Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

The Molalla junior shook off his disappointing performance in the discus to win the shot put with...

Molalla girls roll to district track and field team title

Molalla girls roll to district track and field team title

The Indians are sending 10 girls and eight boys to the OSAA Class 4A track and field...

Molalla edges Estacada 5-3, nabs Tri-Valley's No. 2 seed

Molalla edges Estacada 5-3, nabs Tri-Valley's No. 2 seed

Austin Alexander went 3 for 4 with a key two-out, two-run single in a five-run fourth inning that...

Molalla clinches 4A baseball playoff spot at Madras, 12-4

Molalla clinches 4A baseball playoff spot at Madras, 12-4

The Indians sent 13 batters to the plate in a nine-run sixth inning to extend their winning...

Schaefer's blast helps lift Molalla over Gladstone, 3-1

Schaefer's blast helps lift Molalla over Gladstone, 3-1

Will Schaefer's two-run double keyed a three-run fourth inning Friday as the Indians completed...

Molalla's Bring adds second school record in shot put

Molalla's Bring adds second school record in shot put

Two weeks after Rachel Bring broke the school record in the discus, the Indians' junior thrower...

Borowczak on pace to peak at Tri-Valley track district finals

Borowczak on pace to peak at Tri-Valley track district finals

Molalla junior middle-distance runner Matthew Borowczak set a personal record in the 800-meter run...

Bring throws discus 132-9, breaks Molalla school record

Bring throws discus 132-9, breaks Molalla school record

Rachel Bring broke the girls' discus school record that had stood since 1993 with her first throw...

Alexander looks sharp in return after 17-day layoff

Alexander looks sharp in return after 17-day layoff

Molalla junior Aaron Alexander scattered five hits with four strikeouts in Monday's 2-1...

Seventh-inning Colton rally falls short against Scio, 7-5

Seventh-inning Colton rally falls short against Scio, 7-5

The Vikings scored four runs and brought the potential tying run to the plate in their final...

Molalla goalkeeper Escalante signs letter of intent with OIT

Molalla goalkeeper Escalante signs letter of intent with OIT

A.J. Escalante signed a national letter of intent to play men's soccer next fall for the Oregon...

Raleigh Hills firefighter wins 33rd Goat Mountain Gallop

Raleigh Hills firefighter wins 33rd Goat Mountain Gallop

Rich Stamps, a 45-year-old firefighter with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, completed the...

Molalla's Potter stymies Crook County batters, 5-0

Molalla's Potter stymies Crook County batters, 5-0

Senior right-hander Kurt Potter threw a two-hitter with seven strikeouts Friday to help the...

Colton High officials point wrestling coach toward door

Colton High officials point wrestling coach toward door

School officials want to see Colton High School's wrestling program head in a new direction with...

Colton's Knott eyes another state title, or two, or three

Colton's Knott eyes another state title, or two, or three

Malik Knott, the two-time defending Class 3A boys' long jump state champion, would like another...

Colton's Basargin named to 3A boys All-State first team

Colton's Basargin named to 3A boys All-State first team

Anthony Basargin, the PacWest Conference boys' basketball Player of the Year, averaged 12.8 a...

Cougars cap 'dream' season, clinch Class 1A girls' title

Cougars cap 'dream' season, clinch Class 1A girls' title

Kennedy Nofziger scored a game-high 18 points to pace Country Christian of Molalla to a 54-37...

Sutherlin girls roll to 74-43 playoff win over Molalla

Sutherlin girls roll to 74-43 playoff win over Molalla

Kayce Mock and Taylor Stricklin scored a combined 58 points to lead the two-time defending Class...

Late rally lifts Molalla into Class 4A girls' round of 16

Late rally lifts Molalla into Class 4A girls' round of 16

Trailing by 11 with less than three minutes to play, the Indians went on a 12-0 run to defeat...

Molalla rocks Hidden Valley in 4A boys' play-in, 48-40

Molalla rocks Hidden Valley in 4A boys' play-in, 48-40

Kurt Potter's five three-pointers and some heady defense carries the Indians past the Mustangs of...

Country Christian punches ticket to 1A girls' Elite Eight

Country Christian punches ticket to 1A girls' Elite Eight

Courtney McGrath had 14 points to lead four players in double figures as the Cougars rolled to a...

Gladstone boys cap series sweep vs. Molalla, 57-41

Gladstone boys cap series sweep vs. Molalla, 57-41

Skyler Bradford scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as the Gladiators pulled...

Colton girls down Scio 47-30, clinch 3A state playoff spot

Colton girls down Scio 47-30, clinch 3A state playoff spot

Savannah Tackett had 14 points and 24 rebounds as the Vikings defeated the Loggers in Saturday's...

Blanchet smothers Colton, wins PacWest title, 38-31

Blanchet smothers Colton, wins PacWest title, 38-31

The Cavaliers held the top-seeded Vikings scoreless during the first six minutes of the fourth...

Molalla's Issa advances to finals at OSAA swim meet

Molalla's Issa advances to finals at OSAA swim meet

Freshman Alisha Issa qualified fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and fifth in the 200 individual...

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NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Alyssa Villalobos of Forest Grove competes in the Class 6A girls long jump on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 21, 2016

Photo Gallery: See the best of state track photos from May 19-20

by Pamplin Media Group
The best athletes shine the brightest on the state's biggest stage Each day, every race, every minute seemed to make another big performances at the 2016 state track and field meets in Eugene.…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla senior Heather Loughridge won the girls' singles title at Saturday's Special District 2 tennis championships at Portland Tennis Center.
May 16, 2016

Loughridge wins all-Molalla singles final at district tennis

by Jim Beseda
Senior Heather Loughridge defeated sophomore teammate Mollie Lewandowski 6-3, 6-2 to win the girls' singles district title at Satruday's Special District 2 championships at Portland Tennis…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Emmett Copher finished as the runner-up in boys' singles at the Special District 2 tennis championships at Portland Tennis Center.
May 16, 2016

Copher's district tennis run ends in championship final

by Jim Beseda
No. 2-seeded Emmett Copher of Molalla dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to top-seeded and defending champion Ethan Berkey of North Marion in Saturday's Special District 2 boys' singles tennis final at…


JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton senior Brylee Moyle ran away from the field and won the girls' 3,000-meter run by more than 28 seconds during Thursday's PacWest Conference track and field championships at Salem Academy.
May 16, 2016

Moyle runs away with third girls' 3,000 district crown

by Jim Beseda
Colton's Brylee Moyle went to the lead off the start and never looked back in winning her third straight girls' 3,000-meter district title Thursday during the PacWest Conference track and field…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunset's Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 14, 2016

Updated: State's best track athletes featured in district photo…

by Miles Vance
Big school. Small school. It didn't matter. With the sun beating down on Friday, the state's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it at their respective district…
PIONEER PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Jesse Pummel, Gladstone; Alex Moore, Estacada; Treyton Bierly, Molalla, and Gavin Thrower, Molalla, Tri-Valley boys' 100 prelim Friday at Gladstone High School.
May 13, 2016

Molalla track and field stars make their presence felt at…

by The Pioneer
The Molalla boys and girls track teams just flat got after it on Friday at the Tri-Valley Conference district championship, battling for conference titles and the chance to quaify for the coming…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Griselda Vargas-Ayala of St. Paul throws the discus during the Special District 2 championship meet at Salem Academy High School on Friday.
May 13, 2016

Small-school stars step up in the district track sunshine

by Miles Vance
See the best from Kennedy, St. Paul, Gervais and Colton Today is the day for many of the state's best high school track and field athletes. It's “D” day — as in district meet day, the day that…
May 11, 2016

Molalla places fifth at boys' golf regional championships

by Jim Beseda
Junior Andrew Daniels shot a two-day total of 174 to place eighth overall, but the Indians' 724 team total was 21 strokes off the pace needed to qualify for next week's OSAA Class 4A state…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

by Miles Vance
The arms showed up on Friday. So did the bats, the gloves and the speed. Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and lifetime memories. And with all that excitement going on,…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - St. Paul freshman Justin Herberger leaps to avoid a tag from East Linn Christian Academy catcher Bryant Mizsei and score the first run of the game during the fourth inning. Herberger was ruled out, but the Bucks (14-3, 10-2) posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 4-0 win and remain atop the OSAA 2A/1A Special District 2 standings.
May 06, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for May 6

by Miles Vance
Now that — and by that, we're talking Friday's awesome weather — felt like spring. But of course, it wasn't just the sunshine that made it feel like spring — there was also the crack of the bat,…

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NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Forest Grove's Sierra Gunderson (right) and Kinsey Barnett can't quite field a ball near second base during a 15-3 defeat to McNary on Friday.
May 06, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from…

by Miles Vance
After two consecutive Fridays of intermittent rain and way too many cancellations, the sun smiled down warmly on Oregon's high school baseball and softball players on Friday. In response, those…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Juliann Jones (left) and Abby Cain are in their third season as the Indians' No. 1 doubles teams.
May 04, 2016

Cain, Jones set sights on girls' tennis state tourney

by Jim Beseda
Molalla doubles players Abby Cain and Juliann Jones are determined to secure one of the district's four berths into the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A tennis state championships in Corvallis. o seasons…
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Former Molalla High School and Oregon State University wrestler Roger Weigel (front row, fourth from left) passed away in Portland on Thursday, April 21.
Apr 27, 2016

OSU Hall of Fame wrestler Roger Weigel passes away

by Oregon State Sports Information
Weigel won the Class A-1 wrestling state title in the 123-pound weight class as a senior at Molalla High School in 1967 Oregon State Hall of Fame wrestler Roger Weigel of Oregon City, an NCAA…
Colton's Malik Knott
Apr 20, 2016

Colton's Knott sets 3A pace in sprints, long jump, relay

by Jim Beseda
Vikings' senior Malik Knott holds down this season's top Class 3A marks in three individual events (100, 200, long jump), while Colton's 4x100 relay posted the state's fastest 3A time at…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Austin Alexander's two-run double in the fifth inning scored Jeff Larsen and Hunter Dublin and gave Molalla a 6-0 lead over Corbett Wednesday at Al Geddes Field.
Apr 13, 2016

Potter tosses another gem, Molalla downs Corbett, 7-0

by Jim Beseda
Senior right-hander Kurt Potter fired a two-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts as the Indians blanked visiting Corbett Wednesday at Al Geddes Field. Molalla’s Kurt Potter picked up where he…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Molalla's Makayla Kluken had a one-out double in the fourth inning of Friday's 10-2 Tri-Valley Conference loss to Crook County in Prineville.
Apr 13, 2016

Molalla bats ineffective in Tri-Valley softball opener

by Jim Beseda
Molalla opened the Tri-Valley Conference softball season with two losses to Crook County, falling by scores of 11-0 on Wednesday and 10-2 on Friday. The Indians had six hits in two games.…
SETH GORDON - Holden Smith attempts to intercept and errant pickoff attempt during St. Paul's 9-5 win over Country Christian Friday.
Apr 16, 2016

St. Paul baseball cruises past Country Christian 9-5

by Seth Gordon
Freshman Jaidyn Jackson throws four hitless innings for the up-and-coming Bucks Coming off a rare defensive battle earlier in the week against East Linn Christian, St. Paul freshman pitcher…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview pitcher Donovan Baldocchi cranks it up during Westview's 17-2 Metro League win over Sunset at Westview High School on Friday.
Apr 11, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from March 8

by Miles Vance
It may be early in the season, but that doesn't mean there weren't big games galore on Friday afternoon. And with all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch…
REVIEW PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - La Salle starting pitcher Levi Miles pitches to Liberty catcher John Jensen in the bottom of the third inning.
Apr 08, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for April 8

by Miles Vance
The dream is alive and well for Oregon's high school baseball and softball teams. Most leagues are still in the early portion of their 2016 seasons so the chances for league titles and state…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview's Luke Pilat and the Wildcats hope to extend their fast start today against Sunset at 5 p.m. at Westview High School.
Apr 08, 2016

Check out today's covered baseball and softball games

by Miles Vance
Grab your glove, slip on your hat and find your best bat — it's game time. Today marks the debut of the new Prep Baseball/Softball tab for Community Newspapers — you can see it by hovering over…