Forest Grove responds, beats up on Metro League foes

Forest Grove responds, beats up on Metro League foes

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Don't let final score fool you: Braves are winners

Don't let final score fool you: Braves are winners

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Braves overcome tough Tillamook loss, take home fourth place trophy

Braves overcome tough Tillamook loss, take home fourth place trophy

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Banks boys lose heartbreaker to Tillamook in state quarterfinal

Banks boys lose heartbreaker to Tillamook in state quarterfinal

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Braves boys fall to No. 1 Seaside in Overtime

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NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jarad Davis was a key component to last year's Gaston High baseball team, this year he'll be one of the handful of players the Greyhounds will attempt to replace in 2017.
March 28, 2017

Greyhound baseball takes to the diamond - just not theirs

by Wade Evanson
Gaston has high expectations with a mix of young and experienced players
COURTESY PHOTO - Pacific players celebrate a win during a doubleheader split last weekend versus Whitworth.
March 28, 2017

Pacific gets softball split with Whitworth

by Wade Evanson
The Boxers get a shutout in the opener, only to be shutout in the night cap
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Kylan Taylor hustles down the line during the Braves win over Glastone March 25, at Ron Tonkin Field.
March 26, 2017

Banks beats Gladstone on the diamond at Ron Tonkin Field

by Wade Evanson
Banks gets multiple hits from five separate players en route to 7-4 win


TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans surround the Jefferson Democrats on the court at Chiles Center moments after they won the Class 6A championship boys basketball game against Clackamas, 70-67.
March 13, 2017

2017 Basketball Central: A look back at this year's state basketball title games

by Miles Vance
Take a journey through six state title games in Class 4A, 5A and 6A
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks swarms Marshfield defensively. The Braves shutout the Pirates in the first quarter and held them without a first half field goal in their March 10 win.
March 11, 2017

Banks girls beat Marshfield, advance to Saturday night's state final

by Wade Evanson
The Braves dominate the Pirates with a suffocating defense, now prepare for three-time defending state champion Sutherlin
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Anna Klein prepares to go up for a shot during the Braves game versus Sutherlin.
March 11, 2017

Braves unravel, lose state title game to Sutherlin

by Wade Evanson
Banks loses an 18-point lead over the final 10 minutes to fall in championship game
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD  - Banks takes second place at state.
March 11, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Banks Girls take second at state.

by Pamplin Media Group
Banks falls to Sutherlin 49-43 in class 4A state finals game.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Logan Hitchcock (5) goes up to block a shot while his teammate Juan Gomez Gutierrez (1) helps out.
March 11, 2017

Black Knights win Unified Basketball State Championship

by Wade Evanson
Forest Grove's Unified team defeats West Albany for the OSAA's inaugural state championship
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Southridge girls basketball team beat Oregon City in the Class 6A state championship for its first state crown since 2010.
March 10, 2017

State tournament high school basketball results are here

by Miles Vance
Southridge girls and Jefferson boys rule at the Class 6A level
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas senior guard Elijah Gonzales and the Cavaliers beat West Salem in their tournament opener and will face West Linn in the semifinals at 3:15 p.m. Friday at the Chiles Center.
March 10, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from March 8, 2017

by Miles Vance
See images from three of the four Class 6A boys state quarterfinal games at the Chiles Center
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Anna Klein takes a shot during the Braves' 54-44 win over North Marion.
March 10, 2017

Braves' girls beat North Marion, advance to state semi-finals

by Wade Evanson
Banks defeats the Huskies on the backs of senior Anna Klein's 11 first-half points
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks celebrates their 54-44 playoff win over North Marion Thursday night.
March 10, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Banks downs North Marion 54-44 to advance in state 4A tournament.

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Banks downs North Marion 54-44 to advance in state 4A tournament.
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Hunter Coyle tries to corral a loose ball during his team's 68-52 win over West Salem in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament at the Chiles Center on Wednesday.
March 08, 2017

Tourney Central: State tournament basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A boys semifinals are Beaverton vs. Jefferson and West Linn vs. Clackamas
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle senior guard Aleah Goodman and the top-ranked Falcons may be the best team at any classification in the state of Oregon. They open the Class 5A state tournament against Putnam at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.
March 06, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from March 4, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state tournament fields are now set after Saturday's girls hoop results
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - St. Mary's star Bendu Yeaney and the Blues will get a big test in their Class 6A state tournament opener, facing top-ranked Southridge at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chiles Center.
March 06, 2017

Girls state tournaments in Classes 4A, 5A and 6A get into gear this week

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A girls tourney opens on Thursday at the Chiles Center
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas senior Matt O'Brien and the third-ranked Cavaliers kick off their Class 6A state tournament when they face West Salem at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chiles Center.
March 06, 2017

Boys state tournaments in Classes 4A, 5A and 6A ready to tip off

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A tilt opens on Wednesday at the Chiles Center
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Bailey Evers was selected to the GVC All-League First Team.
March 06, 2017

Nine Viking basketball players honored by Greater Valley Conference

by Wade Evanson
Four Forest Grove boys and five girls were given post-season recognition
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Dalton Renne (23) and Blake Gobel (32) were selected to the Cowapa League all-league team.
March 06, 2017

Banks' Renne, Gobel and Evans honored by Cowapa League

by Wade Evanson
Renne and Gobel were selected all-league, while Evans is honorably mentioned
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Anna Klein (23) and Aspen Slifka were two of five Braves, as well as head coach Brandon Begley, honored by the Cowapa League.
March 06, 2017

Braves players and coach honored by Cowapa League

by Wade Evanson
Five Banks girls were recognized, and head coach Brandon Begley was selected co-Coach of the Year
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks celebrates during their 55-26 playoff win over North Bend Saturday night.
March 08, 2017

Banks handles North Bend, advances to state tournament

by Wade Evanson
The Braves survive a sub par performance to easily dismiss the visiting Bulldogs

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PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - St. Mary's senior Bendu Yeaney leaps for a rebound during her team's 59-55 win at West Linn High School in the second round of the Class 6A girls state basketball playoffs on Saturday.
Mar 04, 2017

March 4 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check in and see who's headed to the Class 6A, 5A and 4A girls state hoop tournaments
PMG PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Canby's Mackenzie Lee and the Cougars will try to win their way into the Class 6A state tournament when they play at Oregon City at 7 p.m. tonight.
Mar 04, 2017

State tournament berths up for grabs tonight in Class 6A, 5A, 4A girls basketball playoffs

by Miles Vance
Tonight's playoff round will determine which teams reach their respective state tournaments
PMG PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Westview seniors Zach Sly (55) and Trevor Laakso celebrate followng the Wildcats' 49-46 win over Tigard in Friday's state playoff game.
Mar 04, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from March 3, 2017

by Miles Vance
The state tournament fields are now set after Friday's boys hoop results
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Blake Gobel goes up for a shot with Cottage Grove's Blake Sentman in his face during their playoff game, Mar. 3.
Mar 04, 2017

Braves boys win, advance to the state tournament

by Wade Evanson
Banks goes on the road and beats Cottage Grove, 39-35, to set-up game versus league foe Tillamook
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lincoln's Bryce Sloan stretches for a reverse layup during his team's 76-65 loss at West Linn in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs on Friday.
Feb 18, 2017

March 3 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Check in and see who's headed to the Class 6A, 5A and 4A boys state hoop tournaments
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jefferson guard Marcus Tshonis and the top-ranked Democrats will play for a Class 6A state tournament berth tonight when they host Jesuit at 7 p.m.
Mar 03, 2017

State tournament berths up for grabs tonight in Class 6A, 5A, 4A boys basketball playoffs

by Miles Vance
Class 6A favorites include top-ranked Jefferson, seond-ranked West Linn and No. 3 Clackamas
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Viking freshman Olivia Grosse posts-up during Forest Grove's Mar. 1 game at Westview High School.
Mar 03, 2017

Forest Grove girls suffer playoff loss to Westview

by Wade Evanson
The Vikings comeback attempt comes up short after falling behind by 14 points early.
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Liberty's Ethan Wendell flipped — literally and figuratively — after winning the Class 6A state championship ay 138 pounds during the Class 6A state wrestling championship on Feb. 25.
Mar 02, 2017

Slideshow: 2017 State Wrestling

by Miles Vance
The 2017 state wrestling tournaments brought an incredible year of effort and triumph
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview sophomore Joey Coste took second overall in the 138-pound bracket at the Class 6A state championship meet.
Mar 02, 2017

2017 Wrestling Central: A look back at this year's state wrestling championships

by Miles Vance
You want to know what really happened at the 2017 state wrestling championships? Read on
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Drake Littlefield goes up for a lay-in during the Vikings' state play-in game at Southridge, Feb. 28.
Mar 08, 2017

Vikings fall to Skyhawks in state playoff game

by Wade Evanson
Forest Grove fights hard, but loses to Southridge's size and athleticism
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Oregon City's N'Dea Flye and the sixth-ranked Pioneers will be back in action on Wednesday when they host No. 27 Cleveland in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Feb 28, 2017

Class 6A girls first round, Class 5A Play-Ins coming on Wednesday

by Miles Vance
The winners of Wednesday's playoff contests will be back in action again on Saturday
TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tualatin junior Alexis Angeles and the 11th-ranked Timberwolves will host No. 22 Central Catholic in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Feb 27, 2017

Class 6A boys first round, Class 5A Play-Ins coming on Tuesday

by Miles Vance
The winners of Tuesday's playoff contests will be back in action again on Friday
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Trevor Thiessen celebrates with his coach moments after his comeback win in the OSAA 4A State Wrestling Championships Feb. 25.
Feb 27, 2017

Banks' Thiessen wins state title, Braves finish ninth

by Wade Evanson
The Braves' wrestlers finish respectively, while Thiessen and freshman James Ellis show out
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Sydney Gregg has been one of a number of pivotal players for the Cowapa League champion Braves this season.
Feb 27, 2017

Banks girls beat Seaside for Cowapa League title, prepare for state playoffs

by Wade Evanson
The Braves defeated Seaside 60-46 in league playoff game and will host North Bend in Saturday's state playoff game
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Bailey Evers defends Sprague's Jailen Hammer during the Vikings' Feb. 21 game at Forest Grove High School.
Feb 26, 2017

Viking boys beat No. 8-ranked Sprague, prepare for Southridge

by Wade Evanson
Forest Grove beats the Olympians 56-46 and will play at Southridge Feb. 28 in first round of state playoffs
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Forest Grove's Kinsey Barnett defends during the Vikings' game versus Sprague Feb. 21 at Forest Grove High School.
Feb 26, 2017

Forest Grove girls blast Sprague 55-38 in regular season finale

by Wade Evanson
The Vikings dominate the Olympians and prepare to play Westview of the Metro League in state playoffs
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Sean Harman lets out a roar after wrapping up his tournament championship at 152 pounds in the Class 6A state wrestling tournament at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Saturday.
Feb 25, 2017

Roseburg, Sprague and Newberg finish 1-2-3 at Class 6A state wrestling

by Miles Vance
The Indians win their fourth straight Class 6A state championship
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Banks' Blake Gobel goes up for a rebound over Stayton's Jerry Daniels during the Braves' Feb. 24 game at Banks High School.
Feb 25, 2017

Brave boys moving on after 60-49 win over Stayton

by Wade Evanson
Senior Jake Evans scores 13 second quarter points to boost Banks towards their post-season win over the Eagles
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Newberg's Taylor Rarick and the Tigers will be back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday when they host Willamette in the Class 6A state Play-In round.
Feb 24, 2017

Class 6A girls Play-In games due Saturday, first round coming on Wednesday

by Miles Vance
Saturday's four winners will join the 32-team OSAA state playoff bracket
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Century's Brennan Howell and the Jaguars will be back on the court tonight (Friday, Feb. 24) when they host Franklin in the Class 6A Play-In round at 7 p.m.
Feb 24, 2017

Class 6A boys Play-In games due tonight, first round coming on Tuesday

by Miles Vance
Tonight's four winners will join the 32-team OSAA state playoff bracket