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COOS BAY — Clatskanie’s girls won their first state title, holding off Blanchet Catholic 40-39 at Marshfield High School in the Class 3A tournament on Saturday.

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COOS BAY — Dayton captured third place in the Class 3A boys state tournament Saturday by beating Pleasant Hill 53-44.

Again this year, South Coast tourism officials are encouraging students and fans in town for the Class 3A state basketball tournament to share photos of their experiences during the week.

Travis Howard graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1991 and played one year of basketball at Umpqua Community College, another at Southwestern Oregon Community College and a third at Western Baptist in Salem, where he had a chance to play in the NAIA Small College National Championship…

COOS BAY — After getting fifth place last year, the Cascade Christian Challengers made it their mission to advance farther in this year’s Class 3A boys state tournament. On Saturday, with a 54-45 victory over the Irrigon Knights, they succeeded by claiming the fourth-place trophy.

COOS BAY — Last year, Dayton’s girls basketball team saw a fourth-quarter lead slip away in the championship game at the Class 3A state tournament and missed out on a third straight title in a two-point loss to Blanchet Catholic.

COOS BAY — De La Salle North Catholic affirmed its top ranking Saturday night, winning its first Class 3A state title by beating defending champion Dayton 68-55.

COOS BAY — Ana Coronado scored 13 points and the Blanchet Catholic girls topped Rainier 44-28 for third place at the OSAA Class 3A girls state championships at Marshfield High School on Saturday.

COOS BAY — Cascade Christian’s boys fought off a tough challenge from tournament newcomer Irrigon to beat the Knights 54-45 in the fourth-place game at the Class 3A state tournament Saturday at Marshfield High School.

COOS BAY — Coquille’s girls capped their season with the fourth-place trophy at Marshfield High School on Saturday, beating Nyssa at the Class 3A state tournament.

Oregon Episcopal meets Cascade Christian during a class 3A state championship semi-final game Friday at North Bend High School.

COOS BAY — The Dayton Pirates earned a chance to defend their Class 3A boys state championship on Saturday night against a familiar foe. After pulling away from rival Santiam Christian 59-47 in the semifinals Friday, they will get a rematch of the 2017 title game versus De La Salle North Catholic.

COOS BAY — Dayton’s boys will get a chance to defend their Class 3A title after beating West Valley League rival Santiam Christian 59-47 in the semifinals Friday night.

COOS BAY — Coquille’s tight-knit girls basketball team found itself in an unusual place at halftime during Friday’s consolation semifinals at the Class 3A state tournament. Some of the Red Devils were bickering among themselves as they trailed Mountain Valley Conference rival Creswell 17-14.

COOS BAY — Last winter, Salem Academy entered the Class 3A state tournament as the top girls seed, only to see rival Blanchet Catholic end the Crusaders’ title dreams in the semifinals and go on to win the crown.

COOS BAY — "We didn’t drive 500 miles to go home empty handed,” Nyssa senior Kierra Hernandez said Friday morning after helping lead the Bulldogs to the consolation final at the Class 3A girls state basketball tournament.

COOS BAY — It is the match-up that, from the beginning of the Class 3A girls basketball season, we seemed to be destined to get in the final game. The Dayton Pirates, with a near clinical 55-31 semifinal win over Rainier, made that state championship game with Salem Academy official at Marsh…

COOS BAY — Dayton’s girls advanced to the championship game at the Class 3A state tournament for the fourth straight year, beating Rainier 55-31 in the semifinals at Marshfield High School on Friday.

COOS BAY — Top-ranked Salem Academy advanced to the girls championship game at the Class 3A state tournament with a 48-35 win over rival Blanchet Catholic on Friday at Marshfield High School.

NORTH BEND — Joel McLemore scored 17 points and Ben Dunn added 10 as Cascade Christian beat Oregon Episcopal 42-31 to advance to the fourth-place game at the Class 3A state boys basketball tournament.

NORTH BEND — Johnny Phillips scored 18 points and Adrian Roa added 13 as No. 8 Irrigon beat No. 5 Horizon Christian for a 58-50 win in Friday’s first consolation semifinal for the Class 3A boys state basketball tournament.

COOS BAY — Nyssa stayed alive in the Class 3A girls basketball tournament with a 60-50 win over Clatskanie in the consolation bracket Friday morning.

NORTH BEND — After missing out on a third straight Class 3A state title last year, Dayton’s girls started preparation for this year’s event early, primarily working on their defense.

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