Power, grace and jumps

Power, grace and jumps

Tigard's Lena Greene, a star triple jumper for the Tigers, to compete in gymnastics at OSU TIGARD...

Jake Lawrence keeps on the go

Jake Lawrence keeps on the go

The Sherwood grad plays in Europe, runs a marathon SHERWOOD — Jake Lawrence wanted to try...

Former Tigers get ready together

Former Tigers get ready together

Four football stars, and former Tigard hoop standout Lexi Carter, work out at the school TIGARD...

Tigard team steps up big

Tigard team steps up big

The track club has three athletes win national titles They're the best. Not just in their school....

Tigard can't slow down Grizzlies

Tigard can't slow down Grizzlies

The Tigers' season ends with 10-0 playoff loss TIGARD — Sometimes, it just isn't your day....

Bowmen battle, but fall to Jesuit

Bowmen battle, but fall to Jesuit

Sherwood's season ends with 2-0 second-round loss BEAVERTON — The Sherwood High School...

Hawks win playoff opener, but then loses

Hawks win playoff opener, but then loses

Horizon senior Zach Tillema throws a shutout in opener TUALATIN — The Horizon Christian High...

Record run, 3-peat highlight Beadell Classic

Record run, 3-peat highlight Beadell Classic

Middle schoolers race a mile at the Fowler event TIGARD — There was a new all-time record....

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Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Family Practice INSIDER -


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

503-598-2000

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenIf you pay for college in 2016, you may receive some tax savings on your federal tax return, even if you’re studying outside of the U.S.

Both the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may reduce the amount of tax you owe, but only the AOTC is partially refundable.

Here are a few things you should know about education credits:  

1. American Opportunity Tax Credit - The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. This credit is available for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means, if you’re eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any tax.

2. Lifetime Learning Credit - The LLC is worth up to $2,000 per tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.

In general, qualified expenses for the education tax credits include tuition and required fees for the enrollment or attendance at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities and trade schools).

The expenses paid during the tax year must be for an academic period that begins in the same tax year or an academic period that begins in the first three months of the following tax year.

Room and board, transportation, insurance, medical expenses and such are not covered.

If you have any questions about how you may qualify for an additional tax credits, please feel free to contact us.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderThe hot summer days of August and September are certainly here.

Our chef at Woodland Heights has been busy changing menus to lighter fare such as the wonderful Fresh Mango and Tarragon Chicken Salad for lunch and the new Fresh Peach Bars added to the ever-opulent dessert cart.

Our Life Enrichment crew has been scurrying to change the daily walk groups to mornings instead of afternoons and reschedule weekly outings to shaded sites with cool refreshments. Our care staff is diligently encouraging fluids to all of our residents during the day, including passing water and juice throughout the building.

For those of you at home, we hope you are keeping well also.

Dehydration can creep up on you before you notice it and cause changes like confusion, lethargy and imbalanced walking. Many folks are not fans of drinking plain water. Use those fresh fruits and juices packed with nutritious fluid to keep hydrated. Avoid caffeine, which flushes fluid from your body.

Do your shopping in the morning when it’s cool. Pull curtains to keep heat out. At night, if you have screens and adjustable locking windows, leave the windows open a bit to allow the cool night air into your home. Keep out of the sun for more than a short time. Garden in the early morning.

Or come on over for a tour of our nicely air-conditioned home in the woods set quietly up above the traffic and congestion. We’ll even buy you lunch!

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

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Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisSpecialty Heating & Cooling is looking for the next stars of its new ad campaign, and any student group, school, or youth educational organization could win up to $5,000 in the process.

Starting Thursday, September 15, contestants can upload and submit their video clips for the #SHCJingleContest, which challenges students, schools, and youth organizations to record and submit their own rendition of the Specialty Heating & Cooling jingle for a chance to win a cash prize and/or inclusion in a future commercial.

“We’re really excited to be able to contribute to local schools and educational organizations,” said Norm Matheis, the company’s owner. “We really can’t wait to see how students will interpret our jingle and look forward to seeing all the submissions come in.”

From September 15 through Monday, Oct. 31, contestants can upload their video clips to YouTube and post them on the Specialty Heating and Cooling Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SHCJingleContest.

Eligible recordings will be published to www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The top-voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $8,500 in cash prizes (Grand Prize $5,000) and all entries have a chance at being included in a future Specialty Heating & Cooling commercial.

For more information about the #SHCJingleContest, full contest rules, and eligibility requirements, please visit www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, and may the best video win!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness Center - Chiropractic INSIDER -


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel BeebeWhile the U.S. suffers an ever-rising opioid epidemic, The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is building on its efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management.   "Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC.

"It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."   Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary-care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.   Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.   In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids — notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain.

In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic's value as a method for pain management.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

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Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - In-home care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well. It’s common for a family member to burn out or get ill long before the individual they are caregiving for.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting a FREE Workshop for Professionals and Family members on September 27. The Professional event will be in the morning and all attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The Family workshop is in the afternoon and will go through some methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and will change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

ComForCare

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauRecent news reports question whether existing scientific research supports the oral health benefits of flossing.

The bottom line? A lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. Dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patient’s oral health status and health history.

The longstanding recommendation to clean between teeth daily is still supported by the Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease. In fact, up to 50 percent of the tooth’s surface is missed by brushing without flossing. 

Inter-dental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque and tartar buildup. Together with food debris and other components, the plaque buildup around the teeth and gums will contribute to periodontal disease and cavities.

To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association continues to recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner and regular dental check-ups. 

So remember, F.B.I. (Floss, Brush, Irrigate). 

Live well, smile often and “May the floss be with you!!”

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living at Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Linda Elder of Woodland Heights Assisted Living - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING - Linda ElderImagine you are preparing dinner for 60 of your closest friends and relatives. Or imagine that they are staying for the weekend and you are fixing three meals a day, every day.

The obvious is that you have a daunting task of meal planning, food shopping and cooking ahead of you. Then you remember that your cousin Sally and her daughters are severely allergic to seafood, Uncle Albert can’t eat anything that has to be chewed much and Grandpa Rogers has high blood pressure and can’t have salt. Your best friend, Kathy is dieting and great aunt Ellen has been losing weight and says food just doesn’t have much taste anymore. Your neighbor George has severe arthritis in his hands and can’t cut meat and firm vegetables.

This is the challenge of the kitchen staff in assisted living every day.

At 5 a.m., the Woodland Heights chefs begin. They review the doctor-ordered diet of every resident, watching for notices of changes given to them by the nurses. We have a policy of cooking without any added salt in consideration of the many seniors with heart or high blood pressure concerns.

Herbs and spices are used to maintain appealing flavor.

Daily, the chefs visit with our residents during meals to get feedback toward their goal of providing homemade, nutritious, appetizing meals that meet the ever-changing requests and needs of each of our residents.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

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Brought to you by Norm Matheis of Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSDIER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisAre you roasting in your non- airconditioned house in an effort to “save money”? Dragging fans from room to room to prevent total body meltdown?

Good news! Home heating and cooling systems can be financed for an affordable monthly payment. And often, with the return-on-investment factored in, such a system will pay for itself.

Typical heating and cooling system replacements can vary in price depending on the specifics of your home, your comfort needs and efficiency ratings of the equipment.

At Specialty Heating & Cooling, we want to make this investment as easy as possible for you. We have many resources available to you for easy HVAC financing; whether you prefer the lowest monthly payment or our zero-percent-interest programs.

We partner with the most competitive financial institutions in order to offer some of the following financing options:

Zero-percent-interest options for 12, 18 or 60 months - Offers minimum monthly payments with low interest during zero-interest time frame. Great financing solution to save on interest; low payments available.

Fixed-rate programs with low monthly payment — Offers low monthly payment based on a fixed rate with a longer term of 12 years. This is our lowest payment program available.

No payments and no interest for 6 or 12 months – Buy now and pay later, no payments or interest till 2017.

Energy savings on your monthly utility bills from higher-efficiency equipment will often make your net monthly payment even less.

Our sales professionals have all the right tools to help inform and educate you for realistic energy savings and estimated net monthly payments.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/


Tigard's Sports

DAN BROOD - Bill Zernickow shared Three Rivers League, and Class 6A, Coach of the Year honors after leading the 2015 Tualatin football team to an 8-3 record.
August 19, 2016

Zernickow resigns at Tualatin

by Dan Brood
He led the football team to an 8-3 record in 2015 TUALATIN — Bill Zernickow has resigned as Tualatin High School's head football coach. Zernickow made his resignation on Thursday. Tualatin High School athletic director Ted Rose confirmed Zernickow's…
August 11, 2016

Getting to the heart of the matter

by Dan Brood
For the most part, I really don't like it when journalists write about themselves. Let's face it, we're a pretty boring bunch. And, also, who cares? But, that said, I'm shifting into hypocritical mode, as I've got a story to tell. It might be a bit…
August 11, 2016

5k run is slated for Tualatin High

by The Times
The race set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the school TUALATIN — The Tualatin High School cross country program will be hosting an open 5k run Saturday at the school. The race, called the Timberwolf Challenge, is a community event benefiting the…


DAN BROOD - Tigard High School senior-to-be Gavin Kim competes in the shuttle run at the 2016 Metro Area Lineman Challenge, held in July at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
August 08, 2016

Tiger line ready for the challenge

by Dan Brood
Tigard team steps up at Metro Area Linemen event HILLSBORO — For the past few years, the Tigard High School football team has been known for having a massive, powerful offensive line. Well, some of those massive, powerful Tigers, such as Conner…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the S.W. Metro Senior Babe Ruth baseball team includes (back row, from left) coach John Aiello, Payton Otis, Alex Kelly, Desmond Aiello, Cole Cameron, Kyle Martin, Nathaniel Moss, Justin Moss, Asst Coach Matt LaRoche, (front row)  Noah Sykes(bat boy), Derek Maiben, Jacob Maiben, Cameron LaRoche, Kohl Sykes and Tyler Russ. Not pictured: Sam Raabe, Jared McBride.
August 08, 2016

SW Metro claims tournament title

by Dan Brood
The Senior Babe Ruth team goes 19-1 for the season They were determined. They didn't want anything to stand in their way. Nothing did. The members of the S.W. Metro Senior Babe Ruth baseball team rolled to the 2016 State ages 16-18 Rec Tournament…
DAN BROOD - Tualatin High School senior-to-be Josh Chandler competes in the farmer's carry event at the Metro Area Lineman Challenge. Chandler set a new record in the bench press.
August 08, 2016

Timberwolves power it up

by Dan Brood
Led by Josh Chandler's record performance, Tualatin takes second place in the linemen challenge HILLSBORO — To get ready for the 2016 Metro Area Lineman Challenge, Tualatin High School senior-to-be Josh Chandler trained with James Porter. That made…
August 08, 2016

Tualatin team has a strong showing

by The Times
Kamau, Follett soar at the national track championships Top performances. The Tualatin-based Step ur Game Up track club sure had plenty of them at the USATF Junior Olympic National Track and Field Championships, held July 25-31 at Sacramento State…
August 08, 2016

Sherwood Track kids compete at nationals

by The Times
Sherwood High's Shelby Moran wins pair of titles The team didn't have an abundance of competitors, but they all seemed to make their mark. The Sherwood Track Club had six athletes compete at the USATF Junior Olympic National Track and Field…
DAN BROOD - Woody Toms, a 2008 Tualatin High School graduate, takes over as the receivers coach for the Timberwolves this year.
July 26, 2016

Coming back home

by Dan Brood
Former Tualatin star lineman Woody Toms takes over as the Timberwolves' receivers coach TUALATIN — Woody Toms knows what it's like to play Tualatin High School football. He knows what it's like to be part of a winning Timberwolf squad. In fact, he…
JAIME VALDEZ - Members of the Tualatin City Little League ages 8-10 all-star softball team gather before the start of Tuesday's District 4 third-place game.
July 26, 2016

Tualatin City finishes up in a big way

by Dan Brood
TC rolls to 17-6 win over Murrayhill in third-place game PORTLAND — The Tualatin City Little League ages 8-10 all-star team was looking to finish up strong. Thanks to a powerful hitting attack, not to mention some solid pitching and strong defense,…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Longhorns third baseman Hunter Hughes (left) tags out Oregon City's Jordan Weijland on a pickoff play at third base during Saturday's OIBA tounament seeding game.
July 26, 2016

Longhorns tipped in seeding game

by Dan Brood
Tigard still taking high hopes to the OIBA tourney TIGARD — With the Oregon Independent Baseball Association season-ending tournament right around the corner, it wasn't exactly the outcome the Tigard Longhorns were looking for. But, nonetheless, the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Tigard Crush team that won the NAFA title include (back row, from left)coach Brody vanderSommen, Sofia Tosoni, Emily Milsted, Alexa vanderSommen, Dylan Porter, Laura Masters, Sophia Fenton, Coach Keri Gesner, (front row) Jessie Galster, Kristin Isenhart, Sophia vanderSommen and Eliot Miner. Not pictured, Kaeli Miller.
July 26, 2016

Tigard Crush claims tourney title

by Dan Brood
The team wins six straight games at the NAFA event NEWBERG — The Tigard Crush Black, well, crushed it. The Crush, an ages U12 girls fastpitch softball team, won its final six games on its way to winning the title at the North American Fastpitch…
DAN BROOD - Tigard's (from left) Ainsley Davis, Makenna Reid, Kani Korok, Sophia vanderSommen, Alexa vanderSommen and Karen Spadafora will be playing in the All-American Games in Florida in August.
July 26, 2016

Tigard girls to play with the best

by Dan Brood
Players to travel to Florida for All-American games TIGARD — They get to play against the best. They get to play with the best. They are among the best. A group of seven Tigard youth softball players will compete with and against some of the top…
PHOTO COURTESY OF UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY - Horizon Christian High School graduate Wyatt Houston (left) heads up field after catching a pass in last year's game against BYU.
July 14, 2016

Tight end? no trouble for Wyatt Houston

by Dan Brood
The former Horizon Christian star quarterback is thriving in his new position at Utah State Wyatt Houston likes playing at quarterback. He likes to have the ball in his hands, controlling the action. When he played football at Horizon Christian High…
PHOTO COURTESY OF OGA - Victoria Gailey, a Tigard High School junior-to-be, holds the trophy she earned by winning the 2016 Oregon Junior Stroke Play Championship girls golf tournament. Gailey will be playing in two more prestegious tournaments this month.
July 14, 2016

Gailey enjoying a sizzling summer

by Dan Brood
The Tigard star wins the Oregon Junior Stroke play title Victoria Gailey had a heck of a spring season. As a Tigard High School sophomore, Gailey claimed Three Rivers League girls golf district tournament medalist honors for the second year in a…
JAIME VALDEZ - Tualatin City's Talia Valdez (left) and Ariel Chanez hug following Chanez' two-run home run in the team's 10-8 win over Tigard on Monday.
July 14, 2016

Tualatin City rallies past Tigard

by Dan Brood
TC gets a 10-8 victory in the District 4 tourney opener PORTLAND — It was wild. It was somewhat crazy. It certainly was exciting. And, when it was over, the Tualatin City Little League ages 8-10 all-star softball team got to celebrate a hard-fought,…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Little League third baseman Nate Thomas (right) tags out Murrayhill's Cooper Meygandt during Saturday's ages 9-11 District 4 Tounament championship game held at Cook Park. Murrayhill got a 10-2 victory.
July 14, 2016

Tigard tipped in tourney title tilt

by Dan Brood
The Tigard squad goes 5-1 at the District 4 event TIGARD — Almost perfect. The Tigard Little League ages 9-11 all-star baseball team had an unblemished 5-0 record going into the championship game of the District 4 tournament. The Tigard squad wasn't…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Tigard Crush include (top row, from left) coach Brody vanderSommen, Alexa vanderSommen, Sophia Fenton, Kaeli Miller, Kristin Isenhart, Sophia vanderSommen, Emily Milsted, coach Keri Gesner, (front row) Laura Masters, Sofia Tosoni, Eliot Miner and Jessie Galster. Not Pictured: Dylan Porter.
July 14, 2016

Crush battles to third at tourney

by The Times
The Tigard team goes 6-2 at the ASA state event HAPPY VALLEY — The Tigard Crush Black ages 12U B softball team may not be the best team in the state, but the squad is pretty darn close. The Tigard squad battled its way to a third-place finish at the…
DAN BROOD - Elise Conroy was a four-year standout for the Tigard High School girls basketball and girls track and field teams.
July 08, 2016

Fun and Success

by Dan Brood
Elise Conroy stood tall on the basketball court and the track as a Tigard High School senior TIGARD — It was simple. It was her senior year of high school, and Elise Conroy wanted to do just one thing. Have fun. That was it. That was her goal. Now,…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Little League all-star Matthew Beckett gets ready to deliver a pitch during the team's District 4 tournament opener against Beaverton Aloha on Saturday. Beckett turned in a complete-game performance in Tigard's 19-1 victory.
July 08, 2016

Tigard storms the tournament

by Dan Brood
Tigard opens play at the District 4 event, held at Cook Park, with a 19-1 victory TIGARD — The Tigard Little League ages 9-11 all-star baseball team took some very high hopes into play at the District 4 tournament. Well, the team’s start to the…
DAN BROOD - Sherwood High School junior-to-be Takumi Kammerzell gets ready to fire in a pitch during the Bowmens's OIBA game with Wilsonville on Tuesday. Kammerzell threw a one-hit shutout in Sherwood's 2-0 win.
July 08, 2016

Kammerzell shuts down Wilsonville

by Dan Brood
Sherwood gets a 2-0 victory in Tuesday's OIBA contest SHERWOOD — The Sherwood-based Oregon Independent Baseball Association team wasn’t able to generate much offense in Tuesday’s game. The Bowmen had just a total of two runs on four hits. But, with…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ASHLEY SLATER - In addition to running an exhibition race at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Tualatin High School senior-to-be Ashley Slater (left) got to meet national long jump champion Brittney Reese.
July 08, 2016

Slater sprints on the big stage

by Dan Brood
The Tualatin track star gets to run at the Olympic Trials EUGENE — Sure, Ashley Slater has competed in big races before. The Tualatin High School senior-to-be has raced on the big stage before. But, likely nothing compares to what she got to do on…
DAN BROOD - Tigard Little League Majors center fielder Griffin Mentzer (second from right) celebrates with his teammates after throwing out a pair of Lake Oswego base runners during Monday's District 4 tournament game.
July 08, 2016

Tigard tough, but tipped in tourney opener

by Dan Brood
The team hopes to come back strong from loss against LO PORTLAND — Nope, the Tigard Little League Majors (ages 10-12) All-Star baseball team wasn’t able to open District 4 Tournament play with a victory. But that didn’t seem to matter — too much.…
DAN BROOD - Emily Leonard shined for the Tualatin girls soccer, girls basketball and track and field teams during her four years at the school.
July 01, 2016

Reaching her goal

by Dan Brood
Emily Leonard earned 12 varsity letters during her playing days at Tualatin High School This story originally appeared June 9, 2016. Due to a server issue, it was republished online at a later date. TUALATIN — Back in 2012, before she started her…
DAN BROOD - Tigard High School graduate Derek McMurray (right) blocks Jalontae Walker of the North team during play Saturday at the Les Schwab Bowl. McMurray helped the South team get a 16-14 victory.
July 08, 2016

Local trio get victory in prep finale

by Dan Brood
Adams, Crist, McMurray help South get a 16-14 Les Schwab Bowl win HILLSBORO — For 2016 Tigard High School graduates Conner Crist and Derek McMurray, it was a great transition from high school football to college ball. For Sherwood grad Lukas Adams,…

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DAN BROOD - Natalie Bryant stepped up for the Tigard girls track team and girls soccer squad.
Jul 08, 2016

Tiger seniors have another big year

by Dan Brood
League titles, trip to basketball final highlight 2015-16 TIGARD — The 2015-2016 school year was big for Tigard High School when it came to athletics. The Tigers had a proficient year in many…
DAN BROOD - Sherwood shortstop Riley Aggson (right) makes a throw to first base to complete a double play, as Aloha's Matt Powers slides to second base during Tuesday's game. Sherwood lost 8-6 in the OIBA contest.
Jul 08, 2016

Bowmen strong, but fall just short

by Dan Brood
The Sherwood OIBA squad is having a strong summer SHERWOOD — Nope, it wasn't a win. But there were plenty of bright moments. There was certainly some promise of a bright future for the Sherwood…
Jul 08, 2016

Area athletes earn all-state accolades

by The Times
Self and Rutschman among the first-team selections To the victors, go the spoils. And, to some of the talented area baseball, softball and lacrosse players, went the honors. All-state honors,…