The first big hit: Rugby takes hold in Columbia County

The first big hit: Rugby takes hold in Columbia County

The Columbia County Crusaders, who jumped into the national rankings in March of this season, are...

Softball: Lions hold their own with state's best squads

Softball: Lions hold their own with state's best squads

St. Helens beats No. 2 Liberty 1-0, and pushes current No. 1 Sandy to nine innings before falling...

Track: Relay shines for Tribe boys at Wilsonville Invitational

Track: Relay shines for Tribe boys at Wilsonville Invitational

Scappoose and St. Helens had more than a handful of highlights at the Wilsonville Invitational on...

Softball: Tribe's double header with No. 1 Banks goes sour

Softball: Tribe's double header with No. 1 Banks goes sour

Banks tops Scappoose 10-3 and 9-2, maintaining their top spot in the Cowapa League and the top...

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April 24, 2014

Softball: Menacing defense awaits Tribe vs. Yamhill-Carlton

by John William Howard
No. 8 Scappoose will take on No. 2 Yamhill-Carlton on Friday at home It's fairly safe to say the worst is almost over for the Indian softball program. On Friday, April 18, the Tribe traveled to…
April 21, 2014

Baseball: Scappoose wraps up suspended game with Yamhill-Carlton

by John William Howard
The Scappoose Indians finished off a suspended game on Friday, getting a double in the top of the eighth inning to take their third contest in a row and move to 3-1 in Cowapa League play.…
April 21, 2014

Baseball: St. Helens loses twice to Putnam

by John William Howard
The Lions remain as one of the best defensive squads in the league, but can't contain Rex Putnam The St. Helens baseball squad ran afoul of league-leading Rex Putnam, dropping the second game of…
April 18, 2014

Track: St. Helens cleans up at Parkrose

by John William Howard
St. Helens senior Kylie Reinholdt hadn't run the 100 meter event all season until Wednesday afternoon at Parkrose. She'd spent her time on the jump events, inching closer to her records in the…
Jeff Edwards (left, in black) talks with his team during the win over McMinnville on April 2. Edwards announced on April 14 that he would resign as head coach of the Lions.
April 17, 2014

St. Helens' coaching conundrum: Jeff Edwards resigns

by John William Howard
St. Helens High School hired 13 new coaches last summer, and are on the hook to fill four more head coaching positions this spring, including boys' basketball, boys' soccer, cheer and softball,…
April 17, 2014

Baseball: Extra inning thriller suspended

by John William Howard
Yamhill-Carlton put up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, forcing extra innings before the contest was suspended due to darkness Scappoose and Yamhill-Carlton played a…
April 16, 2014

Baseball: Putnam brings St. Helens back to earth

by John William Howard
A three-run burst in the fourth inning sinks St. Helens and ends the Lions' three-game winning streak A lone RBI single from Brody Takemoto was the only offense the Lions could offer in their…
April 16, 2014

Baseball: St. Helens shuts out Parkrose, wins third in a row

by John Willam Howard
Things will get far more difficult from here, with the Lions visiting league-leading Putnam on Wednesday For the first time in several weeks, the Lions' bats finally awoke, blasting Parkrose…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Lacey Updike swings for a double, scoring two runners in the bottom of the third to put Scappoose on top 10-1 over Tillamook.
April 15, 2014

Softball: Offense alive in Tribe's rout of Tilly

by John William Howard
A second-inning grand slam from Sage Harrison highlights an offensive-riddled afternoon as Scappoose bats past Tillamook 12-1 Normally when a team pitches against Scappoose senior Lexi Courtney,…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Will Sprute pitched all seven innings on Tuesday, helping to shut out Yamhill-Carlton in the home leg of their two-game series.
April 15, 2014

Baseball: Indians win first leg from Yamhill-Carlton

by John William Howard
Scappoose picks up a 2-0 win over the visiting Tigers, and will travel to Yamhill for the second leg on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Indians have been on the wrong side of more than a handful of…

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Apr 15, 2014

Golf: St. Helens boys finding traction

by John William Howard
The St. Helens boys' golf team is starting to gain traction leading up to the final month of the season. With the state championship fast approaching on May 19 and 20, the Lions picked up a…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens Sophomore Quintin Galvin throws out a pitch in the top of the seventh inning. Galvin allowed only four hits in the Lions' victory over Parkrose.
Apr 14, 2014

Baseball: St. Helens tops Parkrose, looks for third-straight win

by John William Howard
The Lions have won two in a row for the second time this season, and will look for their third consecutive win on Tuesday If the Lions can get a few more games like Friday's from sophomore…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Miranda Little stands at home plate during practice just before preseason play began. Little will assume the head coaching duties following the resignation of former head coach Jeff Edwards.
Apr 14, 2014

Softball: Edwards steps down as St. Helens head coach

by John William Howard
Assistant Miranda Little will take over for the remainder of the season In a surprise move, the St. Helens Lions are now without their longtime head softball coach. St. Helens Athletics Director…
Apr 14, 2014

Softball: Courtney's three home runs spur Scappoose

by John Howard
Senior Lexi Courtney homered thrice in the Indians' pair of games over the weekend, helping Scappoose to split games with La Salle and Roosevelt Lexi Courtney's bat has finally come alive. The…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Carson Davison finished third in the 100 meter race, and the 4x100 relay squad to set the fastest time in Class 4A so far this season. If the relay teams continue their current trend, they'll break a pair of school records before the season is out.
Apr 13, 2014

Track: Tribe boys' relays own Lower Columbia, Oregon

by John William Howard
The Scappoose boys' relay teams ran the best times of any team at the 4A level on Saturday, and are breathing down the necks of two school records Boys' Results Even though it's still early in…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Lion senior Jacob Zartman lets out a yell during shot put competition at the Lower Columbia Invitational. Zartman threw a career-best 49 feet, three inches to win the shot put event.
Apr 13, 2014

Track: Zartman, Reinholdt with big performances at LC invite

by John William Howard
Lion senior Kylie Reinholdt lept further than any girl at the Class 5A level, setting a new mark of 36 feet, nine inches at the Lower Columbia Invitational Boys' Results For anyone standing…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Kyler Mizee looks to round third in the first inning. Mizee had two RBIs, two runs and a hit in the 11-1 victory over Molalla on Friday.
Apr 12, 2014

Baseball: Scappoose pummels Molalla 11-1

by John William Howard
A big rally in the first inning sets Scappoose on cruise The Molalla Indians had one brief moment of glory. Senior Devon Schaefer garnered his only hit on Friday evening, sending the pitch…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Will Sprute dives back to first base to avoid a pick off in the fifth inning.
Apr 11, 2014

Baseball: Scappoose drops 8-3 result to visiting Banks

by John William Howard
The Braves put up five runs in the second and third innings before Scappoose can respond, and coast to an 8-3 victory The Indians should be grateful they won't have to face David Spiring for…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens head boys' basketball coach Jerry Allen reacts during the Lions' loss to Liberty on Jan 14 in the NWOC opener. Allen won't return as the coach next winter, according to athletic department sources.
Apr 10, 2014

Basketball: Allen won't return as St. Helens boys' coach

by John William Howard
Sources have confirmed that Jerry Allen's contract will not be renewed for next season When boys’ basketball tips off next season in St. Helens, Jerry Allen will no longer be patrolling the…
Apr 10, 2014

Opinion: Seven bucks isn't bad for a little nostalgia

by John William Howard
There's something special about baseball. I have a distinct memory of the first baseball game I ever attended. It was sometime during the 1995 or 1996 season, and I tagged along with my older…