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Fake grass gets toehold in Oregon

Oregon might be the natural grass capital of the planet, but its high schools are in an athletic arms race to add artificial turf. In 1999, Jesuit High was one of the first Oregon high schools to take the synthetic plunge. By last fall, the final 16 teams in the 6A football playoffs included 11 with artificial turf fields for football and soccer; one school that is building a field…

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