Higgins gives Rangers the green light

Higgins gives Rangers the green light

It’s easier to get home on time when you hit a string of perfectly-timed green lights on...

Rangers run off historic streak, eye strong finish

Rangers run off historic streak, eye strong finish

As the Estacada baseball team set a few preseason goals, the players and coaching staff thought...

Ledbury goes unchallenged to title

Ledbury goes unchallenged to title

4A STATE WRESTLING220-pound championship Team Score Nick Ledbury, EST7Brogan...

Rangers lose finale in double overtime

Rangers lose finale in double overtime

4A BOYS BASKETBALLTri Valley Conference Team Score Crook County 2OT43Estacada37 The...

Coach Norman is drawing up a winner

Coach Norman is drawing up a winner

Adjusting to an expanded offense took time, but a late-season surge has the Rangers in the...

Estacada boys knock off first-place Indians

Estacada boys knock off first-place Indians

4A BOYS BASKETBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Estacada46Molalla43 The Estacada...


Estacada's Sports

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…

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…
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.…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacadas Bailey Hill takes a look at a pitch during one of her at-bats.
May 17, 2016

Softball team can't escape early hole vs. Corbett

by David Ball
4A SOFTBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Corbett11Estacada4 The last time the Corbett Cardinals came to town, Estacada’s softball team finished the day with their biggest effort of the season…


ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Jordan McDaniel steals home with teammate Lane Sittner watches a pitch come in. The play provided the mercy-rule run in the third inning.
May 17, 2016

Blowout wins secure Tri-Valley crown

by David Ball
4A BASEBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Estacada11Molalla0 MOLALLA — Estacada took the field with a 7-0 lead last week in Molalla, resuming a baseball game that was suspended due to…
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,…
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…
ESTACADA NEWS: PARKER LEE - Estacadas Sam Blankenship stretches to make a stop down the third-base line.
May 17, 2016

Baseball team closes in on Tri-Valley title

by Parker Lee
4A BASEBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Estacada1Molalla0 The Estacada baseball maintained its status as the hottest team in the Class 4A ranks with a 1-0 shutout win over rival Molalla on…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Popular Portland sportscaster Joe Becker has 32 years with KGW (8) to celebrate as he heads into retirement.
April 26, 2016

Signing off

by Kerry Eggers
n TV sportscaster Joe Becker, who 'did it my way,' now opts for early retirement On his first night as a civilian in 37 years, Joe Becker had a grand time at Moda Center. The day after his…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacada's Orion Alexander speeds around second base after an Andy Avants single in the second inning of Friday's 2-1 win over Madras.
April 16, 2016

Play at the plate secures Rangers' win

by David Ball
4A BASEBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Estacada2Madras1 Madras was at the top of its lineup when Tyler Lockey belted a hopper through the left side past a diving third baseman and into the…

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ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacadas Mayla Morgan prepares to make a return along the baseline during a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 1 doubles last week against Philomath.
Apr 16, 2016

Top duo posts a shutout

by David Ball
Estacada's top doubles team of Mayla Morgan and Shanay Rodgers continue to roll through the tennis season, picking up a 6-0, 6-0 shutout during a home dual against Philomath on Tuesday.…
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.
Apr 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…
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: 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 08, 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.…
ESTACADA NEWS: PARKER LEE - Estacadas Andy Avants slides toward second base for a steal, while the Seaside throw bounces into the outfield grass.
Apr 07, 2016

Rangers stay hot against Seaside

by Parker Lee
4A BASEBALLNonleague game Team Score Estacada6Seaside1 Estacada senior hurler Jordan McDaniel went the distance to earn the complete-game win last week as the Rangers knocked off Seaside, 6-1.…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacadas Ashley Liber rears back for a throw on her way to second place in the javelin.
Apr 07, 2016

Wheeler jumps to a first-place finish

by David Ball
Estacada High senior Jessica Wheeler had a big day as the Rangers hosted the 15-team small-school invitational last weekend. She won the triple jump with a preliminary jump of 34-feet-1-inch — a…
ESTACADA NEWS: PARKER LEE - The Rangers Sam Blankenship pivots at second base to turn a double play.
Apr 06, 2016

The Rangers hold Woodburn to just one hit

by Parker Lee
PREP BASEBALLNonleague game Team Score Estacada2Woodburn1 Estacada ace Andy Avants flirted with a no-hitter and Jordan McDaniel delivered a crucial hit as the Rangers claimed a 2-1 victory over…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacadas Bailey Allen jumps off third base where she was stranded in the second inning after hitting a lead-off double.
Apr 06, 2016

Softball team fails to find the plate

by David Ball
4A SOFTBALLNonleague game Team Score Astoria8Estacada0 The Estacada softball team sputtered in its season opener last week — an 8-0 home loss to Astoria. The Fishermen moved out to a 3-0 lead…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacadas Mayla Morgan tracks a ball drom the net during a 6-2, 6-2 doubles win to start the tennis season last week.
Apr 06, 2016

Estacada doubles team starts with a win

by David Ball
Estacada’s doubles team of Shayna Rodgers and Mayla Morgan opened their 2016 tennis season with a 6-2, 6-2 home win over a senior tandem from La Salle Prep last week. The Rangers combo found…