The Monroe Dragons have been in the state title game the past two seasons and their left-handed pitcher, Austin Crowson, has been on the mound in all those big moments.
Crescent Valley junior Joe Casey is the son of a two time College World Series head coach, but he doesn’t let the pressure and expectations get to him.
Many high school athletes took home medals at the State Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field last weekend, but few drew cheers louder than Siuslaw High School freshmen Josh Payne.
After a strong showing at districts, South Eugene Axemen senior Reilly Bloomer is looking to leave Eugene a champion on the same track where he watched potential Olympians.
"2008 - that is kind of when I started, and that's when the Olympic trials came around, so it definitely had a big influence," he said.
After successful freshmen and sophomore seasons, expectations continue to grow for Sheldon High School golfer Ben Wanichek. The expectations got the best of him in his junior year, but now as a senior, he’s taking his game to the next level.
A softball career that started at 9 years old has been a self-described rollercoaster for Marist senior pitcher Shawna Burke.
But ever since she committed to her craft, it's been bad news for batters.
After breaking his arm pitching at age 12 and then tearing ligaments in both knees during his sophomore season and just before his junior season, Derek Hogate is back stronger than ever and leading the Churchill Lancers.
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.
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.
The Lebanon Warriors softball team is off to a winning start to spring play. Senior Sammy Burroughs hopes to make this season the highlight of her softball-filled life.
Sheldon High School junior Jenny Krause has been playing golf alongside her sister for most of her life.
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.
Coming off a 4th place finish in the state basketball tournament, Alec Cook is back playing his favorite sport: baseball.
Although she’s a junior, Autumn Baumgartner is in her first season at Sheldon after winning state championships her freshman and sophomore seasons at Willamette High School.
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.