Team America takes two from St. Helens for baseball tour of Italy

Team America takes two from St. Helens for baseball tour of Italy

Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence on Italian itenerary for USA Baseball hopefuls Most kids spends...

Buckin' Crazy: Scappoose man badly injured, recovering from wild bull ride

Buckin' Crazy: Scappoose man badly injured, recovering from wild bull ride

Dave Weston picks up broken nose, ribs, punctured lung on July 19 When Scappoose resident Dave...

Cyndy Miller retires as St. Helens AD

Cyndy Miller retires as St. Helens AD

St. Helens has the tools, potential to become a force once again Legacies are often hard build...

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July 31, 2014

Indians take second in summer league baseball tournament

by John William Howard
Scappoose falls 10-2 to Gladstone in the championship game A fantastic summer league baseball season finally came to a close for Scappoose on July 27, falling in the championship game of the…
July 31, 2014

East-West Shrine game roster, Scappoose football dates,…

by The Spotlight
Five local athletes selected for All-Star football game The western team's roster in Oregon's 62nd annual East-West All-Star football game will be thick with local athletes. The match up, which…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Matthew Binam (294) of St. Helens leads Mason Iverson and Jaden Dey (126) in the novice race on July 19. Races of all ages come out to events, as well as use the McCormick Park track during the week.
July 25, 2014

Columbia River BMX continues growth, memorial race day

by John William Howard
Phil Barlow memorial race is this Saturday For several years in the late 2000s, the small patch of ground near the entrance of McCormick Park was nothing more than some oddly-shaped bumps in the…
July 25, 2014

NICH|SOCCER club looks to supplement growing soccer culture

by John William Howard
Nicholas Heffernan's Aloha-based club gives local athletes extra options FC Columbia County is no longer the only soccer club in the area headed by an Englishman. Nicholas Heffernan, head girls'…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - CJ Rehkoph shares a laugh during summer league practice on Wednesday, July 16. Rehkoph has been part of a younger group that head coach Billy McKinney says shows promise.
July 18, 2014

Winning the uphill battle: St. Helens girls' basketball makes…

by John William Howard
The Lions' program has struggled in recent years, but head coach Billy McKinney believes they may have turned things around Stepping into the gymnasium at McBride Elementary in St. Helens on…
Game times are displayed to the right of each match up. The bracket will be updated as results come in.
July 18, 2014

Scappoose little league juniors head to state tournament

by John William Howard
Thanks to a 16-14 victory over St. Helens, the Scappoose juniors will play in the state championship tournament Now that little league action has wrapped up at the district tournament for local…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose graduate Andy Deuker (right) has been able to visit 18 different states and officiate matches from youth national championships to Pac-12 games, all the way to matches for the Portland Thorns.
July 18, 2014

Local grad makes national name as soccer referee

by John William Howard
Things have definitely changed in the last decade for 2003 Scappoose High School graduate Andy Deuker. Eleven years ago, he was playing with the high school boys' team on the field behind the…
by: EMILY FERGUSON - This is the Estonian superbowl - upwards of 30,000 singers, and an audience of 110,000 people. I'm somewhere near the middle, just in front of the orchestra.
July 18, 2014

European tour offers fresh perspective on USA sports

by John William Howard
We have quite a list of things to cherish and things to be proud of, and we don't know it until we step away Living my entire life almost exclusively inside the bounds of this great country,…
Scappoose student Marissa Harper didn't participate in dance this season, instead sitting out and waiting until the legal smoke had cleared. She faced positive and negative feedback along the way, but now it's all over -- Scappoose has settled the suit and removed the problematic policy.
June 20, 2014

Scappoose settles dance team lawsuit

by John William Howard
School district retracts policy, will pay 25,000 in legal fees to the ACLU Nearly six months after originally filing suit against Scappoose School District, the Harper family has finally found…
June 20, 2014

Registration deadlines nearing for fall youth sports

by John Howard
The fall sports seasons may seem months from the bright, warm days of June, but the deadlines to register for youth sports are drawing near. The Scappoose Soccer Club, which has teams from U5…

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Jun 20, 2014

Adult summer basketball league to start August 4

by John William Howard
It's a pretty common occurrence when it comes to an open gym: a smattering of guys show up on a fairly inconsistent basis. Everybody has their own interpretation of the rules, and it either…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Brisyn Maller of Scappoose looks for an easy layup on Wednesday afternoon at the annual Scappoose Youth Basketball Camp. Maller was one of 115 campers who received training in all facets of basketball.
Jun 19, 2014

Driveway drills: Scappoose youth basketball camp a major success

by John William Howard
Camp seeks to build a foundation so kids can improve on their own turf Back in his even more youthful days, Ethan Marcantonio remembers what it was like to look up to someone – literally. “I…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Carson Davison is one of three Tribe football players headed to the College of the Siskiyous in northern California.
Jun 13, 2014

College Bound! Local athletes head to the next level of…

by John William Howard
Don't see your name? Let us know, and we can add you to the list! Careers in athletics will invariably end for everyone at some point, but there are those whose work ethic, talent and skill are…
Jun 13, 2014

World Cup best seen in public

by John William Howard
The United States kicks off against Ghana on Monday at 3 p.m. Next week, a number of the bars in town will have a vastly different look about their clientele. They'll wear scarves in the middle…
FC Columbia County has already gotten a verbal committment from St. Helens High School to put artificial turf on the school's JV soccer field, highlighted in yellow. Turfing the varsity field to the south is also an option, should the grant money allow it, according to Simon Date, the club's director of coaching.
Jun 12, 2014

No surprise, club soccer on the rise in Columbia County

by John William Howard
Numbers and interest are on the rise, now the club has a solid shot at getting a turf field One major change stood out above the others to Simon Date as his young soccer club, FC Columbia…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Derek Anderson, former Scappoose High School and Oregon State University quarterback, gathers the 'blue team' around him and prepares a play during the annual Derek Anderson Football Camp on June 7. Anderson, now playing for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, said it's a great chance for the young kids to learn about football, and if nothing else, have an absolute blast.
Jun 12, 2014

Derek Anderson football camp inspires young stars

by John William Howard
More than 100 campers flock to see Derek Anderson, Sean Mannion and others Football players at the pee-wee level are used to the wobbly, slow-moving passes from their peers. The game is…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Tim Gosch speeds down the home straight during the second heat of the Sportsman Division, in which two-time defending champion Bud Russell has opened a sizable lead. Gosch won his heat, and sits in 17th place in the point standings.
Jun 06, 2014

Division standings shake up after week two at River City

by John William Howard
Bud Russell, Kylie Dorie, Greg Lane hold big leads Finally, after more than eight months of waiting, Cody Smith has another notch in his win column. Smith came away with the victory in the…
Jun 05, 2014

Year in Review: Seasons full of drama, great moments

by John William Howard
Great performances come down to combination of good kids and good coaches, who are the backbone and strength of any excellent program Looking back at the high school sports year, there are an…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Stevie Strawn rounds first after an error by Putnam in the top of the seventh. Strawn scored for the Lions in the inning, putting up one of two runs for St. Helens.
Jun 03, 2014

Softball: Too little, too late for Lions in state semifinal

by John William Howard
St. Helens rallies to score two in the top of the seventh, but can't get over the hump, falling 3-2 at the hands of Rex Putnam For a brief moment, it looked like the magic might have kicked in…