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Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia, Automobile INSIDER


Dan Schofield, Weston KiaGetting ready for a road trip this summer? Make sure your vehicle is as ready to go as you are.

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, the following should be professionally checked before you hit the road:

Tires – Rotate about every 5,000 miles and get tire pressure checked. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. Check the spare and be sure the jack is in good condition.

Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance.

Air Conditioning — A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system.

Cooling System — The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.

Other things that should be checked are engine performance, oil, oil filter, windshield wipers, lights and the battery.

Weston Kia works on all makes and models. Give us a call so we can make sure you have a trouble-free, comfortable trip.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030

503-676-2100

www.westonkia.com/

Brought to you by Randall Wilson - Huntington Terrace - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -


HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonIt’s no secret that senior living can be a major expense. Thankfully, two government programs offer a safety net to seniors. Read on for more information on Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare

Medicare is a national health insurance program available to all Americans when they turn 65.

Similar to private health insurance, Medicare is great for reducing or eliminating the cost of certain prescription medications, doctor appointments and hospitalizations. After hospitalization, Medicare will usually pay for a skilled nurse or caregiver to visit you at home, but only during a set period of recovery.

Unfortunately, Medicare is intended only for short-term care, and generally does not pay for extended periods of treatment, including long stays at independent, assisted living or memory care senior communities.

Medicaid

Unlike Medicare, Medicaid can and regularly does pay for long-term senior living care, though certain requirements apply. In general, Medicaid recipients must show that they are low income, facing medical expenses that exceed their income or that they have already spent the majority of their savings on health care costs.

At this point, Medicaid benefits can pay for long-term “nursing home” care, as well as alternatives like in-home care or assisted living.

Prestige Senior Living and Huntington Terrace are committed to making senior living affordable for all. For more help, give one of our Prestige team members a call—they can help you navigate the system and determine your eligibility.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030

(503) 465-1404

www.prestigecare.com

Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORIST INSIDER -


NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookWhen you think of Nancy’s Floral, it’s only natural to remember our amazing floral displays. But we don’t just sell flowers. Read on for a list of special extras that can make or break your gift.

Balloons. If it’s a holiday or special occasion, we’ve got a balloon for it. For the kids, we’ve got superheroes, Disney characters and even singing balloons.

Greeting cards. A personalized greeting card spells out exactly how you feel. We have styles appropriate for all occasions.

Crystal vases and glassware. A flower display is living art, but that doesn’t mean its container can’t be beautiful too. Our decorative receptacles come in metal, ceramic and sculpted glass.

Stuffed animals. Our plush animals are just adorable. These toys add a touch of fun to any floral display, for kids and adults alike.

Chocolate-dipped strawberries. Chocolate-dipped strawberries add a savory taste to our fragrant arrangements; strawberries are available in half dozen, dozen and bulk orders.

Sweet Shop truffles. Our best-selling chocolates, our candy case is full; select from over 45 different varieties of Truffles, Famous Brags and Nuts & Chewies, including the signature Fudge Love.

Keepsake items. Little charms, decor pieces and figurines help tell the story of your floral display. We have too many options to list here, but many are themed for special events.

Kay Berry memory stones. Another story-telling device, these stones are engraved with short memorial poems and inspirational words.

Fruit, gourmet baskets. Delicious and, well, sort of nutritious, the fruit baskets at Nancy’s Floral come with pears, bananas, pineapples and so much more. Add some gourmet goodies like a bottle of local wine, cheese, crackers and cookies to make your gift even more decadent.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

www.nancysfloral.com

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes - LANDSCAPING INSIDER -


CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayThink you’ve got the perfect pond? Put your water feature to the test by entering our annual pond contest, running all month long exclusively at Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center!

We’ll be accepting entries from June 1 to 10. To enter, visit our website, then click on the “Annual Pond Contest” tab on the lefthand side. You’ll need to upload your photo along with a brief description.

We’ll publish every photo on our blog, and then invite the public to weigh in from June 15 to 22. A popular vote will decide the winner, so be sure to tell all your friends to cast their ballots.

Winners will be announced June 24 via email, Facebook and our website.

Besides the prestige and bragging rights, the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to spend at our Water Garden Center. The runner-up will earn a $100 certificate.

Last year saw some stiff competition, with 16 different ponds for voters to choose from. But in the end, voters liked the lush greenery and reposing stone flamingos of Nancy Boyles’ water feature best. Harold Simmons’ tiki torch strewn rock grotto received second place.

So whether it’s a wonderful watering hole, loveable lake or just the most pleasant pool, we want to see it. Submit today!

NOTE: Contest limited to residential pond owners only. You must submit your name, phone number and address to apply. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

creativevisionslandscape.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsAn experienced business attorney is crucial for creating a strong foundation for your business partnership. Without a written partnership agreement, your business will lack a clear outline of what roles, obligations and rewards are due to each partner.

Here are five things you can do to protect yourself when forming a business partnership.

Put everything in writing. When it comes to revenue sharing, intellectual property rights and start-up cost repayment, don’t assume a “handshake” deal will be honored years or even decades later. Use a trusted business attorney to create a legally-binding partnership agreement.

Have a long-term plan. Disagreeing on (or not even discussing) the long-term goals of your business partnership is practically failure by design. Having a comprehensive growth strategy helps you prepare for the future—and anticipate future headaches.

Consider a limited partnership. In a traditional partnership agreement, both partners assume liability (read: responsibility) for the actions of the other. A limited partnership narrows your liability to your own actions.

Make it uneven. Every business needs a boss, including business partnerships. A 60-40 or even 70-30 ownership split ensures that deadlocks will be broken and final decisions made.

Create an exit strategy. In the case of a break up, your partnership agreement should stipulate procedures for buying out a partner, splitting company property and sharing closing expenses.

For more information on drafting partnership agreements, contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today!

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Marie Nicholson - Cherry Park Plaza - RETIREMENT INSIDER -


CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Marie NicholsonWhen it’s time to move to a retirement community, a checklist from an insider can be helpful. Marie Nicholson has a handful of insider hints that people often overlook.

Ask to tour and try the food. This will be your main restaurant. So, try it more than once. Ask about the chef and cooks, their experience and how long they have worked there. Where did they work before? Ask about dining hours, choices and special diets.

Ask about the community’s emergency plans, security and number of elevators.

Talk with the retirement community’s administrator. She hires, decides community policy and intercedes with the corporate folks about rate increases. Ask her how long employees have worked there, because new employees make it harder for YOU to adjust.

Observe employees’ interaction with residents. Are they respectful, cheerful and helpful? Are they friendly?

Decipher what is free and what is added on to the base cost as monthly or one-time fees. Ask about the costs for pets, transportation, parking (reserved or free), housekeeping, meal plans, utilities (Wi-Fi, cable, phone), community fees and deposits.  

Ask for everything in writing. If it’s not in writing with a signature, it’s not a real offer. Ask to read the retirement community’s contract before you leave a deposit. Remember, seeing is believing and better than promises.

Take pictures. After you narrow it down to two, go back and visit each retirement community again.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

www.cherryparkplaza.com

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -


C.P. TRIPS - Cindy PassannanteLast month, we took a virtual trip to Disneyland. Today, I want to continue on our journey to the wonderful Walt Disney World, located just outside Orlando, Florida.

Like Disneyland, Disney World is the perfect vacation spot for multi-generational groups. The park’s planners have clearly thought about the differing needs of kids, teens, adults and elders, and they’ve done a great job catering to everyone.

That being said, there are some key differences between the two sites. The most obvious is size.

Disney World is enormous—about 40 square miles in total. That’s basically the same size as San Francisco!

On the plus side, you could probably spend a month at Disney World and still not experience everything. But for multi-generational families, mobility becomes a much bigger issue. Disney World does a great job of providing free transportation via bus lines, a monorail system and even boats. But simply put, there’s going to be more walking, and that can wear out anyone.

Disney World also has a lot more amenities. Walt Disney World has 34 on-site hotels; Disneyland has just three. It’s almost always cheaper to stay off site, but that adds transportation time too.

Finally, if you’re interested in the newest rides for “Star Wars,” “Avatar” and “Frozen,” many are coming to Florida before they hit the West Coast.

Well, that’s all for now. For more information on planning your dream Disney vacation, give me a call!

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

www.cptrips.com

Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones, RN - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC MEDICINE INSIDER -


BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETIC - Deb-ee Jones, RNDo you have spider veins? Bridge City Medical offers two great options to remove them.

The first option is called sclerotherapy. It works by injecting a salt-based irritant directly into the blood vessel, scarring the vein and causing the body to reroute blood through healthier avenues. The blocked vein is then reabsorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy works best on the legs and hands, and is generally the quicker and less expensive option.

But if your problem is spidery veins on your face, you may be a great candidate for surface laser therapy. Much like sclerotherapy, the heat from a laser can cause scar tissue to form inside spider veins. These blocked vessels then shrivel and die.

Some patients report that laser therapy is more uncomfortable than sclerotherapy, but in both cases no anesthetic is necessary. Most patients can resume their normal exercise routines after three or five days.

For more information on treatment options, schedule an appointment at Bridge City Medical Aesthetic!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

www.bridgecitymedical.com

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating & Air Conditioning - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -


HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonSummer is on its way, and the last thing you need is a broken AC unit. Thankfully, doing some simple maintenance now can save you time and money later. Read on for seven steps to keep your AC working.

Change your filters. Sometimes, the easiest step is also the most important. Yet many people still skip this simple upkeep activity. Dirty filters reduce your system’s efficiency, costing you more in the long run. A dirty filter can also cause your AC coil to freeze and leak water outside the indoor unit.

Clear area around outdoor condenser. If you stored anything around your outdoor condenser coil over the winter, it’s time to clear it out. There needs to be at least 18 inches of clearance around the outdoor condenser for correct air flow. If there are any leaves that have accumulated around the outdoor unit, those also need to be cleared out so that they are not sucked up against the outdoor coil, causing a restriction in the air flow.

Check the outdoor coil. Inspect the outdoor coil to see if there has been a collection of debris, such as cotton wood debris. If this is the case, you may need to have someone come out and clean the coil.

Check the air vents. Check to make sure that at least 90 percent of your supply air vents are open and that your return grilles are not blocked. This assures that there is proper air flow going across the indoor evaporator coil.

Check the coolant line. The coolant pipes that connect your evaporator to the outdoor condenser are usually covered in some sort of foam insulation. You’ll need to replace it if the insulation is torn or missing.

Thermostat batteries. If your thermostat is electronic and has batteries, this is a good time to change them. This will help in keeping the communication between your thermostat and your cooling system running smooth.

Consider a tune-up. Prepping your AC system can be a little daunting, especially if it's your first time. Our skilled service technicians can give your system a complete checkup to ensure an easy and breezy summer. Stay cool!

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

www.honkeheating.com

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -


MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCordA shed can add utility and value to your property, and McCord Construction can help you with every step of the process. But if you’ve decided to go it alone, here are five factors to consider before breaking ground.

Determine a design. Before you plan your shed, you need to know its intended purpose. A storage shed likely doesn’t need electricity, natural lighting or much in the way of ventilation, but a “workshop” space may need all these things. Decide now, before you build.

Check your codes. In Gresham, you can generally build a “non-habitable one-story detached accessory structure” (read: shed) without applying for a permit. But the structure’s floor space must not exceed 200 square feet, and the building’s height is limited to 10 feet.

Stipulate a size. In my experience, amateur shed builders are far more likely to underestimate the amount of space they will need than overestimate. A good rule of thumb is to increase your initial floor space by 25 percent.

Find a foundation. Poured concrete slabs are probably the most standard flooring option for sheds, but many others use gravel, a joisted floor on footings or pressure-treated lumber.

Be honest. Before beginning any home-improvement project, it’s important to take a step back and honestly assess the time, money and skills needed to succeed. As a builder, I understand the DIY impulse—but don’t be afraid to hire a contractor to help get the job done.

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

www.mccordconstructionllc.com

Brought to you by Doug Lepper - Crown Carpets - FLOORING INSIDER -


CROWN CARPETS - Doug LepperWhile Crown Carpets will never guarantee any carpet to be stain proof, the reality is that the science of stain resistance technology has come a very long way in the last several years.

For a long time, the best the carpet manufacturers could do was to apply topical treatments to carpet after it had been manufactured. The best known of these treatments was Scotchgard. The problem with topical treatments is just that… they only coat and protect the top of the yarn. If enough liquid is spilled to soak in, it will stain the yarn from the bottom up. Moreover, topical treatments can wear away over time with foot traffic, vacuuming and professional cleanings, making it necessary to re-apply them to maintain any level of protection.

Today’s more advanced treatments are built into the fiber before it is made into carpet, resulting in total coverage that virtually eliminates stains from penetrating into the carpet. Additionally, these treatments permanently alter the fiber to produce enduring protection to repel liquids and soil even after repeated cleanings. And on top of that, it has been found that carpet treated with modern stain-resist technology is less likely to trap and hold household odors. So, when it comes to carpet that is more resistant to stains, soil and odors, they don’t make ‘em like they used to… they make them much better!

Crown Carpets

21655 SE Stark, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 665-4162

www.crowncarpets.com

Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - Dr. Ryan ThomasAre you sitting down? You may want to stand up before you read this important news: spending too much time sitting down is now the fourth leading cause of premature deaths worldwide.

Prolonged sedentary time (usually defined as spending eight hours a day or more off one’s feet) has been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, according to a 2015 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The average U.S. adult now spends 10 hours sitting each day—so much that even an hour of vigorous exercise can’t counterbalance the deleterious effects of that much low energy-expending behavior.

Given the prevalence of sitting, it’s no surprise that eight out of 10 Americans now say they suffer from back pain. Of that population, at least 40 percent blame the long hours they spending sitting.

The truth is that the discs in your back are designed to expand and contract regularly. Physical activity (not just standing upright) allows the back to absorb blood and nutrients. In contrast, prolonged sitting compresses your back, leading to less flexibility over time. Too much sedentary behavior also increases your risk of a herniated disc.

If you think your back pain may be tied to your work and living habits, schedule a professional consultation with Dr. Thomas today. He and his staff will help you develop a healthy lifestyle regimen that eliminates your pain. Call today!

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

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Gresham's Sports

THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. makes a diving attempt to get in front of a ball in the outfield.
June 20, 2016

Ninth inning is kind to GreyWolves

by Parker Lee
Gresham rallies for six runs in the bottom of the ninth to shock Kelowna WEST COAST LEAGUESaturday, June 18 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves6Kelowna5 The Gresham GreyWolves notched their most dramatic victory in franchise history on Friday against…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: TAL VOLK - Liam Ridgewell attempts to score for the Portland Timbers.
June 16, 2016

Timbers nearly perfect

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
Things could not have gone much better for the Portland Timbers on Tuesday night. Behind a youthful attack and a near-perfect defensive effort, they defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 before 16,834 fans at Providence Park and moved on to the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Mike Barrett (left) and Mike Rice wont be back behind the mike as Trail Blazers broadcasters.
June 16, 2016

A dark day for Blazers; now, what's next?

by Kerry Eggers
After Wednesday’s somewhat stunning palace coup of the broadcasting team of the Trail Blazers, what next? And why? Let’s address the latter first. Television play-by-play man Mike Barrett and analysts Mike Rice (TV) and Antonio Harvey (radio) were…


THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Drew Curtis went 3-for-9 at the plate during the first two games of a road trip in Victoria, B.C.
June 17, 2016

GreyWolves drop first two in Victoria

by David Ball
WEST COAST LEAGUEWednesday, June 15 Team Score Victoria Harbourcats9Gresham GreyWolves5 The Gresham GreyWolves caught fire in the late innings, but it was too late to erase a big early deficit in a 9-5 road loss in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Jordan Barchus returns to the dugout with the handle of a broken bat after scoring on Ty Wyatts grounder through the right side for the teams first run.
June 11, 2016

Pippins erupt in the seventh inning

by David Ball
Yakima Valley scores seven runs in the last three innings to beat Gresham 9-3 WEST COAST LEAGUEFriday, June 10 Team Score Yakima Valley9Gresham3 The Gresham GreyWolves held the upper hand most of the night only to have Yakima Valley flip the table…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Ryan Smith went 1 for 5 at the plate and scored a run in Thursdays 4-3 loss to Yakima Valley.
June 10, 2016

Promising rally comes up short

by David Ball
GreyWolves leave the winning run at second base in 4-3 loss to Yakima Valley WEST COAST LEAGUEThursday, June 9 Team Score Yakima Valley Pippins4Gresham GreyWolves3 The Gresham GreyWolves took a lead into the ninth inning only to see Yakima Valley…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - GreyWolves starter Andrew Heideman scattered six hits through eight innings during the teams 3-1 home win over Cowlitz on Tuesday night.
June 07, 2016

GreyWolves halt Cowlitz to stay perfect

by Parker Lee
Gresham starter Andrew Heideman goes eight innings to lead the GreyWolves to their fourth straight win to opan their first season WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALLTuesday, June 7 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves3Cowlitz Black Bears1 The Gresham GreyWolves are…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - GreyWolves left fielder Jeffrey Mitchell hit 4-for-5, bringing in the winning run with a bases-loaded single in the sixth inning.
June 07, 2016

GreyWolves claim West Coast opener

by David Ball
Cowlitz suffers its first loss of the summer WEST COAST LEAGUEMonday, June 6 Team Score Gresham GreyWolves9Cowlitz Black Bears4 The Cowlitz Black Bears had their eyes on maintaining a perfect start to the season, but things got wild in the sixth…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - More than 500 fans turned out to take in Opening Night with the Gresham GreyWolves, which ended in a 4-2 win over Thurston County.
June 06, 2016

Break out the growls and CrackerJacks

by Parker Lee
It was a night filled with water balloons, licorice ropes and a good share of howling, as Gresham welcomed its newest team to town Friday night at Oslund Field. A long line of ticket buyers delayed the first pitch for a few minutes with more than…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Marc Mumper supplied a two-run double as part of the teams six-run burst in the third inning.
June 04, 2016

Curtis hits a homer to power GreyWolves rally

by David Ball
Gresham completes a sweep over Thurston County with a 9-2 win Saturday. WCL BASEBALLNonleague game Team Score Gresham GreyWolves9Thurston County Senators2 The Gresham GreyWolves finished off a two-game sweep of Thurston County with a 9-2 victory…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham's Marc Mumper attempts to slide in during the team's fourth-inning rally. He was tagged out on the play, but not before the GreyWolves had built an early 4-0 lead.
June 04, 2016

GreyWolves greet Gresham with a win

by David Ball
WEST COAST LEAGUEBaseball Team Score Gresham GreyWolves4Thurston County Senators2 It was a night packed with licorice ropes, a water balloon toss and a victory, as the Gresham GreyWolves scored a 4-2 win over Thurston County in its inaugural game in…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Gresham GreyWolves coach Justin Barchus addressed his team for the first time during Wednesdays practice session.
June 04, 2016

GreyWolves seeking unity early in season

by Parker Lee
In most cases, baseball teams two days away from opening day will discuss topics such as hit-and-run situations or pitching matchups. With their first game about 48 hours away, the Gresham GreyWolves covered topics such as their names and hometowns.…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: JAIME VALDEZ - Drew Eubanks will join Beavers teammate Stevie Thompson Jr., as part of a Pac-12 all-star team on a tour through Austrailia this summer.
June 01, 2016

Eubanks headed overseas for summer

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — At Oregon State, life without Gary Payton II began on March 19, the day after a 75-67 loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Payton II was OSU’s biggest impact player since at least David Lucas more than…
SANDY POST: PARKER LEE - Mt. Hoods Mitchell Rose accepts the teams South Region championship trophy before their quarterfinal loss to Pierce in Thursdays NWAC tournament.
June 01, 2016

Gloves betray Mt. Hood in opener

by Parker Lee
NWAC BASEBALLQuarterfinals Team Score Pierce10Mt. Hood CC2 One nightmare inning delivered a major blow to the Mt. Hood Saints’ hopes at a title run before that run ever really got started. Mt. Hood spotted Pierce College five runs right out of the…
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…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Katie Ostgarden looks to out run an infield hit during Mondays 1-0 playoff win over Roosevelt.
June 01, 2016

Bruins post shutout during opening round

by David Ball
6A SOFTBALLFirst-round playoff Team Score Barlow1Roosevelt0 DELTA PARK — Third base had been swallowing up runners all day, but Barlow’s Nisha Khatewoda escaped that fate in the late stages of play to produce the game’s only run in a 1-0 first-round…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CC rookies Maddy Newkirk, left, Jazmayne Williams keep things loud and fun in the Saints dugout.
June 01, 2016

The 'Auz and Jazz' Show

by David Ball
The Delta Park public address system was blaring dance music while officials lined the field before Monday’s NWAC softball championship game. Mt. Hood CC’s Jazmayne Williams heard the beat and couldn’t contain herself. She danced out of the dugout,…
SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CC catcher Darian Lindsey jumps into the arms of pitcher Kayla Byers after a strikeout ended Mondays 7-2 championship game victory.
June 01, 2016

No doubt - Saints take title

by David Ball
NWAC SOFTBALLChampionship game Team Score Mt. Hood CC7Douglas College2 Mt. Hood CC’s softball team finished with a flourish to take down Douglas College 7-2 and claim its fifth Northwest title in the past eight years. The teams battled into extra…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - The Raiders Caleb Nutting puts the tag on a Tualatin runner at second base.
June 01, 2016

Raiders break first-round curse

by Parker Lee
6A BASEBALLFirst-round playoff Team Score Reynolds4Tualatin0 Qualifying for the playoffs hasn’t been much of an issue for the Reynolds baseball team in recent years. The Raiders have been a staple in the state tournament for the better part of a…
SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CC teammates Danelle Woodcock and Kinnah Rhodes come to the finish line for a 1-2 finish in the 100-meter dash.
June 01, 2016

Mt. Hood's Woodcock earns top-point honors

by David Ball
Danelle Woodcock’s opponents at the Northwest Athletic Conference track championships learned that the only way to beat her was to not allow her to run. The Barlow High product, a rookie a Mt. Hood CC, was left standing in place while racers from…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trevor Nanini looks to put the tag on a Sprague runner Monday in Gresham's 7-3 loss to the Olympians on the first round of the state playoffs.
May 24, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Gresham falls to Sprague in first round baseball action

by Josh Kulla
Sprague used power at the plate to score a 7-3 win over Gresham Monday in the first round of the class 6A state baseball playoffs at Gresham High School. Below is a slideshow from the game. OUTLOOK PHOTOS: JOSH KULLA…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlow teammates Madison Serafini, left, and Macie Allen celebrate with Bruins coach Scott Jones after receiving their first-place medals for the 400-meter relay.
June 01, 2016

Bruins tag-team makes it four straight

by David Ball
EUGENE — The Barlow sprinters are getting used to this climb to the top of the awards podium at Hayward Field. The Bruins 400-meter relay team made it four straight tag-team titles Saturday at the 6A state track championships by blistering around…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hoods Tiara Champ leads the charge out of the dugout to embrace teammate Rachel Rutledge, 8, after she came home with the winning run in the eighth inning Sunday.
June 01, 2016

Saints reach Northwest finale

by David Ball
NWAC SOFTBALLChampionship semifinals Team Score Mt. Hood CC5Douglas College ... 8 innings4 DELTA PARK — There was a party going on in the dugout Sunday afternoon, but you had to be wearing a Mt. Hood CC softball uniform to get invited. Douglas would…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbett High senior Devin Weien gets over the bar on his way to third place in the high jump Saturday.
June 01, 2016

Cardinals score in field events at state

by David Ball
EUGENE — Corbett High senior Devin Weien kept inching the bar high with clutch jump after clutch jump before only a handful of competitors were left at the 4A state track championships Saturday. Weien ensured himself a place on the high jump podium…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Florin Miron, left, and Blain Mott take a moment to discus strategy during a first-set switchover Thursday night.
June 01, 2016

Gresham duo falls in second round

by David Ball
BEAVERTON — Gresham’s duo of Blain Mott and Florin Miron were used to three-set battles, taking three matches the distance during their district title run. During last week’s state tournament they wished that trend could have continued. The paired…

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THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlow rookie Grace Maxey swings through on a forehand return during her 6-3, 6-2 opening round victory at the 6A state tennis tournament Thursday.
Jun 01, 2016

Maxey dominates during state tennis debut

by David Ball
BEAVERTON — Barlow rookie Grace Maxey pulled out a straight-set win in her first appearance at the 6A state tennis tournament Thursday morning. Maxey dispatched West Linn junior Ellen Rowan 6-3,…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Gresham shortstop Trevor Nannini eyes a hopper into his glove during last weeks series sweep against David Douglas.
May 19, 2016

Nannini seeing clearly in time for playoff run

by Parker Lee
The Gresham Gophers just capped one of their best regular seasons in recent history by earning a share of the Mount Hood Conference championship. Fueling that title run was a team goal which…
THE OUTLOOK: JOSH KULLA - Teammates greet Dosjanee McCloyn at the plate after her solo home run during a game-breaking fifth inning Tuesday against Lincoln.
May 18, 2016

Gophers swing into softball playoffs

by Parker Lee
6A SOFTBALLPlay-in qualifier Team Score Gresham9Lincoln4 About mid-way through the softball season, the Gresham Gophers looked like shoe-ins for the playoffs. They then made things difficult on…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Centennial pinch-runner Lauren Meader rounds third on her way to scoring a go-ahead run for the Eagles in the third inning Tuesday.
May 18, 2016

Vikings get past Centennial to reach playoffs

by David Ball
6A SOFTBALLPlay-in qualifier Team Score Forest Grove10Centennial7 Centennial's softball team used a two-out rally in the third inning to enjoy a brief lead only to see Forest Grove come back to…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Damascus Christians Ashlynn Jones duels Ruth Meeker of St. Stephens on the way to the finish line in the 400-meter relay Saturday.
May 17, 2016

Damascus girls claim Valley 10 crown

by David Ball
PORTLAND — Damascus Christian sprinter Ashlynn Jones didn’t know what to do when she crossed the finish line in the 400-meter relay Saturday morning. Should she throw her arms up and celebrate…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbett junior Rhiley Fritz prepares to launch a throw on her way to the Tri-Valley javelin title Friday. Her six attempts were the farthest throws of the competition.
May 17, 2016

Cardinals' Fritz flings her way to first

by David Ball
GLADSTONE — Corbett High junior Rhiley Fritz won the javelin competition with the day's six best throws at Friday's Tri-Valley Conference track championships. It was her second throw of prelims…
SANDY POST: PARKER LEE - A young fan gets a fist-pump from GreyWolves mascot GriGio during Saturdays FanFest at Oslund Field.
May 17, 2016

GreyWolves unveil uniforms, bus and mascot at FanFest

by Parker Lee
The Gresham GreyWolves — new collegiate summer baseball team in East County — got their first chance to meet and greet their fans as the club hosted a preseason FanFest on Saturday at Mt. Hood…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MIKE WEBER - Corbetts Lindsey Flegel is tagged out at the plate during the sixth inning of last weeks 6-5 win over Crook County.
May 17, 2016

Fort's homer propels Corbett to victory

by Mike Weber
4A SOFTBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Corbett6Crook County5 Wow. That’s probably the most appropriate way to describe the Corbett Cardinals impressive 6-5 win against the visiting Crook…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Greshams Jaelen Bradley receives a fist-bump after getting on base.
May 17, 2016

Gophers stomp Scots, clinch share of crown

by Parker Lee
6A BASEBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Gresham13David Douglas4 The Gresham Gophers went into Friday’s Mount Hood Conference finale at David Douglas needing a win and some help. They entered…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham's Bailey Supan-Curry prepares to hit a forehand return during her team's straight-set semifinal win at the MHC district tournament.
May 16, 2016

Maxey makes a run in singles

by David Ball
Barlow High rookie Grace Maxey covered all corners of the court, bringing endless energy to a 6-4, 6-2 win in the district tennis semifinals Wednesday. She rallied after giving up the first…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Greshams Brittani Compton fires a throw across the infield over the top of ducking pitcher Shianne Smith in the Gophers 3-0 win over David Douglas on Monday.
May 16, 2016

Gophers shut out Douglas, stay in hunt

by Parker Lee
6A SOFTBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Gresham3David Douglas0 Dosjanee McCloyn drove in two runs and Shianne Smith struck out 11 as the Gresham softball team shut out David Douglas 3-0 on…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams duo of Blain Mott and Florin Miron celebrate a game during switchover in their three-set victory in the doubles finale Wednesday.
May 16, 2016

Mott and Miron make it happen

by David Ball
Gresham tennis players Blain Mott and Florin Miron took a long road to the Mount Hood Conference doubles championship Wednesday afternoon — a journey that began three weeks ago when the two…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Brooke Laakso and Leah Russell celebrate a comeback win in the 1,600-meter relay under the lights Wednesday night.
May 16, 2016

Russell puts on a primetime performance

by David Ball
Gresham High senior Leah Russell wanted her final time competing on the Gophers’ track to be special, so she delivered a pair of district records and a comeback win to close out the night at the…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Wyatt Radke heads into the final turn during the Bruins win in the 400-meter relay.
May 16, 2016

Relay win gets Bruins out to fast start

by David Ball
MHC BOYS TRACKDistrict meet (top three) Team Score Central Catholic267Oregon City215Barlow185 The Barlow High track team started the district finals in a flash with an unexpected win in the…
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,…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CC ace Kayla Byers trots back to the dugout after striking out a batter to end an inning during a 5-2 win over Clackamas last week.
May 15, 2016

Byers powers a potent pitching staff at Mt. Hood

by David Ball
It’s hard to hit what you don’t see. That’s the philosophy for Mt. Hood Community College softball coach Meadow McWhorter, who is in her 13th season with the Saints’ program that routinely is…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CCs Rachel Rutledge comes home after hitting a home run during the Saints 6-3 win in Game 2 over SW Oregon on Saturday.
May 15, 2016

HR shots make the difference

by David Ball
NWAC SOFTBALLSouth Region Team Score Mt. Hood CC6SW Oregon CC3 The Mt. Hood CC softball team remained in first place in the South Region with a doubleheader sweep against SW Oregon on Saturday,…
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…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hoods Megan Marcy keeps her eye on the batter from third base.
May 15, 2016

Byers strikes out 13 during pitcher's duel

by David Ball
The Mt. Hood CC softball team was eager to prove itself when it travelled to rival Clackamas CC on Tuesday afternoon. NWAC SOFTBALLSouth Region Team Score Mt. Hood CC5Clackamas CC2 The Cougars…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Raiders pitcher Lucas Dehnert went the distance in Wednesdays home win over league-leading Clackamas.
May 15, 2016

Reynolds knocks down Cavs in wild one

by Parker Lee
6A BASEBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Reynolds6Clackamas1 The phrase “anyone can win on any given day” is a tired cliché which is usually nothing more than coach-speak. Unless you are…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Meagan Bratcher puts on the brakes halfway to home plate on a play that would see her come across with the go-ahead run in the fifth inning.
May 15, 2016

Late-inning surge lands Bruins a win

by David Ball
6A SOFTBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Barlow5Centennial4 Barlow senior Meagan Bratcher knew exactly what she was doing when she stopped dead in her track half-way down the third-base line…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Austen Carpenter swings through during an at-bat in the fourth inning.
May 15, 2016

Gophers move into first place

by David Ball
6A BASEBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Gresham2Oregon City1 Gresham’s baseball team rose to the top of the Mount Hood Conference and cracked the state’s top-10 rankings after taking the…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Barlows Rachel Loeb makes a catch at first base, as the Bruins started the second cycle of the MHC schedule with a home win over Gresham.
May 15, 2016

Bruins survive Gopher's rally

by Parker Lee
6A SOFTBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Barlow9Gresham8 The Gresham softball team might have pulled off the comeback of the year in the Mt. Hood Conference with just one more out, but having…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - The Saints J.T. Williams squares to put a bunt in play.
May 15, 2016

Saints catch fire, ice out Penguins

by Parker Lee
Mt. Hood Community College ace Seth Rayburn hasn’t needed much run support this season. In Saturday’s series opener against Clark, the Saints gave it to him, anyway. Mt. Hood bombarded the…