Lions boys' basketball can start first win streak in three years

Lions boys' basketball can start first win streak in three years

St. Helens falls at No. 5 Scappoose in Seven-Mile War, wins at North Salem and will host Bend on...

North Marion is No. 5 Indians boys' basketball's next test

North Marion is No. 5 Indians boys' basketball's next test

Scappoose opened with a 62-42 Seven-Mile War win over St. Helens

Allen's last-second takedown wins 145-pound championship at Tillamook Country Smoker

Allen's last-second takedown wins 145-pound championship at Tillamook Country Smoker

Lions take sixth Haidon Allen had to think fast, so he went up and over. With time running out...

Eggers and Jones emerge as early District 1 wrestling championship contenders

Eggers and Jones emerge as early District 1 wrestling championship contenders

Juniors surge to second at Ranger Classic, Indians take fourth


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DAN BROOD: THE TIMES - Tualatin seniors Cam Osborn (left) and Nathan Senger jump up to celebrate following the Wolves' 52-49 win over rival Tigard in 2016.
December 09, 2016

High school basketball gets rolling for Dec. 9 games

by Miles Vance
Pamplin Media Group kicks off its winter season coverage by hitting 11 games on Friday
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Greg Gadbois, a long-time Lions assistant wrestling coach, is filling in as head coach this season.
December 08, 2016

Gadbois steps in as Lions' interim wrestling coach

by Jake McNeal
Eight-year assistant coach will lend his expertise as Joe Mauck completes St. Helens High construction projects
PHOTO CREDIT: LADY LIONS HOOPS CLUB - The Indians can rebound from a 57-41 Seven-Mile War loss in St. Helens with a home win over North Marion on Friday.
December 08, 2016

Indians girls' basketball returns home for three-game stretch

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose looks to beat North Marion after Seven-Mile War road loss in season opener


PHOTO CREDIT: LADY LIONS HOOPS CLUB - Lions junior post Kaylee Wegner (21) shoots in St. Helens' 36-35 win at Class 6A Madison on Tuesday in Portland.
December 08, 2016

Lions girls' basketball gets defensive for best start in eight…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens beats Scappoose at home, falls to visiting No. 9 Central, survives at Madison and will play at No. 5 Bend on Friday
PHOTO CREDIT: MARY WEST - Dan West, pictured from left with his eldest son Jacob, his daughter Sara, his wife Mary and his younger son Corey, begins his final season as St. Helens High's public address man.
December 07, 2016

LAST CALL: Dan West will announce his final Lions winter season

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens native begins eighth year of entertaining players and fans
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December 06, 2016

Krueger wins girls' 200-yard freestyle at Tillamook Invitational

by Jake McNeal
29 Indians set personal bests as boys swim to third
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Haidon Allen (left) and Colton Beisley (right) are senior Class 5A state championship contenders at 138 and 182 pounds.
December 01, 2016

Lions wrestling will shoot for Class 5A championships

by Jake McNeal
Allen, Beisley and Olmedo are all-state seniors It's no stretch of the imagination to believe that the Lions could win their next individual Class 5A state championship this winter. Haidon…
PAMPLIN MEDIA FILE PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Tyler Cooper (pictured, left) returns from second at Class 4A state and, with fellow senior Colton Bush, will lead his newer teammates.
December 01, 2016

Cooper and Bush can lead Indians to 23rd state meet in a row

by Jake McNeal
Cooper went second in Class 4A last year as Scappoose tied Mazama for 14th; Bush took third in District 1 Tyler Cooper and Colton Bush are the Indians' veteran challengers. The seniors, back…
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Gina Harrington begins her second year as the Lions boys' and girls' swimming coach.
December 01, 2016

Lions' Howard, Parkhurst will swim for Northwest Oregon…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens boys and girls both went fourth in conference last year, missed state
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Kaylee Wegner (21) is a junior post back to help lead the Lions.
November 30, 2016

Lions girls' basketball ready to run in Seven-Mile War

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens looks for first state Class 5A state play-in appearance in four years but outran Indians last season The Lions' new paint presence can take them a long way. St. Helens, usually on the…

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SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Austin Sharp (far left) and junior Justin Melling (far right), pictured with 2016 graduates Trace Sweeney (inside left) and Matthew Kulp (inside right), are back after a controversial false start penalty waved off their new boys' school 200-yard freestyle relay record of 1 minute, 40.23 seconds at the Class 4A state championships in February.
Nov 30, 2016

Sharp and Melling are back to chase Indians boys' swimming's…

by Jake McNeal
Senior and junior helped to accomplish the feat at Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state, but team was disqualified with alleged false start It's a clear incentive for Austin Sharp and Justin Melling this…
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Kaylie Kopra leads the Indians in their quest for their first Class 4A state play-in appearance in three years.
Nov 29, 2016

Indians girls' basketball will begin renaissance on the road in…

by Jake McNeal
Nine players are back with new coach Girres to make noise in Cowapa League Hunter Dost and Kaylie Kopra are a guard-center tandem that can turn heads. The Indians seniors (5-foot-6 and a…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Jacob Falk (50) and the Lions will try to get back to winning ways after winning nine games in the last three years.
Dec 02, 2016

Lions boys' basketball can start upward trend on the road in…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens is 9-61 overall in the last three years but is ready to turn it around Is this the year the Lions get back to a play-in? St. Helens is 9-61 overall and 11-48 in the Northwest Oregon…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - First-year Indians coach Weston Powers and Tanner Kramer can help drive the Indians back to Class 4A state for the fifth year in a row.
Nov 28, 2016

New-look Indians boys' basketball will open with Seven-Mile War

by Jake McNeal
Six players return with first-year coach Powers, look to make state for the fifth year in a row Weston Powers is in the right place at the right time. The new Indians head coach will begin his…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Jake Meisen and the Lions will try to beat Clackamas today and win a second straight berth in the Class 6A state championship game. West Linn and Clackamas meet at 4 p.m. today at Providence Park.
Nov 25, 2016

A look back at how we got to today's Class 6A football semifinals

by Miles Vance
Quarterfinal winners included Tigard, Clackamas, West Linn and Central Catholic
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: DAVID BALL - St. Helens High graduate D.J. Shaw, left, created Cascade Athletic Club's basketball academy with Gresham High alum Steffen Harvey.
Nov 25, 2016

Shaw, Harvey teach hoops at Cascade Athletic Club

by David Ball
St. Helens graduate and Gresham alumnus train youths to international pros Josh Jackson of Serie A's Juvecaserta (Italy) saves his toughest workout for last: A drill that dares him to drain…
PHOTO CREDIT: DEBBIE HUMPHREY - Indians juniors John Kavulich and Linnaea Kavulich ran to respective 49th- and 63rd-place finishes at the 18th Nike BorderClash on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton.
Nov 25, 2016

John and Linnaea Kavulich are Indians cross country's stars at…

by Jake McNeal
John and Linnaea Kavulich went head-to-head with the best in the Northwest. The Scappoose High juniors ran to respective 49th and 63rd in the boys' and girls' races at the 18th Nike BorderClash…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN  - Wilsonville running back Trevor Antonson scampers toward the sideline on a pass play.
Nov 21, 2016

Week 12's top five: A look back at the five biggest football…

by Miles Vance
Class 6A winners include West Linn, Clackamas, Tigard and Central Catholic
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior linebacker Justin Lyons puts his arms in the air following the Tigers' 27-0 win over Sheldonon Friday in the Class 6A state quarterfinals.
Nov 19, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week 12 of the 2016 high school…

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A state quarterfinals yielded some amazing results and photos
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Ethan Gallant (No. 54) points downfield after Michael Abraham's fumble recovery at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit High School in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Friday night.
Nov 18, 2016

Week 12 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Upsets by Tigard and Central Catholic highlight the Friday results