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Softball players at St. Helens High pumped up for new season

Softball players at St. Helens High pumped up for new season

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Softball coach Miranda Little is confident heading into a shortened season this spring.
St. Helens High School volleyball season is over, but one…

St. Helens High School volleyball season is over, but one…

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Senior Savannah Moore is seeking a career in real estate, but spends time breaking horses.
Scappoose routs St. Helens en route to 48-0 rivalry win

Scappoose routs St. Helens en route to 48-0 rivalry win

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The Indians take a 28-0 halftime lead and cruise to a win over their neighboring foe.
Pay college athletes? Oregon's taking up the issue again

Pay college athletes? Oregon's taking up the issue again

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State lawmakers wade into tough national debate with bill to let some to earn money if sports programs use their images or names.
Evanson: Win or lose, youth sports are increasingly about…

Evanson: Win or lose, youth sports are increasingly about…

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With every passing year the business of youth sports is defeating the purpose of the games at their root.
Group works to honor memory of Scappoose runner

Group works to honor memory of Scappoose runner

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Track facility improvements are planned as a way to realize Neil Hoffmann's dream.
Early morning practice pays off for the St. Helens High…

Early morning practice pays off for the St. Helens High…

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A home field victory is in the books for the Lions during Senior Night in St. Helens
Late Forest Grove rally comes up short against St. Helens

Late Forest Grove rally comes up short against St. Helens

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Jake Steltenpohl catches a 35-yard touchdown pass as time expires, but Viks fail on 2-point conversion attempt to drop 26-24 contest.
They're back - high school athletes talk about the return…

They're back - high school athletes talk about the return…

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Here's what Oregon's high school athletes say about their long-awaited return.
Evanson: Social media cesspool shouldn't be tolerated

Evanson: Social media cesspool shouldn't be tolerated

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Oregon women's basketball player Taylor Chavez starts a conversation about social media trolls that's way overdue.
St. Helens High School Band ready to play for a home…

St. Helens High School Band ready to play for a home…

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The band is set to perform during a home game against Forest Grove this coming Friday.
Hillsboro mistakes help Scappoose roll, 47-18

Hillsboro mistakes help Scappoose roll, 47-18

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Indians build an early 20-0 lead and cruise to a home victory over young Spartans.
Girls Soccer Slideshow: Wilsonville 3, Scappoose 0

Girls Soccer Slideshow: Wilsonville 3, Scappoose 0

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Check out this slideshow of the best images from Wilsonville's win over Scappoose on Thursday.
Hillsboro Hops expect to have fans for Opening Day

Hillsboro Hops expect to have fans for Opening Day

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Oregon has updated its capacity limits for outdoor recreation and entertainment venues.
Prep football is underway in Columbia County

Prep football is underway in Columbia County

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Head football coaches at St. Helens and Scappoose are gearing up for gridiron action.
Evanson: Sports are back. Let's hope it's just the beginning

Evanson: Sports are back. Let's hope it's just the beginning

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With the return of high school athletics, we're reminded of what we've all been through.
Shorty: Former baseball star 'finally at home plate'

Shorty: Former baseball star 'finally at home plate'

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After embezzlement and incarceration, Shorty Ames comes back thanks to his wife, AA and God.
From the Editor: Sports are back, but we need your help

From the Editor: Sports are back, but we need your help

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Pamplin Media Group prep sports editor Miles Vance explains how we will cover sports in 2021.
Shorty: Finding trouble, losing baseball, finding baseball…

Shorty: Finding trouble, losing baseball, finding baseball…

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The former St. Helens star ends his pro career, turns to coaching, then loses almost everything.
Whatever happened to Shorty Ames?

Whatever happened to Shorty Ames?

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Former St. Helens star rose to pro baseball and coaching, fell hard, then finally came back.
OSAA cancels state championship events for fall sports

OSAA cancels state championship events for fall sports

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Executive board gives schools chance to create their own local, regional events.
High school football readies for 2021 kickoff on March 5

High school football readies for 2021 kickoff on March 5

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Across the state, 83 games are scheduled from the Class 6A to Class 1A levels March 5.
Hillsboro Hops to open season May 4

Hillsboro Hops to open season May 4

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Hops President KL Wombacher says they're planning to play in front of fans as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Hillsboro Hops announce 2021 coaching staff

Hillsboro Hops announce 2021 coaching staff

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Manager Vince Harrison headlines a list of newcoming coaches to the local minor league franchise.
Hillsboro Hops officially announce affiliation deal

Hillsboro Hops officially announce affiliation deal

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The minor league baseball team will remain an Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate while moving to Advanced-A.
Governor's decision opens door for high school football

Governor's decision opens door for high school football

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The latest information also paves the way for volleyball and other traditional fall-season sports.
Will high school football happen in 2021?

Will high school football happen in 2021?

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OSAA prepares for season, though football is still prohibited by state COVID restrictions
Supporters share the importance of high school sports

Supporters share the importance of high school sports

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High school sports - some of them - are set to return March 1, but no one knows for sure.
Oregon considers how to play high school sports safely

Oregon considers how to play high school sports safely

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There are definitely risks to playing, but most of the U.S. has competed all year.
Oregon high schools prepare for uncertain restart of sports

Oregon high schools prepare for uncertain restart of sports

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Soccer and cross country may begin competition in March; football, volleyball, water polo still in doubt.

Report: Hillsboro Hops facing delays in 2021

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Report: Hillsboro Hops facing delays in 2021
Not holding a playoff tournament at the end of the season is on the table as well, according to Baseball America.

Football coaches look ahead to uncertain season

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Football coaches look ahead to uncertain season
Delayed season has new starting dates for 2021 play, but much remains up in the air.

What's going on? Oregon High school sports remain…

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What's going on? Oregon High school sports remain…
While 35 states are playing, OSAA targets March 1 for first competition due to ongoing state COVID regulations.

Hillsboro Hops invited to be Diamondbacks'…

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Hillsboro Hops invited to be Diamondbacks'…
The move up from Short Season-A would result in more games and better talent in Hillsboro.

OSAA moves high school sports start back to…

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OSAA moves high school sports start back to…
Altered calendar shortens seasons to six weeks; football practices begin Feb. 8 with first games on March 1.

WinCo Foods Portland Open is no longer

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WinCo Foods Portland Open is no longer
The Korn Ferry Tour event played at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains ends after seven years.

Updated: In Idaho, high school athletes completing…

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Updated: In Idaho, high school athletes completing…
The state has higher COVID-19 numbers than Oregon, but still managed to play safely

OSAA to loosen classifications, league play if…

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OSAA to loosen classifications, league play if…
Oregon's high school sports season is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Terry King sets pace in Columbia County Racing…

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Terry King sets pace in Columbia County Racing…
King, a Warren resident, ended the year with a win in the Sportsman Division main

Golfers gather at Pumpkin Ridge this week

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Golfers gather at Pumpkin Ridge this week
The Witch Hollow course near North Plains will host the WinCo Foods Portland Open.

Scappoose star Tommy McKedy celebrates stellar…

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Scappoose star Tommy McKedy celebrates stellar…
The four-year starting lineman won a berth in the now-canceled Les Schwab Bowl

Forest Grove climbers rescued on Mount Hood

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Forest Grove climbers rescued on Mount Hood
The couple suffered 'minor to moderate' injuries after falling 700 feet, but they were not seriously hurt.

Oregon high school sports season pushed back

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Oregon high school sports season pushed back
It's unclear when or if the football season will begin. Other sports will start play almost a month later than planned.

Harrington enjoys first PGA Tour season

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Harrington enjoys first PGA Tour season
The Portland product had a glorious 2019 Open, and he has won nearly $1 million at the next level

Racing Slideshow: CCRA kicks off 2020 on Sunday

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Racing Slideshow: CCRA kicks off 2020 on Sunday
Check out this slideshow of the best images from the Columbia County Racing Association

2019 Hops named to Diamondbacks' player pool

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2019 Hops named to Diamondbacks' player pool
The rules of the shortened season give each team a 'pool' of up to 60 players eligible to play in 2020.

Hops won't play in 2020 as minor league baseball…

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Hops won't play in 2020 as minor league baseball…
The long-expected decision to cancel the season was announced on Tuesday as coronavirus outbreaks escalate.

Vance: Hey Oregon - it's time to let them play

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Vance: Hey Oregon - it's time to let them play
The data continue to show that high school sports can and should return safely

Northwest League won't start this week

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Northwest League won't start this week
The Hillsboro Hops won the league championship last September, but their title defense is on hold because of COVID-19.

Jesuit's Mick Abel drafted in first round by…

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Jesuit's Mick Abel drafted in first round by…
The Crusader right-hander was taken with the 15th pick of the first round on Wednesday.

Oregon Sports Awards begins to announce 2020 winners

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Oregon Sports Awards begins to announce 2020 winners
The annual awards show begins releasing the names of its 2020 winners on Monday, May 18

Vance: It's time to let them play

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Vance: It's time to let them play
In my opinion, it's time for sports to come back online, and the data backs me up

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OSAA cancels all remaining spring activities, state…

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OSAA cancels all remaining spring activities, state…
Oregon's high school athletes see their hopes of spring-season competition end

Evanson: Anyone for hopscotch?

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Evanson: Anyone for hopscotch?
Isolation is changing the way people entertain themselves, maybe even for the better.

St. Helens baseball staying positive despite delay…

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St. Helens baseball staying positive despite delay…
Lions are itching to get some kind of season in, with Rea's return, 11 seniors on roster

Scappoose baseball hoping season can still be played

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Scappoose baseball hoping season can still be played
Indians were in the middle of two-a-day practices when year came to COVID-19 induced halt

McCormick Park nominated for Moda Assist Program…

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McCormick Park nominated for Moda Assist Program…
The popular St. Helens recreational area leads in the race for Moda Assist honor

OSAA suspends spring sports through April 28

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OSAA suspends spring sports through April 28
Scappoose, St. Helens spring sports athletic programs in holding pattern due to COVID-19 outbreak

Mariel Zagunis 'heartbroken' but understands…

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Mariel Zagunis 'heartbroken' but understands…
U.S. fencing legend, Beaverton native, has rebounded on world stage since giving birth

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