Ready and set for football

Ready and set for football

Incoming junior figures to play big role for Scappoose There are few better examples of a passion...

Scott Archer steps down as head head coach of St. Helens boys' basketball

Scott Archer steps down as head head coach of St. Helens boys' basketball

The boys' basketball program in St. Helens will once again be without a head coach after Scott...

St. Helens junior battles to return from head injury

St. Helens junior battles to return from head injury

Cody Haag's story is the reason why schools take precautions In this digital age, danger of...

Scappoose goes young in choice for soccer coach

Scappoose goes young in choice for soccer coach

Rebekah Kurle hired to lead Scappoose girl's soccer On a Saturday in early November of last fall,...


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TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior running back Jason Talley ran for 209 yards and two touchdowns against Central Catholic.
September 05, 2015

Friday's top five: A look back at five huge season-opening high…

by Miles Vance
Oregon high school football hit the ground running on Friday night. Well, running and passing and tackling and kicking and ... Among the 19 games covered by Community Newspapers sports editors,…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - A large group of onlookers stuck around after the match for the Maye-Strawn Memorial Trophy presentation, a group high school head coach Simon Date said was a testiment to the program's success.
August 20, 2015

St. Helens girls soccer wins inaugural May-Strawn Memorial…

by John William Howard
The St. Helens girls alumni soccer game isn't exactly a new tradition, but for a pair of families and those who are close to them, last Thursday was a special evening. The program has held an…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - FC Columbia County U14 coach Darren Irwin sits with his team after practice on Tuesday, just a few minutes removed from making good on a bet he'd made back in June.
August 20, 2015

Club soccer coach waxes legs after losing bet with team

by John William Howard
Darren Irwin challenged his U14 girls to win their division of the Mt. Hood Challenge, and ended up paying the price If there is one thing Darren Irwin learned last weekend, it was to never make…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Central Catholic High senior Brady Breeze and the Rams will chase a third consecutive Class 6A  championship in 2015.
August 17, 2015

Check out our new 'PREP FOOTBALL' tab

by Miles Vance
The new feature will allow web readers to see all our coverage of high school football There hasn’t been one kickoff yet. Not one pass thrown, tackle made or helmet knocked against another in…
August 14, 2015

River City Speedway to host 'fan appreciation night' on Aug. 15

by John William Howard
Fans can see races for $25 "per carload" The Columbia County Racing Association will hold a “fan appreciation” night on Saturday Aug. 15 at River City Speedway, one of a handful of special…
August 14, 2015

Fall practices just around the corner

by John William Howard
Full practices set to begin Aug. 17 Though many teams have been working out throughout the summer, fall practices may officially begin on Monday, Aug. 17. For football practices, players can…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose resident Frank Weber, 91, wears all four of his gold medals won at the 2015 Washington State Senior Games on July 25. Weber's home is a treasure trove of Navy artifacts, where decades of naval history and 10 years of athletic success at senior games both local and national run together.
July 31, 2015

Scappoose's Golden Boy

by John William Howard
Frank Weber wins four golds at Washington Senior Games When most people choose to pick up a sport later in life, the reason is usually to stay in shape and keep up their health. Seniors play…
July 31, 2015

Club soccer season closes for local exports

by John William Howard
The message seems to be clear: the only way to stop a handful of Columbia County standouts from scoring is to drive the bus up on to the pitch and park it firmly across the face of the goal.…
July 27, 2015

Oregon Breeze out-hit, fall from Nationals competition

by John William Howard
Scappoose's Hannah Galey finishes with 15 hits, 3 home runs A brilliant run through the state and national tournaments came to an abrupt end for the Oregon Breeze at the ASA 16U National…
July 27, 2015

NW Blaze survive seven elimination games, make national final…

by John William Howard
NW Blaze knocked out two games short of final 4th out of 53 teams #ASANationals #holdingbacktears pic.twitter.com/56RdqabLuI— NW Blaze Softball (@NWBlazeSoftball) July 25, 2015 NW Blaze had…

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Aug 20, 2015

Fan appreciation night draws big crowd at River City Speedway

by John William Howard
More than 1,000 people were on hand for last Saturday's fan appreciation night at River City Speedway as four racers came away with their first wins of the 2015 summer season. Just four weekends…
Aug 20, 2015

Anderson, Mayo make impacts for Carolina in preseason opener

by John William Howard
Not one but two former Scappoose football players made meaningful impacts in the NFL last weekend in the preseason opener for the Carolina Panthers. Eleventh-year veteran quarterback Derek…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - 2015 Columbia County Rodeo Queen Ashley Lanphear carries the American flag into the arena during opening ceremonies on Friday, July 24 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
Jul 23, 2015

Rodeo brings American west to St. Helens

by John William Howard
Curt Robinson, rodeo announcer, has wealth of experience For many who sat in the stands for last weekend’s Columbia County Rodeo (RESULTS), the event is an annual chance to step out of daily…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Jacob Stacy throws himself into action during steer wrestling. Stacy, who won the all-around cowboy award and won the event last year, finished fourth in steer wrestling and second in saddle bronc riding.
Jul 23, 2015

Records broken at centennial rodeo

by John William Howard
Saddle bronc riding, breakaway roping records reset Last Friday and Saturday, 252 competitors battled for $31,766.25 in winnings at the Columbia County Rodeo, drawing a full house for the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Sage Harrison (right) jumps on to home plate after hitting a grand slam for Oregon Breeze at the ASA 16U Gold National Championships in Salem on Wednesday afternoon. Oregon Breeze has blown through competition over the last few weeks, and see themselves as condenders for the national finals on Saturday, July 25.
Jul 23, 2015

Oregon Breeze storm to win in nationals opener

by John William Howard
Scappoose's Sage Harrison knocks grand slam, Breeze win 13-2 If things continue the way they’ve been going over the last several weeks, Oregon Breeze’s offensive hurricane is set to make…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens graduates Mariah Mulcahy (orange hat) and Michelle Sass (12) look on as one of their teammates scores on Wednesday, July 22 in the first game of competition at ASA 18U Gold Nationals. Oregon Blaze won their first game, but lost their second on Wednesday and moved to the losers bracket.
Jul 23, 2015

NW Blaze knocked from winners bracket at nationals

by John William Howard
Road to national finals is long, but possible The toughest news for Northwest Blaze at the ASA 18U national championships wasn’t their loss to American Pastime on Wednesday afternoon, it came…
FILE PHOTO - Lucy Davidson dribbled between two La Salle defenders during the 4A semifinals in 2013. Scappoose won the state title that fall, the first season with head coach Nicholas Heffernan, but are again without a head coach this summer.
Jul 17, 2015

A month away from practices, Scappoose girls' soccer still…

by John William Howard
Practices can begin on Aug. 17 For those girls planning to play soccer for Scappoose High School in the fall, the last six months must have been an uncomfortable roller coaster. Once again,…
Jul 17, 2015

Tribe summer baseball on bubble for playoffs

by John William Howard
In a strangely poetic way, Scappoose's summer league baseball squad will once again have to run through Gladstone in order to advance in the postseason. This time, though, they'll have to win in…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Oregon Breeze, which includes three players from Scappoose, and one each from St. Helens and Banks, blew their way through the competition to win the ASA 16U state title last weekend. Jessie Dykes, Hannah Galey and Kendal Bailey play for Scappoose. Abby Austin plays for St. Helens, and Mary Schorn played for Banks last season.
Jul 16, 2015

ASA softball: Local girls win state, head for nationals

by John William Howard
Five local softball players team up to win ASA 16U state title Five local softball talents, playing for the Oregon Breeze, won the ASA 16U championship last Sunday in Medford, but in a way…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Bret Couch lets out a yell in support of his teammates during the game against St. Helens on July 12. Scappoose rallied from a 6-1 deficit to force a second championship game, which they were able to win 9-8 in extra innings.
Jul 16, 2015

Scappoose Juniors rally for state tournament berth

by John William Howard
Juniors state tournament in Scappoose beginning July 18 For the first two games of the Little League Juniors district tournament, St. Helens looked like the class of the three-team tilt. They…