Power, grace and jumps

Power, grace and jumps

Tigard's Lena Greene, a star triple jumper for the Tigers, to compete in gymnastics at OSU TIGARD...

Jake Lawrence keeps on the go

Jake Lawrence keeps on the go

The Sherwood grad plays in Europe, runs a marathon SHERWOOD — Jake Lawrence wanted to try...

Former Tigers get ready together

Former Tigers get ready together

Four football stars, and former Tigard hoop standout Lexi Carter, work out at the school TIGARD...

Tigard team steps up big

Tigard team steps up big

The track club has three athletes win national titles They're the best. Not just in their school....

Tigard can't slow down Grizzlies

Tigard can't slow down Grizzlies

The Tigers' season ends with 10-0 playoff loss TIGARD — Sometimes, it just isn't your day....

Bowmen battle, but fall to Jesuit

Bowmen battle, but fall to Jesuit

Sherwood's season ends with 2-0 second-round loss BEAVERTON — The Sherwood High School...

Hawks win playoff opener, but then loses

Hawks win playoff opener, but then loses

Horizon senior Zach Tillema throws a shutout in opener TUALATIN — The Horizon Christian High...

Record run, 3-peat highlight Beadell Classic

Record run, 3-peat highlight Beadell Classic

Middle schoolers race a mile at the Fowler event TIGARD — There was a new all-time record....

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Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living at Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

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Brought to you by Linda Elder of Woodland Heights Assisted Living - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING - Linda ElderImagine you are preparing dinner for 60 of your closest friends and relatives. Or imagine that they are staying for the weekend and you are fixing three meals a day, every day.

The obvious is that you have a daunting task of meal planning, food shopping and cooking ahead of you. Then you remember that your cousin Sally and her daughters are severely allergic to seafood, Uncle Albert can’t eat anything that has to be chewed much and Grandpa Rogers has high blood pressure and can’t have salt. Your best friend, Kathy is dieting and great aunt Ellen has been losing weight and says food just doesn’t have much taste anymore. Your neighbor George has severe arthritis in his hands and can’t cut meat and firm vegetables.

This is the challenge of the kitchen staff in assisted living every day.

At 5 a.m., the Woodland Heights chefs begin. They review the doctor-ordered diet of every resident, watching for notices of changes given to them by the nurses. We have a policy of cooking without any added salt in consideration of the many seniors with heart or high blood pressure concerns.

Herbs and spices are used to maintain appealing flavor.

Daily, the chefs visit with our residents during meals to get feedback toward their goal of providing homemade, nutritious, appetizing meals that meet the ever-changing requests and needs of each of our residents.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

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Brought to you by Norm Matheis of Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSDIER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisAre you roasting in your non- airconditioned house in an effort to “save money”? Dragging fans from room to room to prevent total body meltdown?

Good news! Home heating and cooling systems can be financed for an affordable monthly payment. And often, with the return-on-investment factored in, such a system will pay for itself.

Typical heating and cooling system replacements can vary in price depending on the specifics of your home, your comfort needs and efficiency ratings of the equipment.

At Specialty Heating & Cooling, we want to make this investment as easy as possible for you. We have many resources available to you for easy HVAC financing; whether you prefer the lowest monthly payment or our zero-percent-interest programs.

We partner with the most competitive financial institutions in order to offer some of the following financing options:

Zero-percent-interest options for 12, 18 or 60 months - Offers minimum monthly payments with low interest during zero-interest time frame. Great financing solution to save on interest; low payments available.

Fixed-rate programs with low monthly payment — Offers low monthly payment based on a fixed rate with a longer term of 12 years. This is our lowest payment program available.

No payments and no interest for 6 or 12 months – Buy now and pay later, no payments or interest till 2017.

Energy savings on your monthly utility bills from higher-efficiency equipment will often make your net monthly payment even less.

Our sales professionals have all the right tools to help inform and educate you for realistic energy savings and estimated net monthly payments.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

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BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel Beebe“At this clinic, we measure – we don’t guess,” says Dr. Daniel Beebe, of Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Tigard.

Prior to treatment, for example, patients receive a thermal scan and an electrical scan (also called surface EMG) to see if muscles are pulling and which way they’re going, says Beebe. “The scans can tell us how to proceed with treatment. Later, we can rescan to see if you’re improving and if not, make adjustments to the treatment.”

Though the equipment for the scans is available to any practitioner, “it’s expensive and it takes experience to use it,” says Beebe.

Beebe also does a complete blood-chemistry panel.

“Here in the Northwest, we see a lot of low Vitamin D, anemia, liver problems and heart problems,” says Beebe. “It’s just a real good screen for general body conditions.”

“Patients may come in and say ‘I’m really fatigued all the time.’ We’ve even seen cases where they were bleeding internally, but just didn’t know. Others will come in with an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease.”

“I test for gluten and other sensitivities. With people who have gluten sensitivities, it can affect a woman’s thyroid — which is a surprise to many.”

Women with gluten sensitivities suffer thyroid problems as a ratio of 23 to 1 compared to men.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, OR 97223

503-620-1280

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Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau of Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauAt Q Family Dental, we often have patients who ask us why a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee becomes a painful experience, or why brushing or flossing makes them wince or cringe. The answer, usually, is sensitive teeth.

 

Tooth sensitivity typically occurs when the underlying dentin layer of the tooth, which surrounds the tooth’s nerve, becomes exposed.

 

Permanent hypersensitivity, however, may require treatment. The first step is to determine the cause, which may include one or more of the following:

 

Tooth decay (cavities)

Exposed dentin, especially near the gum line

Cracked or fractured teeth

Fillings that are worn

Gum (periodontal) disease, or gum recession

Worn tooth enamel

Brushing too hard

Consuming acidic foods

 

The good news is, sensitive teeth can be treated after the cause is determined. Treatments may include:

 

Desensitizing toothpaste, which contains ingredients that seal off the microtubules inside the exposed dentin to help reduce tooth sensitivity.

Fluoride gel, which strengthens compromised tooth enamel, helps prevent tooth decay, and decreases hypersensitivity of the teeth.

A crown, filling, inlay or onlay, which is used to treat tooth decay and often prevents sensitivity

A surgical gum graft. If some gum tissue has been lost from the root (recession), this procedure will help cover the root and normally reduces sensitivity.  A graft typically helps prevent further recession.

A root canal, which involves removing infected pulp tissue from inside the root of a tooth and replacing it with a biocompatible, root filling material.  This is normally followed with a crown.

 

Make an appointment with Dr. Q today to determine treatment options and to eliminate pain and discomfort.

 

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

How do we approach customers’ printer purchases? Know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - Home Care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have diabetes, diagnosed or undiagnosed.

If you or your loved one needs assistance in managing diabetes, ComForCare can help.

With appropriate care and medication management, complications of diabetes can be prevented.

Under the direction of our Registered Nurse and along with your doctor, our caregivers can assist with nutrition and monitoring, which can help keep blood sugar levels consistent and prevent dangerous spikes. If desired, caregivers can help set up daily exercise routines to provide motivation for healthier living.

Our caregivers have specialized training managing chronic conditions such as diabetes. We can help coordinate doctor’s appointments, transport you to and from appointments, and help you carry out doctor-recommended activities.

Caregivers can set up regular schedules to coordinate eating and insulin administration to keep you healthy and balanced. If blood sugar levels ever become a concern, caregivers understand how to take immediate action and can contact medical services to assist.

Depending on the type and severity of diabetes, there are different diabetes management aids that may be prescribed by doctors. These may include insulin/glucose pumps, insulin pens or other devices. Our trained caregivers can help you get used to using the devices for blood sugar control and monitoring.

Nutrition is the cornerstone of proper diabetes management. Caregivers can help with meal planning and preparation so that meals are both healthy and enjoyable. We will make sure that your diet is well-balanced and low in sugar and carbohydrates to avoid blood-sugar fluctuations.

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

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Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Medical Family Practice INSIDER -


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP  - Schedule an appointment today.Did you know that women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men?

“There is a silent health crisis in America. It’s the fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women,” said Dr. David Gremillion of Men’s Health Network, the non-profit that sponsors Men’s Health Month each June.

Though many prefer to “tough it out” when they feel unwell, men owe it to themselves and their families to get regular medical checkups and screenings and to follow through with doctors’ recommendations.

Men are more at risk than women to suffer from heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke, depression, hearing loss and other afflictions. More than 30,000 men die of prostate cancer each year.

“Just like taking the car in for an oil change or for the 25,000-mile checkup, men also need to take themselves to the doctor’s office to make sure everything is running smoothly,” Gremillion added. “That’s why Men’s Health Network created this campaign – to help men keep track of how often to check their blood pressure, get a tetanus booster and check their testosterone levels.”

Here’s a guide that outlines how often to get checkups: www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/getitcheckedpostermen.pdf

Pacific Medical Group’s five clinics have each been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the NCQA and the State of Oregon, which means they offer enhanced, coordinated medical care for their patients.

Call now to schedule an appointment.

Pacific Medical Group

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery - Cemetery & Mausoleum INSIDER -


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonAt Crescent Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, we are always available to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Here are some common concerns:

Q. How much notice do you require for a burial?   

A. Generally 3-4 days, depending on the family's specific or culture needs, but a minimum of 48 hours.

Q. What choices are there to honor our loved ones who choose cremation?

A. We allow cremated remains to be buried in a traditional casket grave, urn garden, inurned into a niche/columbarium which may or may not be in a mausoleum, or our scatter gardens.

Q. We are a couple. One of us wants to be cremated and the other casket burial. Is there any way we can be together in death, as we were in life?

A. Yes, you would need one grave or mausoleum space.  If the person who prefers cremation passes away first, we would place the cremated remains under where the headstone will be, so in the future when we open the grave for the casket burial, we will not disturb the cremated remains. Should it be reversed, we would place the cremated remains on top of the outer burial container for the casket.

Q. When would a headstone be installed?

A. Headstones are purchased when the family is ready to do so. Most order right away, but some families wait weeks, months, sometimes years. 

Q. Who installs the monument?

A. Cemetery staff or the granite company install the monuments, depending on size.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com/

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenSo you're halfway through the tax year for 2016. Yes, really!

While your 2015 taxes were due just a few months ago, it’s time to take a look at how this year is shaping up for your business or personal taxes.

At AccounTax, we call this a “mid-year review,” which helps take the stress out of next year’s returns — and a lot more.

Review what’s happened and make corrections — Two quarterly tax payments have come and gone. Mid-year is a good time to see what you’ve paid in estimated taxes and balance projections, using actual numbers. The next quarterly estimate is due Sept. 15.

Track where your money is going – daily. More than a monthly reconciliation, knowing where your money is every day means your business or household can be nimble enough to make corrections within the next six months. To accomplish that, you’ll need an accounting program or detailed spreadsheet, you can see where money is flowing both in and out.

Review capital expenses and plan for deductions — Section 179 is a portion of the tax code that allows business owners to deduct the full expenses of a capital purchase immediately, rather than depreciating the cost over a period of time. To take advantage of this tax opportunity, business owners must understand the tax differences between taking the deduction versus offsetting it into future years. Performing a financial review in July allows your business six months to plan for capital expenditures and strategic purchases.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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Tigard's Sports

DAN BROOD - Bill Zernickow shared Three Rivers League, and Class 6A, Coach of the Year honors after leading the 2015 Tualatin football team to an 8-3 record.
August 19, 2016

Zernickow resigns at Tualatin

by Dan Brood
He led the football team to an 8-3 record in 2015 TUALATIN — Bill Zernickow has resigned as Tualatin High School's head football coach. Zernickow made his resignation on Thursday. Tualatin High School athletic director Ted Rose confirmed Zernickow's…
August 11, 2016

Getting to the heart of the matter

by Dan Brood
For the most part, I really don't like it when journalists write about themselves. Let's face it, we're a pretty boring bunch. And, also, who cares? But, that said, I'm shifting into hypocritical mode, as I've got a story to tell. It might be a bit…
August 11, 2016

5k run is slated for Tualatin High

by The Times
The race set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the school TUALATIN — The Tualatin High School cross country program will be hosting an open 5k run Saturday at the school. The race, called the Timberwolf Challenge, is a community event benefiting the…


DAN BROOD - Tigard High School senior-to-be Gavin Kim competes in the shuttle run at the 2016 Metro Area Lineman Challenge, held in July at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
August 08, 2016

Tiger line ready for the challenge

by Dan Brood
Tigard team steps up at Metro Area Linemen event HILLSBORO — For the past few years, the Tigard High School football team has been known for having a massive, powerful offensive line. Well, some of those massive, powerful Tigers, such as Conner…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the S.W. Metro Senior Babe Ruth baseball team includes (back row, from left) coach John Aiello, Payton Otis, Alex Kelly, Desmond Aiello, Cole Cameron, Kyle Martin, Nathaniel Moss, Justin Moss, Asst Coach Matt LaRoche, (front row)  Noah Sykes(bat boy), Derek Maiben, Jacob Maiben, Cameron LaRoche, Kohl Sykes and Tyler Russ. Not pictured: Sam Raabe, Jared McBride.
August 08, 2016

SW Metro claims tournament title

by Dan Brood
The Senior Babe Ruth team goes 19-1 for the season They were determined. They didn't want anything to stand in their way. Nothing did. The members of the S.W. Metro Senior Babe Ruth baseball team rolled to the 2016 State ages 16-18 Rec Tournament…
DAN BROOD - Tualatin High School senior-to-be Josh Chandler competes in the farmer's carry event at the Metro Area Lineman Challenge. Chandler set a new record in the bench press.
August 08, 2016

Timberwolves power it up

by Dan Brood
Led by Josh Chandler's record performance, Tualatin takes second place in the linemen challenge HILLSBORO — To get ready for the 2016 Metro Area Lineman Challenge, Tualatin High School senior-to-be Josh Chandler trained with James Porter. That made…
August 08, 2016

Tualatin team has a strong showing

by The Times
Kamau, Follett soar at the national track championships Top performances. The Tualatin-based Step ur Game Up track club sure had plenty of them at the USATF Junior Olympic National Track and Field Championships, held July 25-31 at Sacramento State…
August 08, 2016

Sherwood Track kids compete at nationals

by The Times
Sherwood High's Shelby Moran wins pair of titles The team didn't have an abundance of competitors, but they all seemed to make their mark. The Sherwood Track Club had six athletes compete at the USATF Junior Olympic National Track and Field…
DAN BROOD - Woody Toms, a 2008 Tualatin High School graduate, takes over as the receivers coach for the Timberwolves this year.
July 26, 2016

Coming back home

by Dan Brood
Former Tualatin star lineman Woody Toms takes over as the Timberwolves' receivers coach TUALATIN — Woody Toms knows what it's like to play Tualatin High School football. He knows what it's like to be part of a winning Timberwolf squad. In fact, he…
JAIME VALDEZ - Members of the Tualatin City Little League ages 8-10 all-star softball team gather before the start of Tuesday's District 4 third-place game.
July 26, 2016

Tualatin City finishes up in a big way

by Dan Brood
TC rolls to 17-6 win over Murrayhill in third-place game PORTLAND — The Tualatin City Little League ages 8-10 all-star team was looking to finish up strong. Thanks to a powerful hitting attack, not to mention some solid pitching and strong defense,…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Longhorns third baseman Hunter Hughes (left) tags out Oregon City's Jordan Weijland on a pickoff play at third base during Saturday's OIBA tounament seeding game.
July 26, 2016

Longhorns tipped in seeding game

by Dan Brood
Tigard still taking high hopes to the OIBA tourney TIGARD — With the Oregon Independent Baseball Association season-ending tournament right around the corner, it wasn't exactly the outcome the Tigard Longhorns were looking for. But, nonetheless, the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Tigard Crush team that won the NAFA title include (back row, from left)coach Brody vanderSommen, Sofia Tosoni, Emily Milsted, Alexa vanderSommen, Dylan Porter, Laura Masters, Sophia Fenton, Coach Keri Gesner, (front row) Jessie Galster, Kristin Isenhart, Sophia vanderSommen and Eliot Miner. Not pictured, Kaeli Miller.
July 26, 2016

Tigard Crush claims tourney title

by Dan Brood
The team wins six straight games at the NAFA event NEWBERG — The Tigard Crush Black, well, crushed it. The Crush, an ages U12 girls fastpitch softball team, won its final six games on its way to winning the title at the North American Fastpitch…
DAN BROOD - Tigard's (from left) Ainsley Davis, Makenna Reid, Kani Korok, Sophia vanderSommen, Alexa vanderSommen and Karen Spadafora will be playing in the All-American Games in Florida in August.
July 26, 2016

Tigard girls to play with the best

by Dan Brood
Players to travel to Florida for All-American games TIGARD — They get to play against the best. They get to play with the best. They are among the best. A group of seven Tigard youth softball players will compete with and against some of the top…
PHOTO COURTESY OF UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY - Horizon Christian High School graduate Wyatt Houston (left) heads up field after catching a pass in last year's game against BYU.
July 14, 2016

Tight end? no trouble for Wyatt Houston

by Dan Brood
The former Horizon Christian star quarterback is thriving in his new position at Utah State Wyatt Houston likes playing at quarterback. He likes to have the ball in his hands, controlling the action. When he played football at Horizon Christian High…
PHOTO COURTESY OF OGA - Victoria Gailey, a Tigard High School junior-to-be, holds the trophy she earned by winning the 2016 Oregon Junior Stroke Play Championship girls golf tournament. Gailey will be playing in two more prestegious tournaments this month.
July 14, 2016

Gailey enjoying a sizzling summer

by Dan Brood
The Tigard star wins the Oregon Junior Stroke play title Victoria Gailey had a heck of a spring season. As a Tigard High School sophomore, Gailey claimed Three Rivers League girls golf district tournament medalist honors for the second year in a…
JAIME VALDEZ - Tualatin City's Talia Valdez (left) and Ariel Chanez hug following Chanez' two-run home run in the team's 10-8 win over Tigard on Monday.
July 14, 2016

Tualatin City rallies past Tigard

by Dan Brood
TC gets a 10-8 victory in the District 4 tourney opener PORTLAND — It was wild. It was somewhat crazy. It certainly was exciting. And, when it was over, the Tualatin City Little League ages 8-10 all-star softball team got to celebrate a hard-fought,…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Little League third baseman Nate Thomas (right) tags out Murrayhill's Cooper Meygandt during Saturday's ages 9-11 District 4 Tounament championship game held at Cook Park. Murrayhill got a 10-2 victory.
July 14, 2016

Tigard tipped in tourney title tilt

by Dan Brood
The Tigard squad goes 5-1 at the District 4 event TIGARD — Almost perfect. The Tigard Little League ages 9-11 all-star baseball team had an unblemished 5-0 record going into the championship game of the District 4 tournament. The Tigard squad wasn't…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Tigard Crush include (top row, from left) coach Brody vanderSommen, Alexa vanderSommen, Sophia Fenton, Kaeli Miller, Kristin Isenhart, Sophia vanderSommen, Emily Milsted, coach Keri Gesner, (front row) Laura Masters, Sofia Tosoni, Eliot Miner and Jessie Galster. Not Pictured: Dylan Porter.
July 14, 2016

Crush battles to third at tourney

by The Times
The Tigard team goes 6-2 at the ASA state event HAPPY VALLEY — The Tigard Crush Black ages 12U B softball team may not be the best team in the state, but the squad is pretty darn close. The Tigard squad battled its way to a third-place finish at the…
DAN BROOD - Elise Conroy was a four-year standout for the Tigard High School girls basketball and girls track and field teams.
July 08, 2016

Fun and Success

by Dan Brood
Elise Conroy stood tall on the basketball court and the track as a Tigard High School senior TIGARD — It was simple. It was her senior year of high school, and Elise Conroy wanted to do just one thing. Have fun. That was it. That was her goal. Now,…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Little League all-star Matthew Beckett gets ready to deliver a pitch during the team's District 4 tournament opener against Beaverton Aloha on Saturday. Beckett turned in a complete-game performance in Tigard's 19-1 victory.
July 08, 2016

Tigard storms the tournament

by Dan Brood
Tigard opens play at the District 4 event, held at Cook Park, with a 19-1 victory TIGARD — The Tigard Little League ages 9-11 all-star baseball team took some very high hopes into play at the District 4 tournament. Well, the team’s start to the…
DAN BROOD - Sherwood High School junior-to-be Takumi Kammerzell gets ready to fire in a pitch during the Bowmens's OIBA game with Wilsonville on Tuesday. Kammerzell threw a one-hit shutout in Sherwood's 2-0 win.
July 08, 2016

Kammerzell shuts down Wilsonville

by Dan Brood
Sherwood gets a 2-0 victory in Tuesday's OIBA contest SHERWOOD — The Sherwood-based Oregon Independent Baseball Association team wasn’t able to generate much offense in Tuesday’s game. The Bowmen had just a total of two runs on four hits. But, with…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ASHLEY SLATER - In addition to running an exhibition race at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Tualatin High School senior-to-be Ashley Slater (left) got to meet national long jump champion Brittney Reese.
July 08, 2016

Slater sprints on the big stage

by Dan Brood
The Tualatin track star gets to run at the Olympic Trials EUGENE — Sure, Ashley Slater has competed in big races before. The Tualatin High School senior-to-be has raced on the big stage before. But, likely nothing compares to what she got to do on…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Little League Majors center fielder Griffin Mentzer (second from right) celebrates with his teammates after throwing out a pair of Lake Oswego base runners during Monday's District 4 tournament game.
July 08, 2016

Tigard tough, but tipped in tourney opener

by Dan Brood
The team hopes to come back strong from loss against LO PORTLAND — Nope, the Tigard Little League Majors (ages 10-12) All-Star baseball team wasn’t able to open District 4 Tournament play with a victory. But that didn’t seem to matter — too much.…
DAN BROOD - Emily Leonard shined for the Tualatin girls soccer, girls basketball and track and field teams during her four years at the school.
July 01, 2016

Reaching her goal

by Dan Brood
Emily Leonard earned 12 varsity letters during her playing days at Tualatin High School This story originally appeared June 9, 2016. Due to a server issue, it was republished online at a later date. TUALATIN — Back in 2012, before she started her…
DAN BROOD - Tigard High School graduate Derek McMurray (right) blocks Jalontae Walker of the North team during play Saturday at the Les Schwab Bowl. McMurray helped the South team get a 16-14 victory.
July 08, 2016

Local trio get victory in prep finale

by Dan Brood
Adams, Crist, McMurray help South get a 16-14 Les Schwab Bowl win HILLSBORO — For 2016 Tigard High School graduates Conner Crist and Derek McMurray, it was a great transition from high school football to college ball. For Sherwood grad Lukas Adams,…

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DAN BROOD - Natalie Bryant stepped up for the Tigard girls track team and girls soccer squad.
Jul 08, 2016

Tiger seniors have another big year

by Dan Brood
League titles, trip to basketball final highlight 2015-16 TIGARD — The 2015-2016 school year was big for Tigard High School when it came to athletics. The Tigers had a proficient year in many…
DAN BROOD - Sherwood shortstop Riley Aggson (right) makes a throw to first base to complete a double play, as Aloha's Matt Powers slides to second base during Tuesday's game. Sherwood lost 8-6 in the OIBA contest.
Jul 08, 2016

Bowmen strong, but fall just short

by Dan Brood
The Sherwood OIBA squad is having a strong summer SHERWOOD — Nope, it wasn't a win. But there were plenty of bright moments. There was certainly some promise of a bright future for the Sherwood…
Jul 08, 2016

Area athletes earn all-state accolades

by The Times
Self and Rutschman among the first-team selections To the victors, go the spoils. And, to some of the talented area baseball, softball and lacrosse players, went the honors. All-state honors,…