Molalla wins 10-5 at Sisters, advances to 4A quarterfinals

Molalla wins 10-5 at Sisters, advances to 4A quarterfinals

Lucas Ellis' two-run single caps five-run sixth inning that carries the Indians past the No. 2...

Knott leads Colton to second in Class 3A boys' team race

Knott leads Colton to second in Class 3A boys' team race

The Vikings finished with 52 points and are coming home from Eugene with their fourth runner-up...

Career round lifts Molalla's Clarizio to second place

Career round lifts Molalla's Clarizio to second place

Hannah Clarizio shot 1-over-par 73 -- the best round of her high school career -- to close out...

Malik Knott leaps 22-2 to defend 3A boys' long jump

Malik Knott leaps 22-2 to defend 3A boys' long jump

The Colton junior became the second Viking to win consecutive state long jump titles, joining...

Clarizio shoots 73, finishes second at state golf tourney

Clarizio shoots 73, finishes second at state golf tourney

Hannah Clarizio posted a 36-hole total of 157 to finish 10 shots behind Henley's Katie Collom,...

Wolfe among top throwers in Tri-Valley discus race

Wolfe among top throwers in Tri-Valley discus race

Carson Wolfe is seeded second in the boys' discus with a throw of 135-9 heading into Friday's...

Molalla's Copher qualifies for boys' tennis state tourney

Molalla's Copher qualifies for boys' tennis state tourney

Junior Emmett Copher is the first Molalla player to advance to the OSAA boys' tennis state...

Loughridge, Lewandowski earn state tennis berths

Loughridge, Lewandowski earn state tennis berths

Molalla's Heather Loughridge and Mollie Lewandowski won quarterfinal matches and then clashed in...

Clarizio claims District 1 girls' golf regional title

Clarizio claims District 1 girls' golf regional title

Hannah Clarizio shot rounds of 79 and 80 to blitz the field by 27 strokes in qualifying for next...

Castaing's RBI single lifts Molalla over Corbett, 7-6

Castaing's RBI single lifts Molalla over Corbett, 7-6

The Indians' softball team won for the second time in four games this week, giving first-year...

OHSET postpones state meet following EHV-1 outbreak

OHSET postpones state meet following EHV-1 outbreak

Officials on Thursday called off next week's championship meet in Redmond and hope to reschedule...

Molalla's baseball fortunes take turn for the worse

Molalla's baseball fortunes take turn for the worse

Wednesday's 3-2 loss at home to Crook County in 10 innings dropped the Indians into third place...

Molalla caps 'Moving Week' with 6-2 win over Estacada

Molalla caps 'Moving Week' with 6-2 win over Estacada

The Indians baseball team took over sole possession of second place in the Tri-Valley Conference...

Molalla's Loughridge a rising force in district tennis, track

Molalla's Loughridge a rising force in district tennis, track

Heather Loughridge, the junior multi-sport athlete and twin sister to Brianna, is preparing to...

Vikings use walk-off walk to rally past visiting Scio, 12-11

Vikings use walk-off walk to rally past visiting Scio, 12-11

Colton rallied twice Friday, from a 9-2 deficit in the third and an 11-9 deficit in the seventh,...

Hannah Clarizio inks two-sport letter with Corban U

Hannah Clarizio inks two-sport letter with Corban U

Clarizio signed a national letter of intent to run cross country and play golf for the Warriors...

Syphard twirls one-hitter, lifts Cougars to 3-0 win

Syphard twirls one-hitter, lifts Cougars to 3-0 win

Country Christian's senior right-hander walked two and struck out nine as the Cougars won for the...

Molalla's Emmett Copher a force on prep tennis courts

Molalla's Emmett Copher a force on prep tennis courts

The Indians' No. 1 singles player started the season 4-0 without losing a set heading into this...

Molalla softball team works through growing pains

Molalla softball team works through growing pains

The Indians are 1-5 under first-year coach Dawn Wade, who said that with "each practice and each...

Molalla's Mont Child hits PR in shot put to open season

Molalla's Mont Child hits PR in shot put to open season

The sophomore thrower tossed a personal best 46-1 1/2 to win the shot put at Saturday's Franzke...


Molalla's Sports

JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Amanda Clarizio runs on the heels of Sisters' Aria Blumm and slightly ahead of Seaside's Charlotte Blakesley with two laps remaining in Saturday's Class 4A girls' 1,500-meter run final at Hayward Field.
May 23, 2015

Six Molalla tracksters claim medals at Class 4A state meet

by Jim Beseda
Rachel Bring, Amanda Clarizio, Meghan McGrath, Mont Child, Cody Partlow and Austin Salley all earned their way to the podium during the two-day OSAA Class 4A Track and Field Championships at…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Becky Patterson, pictured in Wednesday's 4-1 home win over Jefferson, came back with a three-hitter in Friday's 3-2 victory in nine innings over Blanchet Catholic.
May 23, 2015

Colton softball wins 3-2, advances to 3A state playoffs

by Jim Beseda
Becky Patterson scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and then finished off a three-hitter by retiring Blanchet Catholic in order, sending the Vikings to the Class 3A state playoffs for…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Malik Knott (center, lane 4) won his heat of the boys' 100-meter dash in a time of 11.09 seconds Thursday in Eugene.
May 21, 2015

Colton's Knott sets pace in Class 3A boys' 100 meters

by Jim Beseda
Malik Knott won the second of two preliminaries races with a time of 11.09 seconds during Thursday's OSAA Class 3A Track and Field Championships at Eugene's Hayward Field. Colton's Malik Knott…
Country Christian's Derek Halverson threw a five-inning no-hitter in Monday's 10-0 home win over East Linn Chrisitian Academy.
May 12, 2015

Halverson's no-hitter lifts Cougars past East Linn, 10-0

by Jim Beseda
Derek Halverson threw a five-inning no-hitter as Country Christian rolled past the visiting Eagles of Lebanon and locked up a 2A/1A baseball state playoff berth. Country Christian's Derek…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Malik Knott prepares to take the baton from Garrett Collins in the boys' 4x100-meter relay during last week's meet at Colton High School.
April 30, 2015

Vikings' short relay on fast track to possible state berth

by Jim Beseda
Colton's Charlie Gilpin, Harper James, Garrett Collins and Malik Knott had never run together before this season, but the foursome has quickly developed into one of the top short relay teams in…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Toby Armas, pictured in a game against Gervais, pitched the first four innings of Monday's combined no-hitter against Jefferson. Armas walked one and struck out four.
April 29, 2015

Three Colton pitchers toss combined no-hitter

by Jim Beseda
Toby Armas, Evan Rasor and Eddie Shoop held Jefferson without a hit as the Vikings won 9-2 in Monday's opening game of a three-game PacWest Conference series at Colton Colton's Toby Armas, Evan…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian gave freshman right-hander Wyatt McGraw little defensive help Wednesday, committing eight errors in a 13-9 home loss to league-leading Regis.
April 29, 2015

Error-prone Cougars fall at home to first-place Regis

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian got decent pitching and plenty of offense, but couldn't overcome eight errors as the Rams pulled out a 13-9 road win Wednesday. Country Christian's Wyatt McGraw pitched well…
Syphard
April 20, 2015

Syphard fires five-inning perfect game, Cougs win 11-0

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard threw a five-inning perfect game with 10 strikeouts Monday to help send the Country Christian Cougars to an 11-0 road win over East Linn Christian. The senior right-hander threw a…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Kurt Potter had a double and a single and scored twice in a nine-run first inning that keyed a 22-0 rout Thursday over Corbett.
April 16, 2015

Molalla makes quick work of Corbett, rolls to 22-0 rout

by Jim Beseda
Aaron Alexander, Kurt Potter and Josey Swain combined for seven hits and eight RBIs to help the Indians cruch the visiting Cardinals and run their record at Al Geddes Field to 5-0. Aaron…
PHOTO BY SARA HALVERSON - Colton's Madalyn Spitzer won the Level 8 state championship in the balance beams during the finals at Northwest Christian University in Eugene.
April 09, 2015

Colton's Madalyn Spitzer claims state beam title

by Jim Beseda
The Colton High School sophomore scored 9.400 to capture the Level 8 state championship in the balance beam during qualifying for the April 16-18 USA Regional Gymnastics Championships in Tacoma.…

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JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton junior Brylee Moyle settled into the middle of the pack in the girls' 800-meter run at last week's non-conference meet at Tigard High School.
Apr 08, 2015

Brylee Moyle sets easy pace to open Viks' track season

by Jim Beseda
The junior distance runner is in no hurry to rewrite her personal record book as she aims to peak closer to the PacWest Conference district championships in early May. For Colton High School…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Jordan Syphard pitched the first 5 1/3 innings and later scored the winning run in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 8-7 home win against Perrydale.
Apr 07, 2015

Country Christian rallies for 8-7 win over Perrydale

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 7-3, the Cougars scored three in the sixth inning and two in the seventh in the league opener for both teams Tuesday. Country Christian’s Jordan Syphard drove in the tying run in the…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Josey Swain (24) and Keaton Franco (15) greet Reed Aylett (13), whose RBI-triple scored Swain from first base with one out in the eighth inning to lift Molalla to a 4-3 home win over Philomath Thursday.
Apr 02, 2015

Reed Aylett's RBI-triple lifts Molalla past Philomath, 4-3

by Jim Beseda
The senior first baseman went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and pushed his batting average to .429 (12 for 28) as the Indians extended their winning streak to three games Thursday. Molalla’s Reed Aylett…
KORY MACGREGOR - New Molalla football coach Grant Boustead spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at Canby, including the past five as the Cougars' defensive coordinator.
Mar 31, 2015

Grant Boustead brings family values to new job

by Jim Beseda
The 32-year-old Linfield graduate was named as Molalla High School's new football coach after spending 10 years as an assistant at Canby High. Grant Boustead, Molalla High School's new football…
JIM BESEDA - Junior center fielder Austin Alexander has a .500 batting average (9 for 18) through six games.
Mar 31, 2015

Potent bats carry Molalla to 4-2 record to open season

by Jim Beseda
The Indians are sporting a .359 team batting average and averaging 9.8 runs a game heading into Wednesday's non-conference game at Colton. Through the first two weeks of the high school baseball…




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