WILSONVILLE — The Oregon School Activities Association announced a television broadcast agreement Nov. 18 with Portland’s KOIN TV and sister station KRCW/Portland’s CW. The partnership will begin this week with the 6A football semifinals and the 6A state championship game
“The OSAA is excited to partner with KOIN and Portland’s CW, and we appreciate their dedication to this type of local sports programming,” OSAA Executive Director Peter Weber said. “We look forward to showcasing these outstanding events and Oregon’s amazing high school students through this partnership.”
The broadcast schedule of the OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union 6A football championships begins Friday, Nov. 26, with semifinal games at noon and 5 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for noon on Dec. 4. All three games will be broadcast live from Hillsboro Stadium.
“We are delighted to announce an exclusive broadcast partnership with OSAA to air this year’s highly competitive high school semifinal games on Friday, Nov. 26, and the Oregon state championship on Saturday, Dec. 4, live on KRCW/Portland’s CW. The announcement today underscores KOIN 6 and Portland’s CW’s commitment to local news, weather and sports coverage,” KOIN 6 and Portland CW’s vice president and general manager, Tom Keeler, said. “We take pride in enabling our viewers to watch local student-athletes compete to reach the highest-level of achievement in high school sports — a state championship,” Keeler added. “We are excited about a long-term partnership with OSAA that will not be limited to football but will also feature women’s sports as we expand this partnership in the years to come.”
Future championship events will also be broadcast, including a to be determined slate of games from the 6A basketball state championships. Additional programming meant to highlight the stories of OSAA member schools and teams are also slated for development.
OSAA’s multimedia rights holder, Playfly Sports Properties, aided in the development of the television broadcast partnership. OSAA state championship events will continue to be available online on the NFHS Network.