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Paluska Featured by Statesman Journal

Saxon senior, Kate Paluska was profiled by the Statesman Journal today.  Paluska, a captain for the varsity tennis team was a soccer standout for the Saxons before suffering several concussions, requiring her to retire from the sport.  She turned to tennis where she’s found success in her two years on the team.  To read more, follow […]

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Saxon Tennis Off to a Hot Start

The Saxon women’s tennis team completed the second half of their match against West Salem today, beating the Titans 5-3.  South, who moves to 4-0 on the season, had strong performances from the entire lineup, notching wins from Amy Edelblute on the singles side and Catherine Hu and Meg Takara, and Lindsay Flood and Kellie […]

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Saxons Head Into Spring Break With Big Win Over McKay

The Saxon women’s tennis team hosted the McKay Royal Scots at Bush Park this afternoon, opting to start the match an hour early in order to avoid the approaching rain.  The decision proved effective for the Saxons as the eighth and final match finished just as the rain started to fall.  Though each match was competitive […]

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Saxons Beat Celtics 7-1

The South Salem women faced off this afternoon against the McNary Celtics, winning 7-1.  All four doubles teams edged their Celtic opponents while 3 of the Saxon singles followed suit. The four doubles duos consisted of Kate Paluska and Selbie Christensen; Lindsay Flood and Kellie McSween; Catherine Hu and Meg Takara; and freshmen Luciana Linares […]

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Women’s Tennis Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

  Today’s match against West Salem allowed the Saxon Women’s Tennis Team to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. March 21st – or 3/21 – serves as World Down Syndrome Day to signify the uniqueness of triplication of the 21st Chromosome found in those with Down Syndrome.  More information can be found at https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/about-wdsd   Members of the […]

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Saxon Women Top McMinnville

The clouds parted and the Saxon Women’s Tennis team took the court for the first time this season today at Bush Park.  Hosting McMinnville, five of South’s varsity matches ended in victory as Abby Fedor (9) and Amy Edelblute (10) both won their first high school career matches.  Fedor topped the Grizzlies Avari Bristow (11) 6-1, […]

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Miller Honored with Tennis Scholarship

Senior girl’s tennis standout, Jessa Miller, received the Rick Rasmussen Tennis Scholarship today at the Saxon Senior Awards Ceremony.  A 4-year letter winner, Miller distinguished herself both on and off the court also receiving Salutatorian honors at the ceremony.  This scholarship signifies Jessa as the most valuable female senior varsity tennis player by demonstrating good […]

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Studers Honored as Girl’s Tennis Players of the Year

Saxon Tennis duo Jillian and Loryn Studer were honored tonight as the Girls Tennis Players of the Year at the Mid-Valley Sports Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Statesman Journal.   The doubles partners and twin sisters beat out McNary’s Hannah Childress and West Salem’s Anya Gerasimova in the inaugural award ceremony.  The award was one of […]

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Studer Duo Lead Saxon Tennis to Strong Finish

Doubles partners and twin sisters, Jillian and Loryn Studer (juniors), made a strong showing at the OSAA Girls State Tennis Championships over the weekend.  The duo faced another pair of sisters – Aleisha and Lillian Truong – from Clackamas in their first round match up at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.  Their 2nd place GVC […]

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Saxon Tennis Finishes Strong at District Championships

The South Salem Women’s Tennis team made a strong showing in the three-day district championships, finishing tied for 2nd in the tournament.  Despite several unfavorable seeding match-ups, the Saxons had successful performances from all 12 of their players. Senior Jessa Miller returned from a season-long shoulder to win her first round match up to face the […]

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