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TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview junior Mante Woods banged a game-tying solo homer against Grants Pass to tie up the first round of the Class 6A playoffs on Monday.
May 23, 2017

Westview baseball roars back, beats Grants Pass in 6A first round

by Matt Singledecker
Wildcats erase late deficit with solo shot from Woods, gutty base running by Tai to move on to the second round
May 23, 2017

Lake Oswego softball team falls 4-1 in playoffs to Oregon City

by Miles Vance
But the Lakers revel in their first playoff game since 2011
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Nicole McBride threw 5 2-3 innings of shutout relief in Monday's 3-1 OSAA Class 6A playoff win over Southridge.
May 23, 2017

6A Softball: Clackamas rallies past Southridge, 3-1

by Jim Beseda
The Cavaliers turned three hits, a sacrifice bunt, a sacrifice fly, and two Southridge errors into a three-run fifth inning that tipped Monday's game


REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Jeff Nelson three six shutout innins, scattering six hits with six strikeouts to help lead Clackamas to a 6-0 home win over Southridge in Monday's OSAA Class 6A baseball playoffs.
May 23, 2017

Clackamas tops Southridge in 6A baseball playoff, 6-0

by Jim Beseda
The No. 2-ranked Cavaliers took care of business in Monday's opening round of the OSAA baseball playoffs and will face Century on Wednesday
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Barlow outfielder Timber Swindell gets a high five from teammate McKenzie Pierce Monday following an acrobatic catch in the Bruins' 9-0 first round 6A state playoff win over visiting Sheldon (Eugene) High School.
May 23, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Barlow uses big inning to cruise over Sheldon

by Pamplin Media Group
Bruins post a 9-0 first round 6A state playoff win over the visiting Irish
SETH GORDON - St. Paul sophomore Zach Brentano lays down a bunt in the Bucks' 5-4 loss to No. 3 Regis on May 17.
May 23, 2017

Baseball: St. Paul's playoff hopes dashed in 7-2 loss to Western…

by Seth Gordon
Bucks finish tied for second in Tri-River Conference, but fall to Pioneers in tiebreaker contest
GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Austen Carpenter strolls into third base in Gresham's 4-1 win over Sherwood
May 23, 2017

Gresham advance to second round with 4-1 win over Sherwood

by Matt Rawlings
The Gophers will host Centennial in the second round on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Micah Gibson lifts his arms after hitting a two-run double in the third inning of his team's 5-3 victory over Central Catholic in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at West Linn High School on Monday.
May 22, 2017

West Linn dumps Central Catholic 5-3 in Class 6A playoff opener

by Miles Vance
The Lions lead 5-0 before a late Rams' homer brings them back into contention
PMG PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Reyan Tuck and the rest of her second-ranked Crusaders are hoping for more celebrations like this in the coming playoffs. They host Canby at 5 p.m. today.
May 22, 2017

Class 6A state softball playoffs kick off on Monday

by Miles Vance
The state's top teams begin the race to the season's biggest prize
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn third baseman Jake Porter and the top-ranked Lions kick off the 2017 playoff season when they host No. 32 Central Catholic at 5 p.m. today.
May 22, 2017

Class 6A state baseball playoffs open on Monday

by Miles Vance
The state's top 32 teams kick off the race to the championship
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Glencoe first baseman Megan Craig scans the plate from third base during the Tide's game against Forest Grove, May 22 at Glencoe High School.
May 22, 2017

Glencoe softball buries Forest Grove 15-1 in first round of…

by Wade Evanson
The Crimson Tide score seven runs in the first two innings and Jessica Vice and Jensen Becker combine for six hits and nine RBI's in win
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln High outfielder Matt Easton gets under a fly ball at Ron Tonkin Field on Monday.
May 22, 2017

PREPS: Nolan Ostmo returns, and Lincoln Cardinals rout West Salem

by Paul Danzer
PIL team can shake second-round jinx on Wednesday against No. 28 seed Lake Oswego
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Raegan Kirsop, Liberty shortstop, hauls in a pop-up to end Monday's first-round playoff game against Franklin 2-1 in favor of the visiting Falcons.
May 22, 2017

PREPS: Liberty rallies to upend Franklin, 2-1, in OSAA softball…

by Steve Brandon
'Underdog' mentality, Cundall's pitching and late hits propel Falcons into second round of playoffs
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - David Douglas pitcher Sydney Wallstrum winds up for a throw to the plate during the Scots 8-5 win over Sunset in last weeks qualifier game.
May 21, 2017

David Dogulas comes alive to down Sunset in qualifier

by David Ball
The Scots earn a spot in the 6A bracket, and play at No. 3 North Medford on Monday
May 20, 2017

Astoria knocks Gladstone from baseball playoff picture

by From staff reports
The Fishermen scored an unearned run in the seventh to tie, and then won with another unearned run in the eighth inning of Friday's Class 4A play-in game
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JOHN BREWINGTON - Indians sophomore Sara Mills, right, beats Estacada freshman Riley Canifax to third base in Scappoose's 9-0 Class 4A state play-in round home win on Friday, May 19.
May 19, 2017

FIRST-ROUND REVENGE? No. 9 Scappoose softball heads into state…

by Jake McNeal
Indians outgunned Oregon West Conference champion Tigers 14-12 in home opener in March after bouncing them from first round last year
PHOTO CREDIT: WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH - Indians senior Hunter Holmason approaches third base in No. 17 Scappoose's 8-4 Class 4A play-in loss to 11th-ranked host Newport on Thursday, May 18, at Frank Wade Field.
May 19, 2017

Travis' twin RBIs can't save No. 17 Scappoose in Class 4A…

by Jake McNeal
Freshman drives in two runs and scores in 8-4 loss at Frank Wade Field
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: MATT RAWLINGS - Lions senior Lydia Walters is one of six who are set to graduate in June.
May 18, 2017

St. Helens softball getting younger

by Jake McNeal
Massey, Wilson, Keller, Van Dolah, Walters and Scheer are set to graduate in June
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City's DeQuahn Dennis-Lee retired the first 11 batters he faced in order during Wednesday's 6A play-in game against Lakeridge at Clackamas High School.
May 18, 2017

6A baseball: Oregon City dumps shaky Lakeridge, 5-2

by Jim Beseda
DeQuahn Dennis-Lee threw a four-hitter with eight strikeouts to help send the Pioneers into Monday's round of 32 against McMinnville
DAN BROOD - Tualatin High School sophomore Emily Johansen (left) greets junior Zoe Olivera outside the dugout following Olivera's sixth-inning home run. Johansen also hit a home run for the Wolves in the 15-3 win at Sherwood.
May 18, 2017

Tualatin softball team wraps up the TRL title

by Dan Brood
The Timberwolves will open playoffs with a home game Monday
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Derek Badger and the No. 17 Indians will try to keep their postseason alive in their Class 4A state play-in game at 11th-ranked Newport on Thursday at Frank Wade Field.
May 18, 2017

No. 17 Scappoose baseball heading to 11th-ranked Newport for…

by Jake McNeal
Indians beat Cubs 15-9 in first round on the way to state championship two years ago
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Senior Jake Hawkins and the Lions will try to finish their season on a high note at home against Class 4A No. 7 Banks on Friday.
May 18, 2017

St. Helens baseball will challenge visiting Class 4A No. 7 Banks…

by Jake McNeal
Lions' Seven-Mile War home clash with Scappoose canceled due to rain on Tuesday
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Sophomore Sara Mills and the No. 5 Indians will host 25th-ranked Estacada in the Class 4A play-in round on Friday.
May 18, 2017

No. 5 Scappoose softball will welcome 25th-ranked Estacada in…

by Jake McNeal
Indians survived Class 6A Roosevelt 10-9 at home on Wednesday in regular-season finale
May 18, 2017

Tigard tops Sherwood in 11-inning baseball battle

by The Times
Both teams will open the Class 6A state playoffs on Monday
DAN BROOD - The Tigard softball team celebrates following a game earlier this season.
May 18, 2017

Tigard softball team gets victory to finish up league

by The Times
The Tigers will play at Grants Pass in a state playoff game Monday
DAN BROOD - Kaden Cook and his Tualatin teammates will open the Class 6A state playoffs with a game at McNary on Monday.
May 18, 2017

Tualatin baseball team keeps rolling with win over Canby

by The Times
The Timberwolves will play at McNary in a state playoff opener Monday
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - The Lions - shortstop Jonathon Kelley (left) and second baseman James Marshall - didn't commit a single error in Friday night's extra-innings win against Lake Oswego.
May 17, 2017

West Linn roars with 3-2, extra-innings, walk-off victory over…

by Andrew Kilstrom
The Lions win their 16th straight game with walk-off single
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Colton junior Dawson Hall scoops up a grounder at shortstop and fires the throw to first base during the Vikings' 10-0 win over Jefferson Tuesday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
May 17, 2017

Colton baseball cruises past Jefferson 10-0 Tuesday

by Conner Williams
Win is Colton's first shutout in more than five years
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver catcher Mack Little throws to Tadd Anderson at third base in time to tag out Dufur's Bailey Keever, who got caught in between the bases during game one of a doubleheader last Friday.
May 17, 2017

Culver Bulldogs grit and grind their way to play-in game

by Will Denner
Bulldogs baseball team upsets previously undefeated and No. 1-ranked Dufur 17-2 last Friday.
GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Lucas Dehnert deals to the plate in Reynolds's 1-0 win over Glencoe
May 17, 2017

Reynolds advances to playoffs with 1-0 win over Glencoe

by Matt Rawlings
Dehnert silences the Glencoe bats with a complete-game to keep the Raiders season going
PHIL HAWKINS - The No. 9 North Marion Huskies will host the Mazama Vikings on Thursday at Bob Brack Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
May 16, 2017

Baseball: North Marion finishes second, awaits Mazama in play-in…

by Phil Hawkins
No. 9 Huskies draw upset-prone Vikings at home on Thursday
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Glencoe's Isabel Womack throws a pitch during the Tide's game against Jesuit, May 12 at Hillsboro Stadium.
May 15, 2017

Glencoe defeats Jesuit 1-0, claim share of Metro League crown

by Wade Evanson
The Tide use a sixth inning Sydney Sahlfeld hit to score the game's only run, defeat Jesuit and tie Westview atop the Metro League standings
PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Gresham's Tyler Linch moves around third and heads for home with the game's go-ahead in the Gophers' 4-2 win at Oregon City on Friday.
May 13, 2017

May 12 high school baseball and softball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check out all the big results that emerged from Friday's cool, damp conditions
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit freshman pitcher Mick Abel threw a complete game gem against Aloha on May 12 to help the Crusaders cruise to a 11-0 win.
May 12, 2017

Abel, Jesuit baseball roar to 11-0 win over Aloha

by Matt Singledecker
Defending Class 6A state champion Crusaders ready to embark on playoff voyage
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior pitcher Dillon May threw a complete game shutout against Southridge on May 10.
May 12, 2017

May dominates, Sunset baseball beats Southridge 3-0

by Matt Singledecker
Apollo senior pitcher Dillon May throws a complete game, two-hit shutout gem to take out Skyhawks
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City pitcher Morgan Hornback and the Pioneers are the newly-minted top Class 6A softball team in the state this week, moving past Jesuit to become No. 1.
May 12, 2017

Oregon City moves into the top spot in the latest Class 6A…

by Miles Vance
The Pioneers move past Jesuit to take over the top rung in state rankings
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn catcher Micah Gibson and the Lions moved into the top spot in this week's OSAA power rankings.
May 12, 2017

West Linn jumps to the top in latest Class 6A baseball power…

by Miles Vance
The Lions move past Clackamas to take over the state's top spot
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Crook County's Rowdie Dalton (4) scored the game's first run in the top of the first after Madras starting pitcher Aaron Winishut (red) sailed a pitch behind home plate.
May 12, 2017

Crook County beats Madras 7-5 in regular season baseball finale

by Will Denner
Rivalry game goes to the Cowboys, who swept the White Buffalos in three meetings this season.
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Matney Searcy lays down a bunt single during the Cowgirls seven run third inning.
May 12, 2017

Crook County defeats Madras 9-0 in Tri-Valley Softball

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls finish league with a 14-1 record and enter state playoffs with an 18-5 overall mark
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Keegan Huey-Woods hit a monster solo homer to help the Wildcats beat Jesuit on Monday.
May 09, 2017

Wildcats claim share of Metro League crown

by Matt Singledecker
Westview baseball team continues to assert its dominance in district domain with win over Jesuit

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Barlows Alexa Bailey moves toward third base with a successful steal during the Bruins 3-0 loss at Oregon City on Tuesday night.
May 11, 2017

Top-ranked Oregon City blanks Barlow

by David Ball
The Bruins strand runners at third base in each the fourth and fifth innings
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha senior pitcher Aaron Powers threw a complete game against Century last week.
May 11, 2017

Powers, Warriors outdone by Thompson's no-hitter

by Matt Singledecker
Aloha baseball team battles tough in 1-0 loss against Century in Metro League action
DAN BROOD - Tualatin High School senior Amanda Reser (right), in front of Tigard freshman catcher Emily Paulson, puts the ball in play during the Timberwolves' 4-0 victory.
May 11, 2017

Tualatin softball team keeps swinging in the rain

by Dan Brood
The Wolves top rival Tigard 4-0 to move a step closer to the Three Rivers League title
May 11, 2017

Baseball: Clackamas no-hits David Douglas, clinches title

by From staff reports
The Cavaliers clinched the Mt. Hood Conference championship as K.C. Reilly, Jeff Nelson and Jake Zehr threw a combined no-hitter Tuesday
DAN BROOD - Tigard senior catcher Parker Kuntz (left) grabs for the ball as Sherwood junior Jacob Matzat slides to home plate during Tuesday's game. The Tigers won 5-2.
May 11, 2017

The Tigard baseball team just keeps on rolling

by Dan Brood
The Tigers top Sherwood for their eighth straight league win
DAN BROOD - Tigard High School sophomore Sarah Moss gives the ball a ride during the Tigers' game at Sherwood. Tigard came away with a 6-1 victory.
May 11, 2017

Tigard softball team strikes quick in win at Sherwood

by Dan Brood
The Tigers overcome a lightning delay on their way to getting a 6-1 victory
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Barlow catcher Sarah Gernhart is late with the tag as Reynolds sophomore Megan Convery scores Wednesday, but it was too little, too late for the Raiders, as they fell to the Bruins 12-2 in five innings in Mt Hood Conference softball.
May 10, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Barlow continues winning streak by downing Reynolds

by Pamplin Media Group
Bruins leave the Raiders behind with their bats in a 12-2 win ended by the 10-run rule.
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Estacada's baseball dogpiles on top of senior Levi Albrecht after his walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to secure the second Tri-Valley title in a row for the Rangers after beating Molalla 3-2 in extra innings Tuesday.
May 10, 2017

Rangers thwart Molalla's hopes for first baseball title in 22…

by Conner Williams
Estacada secures Tri-Valley title with 3-2 win in extra innings Tuesday
May 10, 2017

Out of the playoff race, Madras playing for pride

by Will Denner
Buffs will end their season at home against Crook County Thursday.
PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais pitcher Tim Ahern launches the ball toward home plate in the first game of the Cougars' double-header against the No. 6 Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers on Thursday. Gervais plays six games in eight days to close out the season, including two home double headers this week against Salem Academy on Wednesday and Colton on Friday.
May 10, 2017

Baseball: Gervais season comes down to final week

by Phil Hawkins
Cougars play a pair of double headers at home this week
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion leadoff hitter Andy Schmitz scored three runs in the Huskies' 10-4 win over Yamhill-Carlton on Friday. The Huskies have won six straight and nine of their past 11 games to climb into the top 10 of the OSAA rankings and vie for a bye through the play-in round of the 4A post season.
May 10, 2017

Baseball: No. 7 North Marion peaking at the right time

by Phil Hawkins
Huskies beat No. 5 Newport to claim tie-breaker for second place in 4A Oregon West Conference
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior right-hander Garrison Ritter threw all eight innings of his team's 1-0 Tuesday win over Lake Oswego, shutting out the Lakers on four hits and two walks while striking out eight on 96 pitches.
May 09, 2017

West Linn's Jake Porter homers to beat Lake Oswego 1-0

by Miles Vance
Porter's blast in the eighth inning wins the game and the TRL title for the Lions
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Jake Porter homers to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Lake Oswego 1-0 at West Linn High School onTuesday.
May 09, 2017

Baseball Slideshow: West Linn 1, Lake Oswego 0 (8 innings)

by Miles Vance
The Lions prevail when senior Jake Porter hits a walkoff homer in extra innings
ESTACADA NEWS: MATT RAWLINGS - Estacada coach Andrew Higgins high-fives Sam Blankenship at third base
May 09, 2017

Estacada plays sloppy, still defeats Corbett 7-3

by Matt Rawlings
The Rangers blow the game open late to defeat the Cardinals
GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Reynolds's Ethan Hopper makes if back to first base safely in the Raiders 5-2 win over Central Catholic
May 09, 2017

Reynolds gets 5-2 win on senior day onver Central Catholic

by Matt Rawlings
The Raiders put themselves in position to gain an at-large playoff berth with the victory
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego third baseman Vivian Rittenour makes a running throw during her team's 9-5 home win over Lakeridge on Monday afternoon.
May 08, 2017

Softball Slideshow: Lake Oswego 9, Lakeridge 5

by Miles Vance
The Lake Oswego softball team knocks off Lakeridge 9-5 on Monday
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego shortstop Morgan Jones tries to turn a double play with Lakeridge's Kelley Ericson sliding into second base during the Lakers' 9-5 home win on Monday.
May 08, 2017

Lake Oswego softball takes out Lakeridge 9-5 on Monday

by Miles Vance
The Lakers keep their slim playoff hopes alive with the victory
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Barlow pitcher Alexia Geary sends a throw to the plate against Reynolds' hitter Alison Walton during the Bruins' 5-3 win Saturday.
May 08, 2017

Barlow rallies to beat Reynolds 5-3

by David Ball
The Bruins finish a stretch of six games in six days with a comeback win over Reynolds
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Molalla's Aaron Alexander takes off for first base after connecting during his team's 11-1 home win over Crook County on Friday.
May 07, 2017

Check out our best baseball and softball photos from May 5, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state's high school baseball and softball teams close in on league titles, playoff berths
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City's Morgan Hornback pitched six innings and allowed two runs (neither earned) on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in Friday's rain-shortened 4-2 win over Clackamas.
May 07, 2017

Friday's top five: The biggest baseball and softball games from…

by Miles Vance
Check out our top-five list from Friday's baseball and softball contests
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Miles Norman hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 13-2 home loss to Wilsonville.
May 07, 2017

5A baseball: La Salle falls at home to Wilsonville, 13-2

by Jim Beseda
The Northwest Oregon Conference-leading Falcons had a rare off day when almost everything that could go wrong against the Wildcats did go wrong
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Gaston's Charity Hall throws a pitch during the Greyhounds' game against Vernonia May 6 at Pacific University.
May 07, 2017

Gaston softball splits a pair with first place Vernonia

by Wade Evanson
The Greyhounds win easily in game-one, but fall short in the second of an afternoon doubleheader versus league-leading Loggers
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Brooke McKelvey runs in to try and make a sliding catch during her team's 13-8 win over Lakeridge at Lakeridge High School on Friday.
May 06, 2017

Softball Slideshow: West Linn 13, Lakeridge 8

by Miles Vance
The Lions hold on to win after the Pacers chip away at their big ealy lead
GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Holly Thorsen attempts to run leg out a ground ball in Gresham's 2-0 win over Barlow
May 06, 2017

Gresham outlasts Barlow, wins 2-0

by Matt Rawlings
The Gophers are only a game back of first place in the Mount Hood Conference entering the final week of the season
SANDY POST: MATT RAWLINGS - Colby Carson rounds third base in Sandy's 4-2 loss against Wilsonville
May 06, 2017

Sandy falls to Wilsonville 4-2

by Matt Rawlings
The Pioneers struggle to manufacture much offense against the Wildcats
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit first baseman Reyan Tuck touches home plate after her solo homer against Westview.
May 05, 2017

Jesuit softball answers the bell, beats Westview

by Matt Singledecker
Defending state champions win a huge Metro League showdown on the road
OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Reynolds Ben Patterson dives safely back to first base during the teams 6-1 road loss to Oregon City on Friday.
May 05, 2017

Oregon City beats Reynolds 6-1 in rain-shortened game

by David Ball
A deluge cuts the game short in the middle of the sixth inning
PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin junior Taylor Alton and the Timberwolves hope to keep their Three Rivers League-leading intact when they host rival Tigard at 5 p.m. today.
May 05, 2017

High school baseball, softball teams battle again in league play…

by Miles Vance
Check out the long list of baseball and softball games we'll cover today
PMG PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit first baseman Reyan Tuck touches home plate after her solo homer during her team's 5-0 win at Westview on Friday.
May 05, 2017

May 5 high school baseball and softball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check out all the big results that emerged from Friday's cool, damp conditions
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior catcher Devinne Amesquita went 2 for 4 and knocked in two runs in her team's 13-8 win at Lakeridge on Friday.
May 05, 2017

West Linn softball team uses hot start to beat Lakeridge 13-8 on…

by Miles Vance
West Linn's Kaitlin Lampson goes 3 for 4 and drives in five runs
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras senior Melissa Field provided a pair of RBIs in the first two innings and scored herself, helping the Buffs score three of their five runs.
May 05, 2017

Madras softball's season down to the wire

by Will Denner
Madras needs to win at least one of its last two TVC games to make the postseason.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks senior pitcher Emma McCourt throws a pitch during the Braves' game against Valley Catholic May 5 at Banks High School.
May 05, 2017

Banks softball takes two from Valley Catholic

by Wade Evanson
The No. 3-ranked Braves sweep a doubleheader over a struggling Valiant team that made it interesting in game-one
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Molalla senior Aaron Alexander makes contact and heads towards first base during the Indians' 11-1 win over Crook County Friday on senior night.
May 05, 2017

Molalla baseball ten-runs Crook County in six innings 11-1 Friday

by Conner Williams
Indians take on Estacada Tuesday for Tri-Valley championship, chance at first title since 1995
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City's Morgan Hornback pitched six innings and allowed two runs (neither earned) on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in Friday's rain-shortened 4-2 win over Clackamas.
May 05, 2017

6A Softball: Oregon City gets nod over Clackamas, 4-2

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 4-0, the Cavaliers scored two in the sixth and were set to bat in the seventh when the field was deemed unplayable and the game was called
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ashley Owens drives in a run with one of her three hits against the Molalla Indians on Friday. Crook County won the game 10-0, clinching the league championship.
May 05, 2017

Crook County shuts out Molalla 10-0

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls score six first-inning runs, then cruise to victory over short-handed Indians
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions senior Brooklynn Scheer delivers a pitch in an 8-4 win over Parkrose on Wednesday in St. Helens.
May 05, 2017

Lions softball can start late Northwest Oregon Conference…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens looks to win first back-to-back games since taking down Sandy and Milwaukie in early April
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians junior JC Gross (8) celebrates his walk-off hit to center field and a 9-8, eight-inning win over No. 3 Astoria with, from left, junior Jerad Toman, senior Quinn Searle (19), junior Nicky Gill and seniors Zach Knight and Ben Teeter on Wednesday in Scappoose.
May 05, 2017

No. 10 Indians baseball rides Gross' walk-off, five-game win…

by Jake McNeal
Junior's eighth-inning hit to center field scores Toman for 9-8 home upset of No. 4 Astoria on Wednesday
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians junior Owen Wolfe releases a pitch in a 4-3 loss to Sandy on Wednesday in St. Helens.
May 05, 2017

Lions baseball looks to take down No. 4 La Salle Prep

by Jake McNeal
Parks and Ross lead late rally in home loss to Sandy on Wednesday
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Nicole Lukinbeal and the No. 4 Indians celebrate her third-inning grand slam in a 14-2 Senior Night defeat of Seaside on Monday in Scappoose.
May 05, 2017

Tillamook is last hurdle between No. 5 Indians softball and…

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose has beaten Cheesemakers 10 times in a row by a 14-2 average
GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Dawson Day fires a pitch towards home plate in Centennial's 2-1 victory over Gresham.
May 05, 2017

Centennial avoids series sweep, beats Gresham 2-1

by Matt Rawlings
Dawson Day outduels Jacob Biesterfeld to lead Centennial to the win