Playing their first game on the mainland this season, the Southridge Skyhawks proved that even without one of their best players on the floor, they will be tough to stop this season.
The Tigers (4-1) held the Lady Bowmen (1-3) to single-digit scoring in each quarter and never trailed in the Three Rivers League opener for both teams.
The Bowmen were blazing, while the Vikings were as cold as a Nordic fjord as the two future Pacific Conference foes squared off in a boys basketball season-opener Wednesday night at Sherwood.
The Jesuit boys and girls both advanced with semifinal victories Tuesday and will face Westview and Sunset respectively in the 6A championship games on Saturday.
The 20th-seeded Forest Grove Vikings could not pull off a second straight road upset, but they gave the 4th-seeded Cleveland Warriors all they could handle before succumbing 2-1 in the second round of the OSAA 6A Girls Soccer Tournament.
Top-ranked Southridge made the short drive up Murray Road to take on Valley Catholic, the number-two ranked team in 4A and swept three games from the Valiants
Seniors Alex Echevarria and Ennis Ferguson picked up the slack for an injured Trey Lowe to lead the Crusaders to their fifth consecutive Metro League football championship on senior night.
The visiting Sunset Apollos built a 2-0 second half lead on senior night and Glencoe and were playing with a man advantage for nearly the entire second half, but had to hold on tight for a 2-1 win over the Crimson Tide
With nine players on the roster taller than the tallest girl Century put on the floor, the Glencoe Crimson Tide physically dominated the Jags in a 25-9, 25-20, 25-7 sweep at Century High School Thursday night
The Tigard Tigers bounced back from a season-opening 4-1 loss to Jesuit with a 3-1 victory at Liberty High School Tuesday night.