Cooper and Bush can lead Indians to 23rd state meet in a row

Cooper and Bush can lead Indians to 23rd state meet in a row

Cooper went second in Class 4A last year as Scappoose tied Mazama for 14th; Bush took third in...

Lions wrestling will shoot for Class 5A championships

Lions wrestling will shoot for Class 5A championships

Allen, Beisley and Olmedo are all-state seniors It's no stretch of the imagination to believe...

Sharp and Melling are back to chase Indians boys' swimming's 200-yard relay record

Sharp and Melling are back to chase Indians boys' swimming's 200-yard relay record

Senior and junior helped to accomplish the feat at Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state, but team was...

New-look Indians boys' basketball will open with Seven-Mile War

New-look Indians boys' basketball will open with Seven-Mile War

Six players return with first-year coach Powers, look to make state for the fifth year in a row...


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SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Gina Harrington begins her second year as the Lions boys' and girls' swimming coach.
December 01, 2016

Munro and Howard will swim for Northwest Oregon Conference…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens boys and girls were both fourth last year and missed state qualifications The Class 5A state meet went Lionless last season, but St. Helens can get right back into it. Gina…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Kaylee Wegner (21) is a junior post back to help lead the Lions.
November 30, 2016

Lions girls' basketball ready to run in Seven-Mile War

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens looks for first state Class 5A state play-in appearance in four years but outran Indians last season The Lions' new paint presence can take them a long way. St. Helens, usually on the…
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Kaylie Kopra leads the Indians in their quest for their first Class 4A state play-in appearance in three years.
November 29, 2016

Indians girls' basketball will begin renaissance on the road in…

by Jake McNeal
Nine players are back with new coach Girres to make noise in Cowapa League Hunter Dost and Kaylie Kopra are a guard-center tandem that can turn heads. The Indians seniors (5-foot-6 and a…


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Jacob Falk (50) and the Lions will try to get back to winning ways after winning nine games in the last three years.
December 02, 2016

Lions boys' basketball can start upward trend on the road in…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens is 9-61 overall in the last three years but is ready to turn it around Is this the year the Lions get back to a play-in? St. Helens is 9-61 overall and 11-48 in the Northwest Oregon…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Jake Meisen and the Lions will try to beat Clackamas today and win a second straight berth in the Class 6A state championship game. West Linn and Clackamas meet at 4 p.m. today at Providence Park.
November 25, 2016

A look back at how we got to today's Class 6A football semifinals

by Miles Vance
Quarterfinal winners included Tigard, Clackamas, West Linn and Central Catholic
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: DAVID BALL - St. Helens High graduate D.J. Shaw, left, created Cascade Athletic Club's basketball academy with Gresham High alum Steffen Harvey.
November 25, 2016

Shaw, Harvey teach hoops at Cascade Athletic Club

by David Ball
St. Helens graduate and Gresham alumnus train youths to international pros Josh Jackson of Serie A's Juvecaserta (Italy) saves his toughest workout for last: A drill that dares him to drain…
PHOTO CREDIT: DEBBIE HUMPHREY - Indians juniors John Kavulich and Linnaea Kavulich ran to respective 49th- and 63rd-place finishes at the 18th Nike BorderClash on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton.
November 25, 2016

John and Linnaea Kavulich are Indians cross country's stars at…

by Jake McNeal
John and Linnaea Kavulich went head-to-head with the best in the Northwest. The Scappoose High juniors ran to respective 49th and 63rd in the boys' and girls' races at the 18th Nike BorderClash…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN  - Wilsonville running back Trevor Antonson scampers toward the sideline on a pass play.
November 21, 2016

Week 12's top five: A look back at the five biggest football…

by Miles Vance
Class 6A winners include West Linn, Clackamas, Tigard and Central Catholic
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior linebacker Justin Lyons puts his arms in the air following the Tigers' 27-0 win over Sheldonon Friday in the Class 6A state quarterfinals.
November 19, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week 12 of the 2016 high school…

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A state quarterfinals yielded some amazing results and photos
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Ethan Gallant (No. 54) points downfield after Michael Abraham's fumble recovery at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit High School in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Friday night.
November 18, 2016

Week 12 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Upsets by Tigard and Central Catholic highlight the Friday results

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Cesar Rojas celebrates at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit in the Class 6A  quarterfinals on Friday night.
Nov 18, 2016

Central Catholic upsets Jesuit 21-9 in state quarterfinals

by Miles Vance
The Central Catholic football team had waited a long time for this one. After ending up on the wrong end of a 56-19 shellacking at the hands of Jesuit back on Sept. 9, the Rams just kept…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Carson Crawford, the Metro League's Offensive Player of the Year, leads the Beavers into action at Clackamas at 7 p.m. tonight.
Nov 18, 2016

High school football even bigger in Week 12 of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
Class 6A's top teams teams roll into the state quarterfinals tonight
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians football coach Sean McNabb is the co-Cowapa League Coach of the Year for the fifth year in a row.
Nov 18, 2016

McNabb is co-Cowapa League Football Coach of the Year as 36 fall…

by Jake McNeal
Indians coach wins award for the fifth year in a row Sean McNabb is always in the Class 4A football coaching elite. The Indians skipper learned that he split the Cowapa League co-Coach of the…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Dena Neubaum of Columbia City, right, pictured with Just 4 Fun teammate Judy Fay of St. Helens, won the 43rd Oregon State 600 Bowling Club individuals tournament with 2,146 pins on Sept. 24-25 at the Holiday Bowl in Florence.
Nov 17, 2016

Neubaum wins Oregon State 600 Bowling Club individual tournament

by Jake McNeal
Columbia City native wins with grand total of 2,146 pins Dena Neubaum's weekend got better in a hurry. The Columbia City native, 45, was declared the 43rd Oregon State 600 Bowling Tournament…
PHOTO CREDIT: SCAPPOOSE CROSS COUNTRY - Indians girls' cross country -- from left, Emma Jones, Emily Marquardt, Lisbeth Melgar, Grace Rieman, Georgia Benner, Linnaea Kavulich and Carra Johnston -- earned the highest grade point average in the state this fall.
Nov 17, 2016

Indians girls' cross country wins Academic All-State Award

by Jake McNeal
Tribe's 3.95 grade point average bests Sutherlin (3.79) and Henley (3.76) Indians girls' cross country was Scappoose High's best this fall. Linnaea Kavulich, Emma Jones, Georgia Benner, Grace…
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Nov 17, 2016

McNamee and McMahon tie for St. Helens Men's Club Turkey Shoot…

by Jake McNeal
The top eight golfers won turkeys at Wildwood Golf Course Bob McNamee and Terry McMahon came up wishboned at the St. Helens Men's Club's annual Turkey Shoot. The hometown golfers tied for first…
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Nov 16, 2016

Scappoose Soccer Club will elect vice president, secretary,…

by Jake McNeal
Annual general meeting set for 6:30 p.m. at Fultanos Pizza's Fireside Room Scappoose Soccer Club is ready for new leadership. The league, for players five through 14 years of age, will enter its…
PHOTO CREDIT: MICHELLE NETT - From left, Lions senior lineman Brayden Garver, senior quarterback/cornerback Tucker Mosley, senior lineman Miguel Olmedo and first-graders Rodriguo Ramirez-Tapia and Amelia Paul (foreground), Natalia Navarro-Orozco, Pete Hawk, Calluna Osorio-Howard, Johntae Etzel and Emma-May Fogle play 'Last Shape Wins' in Mrs. Nett's classroom at Lewis & Clark Elementary in St. Helens.
Nov 16, 2016

CLASS ACTS: Lions fall athletes read and play with Lewis & Clark…

by Jake McNeal
Mrs. Nett's class wrote hundreds of letters to St. Helens High juniors and seniors St. Helens High athletes and Lewis & Clark Elementary first-graders had a great time together this fall.…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Left to right, top to bottom: Colton Albertson (74), Jax Ogle (33), Colton Beisley (23), Austin Dragoo (31), Tucker Mosley (25), Brayden Garver (55), Dylan Brady (36), Haidon Allen (20), Miguel Olmedo (73), Zach Gadbois (52), Myles Terry (4), Levi Norton (7) and Tyler Rea (26) received all-Northwest Oregon Conference football recognition.
Nov 16, 2016

13 Lions football seniors named all-Northwest Oregon Conference

by Jake McNeal
Albertson is the Lineman of the Year after St. Helens reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in 20 years Colton Albertson is a huge reason St. Helens surged to its first state…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Wilsonville senior wide receivers Harrison Steiger (80) and Jonny Neville (1) celebrate Steiger's game-winning six-yard touchdown catch and 38-35 Class 5A state quarterfinal lead with 47.3 seconds left.
Nov 15, 2016

Steiger, Wilsonville dash Lions' state semifinal dreams

by Jake McNeal
Senior wide receiver's touchdown catch with 47.3 seconds left clips St. Helens' first quarterfinal run in 20 years PHOTOS Myles Terry's four-yard touchdown catch was the Lions' go-ahead with…