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 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

CMS, earth both winners at 'Watershed Olympics'

Nine Creswell Middle School students became "Olympic" champions last week, winning the 2019 Riparian Restoration Olympic Games (a.k.a., the Watershed Olympics), held June 4 at My Brothers' Farm east...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

United Way seeks to replicate Creslane's success

Creslane's Intergenerational Reading Collaborative (IRC) program received "gold star" accolades from volunteers, teachers and school administrators during its end-of-year celebration, held June 5 in...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

Creswell Library reopens in west wing

More than a decade in the making as funds were drummed up to make their long-planned expansion a reality, Creswell Library and the community it serves are seeing that expansion project come to...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

Pantry kitchen reaches $10k grant-match milestone

A $2,000 donation from Dr. Matthew Bahen of Emerald Valley Dental on May 30 brought Creswell Food Pantry/Community Food for Creswell (CFFC) to its goal of $10,000, triggering a matching $10,000 grant...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 13, 2019 

Bader boys are racing onto world BMX stage

After competing in local, regional and national BMX races for up to 10 years, amassing shelves and boxes full of trophies, cups and medals, Creswell's three Bader brothers – Zane, 15, Sage, 13 and...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

Versatility on display - Piano Den students show versatility in spring recital

The sanctuary of Creswell Presbyterian Church was filled with music June 2 as 16 students of Dave Stram's Piano Den held their Spring Recital. "It's a real privilege for me to be able to be with...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 13, 2019 

Marshall, 11, delivers original material, 'Stage of Fear'

Eleven-year-old Allie Marshall, a student of Dave Stram's at The Piano Den in Creswell for just two years, performed her original composition, "Stages of Fear" during the studio's Spring Recital on...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 6, 2019

At Spring Jam, young 'stars' make music 'til stars come out

A wide range of musical influences including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Elton John, Toto, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and alternative artists My Chemical Romance and 21 Pilots informed the...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 6, 2019

Smith leads All-District pack as Male Track Athlete of the Year

Creswell junior Gauge Smith was named 3A Special District 4 Male Track Athlete of the Year and the Bulldogs' head coach, Jonathan Ferguson, was named 3A Special District 4 Coach of the Year following...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 6, 2019

Seven Lady Dawgs earn All-League softball nods

Seven members of the Creswell Lady Bulldogs softball team and their coach were among the honorees when the Mountain Valley Conference/Special District 4 announced its All-League teams for the 2019...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    June 6, 2019

Four Dawgs garner All-League baseball honors

Four members of the Creswell Bulldogs baseball team have been named to All-League teams for the 2019 Mountain Valley Conference/Special District 3 season. Dean Howard, a senior, was named to the...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    June 6, 2019

Butterflies hatched by kindergartners fly away free

"Butterfly, butterfly, fly away. Butterfly, butterfly, have a good day," sang the students of Creslane kindergarten teachers Cheryl Clancey, Debbie Larson, Shawna Bradley and Nastalia Raines as about...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

5Cs celebrates its Class of 2019 with spring concert

One little girl stepped up in her white cap and gown and proudly accepted her kindergarten promotion certificate during Creswell Christian Child Care Center's 42nd annual Kindergarten Graduation and...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 30, 2019

CMS track athletes compete at Meet of Champions

After qualifying with some of the best marks in the state, two eighth graders on Creswell Middle School's track and field team competed in the Oregon Middle School Meet of Champions on May 23 at...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 30, 2019

Lady Dawgs, MVC strike out in softball state playoffs

The 15th-ranked Creswell Lady Bulldogs, who went to state as the Mountain Valley Conference/Special District 4 second seed, dropped their state playoff game 12-2 in five innings to second-ranked Dayto...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

Six students chosen for All-State choirs

Five Creslane Choir fifth graders -- Regan Gwaltney, Elliette Kinney, Paige Ledgerwood, Allie Marshall and Aubreelyn McComas -- were selected earlier this year to participate in the 2019 Oregon Music...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

CMS Choir delivers winning performance at Oaks Park

Adjudicators praised melody and harmony lines that were "really together and blended," "accurate pitches" and "attention to dynamics" as the Creswell Middle School Choir won its division during the...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 30, 2019

An Evening of Excellence - 2019 Awards Banquet highlights familiar, new faces leading Creswell

The stars shone inside as well as out as some of the community's brightest lights were honored during the Creswell Chamber of Commerce's annual Community Celebration and Awards Banquet, held May 23 at...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    May 23, 2019

CHS Jazz Band 1 repeats as state 3A champion

The students who make up Jazz Band 1 at Creswell High School flexed their musical muscles last weekend, successfully defending their title as 3A division champions during the Oregon Music Educators...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

Equestrians place in state's top five in three events

Equestrian athletes representing Creswell High School placed second in two events and fourth in another during the 2019 OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Teams) State Championships, held May 9-10...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

Flag football 'Raiders' win league, top playoff seed

The Creswell "Oakland" Raiders – a flag football team of Creslane fourth graders that competes in a Eugene-Springfield area NFL Flag Football league – won its last two regular-season games May 19...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

State playoffs calling Lady Dawgs' number

A 13-3 six-inning loss to league leader Harrisburg on May 13 had Creswell tied with Santiam Christian for second in league standings. So, with the top three teams headed for state playoffs, it came...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

State track titles elude district champion Bulldogs

After winning three individual titles and the boys' team title during the 3A Special District 4 Track and Field Championships on May 10-11, the Bulldogs were well represented as eight Creswell...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 23, 2019

Dawgs honor seniors, wrap baseball season

The final chance for a league victory this season slipped through the Bulldogs' fingers May 13 with a 5-2 loss at Harrisburg. The Dawgs' season ended with an 8-1 loss to Santiam Christian on senior...

 
 By Gini Davis    Sports    May 16, 2019

19th-ranked Bulldogs shut out by conference foes

With only two games remaining in the baseball season, the Bulldogs – winless in league play at 0-10 and still ranked 19th in 3A state based on the strength of their Mountain Valley Conference...

 

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