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INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - The Kennedy bench erupts in the fourth quarter after the Trojans take their first lead of the second half in the team's 70-63 overtime victory against Western Mennonite.
January 21, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from Jan. 20,…

by Miles Vance
Pamplin Media Group's sports editors and photographers step up with the images on Friday
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: DAVE BALL - Centennial High football coach Chris Knudsen (right), enjoys time with former Linfield College teammate and Aiea High (Hawaii) coach Wendell Say (left) during the Eagles' 35-26 win on Sept. 2, 2016, in Gresham.
January 18, 2017

Chris Knudsen, Centennial High football continue climb into…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens native named Coach of the Year after Eagles upset No. 7 Central Catholic, make their longest state run in six years
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - West Linn quarterback Tim Tawa continued to rack up the honors following his record-breaking senior season, this time being named Oregon's Class 6A Offensive Player of the Year.
January 10, 2017

West Linn state football champions honored again on Class 6A…

by Miles Vance
Tim Tawa is named Class 6A Offensive Player of the Year


PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Lakeridge's Aundree Polk and the Pacers travel across town tonight to face Lake Oswego at Lake Oswego High School at 7:15 p.m. tonight.
January 06, 2017

High school basketball gets serious for Jan. 6

by Miles Vance
League play is the name of the game at all levels in all conferences across the state
December 21, 2016

All-State awards: St. Paul, Kennedy and North Marion

by Phil Hawkins
Kennedy running back Mitchell named 2A Offensive Player of the Year
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - St. Helens and Scappoose will not find themselves in the same conference under the Oregon School Activities Association's realignment plan for 2018-2022.
December 23, 2016

Scappoose and St. Helens will not reunite under new football…

by Jake McNeal
Indians and Lions are set to keep Class 4A, 5A classifications in Oregon School Activities Association's football-only 2018-2022 plan
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior quarterback Tim Tawa addresses students in the school library during the assembly to celebrate the school's state championship foootball team on Monday morning.
December 12, 2016

West Linn High comes out to celebrate its football champions

by Miles Vance
The school's students and staff celebrate its state championship football team on Monday
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's offensive line - here getting instruction from quarterback Tim Tawa - was the power behind the Lions' explosive offense all season long.
December 03, 2016

West Linn's offensive line earns its moment in the spotlight

by Miles Vance
The Lions' front line made all of the team's offensive fireworks possible If you know West Linn football, you know these names. Tim Tawa, the Lions’ senior record-breaking quarterback. Elijah…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's players hoist the Class 6A state football trophy - their school's first - skyward after routing Central Catholic 62-7 on Saturday at Providence Park.
December 03, 2016

In tweets: West Linn routs Central Catholic 62-7 in title game

by Miles Vance
The Lions win their first-ever state title in historic fashion West Linn's players wanted to win. Most of them expected to win. And almost all of them believed they would win. But even the most…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's (from Left) Keishon Dawkins, Tim Tawa and Qawi Ntsasa celebrate with the first-place trophy at the conclusion of their 62-7 win over Central Catholic in the Class 6A state championship game at Providence Park on Saturday.
December 03, 2016

Slideshow: West Linn 67, Central Catholic 7

by Miles Vance
The West Linn football team left no doubt. The Lions left no doubt, took no prisoners, left nothing on the table and left nothing to be decided. No indeed. West Linn, playing in the biggest game…
VERN UYETAKE - Elijah Molden, who ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns, hoists the state championship trophy at Providence Park as the Lions beat Central Catholic 62-7 for their first title.
December 03, 2016

West Linn leaves no doubt in 62-7 state title win

by Matt Sherman
The Lions claim their first championship in dominating fashion It turned out to be a coronation of historic proportions for the West Linn football team. One year removed from a narrow loss in…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - The West Linn (right) and Central Catholic football teams prepare for today's Class 6A state championship football game at Providence Park.
December 03, 2016

West Linn football team readies for a shot at its first state…

by Miles Vance
The Lions play in the state championship for a second straight year When you've got a big game — such as today's Class 6A state championship game between West Linn and Central Catholic — what…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn football coach Chris Miller is hoping again that his team 'Marinates in Greatness'again  when it faces Central Catholic in the Class 6A state championship game at Providence Park at noon Saturday.
December 24, 2016

West Linn football: A look back through 2016

by Miles Vance
The Lions have already made the 2016 season one to remember Look — 2015 was great for the West Linn football team. But 2016, 2016 is a whole different matter. The Lions — who battled all the way…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior running back Elijah Molden battles for yardage during his team's 62-7 win over Central Catholic in the Class 6A state championship game at Providence Park.
December 04, 2016

West Linn star Elijah Molden finishes his high school career on…

by Miles Vance
Molden rushes for 186 yards and three TDs in the state championship game The end of Elijah Molden’s career could not have turned out any better for West Linn’s star cornerback and running back.…
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Elijah Molden (here celebrating a touchdown during his team's 41-20 win over Clackamas in last week's Class 6A state semifinals) and the Lions will try to win their school's first state championship over Central Catholic at noon Saturday at Providence Park.
November 29, 2016

West Linn preps for Central Catholic test in Class 6A football…

by Miles Vance
The top-ranked Lions are favored to win their first title against No. 7 Central Catholic
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Tim Tawa throws for some of his 352 yards during the Lions' 41-20 win over Clackamas in the Class 6A state semifinals at Providence Park on Friday.
November 28, 2016

Lions' second-half scoring burst powers semifinal victory

by Miles Vance
West Linn outscores Clackamas 28-6 in the game's final 17:25
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Jake Meisen makes the second of his two touchdown catches during his team's 41-20 win over Clackamas in the Class 6A state semifinals at Providence Park on Friday.
November 28, 2016

Numbers add up to a West Linn victory on Friday

by Miles Vance
Take a look inside the stats that sent the Lions back to the Class 6A title contest
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep quarterback Nick McCoy had at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown in all seven Northwest Oregon Conference games this season.
November 28, 2016

La Salle's McCoy named NWOC's top playmaker

by Jim Beseda
The Falcons' senior quarterback had 1,905 yards total offense with 29 touchdowns and was named the Northwest Oregon Conference's Offensive Player of the Year
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Wilsonville players walk off the field as Lebanon celebrates the victory.
November 27, 2016

Football: Wilsonville endures crushing loss to Lebanon in state…

by Corey Buchanan
The Wildcats fall 34-17 in their first state title game since 2004 It didn’t have to end this way. Not the whispers of condolences between helmets, not the heartfelt hugs from disappointed…
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas tailback Jacob McGreevy had 33 carries for 180 yards in Friday's 41-20 loss to top-ranked West Linn at Providence Park.
November 26, 2016

Clackamas playoff run ends with 41-20 loss in semis

by Jim Beseda
The Cavaliers led 14-13 early in the third quarter, but top-ranked West Linn answered with four second-half touchdown to advance to Saturday's championship final against Central Catholic.
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Jake Meisen (left) and Keishon Dawkins celebrate one of Meisen's two touchdown catches during their team's 41-20 victory over Clackamas in the Class 6A state semifinals on Friday at Providence Park.
November 25, 2016

Slideshow: West Linn 41, Clackamas 20

by Miles Vance
Check out our best images from West Linn's semifinal victory over Clackamas
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Jake Meisen and the Lions will try to beat Clackamas today and win a second straight berth in the Class 6A state championship game. West Linn and Clackamas meet at 4 p.m. today at Providence Park.
November 25, 2016

A look back at how we got to today's Class 6A football semifinals

by Miles Vance
Quarterfinal winners included Tigard, Clackamas, West Linn and Central Catholic
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Jake Meisen, who scored two touchdowns in his team's 41-20 win over Clackamas in the Class 6A state semifinals at Providence Park, tries for a third on Friday.
November 25, 2016

West Linn beats Clackamas 41-20, gets another shot at state…

by Miles Vance
There was a moment, four minutes into the third quarter of Friday’s Class 6A state semifinal at Providence Park, when it looked like the Clackamas football team might just notch the upset of the…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Central Catholic players erupt in cheers while Tigard's players react in disbelief at the end of the Rams' 35-34 overtime win in the Class 6A state semifinals at Providence Park on Friday.
December 01, 2016

In tweets: Central Catholic beats Tigard 35-34 in overtime…

by Miles Vance
The Rams escape with a win after Tigard misses a crucial extra point in overtime
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Tim Tawa passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns to lead his team past Clackamas 41-20 at Providence Park in the Class 6A state semifinals on Friday.
November 25, 2016

In tweets: West Linn beats Clackamas 41-20 in Class 6A state…

by Miles Vance
The Lions win their way back to the state championship game to face Central Catholic on Saturday
DAN BROOD - Members of the Central Catholic and Tigard high school football teams have different emotions following the Rams' 35-34 double overtime win in Friday's state playoff semifinal game.
November 25, 2016

Central Catholic tips Tigard in double-overtime thriller

by Dan Brood
The Rams advance to the Class 6A state title game with a 35-34 win

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