Sheldon tames Central Catholic, PIL gets hammered again
Sept. 7, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com
A week after pummeling Astoria 52-0 on the road, Gladstone took advantage of a series of turnovers and hammered Roosevelt on the road to improve to 2-0 as the second week of the prep football season played itself out Friday night.
Gladstone, which last won a state title 40 years ago, got a pair of short scoring runs from junior quarterback Austin Galvin and a defensive effort that included a pair of turnovers that ended drives by the Roughriders inside the Gladiator 20. On the night, five different players scored for Gladstone, which is two weeks away from a Tri-Valley League showdown with defending state champion LaSalle.
"We haven't forgotten them," said senior linebacker Oscar Sanchez, who had 12 tackles in the game. "We want to get back for losing to them last year. We've got a good defense, and want to show them that."
Of the numerous key games, Sherwood had the biggest win, upending Marist on the roa, 38-20.
Sheldon, the state runner-up last year, beat Central Catholic 33-26 in a road game played at Oregon City High.
In Portland, Grant powered past neighborhood rival Jefferson 58-12 in one of the Portland Interscholastic League's few wins of the 2012 season. Of the nine teams from the Portland Public Schools, only four have won at least one game. Overall, the district is 4-14, which includes the Grant win over league rival,
The Millers edge rival Thurston at cheerleading state finals
Feb. 11, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com
Springfield overcame a strong performance from rival Thurston to win a state title for the eighth-straight year Saturday at the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires state cheerleading championships.
Thurston finished ahead of Springfield in the coed division scoring, but had a one-point penalty from its routine and that boosted the Millers ahead by just .55 points, 70.25 to 69.70.
Tualatin and Westview both won titles for the second-straight year, switching their divisions from last year. Tualatin, the Class 6A Small division champion in 2011, won the 6A/5A Large division, while Westview, the large division champion last year, won the 6A Small division title by just 0.7 points over Newberg, which finished second for the third consecutive year.
The Timberwolves edged Clackamas by just 0.72 points, making the event one of the most competitive championships since scoring was added to OSAA results in 2001.
In other finals, Wilson won at Class 5A Small, while Sweet Home won at Class 4A Large. North Marion won at Class 4A Small for the sixth-straight year.
North Douglas won the Class 3A title for the second time in three years.