Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Cross Country


Vesma, Hindman lead Taft boys cross country team to State; Ellis paces girls

Seniors Matias Vesma and Lucas Hindman placed fifth and sixth, respectively, Thursday at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon to lead the Taft High boys...

Finland’s Vesma places fourth for Tigers in Toledo XC Challenge

Finnish foreign exchange student Matias Vesma led the Taft High varsity boys with a fourth-place finish in 17:29, and Zander Hryczyk, Eli Jones, Angelo Cruz Garcia, Cooper Fitch and Brayan Mateo posted personal-best times Saturday in the Toledo XC Challenge.

Four Tigers take top finishes into Cape Kiwanda Challenge

Four Taft High athletes will be coming off top-10 performances when the Tigers return to cross country action Thursday at the Nestucca Cape Kiwanda...

Experience, passion help Tigers set course for cross country success

With what amounts to two exhibitions under their heels, the Taft High cross country team opens with its first true competition of the fall season Tuesday at the Amity Invite.

Taft boys place eighth at State cross country championships

Senior Micah McLeish finished 27th and junior Lucas HIndman 34th Saturday to pace Taft High to an eighth-place finish in the OSAA State Cross Country Championships.

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.

Taft wins Battle, youngsters lead Tigers to Best finish at Deedon Invite

Sixth-graders Trenton Battle and Ryan Best led the Taft middle school cross country team with the top boys performances Thursday.

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