Forest Grove's Quincy Norman headlines Vikings at state track and field meet

Forest Grove's Quincy Norman headlines Vikings at state track and field meet

The freshman distance runner finishes second in the 3000 meters and 12th in the 1500 at Hayward...

Banks competes at OSAA 4A State Track and Field Championships in Eugene

Banks competes at OSAA 4A State Track and Field Championships in Eugene

The Braves are led by Levi Carreon and Jaime Evers who placed at last week's championships at...

Forest Grove falls to Glencoe 15-1 in first round of softball playoffs

Forest Grove falls to Glencoe 15-1 in first round of softball playoffs

The Tide's Jessica Vice and Jensen Becker combine for six hits and nine RBI's in home win over...

Forest Grove's Faris wins, then loses in state tennis championships

Forest Grove's Faris wins, then loses in state tennis championships

The Viking senior advances in tough first round match before losing to West Linn's Matt Perkins...

Banks rolls over Scappoose, eyeballs league title

Banks rolls over Scappoose, eyeballs league title

The Braves defeat the Indians 7-0 with a doubleheader at Astoria the only thing between them and...

Gaston softball splits a pair with first place Vernonia

Gaston softball splits a pair with first place Vernonia

The Greyhounds win easily in game-one, but fall short in the second of an afternoon doubleheader...

Banks softball takes two from Valley Catholic

Banks softball takes two from Valley Catholic

The No. 3-ranked Braves sweep a doubleheader over a struggling Valiant team that made it...

Forest Grove baseball falls to North Salem 5-3

Forest Grove baseball falls to North Salem 5-3

The Vikings surrender three in the first inning and are unable to comeback

Gaston sweeps Knappa, stays undefeated in league play

Gaston sweeps Knappa, stays undefeated in league play

The Greyhounds score 4 sixth-inning runs to beat Knappa at Pacific University

Don't let final score fool you: Braves are winners

Don't let final score fool you: Braves are winners

In spite of an undeniable meltdown in last week's girls state basketball final, the Banks girls...

Braves overcome tough Tillamook loss, take home fourth place trophy

Braves overcome tough Tillamook loss, take home fourth place trophy

Banks responded to Thursday night's defeat with back-to-back wins and just the school's second...

Banks boys lose heartbreaker to Tillamook in state quarterfinal

Banks boys lose heartbreaker to Tillamook in state quarterfinal

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Braves boys fall to No. 1 Seaside in Overtime

Braves boys fall to No. 1 Seaside in Overtime

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Forest Grove's Sports

PMG PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Reyan Tuck and the rest of her second-ranked Crusaders are hoping for more celebrations like this in the coming playoffs. They host Canby at 5 p.m. today.
May 22, 2017

Class 6A state softball playoffs kick off on Monday

by Miles Vance
The state's top teams begin the race to the season's biggest prize
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn third baseman Jake Porter and the top-ranked Lions kick off the 2017 playoff season when they host No. 32 Central Catholic at 5 p.m. today.
May 22, 2017

Class 6A state baseball playoffs open on Monday

by Miles Vance
The state's top 32 teams kick off the race to the championship
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Banks' Chase Massey competes in the 4A 4x100 Meter Relay during the OSAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.
May 21, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Banks and Forest Grove at State Track Championships

by Christopher Oertell
Banks and Forest Grove athletes competed at the OSAA State Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon…


PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Oregon City's Jake Follett may have finished just fifth in Friday's long jump competition, but his efforts helped the Pioneers to their first-ever state championship.
May 20, 2017

Oregon City boys step up to win Class 6A state track and field crown

by Miles Vance
The Pioneers rack up 56 points to beat second-place Jesuit by five
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego's Anna Lowy (here in Saturday's doubles championship match) and partner Melisha Dogra helped the Lakers win their second straight Class 6A team championship at the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center in Beaverton.
May 20, 2017

Lake Oswego girls win Class 6A state tennis championship

by Miles Vance
The Lakers edge past Sunset, Lincoln and Jesuit to win a second straight crown
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit freshman Peter Murphy slashes a forehand return during his 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) win over Westview's Luke Lemaitre in the Class 6A boys state singles championship at the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center in Beaverton on Saturday.
May 20, 2017

Jesuit boys run away with Class 6A state tennis crown

by Miles Vance
The Crusaders win their second straight crown and ninth in the past 10 seasons
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit's Makenna Schumacher (left) edges Barlow's Olivia Johnson by .02 seconds to win the 3,000 meters title during the Class 6A state track meet on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 20, 2017

Jesuit girls roll to victory at Class 6A state track and field meet

by Miles Vance
The Crusaders double their fun at state, win their second straight Class 6A crown
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Clackamas' Sam Pyon won the Class 6A state championship on Tuesday, shooting 74-70—144 to win the individual title by three shots.
May 18, 2017

Jesuit boys dethrone Lake Oswego to win Class 6A golf championship

by Miles Vance
The Crusaders shoot 609 to end LO's five-year run as champs
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Summer Marshall played her way to a second-place tie in this week's Class 6A girls state golf championship, which concluded on Tuesday at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell.
May 16, 2017

Westview girls step up to win first-ever Class 6A golf championship

by Miles Vance
The Wildcats beat defending champion West Linn by eight shots to win at Emerald Valley
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Derrick Heisler swings at a pitch during the Vikings' game against West Salem, May 10 at Forest Grove High School.
May 17, 2017

Forest Grove baseball falls to West Salem, ends disappointing season

by Wade Evanson
The Vikings fall twice to the Titans and finish 1-15 in Greater Valley Conference play
PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Gresham's Tyler Linch moves around third and heads for home with the game's go-ahead in the Gophers' 4-2 win at Oregon City on Friday.
May 13, 2017

May 12 high school baseball and softball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check out all the big results that emerged from Friday's cool, damp conditions
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City pitcher Morgan Hornback and the Pioneers are the newly-minted top Class 6A softball team in the state this week, moving past Jesuit to become No. 1.
May 12, 2017

Oregon City moves into the top spot in the latest Class 6A softball power rankings

by Miles Vance
The Pioneers move past Jesuit to take over the top rung in state rankings
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn catcher Micah Gibson and the Lions moved into the top spot in this week's OSAA power rankings.
May 12, 2017

West Linn jumps to the top in latest Class 6A baseball power rankings

by Miles Vance
The Lions move past Clackamas to take over the state's top spot
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Molalla's Aaron Alexander takes off for first base after connecting during his team's 11-1 home win over Crook County on Friday.
May 07, 2017

Check out our best baseball and softball photos from May 5, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state's high school baseball and softball teams close in on league titles, playoff berths
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City's Morgan Hornback pitched six innings and allowed two runs (neither earned) on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in Friday's rain-shortened 4-2 win over Clackamas.
May 07, 2017

Friday's top five: The biggest baseball and softball games from May 5

by Miles Vance
Check out our top-five list from Friday's baseball and softball contests
PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin junior Taylor Alton and the Timberwolves hope to keep their Three Rivers League-leading intact when they host rival Tigard at 5 p.m. today.
May 05, 2017

High school baseball, softball teams battle again in league play May 5

by Miles Vance
Check out the long list of baseball and softball games we'll cover today
PMG PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit first baseman Reyan Tuck touches home plate after her solo homer during her team's 5-0 win at Westview on Friday.
May 05, 2017

May 5 high school baseball and softball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check out all the big results that emerged from Friday's cool, damp conditions
PMG PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Annalisa Williamson accepts congratulations from coach Jim Speciale during their recent game with Glencoe. The Crusaders are currently top-ranked in Class 6A softball.
May 04, 2017

Jesuit sits atop the latest Class 6A softball power rankings

by Miles Vance
Oregon City, North Medford, Gresham and McMinnville round out the top five
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' KC Reilly and the Cavaliers are currently the top-ranked team in Oregon Class 6A high school baseball.
May 04, 2017

Clackamas holds the top rung in latest Class 6A baseball power rankings

by Miles Vance
West Linn, Beaverton, Sprague and Grant round out the state's top five teams
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Without No. 1-ranked Mitch Faris, Forest Grove falls to Sprague
May 04, 2017

Viking boys tennis drops match to Olympians

by Wade Evanson
Without No. 1-ranked Mitch Faris, Forest Grove falls to Sprague

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NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove freshman Ladd McLaughlin (5) shoots towards the goal during a lacrosse game against Hillsboro at South Meadows Middle School in Hillsboro.
May 04, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Forest Grove Lacrosse vs. Hillsboro

by Christopher Oertell
Forest Grove played Hillsboro at South Meadows Middle School on May 3rd, 2017
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge senior catcher Brooke Johnson congratulates Madison Goodale after her inside-the-park homer.
May 01, 2017

Friday's top five: The biggest baseball and softball games from April 28

by Miles Vance
Check out our top-five list from Friday's baseball and softball contests
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas pitcher Caden Hennessy cranks it up during his team's Friday win over Oregon City in Mt. Hood Conferece action.
May 01, 2017

Check out our best baseball and softball photos from April 28, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state's high school baseball and softball teams chase league titles, playoff berths
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove freshman Joelle Thacker competes in the 1500 meters during the Vikings meet at Forest Grove High, April 26.
May 01, 2017

Forest Grove track and field has busy, but successful week

by Wade Evanson
The Vikings set personal and school records during two meets last week
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Noah Duve battles with Century's Hunter Brown during the Vikings' game May 1 at Forest Grove High.
May 01, 2017

Forest Grove lacrosse falls to Century 13-7

by Wade Evanson
The Vikings remain winless after and early deficit leads to a loss to the Hillsboro school
ELLIE PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY - Pacific senior Kurtis Kloke takes a swing during the Boxers' game versus PLU April 30 in Forest Grove.
May 01, 2017

Pacific ends drought, wins home finale over PLU

by Wade Evanson
The Boxers beat the Lutes 7-2 in final home game of 2017
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego third baseman Marin Penney tries to tag out West Linn's Megan Talbert during her team's 10-0, five-inning loss at Rosemont Ridge Middle School on Friday.
Apr 28, 2017

April 28 high school baseball and softball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check out the results of all today's baseball and softball contests
PMG FILE PHOTO - The Gladstone baseball team will be back in action today in Tri-Valley Conference action today, playing at Estacada at 5 p.m.
Apr 28, 2017

High school baseball, softball roll on in league play April 28

by Miles Vance
Check out the long list of baseball and softball games we'll cover today
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Banks' Kylan Taylor takes a swing during the Braves' game against Valley Catholic April 24 at Ron Tonkin Field.
Apr 27, 2017

Banks falls to Valley Catholic 14-4

by Wade Evanson
The Braves bury themselves beneath a pile of mistakes en route to league loss to Valiants
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove freshman Alexandra Minor runs a leg of the 4x100 relay during a meet at Forest Grove earlier this season.
Apr 27, 2017

Forest Grove boys and girls defeat McNary on the track

by Wade Evanson
The Viking boys cruise, while the girls eke-out victory over conference foe McNary
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO - High school athletes from around the Portland metro area have been tirelessly working to get in games during this historically wet spring.
Apr 26, 2017

Now I'm begging; please stop raining

by Wade Evanson
I'm tired of it, you're tired of it, and the athletes trying to play these games are tired of it. Go away rain.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove sophmore Andrew Stephen competes in the pole vault at a track meet against West Salem and Sprague at Forest Grove High School.
Apr 26, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Forest Grove Track and Field

by Christopher Oertell
Forest Grove Track and Field hosted West Salem and Sprague on April 26th
OUTLOOK PHOTO: MATT RAWLINGS - Barlow's Alexa Geary releases a pitch during her team's Friday win over David Douglas in Mt. Hood Conference action.
Apr 24, 2017

Friday's top five: The five biggest baseball and softball games from April 21

by Miles Vance
Check out our all-softball top five list from Friday's sun-soaked diamond contests
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove's Claire Buehler hits a shot during the Vikings' match against McKay, April 20 at Forest Grove High School.
Apr 24, 2017

Forest Grove girls ace week, sweep conference foes

by Wade Evanson
Forest Grove beats West Salem and McKay to improve to 7-2
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Gaston's Bryce Cullers swings at a pitch during the Greyhounds' game against Neah-Kah-Nie April 21 in Rockaway.
Apr 24, 2017

Gaston baseball falls twice at Neah-Kah-Nie

by Wade Evanson
The visiting Greyhounds struggle in three-game set with Pirates in Rockaway
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Banks senior Kylan Taylor makes contact during a Cowapa League game against Valley Catholic.
Apr 26, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Banks Baseball vs. Valley Catholic

by Christopher Oertell
Banks High School played Valley Catholic at Ron Tonkin Field on April 24th.
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - The Scappoose softball team celebrates during its 11-1 win over Banks at Scappoose High School on Friday.
Apr 22, 2017

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 21, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state's high school baseball and softball teams soak up the sun on Friday
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Gaston senior third baseman Sammy Moore swings at a pitch during the Greyhounds' game against Neah-Kah-Nie April 21.
Apr 22, 2017

Gaston sweeps Neah-Kah-Nie in road doubleheader

by Wade Evanson
The Greyhounds pound the Pirates 19-0 behind the pitching of Charity Hall and hitting of Abbey Zawadney
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove's Ilean Franco carries the baton during the 4x100 relay during the Vikings dual meet with McKay April 12.
Apr 22, 2017

Viking track cruises to wins over Royal Scots

by Wade Evanson
Forest Grove boys and girls easily defeat Mckay in meet at Forest Grove High
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove consecutive wins versus Sprague and West Salem.
Apr 22, 2017

Forest Grove defeats West Salem 4-3, rides two-game win streak

by Wade Evanson
The Vikings score in the bottom half of the tenth inning to scratch-out win over the Titans, now await Liberty