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Sports dispatch: This week in Banks sports, basketball ends, baseball, softball, golf, starting soon

Photo: Stewart Monroe

BANKS – The Braves played a close basketball game against Stayton on Saturday, March 7, but in the last seconds of the game, fell 52 – 50 in round 1 of the playoff, ending the season for the boys. 

The Eagles’ Logan Classen scored with exactly 5.1 seconds left in the game, pulling ahead of the Braves to give #12 Stayton a road victory, advancing them to the quarterfinals, where they’ll play #4 Henley on March 12.

The Braves led 25-23 at halftime, but saw their lead narrowly slip away, until they tied at 50-50, according to the Forest Grove News Times. 

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A few moments later, the game was over after Classen scored, and so was the season.

Joseph Buliga, #22. Photo: Stewart Monroe

Charles White, #24. Photo: Stewart Monroe

Jacob Slifka, #12. Photo: Stewart Monroe

Photo: Stewart Monroe

With the basketball season over for Banks, next up is the baseball and softball season, with track & field and a golf tournament coming in the next weeks as well. 

On Friday, March 13, Boys Golf will take on Forest Grove in a tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course starting at 3:30 p.m.

It’s the first match of the season for the boys. 

Banks Boys and Girls Track & Field have a dual meet on Wednesday, March 18 starting at 3:30 p.m. VS their Gladstone High School counterparts in Banks. 

As for softball, the varsity and junior varsity teams play at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at the Banks High School against Scappoose 

For baseball, the boys will take on Estacada the next day, with varsity playing at 4 p.m. at the Ron Tonkin field in Hillsboro, and junior varsity playing at the same time in Banks. 

Following that, the next softball game for both varsity and junior varsity is 5 p.m. in Banks against Sweet Home. 

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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