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Crusaders' confidence takes home 6A state crown

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Jesuit slays state demon, wins first baseball title

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - Fitness INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Uncomfortability brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group Beaverton - Medical Family Practice INSIDER


PMG MediaYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

M-F 7:30am-7pm/Sat 9am-1pm

Brought to you by Jessica Spenst of Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER


Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care Moving is stressful for anyone. But moving a person with memory loss to an assisted living facility, group home, or nursing home is a big change for both the patient and the caregiver.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making the transition easier for all concerned.

The National Institute on Aging notes that family members may feel a range of emotions, from a sense of loss to guilt and sadness. They may also may feel relieved.

It is OK to have all these feelings. A social worker may be able to help you plan for and adjust to moving day. It's important to have support during this difficult step.

Here are some things that may help:

- Know that the day can be very stressful.

- Talk to a social worker about your feelings about moving your loved one into a new place.

- Find out how to help the person with memory loss adjust to the new surroundings.

- Don't argue with the patient about why he or she needs to be there. Arguing leads to more frustration and anxiety.

- Get to know the staff before the person moves into a facility.

- Talk with the staff about ways to make the transition to the assisted living facility or nursing home go more smoothly.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS, Dr. Moga Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, Dr. Moga Family and Cosmetic DentistryQ: How does a dentist determine whether wisdom teeth should be extracted — especially if they are not causing discomfort?

A: Most wisdom teeth cause problems because there’s not enough room for them to come in properly. Wisdom teeth that come in at odd angles or only come in halfway are difficult to keep clean so they are prone to cavities and gum infection, which can also spread to neighboring teeth. These are usually the teeth we recommend removing. If they come in straight and the patient has room for them — and is able to clean them effectively — they don’t need to be removed. That is a small minority though.

Q: What should a patient expect from the procedure?

A: Wisdom tooth removal is typically done by an oral surgeon, though some generalists offer the service. In most cases, IV sedation is recommended both for the patient’s comfort and to facilitate the procedure. The surgery is usually performed in the oral surgeon’s office, not in a hospital, and usually takes 60-90 minutes. Sedated patients are required to have a ride home and are usually given pain medication, which often makes them sleepy.

Q: What should a patient expect after the procedure?

A: If a patient opts for IV sedation, which I recommend, they’ll likely not remember anything from the procedure.  The amount of down time and diet restrictions vary from patient to patient. Most patients feel better and can resume normal activities within 1-3 weeks.

Dr. Moga DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

drmoga.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement ResidenceHere is some food for thought on Senior Living Communities.

It seems that retirement can really be good for your health. People become more active, sleep much better and reduce time just sitting when they retire.

This is according to a new study that was published in March by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

“A major life change, like retirement, creates a great window of opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes,” said lead researcher Melody Ding, Ph.D, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney School of Public Health.

“It’s a chance to get rid of bad routines and engineer new, healthier behaviors,” she added.

Ding and her colleagues studied the lifestyle behaviors (physical activity, diet, sedentary behavior, alcohol use and sleep patterns) of more than 25,000 older Australians.

“Our research revealed that retirement was associated with positive lifestyle changes,” she said.

Compared with people who were still working, retirees had increased physical activity levels, reduced sitting time, were less likely to smoke and had healthier sleep patterns.

Specifically, the data revealed that retirees:

· Increased physical activity by 93 minutes a week

· Decreased sedentary time by 67 minutes per day

· Increased sleep by 11 minutes per day

· 50 percent of female smokers stopped.

The differences were significant, even after adjusting for factors such as age, sex, urban/rural residence, marital status and education.

Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

Waterhouseridge.com

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - PERSONAL TRAINING INSIDER -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

Fitacademyinc.com

Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaWhat’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing because the airway is partially or fully blocked.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. Asleep, the muscles relax and narrow your throat.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but snoring alone doesn’t mean the patient has sleep apnea.

Dentistry clinics such as ours work with sleep centers and a patient’s primary care physician. The patient must have a diagnosis of sleep apnea before we can treat them.

A dentist can create a custom-made oral appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward and eases breathing. The appliance may be covered by medical insurance when it’s used for a diagnosed case of sleep apnea.

In the great majority of sleep apnea cases, patients use both a mouth guard and a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.

Repeated episodes of airway collapse throughout the night disrupt and fragment sleep, which may produce hypoxemia and other cardiovascular stress. Sleep apnea has been suspected of contributing to heart disease and is a common cause of high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea patients of either gender have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disorder, however the risks for men are higher.

For more information about sleep apnea solutions, consult your doctor about diagnostic tests and potential treatments.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanMore and more research is being published about the benefits of keeping your mind active and engaged in a continual learning process in our senior years.

The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true.

Studies show that you can learn just as well in your senior years if you maintain your motivation.

So, take that painting class you thought about. Write your memoir, a short story or even a novel. Research your genealogy.

Venture out on trips to museums, read a newspaper and do the crossword puzzle.

Playing bridge or brain teaser games with a few like-minded adults fosters a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that keeping your brain stimulated helps retain mental alertness as people age because even an aging brain can grow new connections and pathways when it is challenged.

Exercising the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders as well as improve your memory. Maintaining intellectual activity is essential to your brain health. One researcher says the education and information is for the brain what exercise is for the heart.

According to the National Institutes of Health, such activities may protect the brain by establishing “cognitive reserve,” the brain’s ability to operate effectively even when it is damaged or some brain function is disrupted.

These activities may help the brain become more adaptable in some mental functions, so it can compensate for declines in other functions.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

Brought to you by Jaimie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jaimie KingDementia is one of the most common afflictions affecting Americans over the age in 60, and also one of the most dangerous.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 5.8 million older adults have some form of dementia — that’s about 12 percent of the senior population!

But did you know that dementia has increasingly been linked to untreated cases of hearing loss? It’s true.

Early research indicates a high correlation between social isolation and developing dementia and other memory-related diseases. A Johns Hopkins study from this year found that the mental abilities of seniors with hearing loss degrade 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

Now let’s be clear: Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to develop dementia.

But common experience tells us that people with hearing loss tend to be alone more often. Sufferers usually have trouble understanding what others are saying—the essence of communication itself—and therefore rely on reclusiveness and social isolation to mask their illness.

But dementia thrives on this disengagement and loneliness. New conversations lead to new thoughts and even create new pathways in your brain, helping to keep your mind agile and acute.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s more important than ever to treat hearing loss. Visit me at Sage Hearing Solutions for your professional consultation today.

Sage Hearing Solutions

1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 204, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

(503) 747-3084

www.sagehearingsolutions.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com


Beaverton's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit starting pitcher Trey Werner pitched four effective innings against Tualatin to help the Crusaders win 5-0 last week in OIBA play.
June 23, 2016

Jesuit gets summer started on right foot

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders take out Tualatin in OIBA action The remnants of Jesuit’s unprecedented state championship run are quite apparent throughout the team’s summer Oregon Independent Baseball Association squad. Yes, the leading figures that directed Jesuit to…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview wide receiver Samori Toure owns five school records after dominating the Metro League as a senior pass catcher.
June 23, 2016

Metro football stars finish careers at Les Schwab Bowl

by Matt Singledecker
For some Metro League football stars, the Les Schwab Bowl represents the last hurrah, a final chance to put on the pads before calling it career. For others, the annual high school all-star game is a launching pad to the collegiate level. It’s a…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Robinson Construction starting pitcher Willie Weiss threw three scoreless innings against Forest Grove and scored a run to give the Wildcats a 2-0 win.
June 23, 2016

Robinson Construction rides Weiss, Pilat to opening OIBA victory

by Matt Singledecker
Wait, Willie Weiss is a pitching ace now? Luke Pilat is a punch-out specialist who closes out games? The Westview baseball team is viewed as an underdog? Such is the Wildcats’ world after graduation took away seven starters, five of whom were…


June 23, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Kenyon Yovan: Yovan, a recently graduated senior from Westview High School, was named Most Outstanding Pitcher for the North squad at the Oregon 6A/5A baseball all-star series on Saturday and Sunday at Oregon State University. Yovan…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit senior Andrew Newell battled back from left wrist surgery this season to clinch a berth at the Class 6A state championship tournament in May.
June 16, 2016

SECOND CHANCE

by Matt Singledecker
Andrew Newell never thought he would ever have to confront his own athletic mortality. As Jesuit’s top returning boys singles tennis player this year, and with a full scholarship to the Naval Academy sown up, Newell’s future was seemingly solid. He…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton senior attack Anthony Kerkar was named first-team all-state after helping take the Beavers to a state title this season.
June 16, 2016

Beaverton boys lacrosse leads all-state selections

by Matt Singledecker
Top to bottom, the Beaverton boys lacrosse team had few breaches. The Beavers could overrun teams with their attack, create scoring opportunities with their midfield and fasten down the most daunting opponents with defense and goaltending. Beaverton…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview senior pitcher Kenyon Yovan was picked Class 6A pitcher of the year after taking the Wildcats to the 6A semifinals this season.
June 16, 2016

Yovan paces all-Metro, all-state selections

by Matt Singledecker
The first baseball state championship in Jesuit school history didn’t yield a single Class 6A first-team all-state selection and only produced one first-team all-Metro pick. But that state crown was all that mattered to the Jesuit baseball team.…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Athletes of the Week - June 16, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Matthew Kollas and Kory Oleson of Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local businesses. If your…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit sophomore pitcher Olivia Strickland was named Class 6A first team all-state after winning 30 games for the Crusaders this season.
June 16, 2016

Jesuit, Westview lead all-state softball selections

by Matt Singledecker
All year long, it seemed that the Jesuit and Westview softball teams were headed toward a colossal clash in the Class 6A state championship game. Two classic regular season contests between the powerhouses only added to the belief that the Wildcats…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuits Hannah Malin (left) and Jaclyn Flood (right) were both first-team all Metro League outfielders who are coming back to the Crusaders next season.
June 09, 2016

Future looking bright for Crusader softball

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit loses key seniors, but brings back stars A long 10 years came and went between the Jesuit softball team’s Class 6A state championship in 2006 and the Crusaders’ freshly minted 2016 title on Saturday. But the way Jesuit’s young roster is…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior shortstop Kory Oleson starred in her final season as a Crusader after not playing softball for two years.
June 09, 2016

Crusader softball seniors go out in style

by Jeff Smith
Jesuit upperclassmen end careers with state championship Last Saturday could not have been much better for Jesuit seniors Emily Preble, Victorya Stallworth and Kory Oleson as the senior trio finished off their high school softball careers with a…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - June 9, 2016
June 09, 2016

Athletes of the Week - June 9, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Nate Johnnie of Beaverton High School and Emily Preble of Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Jesuit head coach Colin Griffin talks to his team after winning the Class 6A state baseball championship  on Saturday at Volcanoes Stadium.
June 07, 2016

Griffin helps take Jesuit to state title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader manager reaches championship game in second season In July of 2014, when Colin Griffin was hired as Jesuit’s head baseball coach, the Crusader alum said the state championship that evaded Jesuit for 60 years was well within reach. Despite…
TIMES PHOTO: CHRIS OERTELL - The Beaverton High team poses after winning the Boys Lacrosse State Championship game at Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon on Saturday.
June 09, 2016

Beaverton boys lacrosse takes classic state title win over Jesuit

by Jeff Smith
The Beavers rally from four goals down to win the state championship 9-8 on Saturday Faced with a four-goal deficit with just over one quarter to play in Saturday’s Oregon High School Lacrosse Association state championship game, Beaverton head…
TIMES - June 2, 2016
June 06, 2016

Athletes of the Week - June 2, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Beau Sheeran from Beaverton High School and Hadley Wilhoite from Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Beaverton boys lacrosse team took out Sunset in double overtime to advance to the OHLSA semifinals.
June 03, 2016

Beavers upend Apollos in overtime, advance to semis

by Jeff Smith
Beaverton boys lacrosse comes up cluctch late A smashed left pinky was not enough to stop Beaverton’s Anthony Kerkar in last Friday’s Oregon High School Lacrosse Association quarterfinal playoff matchup between the Beavers and Metro League rival…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior Eric Restic and the boys lacrosse team beat Summit in the OHSLA semifinals on Wednesday to clinch a spot in the championship game versus Beaverton on Saturday.
June 02, 2016

Crusaders slay semifinal demon, move onto state title game

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit boys lacrosse takes out Summit in state semifinals Not a soul would have batted an eyelash had Eric Restic flung his helmet skyward and jumped into the middle of the mosh pit in the aftermath of Jesuit’s biggest boys lacrosse win to date. The…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior attacker Anthony Kerkar and the Beaver boys lacrosse team beat Lakeridge in the OHSLA semifinals to clinch its ticket to the championship game on Saturday.
June 02, 2016

Big third quarter sends Beaver lacrosse to state title game

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton scores eight straight in the third to beat Lakeridge in semis One monumental outbreak of goals, a milestone spurt that spoke to the precariousness of the Beaverton High School boys lacrosse team has the Beavers one win away from their…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior second baseman Griffin Brandt and the Crusaders are in search of their first state championship in school history. Jesuit faces Oregon City in the Class 6A state title game on Saturday.
June 01, 2016

Jesuit looks to break 60-year drought, win state title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader baseball team eyes state crown vs. Oregon City In its 60-year history, Jesuit High School has never won a state baseball championship. The Crusaders have come close before — losing twice in the title contest — fielded teams with six or…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit High's Griffin Brandt and John Arndorfer celebrate scoring on Matt Young's go-ahead two run single that gave the Crusaders a 3-1 lead against Westview in the Class 6A semifinals.
June 01, 2016

PREPS: Jesuit beats Westview, 3-2

by Matt Singledecker
Young clubs go-ahead single, leads Crusaders to 6A title game/ In a crucible of playoff pressure and past postseason heartache, there was nobody Nolan McCarthy would rather have up at the plate than Matt Young. Young, was the one showing up to…
TIMES PHOTO: JON HOUSE - Jesuit's Emily Preble is embraced by teammates after her walk-off home run in the eighth inning beat North Medford in Tuesday's Class 6A state semifinal game at Jesuit High School.
June 02, 2016

Emily Preble's game-winner sends Jesuit to softball title game

by Jeff Smith
Crusader senior catcher comes through big in the clutch Jesuit’s Emily Preble just missed hitting a home run in the fifth inning of the Crusaders' Class 6A state softball semifinal against visiting North Medford on Tuesday. But the senior catcher…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior pitcher Kenyon Yovan hasn't lost to Jesuit since his sophomore season and said he doesn't expect that trend to stop on Tuesday in the Class 6A semifinals.
May 29, 2016

Wildcats, Crusaders prepared for semifinal battle

by Matt Singledecker
Westview, Jesuit baseball teams square off for state title game bid After ripping its Class 6A state quarterfinal contest away from West Salem on Friday, it took all of about 10 minutes for the Westview baseball team to turn its focus south, where…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit's Brandon Brown (front) and John Arndorfer celebrate at the end of their team's 7-1 victory over McMinnville in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 27, 2016

Jesuit rallies past McMinnville 7-1 with five-run sixth

by Miles Vance
The Crusaders will face Metro League foe Westview in the 6A semifinals Tuesday Great teams come through in the clutch. Great players come through in the clutch. Right now, it appears that Jesuit's great players are determined to make it a great…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's Luke Pilat and the second-ranked Wildcats host No. 10 West Salem in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Friday at Westview High School on Friday.
May 27, 2016

Check out the baseball and softball playoff games we'll cover for May 27

by Miles Vance
Now it gets real. With the state's best high school baseball and softball teams moving into state quarterfinals today, it really is the best of the best playing for the biggest stakes of the year. In response, Pamplin Media Group's' sports editors…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior rightfielder Donovan Baldocchi and the Wildcat baseball team celebrate Rey Gonzalezs game-winning run against West Salem in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Clutch 'Cats will past West Salem, onto semis against Jesuit

by Matt Singledecker
Westview comes up big in the bottom of the seventh inning By any means necessary. Whatever the situation, whoever is pitching the Wildcats refuse to bow out. They’ll keep coming and coming, putting incessant pressure on an opponent until their foe…

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PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Jesuit pitcher Olivia Strickland counts out a strikeout - one of 13 during the teams 11-0 win over Reynolds on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Jesuit cruises into semifinals

by David Ball
A pair of home runs power the Crusaders to an 11-0 mercy-rule win 6A SOFTBALLQuarterfinals Team Score Jesuit11Reynolds, 6 innings0 PORTLAND — Metro League champ Jesuit made sure not to fall…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Jesuit girls track and field team won the Class 6A state championship with 65 team points on Saturday at Hayward Field.
May 26, 2016

Jesuit girls track and field team takes 6A state championship

by Matt Singledecker
The Class 6A state championship winners didn’t need a singular superstar to pave the way to a team title. Rather, it was a cavalcade of Swiss Army-like weapons grabbing top-five medals and…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset freshman Ember Stratton took first in the 3,000 meters at the the Class 6A state championship meet on Saturday to help the Apollos place second as a team.
May 26, 2016

Stratton, Metro girls star at state championship meet

by Matt Singledecker
Saturday could very well serve as a prelude to future state distinction for many of the Metro League’s young girls track and field stars. A bushel of underclassmen attracted attention at the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior pitcher Matt Young threw a complete game shutout against Sherwood in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs to help Jesuit win 2-0 and advance to the 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
Jun 02, 2016

Young baffles Bowmen in second round of state playoffs

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit senior righty allows three hits in complete game gem Matt Young might not consider himself a medical marvel. Yet, the way Young pitched against Sherwood in the second round of the Class…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit boys track and field senior Julian Body won both the 110-meter and 300 hurdles at the Class 6A state championship meet on Saturday.
May 26, 2016

Body runs to state glory

by Matt Singledecker
Two more titles. Two seasons of unblemished dominance. Too easy. One more time. A year after using the Class 6A state track and field meet as a backdrop to blow up and make himself a household…
COURTESY PHOTO: BARBARA KERR - Valley Catholic senior Matt Biggi won the 4A singles state championship on Saturday at the Oregon State Tennis Center.
May 26, 2016

Biggi brings it in state title match, takes home crown

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic senior tennis star breaks through state glass ceiling To become a state champion, Matt Biggi first had to learn how survive failure. For three seasons, the Valley Catholic boys…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior centerfielder Jazzy Ries tries to catch a deep fly ball in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs against Reynolds.
May 26, 2016

Reynolds raids Beavers, upsets Beaverton in first round

by Matt Singledecker
Raiders get clutch pitching, defense on its way to big upset Reynolds wants attention, surely, but more than that, the Raiders yearn for respect. Cast unfairly as an Eastside also-ran, No. 23…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Westview boys track and field 4 x 100 relay won the state championship with a 41.70 finish at the Class 6A state championship meet on Saturday at Hayward Field.
May 26, 2016

Westview's 4 x 100 relay runs to state title

by Matt Singledecker
What would the Westview 4 x 100-meter relay team do when confronted with steely state competition? How would the Wildcats fare when facing Division 1 speedsters such as North Medford’s Tyron…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior pitcher Sam Noyer hit a two-run homer against Grants Pass on Monday in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.
May 26, 2016

Beavers battle past Cavemen into 6A's second round

by Matt Singledecker
Noyer drives in three, pitches six innings for first round win In the perilous postseason, when one bad bout of onset butterflies can undo a team’s playoff dreams, it’s best to have a leader…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Valley Catholic junior Julia Clark took third in the 400 meters at the the Class 4A state championship meet on Saturday at Hayward Field.
May 26, 2016

Clark claws back to 4A state podium

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic junior takes third in 400 Julia Clark thought she had the track and field world by the tail. As a freshman competing for the Valley Catholic girls team, Clark was a key cog on…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Aloha senior pitcher Brandon Eisert pitched well on the mound against McMinnville, but the Warriors went down 3-1 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.
May 26, 2016

Warriors upset by hungry Grizzlies in first round

by Jeff Smith
Aloha baseball team bows out of Class 6A playoffs A successful season for the Aloha High School baseball team came to an abrupt end on Monday as the host Warriors bats went silent against…
TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Jesuit senior Tommy Mulfur and Jesuit junior Michael Quinn hug each other after their win at the OSAA 6A Boys Doubles State Championship match at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
May 26, 2016

Mulflur, Quinn help take Jesuit to state title

by Jeff Smith
Crusader tennis doubles teams both make title match It’s not very often that spectators at a sporting event can’t seem to decide which team to support. But that was the case at the Tualatin…
TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Jesuit senior Bess Waldram was all smiles after her win after the OSAA 6A Girls Singles State Championship match at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center
May 26, 2016

Waldram outlasts Rees, wins second 6A state title

by Jeff Smith
It was no easy chore, but Jesuit’s Bess Waldram fought off feisty Lincoln standout Emily Rees to cap her highly successful high school career with a 7-5, 7-6 victory that gave her a second…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 26, 2016
May 24, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 26, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Julian Body from Jesuit High School and Ember Stratton of Sunset High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Sunset's Ember Stratton (left) holds teammate Audrey Huelskamp at the end of the girls 3,000 meters at the Class 6A state track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday. Stratton, a freshman, won the event while Huelskamp finished seventh.
May 26, 2016

Local track stars shine at state on Friday

by Pamplin Media Group
Beaverton-area athletes cranked out some big performances at the Class 6A and 4A state track and field meets at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus on Friday. In this photo gallery,…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 19, 2016
May 20, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 19, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Lexi Wahlstrom of Aloha High School and Evan Brehm of Westview High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior boys golfer Dylan Johnson follows his putt at the Class 6A state championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday.
May 19, 2016

Jesuit boys comes up one stroke shy of state glory

by Matt Singledecker
The sinister agony of another state championship loss was front-and-center on the faces of the Jesuit boys golf team at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday. Ahead of Lake Oswego by eight strokes…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview girls golfer Jennifer Kang and the Wildcats took second at the Class 6A state championship meet on Tuesday.
May 19, 2016

Wildcats rebound from district debacle, take second in state

by Matt Singledecker
Losing the Metro League title just might be the best thing to ever happen to the Westview girls golf team, both now and going forward into the Wildcats’ bright future. After having the 2016…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior Nicole Griffiths won the 800 meters and 1,500 at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday.
May 19, 2016

Sunset nearly pulls off upset, settles for second in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
The Metro League girls track and field championship began with Sunset’s ambitious intent to unseat Jesuit’s two decade-long district hold. It was a goal that the Apollos had the frontline talent…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunsets Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 19, 2016

METRO REIGN

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit girls track takes another Metro title Defending a dynasty is a demanding undertaking, especially when the team trying to end your reign is as stocked as Sunset. Yet, as they have done for…
TIMES PHOTO: CLAUDE PELLETIER - Jesuit's Tommy Mulflur (left) and Michael Quinn (right) won Metros doubles championship for the second straight season.
May 19, 2016

Crusader boys tennis back on top of Metro

by Matt Singledecker
You know a tennis program is at another level when winning a district championship is met with a collective shrug of the shoulders and a been-there-done-that demeanor. At the Metro League boys…
COURTESY PHOTO: CLAUDE PELLETI  - Jesuit's Danielle Larner and Nicole Peterson took the Metro District doubles championship.
May 19, 2016

Jesuit girls tennis powers through district, takes Metro

by Matt Singledecker
Before the season began, the Jesuit girls tennis team expressed its desire to widen the gap between itself and the rest of the state’s Class 6A teams after last year’s close call with Lake…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuits Julian Body (left) and Kasin Pendergrass Anderson (right) won four events combined at the Metro League district championship on Friday.
May 19, 2016

Crusader boys track tromps to another district title

by Matt Singledecker
When you combine natural talent with hard work and the love of competition, there’s no ceiling on potential. The Jesuit boys team again sailed to a convincing victory at the Metro League…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Samori Toure helped the Wildcats 4x100 relay take first at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday with a strong anchor leg that edged Jesuit at the tape.
May 19, 2016

Westview boys run to second place in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
The best want to be tested. No frontrunner wishes for inferior foes. Iron likes to sharpen iron. At the Metro League boys district track and field championship, the premier athletes who ran…
May 19, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Evan Brehm: Brehm, a senior on the Westview boys track and field team, won the 200 meters and ran the second leg of Westview’s triumphant 4 x 100 relay at the Metro League district championship…