The Falcons traveled to Sweet Home to take on the Huskies for their season debut on Wednesday.
The boys varsity was unable to seal the game after a back-to-back battle throughout the 4th quarter, ultimately losing 46-53. The girls varsity, however, dominated the entire game, winning 42-13 over the Huskies.
Senior power forward Quinton Buckland was unable to play, but reflects on the season opener.
“Our team is better than how we played,” Buckland told Falcon News. “We could’ve beaten Sweet Home. We just got tired and need to learn to play better as a team.”
The Falcons played their second game of the season at Stayton against the Eagles on Friday.
The boys team played a solid three quarters of basketball, keeping within 5 points for most of the game. But, in the fourth quarter, they were unable to keep up due to a lack of depth, resulting in a loss 38-70.
The girls team fought hard for the entire game, but were unable to keep up with Stayton’s dominant girls team. They lost 58-37 to the Eagles.
Varsity guard junior Layla Burgess reflects on the first week of games.
“Our team is way ahead of where we were last year at this time,” Burgess explained. “Our defense has been our strongest point so far and our offensive part of the game is still getting worked out.”
Burgess explained her thoughts ahead of next week’s competitions.
“I feel great going into next week,” she explained. “We competed hard with a really good 4A team and I know our team will bring the fight to Estacada and Taft this week.”
Burgess had an impressive outing against Statyon, putting up 23 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 steals.
The Falcons will face the Estacada Rangers on Tuesday and the Taft Tigers on Wednesday, each at home.
The boys team have a rough start after losing two and the girls team starts 1-1
The team has five returning seniors, including state champion Brett Highburger
The Elmira student is raising money to help him travel to Louisiana
Season goals include having fun, improving each game and making it to the playoffs
Junior Jude Carman competes at state; senior Jude Spencer reflects on his final season
The team will begin attending basketball games for the winter season
The Falcons had the most first team all-league awards in the league
The Falcons end the 2023 season with a 2-18 record overall
The race will be at Lane Community College on Saturday at 11:10
A rooter bus will take EHS students to Friday’s game at North Valley High School
Ailea Hogue, Alexis Loewen, Jade Jones and Iris Frome share memories and advice
Kara Catmull, Dayshah Conklin, Kelsey Hemple, Lillian Ossowski wrap up final season
The team makes it back into the playoffs after ten years
The game raised $281 to support the Oregon Cancer Association
The Falcons have a guaranteed spot in the playoffs and are ranked 10th in state
David Bay, Brendan Davis, Austyn Woolcott share favorite memories and words of advice
Senior quarterback Quinton Buckland finishes with a total of 406 yards for six touchdowns
The Falcons win 7-0 against La Pine on Thursday
The Falcons’ overall record is 2-3-4
Falcons face the Siuslaw Vikings on Friday and the theme will be “Pink Out”
Four of their matches so far this season have ended in a tie
Varsity shuts out Creswell 14-0 at home and JV wins first game in three years
Senior Iris Frome scores goals in both games and junior Layla Burgess totals 27 saves
Senior Quinton Buckland and junior Keelan Hecker each score touchdowns for the Falcons
Senior Lillian Ossowski led the Falcons in aces and assists
Senior Jude Spencer runs his last Country Fair Classic with the team
Falcons will play two more matches at home next week, against Sisters and Creswell
Elmira beats Jefferson and looks ahead to a weekend tournament
Their home meet is Thursday at the Oregon Country Fairgrounds in Veneta
Senior Austyn Woolcott leads the Falcons with three goals
Janeczo will be at Western Oregon, and Wolgamott will join Pacific University
Eight Falcons bring home district titles in seven events
Check out a photo gallery of EHS gathering in the hallway to celebrate the Falcons
Those who qualify for state will move on to Hayward Field on May 25 and 26
The Falcons finish the season with a win against Harrisburg 17-7
Despite many weather complications, the Falcons hold on to a 9-2 league record
She hopes to clear 11 feet in time for the state track and field meet
Boys placed first and girls placed second with seven Falcons placing first
In a year of upsets and underdogs, UCONN emerges as the winner of the tournament
Coach Wondra says the Falcons have strong athletes in just about every event
The program fields a junior varsity team for the first time since before the pandemic
Double-headers are scheduled for this week
Four other wrestlers on Elmira’s team also place at the Oregon championships
Six Falcons will go on to wrestle at the state championship this week
The EHS junior is expected to do well in the state tournament
The Falcons dominate Pleasant Hill, with 48-19 as the final score
Elmira also beats Cottage Grove en route to districts Feb. 10-11
The Falcons conquer the Hawks and boys’ varsity win their first league game
The Falcons are ready to be competitive in the new division
League games will start with a Jan. 3 match up against Sisters at home