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Prep hoop season closes in on big tournaments

The Les Schwab Invite and Nike Interstate Shootout are just a week away
Dec. 19, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

Jesuit continued on its pace toward a fifth consecutive state title with an 88-55 win over South Salem Tuesday night, improving the team to 6-0 on the season heading into a game Firday at Silverton.

The Crusaders narrowly survived a series of three games against Class 5A schools early in the season, including an overtime win over Jefferson, but have won their past two games by 33 points each time.

They begin play in the Les Schwab Invitational Dec., 26 against Sheldon.

Lake Oswego, which lost to Jesuit in the state final last year, is also set for the LSI and will play Sunset in its opener.

In girls play, Oregon City won the Iolani Classic in Hawaii with a 49-44 victory over Dr. Phillips Academy, whch had been previously unbeaten, in the final.

The Pioneers begin play in the Interstate Shootout Dec. 27 against Southridge, which it beat 79-38 two weeks ago, in one half of the tournament, which has two 16-team brackets.

One team that is skipping out on the Interstate tournament is defending state champion South Medford, which is traveling out of state to to Maryland for an eight-team tournament. The Panthers will play in a four-team tournament in San Francisco in January as well.


Grant win highlights cross country finals

The Generals win a rare girls title amid a flurry of regular champions
Nov. 3, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com

Sparked by a third-place finish from senior Parkes Kendrick, the Grant High girls cross country team won the Class 6A team title at the OSAA state meet Saturday, scoring a win for a Portland school for the first time in the meet since 1978.

Kendrick finished just ahead of freshman teammate Ella Donaghu in the race and the Generals, who were seventh in the meet last year, won the school's second title - the other coming in 1974, the first year girls championships were held for the sport.

Central Catholic reclaimed the team title in the Class 6A boys race.

In Class 5A, Summit won the boys and girls team titles for the second consecutive year.

In Class 4A, Siuslaw scored a meet-low 29 points to win the boys race, while La Salle won the girls race for its first team title.

Union won both Class 3A team races.


Oregon Prep Playoff Schedule

From Cross Country to Basketball to Baseball and Lacrosse
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Pioneers prep for Clackamas with blowout

No. 2 Oregon City beats Lake Oswego three days before key TRL game
Feb. 7 2012 / By Jordan Royer, oregonsports.com

Second-ranked Oregon City girls basketball team rolled in and out of Lake Oswego Tuesday with a 76-41 tune-up in preparation of its game with No. 4 Clackamas Friday.

Jenae Paine and Catelyn Preston set the tone early for the Pioneers as they combined to score 19 first-quarter points and help their squad to a 25-12 advantage entering the second quarter. They didn't let up there as Marcie Lugar helped add to the Oregon City lead. Paine finished the contest with 16 points while Preston and Lugar each tallied 14.

“Everyone is working hard in the right way and it gives everyone a chance to score … tonight was my night, I guess,” Lugar said.

Oregon City, now winners of seven straight, have averaged over 80 points since its loss to top-ranked and unbeaten South Medford. The Pioneers improved to 17-2 overall, 6-0 in Three Rivers League play.

Lindsay Shallman scored 10 points for Lake Oswego, but finished with 12. Marlee Chovich added eight points for the Lakers, who dropped to 10-9, 1-5.

Oregon City coach Kurt Guelsdorf said his team is playing to its game plan as it gets farther removed from the 69-50 loss to South Medford in the title game of the Nike Interstate Shootout, Dec. 30.

“If we can make the easy ones then we can get into our press," Guelsdorf said. "It all starts with pressure.

“I like how we are playing, I like our chemistry." 

Oregon City beat Clackamas 64-58 when the teams met at Clackamas, Jan. 17. Clackamas enters Friday's game at Oregon City at 15-4, 4-2 with its other TRL loss coming to West Linn.

Oregon City plays host to West Linn Tuesday.

Oregon City......25 15 16 20

Lake Oswego...12 11 7 11

Oregon City- Walters 2-0-6; Gertz 1-0-3; Lugar 5-4-14; Goff 1-0-2; Fifield 2-0-5; Jer. Paine 1-2-4; Jo. Paine 3-2-8; Bradford 1-0-2; Johnson 1-0-2; Jen. Paine 5-2-16; Preston 7-0-14

Lake Oswego- Chovich 1-6-8; Timberg 2-2-6; Nielsen 1-1-3; Moiso 2-0-5; Swayne 2-0-5; Shallman 5-2-12; Jarrell 1-0-2 

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