Girls basketball: Tupper leads St. Helens to thrilling win over Liberty

Girls basketball: Tupper leads St. Helens to thrilling win over Liberty

Rianne Tupper's three-pointer with 9.6 seconds left was the game-winner, part of a seven-point...

Scappoose girls soccer coach Nicholas Heffernan resigns

Scappoose girls soccer coach Nicholas Heffernan resigns

Heffernan led Scappoose to 2013 4A girls state title Scappoose girls soccer coach Nicholas...

Boys basketball: Indians down Hillsboro, continue torrid start

Boys basketball: Indians down Hillsboro, continue torrid start

Scappoose gets 17 points from Chase Johnson to beat Hillsboro 57-51 and move to 5-0 By the time...

Boys basketball: Sandy halts comeback bid, wins 58-56 heartbreaker over St. Helens

Boys basketball: Sandy halts comeback bid, wins 58-56 heartbreaker over St. Helens

Lions come from 14 down, but fall short in final seconds St. Helens got a huge game from senior...

Wrestling: Scappoose flattens Rainier  58-9 in home opener

Wrestling: Scappoose flattens Rainier 58-9 in home opener

Scappoose returned from a successful meet in La Grande and rolled over fellow Columbia County foe...

Jared Phillips steps down as St. Helens head football coach

Jared Phillips steps down as St. Helens head football coach

Phillips coached the Lions in the 2013 and 2014 seasons St. Helens head football coach Jared...

NFL: Anderson leads Carolina past Tampa Bay, may start against Browns

NFL: Anderson leads Carolina past Tampa Bay, may start against Browns

Anderson, Cleveland haven't met since 2009 Heading into the final two weeks of the 2014 NFL...

Girls basketball: St. Helens rally falls short, Lions lose to South Albany

Girls basketball: St. Helens rally falls short, Lions lose to South Albany

Rianne Tupper led the Lions with 21 points St. Helens had three forgettable stints in the third...

Boys basketball: St. Helens looks to change culture, mindset

Boys basketball: St. Helens looks to change culture, mindset

St. Helens improves from opener, but battling mindset and culture will be the biggest challenge...

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Photo Credit: FILE - Football players slosh through the mud during a home game at St. Helens High School in October. The grass field could be replaced with synthetic turf if the St. Helens School District is approved for a federal loan program.
December 19, 2014

SHSD to seek $2.5M in loans for turf field, technology

by Mark Miller
Voter approval not required for federal funding package A synthetic turf football field at St. Helens High School could become a reality, the superintendent of the St. Helens School District…
December 18, 2014

Wrestling: Terry picks up big win, St. Helens falls to Sandy

by John William Howard
Coming into the NW Oregon Conference opener between Sandy and St. Helens, there was one match up everybody wanted to see. They'd hit each other twice on the football field, but the rematch on…
December 18, 2014

Swimming: St. Helens dominates Parkrose

by John William Howard
St. Helens rolled to a dominant, sweeping victory in their first full meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon at the Eisenschmidt Pool. The Lion boys whipped Parkrose 111-27, while the girls had…
December 16, 2014

Girls basketball: Sandy rolls past St. Helens in final three…

by John William Howard
Pioneers out score St. Helens 66-28 after first quarter For the final few minutes of the first quarter, St. Helens appeared to have captured some special magic in a bottle. They'd turned a 4-0…
December 15, 2014

Boys basketball: Johnson's hot streak lifts Indians to 4-0 record

by John William Howard
Scappoose rolled past Salem Academy in the second half, winning 61-44 for their best start in eight seasons As opposing teams are beginning to learn, once Scappoose senior Chase Johnson gets…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Alyssa Spang is blocked at the rim during Mondays loss to Salem Academy. Spang led Scappoose with seven points.
December 15, 2014

Girls basketball: Depth issues continue for Scappoose

by John William Howard
Scappoose is wading through the tough preseason predicted by head coach David Spirlin, hoping for health and a shot at league Before the season began, David Spirlin sat down with the team and…
December 14, 2014

Wrestling: St. Helens takes sixth in Springfield, Terry wins at…

by John William Howard
Lions get seven top-six placers The first two weeks of wrestling season had been frustrating for St. Helens. First, the opener in Hood River was called off due to ice. Then their trip to Sandy…
December 14, 2014

Wrestling: Indians finish second at Muilenburg tournament

by John William Howard
Scappoose led by four second-place finishers With a few more pieces back in the lineup the state of Oregon finally got a good look at exactly how Scappoose might match up this season when the…
December 14, 2014

Swimming: Scappoose shows improvement at River City Invite

by John William Howard
Individuals continue to improve for Indians Behind another solid performance from several key individuals, the Scappoose girls once again managed to battle back injuries and muscle themselves…
December 12, 2014

Boys basketball: Indians move to 3-0 with OT win in North Marion

by John William Howard
3-0 start is Indians' best since 2006-07 The Scappoose Indians are no stranger to high-intensity games, and Friday night was no different. The Tribe kept things close late in the game and…

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Dec 12, 2014

Boys basketball: St. Helens tops South Albany for first win

by John William Howard
St. Helens pulls away to win 58-50 While first-year head coach Scott Archer would probably bring up the fact that it's just one game of 24, the Lions are likely to have some extra spring during…
Dec 11, 2014

Alumni roundup: Local alumni shine in college ranks

by John William Howard
David Mayo named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year When the bowl-eligible Texas State University Bobcats were passed over for a spot in the college football postseason, it seemed Scappoose…
Dec 11, 2014

Derek Anderson to start Sunday for Carolina

by John William Howard
Former Scappoose High School and Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson was named the starter for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL after Cam Newton was injured in an automobile accident earlier…
Dec 09, 2014

Girls basketball: Indians lose first game to Estacada 50-39

by John William Howard
Post Kaylie Kopra leads with 12 points The Indians once again got a big performance from post Kaylie Kopra, but in their second game of the season it wasn't quite enough. Scappoose fell 50-39 to…
Photo Credit: DAVID BALL, ESTACADA NEWS - Logan Brooks fights for positioning during his 6-2 win over Estacada's Fabio Raise in the 5th place match at 170 pounds. Brooks took a 4-0 lead into the third period and clinched the victory by holding off a couple charges by Raise and using a counter move for a takedown and a 6-1 lead with a little more than a minute remaining.
Dec 07, 2014

Wrestling: Scappoose takes third at Ranger Classic

by John William Howard
Braxton Sue (120), Tyson Broadbent (195) win individual divisions The Indians might not have had a full roster in Estacada on Saturday, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. Behind…
Dec 07, 2014

Swimming: Scappoose kicks off season in Tillamook

by John William Howard
Both the Tribe girls and boys finished near the back of the pack 2014-15 Scappoose swim team. pic.twitter.com/1Ki1miQHzK— John William Howard (@JowardHoward) December 10, 2014 The Scappoose swim…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Jacob Wendelschafer streaks in for a layup in the second quarter of the Indians' 55-45 victory over St. Helens in the season opener for both teams.
Dec 05, 2014

Boys basketball: Scappoose completes seven-mile war sweep with…

by John William Howard
Scappoose gets a balanced scoring effort to top St. Helens in the opener Scappoose head coach Rahim Tufts laid out the simple plan for their season in the days before the grind began: defend,…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Jacob Wendelschafer (at right) will take over the point guard duties for the Indians.
Dec 05, 2014

Boys basketball preview: Scappoose Indians

by John William Howard
Scappoose plans to focus on the day-to-day, rather than let their goals get ahead of themselves It was fairly obvious coming into last season: the Indians were riding high, with full intentions…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Myles Terry battles KiAnte Davis of Lebanon in the second round of the 5A 152 lb. bracket at the state championships last season. Terry will likely stay up at 182 lbs, hoping to exploit a thinner field of athletes.
Dec 05, 2014

St. Helens Wrestling Preview: Myles Terry poised for title season

by John William Howard
Terry took fifth in the 5A 152 lb. bracket last season as a freshman, winning his first 30 matches of the year UPDATE: The season opener in Hood River was rescheduled at the last moment due to…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Devin Ray returns after a stellar junior season at 220 pounds, a year which ended with a big run in the state tournament.
Dec 05, 2014

Scappoose wrestling preview: Road to state runs through Crook…

by John William Howard
The Indians have a handful of state title hopefuls The end of the 2014 wrestling season came with a sobering reality check: things were about to get more difficult in Region 1 for Scappoose,…