Molalla caps 'Moving Week' with 6-2 win over Estacada

Molalla caps 'Moving Week' with 6-2 win over Estacada

The Indians baseball team took over sole possession of second place in the Tri-Valley Conference...

Molalla's Loughridge a rising force in district tennis, track

Molalla's Loughridge a rising force in district tennis, track

Heather Loughridge, the junior multi-sport athlete and twin sister to Brianna, is preparing to...

Vikings use walk-off walk to rally past visiting Scio, 12-11

Vikings use walk-off walk to rally past visiting Scio, 12-11

Colton rallied twice Friday, from a 9-2 deficit in the third and an 11-9 deficit in the seventh,...

Hannah Clarizio inks two-sport letter with Corban U

Hannah Clarizio inks two-sport letter with Corban U

Clarizio signed a national letter of intent to run cross country and play golf for the Warriors...

Syphard twirls one-hitter, lifts Cougars to 3-0 win

Syphard twirls one-hitter, lifts Cougars to 3-0 win

Country Christian's senior right-hander walked two and struck out nine as the Cougars won for the...

Molalla's Emmett Copher a force on prep tennis courts

Molalla's Emmett Copher a force on prep tennis courts

The Indians' No. 1 singles player started the season 4-0 without losing a set heading into this...

Molalla softball team works through growing pains

Molalla softball team works through growing pains

The Indians are 1-5 under first-year coach Dawn Wade, who said that with "each practice and each...

Molalla's Mont Child hits PR in shot put to open season

Molalla's Mont Child hits PR in shot put to open season

The sophomore thrower tossed a personal best 46-1 1/2 to win the shot put at Saturday's Franzke...


Molalla's Sports

JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Malik Knott prepares to take the baton from Garrett Collins in the boys' 4x100-meter relay during last week's meet at Colton High School.
April 30, 2015

Vikings' short relay on fast track to possible state berth

by Jim Beseda
Colton's Charlie Gilpin, Harper James, Garrett Collins and Malik Knott had never run together before this season, but the foursome has quickly developed into one of the top short relay teams in…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Toby Armas, pictured in a game against Gervais, pitched the first four innings of Monday's combined no-hitter against Jefferson. Armas walked one and struck out four.
April 29, 2015

Three Colton pitchers toss combined no-hitter

by Jim Beseda
Toby Armas, Evan Rasor and Eddie Shoop held Jefferson without a hit as the Vikings won 9-2 in Monday's opening game of a three-game PacWest Conference series at Colton Colton's Toby Armas, Evan…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian gave freshman right-hander Wyatt McGraw little defensive help Wednesday, committing eight errors in a 13-9 home loss to league-leading Regis.
April 29, 2015

Error-prone Cougars fall at home to first-place Regis

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian got decent pitching and plenty of offense, but couldn't overcome eight errors as the Rams pulled out a 13-9 road win Wednesday. Country Christian's Wyatt McGraw pitched well…
Syphard
April 20, 2015

Syphard fires five-inning perfect game, Cougs win 11-0

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard threw a five-inning perfect game with 10 strikeouts Monday to help send the Country Christian Cougars to an 11-0 road win over East Linn Christian. The senior right-hander threw a…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Kurt Potter had a double and a single and scored twice in a nine-run first inning that keyed a 22-0 rout Thursday over Corbett.
April 16, 2015

Molalla makes quick work of Corbett, rolls to 22-0 rout

by Jim Beseda
Aaron Alexander, Kurt Potter and Josey Swain combined for seven hits and eight RBIs to help the Indians cruch the visiting Cardinals and run their record at Al Geddes Field to 5-0. Aaron…
PHOTO BY SARA HALVERSON - Colton's Madalyn Spitzer won the Level 8 state championship in the balance beams during the finals at Northwest Christian University in Eugene.
April 09, 2015

Colton's Madalyn Spitzer claims state beam title

by Jim Beseda
The Colton High School sophomore scored 9.400 to capture the Level 8 state championship in the balance beam during qualifying for the April 16-18 USA Regional Gymnastics Championships in Tacoma.…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton junior Brylee Moyle settled into the middle of the pack in the girls' 800-meter run at last week's non-conference meet at Tigard High School.
April 08, 2015

Brylee Moyle sets easy pace to open Viks' track season

by Jim Beseda
The junior distance runner is in no hurry to rewrite her personal record book as she aims to peak closer to the PacWest Conference district championships in early May. For Colton High School…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Jordan Syphard pitched the first 5 1/3 innings and later scored the winning run in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 8-7 home win against Perrydale.
April 07, 2015

Country Christian rallies for 8-7 win over Perrydale

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 7-3, the Cougars scored three in the sixth inning and two in the seventh in the league opener for both teams Tuesday. Country Christian’s Jordan Syphard drove in the tying run in the…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Josey Swain (24) and Keaton Franco (15) greet Reed Aylett (13), whose RBI-triple scored Swain from first base with one out in the eighth inning to lift Molalla to a 4-3 home win over Philomath Thursday.
April 02, 2015

Reed Aylett's RBI-triple lifts Molalla past Philomath, 4-3

by Jim Beseda
The senior first baseman went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and pushed his batting average to .429 (12 for 28) as the Indians extended their winning streak to three games Thursday. Molalla’s Reed Aylett…
KORY MACGREGOR - New Molalla football coach Grant Boustead spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at Canby, including the past five as the Cougars' defensive coordinator.
March 31, 2015

Grant Boustead brings family values to new job

by Jim Beseda
The 32-year-old Linfield graduate was named as Molalla High School's new football coach after spending 10 years as an assistant at Canby High. Grant Boustead, Molalla High School's new football…

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JIM BESEDA - Junior center fielder Austin Alexander has a .500 batting average (9 for 18) through six games.
Mar 31, 2015

Potent bats carry Molalla to 4-2 record to open season

by Jim Beseda
The Indians are sporting a .359 team batting average and averaging 9.8 runs a game heading into Wednesday's non-conference game at Colton. Through the first two weeks of the high school baseball…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Austin Alexander's two-out, RBI-double highlighted a four-run third inning that help carry Molalla to a 10-4 victory over Seaside Tuesday.
Mar 17, 2015

Molalla wins baseball opener 10-4 over visiting Seaside

by Jim Beseda
Trailing 2-1, the Indians scored four runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to run away with Tuesday's season opener at Al Geddes Field. Austin Alexander’s RBI-double keyed a…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Troy Vest, pictured at his race shop two weeks ago, survived a violent crash at the start of Saturday's Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas.
Mar 17, 2015

Molalla's Troy Vest walks away from Mint 400 crash

by Jim Beseda
Another car collided with Vest and sent his unlimited Trick Truck into a violent roll shortly after the start of Saturday's Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas. Molalla’s Troy Vest saw his Best…
LACEY MCGRAW - Country Christian earned the second-place trophy at the OSAA Class 1A girls' basketball tournament at Baker High School in Baker City.
Mar 07, 2015

Damascus rallies past Cougars for 1A girls' title

by Jim Beseda
Damascus Christian came back from a 13-point deficit to defeat Country Christian 51-46 Saturday and clinch its second OSAA Class 1A girls' basketball state championship in three seasons. Country…
LACEY MCGRAW - Country Christian won the OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball state championship Saturday with a 61-53 victory over Nixyaawii at Baker High School.
Mar 07, 2015

Cougars win Class 1A boys' basketball state title

by Jim Beseda
Luke Carter scored a season-high 20 points with 12 rebounds to pace Country Christian to a 61-53 come-from-behind win over Nixyaawii in Saturday's championship final at Baker High School.…
Mar 11, 2015

Cougars punch Class 1A finals' ticket, win 72-48

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle and Jordan Syphard scored a combined 42 points to send Country Christian of Molalla past Siletz Valley Friday and into Saturday's championship final against Nixyaawii. Country…
Mar 06, 2015

Country Christian girls win 43-40, advance to 1A final

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger's 3-pointer sparks a 12-1 run to close the third quarter that carried the Cougars of Molalla past North Douglas and into Saturday's championship final against Damascus…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Ben Grandle (21) had 17 points and 14 rebounds in leading the Cougars to a 55-41 victory over Siletz Valley on Feb. 13. The two teams meet again in tonight's OSAA Class 1A boys' basketball semifinal at Baker High School in Baker City.
Mar 06, 2015

Country Christian looks to send two teams to 1A finals

by Jim Beseda
The last time two teams from the same school reached the finals of the OSAA Class 1A basketball tournament in Baker City was in 2012 when McKenzie's boys and girls each played for a title.…
Kennedy Nofziger
Mar 05, 2015

Country Christian girls roll to 61-36 quarterfinals win

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger led all scorers with 14 points to pace the Cougars (24-4) in Friday's OSAA Class 1A girls' basketball semifinals Country Christian’s Kennedy Nofziger scored 11 of her game-high…




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