Netters Schorn, Hall earn Player ofthe Year honors

Netters Schorn, Hall earn Player ofthe Year honors

Gaston and Banks' on-court success results in off-the-court accolades in volleyball



Banks' Milo Applebee headlines a group of Braves players on the Cowapa All-League Football Team

Pacific Men's basketball has winning week

Pacific Men's basketball has winning week

The Boxers, with their two wins in Santa Cruz, stretch winning streak to three

Vikings well represented on GVC all-star soccer teams

Vikings well represented on GVC all-star soccer teams

Five Forest Grove soccer players earn first and second-team honors



The much maligned league is hoping make high school athletics safer

Lady Boxers hope height equals success

Lady Boxers hope height equals success

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the lives of seniors in your community

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The Hillsboro Home Instead Senior

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Brought to you by Holly Witte, A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery

Holly Witte

Jim and I went to a luncheon a week or so ago hosted by Wine America, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping our industry be suc­cessful. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici were the TERRIFIC guest speakers.

At a panel, after lunch, we heard some of the really big players talk about the indus­try, how the really BIG winer­ies (read, The Jackson Family) acquire properties of all sizes all over the world. Recent purchases in Oregon include Penner Ash and WillaKenzie. The theme of the talk was that we should all think of this sort of “consolidation” as a good thing.

As we left, Jim asked me what I thought about that and said that, at first, he thought maybe we are not using our time here as well as we should and that we should be think­ing about how to maximize our production. THEN, he remem­bered why he did this in the first place – to make wine and farm the land; to give people a warm welcome when they come here to taste.

We both left happy. We decided that growth is not always the overall objective when you have a chance to create and fulfill a dream. We believe there will always be a place in Oregon for the small and genuine winemaker who is content to spend days in the vineyard and winery and create something of pleasure than may not achieve world renown while still pleasing the palates of people who visit.

For that we are grateful. Warm Thanksgiving wishes to all.



Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Artistic Director of BagNBaggage

Scott Palmer

November certainly started off the holiday season with a bang! In this complex and charged political environment, many members of our communi­ty are feeling nervous, worried, and anxious. At Bag&Baggage, we are feeling it too, and have put together a plan for how we can all come together as a com­munity in love, friendship, and hope.

Our holiday show this year is Parfumerie, the play that in­spired three incredibly iconic American films. You’ve Got Mail (the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan romance), The Shop Around The Corner and In the Good Old Sum­mertime. You may remember that each of these movies tells the story of battling co-workers who fight and feud at work, but are secretly in love with each other in their letters (or, in some cases, emails!). Parfum­erie, written in the late 1930s by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, was the inspiration for those films, and we hope will be the inspiration for you and your family this holiday season.

Set in the charming sur­roundings of Christmas-time Bu­dapest in the late 1930s, the show features one of our largest ever casts (15 people!), a massive set, gorgeous period costumes, tons of perfume-shop props, a snow machine, and, (of course!) a hap­py ending!

Join us this holiday season for a lighthearted romantic romp where love conquers all in Parfumerie. Performances begin November 25th (the day after Thanksgiving) and run through December 23rd. We also have a special Holiday Family Pass available; consider giving the gift of theatre this holiday sea­son! Find out more online at ba­ or call us at the box office at 503 345 9590. Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at Bag&Baggage!




Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove

Chris and Victoria Garfield

Historically, home prices are lower during December than any other month. And, just as Chris predicted, the market has been slowing and prices are headed toward a healthy stabilization. The election has thrown markets into upheaval and raised mortgage rates. A rate rise could slow home prices, stop over-market-price offers and bidding wars. The everyday home buyer might have a better chance to get a home at a reasonable price and rate.

Closings in January show a dip in prices meaning that buyers in November and December got the best deals. Prices rise in the spring and move down in the late fall. This puts power in the hands of the buyer. There is less competition during December for existing homes, because really, who wants all that upheaval during the holidays?

Sellers avoid the wintry weather and short days at the end of the year and conventional wisdom says that buyers aren’t interested then. But a seller listing at the end of the year is someone who needs to sell and will be highly motivated to work with a buyer to make a sale. Older listings can be a real deal for buyers in December as well, because once again, a motivated seller!

A good realtor can help you decide the best time to buy a house depending on what makes the most sense for your situation. Chris and Victoria Garfield know the local market consider it their calling to put the client first. Talk to Chris or Victoria soon to get the home of your dreams.




Brought to you by Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS of Therapeutic Associates

Dr. Scott Hein, PT, DPT, OCS

As Physical Therapists, we often hear things like “My x-rays showed that I have arthritis in my knee, so there’s nothing you can do for me,” or “My MRI showed degenerative discs of my spine, so I’ll always have back pain.”

Are these beliefs accurate?

Many studies now contradict the bias that pain and arthritis are directly linked. Let’s start with some cool statistics regarding the low back:

• We now know that most of us develop a little arthritis in our spine when we are in our early 20s. (1)

• While imaging studies confirm that arthritis rates for the low back increase steadily with age, the occurrence of low back pain actually peaks when we are in our 40s, then declines as we get older from there. (2)

What about the neck?

• In 2015, it was found that in 1,211 subjects without neck pain, 88% of those aged 20-80 had cervical disc bulges! (3)

And the knee?

• It has been found that only 50% of people with arthritis experience knee pain. (4)

So, research is showing consistently that findings of arthritis do not necessarily mean that you should expect to live a life in pain. Call and request a PT appointment to find out how exercise and movement-based treatment can help diminish pain even in the presence of arthritis!

1. Twomey LT, Taylor JR. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Nov 1987 (224): 97-104.

2. Brinjikji W. Luetmer PH, Comstock B. et al. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2015;36(4): 811-816.

3. Nakashima H, Yukawa Y, Suda K, Yamagata M, Ueta T, Kato F. Spine. 2015;40(6):392-398.

4. Munk B, Lundorf E, Jensen J. Acta Orthop Scand. Feb 2004;75(1):89-92.

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Brought to you by Nate Boyd, Fitness Expert

Nate Boyd

Are you ready for pumpkin pie and turkey gravy? How about Christmas fudge, cookies and egg nog? Or New Year’s Eve champagne and nibbles? Of course you are, because you are going to follow these tips for maintaining you fitness this holiday season.

Increase your weekly workouts—you will be calories ahead if you burn ‘em before you put ‘em in!

Portion control—the hardest thing, but just eat one, cookie, truffle, helping of artichoke dip, instead of two. Or more!

Don’t show up hungry— eat something nutritious and drink a full glass of water to fill up ahead of time. Things will look less tempting if you aren’t hungry.

Just say no—your Aunt Myrtle makes the very best pecan pie and wants you to eat a great big piece. She also weighs 250 pounds. Practice your polite refusals now.

Limit alcohol intake—full of calories and they weaken your resolve to control your eating.

Veggie and Fruit trays—bring your own and go wild with carrots and broccoli.

Let The Gym help you stay in shape this holiday season. Their workout experts can help you with new moves and equipment and don’t forget that you can work out at any time day or night!





Brought to you by Holly Witte, Wine Connoisseur

Holly Witte

This time of the year we head into one of our biggest weekends of the entire sea­son – Thanksgiving Weekend Open House! The air is crisp while it is always cozy inside We have the fireplace warm­ing the room, plenty of tasty snacks, holiday gifts and wine.

From the winery’s point of view, there is a great ex­citement in the air when it is busy, of course, and we love that. If you love the idea of a big party, these are the week­ends for you. People tend to run into each other at the win­eries and, by the end of the weekend, new friends have definitely been made. We love the opportunity to visit with people so we also open on the quieter days in our corner of the Willamette Valley. Tues­days through Thursdays, by appointment, you can come in and spend time talking to us. We’ve met people from all over the world. We’ve had couples celebrating birth­days or anniversaries in our romantic setting. We’ve had people curious about the pro­cess of growing the grapes and turning them into the magic in their glass. Just this week, we had outgoing senior citizens from Hillsboro who go on monthly jaunts and got to do a barrel tasting with us.

Your choice – bustling and social with lots of folks; cozi­er and more intimate. Either way, we’re here to please



Brought to you by Nate Boyd of The Gym

Nate Boyd

We’ve all heard about those fabulous early morning workouts at the gym, but what if you are a night owl? Not all of us leap out of bed first thing in the morning rarin’ to go to the gym. And what about the insomnia we are supposed to get if we exercise before bed, or that we won’t stick to our routine?

Here are some surprising benefits of working out at night.

No crowds. They are all at home in bed resting up for that early rising.

You can be more social. Understandably morning exercisers tend to be less chatty.

You can let out the frustrations of a bad day. Sweat it out, yeah!

To go with the reason above, you can destress. Aah.

Your mornings will be calmer. No more throwing stuff in your bag and dashing to the gym. You can also have a normal breakfast. And a cup of coffee.

You can sleep better. One study found that people who lifted weights in the evening had a higher quality and duration of sleep than people who did the same workout in the morning. See, night workouts are good.

Working out first thing in the morning works great for some people, but if you still feel half asleep during your workout in the morning, you are probably not getting the most out of your exercise. However, if you start your workout with a higher energy level, like at night, you may be doing yourself a favor for a better workout.

The Gym is open 25 hours a day so you can work out at night or in the morning. Either way we are here for you!




Brought to you by Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center Forest Grove

Chris & Victoria Garfield

Have you been waiting for the housing market to calm down before looking for a new home? Chris Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove believes “the rave is over, and we will likely be coming in to a correction.” While a hot market is great for sellers, it is difficult for a buyer to get a good value during one.

When choosing a realtor it is important to choose someone knowledgeable and invested in the community you want to live in. Chris and Victoria Garfield live here and were sponsors of the recent Uncorked event, which brings winemakers and distillers, live music and fun to downtown Forest Grove every summer. Chris describes his mode of operation as “less about the home and more about the circumstances” of his clients. Both Chris and Victoria are “always driven to focus on the community itself.”

In working with Chris or Victoria their clients receive a special advantage of a partnership of two professionals. Chris collaborates with his wife Victoria Garfield in a team approach to delivering real estate expertise to their valued clients. Servicing their clients as a team Chris’ and Victoria’s efforts complement each other to ensure that their client’s needs are thoroughly attended to. Whether it’s establishing a marketing plan, showings for a property, or a review of the technical points of the transaction, Chris’ and Victoria’s team approach delivers impressive results.

Now that a correction has occurred in the market and you can think about buying a new home call Chris and Victoria at John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove for their help finding your new dream home.




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Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert

Scott Palmer

Do your friends really need another pair of socks? Do your family members really need an­other fruitcake? Why not con­sider giving your loved ones the gift of an experience this holiday season?

Hillsboro’s arts and culture scene is growing and thriving. In addition to the work produced by Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, residents of Hillsboro also have the opportunity to at­tend performances and events at the Walters Cultural Arts Cen­ter, the HART Theatre, Stages Youth Theatre, the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir, the Washington County Museum, the Hillsboro Symphony Orches­tra, the Oregon Chorale, and many, many more! Our growing arts scene needs your support to stay strong, and one of the very best ways you can help us is by giving the gift of arts and culture this holiday season.

Attending a concert, going to a live theatre show, visiting a gallery together; these expe­riences are not only “once in a lifetime,” they are also about building a greater sense of com­munity and connecting more with your neighbors. Giving your family tickets to a show not only creates lasting memories, it is also a great way to support the arts and culture organiza­tions throughout Hillsboro. So, why not pass on the neck tie, the video game, or the fruit bas­ket this holiday season and give your loved ones, and yourself, the gift of culture! Bag&Baggage has a special “Family Four Pass” for our holiday show, Parfumerie for only $100, and I know that al­most all of the other arts groups in town have amazing things planned for the holidays. More information about our special gift passes, and about our holi­day show, can be found online at

Forest Grove's Sports

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks basketball versus Stayton
December 08, 2016

Banks wilts under Stayton's second-half pressure, loses home-opener 56-49

by Wade Evanson
The Eagles turn rebounds and steals into easy second-half buckets to overcome a nine-point halftime deficit.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO - Forest Grove basketball
December 07, 2016

Viking boys basketball looking to run their way into the state playoffs

by Mark Kirchmeier
With a lack of real size, Forest Grove will count-on a smaller attack for success
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO - Forest Grove girls basketball
December 07, 2016

Forest Grove girls hoops hope experience is the ticket to the state playoffs

by Mark Kirchmeier
The Vikings look to a group of returning guards to lead the way this season

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO - Banks boys basketball
December 07, 2016

Banks' 'Big Three' will lead this year's boys hoopers

by Wade Evanson
The Braves will be depending on youthful stars to navigate the tough Cowapa League
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO - Gaston boys basketball
December 07, 2016

Gaston boys plot next steps on the court

by Wade Evanson
Gaston boys will depend on length and athleticism opposed to experience this season
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO - Forest Grove wrestling
December 07, 2016

Viking wrestling squads preparing for big year

by Mark Kirchmeier
Forest Grove will be counting on depth and experience for success this season
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO - Pacific basketball
December 07, 2016

Boxers lose heartbreaker to George Fox, but rebound with win over PLU

by Wade Evanson
Pacific's mens hoopers respond to conference-opening loss by getting their first conference win
PHOTO CREDIT: TREVIS FONG - Pacific womens basketball
December 07, 2016

Nationally ranked George Fox proves too much for Lady Boxers

by Wade Evanson
Pacific women manage a split with last weekend's rebound win over PLU
November 30, 2016

Coaching is becoming a no-win situation

by Wade Evanson
News-Times sports editor Wade Evanson weighs in on coaching dilemnas
PHOTO CREDIT: TANNER BOYLE PHOTOGRAPHY - Pacific women lose to Oregon Tech
November 30, 2016

Boxer women split a pair en route to 2-2 start on court

by Wade Evanson
Pacific gets mixed results heading into conference-opener at George Fox
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Jake Meisen and the Lions will try to beat Clackamas today and win a second straight berth in the Class 6A state championship game. West Linn and Clackamas meet at 4 p.m. today at Providence Park.
November 25, 2016

A look back at how we got to today's Class 6A football semifinals

by Miles Vance
Quarterfinal winners included Tigard, Clackamas, West Linn and Central Catholic
November 22, 2016

Two Pacific football players earn post-season honors

by Wade Evanson
Senior Jack Perez and freshman Kobe Williams headline the group of all-stars
TANNER BOYLE PHOTOGRAPHY - Pacif mens basketball
November 22, 2016

Veterans, new arrivals hold keys to Pacific mens basketball season

by Wade Evanson
Pacific 2016 men cagers will rely heavily on guard play
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN  - Wilsonville running back Trevor Antonson scampers toward the sideline on a pass play.
November 21, 2016

Week 12's top five: A look back at the five biggest football games from Nov. 18-19

by Miles Vance
Class 6A winners include West Linn, Clackamas, Tigard and Central Catholic
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior linebacker Justin Lyons puts his arms in the air following the Tigers' 27-0 win over Sheldonon Friday in the Class 6A state quarterfinals.
November 19, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week 12 of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A state quarterfinals yielded some amazing results and photos
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Ethan Gallant (No. 54) points downfield after Michael Abraham's fumble recovery at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit High School in the Class 6A state quarterfinals on Friday night.
November 18, 2016

Week 12 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Upsets by Tigard and Central Catholic highlight the Friday results
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Central Catholic's Cesar Rojas celebrates at the end of his team's 21-9 victory at Jesuit in the Class 6A  quarterfinals on Friday night.
November 18, 2016

Central Catholic upsets Jesuit 21-9 in state quarterfinals

by Miles Vance
The Central Catholic football team had waited a long time for this one. After ending up on the wrong end of a 56-19 shellacking at the…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Carson Crawford, the Metro League's Offensive Player of the Year, leads the Beavers into action at Clackamas at 7 p.m. tonight.
November 18, 2016

High school football even bigger in Week 12 of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
Class 6A's top teams teams roll into the state quarterfinals tonight
West Linn's Qawi Ntsasa and the top-ranked Lions host Sprague at 7 p.m. Friday in the Class 6A state quarterfinals.
November 14, 2016

State football playoffs roll into quarterfinals, semifinals on Friday and Saturday

by Miles Vance
Class 6A quarterfinals set for Friday night; 5A-1A semis due Saturday
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville receiver Harrison Steiger, who snagged three huge receptions on the Wildcats' final drive, lunges past the goal line on a play that would be called back due to a penalty.
November 14, 2016

Week 11's top five: A look back at the five biggest football games from Nov. 11-12

by Miles Vance
Oregon's best go for it in round two and quarterfinal contests

Don't miss the local news

NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks volleyball celebrates a point.
Nov 14, 2016

Defending champ Banks digs hard in Sisters rematch

by Mark Kirchmeier
Banks fights in state tournament semi-finals, losing 3-1 sets to Sisters
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - The Bowmen, with senior Kevin Skurdahl leading the way, take the field prior to Friday's playoff game at Sprague.
Nov 12, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week 11 of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
The state's best teams take big steps forward in the second round of the state playoffs
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Qawi Ntsasa celebrates a score during his team's 63-21 home win over Lake Oswego on Friday night in the second round of the Class 6AA state playoffs.
Nov 12, 2016

Week 11 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Tonight's results set the table for next weeks quarterfinals
REVIEW PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - No. 12 West Salem running back Noah Whitaker and the Titans roll into Beaverton tonight to face the fifth-ranked Beavers at Beaverton high school at 7 p.m.
Nov 11, 2016

High school football playoffs continue in Week 11 of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
Week 2 of the playoffs promises more thrilling action
COURTESY: STEWART MONROE / BANKS HS ATHLETICS - The Banks football team meets after their loss to North Bend Friday.
Nov 11, 2016

Banks' season ends with 40-7 loss to North Bend

by Wade Evanson
The better team won Friday night in North Bend, and unfortunately for the visitors, that wasn’t them. The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs were…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGEDECKER - Westview senior quarterback Zac Schmerber fires a pass against Jefferson during the Wildcats' win over the Demos. Westview will face Central Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro Stadium in the second playoff round.
Nov 07, 2016

State football playoffs roll into second round, quarterfinals on Friday and Saturday

by Miles Vance
Check out who's playing who, where and when in the next round
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Anthony Albright floats into the end zone during his team's 63-26 win over Grant in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Beaverton High School.
Nov 07, 2016

Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Nov. 4-5

by Miles Vance
Week one of the 2016 state playoffs is in the book
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior Aksel Thorsfeldt had both an interception return and a reception for a touchdown in the Tigers' 58-28 win over McNary.
Nov 05, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week 10 of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
Oregon high school football playoff action
REVIEW PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ  - Clackamas wide receiver Cole Turner runs by Tualatin defensive lineman Garret Boespflug in the first half of the two team's game in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Clackamas High School on Friday.
Nov 04, 2016

Week 10 high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Week 10 high school football scores and standings
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton quarterback Carson Crawford and the No. 5 Beavers will be back in action tonight when they host Grant at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Nov 04, 2016

High school football rolls into the playoffs in Week Ten of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
The state's best teams roll into the first round of the second season
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior defensive end Jarred Daul tries to deflect a pass in the backfield against Westview.
Oct 31, 2016

Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 28

by Miles Vance
There were league titles on the line. There were state playoff berths to be locked up. There was, as always, the chance to play for…
NEWS TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove's Trevor Rhorer runs past the South Salem defense during the Viking's 46-8 loss to the Saxons Friday.
Nov 02, 2016

South Salem plays like playoff-bound club winning 46-8 over Forest Grove

by Mark Kirchmeier
The Viking season mercifully comes to and end, despite a lot of effort
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - La Salle receiver Donte Brooke collides with Wilsonville defensive player Colby Williams.
Oct 29, 2016

Check out our best photos from Week Nine of the 2016 high school football season

by Miles Vance
League titles and playoff berths get sealed up in regular-season finales
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior Jashua Allen breaks into the clear on his way to scoring one of his four touchdowns in the 52-7 win over Tualatin.
Oct 29, 2016

Updated: Class 6A and Class 5A football playoff fields set

by Miles Vance
For the biggest schools in the state, the biggest games of the year have now been scheduled. Following Friday's results in Class 6A…
Clackamas running back Jacob McGreevy rumbles for yardage during his team's 69-29 win over Centennial on Friday night. REVIEW PHOTO: JIM BESEDA
Oct 28, 2016

Week Nine high school football scores are here

by Miles Vance
Jesuit and West Linn among teams wrapping up league titles on Friday
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - St. Helens' Jax Ogle and the Lions hope to run past Sandy in a key Northwest Oregon Conference matchup tonight, the two teams squaring off at Sandy High School at 7 p.m.
Oct 28, 2016

High school football hits the tape in Week Nine of the 2016 season

by Miles Vance
It may be the final week of the regular season for most of the state's high school football teams, but there's still a ton to be…
NEWS TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks receiver Gunnar Partain is pulled down after making a catch during Banks' 23-6 playoff win over Henley Friday.
Oct 29, 2016

Banks beats Henley 23-6, advances in football playoffs

by Wade Evanson
Turnovers, penalties, and sloppy play. It wasn’t pretty for the Banks Braves in their first round playoff game versus the Henley…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Max and Quincy Norman running for Forest Grove.
Oct 26, 2016

Brothers aim for 'Norman conquest' at state meet

by Mark Kirchmeier
Max and Quincy Norman are leading the Forest Grove cross country team by example
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Jacob McGreevy makes a cut during his team's 41-34 win over Oregon City at Oregon City High School on Friday night.
Oct 24, 2016

Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 21

by Miles Vance
You can't spell "penultimate" without the word "ultimate," and there were some ultimate efforts and results in Friday's next-to-last…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton cornerback Kenny Ervin (center) and the Beavers made a big move in the Class 6A state rankings, climbing to No. 7 after knocking off previously unbeaten Westvie on Friday.
Oct 24, 2016

West Linn and Summit football teams continue reign atop latest OSAA rankings after eight weeks

by Miles Vance
Rank. Under one definition, it means "having a foul or offensive smell." For high school football, however, it smells much sweeter the…