4A Wrestling: Indians take fourth; Wheeler, Ray make finals

4A Wrestling: Indians take fourth; Wheeler, Ray make finals

Colton Wheeler's Cinderella run leads Indians to fourth Colton Wheeler entered his senior...

Wrestling: Myles Terry wins first St. Helens state title in 21 seasons

Wrestling: Myles Terry wins first St. Helens state title in 21 seasons

Myles Terry tops TJ Cavender in ultimate overtime for 182 pound title, has to re-wrestle last 6...

Basketball: Scappoose boys weather Seaside storm, take No. 1 seed

Basketball: Scappoose boys weather Seaside storm, take No. 1 seed

Scappoose to host first-round playoff game March 6 Midway through the third quarter, Scappoose...

PHOTOS: St. Helens cheerleaders perform at Trailblazers halftime

PHOTOS: St. Helens cheerleaders perform at Trailblazers halftime

Several hundred cheerleaders fill Moda Center court The St. Helens cheer program had the chance...

Scappoose dance takes second in Gresham

Scappoose dance takes second in Gresham

The Scappoose Vision Dance Team kicked off their spring season last weekend, taking second place...

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March 02, 2015

Basketball Playoffs: Scappoose hosts Sisters on Friday in first…

by John William Howard
Tip off scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on March 6 The first time the Scappoose boys matched up with Sisters this season on Dec. 31, the Sisters Tournament championship was on the line. The second…
March 02, 2015

5A Wrestling: St. Helens places 12th at state finals

by John William Howard
Myles Terry wins first individual title since 1994 In the closing moments of the 2015 OSAA 5A wrestling championships, St. Helens interim coach painted a bright picture of the program's future.…
March 02, 2015

Girls basketball: Scappoose drops play-in game to Mazama

by John William Howard
Indians outdone by three-point barrage The Indians' unlikely run to the playoffs ended last Friday evening in Klamath Falls. A big night from Mazama senior guard Hannah Thompson ended up being…
February 28, 2015

4A Wrestling: Updates from day two

by John William Howard
Devin Ray, Colton Wheeler to wrestle in finals PORTLAND -- Well before the finals begin, the Indians have already assured themselves of six state placers at the OSAA 4A wrestling championships…
March 04, 2015

Girls basketball: Tupper, Roth battle No. 7 Hillsboro in season…

by John William Howard
Rianne Tupper and Bella Roth combine for 31 points The outgoing seniors put on an offensive show for St. Helens on their final night in a Lions basketball uniform. Senior Rianne Tupper had 19…
March 04, 2015

Boys basketball: Lions close season with loss to Hillsboro

by John William Howard
Quintin Galvin leads with 21 points for St. Helens Late in the fourth quarter of Friday's 78-69 loss to Hillsboro, senior Ryne Poorman picked up his fifth and final foul, effectively ending his…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Colton Wheeler battles with Crook County's Zach Smith during the second period of their match at 285 pounds. Wheeler beat Smith 7-5 in overtime, upsetting the second-ranked Cowboy and moving on to the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 27.
February 27, 2015

Wrestling Championships: 4A Scappoose updates

by John William Howard
Devin Ray, Colton Wheeler headed to semifinals PORTLAND — Senior 220-pounded Devin Ray will be the lone Scappoose representative in the semifinal round of the 2015 OSAA 4A wrestling…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens sophomore Myles Terry nears a pin in the first period of his opening match in the 182-pound bracket at the OSAA 5A wrestling championships at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday, Feb. 27.
February 27, 2015

Wrestling Championships: 5A St. Helens updates

by John William Howard
Myles Terry (182), Haidon Allen (126) make semifinals PORTLAND — Things have started out exactly as expected for the top seeded 182-pound wrestler in the Class 5A bracket. St. Helens sophomore…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Rianne Tupper blows by a defender during the Lions' home game against Wilsonville earlier this month. This Friday marks the final game for Tupper and fellow senior Bella Roth.
February 26, 2015

St. Helens girls prepare for post senior-night shake up

by John William Howard
St. Helens senior Rianne Tupper has been an anchor for the program since her sophomore season, but things are about to change For the St. Helens girls basketball program, Friday's home game is a…
February 26, 2015

Wrestling: Terry takes top seed to state tournament

by John William Howard
Matches begin on Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. in Portland While it definitely made a difference in seeding and first-round match ups, it may not matter to Michael Bowen exactly who he wrestles through…

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Feb 25, 2015

Basketball: Scappoose girls inch into play-in round

by John William Howard
Scappoose to face Mazama on Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The Scappoose girls basketball team will get their chance to play in the postseason — and by the skin of their teeth. Their opportunity balanced…
Feb 24, 2015

Wrestling: No easy draws for Tribe at state tournament

by John Howard
State championships begin Friday, Feb. 27 Crook County's Trevor Rasmussen had the opportunity to move up a weight class for his senior year, bumping from 220 to heavyweight and likely not having…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose freshman Lea Brodala cuts through a pair of Astoria defenders during the first quarter of the Indians' loss to Astoria on Monday, Feb. 23.
Feb 23, 2015

League playoffs: Astoria out-muscles, upsets Scappoose

by John William Howard
Astoria girls get first win over Scappoose this season Freshman Lea Brodala's slow walk to the bench in the final seconds told all in a way hardly anything else could. Bruised and exhausted,…
Feb 20, 2015

Basketball: Scappoose boys beat Banks, set up rematch with…

by John William Howard
Scappoose and Seaside will square off at Clatskanie High school on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. From here on out, the Indians can finally control their own destiny. Scappoose topped Banks 46-33 on…
Feb 20, 2015

Girls basketball: Indians drop close game to Banks, play Astoria…

by John William Howard
Scappoose and Astoria will battle Monday evening at 6 p.m. The Indians fell 32-29 to No. 10 Banks on Friday night in the regular season finale, but a close loss aside, the Scappoose girls still…
Feb 20, 2015

Boys basketball: St. Helens eliminated from playoffs contention

by John William Howard
St. Helens falls to La Salle after an 0-18 second quarter The start to the game for La Salle ended up being a fairly accurate picture of how things would eventually finish off. The Falcons got…
Feb 20, 2015

Swimming: St. Helens swimmers miss out on finals

by John William Howard
All three of the St. Helens swim events at state miss out on making Saturday's final races The St. Helens swim team managed to get three entries into the state swimming championships, but wasn't…
Feb 19, 2015

Playoff picture taking shape for Scappoose girls

by John Howard
Scappoose girls will likely host Astoria at 6 p.m. on Monday evening in a league playoff game Last Friday's victory over Astoria, regardless of the 50-44 loss at home to Tillamook on Tuesday,…
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Feb 19, 2015

Former St. Helens soccer coach convicted of child porn crimes

by John William Howard
Investigator: Charges don't date back to time in St. Helens Charges of downloading child pornography don't date back to Ryoma Ajisawa's time spent working as a soccer coach at St. Helens High…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Jake Ford shoots over the Tillamook defense on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Scappoose built a huge first-half lead and cruised to a 65-57 victory.
Feb 18, 2015

Basketball: Scappoose boys cruise past Tillamook, tie Seaside…

by John William Howard
No. 6 Scappoose finally heats up on offense The latter half of the league season began as an uphill battle to improve playoff seeding and — hopefully — host a first-round playoff game. But on…