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Taft boys reach State behind first-team all-league golfer Merry

Logan Merry will be taking some shiny new hardware with him in remembrance of his time as Taft High’s leading player when he transfers from the school this summer.

Taft boys golf team sets stage for run at District title

The Taft High boys golf team, led by duplicate 83s from leading players Logan Merry and Bonny Patel, virtually clinched a spot in next week’s State championships under brilliant skies before the home crowd Monday at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort.

Hatton fires career-low 76 to seize District golf lead

After nearly two decades of teaching girls golf, no one knows better than Taft High coach Heather Hatton how fickle the sport can be.

Hatton, Merry to post final scorecards as Tigers at District golf events

A longtime coach and two leading players will bid farewell to their respective golf programs as District participants Tuesday when the Taft High boys and girls conclude play in competition to determine the field for the State championships.

Elite Taft student-athletes trade Tiger stripes to form Wolf Pack

Naomi Rini, Maya Hatton and Gabe Arce-Torres signed letters of intent Wednesday in the Taft High 7-12 Commons to compete in college athletics.

Host Tigers hope for Merry ending at boys golf District championships

At stake beginning at 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort will be a berth in the State finals, May 14-15 at Banks.

Taft boys golfers get final competitive tuneup before District tourney

The Taft High boys golf team used a team-leading 87 from junior Logan Merry on Monday in preparations this weekend for next week’s Class 3A Special District 2 Championships in Gleneden Beach.

Taft girls golfers get sneak preview of State tournament venue

Players from five schools got a taste Wednesday of what play in the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Girls Golf Championships will look like next month during an 18-hole preview match at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.

Taft’s Arce-Torres, Hatton, Rini to sign college athletic letters

Arce-Torres, who turns 18 Saturday, will join senior golfer Maya Hatton and senior soccer player Naomi Rini at 11:45 a.m. in signing letters to attend colleges on athletic scholarships.

Comeback earns Hatton District Preview medalist honors

Taft High senior Maya Hatton rallied from two shots down at the turn Monday to catch Salem Academy star and longtime rival Katie Goodwin and win the Special District 2 Preview girls golf tournament in Aumsville.

Winning Tigers warm up to tougher greens in boys golf match

Playing in warm weather and on quick greens on the home course of the 2016 NCAA champion Oregon Ducks, the Taft High boys golf team used a team-leading 81 from junior Logan Merry to emerge victorious Monday at a non-qualifying event in Creswell.

Hattons close out home golf careers in fitting fashion

Hatton, her assistant coach and husband, Rick, and her star player, daughter Maya, bid farewell to organized tournament golf at Chinook Winds Golf Resort on Thursday by winning the team title and medalist honors in fitting fashion.

Tigers fine-tune game for girls home golf tourney

Four players represented the Tigers in the tournament with the team’s annual home event scheduled Thursday, April 19,at Chinook Winds Golf Resort.

Taft boys golfers brave elements, post second-place finish

The Taft High boys golf team overcame wet playing conditions that included casual water on some fairways, greens and bunkers to place second Monday in an 18-hole West Valley League match near Lebanon.

Lady Tigers struggle despite career round from sophomore Halferty

Gorgeous weather greeted the Taft High girls golf team Monday at Creekside Golf Course in Salem, but the scores weren’t nearly as favorable in an eight-team event hosted by Blanchet High School.

Merry leads way for improving Taft boys team

Junior Logan Merry placed fourth with an 11-over-par 82 Monday to help lead the Taft High boys golf team to a third-place finish in the Trysting Tree Open in Corvallis.

Hatton gets Lady Tigers back in the swing of things

Taft High senior Maya Hatton shot 42 to earn medalist honors, while Newport’s Judy Shu carded a 48 for second Tuesday in a casual nine-hole golf outing at Chinook Winds Golf Resort.

Taft senior Hatton to play golf at College of Idaho

Taft High senior golfer Maya Hatton will take her game to the College of Idaho, a small private liberal arts college in Caldwell.

Taft girls lead way in Salem golf tournament

The Taft team was the only team to field a team score, having 4 players post an 18 hole score. Maya Hatton tied for first, shooting an 83. Violet Palermini, Olivia baker, and Sammy Halferty rounded out the final three varsity scores.

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