Molalla vs. Dallas to open Junior State baseball tournament Thursday

Molalla vs. Dallas to open Junior State baseball tournament Thursday

Molalla will take on Dallas in the opening game of the 2014 Junior State Division I baseball...

Colton's Makayla Johnson gets first glimpse of National High School Finals Rodeo

Colton's Makayla Johnson gets first glimpse of National High School Finals Rodeo

The soon-to-be-junior was surprised to find that "The World's Largest Rodeo" in Rock Springs,...

Josey Swain gives Jr. State baseball team added pop

Josey Swain gives Jr. State baseball team added pop

The transfer from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie has played every position except first base...

Molalla's Braden Hibbs looks to make instant impact

Molalla's Braden Hibbs looks to make instant impact

The incoming freshman catcher has a chance to fill a vacancy on Molalla High School's varsity...

Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo turns out better than organizers expected

Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo turns out better than organizers expected

The 91st edition of the rodeo drew an estimated 47,000 fans to five performances over four days,...

All-time record crowd turns out for Friday night's 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

All-time record crowd turns out for Friday night's 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Bullrider Aaron Pass from Dallas, Texas capped the evening's performance with an 88-point ride to...

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild takes bareback lead at Molalla Buckeroo

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild takes bareback lead at Molalla Buckeroo

The world's top-ranked bareback rider scored an 85-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo's Commotion Toddy...

Molalla's Bethani Anderson wins second Freedom 5K

Molalla's Bethani Anderson wins second Freedom 5K

Francis Stanbury won the men's race with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds, while Anderson won the...

Bucky Campbell, Jake Stanley take team roping lead at Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Bucky Campbell, Jake Stanley take team roping lead at Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Campbell from Benton City, Wash., and Stanley from Hermiston posted a time of 5.9 seconds to win...

Russell Cardoza, Spencer Mitchell set standard to open 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Russell Cardoza, Spencer Mitchell set standard to open 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Cardoza and Mitchell posted a time of 6.0 seconds to win the team roping event at Wednesday's...

Rob Gibbons lands spot in next week's U.S. Senior Open

Rob Gibbons lands spot in next week's U.S. Senior Open

Gibbons, the head professional at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, got a call from the USGA 13...

Colton's Makayla Johnson set to compete at National High School Finals Rodeo

Colton's Makayla Johnson set to compete at National High School Finals Rodeo

Johnson scored well in girls' cutting and pole bending during the June 11-14 Oregon High School...

Arrowhead's Bruce Stewart rides birdie binge to U.S. Senior Open berth

Arrowhead's Bruce Stewart rides birdie binge to U.S. Senior Open berth

Stewart, 60, birdied five of the final seven holes and finished at 1-under-par 71 to take top...

Jon Huitt wins bantam title in his bodybuilding debut

Jon Huitt wins bantam title in his bodybuilding debut

Huitt, 34, invested 15 months into a training program to get ready for the 2013 Oregon Ironman...

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Molalla's Sports

by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Will McAtee gazes toward the plate as he prepares to deliver a pitch in a recent Clackamas County Junior Baseball Association Midget National game at Clark Park.
June 18, 2014

Youth coaches plant seeds, hope ballplayers sprout

by Jim Beseda
The Molalla Mohicans have players in the second, third and fourth grades, including several who are play8ing baseball for the first time. The visiting baseball team was taking infield, so there…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton senior Mikaela Shelton was named the West Valley League's 2014 Player of the Year in voting by the league's coaches.
June 14, 2014

SOFTBALL: Colton's Mikaela Shelton wraps up Player of the Year…

by Jim Beseda
The senior shortstop was recognized as the West Valley League's top softball player after guiding the Vikings into the Class 3A state playoffs for the third consecutive season As the fly ball…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Arrowhead's Rob Gibbons and amateur Justin Kadin of Corvallis were the big winners at the two-day Callaway Golf Invitational at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla.
June 03, 2014

GOLF: Justin Kadin's 3-under 168 wins Callaway Invitational at…

by Jim Beseda
The 24-year-old amateur from Corvallis figured he had played his way out of contention before he birdied three of the final seven holes Tuesday for a one-shot victory over four other golfers.…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Janelle Ferlan, right, sits alongside Indians' golf coach JD Clarizio after signing a letter of intent to play college golf for Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.
June 03, 2014

GOLF: Janelle Ferlan signs with Oregon Tech Owls

by Jim Beseda
The runner-up at this year's OSAA Class 4A girls' golf state tournament accepted a full-ride scholarship to play for the Owls of the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference In pondering her her…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla High School's 2013-14 Athletes of the Year -- Desirae DesRosiers, Matthew Borowczak, Audrey Bever, Austin Alexander, Hannah Clarizio, Conner Green, Emily Bever and Darian Baughman -- were recognized during an awards ceremony Tuesday night.
June 03, 2014

Molalla High pays tribute to 2013-14 Athletes of the Year

by Jim Beseda
In addition to the top male and female athletes in each class, seniors Emily Bever and Devon Schaefer were honored as the Todd Harris Scholarship Award winners Molalla High School recognized the…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Becky Patterson delivered an RBI-triple in a two-run sixth inning that pulled the Vikings within 6-3 of Corbett in Thursday's OSAA Class 3A softball playoff game. Corbett won 13-3.
May 29, 2014

SOFTBALL: Colton season ends in 13-3 loss to Corbett in Class 3A…

by Jim Beseda
Corbett's Lindsay Miller retired the first 11 Colton batters in order with seven strikeouts and the Cardinals opened an early 4-0 before pulling away to roll into Friday's Class 3A quarterfinals…
May 28, 2014

BASEBALL: Country Christian falls 4-2 to Weston-McEwen in 2A/1A…

by Jim Beseda
Weston McEwen's Justin DeDios hit a two-run homer as the TigerScots scored three unearned runs in the sixth inning rallied past the Cougars of Molalla in Wednesday's opening round of the OSAA…

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