Jefferson graduate, NBA veteran Thomas Gardner excited to lead new era at North Portland school: ‘I understand that I’m here for a purpose bigger than basketball’

Gardner has immense respect for the rich history of Jefferson basketball and the coaches who came before him, but he says he plans to build “a better culture overall” within the Democrats program and community.

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This memorable 5A semifinal was dictated by offense, but decided by one final end-zone pass deflection – and No. 2 Rigby prevails, 55-49

Ryder Thompson breaks up Malakai Martinez’s fourth-down pass to star the third overtime, and Tiger Adolpho’s touchdown run wins it as the Trojans finally put away seventh-ranked Meridian.

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