St. Helens softball goes down swinging in state play-in at No. 9 The Dalles

St. Helens softball goes down swinging in state play-in at No. 9 The Dalles

Riverhawks take 5-2 lead in first inning, win 9-7 All it takes is one. One hit, one pitch, one...

Camberg ties Class 5A high jump championship mark

Camberg ties Class 5A high jump championship mark

Sophomore's 6 feet, 2 inches ends up fourth based on misses Dakotah Camberg is into the Class 5A...

Davidson's school 400 record helps Indians girls to best-ever state finish

Davidson's school 400 record helps Indians girls to best-ever state finish

Girls came away eighth with a school-record 31 points; boys (27 points) also eighth Lucy...

Spears reaches Class 5A state tennis consolation quarterfinals

Spears reaches Class 5A state tennis consolation quarterfinals

Senior came up third in Northwest Oregon Conference Hannah Spears finished her Lions tennis...


Columbia County's Sports

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Alyssa Villalobos of Forest Grove competes in the Class 6A girls long jump on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 21, 2016

Photo Gallery: See the best of state track photos from May 19-20

by Pamplin Media Group
The best athletes shine the brightest on the state's biggest stage Each day, every race, every minute seemed to make another big performances at the 2016 state track and field meets in Eugene.…
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May 21, 2016

South Umpqua baseball upsets No. 8 Scappoose in Class 4A state…

by Jake McNeal
Defending champion Indians led 4-2 in third inning The Class 4A defending state champion Indians led 4-2 midway through three innings of play-in action on Thursday in Myrtle Creek, but No. 22…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Cody Erhardt announced his intent to study Pre-Health at and play rugby for Spring Hill College (Mobile, Ala.) on Monday at Scappoose High School.
May 19, 2016

Erhardt to play rugby at Spring Hill College

by Jake McNeal
Senior flanker is also an all-state linebacker and a District 1 champion wrestler Indians senior Cody Erhardt announced his intent to study Pre-Health at and become a loose forward for Spring…


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Braxton Sue announced his intent to study forestry at and wrestle for Eastern Oregon University (La Grande) on Friday, May 13, at Scappoose High School.
May 19, 2016

Sue to wrestle at Eastern Oregon University

by Jake McNeal
Indians senior Braxton Sue announced his intent to study forestry at and wrestle for Eastern Oregon University (La Grande) on Friday, May 13, at Scappoose High. Sue wrestled to a 40-6 record and…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior quarterback Robert Lohman announced his intent to study at and play football for the College of the Siskiyous (Weed, Calif.) on Friday, May 13, at Scappoose High School.
May 19, 2016

Lohman to play football at College of the Siskiyous

by Jake McNeal
All-state first-team senior quarterback helped Indians to first state championship game in 13 years Indians senior quarterback Robert Lohman announced his intent to study at and play football…
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May 18, 2016

Indians' Wheeler wins state steer daubing championship

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose comes away 19th, St. Helens comes up 25th Blain Wheeler is Scappoose's state steer daubing champion. Wheeler's 3.121 seconds atop Lace, a quarter horse, won the event, in which a rider…
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Lions junior Josie Hanna will make her Class 5A track and field state championships debut in the 800-meter run and the girls' 1,600 relay on Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene after missing last year's meet with an injury.
May 18, 2016

Hanna, St. Helens girls' track and field back to state

by Jake McNeal
Lions boys and girls combine to qualify seven for Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field The Lions girls are in a renaissance. Josie Hanna, last year’s Northwest Oregon Conference 800-meter run…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians sophomore Mackenzie Ela came up third in the girls’ shot put at 34 feet, 4 inches, helped the 400 relay team to a third-place, school-record 50.61 seconds, was fourth in the triple jump (29-10.5) and took fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.63) at the Cowapa League Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 13, at Scappoose High.
May 18, 2016

Indians will chase first state track and field team…

by Jake McNeal
Ela, Davidson, Jones, Spang set 400 relay record, Davidson sets school 400 dash record at Cowapa League Championships The Indians are ever closer to their first state track and field team…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Twenty-first-ranked St. Helens softball heads to No. 9 The Dalles/Dufur for Friday's 5 p.m. Class 5A state play-in game at The Dalles High School.
May 17, 2016

St. Helens softball will play at ninth-ranked The Dalles/Dufur…

by Jake McNeal
Lions (9-16 overall, 7-9) came up sixth in the Northwest Oregon Conference The 21st-ranked Lions are in the state playoff hunt for the fourth time in five years. St. Helens (9-16 overall, 7-9…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - The 23rd-ranked Lions, who fell 12-3 to No. 9 Putnam at Aldercreek Middle School on Friday in Portland, finished seventh in the Northwest Oregon Conference and will miss the postseason.
May 17, 2016

St. Helens baseball falls at ninth-ranked Putnam, will miss…

by Jake McNeal
No. 23 Lions (10-15 overall, 7-9) come away seventh in Northwest Oregon Conference The Lions led No. 9 Putnam 3-0 midway through the fourth inning on Friday, May 13, at Aldercreek Middle School…

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SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - The eighth-ranked defending Class 4A state champion Indians were scheduled to face No. 22 South Umpqua in the Class 4A state play-in round at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Myrtle Creek.
May 17, 2016

Eighth-ranked Scappoose baseball will begin state title defense…

by Jake McNeal
Defending state champions (15-8 overall, 8-7) come up fourth in Cowapa League The Class 4A state playoffs are a road game away. The returning champion Indians were scheduled to enter the state…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - The second-ranked Indians came up second to Banks in the Cowapa League race and will host an opponent, to be announced, in the first round of the state playoffs on May 25.
May 18, 2016

No. 2 Scappoose softball will host Yamhill-Carlton in first…

by Jake McNeal
Indians (22-4 overall, 13-2) kick off quest for second state title at 4:30 p.m. on Friday Hannah Galey’s third-inning groundout was the break the Indians needed in their regular season finale on…
COURTESY PHOTO: BRIAN GRAY - From left, Scappoose boys' golf coach Steve Hagen, Braxton Sue, Andrew Kercher, AJ Miltich, Jake Gray, Nathan Mapes and assistant coach Jeff Mapes celebrate the Class 4A Region 1 champion Indians' fourth-place 364-356-720 on Tuesday at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell.
May 16, 2016

Scappoose boys' golf fourth at Class 4A state championships

by Jake McNeal
Gray (ninth, 84-84—168), Mapes (t-10th, 86-85—171), Indians match last year's performance The Class 4A Region 1 champions are right back in the Class 4A elite. Scappoose (364-356—720) played to…
COURTESY PHOTO: SCAPPOOSE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' GOLF - The Cowapa League champion and Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Region 1 runner-up Indians - Kaitlyn Bakkensen, Morgan Hall, Macy Gray, Isabel Jory, Bailee Magnuson and Ali Jacobson, pictured with coach Joe Girres and his daughter, Siena - improved on last season's school-record seventh-place 394-405-799 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond with a 405-389-794 for third on Tuesday at the very same course.
May 16, 2016

Scappoose girls' golf best-ever third at Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state…

by Jake McNeal
Indians improve on last year's seventh-place 394-405—799 with a 405-389—794 The Indians are better than ever. After pulling off a school-record 394-405—799 for seventh at last year’s state meet…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunset's Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 14, 2016

Updated: State's best track athletes featured in district photo…

by Miles Vance
Big school. Small school. It didn't matter. With the sun beating down on Friday, the state's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it at their respective district…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Kylie Wells of Banks competes in the pole vault during the Cowapa League district track and field meet at St. Helens High School on Friday.
May 14, 2016

Cowapa track and field stars make their presence felt at district

by The Spotlight
The Cowapa League's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it on Friday at the district championship meet, battling for league titles and the chance to quaify for the…
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May 12, 2016

St. Helens boys' golf eighth at Northwest Oregon Conference…

by Jake McNeal
Roark leads Lions with a two-day 87-85—172 The Lions finished eighth to miss the state cut in the Class 5A Region 1 Tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis. “Our…
COURTESY PHOTO: JOE GIRRES - Pictured, from left: Isabel Jory, Morgan Hall, Macy Gray, Ali Jacobson and Bailee Magnuson took second to defending Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Girls' Golf Region 1 champion Crook County and qualified for state on Monday at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro and on Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Club in Banks.
May 12, 2016

Scappoose girls' golf second at Class 4A/3A/2A/2A Region 1…

by Jake McNeal
Jory (88-97—185) fourth, Morgan Hall (98-92—190) sixth, Indians qualify for state meet for fourth year in a row The Indians girls are back to state for the fourth time in as many years. Isabel…
COURTESY PHOTO: DAVID GEIGER - Lions senior Hannah Geiger qualified third for state at the Northwest Oregon Conference Girls' Tennis Championships on Wednesday at Parkrose High School in Portland.
May 12, 2016

Spears qualifies third for state at Northwest Oregon Conference…

by Jake McNeal
Zhen and Olson win boys' doubles consolation championship Hannah Spears will at last play tennis at state. The third-seeded St. Helens senior beat Wilsonville sophomore Samantha Monello 6-2, 6-3…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions catcher Taylor Leal will host a home run derby, open to the public, as part of her senior project at 2 p.m. on Saturday at St. Helens High School.
May 12, 2016

Leal will host St. Helens home run derby on Saturday

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens catcher Taylor Leal will host a home run derby, open to the public as part of her senior project, at 2 p.m. on Saturday at St. Helens High School. Ten outs cost $5, though…