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SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions eighth-grader Maddie Holm (44) and the Lions fell 31-22 at Forest Grove on Saturday, June 18, but completed summer play with a 6-5 record.
June 22, 2016

Lions girls' basketball enjoying optimistic summer

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens battles Class 6A teams to 6-5 record A close loss to Class 6A host Forest Grove on Saturday, June 18, was the latest encouraging sign for Lions girls' basketball. The Vikings allowed…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - New Scappoose boys' basketball coach Weston Powers and Indians junior guard Tanner Kramer exchange high-fives during a 49-44 summer ball loss to host Banks on Tuesday.
June 23, 2016

Weston Powers new Indians boys' basketball coach

by Jake McNeal
Former three-time all-league Indians guard was an assistant coach the last four years Weston Powers is the newest coach with a chance to lead Scappoose boys' basketball to success. The former…
COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-STARS - Indians Class 4A all-state honorable mention senior forward Ian Donaldson and the North could not pull off wins in either of their Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Games on June 10-11.
June 21, 2016

Ian Donaldson, North challenge at 44th OACA All-Star Series

by Jake McNeal
North falls 87-85 to West and 105-89 to East Ian Donaldson and the North went to the edge but fell in both of their 44th Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Series contests. Donaldson,…


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians sophomore guard Jerad Toman lifts for a layup in Scappoose's 46-27 loss to Banks on Tuesday, June 7, at Banks High School. The Indians beat Yamhill-Carlton 51-29 in the earlier game for their first win of the summer.
June 16, 2016

Indians boys' basketball reloading this summer

by Jake McNeal
The Indians' boys' basketball youth movement is underway. Scappoose beat Yamhill-Carlton 51-29 for its first win of the summer on Tuesday, June 7, at Banks High School, then fell 46-27 to Banks…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions sophomore guard Myranda Northrup (24) defends against Scappoose freshman guard Sara Mills in St. Helens' 41-38 win on Saturday, June 11, at Milwaukie High School.
June 16, 2016

Lions summer girls' basketball on the prowl

by Jake McNeal
Maddie Holm and the Lions are off to a hot start in summer league. The upstart eighth-grade captain led St. Helens to wins in three of four games at the Mountain View (Vancouver, Wash.)…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Indians senior Class 4A all-state honorable mention forward Ian Donaldson will play with the 2A/3A/4A North Team against the West in the 44th Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Series on Friday at Northwest Oregon University in Eugene and on Saturday at Pacific University in Forest Grove.
June 08, 2016

Ian Donaldson will play for North Team in 44th OACA All-Star…

by Jake McNeal
Senior forward averaged 18.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in Class 4A defending champion Indians' fifth-place run Ian Donaldson is an Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star. The forward will…
PHIL HAWKINS - Former North Marion girls basketball coach Dennis Melcher announced his retirement after the conclusion of the 2015-16 winter season. Melcher coached the Huskies from 1998-2016, guiding the team to the post season eight times while finishing with two league titles.
June 07, 2016

Girls basketball: Huskies' Melcher calls it a career

by Phil Hawkins
Girls basketball coach retires after 18 years with North Marion Dennis Melcher never intended to coach the North Marion girls basketball program. Prior to the Huskies’ 1998-99 season, Melcher…

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