Summer Sports Zone June 13

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EUGENE – The day is Sunday, May 5, 2024. Oregon baseball is hosting the Utah Utes, with Utah leading 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Up steps Ducks…
Former Colt Molony breaking Duck records
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Summer Sports Zone Briefs: All-state spring, Olympic Trials
Colts lead the way with all-state baseball honors тЦа Thurston’s state championship baseball team placed numerous players on the all-state teams for the 2024 spring season. The Colts earned their…
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BACK-TO-BACK: Thurston baseball first Class 5A repeat champion

KALLIE HANSEL-TENNES / CHRONICLE PHOTO. Thurston’s senior trio of Adam Elliott (1), Eli Crist (middle), and Bryson Clifford (far right) celebrate together after the Colts won back-to-back state titles Saturday at UO’s PK Park.

EUGENE – In the 17 years since the Oregon School Activities Association moved from a four-class system to a six-class system, no baseball team in Class 5A had ever won back-to-back titles.

That all changed on Saturday at the University of Oregon’s PK Park as the Thurston Colts claimed their second straight title, with a 2-0 win over No. 4 West Albany.

“It’s pretty special. The kids worked really hard all offseason. They had a goal to accomplish, they bought in, and they competed against everybody,” said Thurston coach Dennis Minium. “They knew they had a target on their backs, but they play better that way. I can’t say enough about our group of kids.”

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