History of the Program

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2005/11/30/sports/high_school/prep02.jpg Casey Campbell/Corvallis Gazette-Times Philomath High girls basketball coach Amy Leonard laughs with her team during drills at practice. (11/30/05)

Coach Amy Leonard, 2005—present

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2005/06/09/sports/high_school/prep1.jpg Andy Cripe/Gazette-Times Terry Thomas always surrounded himself with good people while coaching the Philomath High girls basketball team. (6/9/05)

Coach Terry Thomas, 1993—2005 (12 Seasons, 244-80 overall record)

Game Details By Year

Games We'll Never Forget

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2005/03/11/sports/high_school/prep1.jpg Andy Cripe/Gazette-Times The Philomath High girls' basketball team celebrates near mid-court after upsetting second-ranked Tillamook 52-50 Thursday night. Philomath girls stuns Tillamook, March 10, 2005

Warriors prove to all they belong, March 13, 2005

Girls Basketball in the News

Transition to the top (Amy Leonard steps up and takes the position of Philomath’s head coach), November 29, 2005

Philomath's Terry Thomas strong until the very end, June 8, 2005

Hanging up his whistle (Terry Thomas leaves the Philomath girls program after 12 years), March 20, 2005

Alumni Watch


PHS graduate Jenneca Crocker has played in nine of Northwest Christian University's 10 women's basketball games this season. A sophomore, Crocker is averaging 2.5 points a game and has started once for the 6-4 Beacons. (Gazette-Times, 12/5/2007)

Northwest Christian reserve guard Jenneca Crocker buried three straight 3-pointers to spark a 17-6 run as the Beacons earned a 60-50 victory over Concordia last Saturday. Crocker, a sophomore, finished with nine points and five rebounds — two offensive — in nine minutes. The 2006 Philomath High graduate averages 3.2 points and 2.3 rebounds while playing 12.3 minutes a game for the 12-10 Beacons. (Gazette-Times, 1-31-08)


PHS graduate Bethany Howard played soccer for two seasons at Northwest Christian University and in 2008 made the switch to cross country.

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Memory Lane

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http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2006/03/12/sports/high_school/prep2.jpg Andy Cripe/Corvallis Gazette-Times (3/11/06) Members of the Philomath High girls basketball team wait to receive their second-place medals after losing to Burns 49-33 in the 3A championship game Saturday night at Gill Coliseum.

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2006/03/11/sports/high_school/prep2.jpg Andy Cripe/Corvallis Gazette-Times (3/10/06) Members of the Philomath High girls basketball team celebrate their 51-48 semifinal victory over Douglas on Friday night at Gill Coliseum. The Warriors will play Burns tonight in search of their first title since 2000.

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2006/03/07/sports/high_school/prep02.jpg Casey Campbell/Corvallis Gazette-Times (3/6/06) Philomath’s Jenneca Crocker follows through on a shot against Toledo.

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2006/03/04/sports/high_school/prep3.jpg Andy Cripe/Corvallis Gazette-Times (3/3/06) Philomath’s Bethany Howard splits Wilsonville defenders Carly Towne, left, and Tasha Joy.

http://images.townnews.com/gazettetimes.com/content/articles/2005/03/14/sports/high_school/prep1.jpg Andy Cripe/Gazette-Times (3/13/05) Philomath High freshman Rylee Peterson weaves between Tillamook defenders Becky Welch, left, and Kim Kittell during last Thursday's thrilling victory over the Cheesemakers in the quarterfinals of the 3A girls basketball tournament.