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Football: Wilsonville dispatches Hillsboro in Northwest Oregon Conference showdown

Football: Wilsonville dispatches Hillsboro in Northwest Oregon Conference showdown

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Girls soccer: Wilsonville finds its footing in the second half

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeBuying a new puppy is a major endeavor, and choosing a breeder is a very important decision. There are numerous things that you can do as the new pet’s owner to ensure that you are choosing an ethical breeder, increasing the chances that you will purchase a healthy puppy.

First, ensure that the breeder performs all the requisite health testing recommended for your breed. Each breed has different health conditions that affect it, some of whose presence can be tested for.

The breeder should encourage you to come visit their kennel, to see the dogs’ temperament and the environment in which the puppies will be raised. The breeder should engage in active socialization practices for the puppies starting at birth and continuing through weaning.

The breeder should spend a great deal of time interviewing you as the new puppy owner. This often includes completing a questionnaire to try to match each puppy with the best owner, based on its temperament and the activity level that the puppy will have. Breeders should do temperament testing, have health exams, deworm and vaccinate the puppies before they go to their new homes.

Breeders should also make themselves available to the new owners for the life of the pet – to answer questions, assist with problems, and ensure that, if the puppy or adult dog needs to be surrendered for any reason, it will go to an appropriate home and not end up in a shelter.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoie In a recently released report, the American Heart Association studied existing evidence surrounding the link between sitting and health. Their findings have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns.

When you sit for a prolonged period, your body is affected in a number of different ways. The calories you burn while sitting drops to just one calorie per minute, causing your muscles to burn less fat. Your abs and glutes go unused, your hips become tighter, and your shoulders can slump, leading to back pain. Your spine can become inflexible and prone to injury during everyday activities like tying your shoe.

Having to sit for extended periods of time can make staying healthy and at a proper weight feel like a constant battle. If you have to sit all day for work or school, try to get up and get moving more. The Mayo Clinic recommends that you stand while talking on the phone or eating lunch, and that you alternate sitting and standing at your work station.

If you can’t stand at your work area, get up and walk every 30-60 minutes to increase circulation and raise your metabolic rate, and spend a few minutes each day stretching your back and hip flexors to maintain mobility.

Sitting to the spine is like sugar to the teeth. It is imperative to see your chiropractor to keep your spine in optimal health. Joy of Life is your best choice, call (503)-682-9596 for an appointment today.

Be healthy by choice, not by chance.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

503-682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettAs a homeowner, when the time comes to sell, you may be tempted to list your house “For Sale By Owner”, or FSBO. Listing your home by yourself carries the obvious benefit of saving you a commission that would normally be paid out to your real estate agent. With the right listing price and a little marketing know-how, it appears FSBO homeowners can pocket thousands of dollars more on a sale, simply by not paying out a commission.

There are, however, numerous issues that homeowners will face when listing a home themselves. For starters, they are not home sale experts. Realtors understand the current market for your home and can recommend home improvements and set effective listing prices and strategies that help your home sell more quickly and at a higher price.

An agent knows the right questions to ask potential buyers, their extensive networks mean a larger pool of potential buyers, and a network of professionals needed throughout the transaction makes for a smoother sale. Once your home has an offer, agents are experienced negotiators who can get you the maximum value for your home.

The greatest value a realtor provides, however, is as an ally. Selling your home can be an emotional ordeal. A realtor can steer you away from mistakes such as overpricing your home or giving in too easily during a negotiation, and their ability to put a positive spin on negative feedback about your home is invaluable.

If you’re ready to list your home for sale, contact me today to get started!

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Kristen Hardinge - Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic - VETERINARY INSIDER -


WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeTraditionally in the US, veterinarians have advocated for spaying or neutering dogs prior to their first heat cycle or the onset of puberty to prevent unwanted pregnancy. However, recent research is proving that this may not be the best approach in every breed or for each individual pet. One of the most important factors in making this decision is understanding the home environment, which requires an in-depth discussion with each individual owner. Lifestyle, attendance at doggy day care, exercise routines, types of family members (children vs adults) and other pets in the home should all be discussed. Other factors to be considered include breed and disease prevalence in that breed.

For cats, spaying or neutering at or around 6 months of age is still recommended in most cases as there seem to be far fewer potential benefits of leaving them intact and there are numerous behavioral and reproductive consequences of not neutering or spaying prior to the onset of the first heat or puberty.

This is an ever evolving field, with new research being published regularly, which makes it very important to ensure that your veterinarian is up to date on the most recent research and is willing to entertain a discussion about what is best for your particular pet. There should no longer be an across the board recommendation that a dog is spayed or neutered. Please see the Reproductive Revolutions website ( www.reproductiverevolutions.com/ ) for more information on this important topic.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieDr. Laura LaJoie of Joy of Life Chiropractic loves to see great activity out of her patients, especially her child patients.

“With P.E. cut to two days a week at local elementary schools, and confined to just one semester a year for middle schoolers, it is especially important that kids are active and moving during the summer, too” says LaJoie. Summer is a terrific time to improve your overall fitness for the coming year.

If you’re going to be active by hiking, swimming, or playing outdoor sports like soccer or golf, you’ll want to do a few things to protect your joints and muscles. It’s always important to stretch before and (especially) after activity in order to enjoy more strength and flexibility.

It is also a great idea to do activities that use both sides of the body in order to maintain symmetry in movement and minimize injury.

“Any time you’re performing a side-specific movement, such as a golf or baseball swing, you want to also perform the same motion with the other side of your body,” notes LaJoie. “At Joy of Life Chiropractic, we offer performance assessments that examine each person’s body mechanics, and offer fitness and sport specific programs that work to correct asymmetry.”

In addition to performance assessments, Joy of Life offers sports physicals for student athletes at the middle school and high school levels. The deadline is coming up fast; WHS sports physicals are required by Monday, August 15th.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

503-682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

Brought to you by Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors - REALTY INSIDER -


THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettIn a competitive market like the Portland metro area, I’m often asked if buying a house now is smart. After all, according to realtor.com the median list price of homes in the area has jumped 17.5 percent in the last 12 months. It’s clear that Portland is a hot market for housing right now; and that is exactly why the time to buy a home is now.

Expected growth in the housing market means the median list price of homes will continue to rise in the coming year. Veros Real Estate Solutions, a company specializing in real estate collateral valuation management, predicts that Portland properties will appreciate at an 11.1 percent rate within the next twelve months, driven by a growing population. As demand continues to rise, the median list price of homes is sure to follow.

In addition to the expected appreciation of properties, mortgage rates are also likely to rise in the coming year as well. The Federal Reserve expects inflation rates to be at 1.4 percent by January, still well below the Fed’s stated goal of 2 percent by the end of 2018. As inflation rates increase, mortgage-backed securities (MBS) drop in value. Mortgage rates are determined by the value of MBS’s; the greater the MBS value, the lower the mortgage rate. It’s simple math: Increasing inflation=Lower MBS value=Higher mortgage rates.

So don’t be left out of the equation, call me today to start your search!

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieDr. Laura La Joie, owner of Joy of Life Chiropractic clinic, overheard a set of parents telling their kids that they were going kite surfing. Then they asked the kids, “What are you guys doing?”

Most likely, spending time indoors, La Joie mused.

She noted that kids are sitting more than they did 20 years ago.

“How many kids these days ride a bike to their friends, skate, or walk places?”

Additionally, in the summer, parents reward their kids with free time, and for many of those kids, their choice is to be inside.

On the computer, playing X-box, watching Netflix.

While she understands the digital draw, she encourages families to be intentional with their extra time.

“Summer is the opportunity to get kids off their chairs and move to improve their balance and the function of their body,” she said.

A key focus of Joy of Life Chiropractic is family wellness.

And, while many kids do have too much screen time, they are also at various sports camps in the summer.

“Young athletes are calling on their bodies to do a lot of different activities.”

She says it’s important for kids to have a chiropractic performance evaluation and risk assessment. Through this, she is able to identify issues before they become a problem.

La Joie noted that her practice is for all ages.

“I see kids from four days old to 98 days old.”

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

503-682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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CANBY FORD - Great deals can be yours at Canby Ford!Whether you are an outdoor adventurer or an urban explorer, the return of summer means it’s time to get back out there and discover what you’ve been missing. The newly redesigned 2017 Ford Escape, with its fuel-efficient engine, stylish body, and seamlessly integrated tech features, is the perfect vehicle for your perfect summer!

Offering up to 30 highway miles per gallon (MPG), the 1.5 Liter (L) EcoBoost engine features Auto Start-Stop technology to help save fuel and limit emissions. Looking for a little more punch in your driving? The 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost boasts 245 Horsepower while still giving you a combined 25 MPG, a seamless blend of power and fuel-efficiency.

The Escape is not only powerful and efficient, but stylish as well, offering tons of customizable features. The foot-operated lift gate makes trunk access a breeze, and available technology can alert you to lane drift, point out vehicles in your blind spot, and alert you to potential collisions with the vehicle ahead of you.

Perhaps best of all, the available Enhanced Active Park Assist feature helps you say goodbye to parking anxiety. The Parallel Parking and Reverse Perpendicular Parking modes ensure your Escape can fit into a space, then help steer your Escape into the spot.

The 2017 Ford Escape is available now at Canby Ford, visit today to learn more and check it out.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

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Brought to you by Dr. Kristen Hardinge - Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic - VETERINARY INSIDER -


WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeBuying a new puppy is a major endeavor. Choosing a breeder is a very important decision and there are numerous things that you can do as the new pet owner to ensure that you’re choosing an ethical breeder. This increases the chances that you will purchase a healthy puppy.

First, ensure that the breeder performs all the requisite health testing recommended for your breed. Each breed has different health conditions that affect it, some of which can be tested for.

The breeder should encourage you to come visit their kennel, to see the dogs’ temperament and the environment in which the puppies are raised. The breeder should engage in active socialization practices starting at birth and continuing through weaning.

The breeder should spend a great deal of time interviewing you. This often includes completing a questionnaire, in order to try to match each puppy with the best owner, based on its temperament and the activity level that the puppy will have.

Breeders should do temperament testing, have health exams, deworm and vaccinate the puppies before they go to their new homes. Breeders should also make themselves available to the new owners for the life of the pet—to answer questions, assist with problems and ensure that if the puppy or adult dog needs to be surrendered for any reason, that it will go to an appropriate home and not end up in a shelter.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettIf you’re buying a house, you probably need a loan. And if you want a loan, you’re going to need a trustworthy credit score. Read on to learn about five credit errors that can put your dream home permanently out of reach.

Making late payments. It’s not exactly shocking to learn that lenders expect to be repaid on time. But regardless of your overall financial situation, late payments can lower your credit score by up to 30 percent.

Applying for another loan. If you’re good enough for one loan, a second should be no problem, right? Wrong. Creditors see more loans as a sign that you may default soon. If you’re already buying a home, take a pass on that new car.

Maxing out credit cards. Another classic sign of an irresponsible borrower, many banks may penalize you for making the minimum payment on your credit card bills, no matter how timely you are.

Disputing credit report items. It’s usually a good idea to correct errors on your credit report, as it may raise your score. But it’s crucial that you do so before applying for a loan, otherwise, the banks may think you’re gaming the system.

Having no credit history. Shakespeare advised “neither a borrower nor a lender be,” but unfortunately most lenders demand a reputable credit history. Paying for groceries and gas with a credit card is a good way to build up a bona fide history.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Todd Wilson - Wilson Orthodontics - ORTHODONTIC INSIDER -


WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonIf you want to play like the pros, you need to wear the same specialized equipment that keeps professional athletes safe and performing at their peak.

But here’s a hint—I’m not talking about their shoes or jerseys. I’m talking about mouthguards.

That’s why Wilson Orthodontics has provided free custom mouthguards to student athletes for the past 14 years. This year, we’ll distribute roughly 500 protectors to football and lacrosse athletes in Sherwood, Newberg and the surrounding communities.

But mouthguards are important for athletes in every sport. So here’s a breakdown that will help you choose the best option.

Ready Made. A ready made (or “stock”) mouthguard is fine, especially if practice is in 20 minutes. But they’re the least safe, least effective and least preferred option. In your mouth, one size really doesn’t fit all.

Mouth Formed. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are probably the most common out there. When heated in boiling water, they become pliable, allowing you to bite down and mold them. Unfortunately, the process isn’t perfect, and these still tend to shift during play.

Custom Made. Hands down, this is the best option. At Wilson Orthodontics, we can make a custom molded mouthguard, and can tailor your mouthguard to your dental history and chosen sport. These are the safest option, and it’s what the pros use too.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

Brought to you by Eric Anderson - Canby Ford - AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER -


CANBY FORD - There's always something new at Canby Ford. Stop by today!The Ford Mustang is America’s original pony car, and consumers have long admired the iconic muscle machine for its dynamic styling, elegant chassis and powerful engine options.

None of that has changed—but the 2016 Ford Mustang now comes with more standard features, bold color options and a range of hands-free technologies.

One big change is the return of hood vent-integrated secondary turn signals. Fans are calling it a throwback from Mustang’s history, and this heritage feature now comes standard for buyers of the 2016 Mustang GT.

Ford also unveiled a few new color schemes, including over-the-top racing stripes and jet black roof paneling.

When it comes to the engine, the 3.7-liter V6, 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5-liter V8 all provide the force and fire necessary to conquer the open road. That being said, keeping up with technological change has become (almost) as important as what’s under the hood, and Ford aficionados have plenty to look forward to on that front.

Engineers have been touting SYNC 3’s voice recognition system, as well as the smartphone-like touchscreen and graphic interface.

It’s also worth noting that the Mustang is one of Ford’s safest cars ever, earning five-star ratings for frontal, side and rollover collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Mustang a five-star crash test rating overall.

The 2016 Ford Mustang is available now at Canby Ford. Stop by today to learn more.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

www.canbyford.com


Wilsonville's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard junior Jake Leavitt puts his arms in the air after sophomore Spencer Smith scored a touchdown in the 51-21 win over Newberg.
September 26, 2016

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest high school football games from Sept. 23

by Miles Vance
Friday's fourth week of the 2016 high school football season just about had it all. Big hits? Check. Huge offensive outburts? Oh yeah. Momentum-swinging plays? Plenty. And with all that going on…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's Hayden Kamakaala dives in to score a touchdown in his team's 48-22 win over Century at Westview High School on Friday.
September 24, 2016

Week Four high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
One step farther. Another step better. The 2016 Oregon High School football season edged closer to its midway point in Week Four, Friday night's docket including 28 games at the Class 6A level,…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Newberg senior quarterback Anthony Adams breaks into the clear during Friday's game at Tigard.
September 24, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week Four of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
The best teams. The biggest plays. The most coverage. Week Four of the 2016 Oregon high school football season was big-time And with all that going on, you just know that all of Pamplin Media…


PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Century quarterback Kyle Chimienti and the Jaguars will go after their third straight win tonight when they visit unbeaten Westview at 7 p.m. in Metro League play.
September 23, 2016

High school football rolls into Week Four of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
One, two — one, two, three, four. The 2016 high school football season has got it — rhythm, heart, action and drive. You'll see all that and more tonight when the state's high school teams hit…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Newberg's Kyle Charbonneau collides with Wilsonville’s Shunt DeLira while vying for a ball in the air.
September 23, 2016

Boys soccer: Wilsonville ends preseason in a draw with Newberg

by Corey Buchanan
The No. 2 ranked (5A) Wilsonville boys soccer team tied No. 9 ranked (6A) Newberg 1-1 Thursday, Sept. 22 at Wilsonville High School. Wilsonville played its best soccer in the first half –…
September 16, 2016

High school football rolls into Week Three of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
It's on. Week Three of the 2016 high school football season marks the start of league play for most of the state's Class 6A leagues, and with it, the beginning of the march to the 2016 state…
September 21, 2016

Wilsonville boys soccer falters in state title game rematch

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys soccer team cruised to a lopsided victory over Silverton and hit its first road bump of the season in a 2015 state title game rematch with Hood River last week. On Tuesday,…
September 21, 2016

Wilsonville cross-country races in Eugene

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville’s cross-country teams competed in the Northwest Classic at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday, Sept. 17. The Wilsonville girls team finished eighth out of 18 schools while the…
REVIEW PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas quarterback Mitchell Modjeski escapes a tackle by a Reynolds defender during his team's 43-20 victory at Clackamas High School on Friday night.
September 19, 2016

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest high school football games from Sept. 16

by Miles Vance
On almost every football field in the metropolitan area, the answer was as simple as "A-B-C." A-B-C as in "Another big contest." And with all the big contests going on Friday night — it was Week…
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Century quarterback Kyle Chimienti throws a pass during his team's 30-21 win over Sunset at Hillsboro Stadium on Friday.
September 16, 2016

Week Three high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Third time's the charm. That certainly was the case in Friday's night's third week of the 2016 Oregon high school football season. While none of tonight's games were necessarily "charming," a…
REVIEW PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Jacob Mcgreevy turns upfield during his team's 43-20 win over Reynolds at Clackamas High School on Friday night.
September 16, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week Three of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
Now that was worth the wait. In this case, "that" meant the third week of the 2016 Oregon high school football season. And why was it worth it? Because there were big games everywhere you…
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September 15, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - Sept.14, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Brooklyn Stenstrom of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
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September 15, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - Sept. 14, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Connor Neville of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
September 14, 2016

The Wilsonville boys soccer team remains undefeated through three games

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys soccer team followed up a victory in the opening game of the season with consecutive wins over Bend and Ridgeview last week. First, the Wildcats defeated a Bend team that…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit's Demetrius Douglas battles Central Catholic's Jared Reed during the Crusaders' 56-19 blowout win over Central Catholic at Jesuit High School on Friday night.
September 15, 2016

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest high school football games from Sept. 9

by Miles Vance
Friday night could not have been better. The weather was picture perfect for early September, the Week Two lineup of the 2016 high school football season was stacked with big games, and Pamplin…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior quarterback Connor Neville accumulated nine total touchdowns against Franklin Friday, Sept. 9
September 12, 2016

Football: Wilsonville bounces back with a vengeance against Franklin

by Corey Buchanan
After a disappointing opening game of the season, the Wilsonville football team entered its game against Franklin with some questions to answer. On its home turf, the Wildcats offense turned the…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit's Trey Lowe races to the last of his seven touchdowns during the Crusader' 56-19 blowout win over Central Catholic at Jesuit High School on Friday night. TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE
September 09, 2016

Week 2 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Even better. Week One of the 2016 high school season was big-time. But Week Two? Even better. Friday night's docket included 31 games at the Class 6A level, while Class 5A teams played in…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - St. Helens senior running back Haidon Allen shakes off Scappoose junior defensive back Jimmy Jones (23) and junior safety Jerad Toman (2).
September 09, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week Two of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
W-o-w. On Friday night, just two weeks into the 2016 Oregon high school football season, the "wow" factor was on hand like never before. Beaverton rallied from the dead to beat Lake Oswego at…
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego's Jake Dukart makes a throw during his team's 7-0 win over Lincoln at Lake Oswego High School on Friday night.
September 09, 2016

High school football rolls into Week Two of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
Too good. Sorry — let’s try this: “two” good. If you thought Week One of the 2016 high school football season was great — and it was — get ready for things to get bigger, better and even more…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville defensive setter Kathryn Williams bumps the volleyball against Milwaukie.
September 08, 2016

Volleyball: Wilsonville challenges itself in dominant win over Milwaukie

by Corey Buchanan
With its entire senior class watching from the bench, the Wilsonville volleyball team faced a spell of adversity in the second set against Milwaukie, Thursday, Sept. 8. The unit of underclassmen…

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Sep 07, 2016

Boys soccer preview: A new era beckons for Wildcats

by Corey Buchanan
Golden generation, an oft-used phrase in the soccer lexicon, refers to the best or one of the best eras in a particular team’s history. For the Wildcat boys soccer team, their golden generation…
Sep 07, 2016

Wildcats kick into gear at Night Meet

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys and girls cross-country teams opened the season with the annual Night Meet at Wilsonville High School Friday, Aug. 26. Wilsonville runner Broolyn Strenstrom finished fifth…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville junior Nicholas Whitaker won the Northwest Oregon Conference Preview race after finishing second last year.
Sep 07, 2016

Cross-country: Whitaker and Stenstrom lead the Wildcats to victory in Preview meet

by Corey Buchanan
In separate races, Wilsonville junior runners Nicholas Whitaker and Brooklyn Stenstrom scampered through the trees on the periphery of Blue Lake Park in solitude, made the final turn and inched…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn's Alex Garcia gets airborne for a catch in his team's season-opening 32-7 win over Cleveland at Woodburn High School on Friday night.
Sep 08, 2016

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest high school football games from last week

by Miles Vance
Off and rolling. The 2016 high school football season hit the ground running on Friday night with enough big games to fill a stadium. And — funny enough — those games were so good, they filled…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sherwood senior running back David Morris runs away from the Westview defense for a touchdown in Sherwood's 27-21 overtime loss to the Wildcats at Sherwood High School on Friday night.
Sep 02, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week One of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
Run. Pass. Catch. Tackle. Click. “Click?” While those first four terms refer to the action many of you saw on area high school football fields on Friday, the “click” came from the cameras of…
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior quarterback Tim Tawa and the Lions - last year's Class 6A state runnerup - will kick off their 2016 season by hosting a 7 p.m. Friday game against Oregon City in the annual Battle for the Bridge.
Sep 02, 2016

High school football ready to kick off Week One of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
And Pamplin Media Group will be out to cover 14 games tonight It’s on. Weeks of practice, months of strategy, uncounted hours in the weight room and it’s all come down to this — the 2016 high…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn senior Alex Garcia comes down with an interception in the fourth quarter, one of seven turnovers the Bulldogs forced against Cleveland in a 32-7 victory on Friday.
Sep 02, 2016

Week 1 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Here we go. Now, with just one game in the books of the 2016 high school football season, the state's many contenders, pretenders and others have taken the first step on the road toward — they…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville receiver Harrison Steiger tries to break free from South Medford defensive back Chase Coda.
Sep 03, 2016

Football: South Medford stampedes Wilsonville in season opener

by Corey Buchanan
The dawning of a new season turned into a nightmare at Randall Stadium for the Wilsonville football team. After a sterling season in which Wilsonville reached the semifinals of the 5A state…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville defensive midfielder Calvin Lucas dribbles the ball through the field in the first half.
Sep 01, 2016

Boys soccer: Wilsonville beats Centennial in battle of set pieces

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys soccer team finished one more set piece than Centennial and defeated the Eagles 2-1 in its season opener Thursday, Sept. 1. The Wildcats trailed 1-0 at halftime but…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville receiver Harrison Steiger scores a touchdown during a scrimmage against Willamette.
Aug 31, 2016

Football: Jeremy Nichols and Connor Neville discuss Wilsonville jamboree

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville football team bumped heads with Gresham, McKay and Willamette in a jamboree Thursday, Aug. 25 at Wilsonville High School. Both the offensive and defensive unit composed highlight…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Sophomore Jillian Greene tries to gain possession against Churchill.
Aug 31, 2016

Girls soccer team goes 2-0 in jamboree

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls soccer team warmed up for the season amid a swelter Thursday, Aug. 25 at Wilsonville High School. The Wildcats defeated Churchill and Gresham easily in a pair of games…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - While standing next to Gracie Thompson, Kennedy Juranek passes the volleyball to a teammate during the jamboree.
Aug 31, 2016

Volleyball: Wildcats prepare for season at jamboree

by Corey Buchanan
The day before busing to Eugene to watch the University of Oregon volleyball program and other schools compete in the VERT Challenge, the Wildcat volleyball team hosted opposing schools in a…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville attacking midfielder Sophie Gossack fights for the ball during a scrimmage at Wilsonville HIgh School Thursday, Aug. 25.
Aug 31, 2016

Can the Wilsonville girls soccer team recapture last year's magic?

by Corey Buchanan
The 2015 Wilsonville girls soccer team obliterated expectations. Despite losing most of their starting lineup to graduation, a supposed rebuilding year quickly morphed into a potential state…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville receiver Jonny Neville received Second Team All-League honors as a junior last season.
Aug 25, 2016

Football preview: 'It's going to be electric'

by Corey Buchanan
The 2015 Wilsonville Wildcats put up video game numbers offensively, surpassed expectations defensively, finished second in the Northwest Oregon Conference and reached the semifinals of the…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior cross-country runner Haley Prusse has qualified for state in all three of her cross-country seasons at Wilsonville High School.
Aug 25, 2016

Cross-country preview: Deep teams hope to find continuity

by Corey Buchanan
Toward the end of a 7.5 mile trek during the 2015 Wilsonville High cross-country team camp in the Strawberry Mountain wilderness, runners looked so tired they reminded Wilsonville head coach…
Aug 25, 2016

Volleyball preview: Wildcats aim high despite youth

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville High School volleyball team is motivated but unproven, a versatile group but a bit of a wildcard. Nevertheless, the 2016 season should be an interesting one. Wilsonville finished…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - A representative of Performance Bicycle teaches kids about the basic mechanics of their bikes.
Aug 17, 2016

Cub Scout Pack 199 hosts inaugural bike rodeo

by Corey Buchanan
While flipping through her son’s cub scot manual, Natasha Haas-Williams took note of an interesting concept that would teach kids safety measures and skills associated with riding a bicycle.…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Zach Reichle drives forcefully down the lane during a game against West Linn last high school basketball season.
Aug 17, 2016

Wilsonville basketball player Zach Reichle narrows college choices to 11

by Corey Buchanan
Zach Reichle recently sat down with his parents, brothers and Wilsonville head basketball coach Chris Roche to winnow down his list of collegiate choices from more than 35 to 11. The sharp…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville quarterback Connor Neville takes the snap before dropping back to pass during the passing night at Wilsonville High School.
Aug 10, 2016

Wilsonville shows glimpse of passing game on passing night

by Corey Buchanan
Contemplating the Wildcats’ passing game has occupied much of Wilsonville head coach Adam Guenther’s focus the past few summers. Two years ago, he decided between then-incoming wunderkind Connor…
Aug 10, 2016

Liberty's move to 6A shakes up Northwest Oregon Conference

by Corey Buchanan
Last December, the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) promoted Liberty High School from the 5A ranks to 6A starting in the 2016-17 school year. The decision was a no-brainer. Liberty,…