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IRINA MOGA DDS, FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina Moga, DDSDo your teeth look dull and stained?

There are many causes for bright-looking teeth to darken, including drinking coffee, tea or red wine; using tobacco; aging; and using medications such as antihistamines, blood pressure medications and tetracycline.

Obviously, cutting out the coffee, wine and cigarettes would help. But beyond that, teeth whitening has become a popular option that produces results quickly.

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

Whitening doesn’t work on all teeth, so it’s important to talk to your dentist beforehand. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening options include:

Toothpastes —Look for the ADA Seal for safe whitening products that have special chemical or polishing agents to provide additional stain removal effectiveness.

In-office bleaching — Usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

At-home bleaching — Peroxide-containing whitening gel, placed in a tray to fit your teeth, actually bleaches the tooth enamel. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than what a dentist would use.

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Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanTucked away just a few blocks from the Beaverton Farmer’s Market, where you can find fresh local homegrown produce, you will find Beaverton Lodge Retirement.

Local owners Alex and Laura Ross Paul opened the lodge in 1988, situated along a tranquil portion of Beaverton Creek, where the natural landscape is home to local creatures such as ducks and a large variety of bird species.

Residents love the walking paths and gardens, with plenty of benches to stop sit and enjoy the beauty and sounds. A few blocks away are the Beaverton Library, farmers market and park, as well as the Elsie Stuhr senior center.

Residents enjoy many of the special features one would want in a retirement community: large retirement apartments with oversized storage closets; a full-service dining room; a relaxing mineral saline pool and spa; and a movie theater with fresh popcorn.

Family and friends are welcome any time to stroll through “the golden gallery,” where local artists showcase their paintings and other art.

This time of the year, residents tend their raised-bed gardens, which produce tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash and many other fresh veggies.

We offer a full activity program, weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled transportation, and resident managers on call 24 hours a day — all with an affordable month-to-month rent.

Stop by and meet our friendly staff and residents. Enjoy a home-cooked meal.

You will see why we say local, homegrown retirement is better.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Pacific Medical GroupAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month, designed to make people of all ages check to make sure they are up-to-date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities throughout the country spend the month raising awareness about the vital role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases.

For school-age children, it’s time to get the immunizations needed to go back to class.

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated.

Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors such as interacting in crowded environments.

When a child comes down with an illness such as whooping cough, chickenpox or the flu, he or she may miss a lot of school while recovering – and somebody will need to stay home to provide care and make trips to the doctor.

Children can spread diseases to newborns too young to have received all doses of recommended vaccines, or people with weakened immune systems, such as some people with cancer and transplant recipients who are also at higher risk of disease.

Call Pacific Medical Group today to make sure your family is properly vaccinated. Immunization Schedule: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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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

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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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WATERHOUSE RIDGE - Jessica SpenstMemory-care patients fare better when they are physically active, involved in activities that stimulate the mind, and experience positive social interactions that generate warm feelings.

According to the National Institute on Aging, there are many activities that memory-care patients can participate in — with help if needed.

The first thing to consider is the individual’s interests in life.

Does listening to, singing or playing music make him feel calm and happy? Does digging in a container garden make her feel more at home, productive and content?

Playing cards and games with others can keep the mind sharper and more focused, build positive social interactions, and is good fun — as long as the individual isn’t overly competitive!

Hobbies such as knitting and painting take concentration, keep hands busy and produce a tangible result.

Walking, swimming, chair aerobics, gentle yoga or dancing are all wonderful ways to move one’s body, generating endorphins to lessen pain and stress and boost the immune system.

These are just a few of the many activities that a memory-care patient may enjoy.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making memory-care patients feel comfortable and cared for — and that includes activities.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of memory loss. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org/

Meanwhile, make an appointment to take a free tour of our community. We are here to help.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

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IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina MogaDental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned in the bone beneath your gums to replace lost teeth or support dentures. Because implants integrate with your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges attached to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures, bridges and crowns placed over implants feel more natural.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures aren’t an appropriate option, due to sore spots, poor support, or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, requiring extensive dental work for these teeth which may not already be necessary. With implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared to hold your replacement tooth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone. Common conditions can prevent implants from healing properly, including diabetes and smoking. Regular check-ups and routine cleanings are necessary to ensure the long-term health of implants and restorations.

Our clinic offers a full range of dental clinic services, including cleanings and prevention, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, emergency dentistry, dentures and partials, root canals, Opalescence whitening, Invisalign and more.

Make an appointment for an exam and consultation, so we can assess your dental concerns and offer solutions.

There’s nothing more attractive than a sparkling, beautiful smile!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE - Margaret NormanFor many seniors looking into retirement living, one of the first questions they ask is about whether the community will allow them to bring their pet.

Pets provide unconditional love and companionship and keep their masters busy with demands for food, play and regular walks outdoors.

Beaverton Lodge recognizes the importance of pets to our residents. We currently have about a dozen residents with pets and one set of resident managers with a dog.

We welcome most any dog who is a safe good neighbor, without a barking or nipping problem. We ask that dogs reside only on the first floor so their owners can take them outside easily and not use the elevators.

Cats stay in the apartments, so they can live on any floor as long as the owner cares for them properly and is able to keep the litter box clean and so on.

Pet birds can reside on any floor.

The owners of all pets must be able to take care of their needs and clean up after their pet. As with any pet, you would want to have it licensed and vaccinated.

When residents are ill or away from home, some have used a dog walker or at times had other residents look after their pet for a time.

Don’t hesitate to call and ask further questions about our pet-friendly policies. We can also arrange a tour so you can meet some other residents with pets.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellThe fitness industry is exploding with an array of options and choosing the right facility can be confusing.

There are now so many studios competing for their share of the fitness market featuring specific disciplines such as yoga, barre, personal training, and boot camps.

And of course, the franchise gyms, low-priced chain facilities, and full-service clubs continue to offer traditional fitness and then some.

 

So which one should you choose? Some factors to consider:

 

Price

What can you afford? What type of value do you put on your personal health? Be realistic about your budget, but remember, you get what you pay for. Higher rates usually relate to better service and quality fitness experiences.

 

Your Health and Fitness Goals

Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve athletically, connect with new friends, or learn a new activity, choose the environment best suited for you. Do you like to exercise with other people? Do you prefer one-on-one training? Would you rather keep to yourself? The best facilities focus on building a motivating culture to help you reach your goals.

The Intangibles

Consistent exercise is challenging for most people. Unfortunately, the fitness industry has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to providing a clean and supportive environment.

This impacts the exercise experience, so be selective. Tour the facilities. Meet the staff and members. If you can envision happiness and being sincerely cared for, you probably have found the place for your fitness journey to continue or begin.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

www.fitacademyinc.com/

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Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Uncomfortability brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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PMG MediaYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst of Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER


Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care Moving is stressful for anyone. But moving a person with memory loss to an assisted living facility, group home, or nursing home is a big change for both the patient and the caregiver.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making the transition easier for all concerned.

The National Institute on Aging notes that family members may feel a range of emotions, from a sense of loss to guilt and sadness. They may also may feel relieved.

It is OK to have all these feelings. A social worker may be able to help you plan for and adjust to moving day. It's important to have support during this difficult step.

Here are some things that may help:

- Know that the day can be very stressful.

- Talk to a social worker about your feelings about moving your loved one into a new place.

- Find out how to help the person with memory loss adjust to the new surroundings.

- Don't argue with the patient about why he or she needs to be there. Arguing leads to more frustration and anxiety.

- Get to know the staff before the person moves into a facility.

- Talk with the staff about ways to make the transition to the assisted living facility or nursing home go more smoothly.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/


Beaverton's Sports

TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Jesuit girls soccer team won the Class 6A state championship in the fall, one of nine state titles the Crusaders won as a school last year.
August 17, 2016

Jesuit athletics takes home MaxPreps Cup

by Matt Singledecker
Ring season never stopped at Jesuit High School last year. The football and softball teams won their first state championships since 2006. The baseball team won its first state crown in school history. Riding their incredible waves of depth and…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton senior infielder Karac Leyva played a lot of club baseball during the summer in hopes of playing elite competition.
August 17, 2016

Beaver baseball building for promising future in 2017

by Matt Singledecker
Those hoping to catch the Beaverton baseball team at the Oregon Independent Baseball Association summer tournament most likely came away dissatisfied. The Beavers, one of the Metro League’s strong favorites looking ahead to next spring considering…
COURTESY PHOTO: ROBYN FUENMAYOR - Beaverton's Mateo Fuenmayor won the United States Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina in late July, shooting a 178 over two and a half rounds.
August 11, 2016

Fuenmayor takes home national championship

by Matt Singledecker
Local teen wins prestigious U.S. golf tournament The next big thing on the Oregon boys golf scene steps in front a golf simulator screen, wearing blue baggy basketball shorts, a Kevin Durant T-shirt and new Nikes on his feet. Tucked away inside a…


TIMES FILE PHOTO  - Beaverton senior outfielder Kevin Watson committed to Oregon State University this summer after a standout season for the Beavers.
August 04, 2016

Beaverton's Watson going after pro baseball dream

by Matt Singledecker
Big-time work ethic taking Beaverton star to new heights “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” On Kevin Watson Jr.’s bedroom wall sits that famous quote from former New York…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset offensive coordinator Dominic Ferraro brings an even faster pace to the Apollo offense this season.
August 04, 2016

Ferraro hoping to fuel Sunset offense

by Matt Singledecker
Apollo offensive coordinator wants to push the pace The Metro League’s most impactful off-season addition, one capable of potentially propelling Sunset into the conference’s elite echelon, won’t play a down of football this coming season. Dominic…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Jesuit offensive and defensive linemen won the Metro League Linemen Challenge at Hare Field two weeks ago.
July 28, 2016

Jesuit offensive line hungrier and back for more in '16

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader big guys hoping to carry Jesuit state title Through its indomitable Metro League title, playoff run and Class 6A state championship last year, “The Franchise” — as Jesuit’s offensive line is known — was the foundation on which Jesuit built…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit junior Ennis Ferguson stepped up and played well for the Crusaders this summer as a starting infielder and occasional pitcher.
July 28, 2016

Lake Oswego ends Jesuit's summer season

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders can't complete comeback in OIBA playoffs The end to Jesuit’s Oregon Independent Baseball Association summer came much more swiftly than last year, when the Crusaders played eight games in three days en route to a berth in the OIBA title…
PHOTO COURTESY: SAM TESELA - Aloha sophomore center Sam Tesela started for the Warriors as a freshman after moving from Oahu last summer.
July 28, 2016

Tesela making big waves for Aloha football

by Matt Singledecker
Hawaii transfer started for Warriors as a freshman Freshmen who go wire-to-wire as starters from the first day of high school football daily doubles through the season finale are few and far between. The Metro League is too big, too fast, too…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior running back Latrell Wiggins is one of the explosive playmakers the Apollos hope to deploy in the passing game this coming season.
July 28, 2016

SLEEPER TEAM

by Matt Singledecker
Sunset football looking to surprise the Metro League this season With success comes respect, or so you would think. The past three seasons, Sunset has flown under the radar despite making the second round of the Class 6A playoffs twice and the first…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Murrayhill 12U all-star pitcher Andrew Simpson fires a pitch in the second inning against La Grande on Tuesday.
July 21, 2016

Murrayhill's summer ends on state stage

by Matt Singledecker
12U team falls to La Grande at state Majors tournament Until the last batter, until the last pitch, through the final out, there wasn’t an ounce of quit in the Murrayhill Little League Majors all-star team. Even as its main summer ambition of…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview junior defensive tackle Luke Vrvilo has played two seasons on the varsity level and could start on both sides of the football this season.
July 21, 2016

Westview linemen ready to lead the way

by Matt Singledecker
Wildcats getting bigger, stronger, faster in offseason It’s not happenstance that the final four football teams remaining in the Class 6A semifinals year in and year out sport the best offensive and defensive lines. Winning in the trenches takes…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior shooting guard Matt Lang will take on a bigger role for the Crusaders next season after his breakout performance at the Class 6A state tournament last season.
July 21, 2016

Parker, Lang lifting games to another level

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit seniors hope to return to state tournament in '17 When next winter rolls around, Jesuit’s Cameron Parker will be one the Metro League’s most experienced players, a worldly point guard with two years of all-league and all-state status to his…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Brandon Eisert committed to Oregon State University after a stellar senior season pitching for Aloha High.
July 21, 2016

Beaver Believer

by Matt Singledecker
Aloha star pitcher Brandon Eisert signs with Oregon State The situation in Brandon Eisert’s living room bordered on the surreal. There, sitting across the Eisert family dining room table inside their Aloha home in late June was Oregon State baseball…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Murrayhill reserve Ryan Shareef hit the go-ahead home run against Lake Oswego that gave his all-star little league team the lead for good in the District Four championship game on Sunday.
July 14, 2016

Murrayhill clutches up late, moves on to Majors state tourney

by Matt Singledecker
When the Murrayhill Little League major team’s moment of truth materialized, the all-star squad didn’t fade from the pressure. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the third to a loaded Lake Oswego team in the District 4 Championship game at Alpenrose Field,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Murrayhill all-star Ashton Johnson is one of the squads top pitchers and hitters as the squad prepares for the state tournament this weekend.
July 14, 2016

Murrayhill looks ahead to state stage

by Matt Singledecker
All-star squad looks to be one of the state's favorites Three years ago murmurs began to surface that the then 8/10-year old Murrayhill major all-star squad possessed the makings of a team destined for more than district and state championships.…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Sunset senior Nicole Griffiths racked up nearly 100 combined career wins on the track and cross country including a Class 6A state title in the 3,000 meters as a junior.
July 14, 2016

Competitive Fire

by Matt Singledecker
Sunset's Nicole Griffiths named Beaverton Valley Times Female Athlete of the Year Nicole Griffiths hates losing in Pictionary. You know the rules: The objective is to be the first team to reach the last space on the board. To achieve this a player…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Former Southridge baseball coach Tim Mooney went 38-30 in three seasons for the Skyhawks.
July 07, 2016

Mooney steps down as Southridge baseball coach

by Matt Singledecker
The Southridge High baseball team’s spinning coaching carousel claimed another victim this spring. Head coach Tim Mooney resigned following a 7-19 season and 2-15 mark in the Metro League, but said exit was more a result of coercion on behalf of…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Former Sunset point guard Sam Karlin has transferred to Westview where the 2015 second-team all-Metro selection will join a loaded Wildcat roster.
July 07, 2016

SECOND CHANCE

by Matt Singledecker
Westview welcomes in former Sunset standout point guard Sam Karlin Two years ago, Sam Karlin looked like the Metro League’s next year big star, a blurring, cat-quick freshman point guard ready to usher in a new era of Sunset boys basketball. After…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit senior offensive lineman Griffen Marler will play for Whitworth University next season.
July 07, 2016

Marler, Baluyut look forward to college football

by Matt Singledecker
In 2015, the Class 6A state football champion Jesuit Crusaders averaged 56 points a game — the equivalent of eight touchdowns per contest. Nine of Crusaders’ wins saw Jesuit’s lead balloon to 40 points and trigger a running clock in the second half;…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Former Aloha standout Parker Bull was second-team all-Metro for the Warrior lacrosse team this season. Bull will attend Oregon State next fall.
July 07, 2016

Bull keeping lacrosse career alive

by Matt Singledecker
Parker Bull needed a career change. At 10 years old as a spry fourth-grade baseball player growing weary of the monotony of sitting on the bench behind older players, Bull wanted another athletic avenue — preferably one that mimicked football, his…
July 07, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Moshinsky signs with Mercyhurst University Westview High School senior Jennie Moshinsky signed a national letter of intent to play water polo at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. Moshinsky, who was captain of the Westview girls water polo team…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Southridge senior Jacob Calo was a three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball during his tenure as a Skyhawk, earning all-league accolades in football and baseball.
June 30, 2016

Southridge's multi-sport star Jacob Calo named Valley Times Athlete of the Year

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge's Calo played — and played well — in all three of his sports This is an era of athletic specialization where good athletes at a relatively painfully young age feel a hypothetical pressure, a proverbial pull to pick one sport to pour all…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - PLATT Electric starting pitcher Coleman Newsom threw six strong innings in a 3-0 win over Wilson.
June 30, 2016

PLATT's pitching and defense power past Wilson

by Matt Singledecker
The countdown for the Sunset baseball team’s resurgence back to the top of the Metro League has begun this summer. After Sunset took sixth in Metro play, finished below .500 overall (13-15) and lost in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview wide receiver Samori Toure set five school records this season and signed with the University of Montana.
June 30, 2016

Toure and Tanuvasa leaving lasting mark on Westview

by Matt Singledecker
Four years ago, the Westview football team was a wreck, a program that had one of the state’s largest student bodies, yet couldn’t piece together a playoff contender. Then the reawakening came, with a quantum leap personnel changes and cutting edge…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview's Samori Toure and Beaverton's Eric Hurd celebrate Toure's touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Les Schwab Bowl on Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.
June 30, 2016

Metro football starts make big impression at Les Schwab Bowl

by Matt Singledecker
Leave it up to the Metro League’s football standouts to inject life into a sluggish all-star contest and almost engineer a game-winning comeback. Trailing the South squad 10-0 at halftime of the Les Schwab Bowl at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday,…

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