: Sheldon News Reports

Thursday, March 1
Register Guard: Sheldon Irish girls handle first tall order in 6A playoff win over McNary

Thursday, March 1
Salem Statesman Journal: McNary girls can't overcome tough Sheldon defense

Wednesday, January 18
Register Guard: Irish top Axemen to shake off jinx

Sunday, January 15
Register Guard: Sheldon wins special district game over Lincoln

Friday, January 13
Register Guard: Second-half shutdown sparks No. 1 Springfield girls past Sheldon

Sunday, January 8
Register Guard: Sheldon girls beat Redmond, stay perfect in league play

Wednesday, January 5
Coos Bay World Newspaper: Sheldon Crushes Pirates

Thursday, June 3
Register Guard: Sheldon names Brancato girls coach, replacing Roth

Friday, April 23
Register Guard: Sheldon's Roth steps away

Friday, April 23
The Oregonian: Roth leaves after 26 years at Sheldon

Wednesday, February 17
Oregonian: South Medford's Tess Picknell turning heads by turning away shots

Saturday, February 13
Register Guard: Kerins leads Axemen past Sheldon

Wednesday, January 27
Register Guard: Axemen tested, respond with a win

Sunday, January 10
Register Guard: South's quick start finishes Sheldon

Wednesday, January 6
Roseburg News Tribune: SWC Season Preview

Thursday, December 23
Mail Tribune: SWC Season Preview

Wednesday, February 25
Beaverton News: Apollos take out Irish in playoff win

Wednesday, February 25
Register Guard: Sun Sets on Youthful Irish

Tuesday, February 24
Register Guard: Irish face challenging state opener

Wednesday, February 18
News Review: Tribe girls fade after strong start

Wednesday, February 11
Daily Courier: Sheldon - Grants Pass Video

Wednesday, February 11
Daily Courier: Surging Cavers cruise past Irish

Wednesday, February 4
Register Guard: Anderson helps Irish rally at home

Friday, January 30
Register Guard: Axemen stay perfect in win over Irish

Saturday, January 24
The Daily Courier: Free throws determine contest

Wednesday, January 14
News Review: Roseburg's lead evaporates in loss to Sheldon

Saturday, January 10
Register Guard: Axemen run away and hide from Irish

Friday, January 9
Grants Pass - Sheldon video

Wednesday, January 7
The Daily Courier: Grants Pass can't complete SWC comeback

Thursday, December 18
Oregonian: Transfers Making an Impact

Tuesday, December 16
Medford Mail Tribune: They're Ready to Roll -- SWC Preview

Saturday, March 8
Register Guard: Axemen put the hammer down

Friday, March 7
Register Guard: Sheldon's heist of No.1 ends on missed banker

Wednesday, March 12
Portland Tribune: Central Catholic escapes upset bid

Wednesday, March 5
Register Guard: Under the radar, Sheldon, South get tourney spotlight

Wednesday, March 5
Oregonian: It's the nervous time of year

Thursday, March 6
The Times: Wolves go cold against Sheldon

Thursday, February 28
Register Guard: Toeing the line works for Sheldon

Thursday, February 28
Salem News: Sheldon High star Katie Steigleman signs with Corban College

Saturday, February 16
Register Guard: Sheldon scores late to edge Lady Cavers

Saturday, February 16
The Daily Courier: Sheldon Edges Cavers 47-44
• Sheldon 47, Grants Pass 44. The Irish were able to spread the floor on the Cavers ...

Thursday, February 14
Register Guard: South seniors exit with a win

Saturday, February 9
Medford Mail Tribune: North holds onto SWC lead

Wednesday, February 6
Medford Mail Tribune: Sheldon trips up North Medford again

Sunday, January 27
Register Guard: Irish hand Roth career win No. 400

Saturday, January 19
Medford Mail Tribune: Tornado storms by Sheldon

Thursday, January 17
Register Guard: Irish, Axemen figure prominently in topsy-turvy Southwest girls chase

Thursday, January 10
Register Guard: Axemen flash no-fear style

Saturday, January 5
Medford Mail Tribune: Sheldon locks down North

Saturday, January 5
Roseburg News Review: SWC Preview

Tuesday, December 30
Tacoma News Tribune: Auburn Riverside cruises in title game

Tuesday, December 30
Seattle Times: Riverside Invitational -- Ravens accomplish main goal

Monday, December 29
Seattle Times: Riverside Invitational--Ravens reach final

Monday, December 29
Everett WA Herald: Snohomish comeback three points short

Sunday, December 28
Register Guard: Steigleman leads Irish into semifinals

Monday, December 22
Register Guard: Sheldon rules with board work, defense in win over Wolverines

Monday, December 15
Mail Tribune: SWC Preview--Sheldon in a landslide

Wednesday, December 5
SHELDON CRUISES BY HIGHLANDERS 63-39
The Irish traveled to North Eugene Tuesday for its first road game of the season and used two strong offensive ...

Tuesday, May 1
Sheldon players win post season honors
LITTLE NAMED ALL-STATE -- Kendra Little was named 1st Team All-State in 6A girls basketball by the Oregonian, capping a tremendous season for the Irish senior. The first-ever Sheldon player to be named to the state first team, Little was also selected to play in the Oregon vs. Washington senior all-star game on April 1 at the Chiles Center. She scored nine points for the Oregon team in the game.

       BROWN AND LITTLE NAMED TO ALL TOURNAMENT 2ND TEAM -- Junior Theresa Brown and senior Kendra Little were both named to the OSAA 6A state tournament second team.   Both players averaged over 18 points in three tournament games.
      
       IRISH PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS--Sheldon placed three players on the SWC first team in a vote by the Southwest Conference coaches. Senior Kendra Little was named conference player of the year in a unanimous vote, and juniors Katie Steigleman and Theresa Brown were named to the first team along with Little. Rounding out the SWC first team were Erica Schultz and Megan Ross of North Medford, and Julie Piper and Kristy Fallin of Roseburg. Sheldon freshman point guard Taylor Ward was named honorable mention, and coach Luke Roth was awarded Coach of the Year honors along with Tim Karrick of North Medford.




Friday, March 23
Oregonian: Kendra Little returns to golf

Thursday, March 22
Little earns all-state honors

Tuesday, March 13
State Tournament Photos

Friday, March 9
Sheldon wins 4th place trophy
SHELDON WINS 4TH PLACE STATE TROPHY WITH 3-OT WIN -- Sheldon converted 43 of 48 free throws to beat perennial powerhouse Oregon City in a dramatic 93-86 three-overtime contest in the 2007 OSAA state tournament 4th place game. Junior Katie Steigleman poured in 34 points to lead all scorers, while junior Theresa Brown added 29 points and 14 rebounds, and senior Kendra Little scored 21 points and dished out nine assists. Sheldon set all-time tournament records in the game, including most points scored in a single contest (combined two teams), and making 43 of 48 free throws in a single game (89.6%). Sheldon finished the season with a 23-7 record.

Sunday, March 11
Lights-out shooting gives Irish triple overtime win

Friday, March 9
Irish rallies to defeat Lincoln

Thursday, March 8
Irish drop tourney opener to Lake Oswego

Wednesday, March 7
Irish won't have homecourt advantage at state

Saturday, March 3
Sheldon-Reynolds game photos

Saturday, March 3
Gresham Outlook: Reynold's season comes to an end

Saturday, March 3
Register Guard: Irish find road map to Portland

Saturday, March 3
Sheldon tops Reynolds in OT to reach state tournament
       Sheldon (20-6), captured an intense high school playoff game Friday night against the visiting Reynolds Raiders, who brought a large contingent of fans and a glossy record (23-3). Theresa Brown, Sheldon's junior 6'0 post, tied a career high of 27 points as she led the Irish effort against Reynolds, the second seed from the Mt.Hood Conference. Brown had a double-double as she hauled in 11 rebounds. Brown hit seven of ll shots and 13 of 15 from the free throw line. Kendra Little and Katie Steigleman had 14 and 13 points, respectively, and each dished out four assists. Little had eight boards.
       The Irish had a tough shooting night, particularly in the first half when they only connected on 6 of 24 field goal attempts. The two leading Sheldon scorers, Little and Steigleman, together hit on only 10 of 30 attempts. After giving up an early lead and trailing off and on through three and a half quarters, Sheldon came back from a six-point deficit late in the game, to send the contest into overtime with five seconds left when Brown hit her 7th field goal of the night. Sheldon blitzed the Raiders in the extra session, as Steigleman hit three consecutive buckets to lead the Irish to a lead they never surrendered.
       Reynolds was led by sophomore point guard Renee Tzeo with 22 points. Rachel Scarpelli added 12.
       With the win, Sheldon heads to the University of Portland Wednesday for the first game of the OSAA state tournament against Lake Oswego (24-3) of the Three Rivers League at 1:30 pm. The tournament runs March 7-10 at the Chiles Center. Sheldon returns to the tournament after last reaching it in 2004 when they defeated Southridge for third place.


Wednesday, February 21
Roseburg News Review: Third time not a charm for Indians

Thursday, March 1
Sheldon clinches Southwest crown

Sunday, February 18
Register Guard: Riding the bus

Sunday, February 18
On the road with the Irish: Photos

Saturday, February 17
North Medford upsets Sheldon in overtime

Wednesday, February 14
Sheldon clinches tie for SWC championship

Wednesday, February 7
Sheldon girls rally past South Eugene 46-45

Sunday, February 4
Little leads Irish to SWC win over North Medford

Sunday, February 4
Sheldon perfect at 10-0 with win over Black Tornado

Saturday, February 3
Sheldon remains undefeated in SWC play with 51-40 win over Indians

Saturday, February 3
Roseburg no match for Sheldon girls

Thursday, February 1
South Medford coach resigns

Thursday, February 1
Roseburg pounds Panthers, looks ahead to league-leading Sheldon

Sunday, January 28
Sheldon keeps SWC record perfect with win over Cavers

Saturday, January 20
Sheldon stays atop SWC with tough win over South
    Sheldon defeated long-time rival South Eugene 57-47 Friday night at Sheldon, as the Irish came from nine points down in the third quarter to remain undefeated in the SWC (6-0). It was the third game in as many nights for Sheldon, which ran its overall record to 13-4 with the victory, its seventh in a row.
    Katie Steigleman led the Irish offensive parade with 24 points and provided a lot of energy with her aggressive play. Kendra Little had another big game, scoring 22 points, including 13 of Sheldon's final 19 points. She had two spectacular defensive plays late in the game to help seal the win over the Axemen.
    The Irish outrebounded South but had to come from behind after South's hot first half shooting gave the Lady Axe a four point halftime lead. Carmen Williams and Lacy Clark helped extend South's lead early in the 3rd quarter before Sheldon made its comeback run. Williams (14 pts) and Sarah Whitfield (11 pts) led South scorers, but Sheldon held Whitfield scoreless in the second half.
    The victory was Sheldon's 9th in its last 10 contests with South Eugene, and typically, the game was hard-fought. It was a closer game than the final score indicated, as it came down to clutch Sheldon free throw shooting down the stretch when the Irish went to their delay game with over three minutes remaining.
    The next action for Sheldon will be a home contest with winless South Medford on Friday, Jan.26.


Friday, January 19
Roseburg News Review: Irish, Little gun down Indians

Saturday, January 20
Register Guard: Sheldon beats South Eugene in key SWC contest

Friday, January 19
Register Guard: Irish take sole possession of first place in SWC

Friday, January 19
Sheldon tops Roseburg for first place in SWC
    Sheldon took over first place in the SWC following the first round of league play with a perfect 5-0 record, after defeating Roseburg Friday, 61-50.
    The Irish came out firing and quieted the home Roseburg crowd by hammering the Indians in the first quarter, 21-5. Kendra Little hit three long range 3-pointers, including one at the quarter buzzer to give Sheldon its biggest lead of the game. Katie Steigleman added eight points on two tough drives and a three-pointer in what was a sizzling first period for the Irish.
    Sheldon cooled off in the second quarter but still ended up shooting 50% for the half and led by 12 at intermission. The Indians, who entered the game with a 4-0 SWC record and a 12-1 overall mark, didn't give up without a fight, and twice pulled to within seven points in the 4th quarter. The Irish went to their delay with three minutes left and started a parade to the free throw line, where they shot 16 of 23 in the final quarter.
    Freshman point guard Taylor Ward had her best game for the Irish, scoring 12 points and handling Roseburg's pressure defense. She made 9 of 10 free throws in the 4th quarter. Little had a huge game, finishing with 25 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Theresa Brown scored 12 points and had five steals, and Steigleman added 10 points and a team-high six assists.
      Sheldon starts the second round of the SWC tonight at home against South Eugene in the first game of a doubleheader that starts at 6:15. The Sheldon boys play South at 8:00 pm. Sheldon defeated South 49-43, in the first round. Tonight's game will be the third in three nights.
      
   


Saturday, January 13
Register Guard: Irish find touch at line, defeat North Medford

Saturday, January 13
Medford News Review: Sheldon holds off cold shooting Tornado

Wednesday, January 10
Sheldon runs away from South Medford, 72-47
   Sheldon bounced back from a frustrating second half performance against the Grants Pass Lady Cavers last week to whip the South Medford Panthers, 72-47 on Tuesday night in Medford. The winless Panthers came out firing and trailed only by nine points at intermission after shooting 50% from the field against the Irish. But Sheldon's defensive effort improved in the second half and the Irish continued to dominate the backboards as they outrebounded South Medford, 38-17 for the game.         
   Junior Katie Steigleman led the Sheldon offensive effort with 25 points, 12 in the decisive third quarter. Eight of her third quarter points came on offensive rebounds, and Steigleman finished with six boards. Kendra Little had 14 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocked shots, and Theresa Brown had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
   The win was Sheldon's third straight to open SWC play, with two critical games remaining in the first round. The first is scheduled for Friday against North Medford at Sheldon and the Irish conclude the first round of league play with a trip to Roseburg next Tuesday. Sheldon's overall record is 9-4 and the Irish are 7th in this week's Oregon 6A Girls Basketball Coaches Poll.


Saturday, January 6
Irish hold off Lady Cavers for first SWC road win
Sheldon traveled to Grants Pass for its first road trip of the SWC conference schedule and outlasted the Lady Cavers 46-44, Friday night. Behind a career scoring night from senior Kendra Little, who finished with 24 points, the Irish built an eight point lead at halftime and traded baskets with Grants Pass in the third quarter, leading by eight going into the final frame. The Cavers made a late run, but Sheldon iced the game at the free throw line. Little was 11 of 14 from the charity stripe for the game. Taylor Ward added eight points and Tami Brown continued her steady improvement, dropping in five points and grabbing a team-leading seven rebounds. Sheldon outrebounded Grants Pass, 27-22.
   Amber Franko led Grants Pass scorers with 14, including 12 in the final quarter and a three-pointer right before the final buzzer that cut Sheldon's five point advantage to the final two point margin.
Sheldon improves its record to 2-0 in the SWC, 8-4 overall.


Thursday, January 4
Sheldon rallies to topple South Eugene in league opener
South Eugene nearly spoiled Sheldon's SWC home opener as the Irish sputtered in the first half and trailed South by nine at intermission. But Sheldon went on a ten point run to open the second half and then held off the Lady Axe to win the first SWC game played at Sheldon.
South Eugene controlled the boards in the first half and played a very aggressive man-man defense that forced the Irish out of any offensive rhythm. Tami Brown was the only offensive threat in the first quarter as she scored three baskets in the post position.
Katie Steigleman and Kendra Little provided most of the offense in the second half after Little went scoreless in the first half. Little hit all eight of her free throw attempts, six down the stretch to ice the game. Little finished with 16 points and Steigleman with 14. Steigleman had her strongest all-around game as she pulled down 10 rebounds. Taylor Ward added 8 points to the Irish effort.
Theresa Brown led Sheldon rebounders with 11. Carly King came off the bench to spark the Sheldon effort and was instrumental in the third quarter rally to overcome South.



Wednesday, January 3
It's musical chairs for the SWC

Saturday, December 30
Irish come from behind to beat Beavers, 52-36
    Sheldon plays Tigard today at 1:30 pm for 4th place in the Nike Interstate Shootout at Lake Oswego High School, after the Irish beat 7th-ranked Beaverton 52-36 last night. Sheldon had to come back from a 21-6 first half deficit to overcome the Beavers. The Irish limited Beaverton to just 12 second half points behind an intensive team defensive effort. After missing her first six shots from the field, senior Kendra Little finished with 16 points to lead Sheldon's effort. Sophomore Tami Brown had her best game of the season, scoring 14 points on six of seven field goal attempts and pulling down 7 rebounds. After today's contest with Tigard, the next action for the Irish is January 3 when they open Southwest Conference play with a home game against rival South Eugene. Sheldon's record is now 6-3.

Sunday, December 31
It's wide open in the SWC

Sunday, December 24
SWC Preview: Year of the Irish

Wednesday, December 27
Girls Shootout offers strong competition

Friday, December 8
Sheldon Scares Two-Time Defending State Champs
      Sheldon hosted the two-time defending state champion Southridge Skyhawks Thursday, and nearly sent the Beaverton school home with their first loss to an Oregon team since 2004 (a span of 52 games). The Skyhawks edged the Irish 44-43 in a nailbiter that was only decided when freshman point guard Taylor Ward's open three pointer bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
    Sheldon came out of the gates to lead 5-0 before Southridge got on the board, getting the Hawks' attention early. The first period ended with Southridge leading 12-10. The second quarter was all Sheldon's, with the Irish going up by seven late in the frame, before four straight points by Alex Earl in the last minute of the half closed the margin to three at intermission, 27-24.
    That Southridge surge gave the momentum back to the number-one-ranked Skyhawks, as Sheldon came out flat in the third, not scoring until Kendra Little's three broke the ice with nearly five minutes gone in the quarter. It looked like Southridge would pull away, leading by nine early in the final quarter, before Sheldon made a memorable comeback run. Led by Little, the Irish re-energized and pressed the Skyhawks defensively into a number of turnovers to put themselves into position for their last second opportunity.
    Little scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had three steals, and drew two offensive fouls to lead the Irish effort. Steigleman had 10 points and Theresa Brown pulled down 7 rebounds. Sheldon's remarkable effort was aided by key performances off the bench by sophomores Mohona Doe and Tami Brown.
    Defensively, the Irish befuddled the Skyhawks with a modified 1-3-1 zone that was intended to hold all-state 6'3 Michelle Jenkins in check. She scored just 10 points. Southridge's other returning starter from last year's championship team, Alex Earl, led the Hawks with 14 points.
    The Irish hit 14 of 30 field goal attemps (47%), but cooled off at the free throw line, making only 10 of 18 attempts. Sheldon came into the game shooting 84% from the line. Southridge could only make 8 of 17 free throws and shot 16/35 from the field (45%).
    Sheldon's student body was a big factor in the game as the large, loud contingent gave the Irish energy throughout the game and particularly in the 4th period comeback. The loss drops Sheldon's record to 2-2 with a fifth straight home game scheduled for Tuesday against former Midwestern foe North Eugene.