Movin' On Up

Movin' On Up

Kemper, Valley Catholic football confident going to Cowapa, 4A ranks If there’s one Valiant...

Fry hoping for fast track career to MLB

Fry hoping for fast track career to MLB

Former Murrayhill, Southridge star savoring pro ball From time to time, in between learning how...

Peacock's patience pays off, Beaverton guard playing for MPC

Peacock's patience pays off, Beaverton guard playing for MPC

Since his days as a young hooper suiting up in rec leagues around Beaverton and playing elite...

Jesuit focused on finishing the job

Jesuit focused on finishing the job

Crusader football zeroing in on return to 6A championship One quarter. Twelve aching minutes....

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit junior quarterback Eric Restic threw for 20 touchdowns last season and helped take the Crusaders to the 6A state championship game against Central Catholic. Restic will lead a talented returning group of Crusaders against the Rams in a state title rematch on Sep. 5
August 21, 2014

Restic Ready for the Next Step

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader quarterback preparing for breakout junior season The final day of Jesuit’s team camp finished 30 minutes ago, sending the 80 or so sweat-soaked Crusaders scurrying away from Cronin…
Photo Credit: COURTESY  PHOTO: UK ATHLETICS/CHET WHITE
COURTESY PHOTO: UK ATHLETICS/CHET WHITE
 - Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer figures to play a large role for the Bulldogs this season after sitting out a year following a redshirt season in Spokane.
August 21, 2014

Wiltjer hungry for new beginning at Gonzaga

by Matt Singledecker
Former Jesuit star preparing for big junior season Throwing up the three goggles brought Kyle Wiltjer more prominence and fame than he ever could’ve imagined. As a freshman playing at the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior quarterback Willy Pflug is entering his third year as Sunsets starting signal caller following a first-team all-Metro season at the helm as a junior last year.
August 21, 2014

Pflug, Sunset set sights on Metro title

by Matt Singledecker
At this point in his personal development, Willy Pflug could probably guide a group of green freshmen wide receivers and put up points on the varsity level. Sunset’s senior quarterback is that…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha senior defensive back-wide receiver Ryan Schwartz said he expects the Warriors to close out games this season and pull out nail-biting wins.
August 21, 2014

Aloha football out to silence the naysayers

by Matt Singledecker
Aloha envisions hard work being its great equalizer. When teams with more depth, bigger bodies and elevated talent brush the Warriors aside as underdogs, Aloha vows to mute its muzzles, strap on…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Derek Parnell, right, mans a stout Skyhawk defense that prides itself on being physical and putting fear into their opponents. Parks and Parnell both played a substantial amount for Southridge as junior defensive backs.
August 14, 2014

Flying Under the Radar

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge football perfectly happy with underdog role heading into season Preseason hype, if a football team lets it, can creep into a squad’s competitive disposition and crumble its…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit offensive line coach John Andreas is a favorite amongst his players, who say Andreas gets the most out of them on the field and helps them reach their full potential.
August 14, 2014

Andreas is Crusaders' man behind the curtain

by Matt Singledecker
There’s a look, right before the Jesuit offensive line runs out of the locker room onto the field for battle, John Andreas shares with his proteges that testifies to why Andreas first got into…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview pitcher Kenyon Yovan was the Metro Pitcher of the Year this season as a sophomore, beating out the likes of Jesuits Christian Martinek for the award.
August 14, 2014

Westview's Yovan yearns for state title first, personal glory…

by Matt Singledecker
As easy as Kenyon Yovan makes it look, baseball is a game of failure. It’s a humbling sport that cuts down the topflight, the talented, the selected. Hitters who cobble together a hit every…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton High senior girls' golfer Gigi Stoll went on a month-long tear in June, taking her game to another level against some of the nations best competition.
August 14, 2014

Stoll playing great golf, still looking to improve this summer

by Matt Singledecker
This summer, Gigi Stoll’s game has never been better. She’s never putted more accurately, struck the ball with such force or come up clutch in do-or-die moments than the girls’ golf prodigy has…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: BRYON HENDERSON - Beaverton High girls lacrosse goalie Caitlyn Henderson was a first-team All-American selection this season for the Beavers after a standout solo year. Henderson will attend Colorado Mesa University in the fall.
August 07, 2014

Beavs' All-American Henderson off to next level

by Matt Singledecker
The average speed of a women’s lacrosse shot ranges from 45-60 miles per hour on average, the equivalent of a car flying down Murray Boulevard or hitting full stride on I5. To step in front of…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset new head football coach Damien Merrick took over for Faustin Riley in the spring, but says not much will change during his time as head coach. Merrick coached offensive line for four years under Riley.
August 07, 2014

Staying on course, Merrick motivated to sustain Sunset's success

by Matt Singledecker
Sans the shiny, eye-catching white helmets, very little about the Sunset football program will change under new head coach Damien Merrick this fall. The Apollos will still confuse Metro foes…

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior quarterback Sam Noyer finished his sophomore year strong and hopes to have a big year leading the Beavers back to the 6A playoffs.
Aug 07, 2014

Sky's The Limit

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton football bringing back tons of talent, experience Around the Beaverton football program, there’s an undeniable groundswell of confidence growing louder by the summer day as August…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview rising senior Parker Kelly was selected to Perfect Games All-American Showcase in San Diego after a stellar summer playing for Portland Baseball Club. Kelly and three other teammates suited up for PBC.
Aug 07, 2014

Westview quartet wants to take Wildcats back to title

by Matt Singledecker
The state championship-quality core of the Westview baseball squad has refused to rest this summer. Parker Kelly, Teagan Lind, Kenyon Yovan and Colton Sakamato — the foundation of what’s sure to…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton shortstop Karac Lava and the Beavers beat Westview, 3-2, in the quarterfinals of the OIBA playoffs against Westview.
Aug 07, 2014

Krech's RBI keeps Beaverton's summer alive

by Jeff Smith
Senior outfielder drives in winning run Beaverton right fielder Calvin Krech slapped an RBI double down the left field line to bring the in go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. inning and the…
by: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Paul Vickers and Matt Woodruff push a blocking sled around at the Metro Area Linemen Challenge at Tualatin High School. Both Vickers and Woodruff are penciled in as starters up front for the Crusaders.
Jul 31, 2014

Jesuit offensive line reshaping, not reloading for season

by Matt Singledecker
The Franchise is repelled by the term “reload.” When the Jesuit offensive line experiences turnover as any starting five (or in the Crusaders’ case sometimes six or seven) does, there is no…
by: TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit second baseman Donovan Baldocchi and the Crusaders will have a new leader at the helm in Colin Griffin who took Lakeridge back to prominence over the past seven seasons and is a Jesuit alum.
Jul 31, 2014

Griffin comes back to his roots, takes over Jesuit baseball

by Matt Singledecker
Hanging from the Jesuit High Knight Center rafters is an impressive amount of uniform green and yellow state championship banners, each commemorating a distinctive season in the school’s…
by: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset's Walker Nash, Seth Wilson and Joe Peterson celebrate the Apollos tug-of-war win over Century at the Metro Area Linemen Challenge.
Jul 31, 2014

'Nasty' Sunset offensive line ready for season

by Matt Singledecker
Away from football, Sunset head coach Damien Merrick wants his offensive and defensive linemen to act like amiable gentlemen, be the types of young men you’d want taking your daughter to prom or…
by: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior quarterback Austin Brisbee broke out last season as a junior, garnering Metro Player of the Year and all-league honors and helping the Wildcats take second in league.
Jul 31, 2014

Wildcat Revival

by Matt Singledecker
From the dpeths of Metro to league contenders, Westview football thinking big At the forefront of Westview’s out-of-nowhere resurrection from the dreary Metro cellar to viable league contenders…
by: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Cedar Mill 11-12 All-Stars celebrate James Porters solo shot to left in the sixth inning of the squads 6-5 loss to Grants Pass on Friday.
Jul 24, 2014

Cedar Mill all-stars undaunted despite Grants Pass defeat

by Matt Singledecker
Cedar Mill will now have to take the more formidable path if it wants to reach its ultimate goal. The route won’t be trouble-free. The trek will not be easy-going. A lot of baseball will need to…
by: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview junior Jackson Brown threw a complete game against Reynolds on Tuesday, striking out six while driving in the go-ahead run at the plate.
Jul 24, 2014

Young Wildcats get time to shine

by Matt Singledecker
How bottomless is Westview’s bountiful well of suited baseball players? Six of the Wildcats’ 11 starters who took the field for the squad’s first round OIBA state tournament game on Tuesday…
by: TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior Casey Cornwell threw a complete game, six-hitter against Sunset on Tuesday to help the Beavers win the first round OIBA contest, 2-1
Jul 24, 2014

Cornwell, Beaver defense come through in OIBA win

by Matt Singledecker
Dating back to the spring, the bats haven’t always been there for Beaverton. Low run totals and scarce hitting have cost the Beavers victories at times this summer. But, when its back is against…



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