Molalla girls knock off Banks 61-53 in tourney semifinals

Molalla girls knock off Banks 61-53 in tourney semifinals

Alicia Schultz scored eight of her team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to help send the...

Broken leg mended, Colton's Gilpin bounces back strong

Broken leg mended, Colton's Gilpin bounces back strong

The Vikings' senior opened the high school wrestling season 7-1, including winning the 170-pound...

Davis paces Colton girls to 60-53 win over Chemawa

Davis paces Colton girls to 60-53 win over Chemawa

Madison Davis scored 18 points to lead three Colton players in double figures as the Vikings...

Colton boys drop PacWest opener to Chemawa, 80-75

Colton boys drop PacWest opener to Chemawa, 80-75

The Vikings led 73-69, but got outscored 11-2 in the final 1:22 and suffered their first loss in...

Ritter's RA All-Stars center stage at Jingle Bell Run

Ritter's RA All-Stars center stage at Jingle Bell Run

Molalla's Jason Ritter helps raise money for the Arthritis Foundation in hopes for finding a cure...

Season preview: Molalla girls' hoops on upswing

Season preview: Molalla girls' hoops on upswing

Despite the loss of all five starters from last season, the Indians have a young, talented group...

Season preview: Colton boys' basketball charts new course

Season preview: Colton boys' basketball charts new course

First-year Vikings' coach Mike Maerzluft will make his high school coaching debut Friday at...

Molalla's Luis Rojas named to Class 4A all-state team

Molalla's Luis Rojas named to Class 4A all-state team

The senior midfielder and two-time Tri-Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year led the...

Molalla's Luis Rojas grabs Tri-Valley's top soccer award

Molalla's Luis Rojas grabs Tri-Valley's top soccer award

The senior midfielder was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year for the second...

Halverson leads Cougars to Class 1A volleyball state title

Halverson leads Cougars to Class 1A volleyball state title

Top-ranked Country Christian clinched the school's first state championship with a 25-19, 25-18,...

4A boys' soccer: Molalla drops 1-0 decision to Stayton

4A boys' soccer: Molalla drops 1-0 decision to Stayton

The Indians couldn't overcome the absence of offensive threats Luis Rojas and Benito Ortiz...

Class 4A playoff: Molalla falls 41-6 to Scappoose

Class 4A playoff: Molalla falls 41-6 to Scappoose

An early goal-line stand helped put momentum on the side of the Indians of the Cowapa League, who...

Molalla's 4-1 win over Philomath comes with price

Molalla's 4-1 win over Philomath comes with price

The Indians win their Class 4A boys soccer first-round playoff, but lose seniors Luis Rojas and...

Molalla girls grab second place at state cross country

Molalla girls grab second place at state cross country

Senior Hannah Clarizio, in her third trip to the state meet, finished ninth overall and the...

Molalla boys 'not here to mess around' in playoffs

Molalla boys 'not here to mess around' in playoffs

Junior defender Aiseah Taufui hopes the Tri-Valley Conference champions have what it takes to...


Molalla's Sports

Gilpin
December 20, 2014

Colton's Gilpin wins 160-lb title at Central Linn Invite

by Jim Beseda
Top-seeded Charlie Gilpin went 4-0, including a 13-3 major decision in Saturday's final against Oakridge's Brody Edmunds. Top-seeded Charlie Gilpin of Colton scored a 13-3 major decision over…
December 19, 2014

Elliot hits game-winner, lifts Molalla past North Marion

by Jim Beseda
Rylee Elliot's lay-in with 2.5 seconds to play helped seal the Indians' 54-53 victory over the Huskies in Thursday's opening game of the North Marion Holiday Tournament in Aurora. Molalla’s…
December 17, 2014

Cougar boys open Casco League with 56-22 win

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle had 12 points and Jordan Syphard added 10 points, pacing the Cougars to a road win in Tuesday's Class 1A Casco League opener at Jewell High School. Senior post Ben Grandle had 12…
December 24, 2014

Molalla girls falter on defense, fall to Stayton

by Jim Beseda
The Indians lost 69-61 at home Tuesday to the Eagles, dropping their record to 2-2. Molalla paid the price for a few too many defensive breakdowns as the Indians dropped a 69-61 decision to…
Alicia Schultz
December 10, 2014

Rieskamp, Schultz lead Molalla girls to 68-51 win

by Jim Beseda
Audrey Rieskamp and Alicia Schultz combined for 33 points, eight rebounds, four assists and eight steals to pace the Indians (2-1) in Tuesday's home opener against the Cavaliers (0-3) Sophomore…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Kennedy Nofziger had seven points and three assists in Tuesday's' 51-26 home win over Vancouver's Seton Catholic.
December 10, 2014

Country Christian girls blitz Seton Catholic 51-26

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian’s Miranda Halverson scored 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds to pace a balanced attack that carried the Cougars to a 51-26 girls’ basketball home win…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Mitchell Sandberg draws attention from Seton Catholic's C.J. Farrell (50) and Ryan James (42) during the second half of Tuesday's 58-33 home win.
December 10, 2014

Cougars' boys improve to 2-0 with 58-33 home win

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard finished with a game-high 16 points, four assists and three steals as the Cougars of Molalla rolled at home against the Cougars of Vancouver, Wash., and improved to 2-0. Syphard…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Austin Salley (far left) throws the ball ahead to Jonathon Gengler with the Indians trailing 52-49 and less than 30 seconds to play against Banks Friday.
December 09, 2014

Molalla rallies in final minute, nips Banks 53-52

by Jim Beseda
Jonathon Gengler scored a game-high 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with 7.1 seconds remaining as the Indians erased a three-point deficit with less than 30 seconds to play Friday For a…
Audrey Rieskamp
December 04, 2014

Molalla girls win opener 74-32 at Yamhill-Carlton

by Jim Beseda
Audrey Rieskamp scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures, pacing the Indians to a road win Wednesday Sophomore guard Audrey Rieskamp scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Logan Sprague looks to take down Charlie Gilpin during a recent Vikings' practice.
December 03, 2014

Season preview: Colton fields 8-man wrestling team

by Jim Beseda
Seniors Scott Michael Germany and Charlie Gilpin have the most experience among the wrestlers on the Vikings' eight-man roster Head coach: Kerry Benthin, 20th season. Last team trophy: 2010, the…

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VanValkenberg
Dec 03, 2014

Season preview: Molalla wrestling in rebuilding mode

by Jim Beseda
The Indians have a new coach and only eight wrestlers, most with little or no experience at the high school level Head coach: Nathan Smyth, first season. Last top-10 state finish: 2011, the…
Dec 03, 2014

Season preview: Molalla swim teams trudge on despite pool closure

by Jim Beseda
The Indians have 11 swimmers -- nine girls and two boys -- which is barely enough to justify the expense of fielding a team Head coach: Melissa Georgesen, fourth season. Last state qualifiers:…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Senior post Audrey Barden handles the ball in traffic during a recent Country Christian girls' basketball practice.
Dec 03, 2014

Season preview: Cougars prepared to take next step

by Jim Beseda
The Cougars have what appears in one of the state's most formidable Class 1A girls' basketball teams 2013-14 record: 20-9 overall, 13-1 Casco League. Three-year record: 49-33 overall, 29-9…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Payton Dobbs, the 6-foot-3 senior post, rejoined the Molalla boys' basketball program after sitting out his junior season.
Dec 03, 2014

Season preview: Molalla looks to rebound in big way

by Jim Beseda
The Indians return four players with varsity experience from last season's 5-19 team 2013-14 record: 5-19 overall, 3-7 Tri-Valley Conference. Three-year record: 37-37 overall, 17-13 Tri-Valley.…
Dec 02, 2014

Season preview: Country Christian in hunt for 1A title

by Jim Beseda
The defending Casco League-champion Cougars are drawing inspiration from last season's second-round playoff disappointment 2013-14 record: 20-6 overall, 14-0 Casco League. Three-year record:…
Photo Credit: MOLALLA HIGH SCHOOL - Students Clancy Paul and Nell Danforth with their display at last week's MRSD Showcase Night event.
Nov 20, 2014

Showcase

by Peggy Savage
n The fifth annual Molalla River School District event gives students a chance to show what they can do. The Fifth Annual Molalla River School District Showcase Night, held last week at Molalla…
Photo Credit: LAURA WARRINGTON/COUNTRY CHRISTIAN - Senior middle blocker Miranda Halverson helped lead the Country Christian Cougars to the 2014 OSAA Class 1A volleyball championship.
Nov 19, 2014

Cougars learned, grew on road to 1A volleyball title

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian closed the season on a seven-game winning streak, taking 21 of 22 games during that stretch. When Country Christian volleyball coach Janin McGrath heard her players talk on the…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Molallas Grant Riehle breaks away from a Gresham tackler for a big gain during Saturdays 28-0 loss in the Landry Division title game.
Nov 10, 2014

Molalla can't crack Gophers 'D' in title game

by David Ball
Several long drives stall out near the goal line to leave the Indians off the scoreboard TUALATIN VALLEY YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE8th grade Landry Division title game Team Score Gresham28Molalla0…
Nov 08, 2014

Halverson leads Country Christian to 1A volleyball title

by Jim Beseda
The Cougars of Molalla won the OSAA Class 1A state championship with a25-19, 25-18, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Dufur Saturday. Senior Miranda Halverson took 73 swings and finished with 29 kills…
Nov 07, 2014

Class 1A volleyball: Country Christian, Dufur reach final

by Jim Beseda
In Friday's semifinals, the Cougars of Molalla defeated Lowell in straight sets 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 to advance to Saturday's 6 p.m. championship final against the Dufur Rangers. Country…




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