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Wrestling coaches looking to peak at right time
PLEASANT HILL – Creswell, Cottage Grove, Pleasant Hill and Springfield all competed at the King of the Hill Invitational at Pleasant Hill on Saturday. While Oakridge won the boys tournament…
Wrestling coaches looking to peak at right time
PLEASANT HILL – Creswell, Cottage Grove, Pleasant Hill and Springfield all competed at the King of the Hill Invitational at Pleasant Hill on Saturday. While Oakridge won the boys tournament…
HSSZ: The week ahead
Cottage Grove: 3-11, ranked #31■ In the bonus: Cottage Grove, on a seven-game losing streak, has a much-needed 10-day break after its loss to Hidden Valley. Head coach Pete LeMay…
HSSZ: The week ahead
Cottage Grove: 3-11, ranked #31■ In the bonus: Cottage Grove, on a seven-game losing streak, has a much-needed 10-day break after its loss to Hidden Valley. Head coach Pete LeMay…
Ex-Thurston tackle joins Beavers’ OL & January sports notebook
Starck Grant Starck, former Thurston Colt and son of Thurston head coach Justin Starck, decided to transfer from Nevada to Oregon State for next season. Starck was a three-star offensive…
Ex-Thurston tackle joins Beavers’ OL & January sports notebook
Starck Grant Starck, former Thurston Colt and son of Thurston head coach Justin Starck, decided to transfer from Nevada to Oregon State for next season. Starck was a three-star offensive…
HSSZ: All-State teams
Class 5AFootball: 1st team – TE Luke Newell, Thurston, Jr.; C Brian Dally Jr., Thurston, Sr.; LB Vaun Halstead, Thurston, Sr.; DB Darien Witham, Thurston, Sr.; P Connor Nevin, Thurston,…
HSSZ: All-State teams
Class 5AFootball: 1st team – TE Luke Newell, Thurston, Jr.; C Brian Dally Jr., Thurston, Sr.; LB Vaun Halstead, Thurston, Sr.; DB Darien Witham, Thurston, Sr.; P Connor Nevin, Thurston,…

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Brennen Murphy: Throwing down, flying high

By Ron Hartman / [email protected]

COTTAGE GROVE – With a 5-4 record, the Cottage Grove Lions aren’t exactly a high-flying bunch.

It was refreshing, though, for the Lions and their fans to see senior star Brennen Murphy earn his wings again. Murphy scored a career-high 30 points on the first day of the Cottage Grove Holiday Tournament, lifting the Lions to a thrilling 72-69 victory over South Umpqua. 

Stayton won the two-day tournament, topping Cottage Grove 54-45 in the championship game on Thursday, Dec. 22. 

“So far, they’re the tallest team we’ve faced, hopefully that’s the tallest team we see this year,” Murphy said after the tournament. “They were 6-6 and 6-7 up front. I’m 6-4.”

The Lions were yielding about three inches per man against the unbeaten Eagles (6-0), but it was a more level playing surface against South Umpqua. 

That’s when Murphy’s mad hops came into clear focus. 

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