Softball: St. Helens drops tough 3-1 game to Putnam

Softball: St. Helens drops tough 3-1 game to Putnam

Putnam takes a 3-0 lead, holds St. Helens offense down With two of the top pitchers in the NW...

Budding javelin star reaches for Father's records

Budding javelin star reaches for Father's records

Sawyer Christopher sets Scappoose javelin record at 170 feet Sawyer Christopher's drive toward...

Baseball: Scappoose extends winning streak to nine games

Baseball: Scappoose extends winning streak to nine games

Indians sweep Valley Catholic, Tillamook, move to 6-0 in league Scappoose is games in to the...

Track: Scappoose tangles with Banks, Valley Catholic

Track: Scappoose tangles with Banks, Valley Catholic

A number of Scappoose athletes seem to be rounding into form after setting season-best marks in a...

Lion softball rebounds from tough loss, jumps to No. 2

Lion softball rebounds from tough loss, jumps to No. 2

St. Helens beats Hillsboro 10-1 and Liberty 5-1 Coaches will always say it's easier to learn from...

Baseball: St. Helens sweeps Parkrose doubleheader

Baseball: St. Helens sweeps Parkrose doubleheader

Lions get offense on track in second game It might have taken St. Helens a little while to rub...


Columbia County's Sports

April 24, 2015

Baseball: First-inning grand slam bats 'Cats past St. Helens

by John William Howard
Lions rally late in the game, fall short in 9-4 loss Sometimes a few bad moments can be the difference between a big win and a painful loss. For St. Helens, the tough stretch ended up being the…
April 23, 2015

Track: St. Helens takes second in Wilsonville tri-meet

by John William Howard
Maggie Cochran, Lillianna Shriver set career-bests The St. Helens boys' and girls' track teams both took second at a NW Oregon Conference tri-meet at Wilsonville High School on Wednesday.…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Sage Harrison greets her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning against Seaside on Tuesday.
April 22, 2015

Softball: Harrison homers again as Indians pound Seaside 19-1

by John William Howard
Sage Harrison sends her fifth HR out of the park It's taken a darned-good effort to beat Scappoose this season, something only two teams — No. 1 Banks and No. 2 McLoughlin — have been able to…
April 21, 2015

Track: Javelin record falls, Tribe boys fifth at Wilsonville…

by John William Howard
Freshman Sawyer Christopher sets school javelin record at 170 feet The Indians neared the midpoint of the Track and Field season on Saturday, April 18, as the boys took fifth and the girls team…
April 21, 2015

Golf: Scappoose boys skate past Tillamook

by John William Howard
Indians take on defending state, league champs next Solid play on the final nine holes pushed the Scappoose boys over the hump against Tillamook last week at Quail Valley Golf Course near Banks.…
April 21, 2015

Tennis: St. Helens girls drop matches with Sandy, La Salle

by John William Howard
The St. Helens girls tennis program picked up two points between a pair of matches with Sandy and La Salle over the last week, but ended up dropping the final results of both matches. Morgan…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Sage Harrison (center) jumps on home base to complete a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning against Banks on Friday afternoon. Harrison's homer tied the game at eight, forcing extra innings.
April 18, 2015

Softball: Scappoose splits showdown with top-ranked Banks

by John William Howard
Sage Harrison homers three times, bats home six runs Friday's doubleheader had nearly everything one would expect from a top-five match up — extra innings, a few wild home runs, a little drama…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Blake Millar sends his walk-off single into the outfield in the bottom of the seventh on Friday evening. With the 6-5 win over Valley Catholic, the Indians are off to a 4-0 start in Cowapa League play.
April 18, 2015

Baseball: Indians win on Millar's walk-off single

by John William Howard
Scappoose moves to 4-0 in league The Indians (9-3, 4-0 Cowapa) waited until the last possible moment to sew up their best league start in over 10 years, winning 6-5 on a walk-off single from…
April 18, 2015

Softball: No gaps for St. Helens as Lions fall to Sandy

by John William Howard
St. Helens falls to 4-1 in league play, still tied for first St. Helens came in to Friday's showdown with Sandy hoping to continue their trend of playing the Pioneers well when the weather was…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens' Bryce Mulcahy steps on to home plate as part of a first-inning offensive burst to give the Lions a 3-0 lead.
April 17, 2015

Baseball: Lions weather storm, rally past Milwaukie

by John William Howard
St. Helens scores seven unanswered runs to beat Mustangs All season long, the St. Helens baseball coaching staff knew the team was strong in two areas — pitching and defense. The problem didn't…

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Apr 17, 2015

Baseball: Indians off to first 3-0 league start since title…

by John William Howard
Scappoose scores 15 unanswered runs to beat Valley Catholic By the time Scappoose senior Robby Backus trotted into the shade of the visiting dugout at Valley Catholic High School, the damage had…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappose sophomore Hunter Holmason rounds second base during the Indians' home win over Banks on April 7. Holmason's two-RBI single in the seventh inning of the game on April 15 put Scappoose ahead of Banks 3-2.
Apr 16, 2015

Baseball: Late-game magic lifts Indians past Banks

by John William Howard
Holmason hits a two-RBI single in the top of the seventh Scappoose completed a sweep of their home-and-home series with Banks on Wednesday afternoon, gutting out a 3-2 win over the Braves at…
Apr 16, 2015

Softball: Scappoose on historic offensive streak

by John William Howard
Indians rally back to blow out Tillamook 12-3 With one league game in the bag and arguably the biggest double header of the year on the horizon, it's safe to say the bats couldn't have warmed up…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Hailee Fischer follows the ball during the Lions' win over Wilsonville on Wednesday evening. Fischer led St. Helens on offense in the 7-1 victory.
Apr 15, 2015

Softball: St. Helens tops Wilsonville 7-1

by John William Howard
Lions move to 4-0 in NW Oregon Conference play Their shutout streak might have finally been snapped at 22 scoreless innings, but through four games of NW Oregon Conference play, St. Helens has…
Apr 15, 2015

Track: St. Helens swept by Liberty

by John William Howard
Liberty got the upper hand in a dual meet with St. Helens on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Lion boys 90-55 and the Lion girls 100-45 at Liberty High School. The Falcons won each of the boys…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Asa Flanagan had a career day at the Lower Columbia Invitational on Saturday, April 11, taking second in the high jump and winning the triple jump.
Apr 14, 2015

Track: Asa Flanagan shines at Lower Columbia Invite

by John William Howard
Scappoose finishes behind Forest Grove in top-three finishes Even as a freshman and sophomore, the signs were clear: Scappoose's Asa Flanagan was bound to be a special asset for the program in…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Eleanor Jones, flanked by fellow Indian Mackenzie Ela and Astoria's Victoria Kee, reaches for the finish line in the final of the girls 100 meter hurdles at the Lower Columbia Invitational on Saturday, April 11.
Apr 14, 2015

Girls track: Astoria, Scappoose lead Lower Columbia Invitational

by John William Howard
Linnaea Kavulich, Eleanor Jones come up with first-place finishes It seems the Scappoose girls will have their hands full in the Cowapa League this season after the Indians met Astoria for the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens sophomore Ashley Perry clears a hurdle near the end of her preliminary heat of the 300 meter hurdles at the Lower Columbia Invitational on Saturday, April 11.
Apr 14, 2015

Track: Young St. Helens track team improves at Lower Columbia

by John William Howard
Myles Terry, Josie Hannah break into top-two For the second time in as many tries, the weather dumped on the St. Helens track just in time for the athletes to get soaked before beginning…
Apr 14, 2015

Golf: Scappoose boys get comfortable at Quail Valley

by John William Howard
Tribe boys take second behind 6A Clackamas at Banks invite The reigning Class 4A state champions might not have been in attendance at the Banks Invitational on April 13, but the Scappoose boys…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Cody Erhardt, who plays football and wrestles at Scappoose High School, takes part in a drill during rugby practice on Wednesday, April 8. Erhardt is the backs captain for the Operators.
Apr 10, 2015

Rugby: A hooligan game played by gentlemen

by John William Howard
Operators coach Spencer Jones comes full circle after seven-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps., instills life lessons in kids Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, a handful of…