Scappoose's Golden Boy

Scappoose's Golden Boy

Frank Weber wins four golds at Washington Senior Games When most people choose to pick up a sport...

Rodeo brings American west to St. Helens

Rodeo brings American west to St. Helens

Curt Robinson, rodeo announcer, has wealth of experience For many who sat in the stands for last...

Records broken at centennial rodeo

Records broken at centennial rodeo

Saddle bronc riding, breakaway roping records reset Last Friday and Saturday, 252 competitors...

Oregon Breeze storm to win in nationals opener

Oregon Breeze storm to win in nationals opener

Scappoose's Sage Harrison knocks grand slam, Breeze win 13-2 If things continue the way...

A month away from practices, Scappoose girls' soccer still coachless

A month away from practices, Scappoose girls' soccer still coachless

Practices can begin on Aug. 17 For those girls planning to play soccer for Scappoose High School...


Columbia County's Sports

July 31, 2015

Club soccer season closes for local exports

by John William Howard
The message seems to be clear: the only way to stop a handful of Columbia County standouts from scoring is to drive the bus up on to the pitch and park it firmly across the face of the goal.…
July 27, 2015

Oregon Breeze out-hit, fall from Nationals competition

by John William Howard
Scappoose's Hannah Galey finishes with 15 hits, 3 home runs A brilliant run through the state and national tournaments came to an abrupt end for the Oregon Breeze at the ASA 16U National…
July 27, 2015

NW Blaze survive seven elimination games, make national final…

by John William Howard
NW Blaze knocked out two games short of final 4th out of 53 teams #ASANationals #holdingbacktears pic.twitter.com/56RdqabLuI— NW Blaze Softball (@NWBlazeSoftball) July 25, 2015 NW Blaze had…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens graduates Mariah Mulcahy (orange hat) and Michelle Sass (12) look on as one of their teammates scores on Wednesday, July 22 in the first game of competition at ASA 18U Gold Nationals. Oregon Blaze won their first game, but lost their second on Wednesday and moved to the losers bracket.
July 23, 2015

NW Blaze knocked from winners bracket at nationals

by John William Howard
Road to national finals is long, but possible The toughest news for Northwest Blaze at the ASA 18U national championships wasn’t their loss to American Pastime on Wednesday afternoon, it came…
July 17, 2015

Tribe summer baseball on bubble for playoffs

by John William Howard
In a strangely poetic way, Scappoose's summer league baseball squad will once again have to run through Gladstone in order to advance in the postseason. This time, though, they'll have to win in…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Oregon Breeze, which includes three players from Scappoose, and one each from St. Helens and Banks, blew their way through the competition to win the ASA 16U state title last weekend. Jessie Dykes, Hannah Galey and Kendal Bailey play for Scappoose. Abby Austin plays for St. Helens, and Mary Schorn played for Banks last season.
July 16, 2015

ASA softball: Local girls win state, head for nationals

by John William Howard
Five local softball players team up to win ASA 16U state title Five local softball talents, playing for the Oregon Breeze, won the ASA 16U championship last Sunday in Medford, but in a way…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Bret Couch lets out a yell in support of his teammates during the game against St. Helens on July 12. Scappoose rallied from a 6-1 deficit to force a second championship game, which they were able to win 9-8 in extra innings.
July 16, 2015

Scappoose Juniors rally for state tournament berth

by John William Howard
Juniors state tournament in Scappoose beginning July 18 For the first two games of the Little League Juniors district tournament, St. Helens looked like the class of the three-team tilt. They…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Back row, left to right: Mitchell Frappier, John Fisher, Jeremy Malone, Kyle Sakultarawattn, Sam Biegel, Kyle Kilborne, Coach Melissa Dey. Front left to right: coach Samantha Mollenhour, coach Summer Richardson, Jeff Berns, Jessie Schipper, Shiloh Dubach, Lizzy Coble, Daniel Stroup and coach Grant Richardson.
July 16, 2015

Local Special Olympics chapter looks to expand

by John William Howard
The Columbia County contingent had a strong showing at the Special Olympics Oregon state games on July 11-12 in Newberg. Shane Fearn and Mitch Isham, both bocce athletes, won gold in their…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Ronnie Gilmore, top left, won the Dwarf Car Division on Saturday, July 11 at River City Speedway after several weeks without races.
July 16, 2015

Racing resumes at River City

by John William Howard
Temperatures finally cooled down, allowing the cars at River City Speedway to begin racing once more — but this time on a slick and crowded track. A $600 reward went to the winner of the Dwarf…
July 16, 2015

Eleanor Jones leads club to second place finish at big…

by John William Howard
NSC Impact dominate on way to final, fall in penalties The success of a handful of local soccer girls has extended far beyond Oregon borders. Last weekend, Nich Soccer Club's U17 Impact, which…

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Jul 14, 2015

Webcam installed to watch St. Helens field project

by The Spotlight
The project should be finished on Sept. 3 Curious fans who wish to get a good look at progress on the new artificial field and track resurfacing project in St. Helens are now able to do so…
Jul 10, 2015

Smack High aims to curb bullying on Twitter

by John William Howard
Founders of Smack High, a student-run "smack" account on Twitter, speak out about company's history, intentions Imagine a platform on social media where students can submit anonymous content…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Incoming St. Helens senior Lydia Reardon leaps past a defender from Hillsboro Soccer Club on Wednesday evening. Reardon is one of several players set to return from injury this fall.
Jul 10, 2015

Lions shake things up in prep for fall season

by John William Howard
St. Helens kicked off summer games on Wednesday When the St. Helens girls' soccer program kicks off their season in early September, they'll be stepping in to an unprecedented era in which every…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. HELENS SCHOOL DISTRICT AND FIELDTURF - Construction of the new football field and track at St. Helens High School began this week. The field has an eight-year, 24,000-hour warranty, and holds yellow lines for soccer and white lines for football. The SH logo at the center of the field for an additional $10,100 to include in the project which will cost less than originally expected.
Jul 09, 2015

FieldTurf contract finalized; facility construction begins

by John William Howard
Despite later than expected start date, deadline set for Sept. 3 The wait for Columbia County's first artificial turf field is finally over, as the first stages of construction on St. Helens'…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Jeremy Malone leads a group of local law enforcement representatives near the end of Wednesday's Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run. Malone and his teammates will kick off their trip to the state games on Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at the Darnell Wright Softball Complex in Newberg.
Jul 09, 2015

Torch run lights way for Special Olympics Oregon

by John William Howard
Columbia County chapter athletes head to state games In the final stretch of the St. Helens-to-Scappoose leg of the Special Olympics Oregon torch run on Wednesday morning, it was easy to see how…
Jul 09, 2015

10,000 bikes will hit highway 30 Saturday afternoon for STP ride

by John William Howard
This weekend, 10,000 cyclists will descend on Columbia County as part of the annual Seattle to Portland bike ride. The route stretches for over 100 miles from the University of Washington campus…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Short stop Noah Packineau nabs a one-hopper during Scappoose's game against Hollywood-Rose City on Wednesday in Portland.
Jul 09, 2015

Scappoose, St. Helens knocked from All-Stars tournament

by John William Howard
Juniors, 9-10s play this weekend in Scappoose Tuesday night's clash in the little league 11-12 district tournament was a Seven-Mile War battle — but in miniature. On the line between Scappoose…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - The Alder Creek Crossing is one of three bridges constructed as part of the CZ trail project, and replaces a collection of fallen logs which used to bridge the gully.
Jul 03, 2015

Next step in CZ trail saga

by John William Howard
Chapman Landing, train tunnel in future developments It can be difficult to imagine the Columbia County of 1915, a county in its infancy with just over 10,000 residents and an economy firmly…
Jul 03, 2015

Little League district tournament dates announced

by John William Howard
July has arrived, which means little league fields around the area will soon be alive with district tournaments. Scappoose Little League will host the 9-10 District 1 Tournament, which is one of…
A tort claims notice was filed with Scappoose School District as of May 1.
Jul 02, 2015

Parents seek transparency from Scappoose

by John William Howard
District received a tort claim notice on May 1, following no formal response to a letter sent in March alleging discrimination A letter sent to the Scappoose School District in March wasn't just…