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...

Grant Boustead brings family values to new job

Grant Boustead brings family values to new job

The 32-year-old Linfield graduate was named as Molalla High School's new football coach after...

Molalla's Troy Vest walks away from Mint 400 crash

Molalla's Troy Vest walks away from Mint 400 crash

Another car collided with Vest and sent his unlimited Trick Truck into a violent roll shortly...

Cougars win Class 1A boys' basketball state title

Cougars win Class 1A boys' basketball state title

Luke Carter scored a season-high 20 points with 12 rebounds to pace Country Christian to a 61-53...

Damascus rallies past Cougars for 1A girls' title

Damascus rallies past Cougars for 1A girls' title

Damascus Christian came back from a 13-point deficit to defeat Country Christian 51-46 Saturday...


Molalla's Sports

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.…
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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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…
JIM BESEDA - Junior center fielder Austin Alexander has a .500 batting average (9 for 18) through six games.
March 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…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Austin Alexander's two-out, RBI-double highlighted a four-run third inning that help carry Molalla to a 10-4 victory over Seaside Tuesday.
March 17, 2015

Molalla wins baseball opener 10-4 over visiting Seaside

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 2-1, the Indians scored four runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to run away with Tuesday's season opener at Al Geddes Field. Austin Alexander’s RBI-double keyed a…
March 11, 2015

Cougars punch Class 1A finals' ticket, win 72-48

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle and Jordan Syphard scored a combined 42 points to send Country Christian of Molalla past Siletz Valley Friday and into Saturday's championship final against Nixyaawii. Country…
March 06, 2015

Country Christian girls win 43-40, advance to 1A final

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger's 3-pointer sparks a 12-1 run to close the third quarter that carried the Cougars of Molalla past North Douglas and into Saturday's championship final against Damascus…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Ben Grandle (21) had 17 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Cougars to a 55-41 victory over Siletz Valley on Feb. 13. The two teams meet again in tonight's OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball semifinal at Baker High School in Baker City.
March 06, 2015

Country Christian looks to send two teams to 1A finals

by Jim Beseda
The last time two teams from the same school reached the finals of the OSAA Class 1A basketball tournament in Baker City was in 2012 when McKenzie's boys and girls each played for a title.…

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Kennedy Nofziger
Mar 05, 2015

Country Christian girls roll to 61-36 quarterfinals win

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger led all scorers with 14 points to pace the Cougars (24-4) in Friday's OSAA Class 1A girls' basketball semifinals Country Christian’s Kennedy Nofziger scored 11 of her game-high…
Ben Grandle
Mar 04, 2015

Ben Grandle leads Cougars to 50-40 win in quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Country Chritian's senior forward had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season to help lift the Cougars of Molalla into Friday's semifinals against Siletz Valley.…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla coach Phil Wiesner saw the Indians' girls' basketball team win seven more games than the previous season and finish 13-13 overall.
Mar 04, 2015

Tri-Valley names Wiesner Co-Coach of the Year

by Jim Beseda
Phil Wiesner, in his second season with Molalla, guided the Indians' girls' basketball team to a third-place finish in league and a 13-13 record overall. Molalla’s Phil Wiesner was named the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian seniors Miranda Halverson, Anna Cunningham, Audrey Barden and Brittnea Corless celebrate after Saturday's 76-25 rout of Portalnd Lutheran.
Feb 28, 2015

Baker City-bound Cougars breeze past Blue Jays, 76-25

by Jim Beseda
Meghan McGrath's double-double helps lift Country Christian (23-4) into Thursday's quarterfinals against Elkton at Baker High School. The Country Christian Cougars easily cleared the last hurdle…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Charlie Gilpin (top) had a 5-3 lead in the third round before Glide's Dylan Potter scored a reversal and pin to win their Class 3A 160-pound semifinal match at Saturday's OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Feb 28, 2015

Three local contenders fall in state wrestling semifinals

by Jim Beseda
Molalla's Woodrow Myers and Colton's Charlie Gilpin and Scott Michael Germany each dropped from championship contention after losing in the semifinals at Saturday's OSAA wrestling tournament at…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Ben Grandle had 18 points and 10 rebounds in Friday's 57-39 OSAA Class 1A playoff win over Days Creek.
Feb 27, 2015

Cougars win 57-39, reach Class 1A boys' quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help send Country Christian into the OSAA 1A boys' basketball quarterfinals for the fourth time in eight seasons. Country Christian’s Ben Grandle and…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Woodrow Myers pinned Mazama's Joshua Hammers in the third round of their 182-pound match Friday and advanced to Saturday's semifinals at the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Feb 27, 2015

Molalla's Myers pins two, advances to 4A semifinals

by Jim Beseda
Senior Woodrow Myers is set to take on top-seeded Spencer Crawford of Cascade in the semifinals of the 182-pound weight class at the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Scott Michael Germany pinned Gage Yeager of La Pine to advance to Saturday's semifinals of the OSAA Class 3A wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Feb 27, 2015

Colton's Gilpin, Germany advance to 3A semifinals

by Jim Beseda
Seniors Charlie Gilpin and Scott Germany each won one match Friday to advance to Saturday's semifinals of the OSAA Class 3A wrestling state championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Colton…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Woodrow Myers won his first match Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Feb 27, 2015

Molalla's Myers advances to 4A wrestling quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Woodrow Myers pinned No. 4-seed Erik Garcia of Ontario in the second round of the 182-pound weight class during Friday's opening session of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships. Molalla’s…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Charlie Gilpin opened a 12-1 lead on La Pine's Tanner Hansen before winning the Class 3A 160-pound match by fall at 3:48 during Friday's opening round of the OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Feb 27, 2015

Colton's Gilpin wins first match at 3A state tourney

by Jim Beseda
Charlie Gilpin pinned La Pine's Tanner Hansen at 2:48 to advance to the quarterfinals for the 160-pound weight class Friday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Colton senior Charlie Gilpin pinned…




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