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About The Chronicle : Creswell & Cottage Grove. (Creswell, Ore.) 2019-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 2019)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019
CHS SPORTS PREVIEW
Friday, Aug. 30: at Sutherlin Jamboree, TBD
Friday, Sept. 6: at Lost River, 7 p.m.
What2Watch: Creswell was blanked by Lost River 44-0 in
last year’s preseason opener. Will the Bulldogs be able to
put together four solid quarters of defense and manufacture
enough offense to hold off a repeat shutout by the Raiders?
Who2Watch: In last year’s game, new starting quarterback
Dallton Dewey scored on a QB sneak, completed 10-of-23
passes for 139 yards and rushed for 11 yards, including
a touchdown. Tyler Nicol made an 18-yard catch and four
tackles; Gabe Hastings had seven tackles, Tyler Atwood had
five and Logan Johnson had four. All return and should aid
the Bulldogs in this rematch.
Thursday, Aug. 29: at OES, vs Blanchet Catholic, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29: at OES, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 3: at Portland Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5: vs Douglas, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: at Cascade Tournament, TBD
What2Watch: Blanchet Catholic finished 5th at 3A state last
year and will be great preseason competition for Creswell.
Home opener opponent Douglas was 15th-ranked in 2018.
Some top 4A/3A contenders – including 4A Cottage Grove,
2nd at state in 2018 – await Creswell at Cascade.
Who2Watch: Will Creswell’s top hitter, junior Breanna
Dapron rise to the challenge of hitting over or around
Cottage Grove’s “gentle giants” (as they are affectionately
known by teammates) – the 6-foot-plus trio of junior middle
blocker Matty Ladd, junior middle blocker Avery Hutchins
and sophomore outside hitter Gracie Arnold?
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Tuesday, Sept. 3: vs. Elmira, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5: vs. Westside Christian, 4:30 p.m.
What2Watch: The Creswell offense, which failed to score
in its 2018 opener, losing 2-0 to 4A Elmira. The Bulldogs
played Westside Christian to a 2-2 finish in a 2018 non-
Who2Watch: Rogelio Legorreta, one of only two all-league
returners for the Bulldogs, provided an assist against
Westside last year; look for him and fellow all-league
returner Cam Nguyen to take leadership roles in this
GINI DAVIS/FILE PHOTO
New starting quarterback Dallton Dewey scored on a QB sneak,
completed 10-of-23 passes for 139 yards and rushed for 11
yards, including a touchdown in last year's opener.
Tuesday, Sept. 3: at Elmira, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5: at Westside Christian, 6 p.m.
What2Watch: The Lady Dawgs will seek to repeat their non-
league victory over Westside Christian last September.
Who2Watch: Two of Creswell’s three goals against
Westside Christian in 2018 were scored by young players
who return this year. Keep an eye on Oreanna Eckberg, who
scored in the fourth minute; Karinna Leonard, who took the
initial shot that Eckberg followed up; and Anna Dahl, the
Lady Dawgs’ only all-league returner, who scored in the
GINI DAVIS/FILE PHOTO
Junior Breanna Dapron, the team's top hitter, has a challenge
this week in facing the "Gentle Giants" of Cottage Grove — the
6-foot trio of Matty Ladd, Avery Hutchins and Gracie Arnold.
Saturday, Aug. 31: at 2-Mile Trial, Cottage Grove, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: at WOU Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth,
What2Watch: High school harriers running the lovely Ash
Creek Preserve course, which is fairly flat and features a
mostly grass surface, some gravel and no pavement, are
racing at the site of the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic
Conference (GNAC) Championships and the 2019 NCAA D2
West Regional Championship.
Who2Watch: Brandon Moehlmann, now a junior, was Cre-
swell’s only representative at 3A state last year.
— Compiled by Gini Davis