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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. 

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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