Football: Liberty pounces on St. Helens, drops Lions 46-13

Football: Liberty pounces on St. Helens, drops Lions 46-13

Phillips: "These guys have invested a lot of time, and invested a lot of effort and energy, so it...

Boys soccer: Scappoose scores two straight to draw Gladstone

Boys soccer: Scappoose scores two straight to draw Gladstone

The Indians are through the thick of things with their brutal start to the 2014 preseason, and...

Soccer: Indians beat Gladstone 1-0, take state's No. 1 spot

Soccer: Indians beat Gladstone 1-0, take state's No. 1 spot

The Tribe has kept clean sheets in all three of their matches, outscoring teams 8-0 It's a...

Football: Lions blown out by Parkrose, look to build on result at Liberty

Football: Lions blown out by Parkrose, look to build on result at Liberty

St. Helens could take advantage of an inexperienced offensive line in their first road contest at...

Football: Indians hope to retain momentum against Benson

Football: Indians hope to retain momentum against Benson

Scappoose comes from 10 points down to blow out Cascade, takes on Benson as No. 1 ranked team in...

Volleyball: Tribe drops 3-0 match to Estacada Rangers

Volleyball: Tribe drops 3-0 match to Estacada Rangers

Rangers come in and romp in second two sets, winning 26-24, 25-12 and 25-7 Things might have gone...

Volleyball: Lions thrash Hillsboro, Sandy in dual home opener

Volleyball: Lions thrash Hillsboro, Sandy in dual home opener

St. Helens remains perfect at 3-0 on the season in non-tournament action, and will travel to No....

Soccer: Indians top La Salle, maintain perfect season

Soccer: Indians top La Salle, maintain perfect season

Scappoose darts past La Salle 1-0 on a 44th minute goal from Natalie Muth In the end, Tuesday's...

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September 13, 2014

Football: Scappoose stomps Benson 56-14

by John William Howard
Scappoose might have gotten off to a slow start, but once the Indians got rolling, visiting Benson was powerless to slow the up-tempo, no-huddle offense that has tormented Tribe opponents over…
September 12, 2014

Volleyball: La Salle beats St. Helens, hands Lions first league…

by John William Howard
At the beginning of the season, just about everyone expected the La Salle Falcons to take at least a small step backward in their first year playing at the 5A level. Sure, they'd beaten up on 4A…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens freshman Sidney Allen (9) battles Giselle Manzo of The Dalles for possession late in the first half of the Lions' 6-1 win over the Riverhawks on Sept. 11.
September 12, 2014

Soccer: Lady Lions ranked 5th in state after 6-1 thrashing of…

by John William Howard
For the second season in a row, the St. Helens Lady Lions have broken into the upper ranks of the 5A soccer standings, garnering a No. 5 rating after thrashing The Dalles 6-1 on Thursday…
September 11, 2014

Scappoose alum Paul Revis runs wild for Western Oregon

by John William Howard
Revis is ranked 6th in all of Division-II football in all-purpose yards after week 1 Scappoose alum Paul Revis picked up exactly where things left off after graduation in 2013, making the most…
September 11, 2014

Cross Country: Lions in middle of NWOC pack at league preview

by John William Howard
If there was ever any doubt as to whether La Salle would make a strong transition to 5A in cross country, the Falcons provided plenty of reasons for why they're less of a long shot and far more…
September 09, 2014

Volleyball: Indians fall at Cascade Tournament, look ahead to…

by John William Howard
Scappoose goes 2-2-1 at Cascade, beating North Marion and Stayton After riding high for the first few weeks of what was expected to be a difficult preseason, the Tribe volleyball team stepped…
September 09, 2014

Tribe boys, girls runners earn top-10 ranking

by John William Howard
Both the Scappoose boys and girls cross country teams were given a No. 10 ranking in a Sept. 8 coaches poll The word on the talent and experience on both the girls and guys cross country teams…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Junior middle blocker Donn Smith takes a swing during the straight set victory over Gladstone on Sept. 2. Smith led the Indians with 15 kills in a five-set win over North Marion on Thursday evening.
September 05, 2014

Volleyball: Indians beat North Marion in five sets, move to 2-0

by John William Howard
Scappoose beat North Marion 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-5 on Thursday evening When the Indians got their start on the volleyball preseason, the expectation was for Scappoose to struggle at…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior quarterback Joey Krupsky hurdles Cascade cornerback Hunter Thomas late in the second quarter of the Indians' 54-30 victory over the visiting Cougars. Krupsky scored six touchdowns in the game, four with his feet and a pair through the air.
September 06, 2014

Football: Joey Krupsky dominant in win 54-30 for Scappoose

by John William Howard
The senior QB ran for three, threw for two and scored on an interception return as Scappoose topped Cascade in the opener Just in case the Indians needed any assurance as to Joey Krupsky's…
September 06, 2014

Football: Boland goes for six as Parkrose tops St. Helens

by John William Howard
Parkrose QB Jonathan Boland was next to impossible to stop for St. Helens, who got two TDs from Myles Terry in a 56-19 loss From the moment they stepped on to the field, it was obvious that…

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Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior defensive tackle Keenan Stevens takes a leap in front of RA Long quarterback Ryan Peerboom, looking to force him into a quick pass, or bat down a potential deep threat. The Indians will focus on getting in the face of 6-foot-4 Cascade quarterback John Schirmer with the hope that it will disrupt the Cougars' offensive rhythm and lead to a mistake prone game for the visitors on Friday night.
Sep 04, 2014

Football: Indians key on pass defense against Cascade

by John William Howard
Stopping the Cougars' 6-4 quarterback John Schirmer, disrupting passing attack are key in winning home opener As any football coach will echo, stopping the run is the first step to beating any…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens sophomore running back Myles Terry looks to escape the Scappoose defense during a jamboree on Aug. 29.
Sep 04, 2014

Parkrose brings some of state's best athletes for St. Helens…

by John William Howard
Parkrose at St. Helens: 'Doc' Anderson Stadium, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Parkrose quarterback Jonathan Boland broke into the Oregon prep football scene with a splash last season, darting his way to a 6-4…
Sep 05, 2014

Cross Country: Carrier runs well for Scappoose at Wilsonville…

by John William Howard
Indians will head to Ultimook on Sept. 6 If anything can be taken away from the Indians' first cross country action of the fall season on Aug. 28, it's that senior Dan Carrier is definitely…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Junior setter  Ashley MacInnis lets out a yell after winning a point in the second game of the Tribe's straight set victory over Gladstone in Tuesday's season opener.
Sep 03, 2014

Volleyball: Indians shut down Gladstone in season opener

by John William Howard
Tribe tops the Glads 25-18, 25-15, 26-24 to open the 2014 season Stepping onto the court for the first varsity match of the season, things still felt a little unsure for the Tribe volleyball…
Look for the 2014 edition of the Fall Sports Preview in the Aug. 29 issue of the Spotlight, as well as on news stands throughout south county and at St. Helens High School for the football jamboree with Scappoose and RA Long on Friday evening at 6 p.m.
Aug 29, 2014

2014 Fall Sports Preview

by The Spotlight
Pick up a hard copy on news stands beginning Aug. 29 Get the season schedule, team photo and the years outlook on every team in south county, from a revamped St. Helens football program to a…
Senior quarterback and safety hunts down the ball during practice on Aug. 27. This season makes his 10th playing quarterback, and 11th playing alongside twin brother David Krupsky.
Aug 29, 2014

The Krupsky connection: Senior twins star for Scappoose football

by John William Howard
After dreaming for a decade, it's finally his time to shine It's fairly common to hear athletes refer to their teammates as family. They spend hours together in the sun on a hot day. They sweat…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Tribe senior Jacob 'Wendy' Wendelschafer cracks a smile as the team runs on to the field for their annual intra-squad scrimmage on Aug. 23.
Aug 29, 2014

FSP: Indians begin and end with running game

by John William Howard
Plenty of speed on the ground, deep corps of young receivers Looking at the big names missing from the Scappoose football roster from last fall, it can be easy to see why one might expect the…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Hannah Carrey (2) will be a standout among the Tribe this season along with sophomore Alyssa Spang. Out of 28 total players in the program, 17 are freshmen.
Aug 29, 2014

FSP: Tribe volleyball overrun by wave of freshmen

by John William Howard
Scappoose program has 28 athletes, 17 of which are freshmen Every few years, a coach and a program is generally dealt a young team. Maybe they’ll have a freshman on varsity, or have just a…
Aug 28, 2014

St. Helens football in state playoffs is a safe gamble

by John William Howard
Talented youth and an experienced line should give way to the first playoff win for Lion football since 1996 As much as I tend to enjoy wallowing in cynicism, I’m always a sucker for a positive…
Aug 29, 2014

FSP: Lady Lions set for strong year, boys look for new leadership

by John William Howard
St. Helens cross country prepares for what could be an excellent year on the girls side of the league The cross country scene in the Northwest Oregon Conference is likely to look decidedly…