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Willamina hands Taft boys, girls season-ending basketball defeats

The Taft High boys basketball team fell 59-51 at Willamina in a Coastal Range League road game Monday night that closed out the Tigers' 2018-19 season.

Taft falls as seniors suit up for last time before home fans

Taft High's basketball programs bid farewell to several players competing in their final home game Tuesday, with the boys falling to Clatskanie 52-47 and the girls playing in the late game.

Taft girls push Rainier to edge before falling; boys lose to league leaders

The Taft High girls basketball team moved to the brink of its first league victory of the season Friday before falling 40-33 at Rainier...

Taft boys roll, girls fall in home league basketball games

Jordan Hall scored a team-high 13 points to help the Taft High boys basketball team snap a three-game losing skid Tuesday night with a 47-33 Coastal Range League home victory over Warrenton.

Bulldogs sweep Taft boys, girls in league basketball play

Willamina handed the Taft High boys and girls basketball teams Coastal Range League home losses Friday.

SHOOTING STAR: The sky’s the limit for towering Taft senior Ray Darrington

At 6-foot-9, Taft High senior Ray Darrington has stared down child neglect, school struggles, bullying -- even racism – but overcoming adversity has rewarded the 18-year-old prep basketball standout with promise for the future, where the sky’s the limit . . .

Taft falls to powerhouse Clatskanie in girls, boys basketball

The No. 1-ranked Clatskanie girls basketball team defeated Taft 100-15 Friday in Coastal Range League play, while the boys fell, 47-40, on the road.

Taft girls fall short of first league win; boys lose

The Taft High girls basketball team pushed Rainier to the brink Tuesday in pursuit of its first victory since early December, but fell short,...

Taft boys capture first league basketball win, girls fall

The Taft High boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday with its first Class 3A Coastal Range League victory, 46-25 over visiting...

Willamina drops visiting Tigers in boys, girls basketball action

The Taft High varsity basketball teams saw their respective losing streaks extended Tuesday with the boys losing 52-45 and the girls 63-36 in Class 3A Coastal Range League play at Willamina.

Hobbled Taft boys are own worst enemy in league home defeat

Turnovers and missed free throws proved costly as the injury-riddled Taft High boys basketball team opened its conference home season Friday with a 55-43 home loss to league-leading Clatskanie.

No. 1-ranked Toledo downs Taft for Kiwanis Holiday tourney title

The Taft High boys basketball team fell to No.-1 ranked and undefeated Toledo 85-50 in Saturday's championship game of the Taft Kiwanis Holiday Tournament.

Tiger boys to face No. 1 Toledo for Taft Kiwanis tourney title

The Taft High boys basketball team used its first home-court appearance of the season Friday to advance to the title game of its own Kiwanis Holiday Tournament with a 78-57 victory over Waldport.

Taft girls fall, boys win in Kiwanis Holiday Tournament play

The Taft High girls varsity basketball team fell to Oakridge 45-37 Thursday night in the Taft Kiwanis Holiday Tournament despite double-digit scoring from Claira Tolan and Autumn Ellis.

10th-rated 4A Tillamook girls get past 3A Taft on home floor

The Class 3A Tigers (2-2), who fell 50-34 Wednesday to the 10th-rated -Cheesemakers (6-1) of the 4A Cowapa Conference, will host No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Warrenton at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in their debut in the newly formed Coastal Range League.

Taft boys rally for upset road basketball victory over Tillamook

First-year Taft High boys varsity basketball coach Andy Morgan was well aware his team’s toughest test of the young season awaited when it stepped up in class Friday night on the road at Tillamook.

Foul trouble costs Taft boys in road loss; girls rally to win

The Taft High boys basketball team built a 26-18 halftime lead Tuesday, but foul trouble proved the Tigers’ undoing down the stretch in a 46-41 nonconference road defeat to Jefferson.

Taft girls win, boys fall in season-opening basketball play

The Taft High basketball teams split their season-opening games on the first night of the Westside Christian Tournament in Tigard on Friday night, with the girls defeating the Eagles 38-19 and the boys falling, 48-46.

New-look Tigers tip off season Friday at Westside Christian

Vowing that “basketball will matter at Taft.” new boys coach Andy Morgan hopes to revamp a program that has rarely experienced winning when it counts.

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