Jim Crumley went on to have a fantastic collegiate wrestling career, becoming a three-time All-American at Oregon State University. 

From 50 years ago, Monday, Feb. 26, 1968

Warriors win state title

The Lebanon wrestling team put together a great comeback effort Saturday to win the state A-1 wrestling championship at Oregon State’s gill Coliseum. The Warriors tallied 51 points in their winning effort to second place Marshfield’s 42. …

In Saturday night’s final matches (Jim) Crumley defeated Ken Oliver of Marshfield to become the only state champ from Lebanon. …

For Coach Dick Weisbrodt it is the second time he has brought the biggest trophy home, but the first time he has ever won it outright. In 1963, the Warriors tied with Grants Pass for top honors.

(Note: Crumley is a member of our Oregon State wrestling all-time team. He was a three-time All-American for the Beavers.)

From 25 years ago, Wednesday, March 3, 1993

Waterloo celebrates centennial

Birthdays are important, especially when you hit the century mark. Just as the people of Waterloo – they’re celebrating the town’s centennial this year.

Lisa Rounds, Waterloo city manager, says the little village of 100 some people near Lebanon officially turne 100-years-old Feb. 15, 1993. But Waterloo doesn’t have an official tax base, so funds are not available for an official celebration.

Warriors claim 7th Valley League title; 8 will go to state; Calahan, Devlin win league titles

CORVALLIS – Just like playing H-O-R-S-E in basketball, Lebanon’s wrestling team “proved it” in the Valley League championship Saturday.

Lebanon needed just one win in the district championship finals at Corvallis High School to win its seventh VL title and first snice 1989.

The Warriors got it at 178 pounds, when South Albany’s John Boles was penalized by a stalling penalty in overtime that some believed would otherwise have been ignored, giving Lebanon senior Brad Calahan the win.

But one bout later, it would have made no difference in the final standings, as senior Derik Devlin decisioned North Salem’s Jamie Hadden 4-2 in the 191-pound bout to prove that Lebanon had the skill, and not just the luck, to win the crown.

From 10 years ago, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Political action committee to monitor school board actions

Concern over actions of the Lebanon School Board led a group of local citizens to form the political action committee Lebanon Citizens Alliance for a Responsible Education System (CARES).

“This committee’s sole focus is on advancing education opportunities in Lebanon by facilitating cooperation and respect between and among the school board, the administration and the district staff,” said John Tre’ Kennedy, CARES chairman and an attorney with the Lebanon law firm Morley Thomas & McHill.

Kyle Odegard can be reached at, 541-812-6077 or via Twitter @KyleOdegard.


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