Baseball: Scappoose sweeps Seaside, eyes showdown with Astoria

Baseball: Scappoose sweeps Seaside, eyes showdown with Astoria

Scappoose now 1st in Cowapa League standings From head baseball coach Robert Medley's initial...

Baseball: St. Helens prepared to defend home (natural) turf

Baseball: St. Helens prepared to defend home (natural) turf

Lions remain undefeated at home this season In the bottom of the seventh inning on Tuesday...

Dorough to return as Scappoose girls' soccer coach

Dorough to return as Scappoose girls' soccer coach

Former head coach returns from stint at Catlin Gabel Scappoose High School is set to hire Chris...

Budding javelin star reaches for Father's records

Budding javelin star reaches for Father's records

Sawyer Christopher sets Scappoose javelin record at 170 feet Sawyer Christopher's drive toward...

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JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose freshman Mackenzie Ela clears the final hurdle in her heat of the 100 meter hurdles at Jesuit High School on Friday, May 1. Ela set a new personal record in the event.
May 04, 2015

Track: Season, career records fall for Scappoose at Jesuit…

by John William Howard
Bryson Spratling clears 13 feet in the pole vault Only a handful of athletes at Scappoose High School have ever cleared 13 feet in the pole vault. Jonnie Clark in 2010 holds the record at 14…
May 04, 2015

Baseball: St. Helens sweeps Sandy with 4-1 win

by John William Howard
Ryne Poorman with eight strikeouts in victory In case any extra evidence was needed as proof that the landscape in NW Oregon Conference baseball is shifting, St. Helens added more fuel to the…
May 04, 2015

Softball: Pitching, defense leads Lions past Parkrose

by John William Howard
St. Helens gets an early lead, clamps down The Lions did an excellent job of putting the ball in play on Friday afternoon in Parkrose — it's just that the Broncos were able to keep upon defense,…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Owen Fortney reaches to lay down a bunt during the Indians' game against Astoria on Friday, May 1.
May 04, 2015

Baseball: Scappoose falls to Astoria for first league loss

by John William Howard
Astoria scores three runs in the top of the second inning A tough stretch in the top of the third inning was enough for Astoria on Friday afternoon, giving the visiting Fishermen a boost to hop…
May 04, 2015

Softball: Scappoose stomps Tillamook, preps for rematch with…

by John William Howard
Indians pick up 21 hits in two games with Tillamook Scappoose added a little distance between themselves and Tillamook on Friday, extending the gap between second and third-place in the Cowapa…
DON ANDERS, TEXAS STATE ATHLETICS - Former Scappoose and Texas State standout David Mayo (3) will have to trade in his colors for black and blue after being drafted by the Carolina Panthers.
May 02, 2015

David Mayo, Scappoose alumni, drafted by Carolina Panthers

by John William Howard
Mayo selected by Carolina in the 5th round What with the number of high-profile sporting events scheduled for Saturday afternoon, May 2 has been referred to as the best sports day of the year.…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens' Bryce Mulcahy warms up before his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Mulcahy managed to get a walk, loading the bases, but the Lions couldn't score the walk-off run.
May 01, 2015

Baseball: St. Helens falls to Wilsonville in 10 innings

by John William Howard
Wildcats score in the top of the 10th, beat St. Helens 6-5 It's a result that will likely sting for a little while: St. Helens rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh before the…
April 30, 2015

Softball: St. Helens snaps slump, rallies past Milwaukie

by John William Howard
Lions score 14 unanswered runs to blow out Mustangs The St. Helens softball team nearly always breaks a pregame huddle the same way for every home game, pausing for a moment and shouting, “score…
April 29, 2015

Girls tennis: St. Helens' duo set for strong finish

by John William Howard
Morgan Baruffi and Hannah Spears rounding into form With the NW Oregon Conference championships less than two weeks away, the St. Helens girls' tennis team has their hopes of glory resting on…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Kendal Bailey throws out a pitch during the Indians' opening game against North Marion.
April 28, 2015

Softball: Bailey's no-hitter leads Scappoose past Valley Catholic

by John William Howard
Kendal Bailey strikes out four in 15-0, five-inning win Scappoose junior Kendal Bailey threw a no-hitter during the Indians' softball doubleheader with Valley Catholic on Monday afternoon.…

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Apr 28, 2015

Baseball: Scappoose winning streak snapped by Newport

by John William Howard
Indians drop 9-4 non-league game Scappoose saw their nine-game winning streak come to a close on Saturday with a loss to Newport in non-league competition. Newport led wire-to-wire, jumping on…
Apr 28, 2015

Girls tennis: St. Helens wins tiebreaker with Hillsboro

by John William Howard
No two NWOC girls tennis teams have been more evenly matched this season than St. Helens and Hillsboro, who played to their second 4-all tie this season last Friday afternoon. By rule — for the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Mariah Mulcahy throws out a pitch early in the Lions' game with Putnam on April 24. Mulcahy allowed only three hits, but St. Helens fell 3-1.
Apr 24, 2015

Softball: St. Helens drops tough 3-1 game to Putnam

by John William Howard
Putnam takes a 3-0 lead, holds St. Helens offense down With two of the top pitchers in the NW Oregon Conference each set to take the circle for their respective teams, everyone expected a…
Apr 24, 2015

Baseball: First-inning grand slam bats 'Cats past St. Helens

by John William Howard
Lions rally late in the game, fall short in 9-4 loss Sometimes a few bad moments can be the difference between a big win and a painful loss. For St. Helens, the tough stretch ended up being the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Jake Ford runs between second and third during the Indians' win over Valley Catholic on Friday, April 17.
Apr 23, 2015

Baseball: Scappoose extends winning streak to nine games

by John William Howard
Indians sweep Valley Catholic, Tillamook, move to 6-0 in league Scappoose is games in to the Cowapa League season, and the Indians already seem destined for a rematch with Astoria with a…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Joey Krupsky (left) makes the handoff to Braden Clark for the third leg of the 4x100 meter relay on Wednesday, April 22 at Scappoose High School. When they're healthy, all four regular runners on the relay team can run the 100 meters in under 12 seconds.
Apr 23, 2015

Track: Scappoose tangles with Banks, Valley Catholic

by John William Howard
A number of Scappoose athletes seem to be rounding into form after setting season-best marks in a double dual meet with Banks and Valley Catholic on Wednesday. Senior Bryson Spratling won the…
Apr 23, 2015

Track: St. Helens takes second in Wilsonville tri-meet

by John William Howard
Maggie Cochran, Lillianna Shriver set career-bests The St. Helens boys' and girls' track teams both took second at a NW Oregon Conference tri-meet at Wilsonville High School on Wednesday.…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Junior Kayla Finch takes a swing during the Lions' 5-1 win over Liberty on Wednesday. Finch has been on a tear as of late, following some sound advice from the coaching staff about her approach to the plate.
Apr 22, 2015

Lion softball rebounds from tough loss, jumps to No. 2

by John William Howard
St. Helens beats Hillsboro 10-1 and Liberty 5-1 Coaches will always say it's easier to learn from a loss than a win, and for St. Helens — who dropped their first NW Oregon Conference game of the…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Sage Harrison greets her teammates at home plate after hitting a home run in the bottom of the first inning against Seaside on Tuesday.
Apr 22, 2015

Softball: Harrison homers again as Indians pound Seaside 19-1

by John William Howard
Sage Harrison sends her fifth HR out of the park It's taken a darned-good effort to beat Scappoose this season, something only two teams — No. 1 Banks and No. 2 McLoughlin — have been able to…
Apr 21, 2015

Track: Javelin record falls, Tribe boys fifth at Wilsonville…

by John William Howard
Freshman Sawyer Christopher sets school javelin record at 170 feet The Indians neared the midpoint of the Track and Field season on Saturday, April 18, as the boys took fifth and the girls team…