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Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield, REAL ESTATE INSIDERS


CHRIS & VICTORIA GARFIELD

Drive until you qualify. That is the saying going around in our office right now, and it definitely describes the state of our current housing market. First-time homebuyers are priced out of a commute of less than 40 minutes, and at this pace, it could exceed an hour before the end of the year.

It seems like yesterday that Forest Grove was the affordable community at the west end of the Portland metro area. Now it is reported as the most popular suburban community in Oregon. It was only a couple years ago Forest Grove hosted the “Street of Affordable Dreams.” But affordability is no longer what buyers are talking about with respect to our town.

In 2012, I paid $100 per foot for my home in an unfinished Pacific Crossing. Today there are nine new homes being built in my neighborhood, priced at an average of $167 per foot.

And suddenly the solution dawns on me. Everyone with a 1,500 square foot home needs to sell and upgrade to a 2,500 square foot home. Here is some simple math: In 2012, a 1,500 square foot home sold on average for $111 per foot. Today they are selling for $191 per foot. Homes 2,500 to 3,000 square feet are selling for $150 per foot. You can upgrade, and your principal and interest on average will be less than $300 more per month. There is not enough room here to explain more, but call to discuss further!

JOHN L. SCOTT MARKET CENTER REAL ESTATE

1936 PACIFIC AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.359.9100

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Brought to you by Janet Peters, owner of Janet Peters Allstate Insurance, INSURANCE INSIDER


JANET PETERS

We all make silly comments from time to time. But what if you're sued for something you say, or something you write? That may sound like a far-fetched concept, but consider a scenario where you write a negative online review of a business, or you post an unfavorable comment about a person on social media ~ and you’re sued as a result.

It does happen. And that’s where a personal umbrella insurance policy may help. This optional coverage provides liability protection that may help protect you in a number of situations, such as if you’re sued over alleged libel or slander.

An umbrella policy typically kicks in once you've reached the liability limits on an underlying policy, such as homeowners or auto insurance. So, for instance, if a visitor was injured at your home and you were sued as a result, umbrella coverage may help cover legal expenses if they exceed the limits of your homeowners policy. In other cases, such as a libel or slander lawsuit, it may provide liability protection for situations that may not be covered by other types of insurance. Most insurers will want you to have at least $300,000 in homeowners liability coverage before they'll sell you an umbrella policy.

While you probably don't expect to face an accusation of libel or slander, mistakes can happen and the repercussions can be costly. An umbrella policy may help give you peace of mind, knowing you have extra liability protection in place, just in case.

 

JANET PETERS ALLSTATE INSURANCE

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Brought to you by Nate Boyd, owner of The Gym, FITNESS INSIDER


NATE BOYD

Warm weather is upon us. Summer is coming along with longer days and more time to do all kinds of different stuff. While you think about all the chores and fun on tap for this summer, just remember that everything can benefit from a little exercising.

Let’s say you head up to the lake for a little action on the water. The boards on the boat are ready to be put to use. You know your abs, shoulders, knees, and neck are going to get put to the test. With a few good exercises and proper form training at The Gym, your 70 seconds of being pulled now turns into a few solid minutes of gliding and spinning gracefully across the water, cutting and carving all the way.

Or let’s say you have been trimming and primping your yard for hours, and you have many more hours to go. Your lower back, knees, feet, hands, and neck are going to be stressed and fatigued. With some good workouts and some rejuvenating physical exercise, your long day of yard work turns into a much more enjoyable day in the sun.

Summer is a great season to get started at The Gym. There is something that can help almost anyone with virtually any summertime task or adventure. Summer memberships are available, and the staff is always ready to help get you started on any goal you care to tackle. It’s in your hands, and, as always: Stay strong, my friends.

THE GYM

1901 MOUNTAIN VIEW LANE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.359.9213

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Brought to you by Holly Witte, owner of A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery, WINES INSIDER


HOLLY WITTE

We were remembering a wedding gift from a good friend, a bottle of 1973 Rothschild Bordeaux that Jim made us wait to drink until our fifth wedding anniversary. Guess he wanted to be sure about our marriage!

When the Sommelier opened it at a favorite restaurant, the cork broke into three pieces and its nose was a little funky. After it decanted for 30 minutes, it was sensational. A year later, the same friend brought us a 1980 vintage from the same vineyard and, frankly, it was just about undrinkable.

So, what to do? Some wines ~ Merlot, Cab Francs, Cab Sauvignons, Italian Barolos ~ have big tannins that are also anti-oxidants that protect the wines but may be harsh to taste in the early years. Those tannins do soften over the years, which may make the wine taste better as they age.

Pinot noir grows here with soft and mild tannins, so the wine can be enjoyed now or held. We tell people in the Tasting Room that if they find a wine they really like, buy some to drink now and some to put away for future savoring. In fact, that’s what the Oregon Wine Press said about our 2014 Pinot “Trouble,” when it became a May Cellar Select ~ drink now or hang on to it!

Some people like to look at their bottles of big tannin reds aging and mellowing on their shelves. Personally, we like to look at empty bottles of wine we’ve just enjoyed with a good meal.

A BLOOMING HILL WINERY

5195 S.W. HERGERT ROAD

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.992.1196

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Brought to you by Conley Lynch, M.D., at Maple Street Clinic in Forest Grove, HEALTH CARE INSIDER


CONLEY LYNCH, M.D.

Are you suffering from seasonal allergies? While most of the medications for seasonal allergies are now available over the counter, here at Maple Street Clinic in Forest Grove we still have many options to offer for those suffering from seasonal allergies.

While the mainstay of treatments for seasonal allergies are over the counter, non-sedating antihistamines such as Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec, there are still some prescription medications that we can use to augment the effects of these antihistamines. We can prescribe nasal steroids such as Flonase or other oral medications ~ Singulair, for example ~ to help stop the itching and sneezing. There are also several eye-drops available, both over the counter and by prescription, for people suffering from watery, itchy eyes. 

For people who continue to suffer with seasonal allergies, we can refer a person to an allergist for skin testing and other modalities of treatment. Once a person has had skin testing, a serum is developed and injected once or twice a week to help prevent allergies. We can administer those shots right here at Maple Street Clinic.

In the past, some people who work outside and are plagued by seasonal allergies have received systemic steroid shots once a year to keep their allergies at bay. This is a somewhat controversial treatment with serious potential complications and should not be taken lightly. However, for some people it may be a viable option, and we can discuss that with you at Maple Street Clinic.

MAPLE STREET CLINIC

1825 MAPLE STREET

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, owner, Hybrid Heating & Air Conditioning, HEATING and COOLING INSIDER


KEVIN KUNTZ

You deserve to be comfortable. You’ve been working hard at your job all day, or perhaps you’ve been toiling in your garden in the midday heat. Either way, when you return to the sanctuary of your home, you deserve to feel comfortable. Your indoor space shouldn’t be a stuffy hotbox, and it should not be just as hot as the outside temperature.

In recent weeks, our area has had a number of cool, rainy days, but we’ve also seen hot sun with the thermometer climbing well over 80 degrees. With heat this intense this early, it makes you wonder what July and August might be like! But whether the temperatures turn hot or cool, Hybrid Heating & Cooling ~ located at 230 W. Baseline in Cornelius ~ stands ready to help.

Kevin Kuntz, owner of Hybrid Heating & Cooling, focuses on providing reliability, energy-efficiency, and comfort for his customers. The brand Kevin recommends most highly is Carrier, perhaps the most trusted name in the heating and cooling industry.

Hybrid Heating & Cooling is a factory-authorized dealer of Carrier equipment, and to demonstrate its confidence in the Carrier brand, Hybrid provides a 100% guarantee of its work ~ in writing. If within one year of the installation of your heating and/or cooling equipment the system does not live up to your expectations, Hybrid and Carrier will repair and resolve issues at no cost to the homeowner or refund the full cost. And that is a very comfortable deal!

HYBRID HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

230 W. BASELINE STREET

CORNELIUS, OREGON 97113

503.357.5663

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Brought to you by Michael Doherty, owner of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center in Forest Grove, AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER


MICHAEL DOHERTY

Forest Grove’s new “Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center” is now open and ready to serve. Located on the Doherty Ford property, the service it offers is yet another demonstration of the Forest Grove auto dealership’s commitment to the automotive needs of the surrounding area.

Michael Doherty, owner of the Forest Grove business, said the investment was made for one basic reason: to offer better automotive service for the local community, “so people can get their cars in, out and get back on the road.”

The innovative Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center specializes in oil changes, vehicle maintenance, brakes, batteries, and tires for all makes and models. And customers can get service with no appointment necessary.

“It’s service without waiting, and we offer great deals on brakes, batteries, tires, and maintenance,” said Michael. “We can meet all your maintenance needs for all seasons, and there are five service bays, so no waiting.”

Michael said the response from the dealership’s customers has been gratifying.

“We are getting lots of positive feedback,” he said. “It’s a huge investment into the community and is reflective of the quality of the business climate in western Washington County.”

Right now, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is offering a special deal on tires, with up to $120 in rebates on virtually all tires through the end of June.

The Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

   Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center

4223 Pacific Avenue

Forest Grove, OR 97116

503.357.0258

www.dohertyford.com

Brought to you by Scott Palmer, artistic director, Bag&Baggage, THEATER INSIDER


SCOTT PALMER

One of the hallmarks of a Bag&Baggage show is our commitment to breathing new life into classic stories; whether it be Herman Melville’s Moby Dick or Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, B&B has an iron-clad commitment to telling familiar stories in new and innovative ways.

Our current production doubles down on that commitment, bringing great literature to life in our own unique style: Jane Austen’s Emma. Emma is, without question, of one the most popular and beloved of all English novels. Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s greatest inventions; a smart, sassy, strong female character who finds joy only in meddling in the love lives of others; that is until her own love life becomes tangled up with her matchmaking! Emma was Austen’s favorite heroine, but one that she felt would not be popular for long; how wrong she was! Emma has grown to be one of Austen’s most enduring creations.

B&B’s production, which runs until May 29, is an original adaptation of Austen’s novel by acclaimed British playwright Michael Fry. A delightful, charming, sparkling vision of the story that highlights the comedy and the romance that are hallmarks of Austen’s greatest prose.

As a theatre company, B&B has a reputation for excellence and accessibility. We work hard to ensure that all of our plays are of the highest standards, featuring professional actors who are supported in their work by some of the region’s most talented designers.

These great works of literature from our past have important messages for contemporary audiences, for young and old alike, and we are proud to be able to present these works for our community. Join us at The Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro for an evening of charm, humor, and good old-fashioned English romance at Jane Austen’s Emma!

Tickets are on sale now at:

www.bagnbaggage.org

BAG&BAGGAGE

253 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON

503.345.9590

www.bagnbaggage.org

Brought to you by Tim Marble of Marble Law Office, LEGAL INSIDER in Forest Grove


TIM MARBLE

Tim Marble, who started his own law practice and has served as an attorney in Forest Grove since 1998, is running for the office of Washington County Circuit Court Judge. The election will be decided in Oregon’s May 17 primary election.

Tim’s philosophy is mirrored in a quote he features on his “Tim Marble For Judge” Facebook page: “In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” ~ Albert Einstein

Tim graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1980, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Willamette University. He has served as Washington County Circuit Court Judge Pro-Tem since 2009, and is ready to work for the citizens of Washington County.

Tim said he looks at serving the public as an honor, not as a career, and his decision to run for the office comes from his desire to make a difference in how people’s voices are heard. His love for the community drives him, and his solid background makes him a great choice to serve as Circuit Court Judge.

“I am honored and grateful for the outpouring of support from everyone who has responded on Facebook and otherwise,” Tim said. “I am anxious to serve the voters of Washington County to the best of my abilities.”

For more information on Tim’s candidacy, please go to:

www.marbleforjudge.com

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2013 19th AVENUE

Forest Grove, Oregon 97113

503.357.8248

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Brought to you by Victoria Webster, owner of Tory's Place, FASHION INSIDER in Forest Grove


VICTORIA WEBSTER

I’m excited about this first monthly column on fashion. I cut my teeth on fashion in the 1990s working for Nordstrom, and have always had the idea that a few helpful tips can make it easier to look great! Also, it shouldn’t cost a fortune to look fabulous for less and getting the most out of your wardrobe dollars. So let’s talk about spring fashion with Capri Pants, and how to wear them.

“Capri Pants” have a hem from one to several inches below the knee. They typically come down to between knee and mid-calf, almost to the ankle. They are meant to be worn in warm weather, and are a fun, chic, but still casual alternative to shorts.

The name “Capri Pants” originates from the Italian Isle of Capri, due to the influence of Princess Grace Kelly, who wore this style of pants while vacationing on the island. Capri pants subsequently gained popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the United States because of the movie star’s influence and many 1960s television shows.

Capris show off more of the leg than ankle-length pants, so if you want to show off your calves, capris are the way to go. If you don’t wish to highlight your calves, opt for ankle length. The most flattering length is one that ends at the narrowest part of your leg. For capris, this is above the swell of the calf; for ankle, this is above the ankle. Either way, avoid pants that end midway, at the widest part of your calf. Keep in mind that cuffs and pleats are usually best avoided. Cuffs make the leg look shorter. Wear cuffs only if you have long legs. Pleats create the appearance of a larger midriff, which most people want to avoid!

In order to get the most out of your pants, you want to have the right shoes on hand. In cooler weather, flats or loafers are a good shoe option, and as the weather warms up bring out your sandals, wedges, or sling backs (yes, lots of options!). Remember, it's never "in fashion" to wear Capris with any type of nylons, and socks almost always look out of sync as well.

The difference between Capris and an ankle length pants is subtle. The key here is that the hem is at ankle length, allowing the entire bridge of the foot to be shown but not exposing any of the calf. You can go a bit higher than this and still be in ankle-length territory as long as the hem is no higher than the narrow part of the lower calf.

The choices of hem lengths and the rules for wearing them are loosely written and broader than ever. The best choice is the one that makes you feel most comfortable and shows off your body type to its best advantage. Choose the style that makes you smile the most when you look into a mirror!

TORY'S PLACE

2015 19th AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.858.0635

www.torysplace.com

Brought to you by Barb Colter, Practice Administrator for Maple Street Clinic, HEALTH CARE INSIDER in Forest Grove


BARB COLTER

Maple Street Clinic, located at 1825 Maple Street in Forest Grove, is a physician-owned, family practice medical clinic that has expertly served the community since 1964. 

“We specialize in patient care for those 2 years of age and older,” said Barb Colter, practice administrator at Maple Street Clinic.

Three highly experienced doctors base their practices out of Maple Street Clinic: Douglas Holmes, D.O; Roger Reynolds, D.O.; and Conley Lynch, M.D. Two dedicated physician assistant ~ Joy Gephart and Nell Rafalovich ~ round out the provider roster.

Tragedy hit about a year ago, when beloved PA Michelle Stewart passed away suddenly.

“Mickey had a very loyal patient base. We knew it would take a special provider to fill the void created by her absence.” Colter reflected. “Since joining our team in September, Nell Rafalovich has far surpassed our expectations.”

Colter, who came to Maple Street Clinic last December, has been in health care administration for more than 10 years. Previously, she served as Director of Pacific University’s College of Optometry. Throughout her career in health care, assuring patients are taken care of has been Colter’s passion.

“My goal at Maple Street Clinic is to achieve the very highest level of patient satisfaction and to make certain our clinic and providers are well-known throughout the community,” Colter said. “We are working to make the facilities shine as the excellence-center we strive to be.”

To contact Maple Street Clinic, call 503-357-2136.

MAPLE STREET CLINIC

1825 MAPLE STREET

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116 503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

Brought to you by Nathan Boyd, owner of The Gym, FITNESS INSIDER in Forest Grove.


NATE BOYD

We all started somewhere. This can be said in almost any walk of life, particularly working out. It does not matter how old you are or where you are at in life, you can start. The benefits of physical activity will always help.

This leads us to the question, how do you get started? First, if and when you have the inclination to workout, act on it. Acting on it may be as simple as getting up and walking. It may be doing a few pushups a day. Or it may even be summoning the courage to walk through the door of a workout facility. Anything is great because that means you just took the first step to doing something you weren’t doing before.

Second, keep pushing when the going gets rough. On those days when you just don’t feel like doing your workout, those are the days your body needs it the most. The physical activity will promote circulation, delivering fantastic nutrients and oxygen through your body, helping you revitalize and energize.

Third, by joining a workout facility, you are joining a club of peers that have already or are in the process of “starting somewhere.” You’re not alone in this.

As always, it is in your hands and you have the ability to make the changes you want. The tools are out there waiting for you when you’re ready. It’s never too late, and it can always help. Keep exercising and stay strong, my friends.

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Forest Grove's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's Luke Pilat and the second-ranked Wildcats host No. 10 West Salem in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Friday at Westview High School on Friday.
May 27, 2016

Check out the baseball and softball playoff games we'll cover for May 26

by Miles Vance
Now it gets real. With the state's best high school baseball and softball teams moving into state quarterfinals today, it really is…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard High School sophomore Lauren Paven looks up at the scoreboard after winning a state title in the 400-meter dash on Saturday.
May 26, 2016

Check out this huge collection of Pamplin Media Group's state track stories

by Miles Vance
Some newspapers might tell you that one or two state track stories is good enough. Some might give you even three or four. But for us…
May 26, 2016

Milligan makes most of his state golf experience

by Olivia Passieux
Forest Grove junior Brad Milligan enjoys his first trip to state CORVALLIS — Brad Milligan isn’t shy about proclaiming John Daly as…


May 26, 2016

Greyhounds punch state playoff ticket

by Amanda Miles
Gaston beats Neah-Kah-Nie 6-2 to earn a spot in the Class 2A/1A state playoffs Playing in a loser-out game is always a truth-telling…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Lena Colson runs to fourth place in the girls 200-meter dash at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Jesuit girls win Metro League rematch at state track

by Miles Vance
Other winners listed from Class 6A girls state track The Metro League's best girls track and field teams turned out to be pretty good…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Julian Body clears a hurdle during his win in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Sheldon boys edge Jesuit for Class 6A track crown

by Miles Vance
Check out a list of all the event winners here Jesuit's boys track and field team wanted to get back into the winner's circle.…
May 22, 2016

Photo Gallery: Forest Grove and Banks state track

by Pamplin Media Group
News-Times photos: Amanda Miles
May 23, 2016

PREPS: Baseball, softball playoff schedule

by Portland Tribune
BASEBALL CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND Monday Century at Sheldon, 5 p.m. Lakeridge at Barlow, 5 p.m. South Medford at West Linn, 5 p.m. Sprague…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Alyssa Villalobos of Forest Grove competes in the Class 6A girls long jump on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 21, 2016

Photo Gallery: See the best of state track photos from May 19-20

by Pamplin Media Group
The best athletes shine the brightest on the state's biggest stage Each day, every race, every minute seemed to make another big…
May 19, 2016

Braves lock up league title

by Amanda Miles
Banks clinches its first Cowapa League baseball crown since going back-to-back in '96 and '97 BEAVERTON — The Banks baseball team put…
May 19, 2016

Banks will send six to state meetin Eugene

by Amanda Miles
Braves enjoy several strong performances at the district meet The Banks track and field teams picked a great time to come up clutch.…
May 19, 2016

Vikings win twice to secure postseason berth

by Zack Palmer
Forest Grove earns a play-in game after beating South Salem and McMinnville It was hard to keep a secret this big, but Trevor Tusow…
May 19, 2016

Banks doubles down with softball championship

by Amanda Miles
Braves sweep a doubleheader versus Astoria to clinch their sixth league title since 2010 SCAPPOOSE — Banks got there in the end. It…
May 19, 2016

Forest Grove qualifies six for state

by Amanda Miles
Ben Pearson will lead a strong contingent of Vikings at the Class 6A state track meet On to Eugene. The Forest Grove track and field…
May 19, 2016

Vikings hold their own at district tennis tournament

by Zack Palmer
Forest Grove gets some strong performances from its underclassmen at the GVC tourney Forest Grove didn’t win any titles at last week’s…
May 19, 2016

Local teams compete at equestrian state meet

by Amanda Miles
Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston travel for OHSET event Western Washington County was well represented at the recent Oregon High School…
May 19, 2016

In Brief

by Pamplin Media Group
Vikings complete first day at state Forest Grove juniors Brad Milligan and Natalie Vlckova both got their state golf tournament…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunset's Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 14, 2016

Updated: State's best track athletes featured in district photo gallery

by Miles Vance
Big school. Small school. It didn't matter. With the sun beating down on Friday, the state's best boys and girls track and field…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Kylie Wells of Banks competes in the pole vault during the Cowapa League district track and field meet at St. Helens High School on Friday.
May 13, 2016

Cowapa track and field stars make their presence felt at district

by The Spotlight
The Cowapa League's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it on Friday at the district championship meet,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove's  Kinsey Barnett  slides into home during the Vikings 12-11 win over McMinnville.
May 13, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Forest Grove softball beats McMinnville 12-11

by Pamplin Media Group
Forest Grove softball beats McMinnville 12-11

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May 11, 2016

Forest Grove still battling for state playoff position

by Zack Palmer
Vikings win two out of three last week to stay in a muddled GVC playoff race West Salem is the cream of the Greater Valley Conference…
May 11, 2016

Vikings split final dual meet

by Amanda Miles
Forest Grove boys breeze past South Salem while the Viking girls drop a narrow decision It seems completely appropriate that seniors…
May 11, 2016

Two Viks qualify for state golftourneys

by Amanda Miles
Ben Milligan and Natalie Vlckova get tournament berths This has been a pretty good season for the Forest Grove golf teams — and it’s…
May 11, 2016

Vikings endure tough stretch

by Amanda Miles
Forest Grove plays four times in four days and sinks to sixth place in the conference It was an awfully tall order for the Forest…
COURTESY PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL/SOUTH COUNTY SPOTLIGHT - Banks sophomore Gunnar Partain scores a run during the Braves' 12-4 Cowapa League baseball victory over Scappoose last Friday afternoon.
May 11, 2016

Partain's blast sparks Banks victory

by Jake McNeal
Gunnar Partain and Logan St. Marie both go deep in an 11-4 victory over Scappoose SCAPPOOSE — Gunnar Partain’s two-run home run helped…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

by Miles Vance
The arms showed up on Friday. So did the bats, the gloves and the speed. Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: AMANDA MILES - Forest Grove first baseman Siera Martinez hauls in a fly ball during the Vikings' 15-3 loss to McNary on Friday.
May 07, 2016

Busy week ends in tough loss to McNary for Forest Grove softball

by Amanda Miles
Vikings spot Celts 7-0 first-inning lead en route to 15-3 loss It was an awfully tall order for the Forest Grove softball team to fill…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - St. Paul freshman Justin Herberger leaps to avoid a tag from East Linn Christian Academy catcher Bryant Mizsei and score the first run of the game during the fourth inning. Herberger was ruled out, but the Bucks (14-3, 10-2) posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 4-0 win and remain atop the OSAA 2A/1A Special District 2 standings.
May 06, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for May 6

by Miles Vance
Now that — and by that, we're talking Friday's awesome weather — felt like spring. But of course, it wasn't just the sunshine that…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Forest Grove's Sierra Gunderson (right) and Kinsey Barnett can't quite field a ball near second base during a 15-3 defeat to McNary on Friday.
May 06, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from May 6

by Miles Vance
After two consecutive Fridays of intermittent rain and way too many cancellations, the sun smiled down warmly on Oregon's high school…
May 04, 2016

Hounds clinch top-three finish

by Amanda Miles
Gaston assures itself no worse than third in league standings Now it’s time for the finishing touches. The Gaston softball team…
May 04, 2016

Vikings turn in some top performances

by Amanda Miles
Forest Grove athletes looking strong as they hit the homestretch this season The tuning up continues. The Forest Grove track and field…
May 04, 2016

Banks trades wins against Valley Catholic

by Amanda Miles
Braves win big in the teams' first meeting, but the Valiants rally to take the rematch If you leave the door open just enough,…
May 04, 2016

Vikings pick up two more wins as conference tournament approaches

by Zack Palmer
Forest Grove girls tennis team rolls to victories over McKay, West Salem The Forest Grove girls tennis team continued its strong…
May 04, 2016

In Brief

by Pamplin Media Group
Forest Grove will host hoops camp The Forest Grove boys basketball program will once again host the Viking Hoop Camp this summer. The…
May 04, 2016

Boxers are rewarded for stellar campaigns

by Pamplin Media Group
Pacific athletes nab three of the NWC's highest accolades Pacific may not have won a Northwest Conference title in either baseball or…
May 04, 2016

Local athletes shine at NWC year-end meet

by Amanda Miles
Three Forest Grove natives are among the meet's standouts Some track and field stars with ties to Forest Grove shined brightly at the…
Apr 27, 2016

Forest Grove athletic director wins statewide award

by Zack Palmer
It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. It could also be said that it takes a village to run a high school athletic…
Apr 27, 2016

Boxers lose twice versus Whitworth at tourney

by (none)
Pacific goes down swinging at NWC baseball tournament Pacific’s NCAA tournament hopes came to an end over the weekend with a pair of…
Apr 27, 2016

Pacific softball eliminated at NWC tourney

by (none)
Boxers lose first two games at conference's annual tournament Pacific worked hard at the end of the regular season to make sure it was…
Apr 27, 2016

Vikings scuffling after strong start

by Amanda Miles
Forest Grove has won once in its last six games after beginning the season with a 6-2 record It hasn’t been the start the Forest Grove…