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Receiver Richard Kennewell has a career night as the Cavaliers stun the Lakers in a controversial finish

The Eagles maintain their winning ways with a rebuilt front line, move to No. 1 in 3A/2A/1A rankings

The Lakers face 6A's top-ranked defense in the reigning state champion Cavaliers; Pendleton, Scappoose collide in 5A battle


After scoring one goal last season, the Indians have erupted for 18 goals under first-year coach Kristin Parks

The veteran Spartans, semifinalists the last two years, are 8-0 behind University of Portland-bound Ryann Gregg

The first-year Bulls have only six players on their roster, all of them exchange students

Kyla Becker 'not afraid to test her limits' as she goes after the 6A contenders


West Linn's Ethan Long diagnosed with ankle sprain; Tualatin's Kyle Dernedde responds well after tweaking knee

Santiam's statement win; Tigard's Stockdale shines; Silverton comes through late; Newport, Seaside offenses explode

The Falcons force four turnovers in a wire-to-wire win over last year's 6A football runner-up

It's the No. 3 Foxes vs. the No. 5 Warriors in a key 5A Mid-Willamette game; West Linn-Sheldon among other top Week 3 contests


Spurred by last year's playoff loss, the second-ranked Rams open the season with road wins over No. 3 Jesuit and No. 1 Grant

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state


The sophomore-dominated Huskies look to build on their dramatic improvement in 2017

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state


The Crusaders steady themselves and finish off No. 2 Central Catholic to improve to 8-0

In a seven-year span, the Hilanders rise from near extinction to the No. 1 ranking in the 3A boys coaches poll

North Medford's Eli Spence gets comfortable at tailback; Tigard's Craig Ruecker joins the 300 club; Clatskanie's title chance

Quarterbacks Nathan Overholt and Demontre Thomas II duel in what could be a preview of the 5A football final


A look at the top teams in the state

Week 2 schedule also includes a pair of Class 6A games matching top 10 teams

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state


The Eagles reshuffle their lineup and their offense finds another gear

After one season as Roosevelt's coach, Michael Bontemps takes over the Generals again

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state


A look at the top eight-man and six-man teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state

A look at the top teams in the state


A look at the top teams in the state

Last year's Class 5A runner-up dominates with a state-leading time in his first meet

A look at the top teams in the state

The Cubs, coming off back-to-back state titles, face a difficult road in the power-packed Oregon West Conference


Oregon City's Zakhayas Dennis-Lee, Westview's JJ Woodin stand out; North Bend gets payback in Civil War

First-time starter Jackson Laurent throws for 298 yards and five touchdowns as the Lakers dominate the 6A football opener

Class 6A power Jesuit has a new challenger in 10-time 5A reigning champion Summit

The opener features a quarterback duel between the Lions' Ethan Long and the Rams' Cade Knighton


The Cavaliers are loaded on defense and have a promising collection of skill players, bolstered by transfers

The Class 4A Valiants, runners-up three times in the last 10 seasons, once again look like a top contender

An early look at the top teams in the state

An early look at the top teams in the state


The Lancers, last year's Class 5A runners-up, aim for their first state championship since 1977

An early look at the top teams in the state

An early look at the top teams in the state

Exhausted after leading Cascade to 4A title in 2015, Steve Turner found his energy and has landed 'where I always wanted to be'


The Crusaders outscored their opponents 86-2 on their way to a Class 6A title last season

An early look at the top teams in the state

An early look at the top teams in the state

Tom Smythe, who won 278 games and three state titles in 34 seasons as a head coach, is back as an assistant


Teams meeting OSAA criteria can play down one classification for the next two seasons

The Spartans are 'galvanized' from their defeat in the Class 5A final, when they couldn't close out Woodburn

An early look at the top teams in each classification

Longtime coach Rick Lorenz is optimistic that his team can build on last year's Class 6A runner-up finish


An early look at the top teams in each classification

The Bulldogs, for years one of the state's top Class 4A teams, enter a new world in 5A

An early look at the top teams in each classification

Four years after it was disbanded, the Class 6A Pacific is back together, with a slightly different lineup


An early look at the top teams in each classification

An early look at the top teams in each classification

The Bulldogs join the Oregon West Conference, which includes both of last year's Class 4A finalists

The Bobcats have dominated the small-school meet in the past decade, and their path to more titles could get easier


Powered by sophomores last year, the Rams had state champion Clackamas on the ropes in the playoffs

Teams can mutually agree to modify kicking rules before coin flip of subvarsity games

John Beck comes to the Generals from Crater, where he won four conference titles in 13 seasons

The Pioneers won the TRL football title in 2013 before spending the last four years in the Mt. Hood Conference


The Storm of Bend has won 74 state titles in 15 sports since Class 5A started in 2006-07

Athletic directors cut back on league play in a push to improve competitive balance

The number of high school sports officials in Oregon has dropped 18 percent in the last eight years

Butch Self succeeds veer offense guru Chris Knudsen, who stepped down after 32 seasons with the Eagles


Four-time reigning Class 3A/2A/1A champion Oregon Episcopal bolsters its schedule, which includes Summit, last year's 5A champ

The Mavericks, whose freshman team beat Jesuit and Sheldon last year, will play a Metro League varsity schedule in 2018

The two-year trial includes 19 schools in two Class 1A special districts

Crook County's Rosie Honl, Clackamas' Jim Stultz among head coaches to step down


Dufur goes after another 1A title with one of its fastest teams