Softball: Scappoose splits showdown with top-ranked Banks

Softball: Scappoose splits showdown with top-ranked Banks

Sage Harrison homers three times, bats home six runs Friday's doubleheader had nearly everything...

Baseball: St. Helens sweeps Parkrose doubleheader

Baseball: St. Helens sweeps Parkrose doubleheader

Lions get offense on track in second game It might have taken St. Helens a little while to rub...

Baseball: Indians win on Millar's walk-off single

Baseball: Indians win on Millar's walk-off single

Scappoose moves to 4-0 in league The Indians (9-3, 4-0 Cowapa) waited until the last possible...

Baseball: Late-game magic lifts Indians past Banks

Baseball: Late-game magic lifts Indians past Banks

Holmason hits a two-RBI single in the top of the seventh Scappoose completed a sweep of their...

Softball: St. Helens tops Wilsonville 7-1

Softball: St. Helens tops Wilsonville 7-1

Lions move to 4-0 in NW Oregon Conference play Their shutout streak might have finally been...


Columbia County's Sports

April 18, 2015

Softball: No gaps for St. Helens as Lions fall to Sandy

by John William Howard
St. Helens falls to 4-1 in league play, still tied for first St. Helens came in to Friday's showdown with Sandy hoping to continue their trend of playing the Pioneers well when the weather was…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens' Bryce Mulcahy steps on to home plate as part of a first-inning offensive burst to give the Lions a 3-0 lead.
April 17, 2015

Baseball: Lions weather storm, rally past Milwaukie

by John William Howard
St. Helens scores seven unanswered runs to beat Mustangs All season long, the St. Helens baseball coaching staff knew the team was strong in two areas — pitching and defense. The problem didn't…
April 17, 2015

Baseball: Indians off to first 3-0 league start since title…

by John William Howard
Scappoose scores 15 unanswered runs to beat Valley Catholic By the time Scappoose senior Robby Backus trotted into the shade of the visiting dugout at Valley Catholic High School, the damage had…
April 16, 2015

Softball: Scappoose on historic offensive streak

by John William Howard
Indians rally back to blow out Tillamook 12-3 With one league game in the bag and arguably the biggest double header of the year on the horizon, it's safe to say the bats couldn't have warmed up…
April 15, 2015

Track: St. Helens swept by Liberty

by John William Howard
Liberty got the upper hand in a dual meet with St. Helens on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Lion boys 90-55 and the Lion girls 100-45 at Liberty High School. The Falcons won each of the boys…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Asa Flanagan had a career day at the Lower Columbia Invitational on Saturday, April 11, taking second in the high jump and winning the triple jump.
April 14, 2015

Track: Asa Flanagan shines at Lower Columbia Invite

by John William Howard
Scappoose finishes behind Forest Grove in top-three finishes Even as a freshman and sophomore, the signs were clear: Scappoose's Asa Flanagan was bound to be a special asset for the program in…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Eleanor Jones, flanked by fellow Indian Mackenzie Ela and Astoria's Victoria Kee, reaches for the finish line in the final of the girls 100 meter hurdles at the Lower Columbia Invitational on Saturday, April 11.
April 14, 2015

Girls track: Astoria, Scappoose lead Lower Columbia Invitational

by John William Howard
Linnaea Kavulich, Eleanor Jones come up with first-place finishes It seems the Scappoose girls will have their hands full in the Cowapa League this season after the Indians met Astoria for the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens sophomore Ashley Perry clears a hurdle near the end of her preliminary heat of the 300 meter hurdles at the Lower Columbia Invitational on Saturday, April 11.
April 14, 2015

Track: Young St. Helens track team improves at Lower Columbia

by John William Howard
Myles Terry, Josie Hannah break into top-two For the second time in as many tries, the weather dumped on the St. Helens track just in time for the athletes to get soaked before beginning…
April 14, 2015

Golf: Scappoose boys get comfortable at Quail Valley

by John William Howard
Tribe boys take second behind 6A Clackamas at Banks invite The reigning Class 4A state champions might not have been in attendance at the Banks Invitational on April 13, but the Scappoose boys…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Cody Erhardt, who plays football and wrestles at Scappoose High School, takes part in a drill during rugby practice on Wednesday, April 8. Erhardt is the backs captain for the Operators.
April 10, 2015

Rugby: A hooligan game played by gentlemen

by John William Howard
Operators coach Spencer Jones comes full circle after seven-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps., instills life lessons in kids Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, a handful of…

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Apr 10, 2015

Baseball: Lions continue solid pitching with dispatch of…

by John William Howard
Jake Shirley, Bryce Mulcahy combine in 3-0 shutout Nine games into the 2015 season, the picture is beginning to get a little clearer: St. Helens may just have the best pitching and defensive…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Allison Wedgeworth slides into home in the bottom of the third inning to put the Indians on top of Corbett 7-0. The Cardinals came into the game ranked sixth in the state with an 11-1 record.
Apr 10, 2015

Softball: Indians take care of No. 6 Corbett

by John William Howard
Scappoose gets 14 hits, jumps on seven Corbett errors Friday's softball contest was billed as a clash of top-ten teams as Scappoose and Corbett battled in the final non-league showdown for both…
Apr 10, 2015

Softball: St. Helens picks up third-straight league shutout,…

by John William Howard
Freshman Abby Austin pitches a three-hitter in 11-0 win Added flexibility and a deeper roster on the pitching staff has been a major asset for the St. Helens softball program this season,…
SPOTLIGHT ARCHIVES - St. Helens' Nora Burke (right) and Scappoose's Sherry Mattes (left) led the field in the high hurdles at the Lower Columbia Invitational meet on Saturday, April 29, 1995 in the 31st edition of the event.
Apr 10, 2015

Lower Columbia Invitational leaves behind a half-decade of…

by John William Howard
The Lower Columbia Invitational, held this year on April 11, is the oldest event of it's kind in the state of Oregon Former head coach Gerry Tinkle has seen plenty of things come and go in his…
Apr 10, 2015

Sports shorts and prep notebook for April 10

by John William Howard
Scappoose Hall of Fame this Saturday The Scappoose Athletics Department will induct the members of the 2015 Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 11. The reception begins at 6 p.m. in the foyer…
Apr 09, 2015

Softball: Scappoose blows out Clatskanie 22-3

by John William Howard
Indians score 21 runs in three innings Scappoose took advantage of 14 errors to score 21 runs in three innings in a 22-3 win over Clatskanie on Wednesday evening. The Indians (4-1) didn't take…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Mariah Mulcahy threw 25 strikeouts in combined victories over La Salle and Milwaukie in the first two NW Oregon Conference games of the year, including a perfect game on Wednesday evening.
Apr 08, 2015

Mulcahy throws perfect game in St. Helens win over Milwaukie

by John William Howard
Lions score eight in the first two innings, blow out Mustangs She'd come tantalizingly close before — a handful of one and two hitters, a walk or an error here or there — but never had St.…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Owen Fortney throws out a pitch late in the game on Tuesday afternoon against Banks. Fortney struck out nine batters and hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Apr 08, 2015

Baseball: Scappoose enters league play with win over Banks

by John William Howard
Fortney strikes out nine, homers in the sixth inning Through the first six-and-a-half innings, Scappoose found themselves locked in a battle with rival Banks, as each team found a way to answer…
Apr 08, 2015

Baseball: Lions fall in one-hit game to La Salle

by John William Howard
Bryce Mulcahy breaks up perfect game in sixth inning If the opening series of NW Oregon Conference play proves anything, it's that cupcakes will be few and far between for the remainder of the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Mariah Mulcahy directs her infield during the Lions' 1-0 win over La Salle on Tuesday. Mulcahy struck out 15 batters and scored the game-winning run, despite nursing an injury to her pitching hand.
Apr 07, 2015

Softball: Mariah Mulcahy dominates La Salle in return

by John William Howard
Mulcahy strikes out 15 batters, scores game-winner By the time they'd reached the bus to head back home, the La Salle softball team had to be wondering where on earth Mariah Mulcahy had come…