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'It can't be this kid, because he's not that big - but it is'

'It can't be this kid, because he's not that big - but it is' »Play Video
Zack Short

The expression "it's not about the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog" couldn't be more true for Lebanon junior shot putter Zack Short.
    
He entered high school an undersized freshmen.

Now he's throwing stones at a nationally ranked distance.

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Tee It Up: Dealing with trees

Tee It Up: Dealing with trees »Play Video

So you're on the golf course and you hit a beautiful shot onto the fairway.

You can kind of see the green from here, but now something is blocking your view.

A tree.

Don't you just hate it when that happens?

So what do you do?
 
Coach Jeff Gaskill from Springfield Golf Club shows us some options in this edition of Tee It Up.

Prep athlete of the week: Payton Presley

Prep athlete of the week: Payton Presley »Play Video

The Cottage Grove Lions are off to the best start they’ve had in years. Junior shortstop Payton Presley has been a big part of their transformation. Now, he is ready to lead the Lions to their first league title since 1978.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jenny Krause

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Sheldon High School junior Jenny Krause has been playing golf alongside her sister for most of her life.

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Softball: No. 2 Ducks down Dawgs 15-6

Softball: No. 2 Ducks down Dawgs 15-6
Oregon Ducks celebrate after winning game #3 against the Washington Huskies on Sunday at Howe Field. After defeating the Huskies 8-0 in five innings in game #1, the Ducks lost to their rivals 10-2 in game #2, then the Ducks rallied to defeat the Huskies 15-6 in game #3 to win the series. Deb Josephson, Oregon News Lab

The No. 2 Oregon softball team closed their weekend series against the No. 19 Washington Huskies with an offensive explosion, taking down the Dawgs 15-6 in five innings on Sunday afternoon at Howe Field.

Softball: Huskies snap 13-game Duck winning streak

Softball: Huskies snap 13-game Duck winning streak
Oregon Ducks Danica Mercado (#2) makes a diving leap for a ball hit just outside her reach in the game against the Washington Huskies. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 10-2 in five innings in game two of the three game series, ending a 13-game winning streak for the Ducks and giving the Ducks their first eight-run rule loss since since 2013. Dan Morrison, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon softball team fell to the Washington Huskies 10-2 in five innings on Saturday afternoon, ending Oregon’s 13-game win streak and marking the Duck’s first conference loss on the year. Oregon is now 29-4, and 7-1 in conference play.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Dane Stapley

Prep Athlete of the Week: Dane Stapley »Play Video

After being knocked out in the first round of the State Playoffs last season the North Eugene High School baseball team committed to one another this off season.