BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS

Valiants take consecutive state titles in two different classifications It doesn’t matter...

Skyhawks maximize potential, reach second round

Skyhawks maximize potential, reach second round

The tears stung for a few minutes in West Salem’s bone-chilling setting on Friday night....

Skyhawk water polo fights, can't make it four straight

Skyhawk water polo fights, can't make it four straight

The mighty has fallen. Three-time defending state boys’ water polo champion Southridge came...

Jesuit, Tigard prepared for quarterfinal clash

Jesuit, Tigard prepared for quarterfinal clash

Prizefights such as Friday’s Jesuit-Tigard sure-to-be 15-round bout are normally saved for...

Sunset takes Tualatin to the brink, can't win it in PK's

Sunset takes Tualatin to the brink, can't win it in PK's

Cast aside in the preseason by the nonbelievers as being too reliant on youth, too callow, too...

Southridge volleyball punctuates season with tourney appearance

Southridge volleyball punctuates season with tourney appearance

As the Southridge volleyball team jogged onto the Liberty High School hardwood prior to their 6A...

Valley girls' soccer going back to the 'ship

Valley girls' soccer going back to the 'ship

For nearly 60 minutes on a cold and windy Tuesday night, the Valley Catholic girls’ soccer...

STATE VENGEANCE

STATE VENGEANCE

Jesuit avenges last year's disappointment, downs Central Catholic for 6A state title A...

Wildcats can't stop Lakeridge, bow out in 6A's first round

Wildcats can't stop Lakeridge, bow out in 6A's first round

What if you knew that with 10:22 to go in the second quarter, Westview would be up on Lakeridge...

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD  - Sunset senior defensive end Tyler Boohm sacks Tigard senior quarterback JT Greenough during the Apollos second round loss to Tigard on Friday.
November 20, 2014

Apollos battle to the very end against Tigard

by Dan Brood
TIGARD — The challenge certainly was daunting. But the Sunset High School football team wasn’t about to back down from it. The early deficit very well could have been demoralizing. But not to…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview senior quarterback Austin Brisbee won his second straight Metro Player of the Year award after throwing for 34 touchdowns and more than 3,000 yards.
November 20, 2014

Brisbee garners second Metro MVP award

by Matt Singledecker
Two years ago, Austin Brisbee was a sophomore superstar on Westview’s JV team, learning the Wildcats’ no-rest, no-letup offensive, patiently biding his time to shine on the varsity level. Two…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit's Jordan Happle caught three touchdowns in the second quarter against Gresham to help the Crusaders cruise past the Gophers in the first round of the playoffs.
November 13, 2014

Restic, Happle, Talley gouge Gophers in first round win

by Jeff Smith
The Gresham defense may have been seeing Eric Restic, Jordan Happle and Jason Talley in its collective nightmares last weekend after the trio combined for all six of Jesuit’s touchdowns in the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Valley Catholic forward Ella Turkot (left) stretches to block the pass of Gladstone defender Mikaela Simac (right) during the first half of the Valiants 2-1 victory over Gladstone OSAA 4A Soccer Championships semi-final match at the Valley Catholic field in Beaverton, Oregon.
November 13, 2014

Valiant girls' soccer floors Philomath in quarters

by Jeff Smith
Last season, Valley Catholic’s girls’ soccer team captured the OSSA Class 3A state championship. Following a jump to Class 4A this year, the Valiants have not skipped a beat and were just two…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Dylan Ruesch and Henry Rocker celebrate Rueschs goal in the second half of the Crusaders 2-0 second round win over Sunset last week.
November 13, 2014

Crusaders clean out Apollos, onto quarters

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit stays away from playoff mayhem When the heat of battle came to a boiling point between two Metro rivals, the champs kept a cool head. In a game that was more rugby match than a…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior middle blocker Chanel Richardson tries to block a West Albany shot in the second set of the Apollos loss to the Bulldogs on Friday.
November 13, 2014

Apollos' strong finish could mean big things in '15

by Matt Singledecker
The stage was far from too grand for the greenest team at the 6A state volleyball tournament. Sunset — a squad that starts four sophomores and utilizes parcels of underclassmen — cemented a…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit junior Chris Arpan's header goal in the first half gave the Crusaders a 1-0 lead over Clackamas and helped send Jesuit to the semifinals against Central Catholic.
November 13, 2014

Jesuit jumps past Clackamas, readies for state-title rematch

by Matt Singledecker
Chris Arpan’s first aerial vault into the air to head Essam Nicola’s free kick sailed high. His second spring and subsequent header hit the near post. The 6-foot-4 forward, who’s affectionately…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior Alex Bibo and sophomore Sydney McRae celebrate Bibos second goal of the game in the 6A state quarterfinals against Lincoln on Saturday.
November 13, 2014

Bibo's hat trick sends Sunset to semis

by Matt Singledecker
Senior forward scores twice in second half Alex Bibo wasn't ready to see the curtain dropped on her senior season just yet. Instead, thanks to the Sunset forward's hat trick against Lincoln in…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Jesuit volleyball team celebrates its sweep of McNary in the 6A state quarterfinals on Friday.
November 13, 2014

Crusader volleyball mashes McNary in 6A quarterfinals

by Matt Singledecker
The journey to a Crusader state championship commenced with a deafening first step. Mashing spikes at McNary, defending like demons and playing with an enlightened mindset of letting the past…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - The Westview girls' soccer team consoles senior Reed Richardson after the Wildcats loss in penalty kicks to Tualatin on Saturday.
November 13, 2014

Wildcats push champs to the limit

by Dan Brood
Westview tipped by Tualatin in penalty-kick shootout TUALATIN — So close. So very, very, very close. The Westview High School girls' soccer team pushed the defending state champion and…

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Westview girls soccer team celebrates Monet Kunzs second half score in the first round of the 6A state playoffs on Saturday.
Nov 06, 2014

Wildcats run away from West Linn with second-half surge

by Matt Singledecker
The instant Westview reacclimated itself to the unfriendly physicality of postseason play, West Linn was all but polished off. Pining for improved offensive pace and cleaner runs in Lion…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Sunset volleyball clinched a berth in the 6A state tournament by beating Roseburg in five sets on Saturday.
Nov 06, 2014

Sunset summons strength, runs past Roseburg to state

by Matt Singledecker
Apollos pull out fifth set to clinch state berth As the beaming Sunset volleyball team streamed out of head coach Lad Salness' classroom, still stunned, still stoked from clinching a state…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior forward Maddie Kincaid clips a shot past a North Medford defender in the first half of the Crusaders 1-0 loss in the second round of the 6A playoffs.
Nov 06, 2014

Crusader girls' soccer taken out by Black Tornado

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit gives up late second half goal in 6A's second round One play is all it takes to derail a dream in the playoffs. It can be a single snapshot in time, a few fleeting seconds of letup and…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge senior Matt Braun said the Skyhawsk have fully embraced new water polo head coach Lauren Pond, who took over the Skyhawks this season after coaching successfully at the club level in Oregon and California.
Nov 06, 2014

Pond excited to pilot loaded Skyhawks' water polo

by Matt Singledecker
Rookie head coach hopes to help Southridge get four Lauren Pond has been handed the keys to the Southridge boys' water polo team, a well-oiled, red and gold Bugatti that's swum circles around…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit junior Jason Talley ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns against Beaverton to help the Crusaders cruise to a 49-13 win on Friday night. With the victory, Jesuit clinched its second straight Metro title.
Nov 06, 2014

Crusaders' Smash-and-Dash dominate Beavers

by Matt Singledecker
The self-described Smash-and-Dash duo is 100 percent healthy and running behind an impelling offensive line. Jesuit’s rushing attack is running full steam ahead, clicking in tandem and poised to…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Elise Krippaehne, Grace Massey and Kathryn Decker celebrate the Crusaders three-game sweep of St. Marys on Oct. 29. The Crusaders take on McNary in the 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
Nov 06, 2014

Jesuit cruises to tourney, with eye on state crown

by Matt Singledecker
Ironically enough, each of the seven state tournament contenders gunning for the famed favorite — the team that just had all eight of its regular-rotation players picked to the first-team,…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset sophomore Riley Prillwitz pushes past a Lake Oswego defender in the second half of the Apollos 1-0 win over Lake Oswego on Saturday.
Nov 06, 2014

Stavig, Skiba step up, send Sunset onward

by Matt Singledecker
Apollo defense does the job against LO for first-round win Sunset took the postseason's “survive-and-advance” mantra to the maximum on Saturday. But, when the time called for it, the hungry…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge outside hitter Sofia Basauri and the Skyhawks celebrate their state tournament-clinching win over Sprague on Saturday. The Skyhawks will play in the 6A state tourney for the first time in school history.
Nov 06, 2014

Skyhawk volleyball makes school history

by Matt Singledecker
In the upper lefthand corner of “The Cage” hangs a long, red, black and yellow flag honoring all of Southridge’s state-placing, state tournament-qualifying teams since the school’s inception.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Southridge's Nica Loo and the Southridge volleyball team celebrate a point during their sweep over Tualatin.
Nov 06, 2014

Determined Southridge sweeps Tualatin

by Dan Brood
The Skyhawks have to rally, twice, to get the playoff win BEAVERTON — Sure, the Southridge High School volleyball team swept Tualatin in a Class 6A state playoff first-round match. But that's…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior Maddie Kincaid scored two goals against Sheldon to send the Crusaders to the second round.
Nov 08, 2014

Crusader girls' soccer advances to second round

by Jeff Smith
As Jesuit’s Maddie Kincaid was looking out over the field 45 minutes before the Crusaders opening round 2014 OSAA Women’s Soccer State playoff match against visiting Sheldon last Saturday, she…



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