The OSAA changed the 6A state playoffs; did it get the result it wanted? Now, with the 2022 Class 6A state football playoffs fading into the rear view mirror, we can begin to assess the new format implemented by the Oregon School Activities Association. So what about it? Did the new format — essentially splitting the state’s top 32 Class 6A football teams into two … [Read more...] about Vance: A look at the new football playoffs
Vance: A critical look at the 6A football playoffs
The new format essentially punishes better teams and rewards lesser teams. The Oregon high school state football playoffs are set to open tonight. I have thoughts. Particularly about the rearranged Class 6A playoff format, which ditched the longstanding 32-team bracket in favor of two 16-team brackets. Regarding that “longstanding” 32-team bracket for Oregon’s … [Read more...] about Vance: A critical look at the 6A football playoffs
Vance: Dealing with air quality back in the day
For good or bad, authorities handled high school sports differently in years past. I tried to go to the Lake Oswego at West Linn girls soccer game this week. I tried for two days. I was not successful. The game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, was postponed due to poor air quality. According to the IQAir.com website, the air in West Linn on Tuesday was … [Read more...] about Vance: Dealing with air quality back in the day
Vance: Are high school sports on the upswing?
A couple recent data points make me think high school sports are solid I think there’s something happening. I’m not sure of it and I could be wrong, but I think there’s something happening in the world of high school sports. I know there are problems in high school sports. There are continued challenges with having enough officials to staff games, shortages that have … [Read more...] about Vance: Are high school sports on the upswing?
Miles Vance Sports Journal is ready to cover it all in 2022-23
I've chosen to invest a bunch of my own money to cover Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn's best. I’m in. I’m all in. For those of you who may not know me or may not know my commitment to covering high school sports in Lake Oswego and West Linn, let me offer this — in the worst economy and business climate in a very, very long time, I’ve chosen to invest a bunch of … [Read more...] about Miles Vance Sports Journal is ready to cover it all in 2022-23