What happened to Gresham Little League?

What happened to Gresham Little League?

It was the summer of 2012 when a bunch of 12-year-olds from Gresham grabbed the community by...

Saints rely on local legs to lead the way

Saints rely on local legs to lead the way

The Mt. Hood CC cross country team brings a fresh set of legs to the trails this fall with only...

Crouser wins gold at first Olympics

Crouser wins gold at first Olympics

The Barlow High graduate sets the Olympic record in the shot put on his fifth attempt Ryan...

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Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Ryan Thomas As part of its 2016 public awareness campaign, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced that October will mark the beginning of their #Chiropractic1st theme and hashtag. In the face of a nationwide opioid abuse epidemic, #Chiropractic1st advocates for a conservative approach to pain management where chiropractic services are the first line of defense against pain.

For those living with either acute or chronic pain, such as those injured in motor vehicle collisions, opioids are often turned to first by prescribing physicians. But the numbers indicate that opioids may be doing more harm than good.

According to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), more than 259 million opioid painkiller prescriptions were written in 2012. The number of overdose deaths involving prescription opioids is four times higher than that same figure in 1999. Perhaps most shocking of all, overdose deaths related to opioid abuse have risen in every county of every state since 1999.

The alarming overuse and misuse of opioids has caught the eye of the Center for Disease Control (CDC); conservative care options such as chiropractic care are now preferred over opioids for treating chronic pain. Chiropractic care effectively treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, like those suffered in automobile collisions, while potentially avoiding the risks of prescription opioids.

At Hillcrest Chiropractic, we utilize a variety of treatment types, including safe and gentle joint manipulation and mobilization, to treat musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas today and get on the path toward optimal health.

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

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Brought to you by Randall Wilson, Prestige Care Huntington Terrace - Assisted Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE CARE HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonSeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,

Gresham, OR 97030

503-465-1404

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=102

Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive INSIDER -


WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldFor those on tight budgets, skipping routine car maintenance services may be tempting, but it will cost you plenty down the road.

If you don't maintain your car, a vehicle that might have been driven for 200,000 miles will likely last only 100,000 miles.

Then there are the costly repairs for turning a blind eye to maintenance: bad brakes, failed emissions tests and maybe even a failed engine.

Regular oil changes help keep your engine clean and lubricated, says Deanna Sclar, author of "Auto Repair for Dummies."

"Oil cuts down on the friction that can literally wear away the parts of the engine," she says. "One of the most important maintenance-related things you can do is change your oil frequently."

The recommended two oil changes per year cost about $60, while the cost of engine replacement can easily exceed $5,000.

An annual brake inspection allows us to spot wear before it gets dangerous and costly. Replacing brake pad and shoes costs as little as $99 per axle, while replacing rotors or drums can add several hundred dollars for NO reason!

Timing belt replacement at the manufacturer’s suggested interval can save big bucks. If the timing belt fails, the engine can stall resulting in a big towing bill. Replacing a timing belt costs about $450, while repairing the engine following a timing-belt failure could run about $5,000.

All told, regular maintenance of your car will cost a fraction of one major repair, a small price to pay to avoid costly repairs, vehicle life span and safety concerns.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030

503-676-2100

www.westonkia.com/

Brought to you by Tony Kriss - Advanced Firearms Training - FIREARMS INSIDER


ADVANCED FIREARMS TRAINING - Tony KrissDo you consider yourself an avid hunter? So does Tony Kriss. Kriss, the owner of Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham, OR, has been working in the firearms business since 1979. With a wealth of expertise at his disposal, Tony has a few tips to help you have your best hunting season ever.

Whether you are trying new ammunition, or you have purchased a new rifle and/or scope, you will want to sight-in your rifle for more predictable shot placement during the season. Make sure to use the SAME ammo for sighting-in that you will use while hunting. It’s a good idea to use the same ammo brand and lot# for added consistently.

Additionally, you should sight-in for distances that match the area you will be hunting. Normal range for the Coast is 100 yards, whereas Central and Eastern Oregon have ranges of several hundred yards.

Depending on the conditions and your shooting distances, your sighted-in firearm may be the wrong caliber for a given hunt, however. For blacktail deer, .30-30 caliber rifles work well in dense brush settings, along with .444 and .44 Magnum. In contrast, more open hunting areas make the .30-06 and .308 Winchester excellent calibers for hunting blacktail deer.

For more friendly hunting advice and a wide selection of firearms, ammunition, and much, much more, visit Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham today!

Advanced Firearms Training

(503)-912-1842

1121 NE Division St., Gresham, OR 97030

www.aftusa.net/

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -


MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCord How old are your home’s windows? If you answered more than 15 years old, it’s time to consider upgrading to newer, more energy-efficient windows.

Windows have multiple functions that they perform for your home. First, beautiful windows will add to your property’s aesthetic look and can even boost your property’s resale value. Secondly, windows allow light into your home, brightening rooms and creating a more open and welcoming environment.

However, these same windows are also perfect conduits for hot air to travel through, whether it’s heated air escaping your home in the winter or the outside heat flowing into your home in the summer. Many older windows do not have protective tinting or are single-paned, and therefore inefficient at regulating your home’s temperature.

Upgrading your home to newer, more energy-efficient windows carries a number of benefits. According to the Efficient Windows Collaborative, replacing the old windows of a 2,600 square foot, 2 story house with energy-efficient windows will save you at least 15% annually on your heating and cooling costs. Depending upon the condition of the old windows, these savings can be even higher, especially if air leakage is reduced by the new windows.

New windows will also add value to your home. For even average-quality vinyl windows, the National Association of Realtors 2015 Remodeling Impact Report states that roughly 80% of project costs can be recouped in added home value.

If you’ve decided that your windows definitely need replacing, McCord Construction would love to work with you; call us today!

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

www.mccordconstructionllc.com

Brought to you by Maleesa Madsen - Cherry Park Plaza - SENIOR LIVING INSIDER -


CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Maleesa MadsenYou don’t have to be a scientist to figure out that our pets make us feel good. Whether it’s your cat’s thunderous purr or the simple tail wag of an excited dog, an affectionate relationship between seniors and their pets can improve mental health while lowering the risk of depression and stress-related illnesses—for both seniors and their pets!

At Cherry Park Plaza, we encourage our residents to live life well. Our residents should bring the best parts of their lives with them to Cherry Park Plaza, including their pets! Community residents are encouraged to bring their small cat or dog into our family, provided that they have received current vaccinations and can be given the proper care.

Pets provide both their owners and our community with many great benefits. Being a responsible pet owner nurtures a sense of purpose and family for a pet owner, helping to combat loneliness and elevate their mood. Pets also keep seniors moving and their heart rates up; dogs in particular are the best furry personal trainers around, encouraging their owners to be active.

For both old friends and new acquaintances, pets can be a great conversation starter; bring your dog to a social activity and you are sure to be the life of the party. Have a friend over, and your cat can provide hours of entertainment.

Are you and your pet ready to live life well? Then make Cherry Park Plaza your new home! For complete pet policy details, visit us at 1323 SW Cherry Park Rd.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

www.cherryparkplaza.com

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center - LANDSCAPING INSIDER


CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayFeed well—During the summer fish grow and consume more food than any other time of year. Be sure you are feeding a summer blend feed with a higher protein content to accommodate your fish’s faster metabolism and ensure proper nutrition.

Be prepared for temperature change—A pond thermometer is a pond keeper’s best friend. Water temperature varies greatly depending on environmental factors like surrounding trees, elevation, and air temperature. New in stock this season are small digital thermometers that a very easy to read and only cost $10.

Transition feed—Anywhere from late September to early October water temperatures will drop to 64 degrees, and that’s when you transition to a spring and fall blend fish feed to prevent bloating and indigestion from excess protein.

Hibernation ready—It takes until around Thanksgiving for water temperatures to drop down to 50 degrees. When the water is consistently below 50, it’s time to stop feeding and let your fish hibernate for the winter. Add pond salt at a rate of 2.5 pounds per 100 gallons to achieve a salt reading of 3 parts per million. This keeps your fish free of parasites when they’re most susceptible.

Netting—Falling leaves in autumn can cause many problems for pond owners. The best way to prevent a dirty pond and a clogged pump is to put netting over the pond before the leaves start falling. We sell pond netting in a large assortment of sizes here at Creative Visions.

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

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Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORAL INSIDER


NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookIf you’ve received one of Nancy’s Floral’s beautiful rose arrangements, there are a number of steps you can take to help your roses last. Roses should last a minimum of 5-7 days; follow these tips, however, and it is not uncommon for rose arrangements to last 2 weeks or more!

Keep your roses in an environment that has a temperature range of 72°-74° Fahrenheit.

Sunlight and air from vents and ceiling fans will dehydrate your arrangement, so keep your roses away from exposed areas.

Roses are very thirsty flowers, therefore rehydration is a must. Keep the water level in the vase at its highest point, refilling with lukewarm water often. Re-cut the stems and change the water (and floral food) every five to seven days—bacteria in the water can clog stems and shorten the life of your flowers. All of our rose arrangements are shipped with floral food already in the water.

If you do have any roses that prematurely wilt, they can usually be revived! Premature wilting usually indicates that air is trapped in the stem and the preservative solution cannot flow properly up the stem. Look for a cut or scrape in the bark above the water level. Re-cut the stem above the injured section under water and then submerge the entire rose in a shallow pan of warm water (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit), keeping the stem and head straight; the rose will usually revive within an hour.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

www.nancysfloral.com

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -


HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonYou may think that all HVAC technicians are created equal, but that’s just not the case. Working with NATE-certified technicians provides numerous advantages to working with technicians not certified by NATE. But just what is NATE, and why do I want a NATE-certified technician? Read below to find out:

What Does NATE Stand For?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a not-for-profit organization that trains on the latest heating, cooling and air conditioning technologies. It’s the only nationwide program accepted by the entire HVAC industry, including contractors AND manufacturers.

Technicians who are NATE members must take periodic classes and tests on their knowledge of HVAC topics to keep on top of developments in the industry. NATE certification proves that technicians are experts in their chosen field. This program ensures that qualified technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by those who hire them.

Why NATE Certification Is Important

An important part of NATE membership is regular training to update HVAC skills as technology is constantly changing. NATE-certified technicians can efficiently and properly install, repair, service and replace many different types of HVAC equipment. Properly detecting and fixing problems is essential because of the nature of these mechanical systems; if equipment is not serviced or installed properly, systems may not operate properly, resulting in higher energy consumption and more expensive bills.

Thanks to the extra training and updated skills that NATE technicians have, they have the ability to understand and handle both newer and older HVAC equipment models, providing consumers with peace of mind, regardless of the type or brand of equipment.

NATE certification is not only voluntary, it is also rigorous. Although other third-party certification programs are present in the HVAC industry, most have extremely high pass rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate of any industry certification program. This means that if you choose a NATE-certified company like Honke Heating and Air Conditioning, you are assured of having the best possible HVAC technicians complete your job. NATE certification was developed in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), which developed testing procedures to ensure high professional standards.

NATE-Certified, Licensed HVAC Professionals

Honke Heating and Air Conditioning is NATE-certified to properly and effectively take care of all of your HVAC needs. Our licensed and professional HVAC techs are here for you!

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

www.honkeheating.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC INSIDER -


BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS - Deb-ee Jones, RNTired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair? Then laser hair removal, the most prevalent and widespread laser treatment today, is worth considering. Laser hair removal is effective, it is safe, and at Bridge City Medical Aesthetics, it is affordable.

Virtually anywhere on the body can be treated, so long as the hair is darker than the skin. We use two gold-standard platforms to optimally treat all hair types with the exception of grey, white, and true red hair, which the laser cannot “see” during the procedure. We keep pricing simple by offering 4 packages sold in sets of 6 treatments: Small (lip, chin, sideburns, cheeks, happy trail, fingers, toes, neck front, neck back, areola), Medium (basic bikini, lower arms, upper arms, face, buttocks, underarms), Large (lower legs, upper legs, upper back, full face and neck, full arms, extended bikini or Brazilian), and Extra Large (full legs, torso front, torso).

Treatment sessions go relatively quickly. The sensation of laser hair removal is often described as a soft rubber band snap; thicker, coarser hair creates a more intense sensation, with many patients claiming that each treatment is easier than the last because there is approximately 15-20% less hair after each session. Topical anesthesia is typically unnecessary, but we do have it available for ultra-sensitive individuals.

If you are ready to take your first steps towards smooth, hair-free skin, schedule your complimentary consultation with Bridge City Medical Aesthetics today!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

www.bridgecitymedical.com

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -


C.P. Trips - Cindy PassannanteOne of the big recent developments in the travel and tourism industry is the rise of the solo traveler. In the past, travel was centered on couples and families. Particularly on cruises, singles were often subject to a single supplement fee, which meant paying for double occupancy rooms as a single. Over the last several years, however, solo travelers have grown substantially, and the industry is doing its part to cater to this new demographic.

Cruise companies Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines have added studio cabins free of single supplement fees to several of their cruise ships. Holland America Line has launched what they call their SinglePartners Program, which matches solo travelers together to share a stateroom on one of their cruise ships. Best of all, SinglePartners travelers are guaranteed the lower rate of a double occupancy room even if a match can’t be found.

Travel companies such as Abercrombie & Kent and Go Way Travel have similarly begun designing excursions specifically for solo travelers. These tours are often done in small groups of 10-20 people, and are a great way for travelers to experience a new destination without feeling lost in a crowd.

And at C.P. Trips, we are reviving our Classy Lady Travels (& Couples Too) program in 2017. Whether local, regional, or around the world, our program is focused on creating world-class trips for singles to experience in a group of like-minded travelers.

For more information, call or visit C.P. Trips today!

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

www.cptrips.com


Gresham's Sports

THE OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Rookie middle blocker Allison Primeau out of Illinois Valley High prepares to take a swing during a practice session last week.
August 26, 2016

Saints look for a return to postseason

by Matt Rawlings
The Mt. Hood CC volleyball program has an incredible history of success. In its 50 year history, MHCC has had 44 winning seasons and has had a .736 winning percentage. They have also finished in first place in the NWAC South Division eight times in…
August 26, 2016

Newspaper hosts football contests

by David Ball
Readers invited to join pair of NFL contests -- Fantasy League and a Weekly Pick'em The Gresham Outlook is hosting a free Fantasy Football League for readers. Visit NFL.com and enter league number 1702099 with password 'newspaper'. The online draft…
August 26, 2016

MotoCross takes the stage on Thursday nights

by Mike Weber
Catching up with local riders in the MotoCross Series at Portland International Raceway In the highly popular and grueling sport of motocross, over 200 riders from throughout the metro area enter races every Thursday at Portland International…


THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlow High football players carry buckets of water the width of the field in a conditioning drill.
August 20, 2016

Fall sports are off and running

by (none)
This week marked the official start to the prep fall sports season with athletes returning to campus for everything from volleyball and soccer to football and cross country. Temperatures soared into the 90s, keeping coaches aware of the heat index.…
COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL/CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Brenna Huwe, senior outside hitter from Reynolds High, is one of several veterans set to lead the Concordia Cavaliers in 2016 volleyball.
August 16, 2016

Concordia volleyball's 4 returnees, new additions add to optimism

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
The Concordia Cavaliers volleyball team’s goal is to finish in the top four of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference this season. The Cavs were sixth (10-10) in 2015, their first year at the NCAA Division II level, up from the NAIA ranks. “I feel…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Centennial High football coach Chris Knudsen tries to get an expanation from an official during a game last fall.
August 16, 2016

Centennial hosts Hawaii foe in opener

by David Ball
The postgame handshake will have a little extra meaning when Centennial High football coach Chris Knudsen walks across the field after his season opener Sept. 2. Waiting for him at midfield will be Wendell Say — a long-time friend and former college…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: JOHN LARIVIERE - Gresham Highs Cody Becker fires a throw to the plate. Newly adopted pitch-count rules, similar to what Little League employs, are aimed at player safety.
August 11, 2016

New rule installs pitch count

by John Denny
High school baseball rules next year will require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game. The Oregon School Activities established pitching limits a year ago. Those limits were voluntary during the past season,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Former Seattle Seahawks great Curt Warner, now selling insurance in Beaverton, has fond memories of his running back days in the NFL and at Penn State.
August 11, 2016

Curt Warner still plays a good game

by Kerry Eggers
Before there was Kurt Warner, the NFL quarterback, there was Curt Warner, the NFL running back. Warner with a “K” was a two-time Most Valuable Player and a Super Bowl MVP, but Warner with a “C” wasn’t chopped liver on the gridiron, either. Curt…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon State receiver Jordan Villamin says having a week of football camp in Bend is like 'Remember the Titans,' and gives the Beavers an 'old-school feel.'
August 11, 2016

Beavers bolster team chemistry in Bend

by Kerry Eggers
BEND — After a 2-10 inaugural season at the helm of Oregon State football, coach Gary Andersen figured change was necessary heading into the 2016 campaign. One of Andersen’s ideas was to move Oregon State’s weeklong training camp from the Corvallis…
COURTESY: STEVE SUMMERS - Senior transfer quarterback Dakota Prukop talks about the Oregon Ducks, his approach to playing football and his arrival in Eugene, as football camp begins.
August 11, 2016

QB Prukop stakes claim to UO starting spot

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — There could be two ways to look at Dakota Prukop’s upcoming performance with the Oregon Ducks. If he plays well, one could say it was expected, given Prukop was recruited by the Ducks, Alabama and others, before his transfer from Montana…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Chianello takes a practice swing off the tee at Gresham Golf Course. He picked up a win at an Emerald Valley event in May.
August 11, 2016

Where are they Now? - Nick Chianello

by David Ball
Former state golf champ is busy building a professional playing career It's never been difficult to find Nick Chianello. Simply drive to the golf course and check the fairways. His father Jim, a former golf pro at Glendoveer and Director of…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Reynolds High senior Jordan May puts up a road block during his teams 32-25 win to open the 3-on-3 tournament last weekend in Salem.
August 09, 2016

Reynolds duo shines at Hoopla event

by David Ball
SALEM — The Clutch Players lived up to their name Saturday to win their 17-and-under pool at the Oregon National Guard Hoopla 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the state capitol building. Reynolds High seniors Jordan May and Sam Scarpelli joined…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - The GreyWolves Mark Cardinalli zooms around third base to score in the fourth inning Sunday. His two-run homer in the seventh provided the winning spurt in the season finale against Bend.
August 09, 2016

GreyWolves finish summer with a bang

by David Ball
WEST COAST LEAGUESunday, Aug. 7 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves5Bend Elks4 Mark Cardinalli put on a quite a show in the Gresham GreyWolves season finale Sunday night — a 5-4 win over defending West Coast League champion Bend. The visiting Elks…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams starting pitcher Andrew Heideman reaches out to tag Corvalliss Emilio Alcantar in a play at home plate during Tuesdays 3-2 loss to the Knights.
August 09, 2016

Narrow losses leave GreyWolves on the brink

by David Ball
WEST COAST LEAGUESummer baseball Team Score Corvallis Knights3Gresham GreyWolves2 CORVALLIS — The Gresham GreyWolves squandered a series of early opportunities that proved costly during a 3-2 loss in Tuesday’s series opener against the Corvallis…
August 09, 2016

Clark embraces his shutdown role

by Connor Pelton
The bottom of the eighth inning has rolled around, and it’s finally time for Michael Clark to start getting busy. Reliever Jeramy Smith is out on the mound trying to hold a two-run lead, and Clark knows that if Smith can take the Gresham GreyWolves…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The McAfees, from left, Ryan, Ralph and Tyler, gathered at the finish line after hitting qualifying times for the 2017 Boston Marathon at The Light at the end of the Tunnel race in Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., last month.
August 03, 2016

McAfee Marathon Men make 'The Boston'

by David Ball
Ralph McAfee and his two sons Ryan and Tyler qualify for next April's race in Boston Ralph McAfee didn't know what he started when he trekked across the country to run the Boston Marathon with his son Ryan in 2010. Streets lined with five deep…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Josh Adams has three doubles and a pair of home runs since joining the team midseason.
August 01, 2016

From the World Series to the wood bats

by Parker Lee
Josh Adams brings some big-time playoff experience to the GreyWolves lineup The Gresham GreyWolves opened the second half of the West Coast League season on fire. They won seven of their first nine games of the half which included a series win over…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Jack Johnson hit a two-run single to supply the winning runs in the sixth inning Saturday night in Bend.
July 31, 2016

GreyWolves pick up a big one on the road

by David Ball
Jack Johnson delivers a winning two-run single in the sixth inning WEST COAST LEAGUESaturday, July 30 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves3Bend Elks1 The GreyWolves put together a two-out rally in the sixth inning to get past Bend 3-1 in the opening game…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Advanced Metals Tyler Wood greets teammate Dru Fitz at home plate during the teams six-run winning spurt in the seventh inning against the Eastside Barbers.
July 29, 2016

Advanced Metals beats rivals in elimination game

by David Ball
A two-out rally in the seventh keeps the Gresham-based team alive at state AAA LEGIONState tournament — Elimination game Team Score Advanced Metals7Eastside Barbers1 KEIZER — Just when it seemed nothing would go their way, all the pieces fell in…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Eastsides Garrett Fernandes gets a lead off second base during the teams 7-5 loss to Medford in the opening round of the AAA legion state tournament. Fernandes went 5-for-5 in the game with four singles and a double.
July 29, 2016

Stranded runners costly in Barbers' loss

by David Ball
The Eastside team falls behind 5-0 and can't quite dig out of the hole AAA LEGION BASEBALLState tournament — First round Team Score Medford Mustangs7Eastside Barbers5 KEIZER — The Eastside Barbers struggled to find their way home Wednesday during…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Advanced Metals starter Dru Fitz fires a pitch on his way to three strikeouts through six innings on the mound.
July 29, 2016

Late rally not enough for Advanced Metals

by David Ball
The Gresham squad scores four in the sixth, but puts up zeroes across the other innings AAA LEGIONState tournament Team Score Corvallis Marketmen6Advanced Metals4 KEIZER — The weather was hot, but the bats were not for Advanced Metals during it's…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - GreyWolves reliever Zach Robinson fires a throw. The sidewinder allowed three runs through 4 2/3 innings of work.
July 29, 2016

BlueJackets get bats rolling against Gresham

by David Ball
The GreyWolves drop two of three in series against the WCL's last-place team WEST COAST LEAGUEThursday, July 28 Team Score Kitsap BlueJackets9Gresham GreyWolves6 The Gresham GreyWolves answered Kitsap's first challenge, but couldn't muster a second…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham starter Donovan Ramirez winds up for a pitch during Tuesday's 6-1 win over Kitsap. He threw six scoreless innings.
July 27, 2016

One big spurt sends GreyWolves to win

by David Ball
Gresham takes Tuesday's series opener against last-place Kitsap WEST COAST LEAGUETuesday, July 26 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves6Kitsap BlueJackets1 The Gresham GreyWolves put together one big inning and it was enough to take the series opener…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Ryan Smith leads the team across a mix of offensive categories - most notably batting average (.314) and RBIs (21).
July 27, 2016

Smith is master of the walk off

by Parker Lee
Gresham center fielder Ryan Smith came to the GreyWolves following a solid junior season at Southern Illinois. The Brentwood, Calif., native entered the summer season with the hope that it would help prepare him for a big senior season with the…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Dylan Doherty finds his way to the plate to start the scoring in the third inning Friday.
July 23, 2016

GreyWolves take series against Corvallis

by David Ball
Winning run walks home in the sixth inning WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLFriday, July 22 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves5Corvallis Knights3 The Gresham GreyWolves grew their lead in the South Division race with a 5-3 win over Corvallis to take the series…

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Jul 22, 2016

Lee returns home to shape next generation

by Parker Lee
Since my first day as a sports reporter for the Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News, I figure I have written somewhere in the neighborhood of about 1,000 articles. This one has been the…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Eastsides Brayden Bafaro slides in safely ahead of Advanced Metals third baseman Dru Fitz during the Barbers 5-2 win to claim the Area 2 AAA legion title Wednesday night.
Jul 21, 2016

Barbers win tiebreaker for a return to state

by David Ball
The Reynolds summer squad punches its ticket to Salem for the AAA legion tourney AAA LEGIONSummer baseball Team Score Eastside Barbers5Advanced Metals2 HILLSBORO — The Eastside Barbers scored a…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - GreyWolves starter Zach Robinson fires a throw to the plate, while Corvallis runner Zak Taylor takes off to steal second base.
Jul 22, 2016

Knights even series with GreyWolves

by David Ball
Gresham does all of its scoring in the seventh inning WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLThursday, July 21 Team Score Corvallis Knights7Gresham GreyWolves3 The Gresham GreyWolves failed to produce timely…
Jul 21, 2016

GreyWolves walk past Knights

by Parker Lee
Corvallis pitchers walk home four runs and issue 14 total base on balls to the GreyWolves A night after participating in Tuesday’s West Coast League All-Star Game, Gresham center fielder Ryan…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Greshams Konnor Zickefoose fires a throw across the infield.
Jul 21, 2016

GreyWolves walk past Knights

by Parker Lee
Corvallis pitchers walk four runs home and issue 14 total walks to the GreyWolves WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLWednesday, July 20 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves6Corvallis Knights4 A night after…
THE OUTLOOK: JOSH KULLA - Greshams Curtis Perrin prepares to make a throw after scooping up a grounder near second base.
Jul 20, 2016

GreyWolves win finale in heated series

by David Ball
Victoria's protest falls on deaf ears, Josh Adams responds with a home run WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLThursday, July 14 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves9Victoria Harbourcats6 The Gresham GreyWolves…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - GreyWolves coach Justin Barchus has Gresham in contention for a WCL playoff spot heading into the final weeks of the summer season.
Jul 20, 2016

Barchus Family Matters

by Parker Lee
GreyWolves head coach Justin Barchus and infielder Jordan Barchus strike a balance in their coach-player, brother-brother relationship Just a few weeks into the Gresham GreyWolves’ season, head…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Cody Anderson fires a pitch during Advanced Metals 11-7 win over Rex Putnam on Saturday.
Jul 20, 2016

Advanced Metals takes two in league finale

by David Ball
The eastside summer squad earns a share of the area title AAA LEGIONSummer baseball Team Score Advanced Metals11Taylor Electric7 MILWAUKIE — The Advanced Metals AAA legion baseball team kept…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Ben Klenke connected on a two-run double for the teams only hit in a six-run, eighth inning Friday.
Jul 16, 2016

GreyWolves erupt in 8th at Volcanoes Stadium

by David Ball
Gresham rallies past the Perth Heat in an exhibition game in Salem WEST COAST LEAGUEExhibition game — Friday, July 15 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves11Perth Heat, Australia9 The Gresham…
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Jul 14, 2016

What you need to know about Turner and Ezeli

by Kerry Eggers
Evan Turner’s four-year, $70 million contract is the second-most lucrative in Portland history behind that of teammate Damian Lillard (five years, $139 million). Brandon Roy made $68.7 million…
THE OUTLOOK: JOSH KULLA - Mark Cardinalli slaps hands with Matt Karo after coming in to score for a brief 2-0 GreyWolves lead in the second inning.
Jul 14, 2016

HarbourCats split first two with Gresham

by Parker Lee
WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLWednesday, July 13 Team Score Victoria Harbourcats12Gresham GreyWolves4 The Gresham GreyWolves started the second half of the West Coast League summer season hotter…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Scott OGallagher and his wife of nine years Kristen pile onto the couch with their four children Brooklyn, Scott Jr., Jalen and Jacoby. The family resides in the Bay Area.
Jul 14, 2016

Where Are They Now? - Scott O'Gallagher

by David Ball
Where Are They Now?Summer series Team Score Scott O'Gallagher0 Scott O’Gallagher tugs on his shorts and gets down into his defensive stance against Portland Trail Blazers all-star Damian…
Jul 14, 2016

HarbourCats slash Gresham

by Parker Lee
The GreyWolves allow five unearned runs and leave 13 runners on base in blowout loss The Gresham GreyWolves started the second half of the West Coast League summer season hotter than anyone,…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Members of the 1971 team met for a reunion last weekend at Gresham Golf Course - from left, Jill Mickeleit-Barnett, Katherine Young-Robyn, coach Mike Galloway, Joyce Bush-Allen and Paula Nelson-Rice.
Jul 14, 2016

Where are they now? 1971 Reynolds girls golf

by Parker Lee
Where Are They Now?Summer series Team Score 1971 Reynolds girls golf team0 To say the first girls golf team in Reynolds High history was inexperienced when it started out in 1969 would be more…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Sam Crouser returned home to entertain the Hayward Field crowd once more, finishing fourth in the javelin and gaining a spot on Team USA.
Jul 09, 2016

Sam Crouser claims Olympic javelin spot

by Howie Stalwick
EUGENE -- American javelin throwers like Cyrus Hostetler and Sam Crouser earn little respect outside the United States. It’s difficult for Hostetler and Crouser to protest too loudly, since the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Ryan Crouser celebrates his triumph in the shot put and Olympic team berth.
Jul 09, 2016

Ryan Crouser, Galen Rupp share center stage

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — The Mt. Hood Conference couldn’t have been better-represented during Friday’s opening day of the U.S. Olympic track and field trials before a sun-splashed Hayward Field throng of…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Ryan Smith made a team-high seven catches in center field during the GreyWolves 3-1 win in Kelowna on Friday.
Jul 09, 2016

GreyWolves claim season's first sweep

by David Ball
Gresham takes three from Kelowna to begin the second half of the WCL schedule WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLFriday, July 8 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves3Kelowna Falcons1 The Gresham GreyWolves…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Meadow McWhorter talks with Tiara Champ before an at-bat during Mt. Hoods run to the Northwest tournament title in May.
Jul 12, 2016

McWhorter makes move to the Big Sky

by David Ball
Mt. Hood CC's championship coach fills the head softball vacancy at Portland State Meadow McWhorter is jumping on board with Portland State for what she hopes is a long voyage with the Vikings'…
Jul 08, 2016

GreyWolves on verge of a series sweep

by David Ball
Rilyn Lewchuk improves to 3-0 on the mound WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLThursday, July 7 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves6Kelowna Falcons4The Gresham GreyWolves turned away a two-out rally in the…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham coach Justin Barchus waits at third for the arrival of Ryan Rodriguez, who connected for two hits, including a double Wednesday night against Kelowna.
Jul 06, 2016

Gresham opens second half with a win

by David Ball
WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLWednesday, July 6 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves3Kelowna Falcons2 The Gresham GreyWolves started the second half of the West Coast League season in the right foot with a…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - GreyWolves pitcher Gabe Benavides fires a throw to the plate during Sunday nights 5-3 loss to Walla Walla in a series opener.
Jul 03, 2016

Gloves betray GreyWolves

by Parker Lee
Walla Walla scores two unearned runs on three Gresham errors in Sunday's series opener WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLSunday, July 3 Team Score Walla Walla Sweets5Gresham GreyWolves3 GreyWolves…
COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - CROUSER
Jul 02, 2016

Ryan Crouser ready for shot at Rio Olympics

by Kerry Eggers
There’s no better indication of Ryan Crouser’s readiness for the U.S. Olympic trials than his performance Sunday during a qualifying meet at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Sam Crouser won two NCAA javelin titles while an Oregon Duck.
Jul 02, 2016

Despite injury, Sam Crouser takes javelin aim at U.S. Olympic…

by Kerry Eggers
There is an element of both good and bad to Sam Crouser’s bid for a berth on the U.S. Olympic team that will compete at Rio de Janeiro in August. The good part is the national prep javelin…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Gresham High graduate Ryan Jacobs zeroes in on a target. He finishes second in the three-position event at last weeks U.S. Nationals.
Jul 02, 2016

Jacobs secures spot on Team USA rifle squad

by David Ball
The Gresham High graduate takes second at the U.S. Nationals meet Gresham High graduate Ryan Jacobs, a junior at the Air Force Academy, earned his red, white and blue jacket picking up a spot on…
PHOTO COURTESY: THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - Barlow High graduate Nick Thorne finished 18th in his opening event, the 400 medley, at the U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jul 02, 2016

Thorne dives into his first U.S. swim trials

by David Ball
The water was still blue and the goggles were still snug, but something was different when Nick Thorne stepped onto the starting blocks for his first appearance at the U.S. Olympic swim trials…