Time to take out your history books class. The topic today is Oregon 4A boys basketball.
Apparently, it’s not an easy thing to win back-to-back state titles.
Since the OSAA realignment to a six-class system that began in 2006-07, no boys basketball team had won two straight championships at the 4A level … not until your very own Seaside Gulls just accomplished the feat, winning their second title in two years, with the 48-44 win over Valley Catholic March 10.
In fact, Seaside was the only repeat winner in Oregon high school boys basketball this season, at any level.
If you’re thinking long term goals for the Gulls, West Linn (with a kid named Payton Pritchard) won four straight championships at the 6A level, from 2013 to 2016, after Jesuit had won it the previous four years.
Jefferson won three 5A titles in a row from 2008-10.
There’s no reason Seaside can’t go on a similar run at the 4A level. Why? Here’s a news flash: The Gulls aren’t done winning. Not by a long shot (pardon the pun).