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Tigers in eight-man score-fest with Waldport

The Taft Tigers and Waldport Irish scored a combined 122 points at Voris Field in Lincoln City Saturday night, playing non-league eight-man varsity football under the lights with no crowd.

Testy Tigers open season with 14-6 home upset of Harrisburg

The Taft High defense, one year removed from surrendering 60 points in a 60-29 shootout loss to State-bound Harrisburg, limited the Eagles to just six points Friday to march off with a 14-6 home upset in the Class 3A football opener for both teams.

Cody Knott interview – Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital construction

Special thanks to Taft Tiger Cody Knott for giving an interview. Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital construction is cruising right along.

Streaking Tigers show no mercy in rolling to 11th straight victory

First baseman Jack Stempel drove home three runs, including one in the bottom of the first inning behind winner Caleb King, to get No. 1-ranked Taft off and running to its 11th straight victory -- 11-1 over fifth-rated Horizon Christian/Tualatin.

Lefty Kimbrough blazes way for Tigers’ 10th straight baseball win

Junior reliever Bleiz Kimbrough made the most of a rare start Tuesday with a one-hit, 10-strikeout road shutout of Sheridan for Taft High’s 10th straight victory and seventh in a row shortened by the state’s 10-run mercy rule.

Tigers crank up hit machine in 19-0 rout of Dayton

The first-place Tigers scored 11 runs in the first inning and eight in the second, and supported senior starter Jack Stempel with 18 hits to win their ninth straight game and sixth in a row with 10 runs or more.

Taft sophomore Knott breaks school girls’ javelin record

Taft High sophomore Ella Knott broke the school girls’ javelin record Wednesday at a West Valley League track and field meet in Corvallis with a heave of 129 feet, 2 inches.

Taft baseball team prevails in cat fight with fellow Tigers

Outfielder Caleb Jones drove in four runs on two hits and scored twice, and fellow sophomore Trenton Fisher and junior Cody Knott added two RBIS each Wednesday to lead the Taft High baseball team to a 14-3 road win at Clatskanie.

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.

Hail Taft! Tigers roll to seventh straight baseball win

Considering his status as leadoff hitter and team captain, who better to set the stage for the Taft High baseball team’s undeniable success than senior shortstop Josh Salsbery.

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