• OSAA Adopts Revised 2020-21 School Activities Calendar - Aug. 5th

    The OSAA has adopted a new Oregon Sports and Activities Calendar. The new calendar moves the first competitive season to late December beginning with traditional winter sports.  These will be followed by fall sports set to begin in late February. Spring sports will return in April and continue through June.  

    “Today’s decision by the Executive Board provides a framework to maximize the potential opportunity for students in Oregon to participate in three seasons during the 2020-21 school year,” said Peter Weber, OSAA Executive Director. 

     

    With the goal to encourage a strong and healthy start to the academic school year and provide a period of transition for our student-athletes, the JHS athletic staff and school administration will take advantage of a delayed start for the OSAA athletic year and begin the process to develop, review and implement a plan that provides the best opportunity for a safe return to athletic activities during the off season this fall.  All JHS summer activities will end as of August 7th.

     

    Once our instructional teams and teachers have implemented the district academic plan for the students of Jefferson, we will start to phase in a return of athletic activities to the extent that is made possible under the direction of the ODE, OHA and our Governor's guidelines.

     

    Thanks to all of you for helping make our summer sports activities a success and for the cooperation and support of our coaches, the athletes, their parents and our community as we work our way through these difficult times and look forward to a return of Jefferson Lions Sports. -- GO LIONS!!!

     

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  • JHS LIONS SUMMER WORKOUTS TO OPEN JUNE 29th

     

    The OSAA and our District have approved, the Jefferson Lions to hold summer workout activities starting June 29th.

    Coaches of each individual sport will contact athletes to notify them of days and times that the respective sport will begin to conduct workouts and instructional activities.

    We will also publish a calendar of activities once it is finalized in the next couple of week.

     

    ALL FALL SPORT ATHLETES, the online registration will  open to enroll in your fall sport starting July 1st and remain open through the the end of August.  Also remember to have a current sports physical - they are good for 2 years.

     

    GO LIONSJHS LION

     

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  • UPDATE ON OSAA MANDATED ATHLETIC MORATORIUM

     

    The following is an excerpt from the recent update issued by the OSAA - dated May 12th:

     

    "While many areas of the state are preparing to re-open under the Governor’s latest information, the current OSAA Sports moratorium-like suspension of facilities and coach/student physical interaction remains in place through the end of the Association Year (May 25) regardless of your county’s phase. 
    OSAA Staff is continuing to seek clarification on the Governor’s latest information and are working with our partners at Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE), along with our own Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC), on guidance for schools for summer activities, summer camps, use of school facilities, etc. 

    The OSAA Executive Board will meet on May 20 to review the latest information and we plan to have updated information out to schools shortly thereafter.  For current guidance, please see information posted by the OSAA at: http://www.osaa.org/coronavirus."

     

    pay again

     

    Your Jefferson Lions Coaching Staff and I will update all athletes regarding the summer and next fall sports season as soon as we have specific direction from the OSAA and Jefferson School District

    Until then, stay safe, healthy and well.

    Dan Fritz, Jefferson Lions Athletic Director.

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  • TO THE STUDENTS OF JEFFERSON:
     
    On Friday April 24, 2020 - we will burn our stadium lights for you as a symbol of hope and assurance that all of you are in our hearts
     
    Brighter days are ahead.
      
    At 8:20 (2020 - Z Time) we will light the stadium for 20 minutes to honor the JHS Lions Class of 2020.  Thanks to each of you for all you have brought to the Jefferson Community and JHS!!! 
     
    Remember to alway "Be the Light"
     
    Community members are encouraged to drive by (honk)and show their support  (we can not gather at the field)
     
    Today, tomorrow, next month, next year. #WeWillPlayAgain
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  • SPRING SPORT ATHLETES

     

    To all of the spring sport athletes, who will miss out on their 2020 sport season, from the Jefferson Lions Athletic Department and CoachesWE SALUTE YOU!

     

    Baseball

    Danny Aguilar * Diego Aguilar * Tim Dwire * Haden Grough * Owen Martin

    Cristian Medrano * Jonathan Medrano * Caleb Rodriguez

    Brandon White * Zach Wusstig

     

    Softball

    LilyAnne Alford * Madison Brunk * Lilly Courtney * Aleeya Ils

    Madison Kubishta * Della Lovato * Liz McCall * Melissa Nunez * Jayden O’Neil

    Kimberly Peterson * Lilly Roth * Savannah Vetter * Nashea Wilson

     

    Track and Field

    Christian Aguilar * Bradley Bowser * Baylie Campau * Luis Cortes

    Abraham Cortez *  Trevyn Eddie * Oliver Gorman * Nathalie Graf

    Lukas Hudec * Jazmyn Kennedy *  Madeleine LaCross * Jonathan Lopez

    Diana Escamilla * Edgar Mendoza * Simon Olen * Elijah Reade

    Jeremiah Reade * Sierra Reeves * Diego Rincon * Leon Romo Jr

    Richard Sanchez * Braydon Soders * Thayne Tubbs

     

    And to the Seniors a very special THANK YOU:

     

    Track and Field                     Softball                          Baseball

    Wyatt Jurgens                    Sierra Alford                   Isaac Deleon                                           

    Hannah Grantom               Haley Landrum                DJ Krider

    O’Ryan Hutley                    Ciera Lindsay                  Diego Rodriguez

    Xandor Koslow                             

    Macrea Mata

    Laura Ruiz-Jimenez

    Shawn Schrunk

    Cristian Toriz

     

                   Stay true to the Purple and White and always remain …

    JEFFERSON PROUD

    GO LIONS

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  • SPRING SEASON ENDS

    Under the direction of Gov. Brown and the OSAA, the 2020 High School Sports Season is officially cancelled.  Effective April 8th, the following message was received from the OSAA Executive Director, Peter Weber:  

    “Today’s heart wrenching decision is difficult for all members of the OSAA family, We empathize with students and school communities, especially our graduating seniors, but recognize that these cancellations will allow our collective focus to remain where it’s most needed at this time - on the health and safety of all Oregonians.”
     
    "We had maintained hope for an abbreviated Spring season to help bring a sense of normalcy to these uncertain times,” but “Now more than ever we need to apply the lessons learned through participation in education-based activities – teamwork, sacrifice, resilience – and play our role in adhering to the public health guidelines.  We all look forward to the day when we play again.”
     
    Current OSAA policies prohibiting the use of school facilities and coaches from organizing or directing workouts and practices remain in effect until further notice.  The OSAA Executive Board will meet in the coming weeks to discuss policies for summer activities, along with academic eligibility concerns for Fall 2020

     

    Within the Jefferson Lions Pride, we understand the emotions that come from such a decision.  On behalf of the coaches and staff at JHS, I extend our heartfelt hope that all will be well and we can soon return to the field of play.  To the seniors that have lost the opportunity for this final season, we are sorry, and extend our best wishes in what the future will hold.  Know that if I or a coach can do anything to help, do not hesitate to ask.

     

    More information regarding the process to bring the season to a close will be forthcoming and your team's coaches will be in contact.  We are developing a plan for the return of equipment and uniforms and for the refund of participation fees already paid.

    Again thanks for the opportunity to serve the Jefferson Community and we look forward to when next the Lion Purple and White competes

     

    GO LIONS:

     

    Dan Fritz, Athletic Director

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