Grant Boustead brings family values to new job

Grant Boustead brings family values to new job

The 32-year-old Linfield graduate was named as Molalla High School's new football coach after...

Molalla's Troy Vest walks away from Mint 400 crash

Molalla's Troy Vest walks away from Mint 400 crash

Another car collided with Vest and sent his unlimited Trick Truck into a violent roll shortly...

Cougars win Class 1A boys' basketball state title

Cougars win Class 1A boys' basketball state title

Luke Carter scored a season-high 20 points with 12 rebounds to pace Country Christian to a 61-53...

Damascus rallies past Cougars for 1A girls' title

Damascus rallies past Cougars for 1A girls' title

Damascus Christian came back from a 13-point deficit to defeat Country Christian 51-46 Saturday...

Tri-Valley names Wiesner Co-Coach of the Year

Tri-Valley names Wiesner Co-Coach of the Year

Phil Wiesner, in his second season with Molalla, guided the Indians' girls' basketball team to a...

Baker City-bound Cougars breeze past Blue Jays, 76-25

Baker City-bound Cougars breeze past Blue Jays, 76-25

Meghan McGrath's double-double helps lift Country Christian (23-4) into Thursday's quarterfinals...

Cougars win 57-39, reach Class 1A boys' quarterfinals

Cougars win 57-39, reach Class 1A boys' quarterfinals

Ben Grandle had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help send Country Christian into the OSAA 1A boys'...

Molalla's Myers pins two, advances to 4A semifinals

Molalla's Myers pins two, advances to 4A semifinals

Senior Woodrow Myers is set to take on top-seeded Spencer Crawford of Cascade in the semifinals...

Colton's Gilpin, Germany advance to 3A semifinals

Colton's Gilpin, Germany advance to 3A semifinals

Seniors Charlie Gilpin and Scott Germany each won one match Friday to advance to Saturday's...

Molalla's Myers eyes spot on podium at state tournament

Molalla's Myers eyes spot on podium at state tournament

Woodrow Myers bounced back from a broken arm to earn a spot in the Class 4A wrestling...

Molalla girls survive elimination game, win 50-33

Molalla girls survive elimination game, win 50-33

The Indians used a 12-3 run at the end of the third quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a...

Collins sinks game-winner, sends Vikings to 3A playoffs

Collins sinks game-winner, sends Vikings to 3A playoffs

Garrett Collins' 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left lifted Colton to a 72-71 PacWest Conference...

Cougars sweep Casco League district basketball crowns

Cougars sweep Casco League district basketball crowns

Country Christian's girls crushed Willamette Valley Christian 76-17, while the boys rolled over...

Slow-starting Vikings hand PacWest playoff to Blanchet

Slow-starting Vikings hand PacWest playoff to Blanchet

Colton fell behind 12-4 in a brutal first quarter and never recovered as the Cavaliers of Salem...

Basargin's long-range flurry rallies Colton to 60-55 win

Basargin's long-range flurry rallies Colton to 60-55 win

Anthony Barsargin hit three consecutive 3-pointers to turn a six-point deficit into a 52-49 lead...

Colton's James has winning touch on Senior Night

Colton's James has winning touch on Senior Night

Harper James, the team's lone senior, made two free throws with one second remaining to lift the...

Molalla wrestlers win four, lose three on Senior Night

Molalla wrestlers win four, lose three on Senior Night

The Indians spotted Estacada a 36-0 lead on six forfeits and then went out and won four of seven...

Molalla's Coop Early signs with Southern Oregon

Molalla's Coop Early signs with Southern Oregon

The 6-foot, 240-pound center signed a national letter of intent to play college football for the...

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned after compiling a 27-32 record with two appearances in the OSAA Class 4A...

Halverson named Class 1A volleyball Player of the Year

Halverson named Class 1A volleyball Player of the Year

Country Christian senior Miranda Halverson is honored as the state's top Class 1A volleyball...

Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned in the wake of parent complaints that he and his staff used excessive...

Molalla wrestlers mix it up with Gladstone, De La Salle

Molalla wrestlers mix it up with Gladstone, De La Salle

The Indians, down two wrestlers with injuries, go 4-6 with four pins Wednesday at Gladstone High...

Molalla girls eager to kick off Tri-Valley Conference play

Molalla girls eager to kick off Tri-Valley Conference play

At 8-6, the Molalla girls' basketball team has won two more games than the Indians won all last...

Colton's James poised for stretch run in PacWest race

Colton's James poised for stretch run in PacWest race

The 6-foot-1 senior wing has scored 20 or more points in eight of the 15 games he has played and...


Molalla's Sports

JIM BESEDA - Junior center fielder Austin Alexander has a .500 batting average (9 for 18) through six games.
March 31, 2015

Potent bats carry Molalla to 4-2 record to open season

by Jim Beseda
The Indians are sporting a .359 team batting average and averaging 9.8 runs a game heading into Wednesday's non-conference game at Colton. Through the first two weeks of the high school baseball…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Austin Alexander's two-out, RBI-double highlighted a four-run third inning that help carry Molalla to a 10-4 victory over Seaside Tuesday.
March 17, 2015

Molalla wins baseball opener 10-4 over visiting Seaside

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 2-1, the Indians scored four runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to run away with Tuesday's season opener at Al Geddes Field. Austin Alexander’s RBI-double keyed a…
March 11, 2015

Cougars punch Class 1A finals' ticket, win 72-48

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle and Jordan Syphard scored a combined 42 points to send Country Christian of Molalla past Siletz Valley Friday and into Saturday's championship final against Nixyaawii. Country…
March 06, 2015

Country Christian girls win 43-40, advance to 1A final

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger's 3-pointer sparks a 12-1 run to close the third quarter that carried the Cougars of Molalla past North Douglas and into Saturday's championship final against Damascus…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Ben Grandle (21) had 17 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Cougars to a 55-41 victory over Siletz Valley on Feb. 13. The two teams meet again in tonight's OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball semifinal at Baker High School in Baker City.
March 06, 2015

Country Christian looks to send two teams to 1A finals

by Jim Beseda
The last time two teams from the same school reached the finals of the OSAA Class 1A basketball tournament in Baker City was in 2012 when McKenzie's boys and girls each played for a title.…
Kennedy Nofziger
March 05, 2015

Country Christian girls roll to 61-36 quarterfinals win

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger led all scorers with 14 points to pace the Cougars (24-4) in Friday's OSAA Class 1A girls' basketball semifinals Country Christian’s Kennedy Nofziger scored 11 of her game-high…
Ben Grandle
March 04, 2015

Ben Grandle leads Cougars to 50-40 win in quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Country Chritian's senior forward had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season to help lift the Cougars of Molalla into Friday's semifinals against Siletz Valley.…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Charlie Gilpin (top) had a 5-3 lead in the third round before Glide's Dylan Potter scored a reversal and pin to win their Class 3A 160-pound semifinal match at Saturday's OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
February 28, 2015

Three local contenders fall in state wrestling semifinals

by Jim Beseda
Molalla's Woodrow Myers and Colton's Charlie Gilpin and Scott Michael Germany each dropped from championship contention after losing in the semifinals at Saturday's OSAA wrestling tournament at…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Woodrow Myers won his first match Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
February 27, 2015

Molalla's Myers advances to 4A wrestling quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Woodrow Myers pinned No. 4-seed Erik Garcia of Ontario in the second round of the 182-pound weight class during Friday's opening session of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships. Molalla’s…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Charlie Gilpin opened a 12-1 lead on La Pine's Tanner Hansen before winning the Class 3A 160-pound match by fall at 3:48 during Friday's opening round of the OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
February 27, 2015

Colton's Gilpin wins first match at 3A state tourney

by Jim Beseda
Charlie Gilpin pinned La Pine's Tanner Hansen at 2:48 to advance to the quarterfinals for the 160-pound weight class Friday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Colton senior Charlie Gilpin pinned…

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Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla freshman Sierra Cox and the Indians travel to Madras for a 5:30 p.m. Class 4A play-in game.
Feb 26, 2015

Local hoop teams gear up for playoffs Friday, Saturday

by Jim Beseda
Molalla girls' team and Colton and Country Christian's boys' teams play Friday, while Colton and Country Christian's girls' teams play Saturday. Molalla’s girls’ basketball team travels to…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Kurt Potter pushes the ball on offense againt Estacada's Josh Shannon during the first half of Monday's Tri-Valley Conference boys' basketball playoff game at Capasso Court.
Feb 23, 2015

Molalla's season ends with 52-47 league playoff loss

by Jim Beseda
The Indians followed a familiar path to defeat, countering a slow start with a late comeback only to run out of gas down the stretch of Monday's Tri-Valley Conference playoff game against…
Photo Credit: KERRY BENTHIN/COLTON VIKINGS - Colton's Charlie Gilpin placed first in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday's OSAA Class 3A Special District 1 wrestling championships in Hermiston.
Feb 22, 2015

Colton's Gilpin claims 160 title at District Tournament

by Jim Beseda
Charlie Gilpin pinned Rainier's Logan Usher in the first round to place first in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday's OSAA Class 3A Special District 1 wrestling championships in Hermiston.…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Marissa Marr leads the transition rush during the first half of Tuesday's 41-28 home loss to Madras.
Feb 18, 2015

Indians struggle against Madras defense, fall 41-28

by Jim Beseda
Molalla’s girls’ basketball team did not go into Tuesday’s home game against Madras expecting to set a new season low for points in a game. Guess what? The Indians kept pace with Madras for a…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Molalla's Woodrow Myers stopped Estacada's Cody Dietrich 28 seconds into their 182-pound match at Saturday's Special District 1 wrestling championships in Tillamook.
Feb 14, 2015

Molalla sending three to 4A state wrestling tournament

by Jim Beseda
Wyatt Perkins, Woodrow Myers and Logan ValValkenberg will compete in the Feb. 27-28 OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships after placing among the top five at Saturday's Special District 1 finals…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's players, coaches, friends and others share fellowship after a recent Cougars' home game.
Feb 11, 2015

Cougars down C.S. Lewis to finish Casco League 12-0

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian’s Ben Grandle finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Cougars capped an undefeated Casco League season with a 63-35 home win over C.S. Lewis…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Anna Farner drives against Willamette Valley Christian's Emma Kinler during Friday's Casco League home game.
Feb 07, 2015

Cougar girls cap undefeated Casco League season

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian rolled over visiting Willamette Valley Christian 80-32 Friday to improve to 19-3 overall and 8-0 in league Country Christian’s Brittnea Corless scored 15 points and Ashley…
Syphard
Feb 04, 2015

Cougars run win streak to 13 with 91-27 blowout Tuesday

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard scored 22 points to lead five Country Christian players in double figures as the Cougars rolled over Livingstone Adventist Academy in Casco League action Tuesday in Salem Jordan…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Stuart Moore placed first in the boys' 200-yard freestyle and second in the 500 freestyle at Saturday's Blanchet Invitational in Salem.
Feb 03, 2015

Molalla's Moore wins 200 freestyle, sets personal best

by Jim Beseda
Stuart Moore placed first in the boys' 200-yard freestyle at Saturday's Blanchet Invitational with a time of 2 minutes, 7.09 seconds, trimming almost four seconds off his previous personal best…




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