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PMG PHOTO: MATT RAWLINGS - West Linn's Rance Pittman cranks it up during his team's 8-1 win over Gresham in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Friday at West Linn High School.
May 27, 2017

Check out our best baseball photos from May 25, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state quarterfinals yielded great games - and great images
PMG PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton's Kimaia Gassner is consoled by one of her coaches after her team lost to Westview 8-7 in the Class 6A softball state quarterfinals at Westview High School on Friday.
May 27, 2017

Check out our best softball photos from May 25, 2017

by Miles Vance
The sun shone big-time on Friday, and so did our photographers
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton shortstop Karac Leyva turns a double play with Lake Oswego's Matt Sebolsky sliding in during the Beavers' 9-6 home win over the Lakers in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Friday.
May 26, 2017

May 26 high school baseball and softball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Read on here to find out who will play in Tuesday's semifinals


PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Jake Porter and the top-ranked Lions host No. 8 Gresham in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state baseball playoffs at 5 p.m. today.
May 26, 2017

Check out which games we'll cover today, May 26

by Miles Vance
The state's baseball and softball teams roll into the state quarterfinals today
DAN BROOD - Sherwood junior Clair Johnson gets ready to throw the shot put Saturday during the Class 6A state meet.
May 25, 2017

Sherwood throwers shine at state meet

by Dan Brood
Calahan Crawford, Clair Johnson, Shelby Moran all place at the Class 6A event
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May 24, 2017

St. Helens falls to visiting Class 4A No. 7 Banks in 10-inning…

by Jake McNeal
Herb's two-run single in 10th clinches Braves' 6-4 road win
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
PHOTO CREDIT: DANNE' GRAY - From left, Indians junior Jake Gray, freshman Chase Elliot, seniors Colton Bush and AJ Miltich, junior Jack Eggers and senior Nathan Mapes led the entire way for Scappoose's first boys' golf state championship with a 310-328--638 on Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.
May 18, 2017

UNLIKE ANY OTHER: Mapes, Elliot, Miltich, Gray, Eggers and Bush…

by Jake McNeal
Indians lead the entire way, 310-328--638, over Klamath Union (331-331--662) and Valley Catholic (331-333--664)
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians junior Linnaea Kavulich won the Cowapa League girls' 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs and came up second in the 1,600 relay with Tess Conway, Emma Jones and Alyssa Spang for Class 4A state seeds on Thursday and Friday, May 11-12, at Doc Ackerson Stadium in St. Helens.
May 18, 2017

Linnaea Kavulich, John Kavulich and Emma Jones are Scappoose's…

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose boys win seventh Cowapa League championship in a row, girls seven points behind twice-defending Class 4A champion Astoria

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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 - Lions senior Zach Gadbois, center, joined by, from left, coach Scott Revis of USA Cobra Wrestling, Zach's father and St. Helens' current wrestling coach, Greg, mother Amy and sister Sierra, gathered to witness Zach's announcement of intent to attend and wrestle for NAIA Region IV Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kansas) on Wednesday in the Loo Witt Room at St. Helens High.
May 18, 2017

BETHANY STRONG: Gadbois announces collegiate wrestling intent

by Jake McNeal
Lions senior also helped St. Helens football to first state quarterfinal in 20 years as offensive lineman
PHOTO CREDIT: BRENDA LOHMAN - Indians junior Morgan Hall shot a two-day 93-94-187 for 13th in the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A girls' golf state meet on Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, her third state trip of her high school career.
May 18, 2017

Morgan Hall is Scappoose girls' golf's lone wolf for 14th at…

by Jake McNeal
Junior shoots two-day 93-94--187 in her third state trip on Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis
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
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May 18, 2017

St. Helens High School Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class…

by Jake McNeal
Candidates for this year's class must be submitted to St. Helens Sports Booster Club by June 15
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL  - Lions junior Dakotah Camberg, left, won the Northwest Oregon Conference boys' high jump championship at 6 feet, 4 inches, and junior Daniel Lujano was a runner-up in both the 110-meter hurdles (a personal-best 15.19 seconds to La Salle Prep senior Jordan Gloden's 14.99) and the triple jump (44-7 to Sandy junior Maxwell Shannon's 44-9) May 11-12 at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
May 18, 2017

St. Helens boys' track and field chases first team state…

by Jake McNeal
Ryan Byrd won last boys' individual title in Class 5A 1,500-meter run in 2012, Katie Elliott won Class 3A girls' 100 dash in 1999
PHOTO CREDIT: CLARK LAWRENCE - Lions senior Cole Rose tied Sandy senior Payten Andrews (97-88--185) for 38th with a 90-95--185 at the Class 5A Boys' Golf State Championships on Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, his first such qualification.
May 18, 2017

Cole Rose ties for 38th in first and final Class 5A boys' golf…

by Jake McNeal
Lions senior shoots two-day 90-95-185 on Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks after playing to top Region 1 individual qualification
PHOTO CREDIT: KIM SNOOK - Lions junior Braya Hutton rode to silver medals in barrels and figure 8 in her first Oregon High School Equestrian Teams State Meet.
May 18, 2017

Will Braya Hutton's silver barrels and figure 8 medals turn to…

by Jake McNeal
Lions' Hutton and Kyle Parnell reach June 2-4's PNWIC in Redmond with Indians' defending breakaway roping champion Blain Wheeler
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions senior Carsten Gilje was scheduled to open the Class 5A boys' tennis state singles championships against Hood River Valley junior Sawyer Bogard in the first round on Thursday at the Portland Tennis Center.
May 18, 2017

Carsten Gilje is the pride of St. Helens and Stabekk, Norway at…

by Jake McNeal
Senior exchange student faced Hood River Valley junior Sawyer Bogard in first round on Thursday at Portland Tennis Center