Cottage Grove, Sports

Cottage Grove holiday tournament

COTTAGE GROVE – Thank goodness for silver linings.After losing both games of its own holiday tournament, the Cottage Grove girls could find some solace in knowing they are indeed growing and improving as a team.Stayton (5-1) rolled to a convincing 50-15 victory Thursday, Dec. 22 over South Umpqua to take the championship of the Cottage Grove Holiday Tournament.In the 3rd-4th-place game, Hidden Valley (2-7) pulled away to defeat Cottage Grove, 47-32. The previous night, South Umpqua topped the host Lions, 52-36.Against South Umpqua, the Lions (3-6) scored 18 . . .