Blankenship makes his mark across all seasons

Blankenship makes his mark across all seasons

Estacada High's 2016Outstanding Three-Sport Athlete Team Score Sam...

Rangers fall one short in title game

Rangers fall one short in title game

Top-ranked Henley scores the winning run in the bottom of the sixth to top Estacada for the 4A...

Rangers upset Valiants, advance to state semis

Rangers upset Valiants, advance to state semis

4A BASEBALLQuarterfinals Team Score #6 Estacada4#3 Valley Catholic3 Estacada was...

Rodgers and Morgan win opener at state

Rodgers and Morgan win opener at state

CORVALLIS — Estacada’s duo of Shanay Rodgers and Mayla Morgan scored a 6-2, 6-3 win to...

Zheol puts triple jump out of reach early

Zheol puts triple jump out of reach early

EUGENE — Estacada senior Dillon Zheol topped the 4A awards podium at the state track...

Rangers shock Braves, advance to first-ever state title game

Rangers shock Braves, advance to first-ever state title game

Estacada plates five runs with two outs in the ninth inning to knock off No. 2 Banks in the...


Estacada's Sports

ESTACADA NEWS: PARKER LEE - Jordan McDaniel sprints for third base in an attempt to escape a rundown during last weeks 8-3 playoff win over Ontario.
June 02, 2016

Estacada tops Ontario for first-ever playoff win

by Parker Lee
4A BASEBALLFirst-round playoff Team Score Estacada8Ontario3 It has been a season of firsts for the Estacada baseball. These Rangers were the first to win an outright league title in more than 60…
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…
ESTACADA NEWS: PARKER LEE - Rangers coach Andrew Higgins offers a word to his infield during a break in play during last weeks 1-0 loss to Wilson High.
June 01, 2016

Rangers tune up for playoffs

by Parker Lee
BASEBALLNonleague game Team Score Wilson1Estacada0 The Estacada Rangers couldn’t afford to get complacent after a stellar regular season which earned them a high seed in the 4A state tournament.…


ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacada senior Jessica Wheeler flies into the sand during her runner-up finish in the long jump Friday. She returned Saturday to win the triple jump at the Tri-Valley district meet.
June 01, 2016

Ranger jumpers claim Tri-Valley titles

by David Ball
GLADSTONE — Estacada High shined in the jumping events at the Tri-Valley Conference track championships last weekend. Senior Dillon Zheol led the charge by doubling up with wins in the triple…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacadas duo of Shanay Rodgers, right, and Mayla Morgan walk to the net to exchange handshakes after their loss in the doubles finale Saturday.
June 01, 2016

Morgan and Rodgers reach Regional finals

by David Ball
PORTLAND — It wasn’t the finish they were hoping for but Shanay Rodgers and Mayla Morgan still walked off the court with smiles across their faces after taking second place at last weekend’s 4A…
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…
ESTACADA NEWS: DAVID BALL - Estacada High coach Andrew Higgins teaches aggressive play on both sides of the ball, relying on stolen bases to set up scoring chances.
May 17, 2016

Higgins gives Rangers the green light

by David Ball
It’s easier to get home on time when you hit a string of perfectly-timed green lights on your commute. Estacada coach Andrew Higgins uses a similar philosophy to get his players home in a hurry…
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,…

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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…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: JIM BESEDA - Senior Jordan McDaniel fires a throw to the plate after a mound appearance last week. When not pitching, he mans the shortstop position.
May 17, 2016

Rangers run off historic streak, eye strong finish

by Parker Lee
As the Estacada baseball team set a few preseason goals, the players and coaching staff thought they had a chance to have a special season. The Rangers were coming off a year in which they set…