Columbia River BMX continues growth, memorial race day

Columbia River BMX continues growth, memorial race day

Phil Barlow memorial race is this Saturday For several years in the late 2000s, the small patch...

Buckin' Crazy: Scappoose man badly injured, recovering from wild bull ride

Buckin' Crazy: Scappoose man badly injured, recovering from wild bull ride

Dave Weston picks up broken nose, ribs, punctured lung on July 19 When Scappoose resident Dave...

Local grad makes national name as soccer referee

Local grad makes national name as soccer referee

Things have definitely changed in the last decade for 2003 Scappoose High School graduate Andy...

Winning the uphill battle: St. Helens girls' basketball makes strides

Winning the uphill battle: St. Helens girls' basketball makes strides

The Lions' program has struggled in recent years, but head coach Billy McKinney believes they may...

Cyndy Miller retires as St. Helens AD

Cyndy Miller retires as St. Helens AD

St. Helens has the tools, potential to become a force once again Legacies are often hard build...

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Columbia County's Sports

July 25, 2014

NICH|SOCCER club looks to supplement growing soccer culture

by John William Howard
Nicholas Heffernan's Aloha-based club gives local athletes extra options FC Columbia County is no longer the only soccer club in the area headed by an Englishman. Nicholas Heffernan, head girls'…
Game times are displayed to the right of each match up. The bracket will be updated as results come in.
July 18, 2014

Scappoose little league juniors head to state tournament

by John William Howard
Thanks to a 16-14 victory over St. Helens, the Scappoose juniors will play in the state championship tournament Now that little league action has wrapped up at the district tournament for local…
by: EMILY FERGUSON - This is the Estonian superbowl - upwards of 30,000 singers, and an audience of 110,000 people. I'm somewhere near the middle, just in front of the orchestra.
July 18, 2014

European tour offers fresh perspective on USA sports

by John William Howard
We have quite a list of things to cherish and things to be proud of, and we don't know it until we step away Living my entire life almost exclusively inside the bounds of this great country,…
Scappoose student Marissa Harper didn't participate in dance this season, instead sitting out and waiting until the legal smoke had cleared. She faced positive and negative feedback along the way, but now it's all over -- Scappoose has settled the suit and removed the problematic policy.
June 20, 2014

Scappoose settles dance team lawsuit

by John William Howard
School district retracts policy, will pay 25,000 in legal fees to the ACLU Nearly six months after originally filing suit against Scappoose School District, the Harper family has finally found…
June 20, 2014

Registration deadlines nearing for fall youth sports

by John Howard
The fall sports seasons may seem months from the bright, warm days of June, but the deadlines to register for youth sports are drawing near. The Scappoose Soccer Club, which has teams from U5…
June 20, 2014

Adult summer basketball league to start August 4

by John William Howard
It's a pretty common occurrence when it comes to an open gym: a smattering of guys show up on a fairly inconsistent basis. Everybody has their own interpretation of the rules, and it either…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Brisyn Maller of Scappoose looks for an easy layup on Wednesday afternoon at the annual Scappoose Youth Basketball Camp. Maller was one of 115 campers who received training in all facets of basketball.
June 19, 2014

Driveway drills: Scappoose youth basketball camp a major success

by John William Howard
Camp seeks to build a foundation so kids can improve on their own turf Back in his even more youthful days, Ethan Marcantonio remembers what it was like to look up to someone – literally. “I…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Carson Davison is one of three Tribe football players headed to the College of the Siskiyous in northern California.
June 13, 2014

College Bound! Local athletes head to the next level of…

by John William Howard
Don't see your name? Let us know, and we can add you to the list! Careers in athletics will invariably end for everyone at some point, but there are those whose work ethic, talent and skill are…
June 13, 2014

World Cup best seen in public

by John William Howard
The United States kicks off against Ghana on Monday at 3 p.m. Next week, a number of the bars in town will have a vastly different look about their clientele. They'll wear scarves in the middle…
FC Columbia County has already gotten a verbal committment from St. Helens High School to put artificial turf on the school's JV soccer field, highlighted in yellow. Turfing the varsity field to the south is also an option, should the grant money allow it, according to Simon Date, the club's director of coaching.
June 12, 2014

No surprise, club soccer on the rise in Columbia County

by John William Howard
Numbers and interest are on the rise, now the club has a solid shot at getting a turf field One major change stood out above the others to Simon Date as his young soccer club, FC Columbia…

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by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Derek Anderson, former Scappoose High School and Oregon State University quarterback, gathers the 'blue team' around him and prepares a play during the annual Derek Anderson Football Camp on June 7. Anderson, now playing for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, said it's a great chance for the young kids to learn about football, and if nothing else, have an absolute blast.
Jun 12, 2014

Derek Anderson football camp inspires young stars

by John William Howard
More than 100 campers flock to see Derek Anderson, Sean Mannion and others Football players at the pee-wee level are used to the wobbly, slow-moving passes from their peers. The game is…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Tim Gosch speeds down the home straight during the second heat of the Sportsman Division, in which two-time defending champion Bud Russell has opened a sizable lead. Gosch won his heat, and sits in 17th place in the point standings.
Jun 06, 2014

Division standings shake up after week two at River City

by John William Howard
Bud Russell, Kylie Dorie, Greg Lane hold big leads Finally, after more than eight months of waiting, Cody Smith has another notch in his win column. Smith came away with the victory in the…
Jun 05, 2014

Year in Review: Seasons full of drama, great moments

by John William Howard
Great performances come down to combination of good kids and good coaches, who are the backbone and strength of any excellent program Looking back at the high school sports year, there are an…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Stevie Strawn rounds first after an error by Putnam in the top of the seventh. Strawn scored for the Lions in the inning, putting up one of two runs for St. Helens.
Jun 03, 2014

Softball: Too little, too late for Lions in state semifinal

by John William Howard
St. Helens rallies to score two in the top of the seventh, but can't get over the hump, falling 3-2 at the hands of Rex Putnam For a brief moment, it looked like the magic might have kicked in…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Alyssa Geisbers cheers after the Lions got the final out of the eighth inning, sending St. Helens to the state semifinals with Rex Putnam. It was Geisbers who beat the ball to third base in the top of the period, allowing Taylor Leal to score and give the Lions a 1-0 lead.
May 30, 2014

Softball Playoffs: St. Helens headed to state semifinals

by John William Howard
Lions beat No. 1 Sandy 1-0, and will play Rex Putnam on Tuesday for the chance at the Class 5A championship game SANDY - It’s the situation that every softball player dreams of: tied in extra…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Junior shortstop Justin Hering takes a crack at a pitch midway through the Indians' first round playoff game against La Grande on Thursday afternoon. Scappoose held a 3-1 lead in the second inning, but the Tigers stormed back to take the game 4-3 and move on in the postseason.
May 30, 2014

Baseball playoffs: Indians upset by La Grande in first round

by John William Howard
Tigers come from a 3-1 deficit to beat Scappoose 4-3 and head to the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 4A postseason With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth inning, the pressure was on…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Stevie Strawn takes a swing in the bottom of the fourth inning. Behind Strawns three-RBI triple in the period, the Lions were able to outdistance Marist and take care of the Spartans in the first round of the playoffs.
May 29, 2014

Softball: Lions make short work of Marist, look forward to Sandy

by John William Howard
St. Helens beats Marist 5-1 in the first round of the softball playoffs, and will head to Sandy for the quarterfinals With the torrential rain, hail and lightning storms out of the way, there…