Molalla volleyball working way toward respectability

Molalla volleyball working way toward respectability

When Carol Grauer took over the Molalla High School volleyball program before the start of the...

Molalla's Austin Salley gives QBs a sure-handed target

Molalla's Austin Salley gives QBs a sure-handed target

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior receiver was named to the all-Tri-Valley Conference first team...

Molalla boys' soccer has experience through middle

Molalla boys' soccer has experience through middle

The big question mark is one defense, where the Indians graduated four senior starters....

Colton Vikings optimistic as football camp opens

Colton Vikings optimistic as football camp opens

The Vikings return several players at key positions from last season's 5-5 playoff team. Colton...

Molalla's Isaiah Bilbrey sees potential for breakout season

Molalla's Isaiah Bilbrey sees potential for breakout season

The Indians return nine starters on offense and six starters on defense from a team that finished...

Molalla baseball program 'pointed in right direction'

Molalla baseball program 'pointed in right direction'

The Indians summer league team batted .328 and averaged 8.3 runs a game, claiming fifth place and...

Molalla's Kenzi Kluken a hit in summer league softball

Molalla's Kenzi Kluken a hit in summer league softball

A left-handed power hitter, Kluken batted .471 with 17 RBIs in 38 games for Stealth Fastpitch 16U...

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Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF DEAN MUNSEY - Molalla's Jeff Rose (far right) stands alongside event promoter Dean Muncey and fellow competitors Dan Moore and Ben Crutcher after win the open heavyweight division at Saturday's Oregon State Feats of Strength in Redmond.
August 05, 2014

Jeff Rose of Molalla wins Feats of Strength title

by Jim Beseda
The 33-year-old pipe-fitter won four of five events to win for the third time in seven months. Next up is the Oct. 4-5 NNorth American Strongman National Champinships in Reno. Jeff Rose of…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Isaiah Ganz was among the Molalla High football players who took part in recent summer workouts at Burghardt Stadium.
July 29, 2014

Molalla football: Some players take summer workouts seriously

by Jim Beseda
On a recent Friday evening, 16 players turned out at Burghardt Stadium to work on agility and other conditioning drills. Molalla High School’s Coop Early is serious about summer football…
July 27, 2014

Molalla defeats Bend 8-6, claims Junior State baseball…

by Jim Beseda
Kurt Potter scored the tying run on a wild pitch before Austin Alexander’s bases-loaded single pushed home two more runs in the sixth inning, lifting Molalla to an 8-6 victory over Bend in…
July 26, 2014

Molalla downs McNary 7-6, advances to consolation final

by Jim Beseda
Molalla beat McNary 7-6 Saturday and will face Bend in Sunday's 9:30 a.m. consolation final of the Oregon Junior State Baseball Association championships at Crescent Valley High School in…
July 26, 2014

Molalla's Mont Child throws discus 115-8 at National Junior…

by Jim Beseda
Molalla’s Mont Child threw the discus 115 feet, 8 inches Saturday and finished 28th in a field of 40 throwers in the boys’ 15-16 division at the USATF National Junior Olympics Championships at…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF FCFF - Jake Marshall before his July 12 title bout against Sean Gee at Portland's Roseland Theater.
July 25, 2014

Jake Marshall falls short in title bout, seeks rematch

by Jim Beseda
Jake Marshall wants another shot at the Full Contact Fighting Federation’s 135-pound amateur bantamweight championship. Marshall, the former standout wrestler at Molalla High School, had his…
July 25, 2014

Molalla erupts for 19 hits, pounds Philomath 17-9

by Jim Beseda
Josey Swain had four hits with a double, a triple and three RBIs as Molalla advanced to Saturday's consolation semifinals of the Oregon Junior State Baseball Association championships at…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Mont Child, pictured here competing at a Tri-Valley Conference meet in May, threw the shot put 44 feet, 7 inches during Thursday's USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Humble, Texas.
July 24, 2014

Mont Child throws shot 44-7 at USATF National Junior Olympic…

by Jim Beseda
Molalla’s Mont Child eased his way into the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships on Thursday morning with a throw of 44 feet, 7 inches in the shot put to place 21st in the boys’ 15-16…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Keaton Franco scores on Daniel Stoddard's two-run triple in the fourth inning Thursday to give the Indians a 3-1 lead against Dallas.
July 24, 2014

Molalla falls 11-9 to Dallas in Junior State tourney opener

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 4-1, the Dragons roughed up three Molalla relievers for 10 runs on nine hits, four walks and four errors in the final three innings Thursday at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Lucas Ellis pops a pitch foul during last week's Junior State summer league baseball game against Franklin at Al Geddes Field. Ellis leads the team with 19 hits.
July 23, 2014

Molalla vs. Dallas to open Junior State baseball tournament…

by Jim Beseda
Molalla will take on Dallas in the opening game of the 2014 Junior State Division I baseball tournament at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Thursday's forecast calls…

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by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Josey Swain tossed five shutout innings in last week's 3-2 summer league victory over Franklin in the opening game of a double-header at Al Geddes Field.
Jul 22, 2014

Josey Swain gives Jr. State baseball team added pop

by Jim Beseda
The transfer from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie has played every position except first base this summer. When summer league started, Molalla’s Junior State baseball team had the look of a…
Colton's Makayla Johnson and her horse Bennie's Mate compete in the cutting competition during the July 13-19 National High School Finals Rodeo at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs, Wyo. (Photo courtesy of Shawna Johnson)
Jul 23, 2014

Colton's Makayla Johnson gets first glimpse of National High…

by Jim Beseda
The soon-to-be-junior was surprised to find that "The World's Largest Rodeo" in Rock Springs, Wyo. turned out to be bigger than she had first imagined. Colton’s Makayla Johnson knew that the…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Braden Hibbs is seeing action with the Molalla Junior State summer baseball team and is hoping to play his way onto the Indians' high school varsity team next spring as an incoming freshman.
Jul 15, 2014

Molalla's Braden Hibbs looks to make instant impact

by Jim Beseda
The incoming freshman catcher has a chance to fill a vacancy on Molalla High School's varsity baseball roster next spring. One of Braden Hibbs’ goals for next season is to make the Molalla High…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Levi Berry of Morgan, Utah, went for a 71-point ride on Flying 5 Rodeo's No. 340 during Friday afternoon 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 09, 2014

Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo turns out better than organizers expected

by Jim Beseda
The 91st edition of the rodeo drew an estimated 47,000 fans to five performances over four days, inclduing an all-time record 15,500 to the second of two shows on Independence Day. Mount…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - An all-time record crowd estimated at between 12,000 to 13,000 watched Friday night's second of two Independence Day performances at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 05, 2014

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

by Jim Beseda
Bullrider Aaron Pass from Dallas, Texas capped the evening's performance with an 88-point ride to move to the top of the leader board through four of five performances. Molalla celebrated the…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Bullfighters Dan Newman (left) and Rowdy Barry try to draw the attention of Flying 5 Rodeo's No. 958 away from fallen bullrider Jeff Askey of Martin, Tenn., during Friday afternoon performance at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 04, 2014

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild takes bareback lead at…

by Jim Beseda
The world's top-ranked bareback rider scored an 85-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo's Commotion Toddy to highlight the first of two Independence Day performances. Three-time world champion bareback…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Bethani Anderson nears the finish of Friday's Freedom 5K, winning the women's race for the second time in three years.
Jul 04, 2014

Molalla's Bethani Anderson wins second Freedom 5K

by Jim Beseda
Francis Stanbury won the men's race with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds, while Anderson won the womne's race in 20:41 and becamse the event's first two-time winner. Bethani Anderson never…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Doug Aldridge of Carthage, Mo., scored a 76-point ride aboard Big Bend Rodeo's No. 28 during Thursday's second of five performances at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 03, 2014

Bucky Campbell, Jake Stanley take team roping lead at Molalla…

by Jim Beseda
Campbell from Benton City, Wash., and Stanley from Hermiston posted a time of 5.9 seconds to win the second round and move into the overall league at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Action in the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo got underway Wednesday with the first of five performances.
Jul 03, 2014

Russell Cardoza, Spencer Mitchell set standard to open 91st…

by Jim Beseda
Cardoza and Mitchell posted a time of 6.0 seconds to win the team roping event at Wednesday's opening performance of the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo. Russell Cardoza has been to the…
by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEEER - Arrowhead head pro Rob Gibbons lines up a putt during his playoff with Brad Faller at last month's Callaway Golf Invitational at Arrowhead Golf Club.
Jul 02, 2014

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

by Jim Beseda
Gibbons, the head professional at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, got a call from the USGA 13 days after he won a three-way playoff for the first alternate's spot into the July 7-13 U.S. Senior…



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