Prep Athlete

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jacquie Price

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jacquie Price »Play Video

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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Prep Athlete of the Week: Griffin Meyer

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Griffin Meyer is a senior point guard on the Elmira High School Falcons basketball team.

Griffin is considered the team's leader and says expectations are high this season for his team.

He also plays soccer and baseball for Elmira.

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Sheldon sophomore shining for girls hoops team

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Hope Green

Hope Green-Brooks was just a freshman on the Sheldon girls varsity basketball team that won the Southwest Conference title last season. This time around, as a sophomore, she says she's grown out of the shyness that tends to overtake first year players.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ellie Pascoe-Long

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ellie Pascoe-Long »Play Video
Ellie Pascoe-Long

Ellie Pascoe-Long is a senior at Churchill High School and a level 10 gymnast for the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics.

She also signed her letter of intent with San Jose State last week and will be competing for the Spartans next year.

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'He makes amazing things happen'

'He makes amazing things happen' »Play Video
Daniel Wilson

Springfield High School quarterback Trever Watson appreciates what wide receiver Daniel Wilson brings to the Millers’ team. 

“He makes my job a lot easier,” Watson said. “All I have to do is get the ball in his hands and he makes amazing things happen.”

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'The light always wins': Family and football a win for athlete after foster care

'The light always wins': Family and football a win for athlete after foster care »Play Video
Alex Norris

Alex Norris is a senior tight end and defensive end at Lowell High School.

Alex’s accomplishments on the field are incredible, but his story off of it is even more amazing.

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South Eugene soccer team sets sights on a state title

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Kirk Bassett is one of three senior captains for the South Eugene soccer team.

He's been steadily improving since his freshman year and is now the 6A Southwest Conference Player of the Year.

Unbeaten so far this season on the soccer pitch, the Axemen has its sights set high.

Bassett said the goal is to win the state title - and he's confident that if they take care of business, they can do it.

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'We will be the best record team Junction City has ever had'

'We will be the best record team Junction City has ever had' »Play Video
The Junction City Tigers

McKenna Straube is leading the Junction City Tigers to their best soccer season in school history.

"We are hoping to get to 12 wins," she said. "We are 10 and 2 right now - and if we get to that point, we will be the best record team Junction City has ever had."

A 4-year varsity player, Straube is in her second season as the Tigers captain.

"You have some captains who are bosses," coach Chris Bolton said. "She is not that way. Her first instinct is to help others."

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