Molalla's Myers eyes spot on podium at state tournament

Molalla's Myers eyes spot on podium at state tournament

Woodrow Myers bounced back from a broken arm to earn a spot in the Class 4A wrestling...

Molalla girls survive elimination game, win 50-33

Molalla girls survive elimination game, win 50-33

The Indians used a 12-3 run at the end of the third quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a...

Collins sinks game-winner, sends Vikings to 3A playoffs

Collins sinks game-winner, sends Vikings to 3A playoffs

Garrett Collins' 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left lifted Colton to a 72-71 PacWest Conference...

Cougars sweep Casco League district basketball crowns

Cougars sweep Casco League district basketball crowns

Country Christian's girls crushed Willamette Valley Christian 76-17, while the boys rolled over...

Slow-starting Vikings hand PacWest playoff to Blanchet

Slow-starting Vikings hand PacWest playoff to Blanchet

Colton fell behind 12-4 in a brutal first quarter and never recovered as the Cavaliers of Salem...

Basargin's long-range flurry rallies Colton to 60-55 win

Basargin's long-range flurry rallies Colton to 60-55 win

Anthony Barsargin hit three consecutive 3-pointers to turn a six-point deficit into a 52-49 lead...

Colton's James has winning touch on Senior Night

Colton's James has winning touch on Senior Night

Harper James, the team's lone senior, made two free throws with one second remaining to lift the...

Molalla wrestlers win four, lose three on Senior Night

Molalla wrestlers win four, lose three on Senior Night

The Indians spotted Estacada a 36-0 lead on six forfeits and then went out and won four of seven...

Molalla's Coop Early signs with Southern Oregon

Molalla's Coop Early signs with Southern Oregon

The 6-foot, 240-pound center signed a national letter of intent to play college football for the...

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned after compiling a 27-32 record with two appearances in the OSAA Class 4A...

Halverson named Class 1A volleyball Player of the Year

Halverson named Class 1A volleyball Player of the Year

Country Christian senior Miranda Halverson is honored as the state's top Class 1A volleyball...

Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned in the wake of parent complaints that he and his staff used excessive...

Molalla wrestlers mix it up with Gladstone, De La Salle

Molalla wrestlers mix it up with Gladstone, De La Salle

The Indians, down two wrestlers with injuries, go 4-6 with four pins Wednesday at Gladstone High...

Molalla girls eager to kick off Tri-Valley Conference play

Molalla girls eager to kick off Tri-Valley Conference play

At 8-6, the Molalla girls' basketball team has won two more games than the Indians won all last...

Colton's James poised for stretch run in PacWest race

Colton's James poised for stretch run in PacWest race

The 6-foot-1 senior wing has scored 20 or more points in eight of the 15 games he has played and...


Molalla's Sports

Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla freshman Sierra Cox and the Indians travel to Madras for a 5:30 p.m. Class 4A play-in game.
February 26, 2015

Local hoop teams gear up for playoffs Friday, Saturday

by Jim Beseda
Molalla girls' team and Colton and Country Christian's boys' teams play Friday, while Colton and Country Christian's girls' teams play Saturday. Molalla’s girls’ basketball team travels to…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Kurt Potter pushes the ball on offense againt Estacada's Josh Shannon during the first half of Monday's Tri-Valley Conference boys' basketball playoff game at Capasso Court.
February 23, 2015

Molalla's season ends with 52-47 league playoff loss

by Jim Beseda
The Indians followed a familiar path to defeat, countering a slow start with a late comeback only to run out of gas down the stretch of Monday's Tri-Valley Conference playoff game against…
Photo Credit: KERRY BENTHIN/COLTON VIKINGS - Colton's Charlie Gilpin placed first in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday's OSAA Class 3A Special District 1 wrestling championships in Hermiston.
February 22, 2015

Colton's Gilpin claims 160 title at District Tournament

by Jim Beseda
Charlie Gilpin pinned Rainier's Logan Usher in the first round to place first in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday's OSAA Class 3A Special District 1 wrestling championships in Hermiston.…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Marissa Marr leads the transition rush during the first half of Tuesday's 41-28 home loss to Madras.
February 18, 2015

Indians struggle against Madras defense, fall 41-28

by Jim Beseda
Molalla’s girls’ basketball team did not go into Tuesday’s home game against Madras expecting to set a new season low for points in a game. Guess what? The Indians kept pace with Madras for a…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Molalla's Woodrow Myers stopped Estacada's Cody Dietrich 28 seconds into their 182-pound match at Saturday's Special District 1 wrestling championships in Tillamook.
February 14, 2015

Molalla sending three to 4A state wrestling tournament

by Jim Beseda
Wyatt Perkins, Woodrow Myers and Logan ValValkenberg will compete in the Feb. 27-28 OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships after placing among the top five at Saturday's Special District 1 finals…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's players, coaches, friends and others share fellowship after a recent Cougars' home game.
February 11, 2015

Cougars down C.S. Lewis to finish Casco League 12-0

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian’s Ben Grandle finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Cougars capped an undefeated Casco League season with a 63-35 home win over C.S. Lewis…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Anna Farner drives against Willamette Valley Christian's Emma Kinler during Friday's Casco League home game.
February 07, 2015

Cougar girls cap undefeated Casco League season

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian rolled over visiting Willamette Valley Christian 80-32 Friday to improve to 19-3 overall and 8-0 in league Country Christian’s Brittnea Corless scored 15 points and Ashley…
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February 04, 2015

Cougars run win streak to 13 with 91-27 blowout Tuesday

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard scored 22 points to lead five Country Christian players in double figures as the Cougars rolled over Livingstone Adventist Academy in Casco League action Tuesday in Salem Jordan…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Stuart Moore placed first in the boys' 200-yard freestyle and second in the 500 freestyle at Saturday's Blanchet Invitational in Salem.
February 03, 2015

Molalla's Moore wins 200 freestyle, sets personal best

by Jim Beseda
Stuart Moore placed first in the boys' 200-yard freestyle at Saturday's Blanchet Invitational with a time of 2 minutes, 7.09 seconds, trimming almost four seconds off his previous personal best…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Meghan McGrath takes the ball inside against Falls City's Allison Kidd (22) and Shea Coker (14) during Tuesday's Casco League home game.
January 28, 2015

Cougars blank Falls City in first quarter of two blowouts

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian's girls' led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and the boys' jumped out to an 18-0 advantage in two 1A Casco League routs over the visiting Mountaineers Tuesday. Country…

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Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Sierra Cox threads a bounce pass between Estacada defenders Josie Beguelin (10) and Cassy MacMurray (5), finding Amanda Clarizio for the go-ahead basket in Tuesday's 63-59 victory over the Rangers.
Jan 27, 2015

Molalla girls answer bell in fourth quarter, win 63-59

by Jim Beseda
Amanda Clarizio scored the go-ahead basket with 3:33 to play and then Molalla made 7 of 12 free throws down the stretch to seal Tuesday's home win over Estacada. Kaylee Larsen scored 15 points…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla senior John Hutchison won his first match of the season during Saturday's Madras White Buffalo Invitational.
Jan 27, 2015

Progress on mats not always measured in wins, losses

by Jim Beseda
For Molalla's wrestling team, sometimes it's a victory just to survive into the second or third round. When Nathan Smyth took over as head coach of the Molalla High School wrestling team, he…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Molalla senior Reed Aylett gets behind the Rangers defense on a fastbreak in the second quarter.
Jan 27, 2015

Molalla boys move into top half with road win

by David Ball
The Indians have a big night at the free-throw line to down Estacada 4A BOYS BASKETBALLTri-Valley Team Score Molalla50Estacada42 ESTACADA — After seven lead changes in the first half, Molalla…
Anthony Basargin
Jan 21, 2015

Colton knocks off first-place Blanchet Catholic, 64-60

by Jim Beseda
Anthony Basargin led all scorers with 19 points as the Vikings won their third in a row and moved within a game of first place in the PacWest Conference. Anthony Basargin scored a game-high 19…
Ben Grandle
Jan 21, 2015

Grandle's career night paces Cougars to 89-72 road win

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian's Ben Grandle had a career-high 31 points and 16 rebounds as the Cougars defeated the North Douglas Warriors Tuesday in Drain. Country Christian’s Ben Grandle notched his fifth…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Jonathon Gengler applies backcourt pressure on Corbett's Zander Annus during Tuesday's 82-63 Tri-Valley Conference home win.
Jan 20, 2015

Molalla goes wire to wire in 82-63 win over Corbett

by Jim Beseda
All five Molalla starters scored in double figures, led by Andrew Daniels with 15 points as the Indians opened Tri-Valley Conference play with a home win Tuesday night. The Molalla Indians had…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - ESPN/Molalla reporters Drew Vandenbroeder, Tayler Delmore, Mont Child, Ty Delbridge, Austin Alexander and Dalton Kibbons look to inspire the Indians during the first half of Tuesday's 54-41 boys' basketball loss to Astoria at Capasso Court.
Jan 14, 2015

Molalla girls fall on road; boys do same at home

by Jim Beseda
Alicia Schultz scored a game-high 16 points in a losing effort as the Indians' dropped a 49-43 decision at Astoria, while Jonathon Gengler scored 13 points and the Molalla boys came out on the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla guard Kurt Potter (3) drives around Elmira's Buddy Finder (50) and Peter Cesany (14) during Friday's 54-49 non-conference loss to the Falcons at Capasso Court.
Jan 13, 2015

Turnovers an issue for Molalla in 54-49 loss

by Jim Beseda
Elmira used a 14-0 run at the start of the second quarter that was fueled by eight Molalla turnovers to trun a 15-14 deficit into a 28-15 lead Friday. If Molalla boys’ basketball coach Tyler…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla freshman Wyatt Perkins works to turn Reynolds freshman Dylan Schmid in the 113-pound consolation semifinals at Saturday's Don York Invitational at Cleveland High School.
Jan 13, 2015

Molalla's Perkins having success at 113-pound weight class

by Jim Beseda
The freshman wrestler placed fourth at last week's Don York Invitational tournament at Cleveland High School and has raised his expectations for the remainder of the season. At the start of the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla freshman Wyatt Perkins battles McNary junior Joey Kibbey in Saturday's championship semifinals of the 113-pound weight class at the Don York Invitational at Cleveland High School.
Jan 10, 2015

Molalla's Myers, Perkins grab fourth at York Invite

by Jim Beseda
Senior Woodrow Myers at 182 pounds and freshman Wyatt Perkins at 113 went a combined 7-4 with four pins at the Don York Invitational high school wrestling tournament at Cleveland High School.…




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