Scappoose volleyball on the rise

Scappoose volleyball on the rise

Seniors Kopra, Spang and Sykes are ready to lead The Indians can show Class 4A volleyball what...

Defense will carry Lions volleyball back to state

Defense will carry Lions volleyball back to state

St. Helens has reached at least first round in each of the last five years Brianna Cathers,...

Lions football ready to explode

Lions football ready to explode

St. Helens out to reach Class 5A state playoffs for the second time in as many years It's go time...

Indians football hungry for return to state championship game

Indians football hungry for return to state championship game

Revived Seven-Mile War set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 in St. Helens It's a quick turnaround for...


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SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Incoming freshman McKenna Coddington, right, chases a lead ball in the Lions' 4-3 friendly defeat of Class 3A Rainier on Monday, July 18, in St. Helens.
August 26, 2016

Lions girls' soccer ready to rumble

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens looks to reach Class 5A playoffs for first time since 2007 The Lions' attitude will help them challenge the best. St. Helens unleashes a new attacking 4-3-3 formation after averaging…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Sophomore defender Blaker Peterson, left, checks Ashton Kaufman's shot on goal in practice at Scappoose Middle School.
August 26, 2016

Indians boys' soccer set to score

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose has reached at least the Class 4A state play-in round in each of last three years Scoring is a point of emphasis for Scappoose in its return from its Class 4A state play-in. The…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Senior defender Andrew Ziegler and the Lions look to reach the first round of Class 5A state for the first time since 2007.
August 26, 2016

Lions boys' soccer can continue recent success

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens St. Helens last reached first round of state in 2007 The Lions are better all the time. St. Helens is 9-33 overall and 3-20 in the Northwest Oregon Conference in the last three years,…


SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JOHN BREWINGTON - Indians junior Linnaea Kavulich can win her third Cowapa League championship in a row and Scappoose's first individual cross country state championship this season.
August 26, 2016

The time is now for Indians' first individual cross country…

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose girls have not missed a state meet in 16 years The Indians have a shot at their first individual Class 4A cross country state championship. Linnaea Kavulich, the junior twice-defending…
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions senior Josie Hanna can defend her Northwest Oregon Conference individual championship and help the St. Helens girls reach their second Class 5A state championship meet in as many years.
August 26, 2016

Lions girls' cross country begins Northwest Oregon Conference…

by Jake McNeal
Girls won first conference championship since 1998 last year St. Helens girls' cross country is ready to defend its first Northwest Oregon Conference championship since 1998. Josie Hanna is a…
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Sophomore defender Lauren Whisenhunt (5) and junior forward Mackenzie Ela are all-Cowapa Leaguers can lead Indians girls' soccer's quest for a Class 4A state championship repeat and its third in four years.
August 26, 2016

Indians girls' soccer has new coach, plenty of new players in…

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose goes for third Class 4A title after winning it all in 2013 and 2015 The Indians are after their third Class 4A state championship in four years, this time with a new coach and a…
PHOTO CREDIT: ALLEN GOLLYHORN - Joel Dietz, 39, a District I Little League umpire-in-chief, of Scappoose, at last got his chance to officiate the Junior League Baseball West Regional Tournament at Propstra Stadium in Vancouver, Wash., after six years of volunteering.
August 18, 2016

BLUE STREAK: Joel Dietz umpires Junior League Baseball West…

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose native waited six years for regional chance Joel Dietz is a Little League umpire on the rise. The District I umpire-in-chief, 39, of Scappoose, served on the third-base line in…
PHOTO CREDIT: BLUE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Sophomore defender Allison Wedgworth, left, and freshman midfielder Addie Buchanan, right, respective 2015 and 2016 Scappoose High School graduates, are teammates in the brand new Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton) women's soccer program.
August 18, 2016

Wedgworth, Buchanan join Blue Mountain Community College's first…

by Jake McNeal
Timberwolves open with scrimmage against Western Wyoming (Rock Springs) at noon on Friday in Pendleton Allison Wedgworth and Addie Buchanan are already into Blue Mountain Community College…
PHOTO CREDIT: ROB RENNER - The Northwest Classic Fly-in & Cruise-in welcomes drivers and aviators of all ages at 7 a.m. on Saturday at the Scappoose Industrial Airpark.
August 18, 2016

Northwest Classic Fly-in & Cruise-in will land again on Saturday

by Jake McNeal
Northwest Antique Airplane Club, Highway 30 Cruisers join in plane and car show at 7 a.m. at Scappoose Industrial Airpark This year's Northwest Classic Fly-in & Cruise-in will land again at 7…
PHOTO CREDIT: MONTE GUSTAFSON - Shankapotamus - from left, Bob Grams, Bob Fancher, Gary Wight and David Wight - beat Pacific Athletic Club 5.5-2.5 in the eight-point St. Helens Men's Club championship round on Tuesday at Wildwood Golf Course in Portland.
August 18, 2016

Shankapotamus wins St. Helens Men's Club golf championship

by Jake McNeal
Bob Grams, Bob Fancher, Gary Wight and David Wight beat Pacific Athletic Club (Mike McCoy, Jeff Timmons, Jimmy Jeffrey and Jerry Belcher) 5.5-2.5 in eight-point title round Shankapotamus emerged…

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Aug 16, 2016

Wings & Wheels 16k cleared for takeoff

by Jake McNeal
Inaugural race set for 8 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Scappoose Industrial Airpark The Wings & Wheels 16-kilometer race is on the horizon. Runners will cross the active airpark and quiet country roads…
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Aug 15, 2016

Scappoose Soccer Club seeks coaches

by Jake McNeal
Coaching clinic set for 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Scappoose Middle School Scappoose Soccer Club needs coaches eager to reach the next level. The Club, for players in pre-kindergarten through…
COURTESY PHOTO: BRADEN CLARK - From left, Scappoose High School football coach Sean McNabb, wide receiver Brennen McNabb (3), quarterback Robert Lohman (9) and running back Braden Clark (12) lent their talents to the 64th Oregon East-West All-Star Football Game on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium in Baker City. The East won 15-12.
Aug 11, 2016

McNabbs, Lohman, Clark are pride of Scappoose football at 64th…

by Jake McNeal
Robert Lohman, Brennen McNabb connect for 63-yard touchdown for West in East's 15-12 win Robert Lohman, Brennen McNabb and Braden Clark came into the 64th East-West Shrine Football Game as they…
- Summer Beats Dance Camp, where dancers in kindergarten through eighth grade show off their moves, is back for three days, August 17-19, at Scappoose Middle School.
Aug 10, 2016

Summer Beats Dance Camp swinging back to Scappoose

by Jake McNeal
Instruction runs 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. August 17-19 at Scappoose Middle School Young dancers from kindergarten through eighth grade have a new chance to show off their moves. The Summer Beats Dance…
JOHN BREWINGTON - The Pacific Athletic Club golf team survived a first-round playoff scare with a sudden death win. The team advanced to the division finals this coming Tuesday. Members of the team include Jimmy Jeffrey, Jeff Timmins, Mike McCoy and Jerry Belcher.
Aug 05, 2016

Summer League golf playoffs deliver mixed bag in first round

by John Brewington
There were upsets, a sudden-death playoff and some predictive winners as eight teams squared off this week in the first round of the St. Helens Mens Club Summer League playoffs at the Wildwood…
JOHN BREWINGTON - One of the cars on display during the ninth annual St. Helens Elks Cruisin' on Saturday was this beautiful 1934 three-window Ford owned by Roger and Kathy Antonich of Scappoose. Over 150 cars turned out for the annual event held at the local lodge.
Aug 05, 2016

Elks Cruisin' fundraiser aids eye clinic, veterans

by Darryl Swan
Owners of hot-rods and classic cars rolled out their goods Saturday, July 30, for the ninth annual St. Helens Elks Cruisin’ car show held at the St. Helens Elks Lodge. The show was free to the…
JOHN BREWINGTON - Bob Berg won the 4-Cylinder Division main event at River City Speedway on Saturday to maintain a slim points advantage over Shelby Wegner. The next race at the Columbia County Fairgrounds track is Aug. 13.
Aug 05, 2016

Bob Berg maintains lead in River City race

by Mike Weber
Stock car racers resumed their pursuit of points in the Columbia County Racing Association last Saturday at the River City Speedway in their first regular season race in over a month in St.…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - St. Helens High School baseball coach Jeff Timmons and Pacific Athletic Club (Columbia City) are the top St. Helens Men's Club team entering Monday and Tuesday's nine-hole single-elimination playoffs at Wildwood Golf Course in Portland.
Jul 27, 2016

Pacific Athletic Club leads St. Helens Men's Club into playoffs

by Jake McNeal
Pacific's 84.5 points first through final league week Pacific Athletic Club of Columbia City is on the green. Pacific (84 points) leads Rofinot Heating, Macadam Liquor, The Mower Shed,…
COURTESY PHOTO: FRANK WEBER - Frank Weber, 92, of, Scappoose, won gold in the shot put, discus, javelin and softball throw, just as he did last year, at the Washington State Senior Games July 20-24 at Tumwater High School.
Jul 27, 2016

ALWAYS WINNING: Frank Weber wins four gold medals at Washington…

by Jake McNeal
Weber, 92, of Scappoose, best in shot put, discus, javelin and softball throw Frank Weber is still on top. Weber, 92, of Scappoose, won gold medals in the shot put, discus, javelin and softball…
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Portland State University junior and 2013 St. Helens High School graduate Brie Maye, pictured launching a pass in her side's 2-1 St. Helens girls' soccer Alumni Game win on Sunday at St. Helens High School, will chase her international business certificate in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Jul 27, 2016

Brie Maye will chase international business certificate in…

by Jake McNeal
Brie Maye is off to Chiang Mai. The 2013 St. Helens graduate and Portland State University Viking leaves for her international business certificate with the University Studies Abroad Consortium…