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TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Nolan Bertain rises up for a three-point attempt during his team's 90-77 loss to Jefferson in the MLK Invitational at Lewis & Clark College on Monday.
January 17, 2017

Top-ranked Jefferson takes down West Linn boys 90-77

by Miles Vance
The Lions trail by just five with 5:36 to play, then see the Democrats pull away
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Kennedi Byram tries to shoot over Grant's Nina Radford during the Generals' 56-54 win on Monday in the 2017 MLK Invitational at Lewis & Clark College.
January 16, 2017

Slideshow: Grant 56, West Linn 54

by Miles Vance
The Generals come from behind to win in the 2017 MLK Invitational at Lewis and Clark College
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Jalen Thompson soars to the basket during his team's 90-77 loss to Jefferson in the 2017 MLK Invitational at Lewis & Clark College on MOnday.
January 16, 2017

Slideshow: Jefferson 90, West Linn 77

by Miles Vance
The top-ranked Democrats pull away to beat West Linn's boys on Monday


TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAUL DANZER - Veteran basketball coach Bart Valentine has returned to the prep ranks with the boys team at Class 2A Columbia Christian High.
January 12, 2017

Prep ball is sweet spot for Valentine

by Paul Danzer
During a recent cold snap, Bart Valentine commented to his wife that it would be nice to be someplace warm. Say, Hawaii. “I turned around and said to him: I thought at this point in our life…
PHOTO COURTESY OF BRIAN MOUNT  - Junior Ryan Mount raises his arms after pinning Forest Grove's Quentin Oppenlander in 1:49 in the championship match to grab a first place finish for Molalla in the 152-pound weight class.
January 09, 2017

Molalla wrestling finishes 5th at Don York Invitational

by Conner Williams
152-pound junior Ryan Mount grabs solo first place finish for the Indians
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Oregon City bench cheers another bucket in Friday's 54-32 win over Centennial (Gresham).
January 07, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Oregon City tops Centennial in boys prep hoops

by Pamplin Media Group
Centennial (Gresham) fell to Oregon City High School 54-32 in boys basketball Friday. Below is a slideshow from the game. OUTLOOK PHOTOS: JOSH KULLA…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville wing Teagan McNamee surveys the defense while being pressured in a corner of the court.
January 06, 2017

Girls basketball: Wilsonville holds off Milwaukie in thrilling…

by Corey Buchanan
Milwaukie comes within one shot of tying its game against Wilsonville
PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Lakeridge guard Laura Barton works to get around Barlow's Renick Meyer during the second half Wednesday. Barton led the Pacers with 15 points.
January 05, 2017

Lakeridge girls battle in 60-48 loss to Barlow

by David Ball
The Pacers lead early in the third quarter but can't hold on at Barlow
DAN BROOD - Tigard senior post Natalie Clark (center) battles a pair of Oregon City players for the ball during play at the Nike Interstate Shootout.
January 05, 2017

Tigers' huge fourth quarter not enough

by Dan Brood
Tigard girls tipped by Oregon City at Nike Interstate Shootout
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Ben Pruitt gets in position against Philomaths Jayden Jensen in the first round of wrestling at the Gladstone tournament on Dec. 21. Pruitt took home first place and pinned all three of his opponents on the day.
December 23, 2016

Molalla wrestling places second at Gladstone tournament

by Conner Williams
Coach Smyth: Highest tournament placing team has had in last five years
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - 
 Jarett Gago takes down Michael Hickey of Washougal in the semifinal round at the Ranger Classic wrestling tournament at Estacada High School on Dec. 3. Gago took home a first place finish at the tournament for the 170-pound weight class.
December 08, 2016

Molalla, Colton wrestle at Ranger Classic

by Conner Williams
Gago takes first at tournament while Asher, Mount grab second place Molalla and Colton’s wrestling teams competed at the Ranger Classic tournament at Estacada High School on Saturday to start…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Guard Ciera Ellington figures to be a key contributor for Benson this season.
December 08, 2016

PREPS: Talent, depth, discipline drive Benson

by Paul Danzer
Techsters ready to play David to elite Goliaths of girls basketball
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's players hoist the Class 6A state football trophy - their school's first - skyward after routing Central Catholic 62-7 on Saturday at Providence Park.
December 03, 2016

In tweets: West Linn routs Central Catholic 62-7 in title game

by Miles Vance
The Lions win their first-ever state title in historic fashion West Linn's players wanted to win. Most of them expected to win. And almost all of them believed they would win. But even the most…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's (from Left) Keishon Dawkins, Tim Tawa and Qawi Ntsasa celebrate with the first-place trophy at the conclusion of their 62-7 win over Central Catholic in the Class 6A state championship game at Providence Park on Saturday.
December 03, 2016

Slideshow: West Linn 67, Central Catholic 7

by Miles Vance
The West Linn football team left no doubt. The Lions left no doubt, took no prisoners, left nothing on the table and left nothing to be decided. No indeed. West Linn, playing in the biggest game…
VERN UYETAKE - Elijah Molden, who ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns, hoists the state championship trophy at Providence Park as the Lions beat Central Catholic 62-7 for their first title.
December 03, 2016

West Linn leaves no doubt in 62-7 state title win

by Matt Sherman
The Lions claim their first championship in dominating fashion It turned out to be a coronation of historic proportions for the West Linn football team. One year removed from a narrow loss in…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn football coach Chris Miller is hoping again that his team 'Marinates in Greatness'again  when it faces Central Catholic in the Class 6A state championship game at Providence Park at noon Saturday.
December 24, 2016

West Linn football: A look back through 2016

by Miles Vance
The Lions have already made the 2016 season one to remember Look — 2015 was great for the West Linn football team. But 2016, 2016 is a whole different matter. The Lions — who battled all the way…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Quarterback Tim Tawa's passing helps the West Linn Lions roll past Central Catholic 62-7 in Saturday's Class 6A championship game at Providence Park.
December 03, 2016

PREPS: West Linn caps perfect season, wins 6A football title

by Paul Danzer
Top-seeded Lions roar past Central Catholic 62-7 at Providence Park
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Junior Savannah Cruthers narrowly edges out two Silverton swimmers to win the 50 Freestyle race at Molalla's home swim meet on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Molalla Aquatic Center.
December 02, 2016

Molalla swims home

by Conner Williams
Indians show promise during first home swim meet in two years Molalla hosted their first home meet in two years on Thursday as they competed with Silverton in a dual meet at the Molalla Aquatic…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Elijah Molden (here celebrating a touchdown during his team's 41-20 win over Clackamas in last week's Class 6A state semifinals) and the Lions will try to win their school's first state championship over Central Catholic at noon Saturday at Providence Park.
November 29, 2016

West Linn preps for Central Catholic test in Class 6A football…

by Miles Vance
The top-ranked Lions are favored to win their first title against No. 7 Central Catholic
November 25, 2016

PREPS: Central Catholic beats Tigard in double overtime to reach…

by Portland Tribune
35-34 win at Providence Park sends Rams to matchup against West Linn for football championship

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