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Wildcats rout Southridge with huge hitting outing

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Beaverton softball team breaks through for 2-0 win over Southridge

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Noyer, Beavers come up clutch

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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 (HYPERLINK "http://www.nia.nih.gov" www.nia.nih.gov), 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 Jamie King, Sage Hearing Solutions - HEARING INSIDER -


SAGE HEARING SOLUTIONS - Jamie 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

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


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

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Irina Moga, DDS - DENTAL INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, DDSHealthy teeth and gums not only maintain your smile; they also preserve your physical – and possibly mental - health.

A study published in early March by the University of Southampton and King’s College London in the UK found a link between periodontitis (gum disease) and cognitive decline in diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The research is interesting because the rate of decline in the test subjects showed a six fold increase in those who had gum disease. While further study must be done, dental professionals have long known the connection between periodontitis and other systemic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

The working theory is that bacteria and inflammation in the gums enter the bloodstream and can worsen or even cause these conditions. So the prevention and treatment of periodontitis is very important to maintaining good overall health.

Brushing is key, of course. Flossing every day is as well. But even with proper maintenance at home, your teeth and gums need to be professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year.

With regular screening exams and X-rays, gum recession can be spotted and treated early, before gum disease and bone loss take hold.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

www.drmoga.com


Beaverton's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Amogh Paki ran past Beaverton's Saad Saad in the 1,500 to help the Crusader boys track team beat Beaverton last week.
April 28, 2016

Body, Pendergrass Anderson carry Jesuit past Beaverton

by Matt Singledecker
Greatness doesn’t rest. As seniors who and have been big point-scorers on district and state title teams, it’s clear that Jesuit’s star-studded trio of Tanner Tropio, Kasin Pendergrass Anderson and Julian Body has only gotten better. The sudden…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset sophomore Charlie Stark beat Southridge top singles player Joaquin Sabarots 6-3, 6-4 on Friday.
April 28, 2016

Li, Lee team up late for Sunset, star versus Southridge

by Matt Singledecker
Jerrick Li looked like your normal weekend warrior, chasing down balls on the back line and returning volleys at Sunset High School’s tennis courts. Cloaked in a blue, black and white striped Ralph Lauren polo with a grey long sleeve shirt…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview freshman Jessica Ponce and the Wildcat girls golf team clinched the Metro League District Championship by placing second at the Wildcats match at Portland Golf Club on Monday.
April 28, 2016

Wildcats roar to Metro title

by Matt Singledecker
There’s a rite of passage that almost all youthful teams suffer through. The burgeoning squad shows signs of big-time promise, beating a couple contenders along the way, exhibiting traits of a championship team before ultimately bowing out in the…


TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit sophomore Lena Colson beat Beaverton sophomore Natalie Perkins in the 200 meters to help the Crusaders beat the Beavers last week.
April 28, 2016

Jesuit girls track uses depth to wear down Beavers

by Matt Singledecker
District and state track meets frequently turn into de facto arms’ races. Teams that qualify the most contestants into finals often find Metro League and state championship renown. The deeper the program, the better the odds of obtaining state…
April 28, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
It’s fascinating how the smallest of sparks can kindle the biggest of forest fires. As the Westview baseball team ran off the field after completing a ho-hum first two innings against Southridge, Wildcat senior pitcher Kenyon Yovan turned in…
COURTESY PHOTO JIM NEWTON - Emily Churchill connects for a home run during the second inning of her team's 10-9 Metro League win at Century High School on Monday afternoon.
April 26, 2016

Aloha softball beats Century 10-9 for first Metro League win

by Miles Vance
Lexi Wahlstrom gets the win and Emily Churchill hits a two-run homer It wasn't exactly picture perfect, but it was a win and that was close enough to perfect for the Aloha softball team on Monday. The 31st-ranked Warriors grabbed an early lead at…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Nolan McCarthy makes a play during his team's Friday victory over Sunset at Sunset High School.
April 22, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for April 21-22

by Miles Vance
First the sun shone, then the skies darkened the wind came up, the rains fell, the clouds cleared, the winds died away, the skies cleared and the sun shone again. Welcome to a 24-hour period in Oregon spring sports. Despite the disparate nature of…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior relief pitcher Matt Young threw three innings and struck out five against Sunset to help the Crusaders sweep the Apollos 10-1
April 22, 2016

Jesuit breaks out the brooms, sweeps Sunset

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders jump Apollos early, cruise to big win Beating the same team three times in a season is difficult, let alone three straight games in three days. Frequent familiarity with the opponent exposes holes and weaknesses that the foe can exploit.…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy junior Emily Frey rounds third and heads home to score the Trojans first run of the game in a 12-2 victory over the St. Paul Buckaroos on Friday.
April 22, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 22

by Miles Vance
You can contain Oregon high school baseball and softball teams, but you can't stop them. A day after many of the state's northern teams moved games ahead by a day to avoid Friday's expected inclement weather, some of the best baseball and softball…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy junior Emily Frey rounds third and heads home to score the Trojans first run of the game in a 12-2 victory over the St. Paul Buckaroos on Friday.
April 22, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 21

by Miles Vance
The best laid plans ... You may know the rest of this quote, but for today's purposes, it means this — expected Friday rain meant that several of our area baseball and softball teams moved their Friday games up a day and played on Thursday. And so,…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - April 21, 2016
April 22, 2016

Athletes of the Week - April 21, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations John Arndorfer of Jesuit High School and Alyssa Foote of Aloha 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 - Westview junior Nicole Kiley won the 100-meter hurdles against Aloha on April 13.
April 21, 2016

Aloha sweeps long distance events, takes down Westview

by Matt Singledecker
Warriors outdo Westview's team effort on the road They had to run a long way to do it, but Aloha’s long distance crew carried the day for the Warriors against Westview. In similar fashion to the Aloha boys track and field team’s triumph over the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Aloha senior Luis Torres won the 800 and 1,500 meter races against Westview on April 13 to help the Warriors beat the Wildcats at Westview High School.
April 21, 2016

Torres, Warrior long distance runners beat Wildcats

by Matt Singledecker
Senior hoping to close excellent career with a state berth Luis Torres has way of leaving a lasting impression on his Aloha boys track and field squad, and he wants to take the Warriors along with him. The senior distance runner — who exploded onto…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Rachel Gore has weathered four severe knee injuries during her athletic career including three torn anterior crucial ligaments. Gore is running for the Wildcat track team this season and hopes to run in a Metro League District championship.
April 21, 2016

Gore fighting through adversity, finishing strong in senior year

by Matt Singledecker
Westview senior has endured four ACL injuries in four years Compared to what Westview’s Rachel Gore has endured over her athletic career, running the 400 meters is a walk in the park. Four torn anterior crucial ligaments, two in her left knee two in…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit junior John Arndorfer hit a go-ahead three-run triple against Southridge to help the Crusaders beat the Skyhawks 5-3 on Thursday.
April 19, 2016

Arndorfer's triple takes Jesuit over Skyhawks

by Matt Singledecker
Junior lefty laces frozen rope to the fence, Crusaders win The trust the Jesuit baseball team has forged this season is irrefutable. For instance in the same way John Arndorfer believed Griffin Brandt to get on base against Southridge on Thursday,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Glencoe softball team has started the season 11-1 and 2-0 in Metro after beating Aloha 15-5 on Friday.
April 15, 2016

Crimson Tide softball topples Aloha with big inning

by Matt Singledecker
Glencoe grabs lead with eight-run third stanza to stay perfect in Metro The Crimson Tide is coming for the Metro League’s finest. Westview? Glencoe believes it can give the defending league champs a test with its bats. Jesuit? Glencoe’s overall team…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Valley Catholic shortstop Tim Magenheimer completes a seventh-inning double play during his team's 6-2 win over Astoria at Valley Catholic High School on Friday.
April 15, 2016

Valley Catholic baseball powers past Astoria 6-2

by Miles Vance
The Valiants lead the Cowapa and face defending state champ Scappoose next The Valley Catholic baseball team knows there are bigger challenges ahead, but right now, things are going pretty darned well for the Valiants. The Valiants, hosting Astoria…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - April 14, 2016
April 15, 2016

Athletes of the Week - April 14, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Jodeci Afoa-Tuia of Westview High School and Josiah Carpenter of Southridge 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…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit sophomore pitcher Olivia Strickland and senior catcher Emily Preble helped the Crusaders stave off Sunset on Tuesday in a 5-0 win.
April 14, 2016

Crusaders dodge raindrops, win Metro opener

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit softball escapes sixth inning downpour vs. Sunset Mother Nature took the Jesuit softball team to task on Tuesday. Comfortably ahead 5-0 against a Sunset squad that played well defensively and got a sound pitching outing from sophomore Sydney…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge junior Katja Berger won four events against Aloha including the 100-meter hurdles last week to help the Skyhawks take down the Warriors.
April 14, 2016

Berger's four wins beat Aloha on the road

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge girls track star scores big points for Skyhawks Most Valuable Player awards aren’t given out in track and field. The best athletes in the Metro League are known and celebrated to be sure, but there is no formal recognition of the most…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Sunset senior Ellen Secor and the Apollos are the defending Metro League champions and are back with a talented roster.
April 14, 2016

Sunset, Westview girls golf challenging for Metro championship

by Matt Singledecker
Apollos bring back experience, Wildcats have young talent Conventional wisdom suggests that the Sunset girls golf team has all the talent required to repeat as Metro League Champions. The Apollos have senior Ellen Secor, the district’s top returner…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge senior thrower Ollie Klotzbach hopes to reach the Class 6A state championship meet at Hayward Field this season in the shot put and discus.
April 14, 2016

Klotzbach, Carpenter take Southridge past Aloha

by Matt Singledecker
Skyhawk senior hoping for state meet bid Two and a half inches. That’s the minuscule distance that separated Southridge senior star shot putter Ollie Klotzbach from a berth at the Class 6A state track and field meet last year. The automatic state…
April 14, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Jodeci Afoa-Tuia: Afoa-Tuia, a senior third baseman on the Wildcat softball team, hit a go-ahead, two-run home run against Southridge on Monday to help Westview beat the Skyhawks 10-7 in Metro League action. Kenyon Yovan: Yovan, a…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior third baseman Jodeci Afoa-Tuia cracked a two-run homer to give the Wildcats a 9-7 lead over Southridge in their win on Monday.
April 12, 2016

Afoa-Tuia, Wildcats complete comeback over 'Hawks

by Matt Singledecker
Westview erases early three-run deficit to start Metro League The way Westview is wielding the bats no lead is secure. Down 5-2 to Southridge in the Metro League opener on Monday, the Wildcats expunged the deficit with multiple chains of consecutive…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview pitcher Donovan Baldocchi cranks it up during Westview's 17-2 Metro League win over Sunset at Westview High School on Friday.
April 11, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from March 8

by Miles Vance
It may be early in the season, but that doesn't mean there weren't big games galore on Friday afternoon. And with all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it. Among the games covered by Community…

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REVIEW PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - La Salle starting pitcher Levi Miles pitches to Liberty catcher John Jensen in the bottom of the third inning.
Apr 08, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for April 8

by Miles Vance
The dream is alive and well for Oregon's high school baseball and softball teams. Most leagues are still in the early portion of their 2016 seasons so the chances for league titles and state…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's David Schlegel slides home safely in front of Sunset catcher Justin Silvey during Westview's 17-2 Metro League win at Westview High School on Friday.
Apr 08, 2016

Westview bats break free to beat Sunset 17-2

by Miles Vance
The Wildcats' seventh straight win keeps them in first place in the Metro League The Sunset baseball team did exactly what it wanted to at the start of its Metro League game at Westview High…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview's Luke Pilat and the Wildcats hope to extend their fast start today against Sunset at 5 p.m. at Westview High School.
Apr 08, 2016

Check out today's covered baseball and softball games

by Miles Vance
Grab your glove, slip on your hat and find your best bat — it's game time. Today marks the debut of the new Prep Baseball/Softball tab for Community Newspapers — you can see it by hovering over…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview second baseman Jayden Hanna gets ready to catch the ball and chase Sunset's Tyler Sumner during his team's 17-2 Metro League win at Westview High School on Friday.
Apr 14, 2016

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

by Miles Vance
Seriously — does it get any better than this? The state's best players in both baseball and softball, the best weather in the world, and some killer photography from Community Newspapers' best.…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge senior starter Kolton Shreve threw a complete game shutout against Beaverton on Friday to help the Skyhawks beat the Beavers 3-0.
Apr 08, 2016

Skyhawks spring back to life, beat Beaverton 3-0

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge shakes off Aloha sweep, takes out Beaverton Stash away those time of death certificates you had half written about the Southridge baseball team. In the aftermath of a potentially…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Sunset boys golf team took second in state last year and should be one of the top teams in the Metro League District this season.
Apr 07, 2016

Strong trio expected to pace Metro boys golf

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit, Sunset and Westview expected to contend in Metro Every conference matchup in Metro League boys golf figures to be a battle this spring, as each school is again chock full of talent. The…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit third baseman Victorya Stallworth tags out an Oregon City base runner for an out against the Pioneers on Monday.
Apr 07, 2016

Crusaders can't hit Hornback, lose 3-0

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit softball struggles to hit Oregon City star Morgan Hornback blew riseballs past the Jesuit softball team. Zoie Iverson had ice in her veins with a clutch, bases-clearing two-out double and…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - April 7, 2016
Apr 07, 2016

Athletes of the Week - April 7, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Savanna Disckson of Beaverton High School and Luke Pilat of Westview High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of…
Apr 07, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Savannah Dickson: Dickson, a senior on the Beaverton softball team, helped break open the Beavers’ 7-5 win over La Salle on March 31 with a bases-clearing, three-run double to…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview's Amelia Vu lost to Jesuits Josie Donlon 6-2, 6-2 at the Wildcats match versus the Crusaders on Monday.
Apr 07, 2016

Waldram, Jesuit girls tennis out for three-peat

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders want to seperate themselves from the pack The Jesuit girls tennis team has started defense of its back-to-back state championships with an invading frame of mind. Armed with returning…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Luke Pilat's RBI single in the third inning gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead against Jesuit and helped give Westview its first Metro League win of the year.
Apr 05, 2016

Pilat's key RBI, Yovan's dominance take out Jesuit

by Matt Singledecker
Senior lefty comes through in the third inning, Westview wins When Kenyon Yovan has the “on” switch flipped as he has all season, all the Westview baseball team needs is one hero in a lineup…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Jodeci Afoa-Tuia's solo homer in the sixth inning against West Linn helped the Wildcats beat the Lions 7-2 on Friday.
Apr 07, 2016

Wildcats ride high-scoring sixth to win over West Linn

by Matt Singledecker
Westview softball turns on the jets to run past Lions The gashes inflicted under the white hot spotlight of last year's Class 6A state championship loss have all but healed for the Westview…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton sophomore shortstop Kimaia Gassner hit a two-run homer against La Salle to help the Beavers get past the Falcons in non-league play.
Apr 07, 2016

Dickson, Gassner's big hits send Beaverton over La Salle

by Matt Singledecker
Beaver softball continues hot start The Beaverton softball team’s rise to respectability in the Metro League took another stride forward on March 31. Behind a five-run fifth inning and fine…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit pitcher Brett Blizzard cranks it up during his teams 11-1 victory over Canby at Jesuit High School last week.
Mar 31, 2016

Jesuit gets hot at the dish, crushes Canby 11-1

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders hit six doubles in non-league victory Jesuit doesn’t want to give opponents a chance to breathe. The Crusaders baseball team’s desire is to go after an opponents’ jugular from the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior outfielder Calvin Krech (here against Gresham in the Barbers Spring Classic at Tigard High School) and the Beavers hope to help new head coach Jamie Langton as he leads the Beavers in pursuit of Metro League and state chapionships in 2016.
Mar 31, 2016

Jamie Langton ready to take Beaverton back to a title

by Matt Singledecker
New Beaver baseball coach wants another state championshiop Jamie Langton knows what it takes to win championships. Growing up in the Beaverton area, Langton won multiple Little League District…
COURTESY PHOTO: BARBARA KERR - Valley Catholic junior Ben Settle churns through the water en route to winning the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state championship in the 500-yard freestyle at the end of February at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center.
Mar 31, 2016

Ben Settle takes state title, looks forward to senior year

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic boys swimmer won the 500-yard freestyle What was supposed to Ben Settle’s second-best event turned out to be state title worthy. The Valley Catholic junior swimmer, who…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton junior forward Hunter Sweet led the Beavers in both scoring and rebounding this year, took the team to a Metro League championship, and was rewarded by being named Metro League Player of the Year.
Mar 31, 2016

Beaverton, Westview lead all-Metro league basketball squads

by Matt Singledecker
Beavers, Wildcats put four players apiece on all-league teams The Metro League’s reputation as one of the best boys basketball conferences in the state held true again this winter. With the…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - March 31, 2016
Mar 31, 2016

Athletes of the Week - March 31, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Jordin Lowman of Westview High School and Esteban Vega of Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview's Emma Williams throws the ball back to the infield during her team's 12-4 non-league win over Gresham at Westview on Monday.
Mar 28, 2016

Westview's second punch puts away Gresham 12-4

by Miles Vance
Gresham survives an early outburst, but not the second one When the Westview softball team came out swinging against Gresham on Monday, the Gophers took the Wildcats' best shot and survived. But…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - March 24, 2016
Mar 25, 2016

Athletes of the Week - March 24, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations the Sunset Sunflares Dance Team 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…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior catcher Ryan Hill scores a run in the fourth inning of the Beavers non-league loss to Gresham on Monday.
Apr 07, 2016

Beavers battle in the rain, can't down Gresham

by Matt Singledecker
Defending Metro League Champs get behind late Mid-March outcomes on the baseball diamond don’t carry a whole lot of merit. Inclement weather bodes for a lack of practice time outside which leads…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior Jason Gomez won the 100-meter hurdles versus Southridge to help the Beavers beat the Skyhawks last week.
Apr 07, 2016

Albright, Beaverton track race past Southridge

by Matt Singledecker
Junior star runs a sub 11-second 100-meter dash The pipeline streaming from the football team to the track squad is as bountiful as ever at Beaverton High. Fielding high-caliber athletes who are…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge junior rightfielder Kiana Kushiyama slides home safely for an inside-the-park homer against McMinnville on Friday.
Apr 07, 2016

Kushiyama comes up clutch, Skyhawks get past Grizzlies

by Matt Singledecker
Junior outfielder hits inside-the-park homer for Southridge Kiana Kushiyama couldn't let one ill-fated inning sink her Southridge softball team. Her squad had worked too hard in gaining a 2-0…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge junior Katja Berger won the 100-meter hurdles against Beaverton last week to help the Skyhawks beat the Beavers on the road.
Apr 07, 2016

Southridge battles past Beaverton on the track

by Matt Singledecker
Skyhawks use variety of wins to beat the Beavers on the road The stars aligned for the Southridge girls track team versus Beaverton last week, resulting in the first win of what the Skyhawks…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior David Schlegel gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with an RBI double to help Westview beat Lake Oswego 2-0 in its season opener.
Mar 24, 2016

Yovan, Wildcats take opening day over Lake Oswego

by Matt Singledecker
Right-hander stars, Westview creates big fourth inning The dicey seventh inning scenario could have spelled doom for Westview. Lake Oswego base runners on first and second with one out in the…