Boys basketball: Scappoose falls to Marshfield for seasons first loss

Boys basketball: Scappoose falls to Marshfield for seasons first loss

Big runs in the first and third quarter doom Scappoose Regardless of the circumstances, Monday...

Wrestling: St. Helens wrestling coach JR Jackson let go midseason

Wrestling: St. Helens wrestling coach JR Jackson let go midseason

Jackson with program less than two years For the second time in three years, the St. Helens...

Girls basketball: Tupper leads St. Helens to thrilling win over Liberty

Girls basketball: Tupper leads St. Helens to thrilling win over Liberty

Rianne Tupper's three-pointer with 9.6 seconds left was the game-winner, part of a seven-point...

Boys basketball: Indians down Hillsboro, continue torrid start

Boys basketball: Indians down Hillsboro, continue torrid start

Scappoose gets 17 points from Chase Johnson to beat Hillsboro 57-51 and move to 5-0 By the time...

Wrestling: Scappoose flattens Rainier  58-9 in home opener

Wrestling: Scappoose flattens Rainier 58-9 in home opener

Scappoose returned from a successful meet in La Grande and rolled over fellow Columbia County foe...

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December 23, 2014

Boys basketball: St. Helens closes out tough stretch, finally…

by John William Howard
The St. Helens boys basketball program capped off a difficult stretch of games in which they played five contests in seven days. The Lions (1-7, 0-2 NWOC) dropped all five, falling to 1-7 on the…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose junior Kendal Bailey follows her shot in the second half of Monday's game against Marshfield. Scappoose trailed big in the first and third quarters, but came one possession away from beating the No. 11 Pirates.
December 22, 2014

Girls basketball: Indians make strides in loss to No. 8…

by John William Howard
Head coach David Spirlin said the team made baby steps, but "bigger baby steps" in near comeback As is usual with David Spirlin, the second-year head coach of Scappoose girls basketball, it's…
Photo Credit: FILE - Football players slosh through the mud during a home game at St. Helens High School in October. The grass field could be replaced with synthetic turf if the St. Helens School District is approved for a federal loan program.
December 19, 2014

SHSD to seek $2.5M in loans for turf field, technology

by Mark Miller
Voter approval not required for federal funding package A synthetic turf football field at St. Helens High School could become a reality, the superintendent of the St. Helens School District…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose head coach Nicholas Heffernan talks with players after the Indians beat Henley for a spot in the 2014 semifinal match. Heffernan said breaking the news of his resignation to the team was the most difficult part of the decision.
December 18, 2014

Scappoose girls soccer coach Nicholas Heffernan resigns

by John William Howard
Heffernan led Scappoose to 2013 4A girls state title Scappoose girls soccer coach Nicholas Heffernan has decided to step down after his second season at the helm of the program, a stretch which…
December 18, 2014

Wrestling: Terry picks up big win, St. Helens falls to Sandy

by John William Howard
Coming into the NW Oregon Conference opener between Sandy and St. Helens, there was one match up everybody wanted to see. They'd hit each other twice on the football field, but the rematch on…
December 18, 2014

Swimming: St. Helens dominates Parkrose

by John William Howard
St. Helens rolled to a dominant, sweeping victory in their first full meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon at the Eisenschmidt Pool. The Lion boys whipped Parkrose 111-27, while the girls had…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Jared Phillips looks on as St. Helens takes on Liberty on Sept. 12. Phillips steps down from the head coaching position after two seasons.
December 16, 2014

Jared Phillips steps down as St. Helens head football coach

by John William Howard
Phillips coached the Lions in the 2013 and 2014 seasons St. Helens head football coach Jared Phillips has stepped down after his second season, Athletics Director Matt Morgan confirmed on…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens' Ryne Poorman shoots a three over Sandy's Canyon Dwyre late in the fourth quarter, part of a 24-point effort to help the Lions come from 14 down to lead Sandy in the final seconds.
December 16, 2014

Boys basketball: Sandy halts comeback bid, wins 58-56…

by John William Howard
Lions come from 14 down, but fall short in final seconds St. Helens got a huge game from senior Ryne Poorman and a massive second-half effort from Kyle Ruege to come from 14 points down against…
December 16, 2014

Girls basketball: Sandy rolls past St. Helens in final three…

by John William Howard
Pioneers out score St. Helens 66-28 after first quarter For the final few minutes of the first quarter, St. Helens appeared to have captured some special magic in a bottle. They'd turned a 4-0…
December 15, 2014

Boys basketball: Johnson's hot streak lifts Indians to 4-0 record

by John William Howard
Scappoose rolled past Salem Academy in the second half, winning 61-44 for their best start in eight seasons As opposing teams are beginning to learn, once Scappoose senior Chase Johnson gets…

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Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Former Scappoose and Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson takes part in a kids camp at Scappoose High School in June. Anderson led the Carolina Panthers to a win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, and might pick up his second consecutive start this coming weekend.
Dec 15, 2014

NFL: Anderson leads Carolina past Tampa Bay, may start against…

by John William Howard
Anderson, Cleveland haven't met since 2009 Heading into the final two weeks of the 2014 NFL season, Derek Anderson has a chance — just a chance — at a little payback on the Cleveland Browns. The…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Alyssa Spang is blocked at the rim during Mondays loss to Salem Academy. Spang led Scappoose with seven points.
Dec 15, 2014

Girls basketball: Depth issues continue for Scappoose

by John William Howard
Scappoose is wading through the tough preseason predicted by head coach David Spirlin, hoping for health and a shot at league Before the season began, David Spirlin sat down with the team and…
Dec 14, 2014

Wrestling: St. Helens takes sixth in Springfield, Terry wins at…

by John William Howard
Lions get seven top-six placers The first two weeks of wrestling season had been frustrating for St. Helens. First, the opener in Hood River was called off due to ice. Then their trip to Sandy…
Dec 14, 2014

Wrestling: Indians finish second at Muilenburg tournament

by John William Howard
Scappoose led by four second-place finishers With a few more pieces back in the lineup the state of Oregon finally got a good look at exactly how Scappoose might match up this season when the…
Dec 14, 2014

Swimming: Scappoose shows improvement at River City Invite

by John William Howard
Individuals continue to improve for Indians Behind another solid performance from several key individuals, the Scappoose girls once again managed to battle back injuries and muscle themselves…
Dec 12, 2014

Boys basketball: Indians move to 3-0 with OT win in North Marion

by John William Howard
3-0 start is Indians' best since 2006-07 The Scappoose Indians are no stranger to high-intensity games, and Friday night was no different. The Tribe kept things close late in the game and…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Rianne Tupper prepares for a free throw in the second half of the Lions' loss to South Albany. Tupper led St. Helens with 21 points.
Dec 12, 2014

Girls basketball: St. Helens rally falls short, Lions lose to…

by John William Howard
Rianne Tupper led the Lions with 21 points St. Helens had three forgettable stints in the third game of their season, and it was enough for South Albany to hand on and sink the Lions to an 0-3…
Dec 12, 2014

Boys basketball: St. Helens tops South Albany for first win

by John William Howard
St. Helens pulls away to win 58-50 While first-year head coach Scott Archer would probably bring up the fact that it's just one game of 24, the Lions are likely to have some extra spring during…
Dec 11, 2014

Alumni roundup: Local alumni shine in college ranks

by John William Howard
David Mayo named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year When the bowl-eligible Texas State University Bobcats were passed over for a spot in the college football postseason, it seemed Scappoose…
Dec 11, 2014

Derek Anderson to start Sunday for Carolina

by John William Howard
Former Scappoose High School and Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson was named the starter for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL after Cam Newton was injured in an automobile accident earlier…