The beef is back

The beef is back

Boustead plans to utilize offensive line to strengthen run game The struggle in the trenches....

Veteran bullfighters rank Buckeroo among favorites

Veteran bullfighters rank Buckeroo among favorites

"Dangerous" Dan Newman and Rowdy Barry have been regulars at Molalla's annual Fourth of July...

Former world champ brings bull riding clinic to Molalla

Former world champ brings bull riding clinic to Molalla

Cody Custer, who won the PRCA's bull riding world title in 1992, drew 10 students to his four-day...

Molalla takes third at Senior American County Tourney

Molalla takes third at Senior American County Tourney

Despite a 17-14 loss to Estacada in Sunday's consolation final, Molalla advanced to this week's...

Crawley makes all-night trek to ride at Buckeroo Rodeo

Crawley makes all-night trek to ride at Buckeroo Rodeo

Jacobs Crawley, the reigning world champion saddle bronc rider from Boerne, Texas, has been a...

93rd Buckeroo Rodeo caps another successful run

93rd Buckeroo Rodeo caps another successful run

An estimated 55,000 fans turned out for five performances over four days as many of the PRCA's...

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Molalla's Sports

JIM BESEDA  - Junior MB/OH Mollie Lewandowski sets up to defend a point during a match last season.
August 24, 2016

Country Christian VB Looks For Third State Title

by Jim Beseda
Volleyball squad focuses on teamwork at summer camp There is an air confidence surrounding Country Christian School’s volleyball team that comes with being the two-time defending OSAA Class 1A…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Nina Wegner, a former Molalla High School player and one-time assistant under Jessica Lehmann, is the seventh girls' soccer head coach in the past 11 seasons.
July 27, 2016

New Molalla girls' soccer coach emphasizes defense

by Jim Beseda
Nina Wegner was named in May to replace Jim Seward, who in two seasons compiled a 23-3-3 record and led the Indians to a pair of Tri-Valley Conference titles. Going into her first season as the…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla catcher Casey Brooks drew a walk and popped out to second in his two plate appearances during Friday's 12-2 loss to Stayton.
July 25, 2016

Molalla makes early exit from tourney after 12-2 loss

by Jim Beseda
The Indians dropped their first two games in the 12-team Junior Baseball Organization's Senior American State Tournament. Molalla’s run in the Junior Baseball Organization’s Senior American…


JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla catcher Casey Brooks went 1 for 3 with an RBI-double in Thursday's 10-5 loss to Marist at Estacada High School.
July 22, 2016

Molalla falls 10-5 to Marist in state tournament opener

by Jim Beseda
The Spartans used a 15-hit attack and starter Sam Bell's 12 strikeouts to stymie the Indians in Thursday's opening game of the Junior Baseball Organization's Senior American State Tournament in…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - A field of 412 runners heads out from Heckard Field at the start of Monday's fifth annual Freedom 5K road race.
July 06, 2016

First-time entries set pace in fifth Freedom 5K road race

by Jim Beseda
Portland's Jason Rae and Oregon City's Hannah Clarizio helped to lead the way in the fifth annual Independence Day road race through the streets of Molalla. Portland’s Jason Rae set a pace that…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Chase Dougherty is a recent graduate of Canby High School, where he won three Oregon High School Rodeo Association bull riding titles.
July 06, 2016

Dougherty on fast track to PRCA bull riding career

by Jim Beseda
Chase Dougherty, a three-time Oregon high school bull riding champion, is "living the dream" as he embarks on his college and professional rodeo career. Bull rider Chase Dougherty can see…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Former World Champion tie-down roper Shane Hanchey finishes off a 7.9 second run during Friday's 93rd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
July 02, 2016

Hanchey takes detour, leads tie-down ropers at Buckeroo

by Jim Beseda
Former World Champion tie-down roper Shane Hanchey set the early standard with a time of 7.9 seconds during Friday's opening performance of the 93rd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo. Former world…

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