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Bulldog team is senior strong

by: WOODBURN INDEPENDENT ARCHIVES - Woodburns Celine Gregoire was selected to the Mid-Willamette Honorable Mention team last season and leads a senior-heavy Bulldog team this winter.Coach: Hank Vrendenberg

Last year: Woodburn finished the season on a seven-game slide, falling to eighth in the Mid-Willamette Conference with a 3-11 record (6-17 overall).

Key player: Celine Gregoire

Key loss: Brandi Doman

First home game: Dec. 10 against North Salem

Outlook: While the Bulldogs lack the talent of their Mid-Willamette rivals, Woodburn has seen improvement in recent years. Since the 2011 season, the Bulldogs have won 21 total games, including five league wins (compared with two in the previous six years combined).

This year’s Woodburn team returns all of last season’s roster, save for all-conference wing Brandi Doman. In her place, all-conference post Celine Gregoire is expected to lead a talented senior class who could push the rest of the conference this year.