Prep Athlete

Prep athlete of the week: Payton Presley

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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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Prep Athlete of the Week: Dane Stapley

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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.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Alix Leavitt

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Alix Leavitt led the Billies to a 27-4 record in league over the last two seasons.

With Leavitt on the floor, the Billies added a Mountian Valley championship to the Pleasant Hill rafters.

Her hard work transformed Leavitt from an all-league player to the Mountain Valley MVP.

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'Everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for'

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JT Ayers, a senior at Churchill High School, is a three-time runner up in the State Wrestling Finals in his weight class.

This year he enters the state meet as the top qualifier in the 5A 120 weight class.

“As a three-time finalist, everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for," Ayers said.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Jacquie Price

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Jacquie Price is a Junior at Thurston High School.

She placed 1st in four events in the 6A district swim meet: the 100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle, and she anchors the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.
               
Price broke her own school record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 56.07 seconds, four seconds faster than the 2nd place finisher.
               
She is the 2nd seed in the 100 Butterfly at this weekend’s State meet at Mt. Hood Community College.

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'I really enjoyed how welcoming Springfield is'

'I really enjoyed how welcoming Springfield is' »Play Video

It didn't take long for coaches from around the league to learn about Saniah Simpson.

"It's been difficult just to transfer from a big city to a small town like this, but I really enjoyed how welcoming Springfield is," she said.

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'With the clock running out, he's going to hit the shot'

'With the clock running out, he's going to hit the shot' »Play Video

Coming off a 2nd place finish in football, Hunter Knox swapped his cleats for some high tops to join the Harrisburg Eagles on the basketball court.

"I was pretty nervous last year just being a freshman and all, and so I was kind of afraid to fail last year," Know said. "This year coach has told us the players who want to be great can't be afraid to fail."

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'It's my last year to make a difference, so that's what I'm going to try to do'

'It's my last year to make a difference, so that's what I'm going to try to do' »Play Video
Mason Green-Richards

While a lot of the spotlight at South Eugene High School is on Eli Lininger, Mason Green-Richards has been playing alongside Lininger for many years.

This season, the silent scorer has turned into a vocal leader on and off the court.

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Prep Athlete of the Week: Tessa Moses

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Tessa Moses started cheerleading in 7th grade and for the past four years has been a part of the Oregon Dream Team, based out of Beaverton. She is a flyer.

Tessa Moses is a senior at Churchill High School who has competed at the Cheerleading Worlds the past three years.

Moses started cheerleading in 7th grade and for the past four years has been a part of the Oregon Dream Team, based out of Beaverton.

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