St. Helens swim teams look to hit top speed at Northwest Oregon Conference championships

St. Helens swim teams look to hit top speed at Northwest Oregon Conference championships

Lions boys and girls were both fifth at conference championships last year Last year was good for...

11th-ranked Scappoose wrestling surging toward Cowapa League championships

11th-ranked Scappoose wrestling surging toward Cowapa League championships

Scappoose was fourth at Class 4A state championships last year The Indians can start the...

Fifth-ranked Indians fall to vengeful No. 10 Valley Catholic

Fifth-ranked Indians fall to vengeful No. 10 Valley Catholic

Valiants repay Jan. 22's 53-48 loss in Beaverton Valley Catholic's resolve was too strong. The...

Austin Sharp, Gabie Kreuger all-leaguers at Cowapa championships

Austin Sharp, Gabie Kreuger all-leaguers at Cowapa championships

Indians boys third with 229 points, girls fifth with 164 points Austin Sharp’s 2-minute,...


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OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christian's Faith Richards breaks down the floor ahead of a pair of North Clackamas Christian players during the Eagles' 31-22 win to wrap up the Valley 10 regular-season title Friday night.
February 13, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest high school…

by Miles Vance
From the state's biggest schools to its smallest, Friday's games were nothing but huge, huge and huge. All the excitement of league title chases — and more — was on display Friday night as…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - From left, Tigard junior Lexie Sawin, Canby junior Mackenzie Lee, Tigard junior Kylie Warren and Canby junior Cianne Cates all try to go after a loose ball in Friday's game. The Tigers scored a 52-43 win to clinch the Three Rivers League title.
February 12, 2016

High school basketball scores are here for Feb. 12

by Miles Vance
From top to bottom and side to side, Friday's competitive slate turned out one big game and one significant score after another. Oregon's best high school basketball teams were back at it on…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard junior wing Kylie Warren (center) and her Tiger teammates will try to continue their unbeaten run in Three Rivers League play with a 7:30 p.m. game tonight against Canby at Tigard High School.
February 18, 2016

We are everywhere for high school basketball's Feb. 12 games

by Miles Vance
We're going everywhere. For tonight's high school basketball games, the sports editors, reporters and photographers from Community Newspapers will be all over the place, covering games from the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Barlow girls basketball team celebrates its 39-35 win over Gresham on Friday night at Barlow High School.
February 12, 2016

Check out a slideshow of our best photos from high school…

by Miles Vance
Dunks. Rejections. Backdoor cuts, backcourt steals and game-winning layins. Friday's games seemed to have it all. Along with all that comes another week of great photos from the good folks at…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians freshman forward Shaylan Smith scored three points against No. 9 Valley Catholic on Tuesday in Scappoose.
February 10, 2016

No. 9 Valley Catholic girls hassle Scappoose

by Jake McNeal
Kaylie Kopra, Sara Smith lead Indians with four points each Ninth-ranked Valley Catholic rode its fullcourt pressure on Tuesday in Scappoose. The Valiants forced 29 turnovers in a 53-18 win.…
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February 10, 2016

Liberty wrestling outmans St. Helens

by Jake McNeal
Falcons accept six forfeits, win 56-20 Short-handed St. Helens yielded six forfeits at Liberty on Thursday, Feb. 4, in Hillsboro. The Falcons soared to a 56-20 win. Thomas LaVoie pinned Liberty…
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February 10, 2016

St. Helens girls' hoops sweeps Parkrose

by Jake McNeal
Lions win 70-30 in Portland and 77-30 in St. Helens The St. Helens girls had the explosive games they needed in their home-and-home with Parkrose. The Lions trounced the Broncos 70-30 on Friday,…
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February 10, 2016

Parkrose boys' hoops doubles up on St. Helens

by Jake McNeal
Broncos escape 72-69 in St. Helens, win 108-60 in Portland The St. Helens boys could not split their home-and-home with No. 9 Parkrose. The Lions lost a 72-69 heartbreaker on Friday, Feb. 5, in…
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February 09, 2016

Top-ranked La Salle swimming sweeps St. Helens

by Jake McNeal
Lions boys fall 107-59, girls fall 121-40 Northwest Oregon Conference-leading La Salle Prep was the St. Helens swim teams' final test on Thursday, Feb. 4, in Milwaukie. The LaSalle boys, back…
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Oregon City's N'Dea Flye scores during her team's 56-39 win over Clackamas at Oregon City High School on Friday night.
February 08, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest high school…

by Miles Vance
The rain fell hard across the metropolitan area on Friday night, and so, too, did the three-pointers, ranked opponents and league foes. Indeed, all that and more was on display Friday night as…

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REVIEW PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Clackamas post Matt O'Brien - here dunking the ball in the fourth quarter of his team's win back on Jan. 8 - and the Cavaliers play at Oregon City at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Feb 05, 2016

High school basketball goes big in Feb. 5 games

by Miles Vance
We're going big. For tonight's high school basketball games, the sports editors, reporters and photographers from Community Newspapers will be covering the biggest of the big games, including a…
REVIEW PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales pulls up for a jumpshot during his team's 55-53 win over Oregon City at Oregon City High School on Friday.
Feb 06, 2016

Check out a slideshow of our best photos from high school…

by Miles Vance
The heat is building. The intensity is growing. The games re getting bigger. Along with all that comes another week of great photos from the good folks at Community Newspapers. The sports…
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Oregon City's Cierra Walker goes up for a shot during her team's 56-39 win over Clackamas at Oregon City High School on Friday night.
Feb 06, 2016

High school basketball scores are here for Feb. 5

by Miles Vance
Closer, closer, closer — day-by-day and game-by-game, the race to the 2016 state playoffs is getting closer and more exciting. Oregon's best high school basketball teams were back at it Friday…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - The Scappoose boys' and girls' swim teams look to build on last year's third-place finishes in Friday's Cowapa League championships at Eisenschmidt Pool in St. Helens.
Feb 05, 2016

Indians swimmers out to challenge Valley Catholic at league…

by Jake McNeal
League championships begin at 4:15 p.m. on Friday at Eisenschmidt Pool in St. Helens The Scappoose swim teams sprint into Friday’s Cowapa League championships at Eisenschmidt Pool in St. Helens…
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Feb 04, 2016

No. 3 Liberty boys' hoops scratches St. Helens

by Jake McNeal
The Lions boys had a tough go at Liberty on Tuesday in Hillsboro. The Class 5A third-ranked Falcons won 74-48. Liberty also beat the Lions (3-14 overall, 1-8 Northwest Oregon Conference) by a…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Junior center Kaylie Kopra (41) scored 12 points for Scappoose against visiting Tillamook on Friday, Jan. 29.
Feb 04, 2016

No. 2 Banks girls' hoops bounces Scappoose

by Jake McNeal
Indians play at No. 4 Seaside at 6 p.m. on Friday The Scappoose girls had a lot to handle on the road on Tuesday night. The Class 4A second-ranked Braves, back from sixth at Class 4A state, won…
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Feb 04, 2016

Liberty girls' hoops stuffs St. Helens

by Jake McNeal
The Lions girls could not defeat Liberty on Tuesday in St. Helens. The Falcons soared to an 80-53 win. Liberty (8-9 overall, 6-9 Northwest Oregon Conference) has won four of the last five games…
SCAPPOOSE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS PHOTO - Scappoose senior Natalie Muth, left, with parents Theresa and Rick, and senior Lucy Davidson, right, with parents Cory and Ginger, announced their intent to study and play soccer at the University of Portland on Wednesday.
Feb 03, 2016

Natalie Muth, Lucy Davidson commit to University of Portland…

by Jake McNeal
Seniors won Class 4A state championships with Indians in 2013 and 2015 Scappoose seniors Natalie Muth and Lucy Davidson announced their intent to study and play soccer at the University of…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Tanner Kramer hit a 3-pointer as time expired in Scappoose's 53-52 escape on Tuesday in Banks.
Feb 03, 2016

Kramer's buzzer beater saves No. 7 Indians

by Jake McNeal
Dalton Renne's two free throws put Banks up 52-50 with 15 seconds left With two seconds left, all Tanner Kramer could do was catch and shoot. The junior’s 3-pointer in front of the…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Senior wide receiver Bryce Bumgardner, with parents Jason (left) and Heather Bumgardner (right), friends and coaches on hand, announced his intent to study and play football at Montana State University-Northern on Wednesday at the Loo Witt Room at St. Helens High School.
Feb 03, 2016

Bryce Bumgardner signs with Montana State-Northern football

by Jake McNeal
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver will continue his football career in the fall St. Helens senior wide receiver Bryce Bumgardner announced his intent to study and play football at Montana…