsity football team takes the field for its home opener against the North Eugene Highlanders on…
JO WHEAT - After spending time playing for the North Marion Huskies last season, St. Pauls Elizabeth Brentano (above) and Logan Robinson (below) will be among the first members of the newly restored St. Paul softball team this spring.
Aug 05, 2015

Softball program returns to St. Paul this spring

by Phil Hawkins
Bucks open season at the varsity level in the 2A/1A Special District 2 It’s been more than 20 years since any girls laced up cleats and donned a uniform for the St. Paul High School softball…
Aug 05, 2015

North Marion AED fundraiser

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion High School is seeking donations to help raise money for an automated external defibrillator (AED). The athletic programs are seeking to purchase the device, which is recommended by…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - New volleyball coach Doyle Tracy is excited to begin building a positive culture of success within the Woodburn High School volleyball program.
Aug 05, 2015

Bulldogs turn to familiar face to coach volleyball

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn taps North Valley Volleyball Club and former North Marion coach Doyle Tracy to lead the Bulldogs for the 2015 season The Woodburn High School varsity volleyball team will feature a new…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Swan
Aug 05, 2015

St. Paul chooses Swan to lead track program

by Seth Gordon
Former Sherman and Molalla coach will replace Tony Smith as the P.E. and health teacher As an assistant and head coach in both football and track at Sherman High School, Todd Swan was quite…
Aug 05, 2015

Volleyball: Woodburn camp

by Phil Hawkins
The Woodburn volleyball program is hosting a volleyball camp at the Woodburn High School gymnasium Aug. 11-14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $25 per player for athletes from…
Jul 29, 2015

Softball: St. Paul coach wanted

by Phil Hawkins
St. Paul High School is seeking candidates for head varsity softball coach. For more information, contact St. Paul Athletic Director Tony Smith at 503-633-2541 or tsmith@stpaul.k12.or.us.



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