Post Season: Awards and Gear

All Gear needs to be turned in by Tuesday, November 14th. Clean!

Fall Sports Awards is Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 for Desserts, 7pm for All-School sports awards.  Football awards will follow the All-School sports awards.

The Field of Dreams at Crescent Valley High School

“We drink from a well we did not dig“

I was thinking I would post this next week but because this could potentially be the last game we play on the Field of Dreams this season, (if CV and Churchill win) I thought I would share what I have learned over the past years. This is probably part 1 or maybe part 5 depending upon when we start the history of CV Raider Football but for now we’ll call it a start. – Dave H

To our alumni players and parents …. THANK YOU

All season we have watched our team play on The Field of Dreams at Crescent Valley High School but have you wondered why it was called the Field of Dreams?  Prior to the 1997 season the Raiders played their home games at, what was then called, Parker Stadium, now known as Reser Stadium.  Every excited team that visited the Raiders would play their best game in that Pac8/Pac10 stadium which was  built for about 25,000 people. That stadium was tough to fill on a Friday night.  So a group of parents roped in a committee and cut into the weeds alongside Highland drive at Crescent Valley and built a Football field. In visiting with Dave Derlacki, who has graciously provided the slide show videos and still is part of the Chain gang every Friday night, you can see groups of people, parents and players joining together and building something they are proud of.  You can see them in the video assembling the old soccer bleachers from Oregon State. (which were condemned a few years ago) They stood where the visitors side of the field is now. The current press box is the same one that sat on top of those rickety bleachers and was moved, via a forklift, to its current location where the new concrete stands are sitting.  Coaches, announcers, scoreboard/clock officials and radio guys have never been so pleased when that press box was placed on a more sturdy platform. It was a white knuckle ride, once the game got going, as the press box would sway back and forth for the entire game when the CVHS student body jumped and danced supporting their team.

You can see in the slide show Dave’s son, who played for the Raiders from 1994 -97, assembling the stadium lights, designed and engineered by CH2M Hill.  Every light on every post that stands now, were engineered to light the entire field, with no dark spots, in accordance with NCAA lighting standards. They were prebuilt and aimed, while on the ground, before being stood up with a crane.  The small shack is half of the OSU soccer press box that the Beavers gave us. It was chainsawed in half and driven over on a flat bed. You can see that shack still in use as a concession stand over at the baseball field. In 1998, the committee built the concession stand, where it is now, because only 3 people could work that little shack…. No comment on bathrooms. Our Athletic Director, Craig Ellingson, has his version, just ask him. Below is Dave’s first hand description of how the Field of Dreams came to be …

“In 1997 we got the field converted from a “field of weeds” to a football field, built the home-side bleachers from the old OSU soccer(?) field bleachers, took 1/3 of the OSU soccer press box to use as a temporary concession stand, ran power lines from the school to the stadium, put up the light poles and fencing.  We had over 200 students from football, soccer, baseball, band & others helping build the facility.  We powered up the lights for the first time two days before the first game in Sept 1997 and finished cleaning up construction scraps 2 hours before the first game.  Two sky divers landed on the field with the “game ball” for the opening game and the team ran in through the goal posts between a double line of football alumni.   

The core group of parents spent every weekend and holiday from Feb until Sept 1997 to get the field ready to play.  We were there from 7am until dark every Saturday and 7am until dinner every Sunday.  Volunteers would show up about 9am and work as long as they could.

In 1998 we built the visitor side bleachers from the old 3rd base bleachers at OSU baseball field and built the new concession stand & bathrooms.  We had CHS parents helping on this project along with many CVHS students.  I forget which project we did in 1999….. it’s all a blur.

The original home-side bleachers were where the visitors are now – facing west towards the hills & the gorgeous sunsets at the beginning of the games.

We have a VHS tape the football seniors made for the end of season banquet in 1997.  They took the photos we had taken and put together a slide show to music documenting the work.”

Slide show building the field of dreams  – don’t expand too big it was 1997, before the iPhone   https://youtu.be/93lCau_25e4

more slides of Building the Field of Dreams https://youtu.be/DlAHMNgkHvs

#3 slides from building the Field of Dreams https://youtu.be/yCZQSm0_hh0

Go Raiders, See you all for Senior night a 7pm

Play-Off Round 1 vs. Marist Spartans

What a great day to be a CV Raider! The past 2 years The Raiders were sitting at home cleaning gear and getting the field equipment put away on Halloween, this season we are 8-1 and the #5 seed in the state playoffs. What does it mean? It means we need to start another streak and go 1-0 this Friday on the Field of Dreams. Our season has been condensed to one game at a time.

We will host Marist Catholic High School. The Spartans are always well coached by Coach Geske and his staff.  We can be certain they will be VERY ready for revenge. They are a disciplined team that will bring their whole school and fans to support them. The far side of the field will be PACKED!  Raiders will need to match their energy both on the sidelines and in the stands. We start a new streak … and it will take everything we have to win.

All home games require a small army of dedicated fans and parents, this week will be an even greater need as we have some missing MVPs. Cindy Forney won’t be in our concession stand and Dave Derlacki won’t be helping the chain gang, they each have previously scheduled events that they must attend. Just like the players on the field, parents and fans will need to step up our game and fill the big holes they leave. “Next man up”  Our sign up page: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4CAAAB2BA6FF2-1stround

Field Painting on Wednesday afternoon: 5:30pm sign up or just show up, we’ll need the help.

Pre-Game Meal: If you’d like to help with the pre-game meal there is a spot on the sign-up page above.

Senior Night: Introductions start at 6:25, Parents meet on the track in front of the concession stand at 6, line up at 6:15pm

Game Time: 7pm vs Marist Spartans on the Field of Dreams.

Follow the brackets here: http://www.osaa.org/activities/fbl/brackets

If you are not in the area and want to listen to the game it is here on TuneIn radio with Jon Warren and KEJO. https://tunein.com/radio/Joe-Radio-1240-s32455/

Now it’s time to make the 4-0 run … See you Friday

Go Raiders
#AllTheWay

Week 7 vs Forest Grove Vikings

This week:

  • Field Painting on Wednesday if it is not pouring rain
  • Froshmore game vs Forest Grove Vikings on FRIDAY at Dick Hendricks Memorial Stadium at Forest Grove High School. Kick off is at 6:00 pm Bus leaves at 2:30 pm   https://goo.gl/MU94MK
    Address: 1401 Nichols Ln, Forest Grove, OR 97116
  • Varsity game – Thursday at 7 pm vs. Forest Grove Vikings on the Field of Dreams at Crescent Valley High School. Remember last years Rain?
  • Volunteers needed: 1 home game this week   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4caaab2ba6ff2-20171 Scroll down to complete the game on the 12th please.  The sign up asks for your email address, but that is only so we can send a reminder.  Please take the time to sign up so we are not panicked on Thursday night pulling people out of the stands to fill the chain gang, Concession stand or some other task that needs to be done.

Special recognition:

Dave Orth:  While many of us are enjoy Saturdays and Sundays as a day off, Dave is busy culling through the 1000 pictures he took on Friday night.  Dave is on the sideline capturing our season for us.  Most of the player profile pictures have come from pictures that he has taken.  Dave and his wife Nevette have been long time Raider supporters taking pictures of our boys since their oldest son Declan played in Pop Warner.  He was on our sidelines when Peyton played and now Kelton. When you see Dave, thank him for his valuable gift to our boys.

Dr. J: If you were at last Thursday’s game when the Froshmore team played Silverton, you were treated to Dr. J as your stadium announcer. He stepped forward and introduced us to his style of Stadium Announcing.  Dr. J is a teacher at CVHS, and he recognized a football game could be much more exciting with an announcer letting us know players names …. With some great extra comments thrown in.  Thank you Dr. J for volunteering your time to support our boys.

Mark & Tracie Grossnicklaus: We can count on Mark and Tracie whenever there is a call for volunteers to help with things that need to be done around the program.  Whether it is field painting, field clean up, Concession stand help, Tracie and Mark seem too always have their name on the list to help out. Mark and Tracie were part of Raider Football when Jeffery played had a year off and are now back being a Raider Football supporter with another player on the team.

Thanks to these folks, Raider Football is still the best night of the week.

  •  Fund Raising for Video and Internet at the stadium
    • We need to raise funds for some immediate needs: Video from games and Internet in the pressbox.
      • Video needs: We need to purchase at least one camera. A decent camera for filming football games at night will cost about $600.00 if we want an end zone camera a 2nd camera needs to be purchased.  To help with the highlight films, Sam is on the sidelines taking moments and turning those into highlights for players. Hudl Assist is $1,000.00 it is what provides a better breakdown of all game video and scouting the next team. We’d like to add Hudl Sideline which would provide game time video on the sideline
      • Internet: We need internet at the Field of Dreams press box. Media, like radio broadcasts, won’t happen going forward unless we solve connectivity to the press box.  Internet will also help reporters deliver articles quickly after the game so that it makes the paper the next day. The CV press box does not have any phone lines or internet service, and only AT&T has a strong enough wireless signal. So we need to either get an AT&T hotspot for them or build internet out to the Press box.  Does anybody know somebody at AT&T that might want to help us get a good hotspot to the press box this Thursday?
  • Raider Sports:
    • Volleyball vs. South Albany: Wednesday at CV Freshmen and JV at 5 pm, Varsity at 6:15ish Come out and support the last home game of the regular season as well as Senior Night.
    • Girls Soccer: Ranked #2 in OSAA vs. Woodburn Bulldogs. Wednesday at CVHS
    • Boys Soccer: Ranked #9 in OSAA vs. Woodburn Bulldogs. Wednesday at Woodburn

 

Game Week 6 vs Central Panthers

Game week 6 – vs. Central Panthers

This week:

  • No Field Painting on Wednesday, we will evaluate
  • Froshmore game vs Central Panthers at Crescent Valley Field of Dreams. Kick off is currently set for 5:30.
  • Varsity game – Friday at 7pm vs Central Panthers at Central High School. https://goo.gl/mLePjL
  • Volunteers needed: 1 home games this week   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4caaab2ba6ff2-froshmore1
  • Hudl and filming: Have you noticed the multiple angles and great highlights review? We have had some folks volunteer to kick in a few dollars and some equipment to help with the video for the rest of the year. Darren Dickerhoof provided the lift you saw at the game on Friday and Brooke Knight arranged a private videographer. When I sent the note out two weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what the best path would be and these folks stepped forward and took the ball and ran with it. Thank you.  So to complete the season, we should probably create a GoFund Me account, and anybody that can help with paying for an end zone lift, the Videographer and Hudl Assist, can contribute.  Does anybody have any experience setting up a GoFund Me account?  If so give me a call 541-602-6828 ~ Dave
  • Raider Sports:
    • Volleyball vs. Dallas: Tuesday at CV Freshmen and JV at 5pm, Varsity at 6:15ish
    • Girls Soccer: Ranked #2 in OSAA vs. Corvallis Spartans. Tuesday at CVHS
    • Boys Soccer: Ranked #3 in OSAA vs. Corvallis Spartans. Tuesday at CVHS

News you can use:

Text @cvhsnews to 81010 to add yourself to CV’s remind account! You will be kept up to date with reminders for sporting events, concerts, spirits days and more

A letter by Linfield Coach Smith about the tragedy in Las Vegas. http://catdomealumni.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-letter-from-coach-smith.html?spref=fb

Proactive Coaching Alliance published a timely blog from Bob Hammitt  “My Coach Hates Me” on Playing time, Parent participation and attitudes.

Special recognition:

Cindy Forney: Manages the Concession stand over the past 3 years. Her and a couple volunteers were still in the concession stand at 11:30pm on Friday cleaning up and preparing to open to for Tuesday nights Soccer games vs Corvallis High School.  Cindy does not have a player on the team this year but has graciously continued to volunteer her time.

Dave Derlacki: Dave has held onto end of the chains or another during Friday night games for over 20 years. Dave shows up at the Field of Dreams early so he can help Cindy get ready for the Friday night rush. Dave was on the work crew that originally built the stadium and field in the 90’s… we now call it the Field of Dreams.

Gary & Kelly DeHaan: You can see Gary every Friday night when you look at the down marker on our visitors side of the field. He has been leading our Chain Gang for the past few years. Kelly is on our sideline taking the photos that you all can enjoy. Both Kelly and Gary will pop out to the field on Thursday just to make sure we have a chain gang and that somebody is taking pictures of the Froshmore team. Their son Connor graduated in 2014 after playing 4 years for the Raiders.

Thanks to these folks Friday Night Lights on the Field of Dreams at Crescent Valley High School is still the best night of the week.

Go Raiders

See you Friday

Game Week 5 vs Silverton Foxes

Thank you Raiders for the loud positive support at last Fridays Corvallis Confrontation vs Corvallis High School.  Check out the CV Raider Football Facebook page to see in greater detail, how and when the game was nicknamed “The Confrontation”  The Gazette times nicknamed it in the 70’s when it was the last regular season game and in 1977 it decided the league championship.

This week:

  • No Field Painting on Wednesday, we will evaluate after Thursday’s game and possibly paint on Friday morning.
  • Froshmore game vs Silverton at Crescent Valley Field of Dreams. Kick off is currently set for 5:30.
  • Varsity game – Friday at 7pm vs Silverton Foxes at Crescent Valleys Field of Dreams.
  • Volunteers needed: 2 home games this week so double duty for Cindy Forney, Give her an atta girl when you stop by the concession stands this week.  http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/43074DE00A2CBE8C42-2017raider
  • Hudl and filming: We have had some folks volunteer to kick in a few dollars and some equipment to help with the video for the rest of the year. Darren Dickerhoof provided the lift you saw at the game on Friday and Brooke Knight arranged a private videographer. When I sent the note out last week, I wasn’t sure what the best path would be and these folks stepped forward and took the ball and ran with it. Thank you.  So to complete the season, we should probably create a GoFund Me account, and anybody that can help with paying for an end zone lift, the Videographer and Hudl Assist, can contribute.  Does anybody have any experience setting up a GoFund Me account?  If so give me a call 541-602-6828 ~ Dave
  • Raider Sports:
    • Volleyball vs. Lebanon: Tuesday at CV Freshmen and JV at 5pm, Varsity at 6ish
    • Girls Soccer: Ranked #2 in OSAA vs. La Salle Prep. Tuesday @ CVHS at 4pm
    • Boys Soccer: Ranked #3 in OSAA vs. La Salle Prep. Tuesday @ La Salle Prep at 7pm

Game Week 4 – “The Confrontation”

The Confrontation
Corvallis Spartans vs. Crescent Valley Raiders

This week:

  • Practices after school
  • Frosh play at home on Thursday vs CHS. Kick off is 5:30pm
    • Note: Coach Sanders will have many of the Sophomores dress for the Varsity game on Friday and will not play on Thursday. Players selected to suit up for Friday will be notified at Tuesday’s practice. All Freshmen will suit up for Thursdays game
  • Varsity Play at home vs Corvallis HS. Kick off is at 7pm. Traditionally this game is called “The Confrontation”
    • Varsity Pregame meal is at 4:30
  • Field Painting on Wednesday at 5:45pm.
    • Big paint job plus the rain will erase most of what is already on the field.
  • LOTS of people coming to our stadium this week. Concessions will need LOTS of help before, During, at Halftime. Please find a task for the week and include your self in the effort.  We want to show our guest great hospitality. Here is the link to sign up for Thursday, Friday or meals. Click here to grab a job
  • HUDL: We need some help. Currently, we are borrowing a video camera or relying on the other team to provide the film. We then take whatever film we have and spend the weekend preparing it to be shared. We need some help with purchasing 1 or 2 video cameras, filming from the end zone, filming with a lift from the end zone, better tools that can be purchased from Hudl (Hudl Assist) and a game-time stat keeper.  If you would like to help with any of these items by donating time, advice or money to the game film and review fund please let Dave Hodgert know. 541-602-6828 Voicemail or text.  The demand for video delivered quickly to players, coaches, parents, news media and recruiting coaches is really increasing and the need for better quality and different angles is growing.  We really could use some help with this team upgrade.

Game Week 3 vs Lebanon Warriors

The FroshMore game was originally scheduled to be at Lebanon HS but a location change was required to allow the Warriors to have a JV game at home vs South Medford.

  • Practice this week is after school until 6pm
  • Froshmore game is HOME vs Lebanon HS – Location Change
  • Varsity game is AWAY at Lebanon High School.
  • Sign up to help with Clock, Chains, Snack bar, Photographer or Videographer.  The field should be ok but we need help with the field signs on Wednesday http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4caaab2ba6ff2-20171
  • Volleyball is Home on Tuesday vs. Central at 5pm for frosh and JV and 6:15 for Varsity
  • Boys Soccer is Home on Thursday the 14th vs Marist
  • Girls Soccer is AWAY at Marist High School on Thursday the 14th

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