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Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES
 - Pacific wideout Nathan Suyematsu (13) goes one-on-one in the open field against Linfield defensive back Jordan Giza during Saturday's Northwest Conference regular-season finale.
November 19, 2014

Boxers stymied by Linfield

by Amanda Miles
Wildcats snag a berth in the Division III football playoffs with a 59-0 drubbing of Pacific in the NWC regular-season finale MCMINNVILLE — At the end of a season that reached glorious and…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KENT FRASURE - Forest Grove quarterback Taylor Jensen (3) and offensive lineman Ben Godfrey (66) were both named to the Greater Valley Conference all-star team this season, and both will return to bolstar the Vikings in 2015.
November 19, 2014

Six Vikings earn all-conference football honors

by Amanda Miles
For their outstanding play this season, six members of the Forest Grove football team have been named to the Greater Valley Conference all-league squad. The all-star team was released toward the…
November 19, 2014

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Shipley misses out on bid to nationals For the third straight year, Tyler Shipley earned All-West Region honors to lead the Pacific cross-country team at the NCAA West Regional Championships,…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks junior running back Donny McClean was recently named to the Cowapa League all-star team after rushing for 997 yeards this year.
November 19, 2014

Braves rewarded for outstanding season

by Zack Palmer
Eight Banks football players selected for league all-star team Banks had a tumultuous football season, filled with countless highs and lows, but last week was an unquestionably high point when…
November 19, 2014

Linfield football player fatally stabbed after game

by Amanda Miles
Saturday’s showdown for Northwest Conference football supremacy took an unexpectedly tragic turn after a Linfield College player was stabbed to death in McMinnville later the same night. Parker…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: ZACK PALMER - Banks junior MaKenna Partain hits between the block of Sisters' Brenna Weems (10) and Hawley Harrer (3) during Saturday's state finals.
November 12, 2014

Outlaws snuff Banks' title bid

by Zack Palmer
Sisters rides its dominant front line to a three-set win over Banks in the state volleyball finals EUGENE — Oh so close, yet again. For the second time in the last five years, Banks played its…
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 - Banks junior Cassie Streblow (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in Saturday's state playoff game against Cascade.
November 12, 2014

Braves pull playoff stunner

by Amanda Miles
Banks girls knock off No. 2 Molalla in a first-round state playoff matchup After making the Class 4A girls soccer state playoff field for the first time earlier this month, Banks decided it…
November 12, 2014

Runner-up finish is still an outstanding outcome for Braves

by Zack Palmer
The column you’re reading right now wasn’t supposed to be here. No, this space was reserved for an ad congratulating the Banks volleyball team on winning a state championship, but when the…
November 12, 2014

Cascade kicks late field goal to beat Braves

by Zack Palmer
Cougars edge Banks with a 40-yard kick as the clock expires Banks and Cascade played an old-school, smashmouth football game on Friday night in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.…
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 - Pacific defensive lineman Jeff Bajema (35) celebrates on Saturday after recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against Willamette.
November 12, 2014

Boxers clinch share of regular-season title

by Amanda Miles
Pacific whips Willamette to set up a showdown against No. 10 Linfield Opportunities like this do not come every day. The Pacific football team entered Saturday’s Senior Day contest against No.…

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Nov 12, 2014

Freshman steals limelight with game-winning goal

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On a night when seniors were honored for their four-year careers with the Pacific men’s soccer program, it was freshman Matt Kimball who stole the spotlight with a volleyed overtime goal to net…
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 - Forest Grove soccer players celebrate in a dog pile last Tuesday after knocking off Wilson to earn the program's first state quarterfinal bid.
Nov 12, 2014

Forest Grove earns first-ever quarterfinal bid

by Amanda Miles
Vikings defeat Wilson on penalty kicks in the second round of the state playoffs There’s nothing quite like pulling off the unexpected. Except for, maybe, doing it twice. The Forest Grove girls…
Nov 05, 2014

Forest Grove upends No. 2 South Medford in postseason

by Amanda Miles
Lady Vikings score a huge upset win in girls soccer playoffs Perhaps this was not quite the mother of all upsets, but it was an awfully big one. On Saturday afternoon, Forest Grove opened up the…
Nov 05, 2014

Forest Grove gets two top-20 performances

by Zack Palmer
Rubi Vergara-Grindell and Seth Berdahl both run top times at the 6A state meet EUGENE — Forest Grove seems to be snake-bitten when it comes to the state cross-country meet. For the second year…
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 - Banks junior Megan Bunn rips a kill past Junction City's Caitlin Victor during Saturday's first round Class 4A state playoff match.
Nov 05, 2014

Banks headed back to state tournament

by Amanda Miles
Braves blast Junction City to punch their ticket to the state volleyball tournament This is the week that Banks has been waiting for. As they have so often this season, the Braves rolled over a…
Forest Grove forward David Torres (20) fights for possession of the ball with David Douglas' Hernan Hermosillo in Saturday's Class 6A state playoff opener. The Vikings lost 4-0 to end their season at 8-7-1.
Nov 05, 2014

Forest Grove's season ends with state playoff loss to Scots

by Amanda Miles
Viks fall to No. 7-ranked David Douglas in opening round of boys soccer playoffs PORTLAND — Looks like the Forest Grove boys soccer team needs a bit of a refill on its playoff magic. Each of the…
Nov 05, 2014

Boxers one win away from NWC championship

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Pacific can clinch a share of league title with a win this week staff report The News-Times Jakob Lawrence scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass on Pacific’s first offensive play in overtime…
Nov 05, 2014

Vikings wrap up football seasonwith thrilling win over Grizzlies

by Zack Palmer
Forest Grove rallies in the fourth quarter to beat McMinnville What better way to close out the football season than with a scintillating come-from-behind victory over a bitter rival in front of…
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 - Banks junior running back Donny McClean runs through an arm tackle during last Friday's Class 4A play-in game against Seaside.
Nov 05, 2014

Braves overwhelm Seaside

by Zack Palmer
Banks shuts out Seaside 21-0 to earn a berth in the state football playoffs Banks may have discovered its recipe for postseason success. The Braves’ running game roared to life and the defense…
Oct 29, 2014

Braves clinch second place, play-in game versus Seaside

by Zack Palmer
Banks tops Astoria in regular season finale and locks up second With a Cowapa League football championship off the table, the best Banks could do on a wet and miserable Friday night was beat…



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