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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - PERSONAL TRAINING INSIDER -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaWhat’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing because the airway is partially or fully blocked.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. Asleep, the muscles relax and narrow your throat.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but snoring alone doesn’t mean the patient has sleep apnea.

Dentistry clinics such as ours work with sleep centers and a patient’s primary care physician. The patient must have a diagnosis of sleep apnea before we can treat them.

A dentist can create a custom-made oral appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward and eases breathing. The appliance may be covered by medical insurance when it’s used for a diagnosed case of sleep apnea.

In the great majority of sleep apnea cases, patients use both a mouth guard and a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.

Repeated episodes of airway collapse throughout the night disrupt and fragment sleep, which may produce hypoxemia and other cardiovascular stress. Sleep apnea has been suspected of contributing to heart disease and is a common cause of high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea patients of either gender have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disorder, however the risks for men are higher.

For more information about sleep apnea solutions, consult your doctor about diagnostic tests and potential treatments.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanMore and more research is being published about the benefits of keeping your mind active and engaged in a continual learning process in our senior years.

The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true.

Studies show that you can learn just as well in your senior years if you maintain your motivation.

So, take that painting class you thought about. Write your memoir, a short story or even a novel. Research your genealogy.

Venture out on trips to museums, read a newspaper and do the crossword puzzle.

Playing bridge or brain teaser games with a few like-minded adults fosters a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that keeping your brain stimulated helps retain mental alertness as people age because even an aging brain can grow new connections and pathways when it is challenged.

Exercising the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders as well as improve your memory. Maintaining intellectual activity is essential to your brain health. One researcher says the education and information is for the brain what exercise is for the heart.

According to the National Institutes of Health, such activities may protect the brain by establishing “cognitive reserve,” the brain’s ability to operate effectively even when it is damaged or some brain function is disrupted.

These activities may help the brain become more adaptable in some mental functions, so it can compensate for declines in other functions.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Brought to you by Jaimie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jaimie KingDementia is one of the most common afflictions affecting Americans over the age in 60, and also one of the most dangerous.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 5.8 million older adults have some form of dementia — that’s about 12 percent of the senior population!

But did you know that dementia has increasingly been linked to untreated cases of hearing loss? It’s true.

Early research indicates a high correlation between social isolation and developing dementia and other memory-related diseases. A Johns Hopkins study from this year found that the mental abilities of seniors with hearing loss degrade 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

Now let’s be clear: Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to develop dementia.

But common experience tells us that people with hearing loss tend to be alone more often. Sufferers usually have trouble understanding what others are saying—the essence of communication itself—and therefore rely on reclusiveness and social isolation to mask their illness.

But dementia thrives on this disengagement and loneliness. New conversations lead to new thoughts and even create new pathways in your brain, helping to keep your mind agile and acute.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s more important than ever to treat hearing loss. Visit me at Sage Hearing Solutions for your professional consultation today.

Sage Hearing Solutions

1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 204, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

(503) 747-3084

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK AND TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party ink cartridges save you money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage, to illegal, to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, ink cartridges included. Buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacture ) = name brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings. Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, refilled with the appropriate ink formulation with a new or reset “chip." Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate ink and “chip." Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops or refill machines such as those at Costco? Job shop vs. factory quality. Universal ink (garbage) vs. ink specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the Internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon. Epson cartridges in order to comply with past settled litigation must be an empty original Epson cartridge, recycled and remanufactured in the USA.

Let us help you with cost effective high quality cartridges. As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is Free And we sell and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.”

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com/

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group Beaverton - Family Practice INSIDER


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - Personal Training INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, Fit AcademyGetting into an exercise routine involves a lot more than joining a gym.

“The first 30 days are critical,” says Jarod Cogswell, founder of Fit Academy by Washington Square. “We want to get new members integrated and comfortable and introduce them to like-minded people who are going to be part of their journey.”

One of the first steps for a coach such as Cogswell is to ask, “What’s your main goal?”

Typically, he says, that’s something more motivational than “I want to lose 15 pounds.”

“I ask ‘Why?’ they say, ‘I want to be thinner.’ I ask, “How does that make you feel?’ and they say ‘Self-confident.’” The key is finding his or her emotional attachment to the goal.

One of the things he emphasizes as a coach is “we want to motivate the head and inspire the heart.” That means the client should feel like he’s receiving support even while he’s not at the gym.

“They might get a text from me checking in on them, maybe something inspirational or motivational. I like to mix it up.”

“We get there before the client does and check in with them. ‘How’s it going personally, professionally — not just your program design.’ We need to make sure they’re having fun and recognize the little victories along the way.”

“You want to be in an environment that’s educational, motivational and inspires you to be your best self,” he added. “When the day’s over, you want to be 1 percent better than you were yesterday.”

Fit Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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Brought to you by Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER -


Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory CareQ: What advantages are there to buying new?

A: Buying new can mean getting in on the ground floor of a community. Oftentimes, as a family member of a resident in a new community, you can provide input that will help enhance the experience for everyone, especially your loved one.

Q: How can I get a sense of the facility’s living environment prior to its construction or occupation?

A: Usually, the community will have a team available early in the process to show what the community will feel and look like. They may use color boards with examples of textiles, a daily calendar that would highlight an activities schedule, as well as model apartments. Meet with as many staff members as possible to get a feel for their background and why they are a part of this community’s team. These are the people who will be entrusted with your loved one’s care and you need to be comfortable with them.

Q: Do new facilities incorporate the latest technology and care models for those with memory loss?

A: Yes, we utilize secured spaces with keypad entrances, motion sensors for those at risk of falling, as well as tablets for our care staff to be able to quickly notate and recall information for a resident.

Q: What features in the building and grounds are designed to benefit a memory-loss patient?

A: We have arranged our community into four smaller units that we call neighborhoods. These neighborhoods provide an easily navigated space with dedicated staff who will know them and their routine as well as preferences. Doors in and out of these neighborhoods (into the building common space as well as the courtyard) are secured with key pad locks to ensure safety from wandering.

Q: Anything else to consider?

Every community is different and you may need to tour and get information from multiple places to find the right fit for you and your loved one.

Waterhouse Ridge

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton LodgeFirst, I suggest making a list of things that are important to you.

Generally, most independent retirement communities are age-restricted to 55 and over.

Find out if the community is a month-to-month rental or a buy-in community. If deposits are required, how much are they and are they refundable?

While residents live independently, each community offers different amenities, activities and services. Ask about:

· Transportation and frequency of outings for shopping, doctor visits and excursions.

· What’s the policy regarding pet ownership or overnight guest visits?

· Dining options and prices

· Are there resident managers with an emergency call system answered 24 hours a day?

· What amenities are offered, such as a swimming pool, fitness center or exercise classes; a movie theater, arts and craft classes or other mentally stimulating activities; an in-house hair and nail salon, perhaps even a masseuse?

· If I ever need it, can I have in-home health care or hospice work with me in my apartment?

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal when possible and ask if you can go on one of the trips with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community while experiencing a nice day out.

Take your time and visit several locations. This is a big decision and you will know when you’ve found just the right place.

Don’t forget to visit us at Beaverton Lodge Retirement!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, DDS - DENTAL INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, DDSHealthy teeth and gums not only maintain your smile; they also preserve your physical – and possibly mental - health.

A study published in early March by the University of Southampton and King’s College London in the UK found a link between periodontitis (gum disease) and cognitive decline in diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The research is interesting because the rate of decline in the test subjects showed a six fold increase in those who had gum disease. While further study must be done, dental professionals have long known the connection between periodontitis and other systemic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

The working theory is that bacteria and inflammation in the gums enter the bloodstream and can worsen or even cause these conditions. So the prevention and treatment of periodontitis is very important to maintaining good overall health.

Brushing is key, of course. Flossing every day is as well. But even with proper maintenance at home, your teeth and gums need to be professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year.

With regular screening exams and X-rays, gum recession can be spotted and treated early, before gum disease and bone loss take hold.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com


Beaverton's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Lena Colson runs to fourth place in the girls 200-meter dash at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Jesuit girls win Metro League rematch at state track

by Miles Vance
Other winners listed from Class 6A girls state track The Metro League's best girls track and field teams turned out to be pretty good at the state level, too. OK, “pretty good” is a mass understatement — the Metro's best, as in Jesuit and Sunset —…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Julian Body clears a hurdle during his win in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Sheldon boys edge Jesuit for Class 6A track crown

by Miles Vance
Check out a list of all the event winners here Jesuit's boys track and field team wanted to get back into the winner's circle. Sheldon's boys wanted that, too, along with a bit of revenge. In this case, it was the Irish that got their wish, racking…
May 23, 2016

PREPS: Baseball, softball playoff schedule

by Portland Tribune
BASEBALL CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND Monday Century at Sheldon, 5 p.m. Lakeridge at Barlow, 5 p.m. South Medford at West Linn, 5 p.m. Sprague at Gresham, 5 p.m. Grants Pass at Beaverton, 4:30 p.m. South Eugene at Oregon City 5 p.m. Grant at North Medford,…


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. From stars of the state's biggest Class 6A schools to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Sunset's Ember Stratton (left) holds teammate Audrey Huelskamp at the end of the girls 3,000 meters at the Class 6A state track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday. Stratton, a freshman, won the event while Huelskamp finished seventh.
May 26, 2016

Local track stars shine at state on Friday

by Pamplin Media Group
Beaverton-area athletes cranked out some big performances at the Class 6A and 4A state track and field meets at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus on Friday. In this photo gallery, courtesy of Hillsboro Tribune sports editor Amanda…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 19, 2016
May 20, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 19, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Lexi Wahlstrom of Aloha High School and Evan Brehm of Westview High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior boys golfer Dylan Johnson follows his putt at the Class 6A state championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday.
May 19, 2016

Jesuit boys comes up one stroke shy of state glory

by Matt Singledecker
The sinister agony of another state championship loss was front-and-center on the faces of the Jesuit boys golf team at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday. Ahead of Lake Oswego by eight strokes with nine holes to go at the Class 6A state tournament…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview girls golfer Jennifer Kang and the Wildcats took second at the Class 6A state championship meet on Tuesday.
May 19, 2016

Wildcats rebound from district debacle, take second in state

by Matt Singledecker
Losing the Metro League title just might be the best thing to ever happen to the Westview girls golf team, both now and going forward into the Wildcats’ bright future. After having the 2016 Metro crown snatched away by Sunset squad two weeks ago,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior Nicole Griffiths won the 800 meters and 1,500 at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday.
May 19, 2016

Sunset nearly pulls off upset, settles for second in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
The Metro League girls track and field championship began with Sunset’s ambitious intent to unseat Jesuit’s two decade-long district hold. It was a goal that the Apollos had the frontline talent to pull off, just not the numbers. The Apollos piled…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunsets Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 19, 2016

METRO REIGN

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit girls track takes another Metro title Defending a dynasty is a demanding undertaking, especially when the team trying to end your reign is as stocked as Sunset. Yet, as they have done for the past two decades, the Jesuit girls track and field…
TIMES PHOTO: CLAUDE PELLETIER - Jesuit's Tommy Mulflur (left) and Michael Quinn (right) won Metros doubles championship for the second straight season.
May 19, 2016

Crusader boys tennis back on top of Metro

by Matt Singledecker
You know a tennis program is at another level when winning a district championship is met with a collective shrug of the shoulders and a been-there-done-that demeanor. At the Metro League boys district tennis championship match on Saturday, Jesuit…
COURTESY PHOTO: CLAUDE PELLETI  - Jesuit's Danielle Larner and Nicole Peterson took the Metro District doubles championship.
May 19, 2016

Jesuit girls tennis powers through district, takes Metro

by Matt Singledecker
Before the season began, the Jesuit girls tennis team expressed its desire to widen the gap between itself and the rest of the state’s Class 6A teams after last year’s close call with Lake Oswego. Saturday’s all-encompassing exhibition at the Metro…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuits Julian Body (left) and Kasin Pendergrass Anderson (right) won four events combined at the Metro League district championship on Friday.
May 19, 2016

Crusader boys track tromps to another district title

by Matt Singledecker
When you combine natural talent with hard work and the love of competition, there’s no ceiling on potential. The Jesuit boys team again sailed to a convincing victory at the Metro League district track and field district championship on Friday at…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Samori Toure helped the Wildcats 4x100 relay take first at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday with a strong anchor leg that edged Jesuit at the tape.
May 19, 2016

Westview boys run to second place in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
The best want to be tested. No frontrunner wishes for inferior foes. Iron likes to sharpen iron. At the Metro League boys district track and field championship, the premier athletes who ran unopposed for much of the regular season got a healthy dose…
May 19, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Evan Brehm: Brehm, a senior on the Westview boys track and field team, won the 200 meters and ran the second leg of Westview’s triumphant 4 x 100 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday. Brehm also qualified…
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 gallery

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 championship meets, battling for league titles and the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Valley Catholic junior third baseman Alex Tranquill fires a ball across the diamond for an out against Banks on Wednesday.
May 19, 2016

Valiants bow out Banks, bow to rebound in posteason

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic drops Cowapa League title, still after state crown Maybe the grand stage of a de facto league championship game spooked the young Valley Catholic baseball team or perhaps Banks lived up to its hyped billing as one of the Class 4A’s…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha senior starting pitcher Lexi Wahlstrom struck out 11 batters during the Warriors win over Lincoln on Thursday.
May 13, 2016

Wahlstrom, Warriors get key win over Lincoln

by Matt Singledecker
Senior Aloha pitcher handling the starting circle duties this spring By trade and talent, Lexi Wahlstrom is a natural, power-hitting first baseman. The Aloha softball team senior manned that position for three seasons, first as a sophomore backing…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior Anthony Albright (left) blew past the 100-meter dash field to take first place at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday.
May 13, 2016

Metro track and field stars make their presence felt at district

by The Times
The Metro League's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it on Friday at the Metro district championship, battling for league titles and the chance to quaify for the coming Class 6A state meet. Valley Times sports editor…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 12, 2016
May 13, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 12, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Ellen Secor of Sunset High School and Matthew Power of Aloha High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton sophomore pitcher Cierra Speck dives back into first base during the Beavers come-from-behind win over Southridge on Monday.
May 12, 2016

Beavers come out swinging, sweep Skyhawks

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton softball comes back three times for big win Backed into an ominous corner for the third time in a must-win game versus its archenemy, Beaverton denied its own death. And, in turn for their intrepidness, the Beavers are still among the…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit sophomore Lena Colson has the top times in the 100-meter and 200 in the Metro League.
May 12, 2016

Sunset, Jesuit on course for Metro showdown

by Matt Singledecker
Apollos, Crusaders girls track teams targeting each other The Jesuit girls track and field team’s chokehold on the Metro League appears as tight as ever if you look at depth and numbers alone. The Crusaders’ ridiculously long reign how long is…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview sophomore Keizo Martin is one of the top Metro League competitors in the 400 and 800 meter races. Martin and the Wildcats will compete at the Metro District Championship this week.
May 12, 2016

Jesuit boys track zeroing in on Metro title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders lead elite group of Metro athletes at districts The Metro League’s upper class of boys track and field stars should have its way at the Metro League district meet on Friday at Aloha High School. Barring injury or surprising circumstance,…
May 13, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Ellen Secor: Secor, a senior on the Sunset girls golf team, scored 72 points to help Sunset beat both Jesuit and Westview at Rock Creek Country Club last week, and in the process, clinch Sunset’s second straight Metro League…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

by Miles Vance
The arms showed up on Friday. So did the bats, the gloves and the speed. Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and lifetime memories. And with all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it.…

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GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - St. Paul freshman Justin Herberger leaps to avoid a tag from East Linn Christian Academy catcher Bryant Mizsei and score the first run of the game during the fourth inning. Herberger was ruled out, but the Bucks (14-3, 10-2) posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 4-0 win and remain atop the OSAA 2A/1A Special District 2 standings.
May 06, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for May 6

by Miles Vance
Now that — and by that, we're talking Friday's awesome weather — felt like spring. But of course, it wasn't just the sunshine that made it feel like spring — there was also the crack of the bat,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Forest Grove's Sierra Gunderson (right) and Kinsey Barnett can't quite field a ball near second base during a 15-3 defeat to McNary on Friday.
May 06, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from…

by Miles Vance
After two consecutive Fridays of intermittent rain and way too many cancellations, the sun smiled down warmly on Oregon's high school baseball and softball players on Friday. In response, those…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 5, 2016
May 06, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 5, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Kelly Makin and Taylor Van Gordon of Sunset High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Claire Corbitt won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles against Sunset.
May 06, 2016

Apollos, Crusaders mounting up for district run

by Matt Singledecker
The one girls track team that can throw shade on Jesuit’s Metro League soveringity and end the Crusaders’ deep-rooted dynasty is Sunset. The Apollos’ chalked squad, is the one program with the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit sophomore pitcher Olivia Strickland and catcher Emily Preble celebrate the Crusaders 1-0 win over Westview on Wednesday.
May 05, 2016

Confident Crusaders get revenge on Wildcats

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit softball team avenges loss to Westview, ties for first in Metro "We got ‘em next time." Those far-seeing words came from the mind and mouth of Jesuit second baseman Jenny Marnin moments…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior Dylan Johnson and the Crusader boys golf team won the Metro League after sweeping all of the district meets this season.
May 06, 2016

Crusaders run away with Metro crown

by Matt Singledecker
The Jesuit and Sunset boys golf teams walked off Rock Creek Country Club on Tuesday as they did a year ago — champions and runners-up in the Metro League, both powers aware of what lies ahead.…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior Taylor Van Gordon won the pole vault against Jesuit last week by clearing 13 feet, 6 inches.
May 06, 2016

Van Gordon going higher and higher for Sunset boys track

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit’s long-standing monopoly on the Metro League boys track district spans from the jumping pits to the throwing circles to the track. Where the Crusaders don’t have a true superstar, and…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westviews top doubles team of Anna Mikami and Julianne Ping beat Sunsets Julia Abbene and Hannah Hansen on Monday.
May 06, 2016

Sunset downs Westview, secures second in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
In what Bryan Lurie jokingly refers to as the annual “public school” championship between the Sunset and Westview girls tennis teams, it was the Apollos’ youngest star that swung the match’s…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Jesuit senior Julian Body is the defending Class 6A champion in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Body has committed to Stanford.
May 06, 2016

Body etching his name among Jesuit legends

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader senior has set numerous school records on the track, eyeing state titles During his dynastic tenure as Jesuit head boys track and field coach, Tom Rothenberger has seen the boldest and…
May 06, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Kelly Makin: Makin, a sophomore on the Sunset girls track and field team, won the 400 (57.55 seconds) and 1,500 meters (4:32) against Jesuit last week to help the Apollos stay…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Beaverton lacrosse teams attacking squad headed by Anthony Kerkar, Donovan Bekooy and Nate Johnnies have helped the Beavers rise to No. 3 in the OHLSA rankings.
May 06, 2016

State Title Dreams

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton lacrosse after a 6A ring The road to the Class 6A boys lacrosse state championship literally and figuratively runs through Beaverton High School. As the third-ranked team in the Oregon…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - April 28, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

Athletes of the Week - April 28, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Natalie Perkins of Beaverton High School and Charlie Stark of Sunset High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit sophomore Lena Colson beat Beaverton sophomore Natalie Perkins in the 200 meters to help the Crusaders beat the Beavers last week.
Apr 28, 2016

Jesuit girls track uses depth to wear down Beavers

by Matt Singledecker
District and state track meets frequently turn into de facto arms’ races. Teams that qualify the most contestants into finals often find Metro League and state championship renown. The deeper…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Amogh Paki ran past Beaverton's Saad Saad in the 1,500 to help the Crusader boys track team beat Beaverton last week.
Apr 28, 2016

Body, Pendergrass Anderson carry Jesuit past Beaverton

by Matt Singledecker
Greatness doesn’t rest. As seniors who and have been big point-scorers on district and state title teams, it’s clear that Jesuit’s star-studded trio of Tanner Tropio, Kasin Pendergrass Anderson…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset sophomore Charlie Stark beat Southridge top singles player Joaquin Sabarots 6-3, 6-4 on Friday.
Apr 28, 2016

Li, Lee team up late for Sunset, star versus Southridge

by Matt Singledecker
Jerrick Li looked like your normal weekend warrior, chasing down balls on the back line and returning volleys at Sunset High School’s tennis courts. Cloaked in a blue, black and white striped…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview freshman Jessica Ponce and the Wildcat girls golf team clinched the Metro League District Championship by placing second at the Wildcats match at Portland Golf Club on Monday.
Apr 28, 2016

Wildcats roar to Metro title

by Matt Singledecker
There’s a rite of passage that almost all youthful teams suffer through. The burgeoning squad shows signs of big-time promise, beating a couple contenders along the way, exhibiting traits of a…
Apr 28, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
It’s fascinating how the smallest of sparks can kindle the biggest of forest fires. As the Westview baseball team ran off the field after completing a ho-hum first two innings against…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior baseball players Kenyon Yovan and Donovan Baldocchi celebrate Keita Fabrega's two-run homer during the Wildcats' 21-3 rout over Southridge.
Apr 27, 2016

Wildcats rout Southridge with huge hitting outing

by Matt Singledecker
Westview baseball bashes the ball with 20 hits, 21 runs It’s fascinating how the smallest of sparks can kindle the biggest of forest fires. As the Westview baseball team ran off the field after…
COURTESY PHOTO JIM NEWTON - Emily Churchill connects for a home run during the second inning of her team's 10-9 Metro League win at Century High School on Monday afternoon.
Apr 26, 2016

Aloha softball beats Century 10-9 for first Metro League win

by Miles Vance
Lexi Wahlstrom gets the win and Emily Churchill hits a two-run homer It wasn't exactly picture perfect, but it was a win and that was close enough to perfect for the Aloha softball team on…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior relief pitcher Matt Young threw three innings and struck out five against Sunset to help the Crusaders sweep the Apollos 10-1
Apr 22, 2016

Jesuit breaks out the brooms, sweeps Sunset

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders jump Apollos early, cruise to big win Beating the same team three times in a season is difficult, let alone three straight games in three days. Frequent familiarity with the opponent…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - April 21, 2016
Apr 22, 2016

Athletes of the Week - April 21, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations John Arndorfer of Jesuit High School and Alyssa Foote of Aloha High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Anika Matsumoto tries to turn a double play during her team's 2-0 win over Southridge at Southridge High School on Thursday.
Apr 21, 2016

Beaverton softball team breaks through for 2-0 win over…

by Miles Vance
Both teams get great pitching performances, but the Beavers score twice in the sixth to win Thursday's Beaverton at Southridge softball game had extra innings written all over it. Both teams got…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview junior Nicole Kiley won the 100-meter hurdles against Aloha on April 13.
Apr 21, 2016

Aloha sweeps long distance events, takes down Westview

by Matt Singledecker
Warriors outdo Westview's team effort on the road They had to run a long way to do it, but Aloha’s long distance crew carried the day for the Warriors against Westview. In similar fashion to the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha senior Luis Torres won the 800 and 1,500 meter races against Westview on April 13 to help the Warriors beat the Wildcats at Westview High School.
Apr 21, 2016

Torres, Warrior long distance runners beat Wildcats

by Matt Singledecker
Senior hoping to close excellent career with a state berth Luis Torres has way of leaving a lasting impression on his Aloha boys track and field squad, and he wants to take the Warriors along…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Rachel Gore has weathered four severe knee injuries during her athletic career including three torn anterior crucial ligaments. Gore is running for the Wildcat track team this season and hopes to run in a Metro League District championship.
Apr 21, 2016

Gore fighting through adversity, finishing strong in senior year

by Matt Singledecker
Westview senior has endured four ACL injuries in four years Compared to what Westview’s Rachel Gore has endured over her athletic career, running the 400 meters is a walk in the park. Four torn…