Basketball: Scappoose boys weather Seaside storm, take No. 1 seed

Basketball: Scappoose boys weather Seaside storm, take No. 1 seed

Scappoose to host first-round playoff game March 6 Midway through the third quarter, Scappoose...

League playoffs: Astoria out-muscles, upsets Scappoose

League playoffs: Astoria out-muscles, upsets Scappoose

Astoria girls get first win over Scappoose this season Freshman Lea Brodala's slow walk to the...

PHOTOS: St. Helens cheerleaders perform at Trailblazers halftime

PHOTOS: St. Helens cheerleaders perform at Trailblazers halftime

Several hundred cheerleaders fill Moda Center court The St. Helens cheer program had the chance...

Basketball: Scappoose boys cruise past Tillamook, tie Seaside atop standings

Basketball: Scappoose boys cruise past Tillamook, tie Seaside atop standings

No. 6 Scappoose finally heats up on offense The latter half of the league season began as an...

Wrestling: Takedown, triumph, title for Myles Terry at NWOC finals

Wrestling: Takedown, triumph, title for Myles Terry at NWOC finals

St. Helens takes third at the NW Oregon Conf. tournament Standing just outside the doors to...

Scappoose dance takes second in Gresham

Scappoose dance takes second in Gresham

The Scappoose Vision Dance Team kicked off their spring season last weekend, taking second place...

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Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Rianne Tupper blows by a defender during the Lions' home game against Wilsonville earlier this month. This Friday marks the final game for Tupper and fellow senior Bella Roth.
February 26, 2015

St. Helens girls prepare for post senior-night shake up

by John William Howard
St. Helens senior Rianne Tupper has been an anchor for the program since her sophomore season, but things are about to change For the St. Helens girls basketball program, Friday's home game is a…
February 26, 2015

Wrestling: Terry takes top seed to state tournament

by John William Howard
Matches begin on Feb. 27 at 8:30 a.m. in Portland While it definitely made a difference in seeding and first-round match ups, it may not matter to Michael Bowen exactly who he wrestles through…
February 25, 2015

Basketball: Scappoose girls inch into play-in round

by John William Howard
Scappoose to face Mazama on Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. The Scappoose girls basketball team will get their chance to play in the postseason — and by the skin of their teeth. Their opportunity balanced…
February 24, 2015

Wrestling: No easy draws for Tribe at state tournament

by John Howard
State championships begin Friday, Feb. 27 Crook County's Trevor Rasmussen had the opportunity to move up a weight class for his senior year, bumping from 220 to heavyweight and likely not having…
February 20, 2015

Basketball: Scappoose boys beat Banks, set up rematch with…

by John William Howard
Scappoose and Seaside will square off at Clatskanie High school on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. From here on out, the Indians can finally control their own destiny. Scappoose topped Banks 46-33 on…
February 20, 2015

Girls basketball: Indians drop close game to Banks, play Astoria…

by John William Howard
Scappoose and Astoria will battle Monday evening at 6 p.m. The Indians fell 32-29 to No. 10 Banks on Friday night in the regular season finale, but a close loss aside, the Scappoose girls still…
February 20, 2015

Boys basketball: St. Helens eliminated from playoffs contention

by John William Howard
St. Helens falls to La Salle after an 0-18 second quarter The start to the game for La Salle ended up being a fairly accurate picture of how things would eventually finish off. The Falcons got…
February 20, 2015

Swimming: St. Helens swimmers miss out on finals

by John William Howard
All three of the St. Helens swim events at state miss out on making Saturday's final races The St. Helens swim team managed to get three entries into the state swimming championships, but wasn't…
February 19, 2015

Playoff picture taking shape for Scappoose girls

by John Howard
Scappoose girls will likely host Astoria at 6 p.m. on Monday evening in a league playoff game Last Friday's victory over Astoria, regardless of the 50-44 loss at home to Tillamook on Tuesday,…
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February 19, 2015

Former St. Helens soccer coach convicted of child porn crimes

by John William Howard
Investigator: Charges don't date back to time in St. Helens Charges of downloading child pornography don't date back to Ryoma Ajisawa's time spent working as a soccer coach at St. Helens High…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ST. HELENS POLICE DEPARTMENT - Charred remains of a bucket of softballs sit in the middle of the St. Helens softball program's batting cage, which was hit by vandalism late Tuesday evening, according to St. Helens police.
Feb 17, 2015

St. Helens softball equipment destroyed by vandalism, fire

by John William Howard
Initial estimates place damage at around $4,000 The St. Helens softball team has taken a hit before the season began, but not exactly the kind of hit they were hoping for. Police say “someone”…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose senior Jake Ford cuts to the hoop during the Indians' 54-41 win over Astoria on Friday, Feb. 13.
Feb 17, 2015

Boys basketball: Scappoose tied for second in league after win…

by John William Howard
Wendelschafer, McNabb lead Scappoose to win over Fishermen Scappoose certainly saved their best for last on Friday evening in Astoria. The Indians, leading 34-33 heading to the final quarter,…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose freshman Lea Brodala cuts to the basket during the second half of the Indians' loss to Tillamook on Feb. 17.
Feb 17, 2015

Basketball: Tillamook dominates fourth-quarter paint, tops…

by John William Howard
Freshman Lea Brodala leads Scappoose with 13 points The playoff hopes for the Scappoose girls took a hit on Tuesday night, as the Indians fell behind in the fourth quarter and eventually lost…
Feb 17, 2015

Swimming: Alvarez just short of state, Tribe girls take fourth…

by John William Howard
Alvarez just inches away from state in 200 freestyle By the time the swimming regional competition in Astoria had finished, all that separated Scappoose senior Stefany Alvarez from a berth at…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Braxton Sue tangles with Crook County senior Jared Wheeler during the first round of competition at 120 pounds on Friday, Feb. 13. Sue won by fall in the second round, and finished in third place at the Class 4A Special District 1 wrestling championships at Tillamook High School on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Feb 15, 2015

Wrestling: Crook County dominates regional, Scappoose sends 12…

by John William Howard
Indians advance five to region finals When the decision was made to break up one of the Class 4A wrestling regional tournaments, every coach in Northwestern Oregon knew things would be…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose sophomore Alyssa Spang goes up for a layup during the first half of the Indians' win on the road in Astoria on Friday, Feb. 13.
Feb 14, 2015

Girls basketball: Scappoose guts out win in Astoria

by John William Howard
Alyssa Spang leads with 16 points For the Scappoose girls, Friday night's road game in Astoria was about 'uhh-ohhs' and how well they were able to bounce back. The first came well before tip…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens players sit on the bench during the fourth quarter, watching as Wilsonville completes their 14-1 run to erase the Lions' advantage.
Feb 13, 2015

Girls basketball: Wildcats' third-quarter run sinks St. Helens

by John William Howard
St. Helens got off to a good start, but Wilsonville's big run to end the third ended up being the knockout punch for the Lions. Wilsonville went on a 14-1 run between the third and fourth…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens sophomore Maggie Cochran follows a shot during the Lions' home game against Sandy earlier this season. Cochran led St. Helens with 20 points in their 75-22 win over Parkrose on Feb. 6.
Feb 12, 2015

Girls basketball: Lions pick up biggest win in 25 seasons, beat…

by John William Howard
Maggie Cochran leads with career-high 20 points It’s been a season of firsts for fourth-year head basketball coach Billy McKinney. This season brought about the program’s first win against…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Freshman Lea Brodala drives to the basket during the fourth quarter of the Indians' game against Valley Catholic on Feb. 10.
Feb 12, 2015

Girls basketball: Indians battle top 4A talent, make improvements

by John William Howard
Scappoose still has a shot at the postseason, given the strength of the Cowapa League's top teams Head coach David Spirlin had a sobering reminder after the Scappoose girls' game finished last…
Feb 12, 2015

Wrestling: St. Helens finishes third in NWOC standings

by John William Howard
Lions will head to Liberty High School for regionals on Feb. 13-14 Adversity aside, the St. Helens wrestling team left little doubt as to their place in the NW Oregon Conference with dominant…