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Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

Waterhouseridge.com

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - PERSONAL TRAINING INSIDER -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellMost people need extra motivation to get active, stronger and leaner.

What better motivation than summertime, which begins June 20, just seven weeks from now?

Do the right things and you will see changes and improvement in as little as four to six weeks if you are disciplined about exercise and even semi-disciplined about food intake. You’ll experience remarkable changes in the way you look and feel.

After being stuck indoors for months, Oregonians love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

And if you want to feel confident about dressing lighter, wearing shorts, T-shirts, sundresses and swimsuits, check us out at FIT Academy. We offer plenty of options, including Sundress Bootcamp, an overall fitness program to look leaner and feel stronger in those summer clothes.

The warmer season also features a plethora of local runs, with hordes of locals participating in fun runs such as the Beaverton Sun Run (July 24) and the Twilight Run in Tigard at Cook Park (June 25, in conjunction with the Tigard Festival of Balloons).

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Get out for a bike ride, hike or a backpacking trip.

The bottom line is that more fit you are, the more fun you will have and less the likely you are to get injured!

Need more expert advice? Visit us at FIT Academy to make 2016 you best summer ever!

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

Fitacademyinc.com

Brought to you by Irina Moga, Irina Moga DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Irina MogaWhat’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when a sleeping person stops breathing because the airway is partially or fully blocked.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. Asleep, the muscles relax and narrow your throat.

Most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but snoring alone doesn’t mean the patient has sleep apnea.

Dentistry clinics such as ours work with sleep centers and a patient’s primary care physician. The patient must have a diagnosis of sleep apnea before we can treat them.

A dentist can create a custom-made oral appliance that pulls the lower jaw forward and eases breathing. The appliance may be covered by medical insurance when it’s used for a diagnosed case of sleep apnea.

In the great majority of sleep apnea cases, patients use both a mouth guard and a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.

Repeated episodes of airway collapse throughout the night disrupt and fragment sleep, which may produce hypoxemia and other cardiovascular stress. Sleep apnea has been suspected of contributing to heart disease and is a common cause of high blood pressure.

Sleep apnea patients of either gender have a higher risk of stroke than those without the disorder, however the risks for men are higher.

For more information about sleep apnea solutions, consult your doctor about diagnostic tests and potential treatments.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanMore and more research is being published about the benefits of keeping your mind active and engaged in a continual learning process in our senior years.

The old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is just not true.

Studies show that you can learn just as well in your senior years if you maintain your motivation.

So, take that painting class you thought about. Write your memoir, a short story or even a novel. Research your genealogy.

Venture out on trips to museums, read a newspaper and do the crossword puzzle.

Playing bridge or brain teaser games with a few like-minded adults fosters a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that keeping your brain stimulated helps retain mental alertness as people age because even an aging brain can grow new connections and pathways when it is challenged.

Exercising the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders as well as improve your memory. Maintaining intellectual activity is essential to your brain health. One researcher says the education and information is for the brain what exercise is for the heart.

According to the National Institutes of Health, such activities may protect the brain by establishing “cognitive reserve,” the brain’s ability to operate effectively even when it is damaged or some brain function is disrupted.

These activities may help the brain become more adaptable in some mental functions, so it can compensate for declines in other functions.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Brought to you by Jaimie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jaimie KingDementia is one of the most common afflictions affecting Americans over the age in 60, and also one of the most dangerous.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 5.8 million older adults have some form of dementia — that’s about 12 percent of the senior population!

But did you know that dementia has increasingly been linked to untreated cases of hearing loss? It’s true.

Early research indicates a high correlation between social isolation and developing dementia and other memory-related diseases. A Johns Hopkins study from this year found that the mental abilities of seniors with hearing loss degrade 30 to 40 percent faster than those with normal hearing.

Now let’s be clear: Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to develop dementia.

But common experience tells us that people with hearing loss tend to be alone more often. Sufferers usually have trouble understanding what others are saying—the essence of communication itself—and therefore rely on reclusiveness and social isolation to mask their illness.

But dementia thrives on this disengagement and loneliness. New conversations lead to new thoughts and even create new pathways in your brain, helping to keep your mind agile and acute.

This is one of the many reasons why it’s more important than ever to treat hearing loss. Visit me at Sage Hearing Solutions for your professional consultation today.

Sage Hearing Solutions

1865 NW 169th Place, Suite 204, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

(503) 747-3084

www.sagehearingsolutions.com

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party laser toner cartridges save your office money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket laser toner cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage—to illegal—to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, laser toner cartridges included. But buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) = name-brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges, there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge, either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings.

Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, new drum (one hopes), new blades and other parts and then filled with the appropriate toner formulation with a new or reset “chip.”

Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate toner and “chip.” Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high-quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops? It’s a question of job shop vs. factory quality. Universal laser toner (is garbage) vs. laser toner specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon.

Black-only laser toner cartridges (printers) are the least expensive on a cost-per-page basis. Color laser cartridges (printers) are several times more expensive on a cost-per-page basis. There is a correlation between purchase price of the printer and the cost per page; the lower the price of the printer, the more costly on a cost-per-page basis.

Since businesses usually favor laser printers, we frequently recommend having a “beefier” all-in-one or multi-function black laser printer for the 70 percent to 80 percent of their printing that is only black and then having a separate color laser printer for when they need color. Since color goes into producing black print and black laser toner goes into making color more “colorful,” this is a very cost effective way to lower a businesses’ cost per page and provides redundancy in printing capabilities instead of having a single color all-in-one/multi-function color laser printer that is printing predominantly black.

Let us help you with cost effective high-quality cartridges. As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge-Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is free! And we sell and services printers and copiers. We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK AND TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonCan third-party ink cartridges save you money? Absolutely. What about quality?

Aftermarket cartridges’ quality ranges from garbage, to illegal, to excellent. How does one know the good from the bad? Use a local vendor who knows the differences. Many very inexpensive cartridges sold via Amazon and certain online sellers (check customer dissatisfaction reviews) are poor quality. We love inexpensive items, ink cartridges included. Buying on price alone invites problems. Our quality and savings = value.

OEM (original equipment manufacture ) = name brand cartridge. This is how printer companies make their profit. Nothing wrong here, but it is significantly higher on a cost- per-page basis.

For aftermarket cartridges there are two good alternatives. Factory remanufactured and factory new compatibles. Depending on the brand and style of cartridge either can be very satisfactory in both performance and savings. Factory remanufactured cartridges are exactly that. An empty original cartridge, recycled and factory remanufactured. Tested, accepted, machine cleaned, refilled with the appropriate ink formulation with a new or reset “chip." Factory “compatible” cartridges are “new build” cartridges with the appropriate ink and “chip." Both styles can perform quite well at considerable savings. The factories we use for these cartridges produce very high quality cartridges with very high customer satisfaction.

What about refill shops or refill machines such as those at Costco? Job shop vs. factory quality. Universal ink (garbage) vs. ink specifically intended for a specific printer, let alone the correct cartridge chip. We recycle lots of these from unhappy users.

Illegal cartridges on the Internet? Yep! There have already been about a dozen seizures this year with the importer named including several for Amazon. Epson cartridges in order to comply with past settled litigation must be an empty original Epson cartridge, recycled and remanufactured in the USA.

Let us help you with cost effective high quality cartridges. As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland-Beaverton border, Cartridge Network stocks several thousand different OEM and aftermarket cartridges. Shipping is Free And we sell and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a customer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet them.”

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com/

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


Yes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, 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 can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure 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 - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, Fit Academy - Personal Training INSIDER -


Jarod Cogswell, Fit AcademyGetting into an exercise routine involves a lot more than joining a gym.

“The first 30 days are critical,” says Jarod Cogswell, founder of Fit Academy by Washington Square. “We want to get new members integrated and comfortable and introduce them to like-minded people who are going to be part of their journey.”

One of the first steps for a coach such as Cogswell is to ask, “What’s your main goal?”

Typically, he says, that’s something more motivational than “I want to lose 15 pounds.”

“I ask ‘Why?’ they say, ‘I want to be thinner.’ I ask, “How does that make you feel?’ and they say ‘Self-confident.’” The key is finding his or her emotional attachment to the goal.

One of the things he emphasizes as a coach is “we want to motivate the head and inspire the heart.” That means the client should feel like he’s receiving support even while he’s not at the gym.

“They might get a text from me checking in on them, maybe something inspirational or motivational. I like to mix it up.”

“We get there before the client does and check in with them. ‘How’s it going personally, professionally — not just your program design.’ We need to make sure they’re having fun and recognize the little victories along the way.”

“You want to be in an environment that’s educational, motivational and inspires you to be your best self,” he added. “When the day’s over, you want to be 1 percent better than you were yesterday.”

Fit Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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Brought to you by Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER -


Chad Stewart, Waterhouse Ridge Memory CareQ: What advantages are there to buying new?

A: Buying new can mean getting in on the ground floor of a community. Oftentimes, as a family member of a resident in a new community, you can provide input that will help enhance the experience for everyone, especially your loved one.

Q: How can I get a sense of the facility’s living environment prior to its construction or occupation?

A: Usually, the community will have a team available early in the process to show what the community will feel and look like. They may use color boards with examples of textiles, a daily calendar that would highlight an activities schedule, as well as model apartments. Meet with as many staff members as possible to get a feel for their background and why they are a part of this community’s team. These are the people who will be entrusted with your loved one’s care and you need to be comfortable with them.

Q: Do new facilities incorporate the latest technology and care models for those with memory loss?

A: Yes, we utilize secured spaces with keypad entrances, motion sensors for those at risk of falling, as well as tablets for our care staff to be able to quickly notate and recall information for a resident.

Q: What features in the building and grounds are designed to benefit a memory-loss patient?

A: We have arranged our community into four smaller units that we call neighborhoods. These neighborhoods provide an easily navigated space with dedicated staff who will know them and their routine as well as preferences. Doors in and out of these neighborhoods (into the building common space as well as the courtyard) are secured with key pad locks to ensure safety from wandering.

Q: Anything else to consider?

Every community is different and you may need to tour and get information from multiple places to find the right fit for you and your loved one.

Waterhouse Ridge

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton LodgeFirst, I suggest making a list of things that are important to you.

Generally, most independent retirement communities are age-restricted to 55 and over.

Find out if the community is a month-to-month rental or a buy-in community. If deposits are required, how much are they and are they refundable?

While residents live independently, each community offers different amenities, activities and services. Ask about:

· Transportation and frequency of outings for shopping, doctor visits and excursions.

· What’s the policy regarding pet ownership or overnight guest visits?

· Dining options and prices

· Are there resident managers with an emergency call system answered 24 hours a day?

· What amenities are offered, such as a swimming pool, fitness center or exercise classes; a movie theater, arts and craft classes or other mentally stimulating activities; an in-house hair and nail salon, perhaps even a masseuse?

· If I ever need it, can I have in-home health care or hospice work with me in my apartment?

Make an appointment to visit, have a meal when possible and ask if you can go on one of the trips with the residents. It’s a great way to talk with people who live in the community while experiencing a nice day out.

Take your time and visit several locations. This is a big decision and you will know when you’ve found just the right place.

Don’t forget to visit us at Beaverton Lodge Retirement!

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Beaverton's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior pitcher Kenyon Yovan hasnt lost to Jesuit since his sophomore season and said he doesnt expect that trend to stop on Tuesday in the Class 6A semifinals.
May 29, 2016

Wildcats, Crusaders prepared for semifinal battle

by Matt Singledecker
Westview, Jesuit baseball teams square off for state title game bid After ripping the Class 6A state quarterfinal contest away from West Salem, it took all of about 10 minutes for Westview to turn its focus south where its archenemy and eventual…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior rightfielder Donovan Baldocchi and the Wildcat baseball team celebrate Rey Gonzalez's game-winning run against West Salem in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from May 27

by Miles Vance
Powerful pitching. Clutch hitting. Game-saving defensive plays and wild celebrations. Welcome to the playoffs. Friday's high school aseball and softball playoff games had all that and more. So what did we do? The sports editors, reporters and…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit  second baseman Griffin Brandt loses the ball on a steal by McMinnville's Kade Mechals during Jesuit's 7-1 victory in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 27, 2016

High school playoff baseball and softball scores are here for May 27

by Miles Vance
The biggest, the best, the most important. Friday's baseball and softball playoff games — all of them state quarterfinals — were all that and more as the state's best teams battled through the biggest games and edged ever closer to the ultimate…


TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's Luke Pilat and the second-ranked Wildcats host No. 10 West Salem in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Friday at Westview High School on Friday.
May 27, 2016

Check out the baseball and softball playoff games we'll cover for May 27

by Miles Vance
Now it gets real. With the state's best high school baseball and softball teams moving into state quarterfinals today, it really is the best of the best playing for the biggest stakes of the year. In response, Pamplin Media Group's' sports editors…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Jesuit pitcher Olivia Strickland counts out a strikeout - one of 13 during the teams 11-0 win over Reynolds on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Jesuit cruises into semifinals

by David Ball
A pair of home runs power the Crusaders to an 11-0 mercy-rule win 6A SOFTBALLQuarterfinals Team Score Jesuit11Reynolds, 6 innings0 PORTLAND — Metro League champ Jesuit made sure not to fall victim to the upset trend that has hit the 6A softball…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Jesuit girls track and field team won the Class 6A state championship with 65 team points on Saturday at Hayward Field.
May 26, 2016

Jesuit girls track and field team takes 6A state championship

by Matt Singledecker
The Class 6A state championship winners didn’t need a singular superstar to pave the way to a team title. Rather, it was a cavalcade of Swiss Army-like weapons grabbing top-five medals and putting up podium worthy performances guiding the Jesuit…
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard High School sophomore Lauren Paven looks up at the scoreboard after winning a state title in the 400-meter dash on Saturday.
May 26, 2016

Check out this huge collection of Pamplin Media Group's state track stories

by Miles Vance
Some newspapers might tell you that one or two state track stories is good enough. Some might give you even three or four. But for us here at Pamplin Media Group, that sounds just wrong. We sent our team of reporters down to Hayward Field on the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset freshman Ember Stratton took first in the 3,000 meters at the the Class 6A state championship meet on Saturday to help the Apollos place second as a team.
May 26, 2016

Stratton, Metro girls star at state championship meet

by Matt Singledecker
Saturday could very well serve as a prelude to future state distinction for many of the Metro League’s young girls track and field stars. A bushel of underclassmen attracted attention at the Class 6A state track and field meet — held Friday and…
COURTESY PHOTO: BARBARA KERR - Valley Catholic senior Matt Biggi won the 4A singles state championship on Saturday at the Oregon State Tennis Center.
May 26, 2016

Biggi brings it in state title match, takes home crown

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic senior tennis star breaks through state glass ceiling To become a state champion, Matt Biggi first had to learn how survive failure. For three seasons, the Valley Catholic boys tennis singles star steered through his respective state…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior centerfielder Jazzy Ries tries to catch a deep fly ball in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs against Reynolds.
May 26, 2016

Reynolds raids Beavers, upsets Beaverton in first round

by Matt Singledecker
Raiders get clutch pitching, defense on its way to big upset Reynolds wants attention, surely, but more than that, the Raiders yearn for respect. Cast unfairly as an Eastside also-ran, No. 23 Reynolds faced a Beaverton team that beat them soundly…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Westview boys track and field 4 x 100 relay won the state championship with a 41.70 finish at the Class 6A state championship meet on Saturday at Hayward Field.
May 26, 2016

Westview's 4 x 100 relay runs to state title

by Matt Singledecker
What would the Westview 4 x 100-meter relay team do when confronted with steely state competition? How would the Wildcats fare when facing Division 1 speedsters such as North Medford’s Tyron Wolfe and Tigard’s Braden Lenzy in the short relay? Would…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior pitcher Sam Noyer hit a two-run homer against Grants Pass on Monday in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.
May 26, 2016

Beavers battle past Cavemen into 6A's second round

by Matt Singledecker
Noyer drives in three, pitches six innings for first round win In the perilous postseason, when one bad bout of onset butterflies can undo a team’s playoff dreams, it’s best to have a leader who’s been through the brimstone and come out on the other…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Valley Catholic junior Julia Clark took third in the 400 meters at the the Class 4A state championship meet on Saturday at Hayward Field.
May 26, 2016

Clark claws back to 4A state podium

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic junior takes third in 400 Julia Clark thought she had the track and field world by the tail. As a freshman competing for the Valley Catholic girls team, Clark was a key cog on the Valiants' 2014 Class 3A state championship squad. She…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior pitcher Matt Young threw a complete game shutout against Sherwood in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs to help Jesuit win 2-0 and advance to the 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
June 02, 2016

Young baffles Bowmen, Jesuit onto the 6A quarterfinals

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit senior righty allows three hits in complete game gem Matt Young might not consider himself a medical marvel. Yet, the way Young pitched against Sherwood baseball team in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs, less than a year after…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Aloha senior pitcher Brandon Eisert pitched well on the mound against McMinnville, but the Warriors went down 3-1 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.
May 26, 2016

Warriors upset by hungry Grizzlies in first round

by Jeff Smith
Aloha baseball team bows out of Class 6A playoffs A successful season for the Aloha High School baseball team came to an abrupt end on Monday as the host Warriors bats went silent against hard-throwing McMinnville ace Kade Mechals in the Grizzlies…
TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Jesuit senior Tommy Mulfur and Jesuit junior Michael Quinn hug each other after their win at the OSAA 6A Boys Doubles State Championship match at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
May 26, 2016

Mulflur, Quinn help take Jesuit to state title

by Jeff Smith
Crusader tennis doubles teams both make title match It’s not very often that spectators at a sporting event can’t seem to decide which team to support. But that was the case at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center on Saturday where the Class 6A boys…
TIMES PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Jesuit senior Bess Waldram was all smiles after her win after the OSAA 6A Girls Singles State Championship match at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center
May 26, 2016

Waldram outlasts Rees, wins second 6A state title

by Jeff Smith
It was no easy chore, but Jesuit’s Bess Waldram fought off feisty Lincoln standout Emily Rees to cap her highly successful high school career with a 7-5, 7-6 victory that gave her a second consecutive Class 6A girls state singles championship on…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 26, 2016
May 24, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 26, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Julian Body from Jesuit High School and Ember Stratton of Sunset High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Julian Body clears a hurdle during his win in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Sheldon boys edge Jesuit for Class 6A track crown

by Miles Vance
Check out a list of all the event winners here Jesuit's boys track and field team wanted to get back into the winner's circle. Sheldon's boys wanted that, too, along with a bit of revenge. In this case, it was the Irish that got their wish, racking…
May 23, 2016

PREPS: Baseball, softball playoff schedule

by Portland Tribune
BASEBALL CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND Monday Century at Sheldon, 5 p.m. Lakeridge at Barlow, 5 p.m. South Medford at West Linn, 5 p.m. Sprague at Gresham, 5 p.m. Grants Pass at Beaverton, 4:30 p.m. South Eugene at Oregon City 5 p.m. Grant at North Medford,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Alyssa Villalobos of Forest Grove competes in the Class 6A girls long jump on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 21, 2016

Photo Gallery: See the best of state track photos from May 19-20

by Pamplin Media Group
The best athletes shine the brightest on the state's biggest stage Each day, every race, every minute seemed to make another big performances at the 2016 state track and field meets in Eugene. From stars of the state's biggest Class 6A schools to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Sunset's Ember Stratton (left) holds teammate Audrey Huelskamp at the end of the girls 3,000 meters at the Class 6A state track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday. Stratton, a freshman, won the event while Huelskamp finished seventh.
May 26, 2016

Local track stars shine at state on Friday

by Pamplin Media Group
Beaverton-area athletes cranked out some big performances at the Class 6A and 4A state track and field meets at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus on Friday. In this photo gallery, courtesy of Hillsboro Tribune sports editor Amanda…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 19, 2016
May 20, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 19, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Lexi Wahlstrom of Aloha High School and Evan Brehm of Westview High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior boys golfer Dylan Johnson follows his putt at the Class 6A state championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday.
May 19, 2016

Jesuit boys comes up one stroke shy of state glory

by Matt Singledecker
The sinister agony of another state championship loss was front-and-center on the faces of the Jesuit boys golf team at Trysting Tree Golf Club on Tuesday. Ahead of Lake Oswego by eight strokes with nine holes to go at the Class 6A state tournament…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview girls golfer Jennifer Kang and the Wildcats took second at the Class 6A state championship meet on Tuesday.
May 19, 2016

Wildcats rebound from district debacle, take second in state

by Matt Singledecker
Losing the Metro League title just might be the best thing to ever happen to the Westview girls golf team, both now and going forward into the Wildcats’ bright future. After having the 2016 Metro crown snatched away by Sunset squad two weeks ago,…

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TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset senior Nicole Griffiths won the 800 meters and 1,500 at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday.
May 19, 2016

Sunset nearly pulls off upset, settles for second in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
The Metro League girls track and field championship began with Sunset’s ambitious intent to unseat Jesuit’s two decade-long district hold. It was a goal that the Apollos had the frontline talent…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunsets Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 19, 2016

METRO REIGN

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit girls track takes another Metro title Defending a dynasty is a demanding undertaking, especially when the team trying to end your reign is as stocked as Sunset. Yet, as they have done for…
TIMES PHOTO: CLAUDE PELLETIER - Jesuit's Tommy Mulflur (left) and Michael Quinn (right) won Metros doubles championship for the second straight season.
May 19, 2016

Crusader boys tennis back on top of Metro

by Matt Singledecker
You know a tennis program is at another level when winning a district championship is met with a collective shrug of the shoulders and a been-there-done-that demeanor. At the Metro League boys…
COURTESY PHOTO: CLAUDE PELLETI  - Jesuit's Danielle Larner and Nicole Peterson took the Metro District doubles championship.
May 19, 2016

Jesuit girls tennis powers through district, takes Metro

by Matt Singledecker
Before the season began, the Jesuit girls tennis team expressed its desire to widen the gap between itself and the rest of the state’s Class 6A teams after last year’s close call with Lake…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuits Julian Body (left) and Kasin Pendergrass Anderson (right) won four events combined at the Metro League district championship on Friday.
May 19, 2016

Crusader boys track tromps to another district title

by Matt Singledecker
When you combine natural talent with hard work and the love of competition, there’s no ceiling on potential. The Jesuit boys team again sailed to a convincing victory at the Metro League…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Samori Toure helped the Wildcats 4x100 relay take first at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday with a strong anchor leg that edged Jesuit at the tape.
May 19, 2016

Westview boys run to second place in Metro

by Matt Singledecker
The best want to be tested. No frontrunner wishes for inferior foes. Iron likes to sharpen iron. At the Metro League boys district track and field championship, the premier athletes who ran…
May 19, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Evan Brehm: Brehm, a senior on the Westview boys track and field team, won the 200 meters and ran the second leg of Westview’s triumphant 4 x 100 relay at the Metro League district championship…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunset's Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 14, 2016

Updated: State's best track athletes featured in district photo…

by Miles Vance
Big school. Small school. It didn't matter. With the sun beating down on Friday, the state's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it at their respective district…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Valley Catholic junior third baseman Alex Tranquill fires a ball across the diamond for an out against Banks on Wednesday.
May 19, 2016

Valiants bow out Banks, bow to rebound in posteason

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic drops Cowapa League title, still after state crown Maybe the grand stage of a de facto league championship game spooked the young Valley Catholic baseball team or perhaps Banks…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha senior starting pitcher Lexi Wahlstrom struck out 11 batters during the Warriors win over Lincoln on Thursday.
May 13, 2016

Wahlstrom, Warriors get key win over Lincoln

by Matt Singledecker
Senior Aloha pitcher handling the starting circle duties this spring By trade and talent, Lexi Wahlstrom is a natural, power-hitting first baseman. The Aloha softball team senior manned that…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior Anthony Albright (left) blew past the 100-meter dash field to take first place at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School on Friday.
May 13, 2016

Metro track and field stars make their presence felt at district

by The Times
The Metro League's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it on Friday at the Metro district championship, battling for league titles and the chance to quaify for the…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 12, 2016
May 13, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 12, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Ellen Secor of Sunset High School and Matthew Power of Aloha High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit junior Amy Wagner, Sunset senior Ellen Secor, Westview freshman and Beaverton girls golfer Nicole Posner share an embrace during the Apollos win at Rock Creek Country Club on Thursday.
May 12, 2016

Apollos pull off improbable, win second straight Metro title

by Matt Singledecker
Sunset girls golf shoots seasonal best, beats Westview *This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Jesuit golfer Tabetha Kang's name. Ellen Secor is not the crying type. The Sunset…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton sophomore pitcher Cierra Speck dives back into first base during the Beavers come-from-behind win over Southridge on Monday.
May 12, 2016

Beavers come out swinging, sweep Skyhawks

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton softball comes back three times for big win Backed into an ominous corner for the third time in a must-win game versus its archenemy, Beaverton denied its own death. And, in turn for…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit sophomore Lena Colson has the top times in the 100-meter and 200 in the Metro League.
May 12, 2016

Sunset, Jesuit on course for Metro showdown

by Matt Singledecker
Apollos, Crusaders girls track teams targeting each other The Jesuit girls track and field team’s chokehold on the Metro League appears as tight as ever if you look at depth and numbers alone.…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview sophomore Keizo Martin is one of the top Metro League competitors in the 400 and 800 meter races. Martin and the Wildcats will compete at the Metro District Championship this week.
May 12, 2016

Jesuit boys track zeroing in on Metro title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders lead elite group of Metro athletes at districts The Metro League’s upper class of boys track and field stars should have its way at the Metro League district meet on Friday at Aloha…
May 13, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Ellen Secor: Secor, a senior on the Sunset girls golf team, scored 72 points to help Sunset beat both Jesuit and Westview at Rock Creek Country Club last week, and in the process,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Keita Fabrega and Jayden Hanna celebrate Fabregas run in the fourth inning of the Wildcats win over Beaverton on Tuesday.
May 11, 2016

Exacted Revenge

by Matt Singledecker
Westview baseball team bashes Beaverton on senior day Sometimes it’s best not to wake a sleeping giant. In the first inning of what was an anticipated high-intensity affair between Westview and…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

by Miles Vance
The arms showed up on Friday. So did the bats, the gloves and the speed. Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and lifetime memories. And with all that excitement going on,…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - St. Paul freshman Justin Herberger leaps to avoid a tag from East Linn Christian Academy catcher Bryant Mizsei and score the first run of the game during the fourth inning. Herberger was ruled out, but the Bucks (14-3, 10-2) posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 4-0 win and remain atop the OSAA 2A/1A Special District 2 standings.
May 06, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for May 6

by Miles Vance
Now that — and by that, we're talking Friday's awesome weather — felt like spring. But of course, it wasn't just the sunshine that made it feel like spring — there was also the crack of the bat,…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit shortstop Chris Arpan turns a double play during his team's 4-3 win over Beaverton at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 06, 2016

Jesuit rallies past Beaverton 4-3 to prevent sweep

by Miles Vance
The Beavers still have a shot at the Metro League title next week Opportunities. The Jesuit and Beaverton baseball teams both had their fair share on Friday afternoon, but at the end of the day,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Forest Grove's Sierra Gunderson (right) and Kinsey Barnett can't quite field a ball near second base during a 15-3 defeat to McNary on Friday.
May 06, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from…

by Miles Vance
After two consecutive Fridays of intermittent rain and way too many cancellations, the sun smiled down warmly on Oregon's high school baseball and softball players on Friday. In response, those…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha sophomore pitcher Matthew Powers threw five quality innings against Sunset to help the Warriors beat the Apollos 4-3 on Friday.
May 07, 2016

Revitalized Warriors take Sunset series

by Matt Singledecker
Aloha baseball team fends off Apollos, headed toward playoffs The old Aloha would have crumbled. Scrappy, feisty Sunset loaded the bases not once, not twice but three times against the Warrior…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - May 5, 2016
May 06, 2016

Athletes of the Week - May 5, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Kelly Makin and Taylor Van Gordon of Sunset High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Claire Corbitt won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles against Sunset.
May 06, 2016

Apollos, Crusaders mounting up for district run

by Matt Singledecker
The one girls track team that can throw shade on Jesuit’s Metro League soveringity and end the Crusaders’ deep-rooted dynasty is Sunset. The Apollos’ chalked squad, is the one program with the…