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Tigers get no reprieve in Thursday game at fourth-ranked Willamina

Senior David Jin will be back as Taft High’s starting quarterback Thursday despite nursing an injured ankle when the Tigers travel to Willamina. Taft will...

Clatskanie 55, Taft 12 — Final

Stand by for Homepage's live, breaking, play-by-play coverage of Taft High's 7 p.m. Class 3A Special District 1 West Division 1 football game at Clatskanie

Sophomore Suarez to start at QB for Taft in league road game

Antonio Suarez will replace injured senior David Jin (ankle) at quarterback, and fellow sophomore JJ French will step in for junior Logan Gilleo at running back.
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Nestucca Bobcats tackle Tigers in middle-school football opener

The Nestucca Bobcats defeated the Taft Tigers 20-6 Tuesday in the middle-school football season opener at Nestucca.

Tigers cling to hopes for girls soccer play-in berth

Taft High junior co-captain Sammy Halferty scored the game’s only goal early in the first half on an assist from freshman Aubrey Sciarrota on Monday for a 1-0 girls soccer league  win at Gervais that kept the Tigers' postseason hopes alive.

Host Taft, Dayton race to scoreless boys soccer league match

Tuesday’s scoreless home league tie with Dayton will go down as perhaps the Tigers’ most memorable showdown of the season.

Selfish defense, goalkeeping propel Tigers to girls soccer tie

Calling it his team’s most complete match of the season, Taft High Coach Joey Arce-Torres’ girls soccer team played Dayton to a 1-1 league home tie Tuesday.
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Blanchet Catholic shuts out Taft boys, girls in prep soccer play

The scoreboard declared Blanchet Catholic a 2-0 boys soccer winner Thursday over Taft, but Tigers Coach Ryan Ulicni would beg to differ.

Break up the Tigers! Taft volleyball team takes second place

“I am beyond impressed and proud of the girls today,” second-year Taft coach Kelsey Hart said. “It's like Thursday's win flipped a switch in them.”

Tigers claw way to first league volleyball victory since 2015

As victories go, some are more memorable than most. Others can last a lifetime.

Tigers brace for shot at volleyball win in Thursday home match

“Our goal the rest of the season, and especially at tomorrow's home game against Clatskanie, is to play our game,” Taft Coach Kelsey Hart said.

Tigers start strong, show progress despite volleyball loss at Warrenton

The Taft High volleyball team claimed one set but fell to Warrenton 3-1 Thursday behind a revamped lineup that showed signs of progress as...

McLeish leads Taft boys, Ellis girls at Tillamook cross country race

Taft High senior Micah McLeish placed 11th to pace the boys team and junior Autumn Ellis finished 19th to lead the girls Friday in the Fred Berkey Cross Country Invite in Tillamook.

DeMello, Orendorff pace Taft; Hindman wins JV race

Taft junior Eli DeMello placed fifth for the boys and junior Brooke Orendorff ninth for the girls Thursday in the Conquer the Hill Invitational cross country meet in Sheridan.

McLeish, Ellis post top-three finishes for Taft cross country team

Taft High senior Micah McLeish finished second for the boys and junior Autumn Ellis third for the girls Thursday in the Cape Kiwanda Invitational cross country meet in Pacific City.

Taft struts its stuff at prestigious Prefontaine meet

The Taft High boys placed 10th and the girls 12th Saturday in the Prefontaine Memorial Invitational in Coos Bay that honors Steve Prefontaine -- the most dominant American distance runner of all time.
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Hawks end Tigers’ dream season with State semifinal victory

In a season of pioneering achievements at the plate, on the mound and in the record book, the Tigers’ gripping scripture of small-school baseball lore came to a tumultuous conclusion in an 8-6 home defeat to La Pine in the semifinals of the OSAA State Baseball Championships.

New-look Tigers, Hawks set for semifinal State baseball matchup

A familiar foe in name only will take the field at the Pit Tuesday when the Taft High baseball team plays La Pine to advance to Friday’s Class 3A State championship game.
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King crowns Tigers State baseball semifinalists with complete-game win

Senior right-hander Caleb King shut down Joseph/Enterprise/Wallowa with a three-hit, 10-strikeout performance Friday to help lead the Tigers into the semifinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Baseball Championships.

West Valley League flexes muscle in State baseball, softball quarterfinals

The West Valley League will step to the plate wielding a big bat Friday with three quarterfinalists in both baseball and softball representing the conference at OSAA tournaments to determine the best Class 3A team in each sport.

Taft softball program moves closer to practice facility construction

“This building will have a positive impact on generations of softball players to come,” Stuart said. “It will give our program an edge and give us the tools needed to develop some amazing athletes.”  
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Taft softball batting practice facility under review

A Site Plan Review meeting for a Taft High softball batting practice building has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Northwest Conference Room at City Hall, 801 SW Highway 101.
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Taft’s Danneker first-team All-State, three others first-team all-league

Taft High sophomore catcher Hailee Danneker was named first-team All-State on Friday in Class 3A softball for the 2018 season.

Pirates put end to Taft’s State softball run with 4-2 home win

op-seeded Dayton High continued its perennial postseason presence by stifling a late Taft rally for a 4-2 victory Friday that propelled it into the semifinals of the Class 3A State Softball Championships.
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Taft track and field star Knott flashes shiny silver bling at State

Taft High sophomore Ella Knott won the silver medal in the javelin Thursday in the Class 3A OSAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene.
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Five Taft athletes put best foot forward at State track meet

Senior Preston Nightingale, sophomores Kaden Wright, Ella Knott and Autumn Ellis and freshman Jordyn Ramsey will open competition Thursday in the two-day Class 3A OSAA State Track and Field Championships in Eugene.
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Injury costs Arce-Torres trip to State, Taft boys shot at track title

A pulled hamstring suffered late Friday in his final qualifying run cost Taft High senior sprinter Gabe Arce-Torres a chance at three titles and a trip to State, and the boys a shot at the team crown Saturday in the Class 3A West Valley League District Track and Field Championships in Dayton.
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Taft’s Knott wins District gold with school-record javelin throw

Taft High sophomore Ella Knott broke her own school record to win the gold medal in the javelin Friday with a throw of 137 feet, 2 inches at the Class 3A West Valley League District Track and Field Championships in Dayton.
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Taft girls struggle to 10th place on opening day of State golf

The Tigers, who finished second in last week’s Special District 2 finals behind senior medalist Maya Hatton, toured the 5,416-yard par-72 layout in Banks in 432 strokes to stand in 10th place in the 12-team field.

Taft boys in 12th place through first day of State golf play

Taft struggled to a 12th-place standing behind first-place Bandon in the 13-team event at 6,346-yard, par-72 Quail Valley Golf Course entering Tuesday’s final round.
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Tigers hope to growl loudest in State golf tourney appearance

Members of the Taft High boys’ golf team might as well be caregivers, then, because the stakes will be high and the pressure immense over the next two days when the small-school OSAA State Golf Championships are contested at Quail Valley Golf Course near Banks.
Maya Hatton Wins District

Hatton wins District girls golf title, leads Tigers to State

Maybe it was fate that allowed senior Maya Hatton to arrange a date with State with her Taft High mates in the District 2 girls golf championships.

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