March 6-10, 2023 Eagle Eye News

With spirit week activities and culminating week for our winter sports concluded, we have a quiet week ahead. Time to take a breath before the busyness of Spring hits. Check out the Eagle Eye for updates. 

Despite the continued snow, we were able to complete our spirit week dress-up days and activities last week, along with an all-school send off for our varsity girls basketball team as they headed to the State Tournament. 

Our Junior High Boys Basketball team competed in the Metro Christian League playoff final on Tuesday against Meadow Glade Adventist.  They fought hard and finished second in league. Well done on a great season, boys!

Students from our Concert Choir competed on Saturday at the OMEA (Oregon Music Education Association) District Solo and Ensemble Competition. With 7 individual soloists and a 16-student ensemble competing, everyone did a fantastic job receiving lots of positive feedback. The ensemble group qualified for State and soloist Ben McClellan qualified as an alternate for State as well. Congratulations! The state competition will happen near the end of April. 

PSST…Did you hear? Our Varsity Girls Basketball Team Won the State Championship!! Here’s a quick recap…On Tuesday, the team headed across the state to Baker City for the OSAA 1A State Basketball Tournament. Riddled with injury and illness, the team knew they had to dig deep. The first game on Wednesday against the St Paul Buckaroos started out close, but the Lady Eagles pulled ahead and secured a 26-point win moving them forward to the semi-finals against the Rogue Valley Adventist Red-Tailed Hawks Friday evening.  The Hawks gave our Lady Eagles everything they had and pushed the game into overtime, but ultimately our girls prevailed and took the win to advance them to the championship game against the Crane Mustangs Saturday night. This would be a rematch from last year’s championship game where our Lady Eagles fell to the Crane Mustangs in a heartbreaking loss. With tough defense from both teams, the Eagles and Mustangs went basket for basket with DCS leading 8-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Mustangs pulled ahead in the 2nd quarter with a score of 15-20 heading into halftime. The two teams continued to battle with the Eagles closing the gap by the end of the 3rd bringing it to 23-24. DCS went on a run that afforded them a 9-point lead in the 4th, then Crane battled back to bring it to just a 2-point lead. Our Lady Eagles held on in the final seconds to secure a 35-33 win and the championship over the 3-time defending champs. Congratulations to Ava Mai for being selected 2nd Team All-Tournament and Lainey Day for receiving 1st Team All-Tournament. This is the 3rd time in DCS history our Lady Eagles have won the Basketball State Championship (2013 & 2015 previously) and the first time our Lady Eagles have won both Volleyball and Basketball State Titles in the same year. The Lord blessed and gave favor to this team in many ways this season and throughout this past week. We congratulate the girls and coaches on all their hard work, and we give Him all the glory!

Coming Soon…Senior Spotlight! In the coming weeks, the Eagle Eye will feature one of our soon to be graduates each week. Stay tuned!