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tadams0515Welcome to Sprague Cross Country 2016!

I hope that all of you are excited as we near the end of the school year & looking forward to a restful summer. I know that a lot of us are excited for the start of 2016 Cross Country season.

As a Sprague graduate, I am excited to return to Sprague HS where I coached XC/T&F from 1992-2007. For the past 8 years, I have been XC/Asst. T&F coach at West Salem HS where we have enjoyed a lot of running & academic success in the past several years and I am looking forward to continuing that success at Sprague into the future.

The 2016 XC season brings several new changes. At last season’s post-season XC coaches meeting, the GVC XC coaches proposed that the GVC conference meets be eliminated in favor of having just two 9 team league meets. So we will be having a Preview Meet on the District Meet course (hosted by West Albany) in early September and a mid-season GVC 9-way meet hosted by McMinnville. You can find our tentative 2016 XC schedule on www.Athletic.net. (Click on 2016 Calendar)

For those of you who know me, I have high expectations both athletically and academically for all the student/athletes in the Sprague HS Cross Country program. I firmly believe that we can all be highly motivated and successful by being organized and energized from day one. I also strongly believe that the greatest trait we, as coaches, can give student/athlete’s is the ability to be “self-directed learners”. We will spend a lot of time working on becoming self-directed learners and we all continue to strive to become better people because of it.

I hope that all prospective XC runners will take advantage of your free time during the summer and working on improving his/her fitness level as part of our summer training group.

We will have a Spring Cross Country meeting following the conclusion of the 2016 T&F GVC Conference Meet on Wed. May 18th after school.  More details to follow.

If you are a new, incoming runner or have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact me by email at olycoach@gmail.com.

Looking forward to a highly successful 2016 XC season!

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 18, 2016 – Spring XC Meeting (TBA)
  • July 3-9, 2016 – OSAA Moratorium Week (No contact w/ XC coaches)
  • Aug 15, 2016 – 1st official day of practice
  • Oct. 31, 2016 – OSAA State XC Meet
  • Cross Country Honors

  • XC To State!

  • Night of Champions Frid

  • Postponed

Girls Cross Country Garners Post-Season Honors

Congratulations to the Sprague Girls Cross Country team. After winning the GVC title this fall the team placed sixth in state. The Statesman Journal Honored team mambers in their All Mid-Valley award. For additional information checkout the Statesman-Journal! http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/12/07/all-mid-valley-girls-cross-country-team/95019326/  

Cross Country to State

Sprague Women’s Cross Country qualified as a team to the state meet to be held at Lane Community College on November 5th. The ladies qualified as a team by finishing seconfd to Forest Grove in Wednesday’s GVC/District Meet at Crytal LAke Park. Leading the Charge were Ginger Mernieks and Kaylee Mitchell. Joining Ginger and Kaylee […]

Night of Champions Rescheduled

The first annual Sprague Athletics Night of Champions has been rescheduled for Friday September 9th. Our Oly’s host the West Salem Titans in football with kickoff at 7:00 PM. Come and join the fun prior to kickoff as food trucks from Island Girl’s Lunchbox, JT’s Food Trucks and Critelli’s Sweets & Eats will open at […]

Postponed – Night of Champions

Due to excessive heat in the forecast and a heat index rising to potentially above 150 degrees, Sprague Athletic Department has postponed our 1st Annual Night of Champions. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. However, we believe that student safety is paramount in any decisions we make. Participating in athletic activities […]

On-Line Registration Suspended Indefinitely

Due to an unforeseen technical event, On-Line Athletic Registration is indefinitely suspended for Sprague and West Salem High Schools. Sprague and West Salem agreed to pilot the program for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. The purpose of a pilot is to flush out bugs and pave the road for other schools to follow with minimal disruption. While […]

On-Line Registration Delay

As you know, we were anticipating that our on-line athletic registration system would be up and running today, August 1st. We have run into a delay because of some minor issues. Being a pilot project for Sprague and West Salem High Schools, we understand there will be bugs to work out. We appreciate your patience. […]

Moratorium Week

July 24th to July 30th is OSAA Moratorium week. This means that there are no activities for OSAA sponsored events. The most common activities that happen during the summer are camps, training and conditioning, coaches talks, parent meeting among others. We hope you are able to take advantage of this time as an athlete to […]

On-Line Athletic Registration Opens August 1st

Starting in fall 2016, Sprague and West Salem High School parents will be able to register students for athletic programs and pay fees online. Salem-Keizer’s new Online Payment Portal will reduce paperwork and time spent registering students by allowing parents to complete registration paperwork one time, even for students who participate in multiple sports. The […]

On-Line Athletic Registration Opens August 1st

Starting in fall 2016, Sprague and West Salem High School parents will be able to register students for athletic programs and pay fees online. Salem-Keizer’s new Online Payment Portal will reduce paperwork and time spent registering students by allowing parents to complete registration paperwork one time, even for students who participate in multiple sports. The […]

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