THE MAIN EVENT Pleasant Hill Billies (3-0) vs. Banks Braves (3-0) Game facts: 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill High SchoolWhat2Know: Pleasant Hill is undefeated three weeks into the season. A big statement for a team that hasn’t had much success recently. First-year head coach Jeremiah Heacoack now faces his toughest[Read More…]

Thibodeaux gets yuks at Oktoberfest

COTTAGE GROVE – The German beer was flowing, people were mingling and dancing, and everybody was chuckling as Kelly Thibodeaux played “Ain’t No Crocodile” during Saturday’s annual Oktoberfest celebration co-hosted by the Axe & Fiddle and the Brewstation.  “A lot of people come up and ask, ‘Do you really have[Read More…]

The week ahead: Fall sports

VOLLEYBALL ■Cottage Grove has a busy week of non-league matchups ahead, hosting Hidden Valley tonight and 2nd-ranked Cascade on Tuesday. The Lions then travel next Thursday to face Klamath Union. ■Fourteenth-ranked Thurston has a heavy week of travel ahead. The Colts travel to Ashland tonight before heading to the Tualatin[Read More…]