St. Helens takes step toward dream soccer facility

St. Helens takes step toward dream soccer facility

FC Columbia County plans to build an 800-seat soccer facility where the current JV field sits...

Boys soccer: Scappoose claims league title with 7-0 win over Seaside

Boys soccer: Scappoose claims league title with 7-0 win over Seaside

The Cowapa League title is a first for the Scappoose boys' soccer program For the first time in...

Girls soccer: Tribe coach questions aggression as Valley Catholic looms

Girls soccer: Tribe coach questions aggression as Valley Catholic looms

Scappoose beats Banks 3-0, but it was still the 'worst performance of the season' according to...

Football: Scappoose shuts down, shuts out Tillamook

Football: Scappoose shuts down, shuts out Tillamook

The Indians pick up their first league shutout since 2009 Scappoose senior quarterback Joey...

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October 24, 2014

Football: Indians hang hat on defense, eye league title

by John William Howard
Scappoose head coach Sean McNabb says this may be the best defense the Indians have seen in several years Heading into the final football game of the season, Scappoose is exactly where they want…
October 24, 2014

Girls soccer: Lions advance to play-ins with win or draw on…

by John William Howard
With nearly two months of soccer in the books, St. Helens is about to face a rather common harsh reality when it comes to the sport of footy: Tuesday's home match against Sandy is for all the…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens junior Logan Kalauli cheers after winning a point on Thursday night. The Lions closed the season with a straight-set win over Liberty.
October 23, 2014

Volleyball: St. Helens picks up first-round bye with win over…

by John William Howard
St. Helens will host a team in the first round on Nov. 1 St. Helens got all they needed and a little more on Thursday evening, flattening Liberty in straight sets for their sixth consecutive…
October 22, 2014

Boys soccer: Scappoose draws Blanchet Catholic 3-3

by John William Howard
The match provides a little extra experience heading into the OSAA postseason In a normal year, Scappoose would be fresh off a league matchup with Banks as the regular season wound down. But…
Photo Credit: PARKER LEE - St. Helens senior Casey Cooke finished as the top runner from the Lions' squad, taking 20th overall at the NW Oregon Conference championships on Wednesday.
October 22, 2014

Cross Country: St. Helens boys take seventh, girls take sixth at…

by John William Howard
Just one St. Helens runner broke into the top-20 at the NW Oregon Conference cross country championships on Wednesday as rain poured and umbrellas dotted the soggy fields of Blue Lake Park in…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens freshman Cora Beaudry (11) and Rex Putnam junior Lauren Gilbert battle for supremacy in the second half of the Lions' tilt with top-ranked Putnam on Tuesday evening.
October 22, 2014

Girls soccer: Soggy St. Helens falls 3-0 to Putnam

by John William Howard
The Lions will likely get their chance at battling for a postseason spot in the season finale at home against Sandy St. Helens goalkeeper Athena Duggan might have nightmares following Tuesday…
October 22, 2014

Volleyball: Indians squeak into play-in round

by John William Howard
Scappoose will travel to No. 7 Madras on Oct. 27 To say the Indians squeaked into the volleyball postseason might be a bit of a euphemism. Scappoose received the news Wednesday morning: they'll…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens junior Bryce Bumgardner gets tripped up midway through the second quarter of the Lions' 25-21 loss to Milwaukie on Friday night.
October 17, 2014

Football: Milwaukie comes from beind to beat St. Helens

by John William Howard
St. Helens gives up a 21-12 third-quarter lead and falls 25-21 After squeezing their sodden uniforms dry, hanging up their helmets and packing their things on to the bus, there's one play that…
Photo Credit: DON ANDERS, TEXAS STATE ATHLETICS - Texas State senior Linebacker David Mayo (3) knocks the ball away from University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff running back Michael Wilson in the 2014 season opener.
October 17, 2014

David Mayo stars at Texas State

by John William Howard
A former standout at Scappoose High School, David Mayo is on track to threaten the single-season tackles record at Texas State As the college career of Scappoose alumnus David Mayo begins to…
October 17, 2014

OPINION: Scappoose football tied down by struggling Cowapa League

by John William Howard
The Cowapa League has tripped up in non-league competition, meaning Scappoose doesn't benefit from a 5-1 record as much as they should I still firmly believe Scappoose and Gladstone to be the…

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Oct 17, 2014

Girls soccer: Lions still in NWOC postseason hunt

by John William Howard
St. Helens went with a "rope-a-dope" approach against No. 1 Hillsboro, and at times, it actually worked Heading into Thursday evening's match against top-ranked Hillsboro, St. Helens girls'…
Photo Credit: JOHN BREWINGTON - Senior running back Johnny Tardif powers through a Valley Catholic tackle last week, part of a dominant offensive effort by the Indians to lead 49-0 at halftime.
Oct 17, 2014

Football: Scappoose defense steps up as season winds down

by John William Howard
No. 4 Scappoose flattened Valley Catholic 49-0 in the first half last week, but will need two big defensive performances to repeat as league champions The first several games of the season were…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Devin Timmons pushes up field during the second half of the Indians' 4-0 victory over Tillamook. Timmons scored two early goals to get the offense rolling for the home side.
Oct 16, 2014

Boys soccer: Scappoose trounces Tillamook 4-0, needs one win to…

by John William Howard
Indians get a first-half brace from Devin Timmons and a shutout from Isaac Hamm to beat Tillamook 4-nil In the battle for league supremacy, Scappoose did exactly as they needed to on Thursday…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Dillon Gonzalez races to the ball during the second half of the Lions' 5-1 loss to No. 9 Hillsboro. Gonzalez scored the lone goal against the Spartans, sneaking behind the keeper in the second minute to put the Lions on top early.
Oct 16, 2014

Boys soccer: St. Helens nears playoff elimination with 5-1 loss…

by John William Howard
The Lions will need a miracle to make the postseason after giving up five unanswered goals to the No. 9 Spartans The Lions were able to hang with No. 9 Hillsboro for a half, but faded down the…
Oct 16, 2014

XC: League championships around the corner for Scappoose, St.…

by John William Howard
The Tribesmen certainly seem to be peaking at just the right time, and just in time for the fast-approaching Cowapa League cross country championships on Oct. 25. Led by another excellent…
Oct 15, 2014

Volleyball: St. Helens one win away from clinching playoff berth

by John Howard
The Lady Lions can ensure their spot in the 16-team championship bracket with a win in their final two matches In spite of sweeping Hillsboro on Tuesday evening, the road to repeating as league…
Oct 15, 2014

Girls soccer: Geisbers' hat-trick steals overtime victory for…

by John William Howard
Junior Ashley Geisbers scored late in the first overtime period, helping St. Helens to a 3-2 win over Milwaukie Time was winding down in the first overtime, the score tied a two goals apiece as…
Oct 14, 2014

Boys soccer: Five numbers to know ahead of Scappoose-Astoria

by John William Howard
The Indians will head to the coast, looking to take firm control of the league's drivers seat for the first time in program history This afternoon's match at the Warrenton Soccer Complex near…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Asa Flanagan races an Astorian defender for the ball late in the match on Tuesday evening in Warrenton. Flanagan scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute, helping to pull Scappoose even before fellow senior Devin Timmons got the game-winner two minutes later.
Oct 15, 2014

Boys soccer: Tribe on track for first league title in school…

by John William Howard
Thanks to a 2-1 defeat of Astoria on the road, the first such win for Scappoose since 1999, the Indians are well on their way to winning their first ever league title They say if you want…
Oct 14, 2014

Volleyball: St. Helens walks through home tournament

by John William Howard
Lady Lions second in 5A in sets won with 42 They had made a sound statement a week earlier in a home defeat of No. 2 La Salle, but the Lady Lions (14-4, 11-2 NWOC) echoed their home-court…