Large turnout bodes well for rugby in Columbia County

Large turnout bodes well for rugby in Columbia County

Crusaders see record numbers for spring season Though she's held the reins of Columbia County's...

Baseball: Lions take consolation at Glencoe Tournament

Baseball: Lions take consolation at Glencoe Tournament

St. Helens gets off to hot start, bests Madison 6-2 Through the first five games of the young...

Track: Scappoose sweeps St. Helens to open track season

Track: Scappoose sweeps St. Helens to open track season

Scappoose track and field coach David Harley offered a simple explanation of Joey Krupsky's...

Baseball: Indians gut out win over Rainier in opener

Baseball: Indians gut out win over Rainier in opener

Scappoose uses four pitchers in shutout It wasn't perfect, but at the end of the day, Scappoose...

Softball: Galey hits for cycle in first high school game

Softball: Galey hits for cycle in first high school game

Indians defeat North Marion 12-2 in six innings The start of Tribe freshman Hannah Galey's high...


Columbia County's Sports

March 24, 2015

Baseball: Indians out-hit Ontario, fall 4-3 to Tigers

by John William Howard
Despite out-hitting the Tigers 8-2 and finishing with nine strikeouts between three pitchers, the Indians weren't able to overcome a three-run first inning deficit and fell 4-3 to Ontario on…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Bryce Winnier's double in the bottom of the sixth inning was nearly out of the park, bouncing just inside the fence and hopping over to set up the winning RBI moments later.
March 24, 2015

Baseball: Lions edge Astoria, stay alive in Glencoe tournament

by John William Howard
Lions win on RBI single from Heningsen in bottom of sixth Bryce Winnier nearly had the game-winner all on his own early on Tuesday morning. In the bottom of the sixth, after having battled…
March 24, 2015

Baseball: Indians go 1-2 at TVCC tournament

by John William Howard
Streaky bats lead to win over Milwaukie, offensive spurts The bats have been streaky for Scappoose through the first week of the young season. The Indians waited a little too long to get their…
March 23, 2015

Softball: Home run trio bats St. Helens past Clackamas

by John William Howard
Jordan, Geisbers and Mulcahy homer for Lions It's safe to assume St. Helens ace Mariah Mulcahy ate her Wheaties last Friday morning. Mulcahy struck out 11 batters, allowed just two hits, and…
March 23, 2015

Baseball: St. Helens falls to Century for first loss

by John William Howard
Century's Kyle Chimienti and Trenton Metzner combined for seven scoreless innings, giving up just one hit — a single to Bryce Winnier of the fourth — to shut out St. Helens 5-0 and win the first…
March 20, 2015

Baseball: Sanford stikes out 10 as Lions beat Benson

by John William Howard
Solo home run from Brandon Jones puts Lions ahead St. Helens had to sit tight extra few days to see the first of Bryce Sanford's senior season, but it was well worth the wait. Sanford struck out…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Ryne Poorman winds up in the third innning of the Lions' 6-0 defeat of Roosevelt on Wednesday afternoon.
March 18, 2015

Baseball: Lions win a shutout in home opener

by John William Howard
Poorman strikes out seven as Lions beat Roosevelt 6-0 The home opener for St. Helens went almost exactly as planned: senior Ryne Poorman picked up seven strikeouts through five innings,…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Michelle Sass slides into third in the bottom of the second inning as the Lions had already built up a comfortable 6-0 lead.
March 18, 2015

Softball: Bats take flight as Lions pound Cleveland

by John William Howard
Fischer finishes with two triples, three hits, three RBIs Four innings into a five-inning blowout, St. Helens head coach Miranda Little made a move she'd been wanting to do since late last…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Mariah Mulcahy takes part in bunting practice. Mulcahy is not only one of the team's power hitters, but is also one of the top pitchers in the state.
March 16, 2015

St. Helens softball looks to score, allow rest for Mulcahy

by John William Howard
No weak spot in batting order for Lions, who have added speed and have a solid backup for all-star pitcher Mariah Mulcahy It's no secret that the NW Oregon Conference is brutal when it comes to…
FILE PHOTO - Jake Ford returns as one of the faster players on the roster, and is likely to continue batting in the lead off position. Head coach Robert Medley said he thinks the Indians will get production throughout the lineup.
March 16, 2015

Scappoose baseball primed for solid year, start season Tuesday

by John William Howard
Plenty of returning all-league talent for Scappoose As sickening as injuries might be, there are times when a player going down — especially a big-time player — can be somewhat of a blessing in…

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JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Tayler Heaton prepares to toss the discus during practice on March 11. Though many of last year's top performers have graduated, head coach David Harley expects the Indians to contend at the state level once again this season.
Mar 20, 2015

Scappoose track reloads after record-breaking season

by John William Howard
Boys relays should still contend at state level In spite of the returning talent, the feats of last season for the Scappoose boys track team will be admittedly difficult to top: a pair of school…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Members of the 2015 pitching staff share a laugh during practice last week. The Lions' pitching should be the key to their playoff run.
Mar 16, 2015

Baseball: Pair of aces lead playoff-hopeful Lions

by John William Howard
Lions eye top-two finish in NW Oregon Conference standings There was plenty to be proud of in the opening days of practice for Jeff Timmons. The third-year head coach for the St. Helens baseball…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Ashley MacInnis corrals a grounder during warm up drills in the first week of practice on March 6.
Mar 16, 2015

Scappoose softball: New varsity coach plans to 'stick around'

by John William Howard
Cijay Koler takes over, Bailey set up to shine from the mound One thing is for sure: first-year head softball coach Cijay Koler won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Koler, who was hired to take…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Freshman Sam Estep warms up before practice. Estep was part of the middle school 4x100 meter relay team that qualified for the Meet of Champions last spring, taking fourth overall.
Mar 16, 2015

Cory Young takes over St. Helens track program

by John William Howard
For the first time in 32 seasons, the head coaching position for track has changed hands at St. Helens High School. Gerry Tinkle, who retired several years ago from his teaching position,…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Chase Johnon was such a force in the paint and on the glass in the second half, he normally demanded a double or triple team from North Marion defenders. Johnson finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds in the state title game.
Mar 14, 2015

Chase Johnson leads Indians to state title

by John William Howard
Johnson scores 26, pulls down 17 boards as Indians beat North Marion 51-48 in 4A state title game HILLSBORO — They might have trailed by as many as 10 points in the second quarter, but it didn’t…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior point guard finished with 11 points and four assists in the Indians' win over North Bend in the OSAA 4A semifinals on Friday afternoon at Liberty High School.
Mar 13, 2015

Scappoose boys headed to title game after upset of North Bend

by John William Howard
Chase Johnson leads Scappoose with 14 points HILLSBORO — A big third-quarter push and pressure free throws down the stretch sealed things for Scappoose, sending the Indians to the 4A title game…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Rahim Tufts reacts to a call during the second half of the Indians' quarterfinal playoff game against Marshfield on March 12. Tufts is the first Tribe coach to lead Scappoose to the semifinals in 42 seasons.
Mar 12, 2015

McNabb leads Indians past Marshfield to state semifinals

by John William Howard
Brennan McNabb hits five three pointers, leads with 21 points HILLSBORO — By the time the Indians had played three quarters, the result was all but in the books: junior guard Brennan McNabb had…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior guard Brennen McNabb streaks in for a layup midway through the fourth quarter of the Indians' first-round playoff game against Sisters on March 6.
Mar 06, 2015

Basketball: Tribe boys beat Sisters, head to state tournament

by John William Howard
Scappoose overcomes a halftime deficit to beat Sisters The Scappoose boys are headed to the state tournament for the first time since 2003, after defeating Sisters 38-32 in a first round playoff…
Mar 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…
Mar 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.…