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Gophers swing into softball playoffs

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Damascus girls claim Valley 10 crown

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Gophers stomp Scots, clinch share of crown

Gophers stomp Scots, clinch share of crown

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GreyWolves unveil uniforms, bus and mascot at FanFest

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Russell puts on a primetime performance

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Mott and Miron make it happen

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Byers powers a potent pitching staff at Mt. Hood

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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

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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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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-PhillipsA comprehensive business plan is the single most important document you can create before founding a new business.

Whether it’s a full-scale commercial enterprise or a business run out of your garage, a business plan outlines the goals and strategies of your company—everything from marketing and financing to revenue projections and competitor analysis.

The best thing about a business plan is that it forces you, the budding entrepreneur, to face facts and answer the hard questions in an always-changing business environment. But a business transactional lawyer can help you answer the questions you didn’t even think to ask.

For instance, federal and state law enforces restrictions on advertising content for almost every industry. A business lawyer can help you ensure compliance with existing codes while also preventing your liability from charges of misleading marketing.

A business transactional lawyer can provide legal advice pertaining to your financial situation, ensuring you get the best deal from shareholders, co-partners and lenders.

Depending on whether you’re planning on hiring full, part-time or contractor employees, a business transactional lawyer can pinpoint the relevant laws and regulations that will affect employee compensation, retention and benefits.

Business and law are inextricably intertwined. Personally, I have decades of experience drafting business documents, minimizing corporate liability and ensuring compliance, working with Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups. Visit The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips for a professional consultation 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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Gresham's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior rightfielder Donovan Baldocchi and the Wildcat baseball team celebrate Rey Gonzalez's game-winning run against West Salem in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from May 27

by Miles Vance
Powerful pitching. Clutch hitting. Game-saving defensive plays and wild celebrations. Welcome to the playoffs. Friday's high school aseball and softball playoff games had all that and more. So what did we do? The sports editors, reporters and…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Jesuit  second baseman Griffin Brandt loses the ball on a steal by McMinnville's Kade Mechals during Jesuit's 7-1 victory in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 27, 2016

High school playoff baseball and softball scores are here for May 27

by Miles Vance
The biggest, the best, the most important. Friday's baseball and softball playoff games — all of them state quarterfinals — were all that and more as the state's best teams battled through the biggest games and edged ever closer to the ultimate…
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…


TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Tigard High School sophomore Lauren Paven looks up at the scoreboard after winning a state title in the 400-meter dash on Saturday.
May 26, 2016

Check out this huge collection of Pamplin Media Group's state track stories

by Miles Vance
Some newspapers might tell you that one or two state track stories is good enough. Some might give you even three or four. But for us here at Pamplin Media Group, that sounds just wrong. We sent our team of reporters down to Hayward Field on the…
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…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Lena Colson runs to fourth place in the girls 200-meter dash at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Jesuit girls win Metro League rematch at state track

by Miles Vance
Other winners listed from Class 6A girls state track The Metro League's best girls track and field teams turned out to be pretty good at the state level, too. OK, “pretty good” is a mass understatement — the Metro's best, as in Jesuit and Sunset —…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jesuit's Julian Body clears a hurdle during his win in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Class 6A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on Saturday.
May 23, 2016

Sheldon boys edge Jesuit for Class 6A track crown

by Miles Vance
Check out a list of all the event winners here Jesuit's boys track and field team wanted to get back into the winner's circle. Sheldon's boys wanted that, too, along with a bit of revenge. In this case, it was the Irish that got their wish, racking…
May 23, 2016

PREPS: Baseball, softball playoff schedule

by Portland Tribune
BASEBALL CLASS 6A FIRST ROUND Monday Century at Sheldon, 5 p.m. Lakeridge at Barlow, 5 p.m. South Medford at West Linn, 5 p.m. Sprague at Gresham, 5 p.m. Grants Pass at Beaverton, 4:30 p.m. South Eugene at Oregon City 5 p.m. Grant at North Medford,…
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. From stars of the state's biggest Class 6A schools to…
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 claim a 10-7 win in Tuesday's 6A play-in qualifier.…
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 that held up as her best mark at 129-feet-8-inches.…
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 County Cowgirls to wrap up the Tri-Valley regular season…
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 three games to win 12 of the final 15. Maxey gained her…
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 Monday to stay alive in the Mount Hood Conference…
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 400-meter relay Wednesday night. Wyatt Radke was 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, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it.…
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, using a pair of home runs to come out on top 6-3 in a…
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, the smell of the dirt and the sound of horsehide…
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 May 6

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 players responded with great efforts, big hits, web-gem…
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 swept a doubleheader between the teams a month ago, and…
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 talking about the Mt. Hood Conference baseball landscape.…
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 with the game in the balance Wednesday night.…
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 first two games of its series with Oregon City this week.…
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 just three, the Gophers’ rally fell just short.…
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 Penguins for 12 runs in the first five innings as it…

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THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbett catcher Lindsey Flegel pops up to make a throw.
May 15, 2016

Herge's homer sends Cardinals to victory

by Mike Weber
4A SOFTBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Corbett3Crook County2 CORBETT — Nicole Herge’s two-run homer propelled the Corbett Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Crook County Cowgirls in a key…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Reynolds Kayley King trots off the field after sending Centennial back to the dugout with a play at first base.
May 15, 2016

Reynolds stays in the playoff chase

by David Ball
6A SOFTBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Reynolds15Centennial3 The Reynolds bats came alive Tuesday to make quick work of Centennial in a 15-3 win ended by the mercy rule in the sixth inning.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Popular Portland sportscaster Joe Becker has 32 years with KGW (8) to celebrate as he heads into retirement.
Apr 26, 2016

Signing off

by Kerry Eggers
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…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Barlow shortstop Meagan Bratcher hangs on to the ball after tagging out Reynolds runner Autumn Hall Monday in the Raiders' 10-9 win.
Apr 25, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Reynolds edges Barlow in thriller 10-9

by Pamplin Media Group
Reynolds held off Barlow 10-9 in Mount Hood Conference softball Monday afternoon at Reynolds High School. The Raiders withstood a five-run sixth inning from the visiting Bruins, which included a…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham rookie Fechi Nmereole holds off Barlows Sara Turner midway through the 100-meter dash. Nmereole won the race coming through the line .03 hundredths in front.
Apr 24, 2016

Gresham girls win premier Invite

by David Ball
CENTENNIAL INVITATIONALGirls team scores (top three) Team Score Gresham50Sunset48Barlow40 Gresham High got a sweep of the sprints by rookie Fechi Nmereole and a comeback win from senior Leah…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham players celebrate scoring a run Wednesday in the Gophers' 4-2 softball win over rival Barlow High School.
Apr 15, 2016

Gophers snap streak against rivals

by Mike Weber
Pair of sixth-inning runs lift Gresham over the top The Gresham Gophers kicked off the Mount Hood Conference softball season against the three-time defending league champion Barlow Bruins. The…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Barlows Kelsey Houston hands the baton off to Olivia Johnson on the way to a Bruins victory in the 4 x 800 relay Saturday.
Apr 16, 2016

Barlow girls shine at Sandy Invitational

by Parker Lee
The Barlow girls track and field team scored a big-time victory on Saturday as it finished atop the girls leaderboard at the nine-team Sandy Invitational. The Barlow sprinters lifted the Bruins…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Chris Mal scrambles across the front court to make a return during a straight-set win in No. 2 doubles.
Apr 16, 2016

Barlow boys sweep the doubles ladder

by David Ball
6A BOYS TENNISMount Hood Conference Team Score Barlow7Reynolds1 The Barlow High boys tennis team relied on its doubles dominance to score a 7-1 dual win over Reynolds last Thursday. The Bruins…
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.…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Brett Falkner dives home ahead of Clackamas catcher Jordan Mambaje for the games first run in the third inning Monday.
Apr 16, 2016

Defense carries Gophers to opening win

by David Ball
6A BASEBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Gresham 3Clackamas1 CLACKAMAS — Gresham High pitcher Hunter Hemenway left the Clackamas batters flabbergasted on his way to a 3-1 win Monday in the…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Centennial starter A.J. Hergert delivers a pitch during the Eagles dramatic 1-0 win over Barlow to start league play Tuesday.
Apr 16, 2016

Fitzgerald, Eagles steal win

by Parker Lee
6A BASEBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Centennial1Barlow0 Runs were beyond elusive when Barlow and Centennial met up for the Mt. Hood Conference opener on Tuesday. The holy grail of home…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A Reynolds runner tries to score Wednesday in the Raiders' 12-11 softball win over visiting Canby.
Apr 07, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Reynolds edges Canby in softball shootout

by Josh Kulla
Reynolds High School (Troutdale) edged visiting Canby High School 12-11 Wednesday, April 6, in OSAA class 6A non-league prep softball. Below is a photo gallery from the game. OUTLOOK PHOTOS:…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Reynolds Jacob Fry turns the corner while Hermistons Graydon Fritz manages the water jump behind during the steeplechase race Friday.
Apr 06, 2016

Barlow girls sprint to East County Classic title

by David Ball
TROUTDALE — The Barlow High girls track team piled up 148.5 points to win the team title at the seven-team East County Classic last Friday. The Bruins did most of their damage in the sprints,…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Reynolds Caleb Nutting sends a bunt in play during Fridays 11-6 home win over Sandy.
Apr 06, 2016

Verdieck does a bit of everything as Raiders roll past Sandy

by Parker Lee
PREP BASEBALLNonleague game Team Score Reynolds11Sandy6 Reynolds junior Steven Verdieck started Friday’s non-league tilt with Sandy behind the plate with the catcher’s gear on. He had no reason…
THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - Reynolds Chase Strickland fires a throw across the infield to get a West Albany runner Monday.
Apr 06, 2016

West Albany miscues help Raiders extend win streak

by Parker Lee
PREP BASEBALLNonleague Team Score Reynolds4West Albany3 TROUTDALE — West Albany starter Jacob Miller was brilliant for the Bulldogs at Reynolds on Monday. The defense behind him? Not so much.…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Bailey Supan flips the scorecards during a second-set switchover alongside teammate Hannah Hohbach during the pairs 6-0, 6-1 win in No. 1 doubles.
Apr 06, 2016

Tiebreaker goes wrong way for Gophers

by David Ball
GIRLS TENNISMHC dual Team Score Oregon City9Gresham8 The Gresham High girls tennis team had victory in its sights most of the day only to have Oregon City steal away a 9-8 tiebreaker win in the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Fred Jones dunks for Oregon during a career in which the Ducks made it to the Elite Eight.
Apr 06, 2016

Fred Jones, who had his NCAA Tournament big moment for Oregon,…

by Jeff Smith
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Fourteen years ago, Freddie Jones drove through the lane and smoothly executed a game-winning finger roll. Jones’ basket with 2.8 seconds left delivered Oregon a dramatic 72-70…