Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned in the wake of parent complaints that he and his staff used excessive...

Molalla wrestlers mix it up with Gladstone, De La Salle

Molalla wrestlers mix it up with Gladstone, De La Salle

The Indians, down two wrestlers with injuries, go 4-6 with four pins Wednesday at Gladstone High...

Molalla goes wire to wire in 82-63 win over Corbett

Molalla goes wire to wire in 82-63 win over Corbett

All five Molalla starters scored in double figures, led by Andrew Daniels with 15 points as the...

Molalla girls eager to kick off Tri-Valley Conference play

Molalla girls eager to kick off Tri-Valley Conference play

At 8-6, the Molalla girls' basketball team has won two more games than the Indians won all last...

Colton's James poised for stretch run in PacWest race

Colton's James poised for stretch run in PacWest race

The 6-foot-1 senior wing has scored 20 or more points in eight of the 15 games he has played and...

Molalla girls fall on road; boys do same at home

Molalla girls fall on road; boys do same at home

Alicia Schultz scored a game-high 16 points in a losing effort as the Indians' dropped a 49-43...

Turnovers an issue for Molalla in 54-49 loss

Turnovers an issue for Molalla in 54-49 loss

Elmira used a 14-0 run at the start of the second quarter that was fueled by eight Molalla...

Molalla's Perkins having success at 113-pound weight class

Molalla's Perkins having success at 113-pound weight class

The freshman wrestler placed fourth at last week's Don York Invitational tournament at Cleveland...

Molalla's Myers, Perkins grab fourth at York Invite

Molalla's Myers, Perkins grab fourth at York Invite

Senior Woodrow Myers at 182 pounds and freshman Wyatt Perkins at 113 went a combined 7-4 with...

Molalla wrestlers test mettle at Larson Memorial in Sandy

Molalla wrestlers test mettle at Larson Memorial in Sandy

Freshman Ryan Mount of Molalla reached the semifinals of the 132-pound weight class in Saturday's...

Molalla girls falter down stretch, fall 63-56 to Stayton

Molalla girls falter down stretch, fall 63-56 to Stayton

The Indians had a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, but couldn't hold off the...

Arrowhead Golf Club ownership changing hands

Arrowhead Golf Club ownership changing hands

Joe and Jean Clarizio are selling their interest in the private golf course and athletic club to...

Cougars' Grandle develops into outside-inside threat

Cougars' Grandle develops into outside-inside threat

A proven outside shooter, Country Christian's Ben Grandle underwent a summer growth spurt that...

Molalla girls knock off Banks 61-53 in tourney semifinals

Molalla girls knock off Banks 61-53 in tourney semifinals

Alicia Schultz scored eight of her team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to help send the...

Broken leg mended, Colton's Gilpin bounces back strong

Broken leg mended, Colton's Gilpin bounces back strong

The Vikings' senior opened the high school wrestling season 7-1, including winning the 170-pound...

Davis paces Colton girls to 60-53 win over Chemawa

Davis paces Colton girls to 60-53 win over Chemawa

Madison Davis scored 18 points to lead three Colton players in double figures as the Vikings...

Colton boys drop PacWest opener to Chemawa, 80-75

Colton boys drop PacWest opener to Chemawa, 80-75

The Vikings led 73-69, but got outscored 11-2 in the final 1:22 and suffered their first loss in...

Ritter's RA All-Stars center stage at Jingle Bell Run

Ritter's RA All-Stars center stage at Jingle Bell Run

Molalla's Jason Ritter helps raise money for the Arthritis Foundation in hopes for finding a cure...

Season preview: Molalla girls' hoops on upswing

Season preview: Molalla girls' hoops on upswing

Despite the loss of all five starters from last season, the Indians have a young, talented group...

Season preview: Colton boys' basketball charts new course

Season preview: Colton boys' basketball charts new course

First-year Vikings' coach Mike Maerzluft will make his high school coaching debut Friday at...

Molalla's Luis Rojas named to Class 4A all-state team

Molalla's Luis Rojas named to Class 4A all-state team

The senior midfielder and two-time Tri-Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year led the...

Molalla's Luis Rojas grabs Tri-Valley's top soccer award

Molalla's Luis Rojas grabs Tri-Valley's top soccer award

The senior midfielder was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year for the second...

Halverson leads Cougars to Class 1A volleyball state title

Halverson leads Cougars to Class 1A volleyball state title

Top-ranked Country Christian clinched the school's first state championship with a 25-19, 25-18,...

4A boys' soccer: Molalla drops 1-0 decision to Stayton

4A boys' soccer: Molalla drops 1-0 decision to Stayton

The Indians couldn't overcome the absence of offensive threats Luis Rojas and Benito Ortiz...

Class 4A playoff: Molalla falls 41-6 to Scappoose

Class 4A playoff: Molalla falls 41-6 to Scappoose

An early goal-line stand helped put momentum on the side of the Indians of the Cowapa League, who...


Molalla's Sports

Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla senior John Hutchison won his first match of the season during Saturday's Madras White Buffalo Invitational.
January 27, 2015

Progress on mats not always measured in wins, losses

by Jim Beseda
For Molalla's wrestling team, sometimes it's a victory just to survive into the second or third round. When Nathan Smyth took over as head coach of the Molalla High School wrestling team, he…
Anthony Basargin
January 21, 2015

Colton knocks off first-place Blanchet Catholic, 64-60

by Jim Beseda
Anthony Basargin led all scorers with 19 points as the Vikings won their third in a row and moved within a game of first place in the PacWest Conference. Anthony Basargin scored a game-high 19…
Ben Grandle
January 21, 2015

Grandle's career night paces Cougars to 89-72 road win

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian's Ben Grandle had a career-high 31 points and 16 rebounds as the Cougars defeated the North Douglas Warriors Tuesday in Drain. Country Christian’s Ben Grandle notched his fifth…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Ben Grandle drives to the basket against Crosshill Christian's Dalton Cubitt during the Cougars' 44-31 home win Tuesday.
January 06, 2015

Cougars pull away from Crosshill for 44-31 home win

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle scored 11 points and Alec Lambert matched his season high with 10 points as Country Christian passed one of the stiffest tests it is likely to face in the Class 1A Casco League this…
Alicia Schultz
December 31, 2014

Molalla girls win 49-38, advance to tournament final

by Jim Beseda
Alicia Schultz scored 14 points to pace Molalla to a 49-38 semifinal win Tuesday over Scappoose and send the Indians into Wednesday's 6 p.m. championship game of the SCTC Holiday Classic girls'…
Carson Wolfe
December 30, 2014

Wolfe leads Molalla boys to 57-48 win vs. Coquille

by Jim Beseda
Carson Wolfe hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, helping carry the Indians past the Red Devils in Tuesday's Les Schwab Tournament in Coos Bay Carson Wolfe scored 11 points and…
December 30, 2014

Cougs' girls nip Echo 57-51, run streak to eight games

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger scored 15 points and Mollie Lewandowski had 12 points and 16 rebounds, pacing Country Christian to a road win over Echo Tuesday afternoon Country Christian's Kennedy Nofziger…
Eliott
December 30, 2014

Molalla girls roll Yamhill-Carlton at Holiday Classic

by Jim Beseda
Rylee Elliott scored 20 points to lead three Molalla players in double figures as the Indians trounced Yamhill-Carlton 67-14 to open the eight-team SCTC Holiday Classic Monday in Stayton…
Grandle
December 23, 2014

Cougars sweep basketball double-header at Elkton

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle paces Country Christian's undefeated boys' team to a 61-40 road win, while the Cougars' girls' team won 40-28 to run its winning streak to six games. Country Christian's Ben Grandle…
Gilpin
December 20, 2014

Colton's Gilpin wins 160-lb title at Central Linn Invite

by Jim Beseda
Top-seeded Charlie Gilpin went 4-0, including a 13-3 major decision in Saturday's final against Oakridge's Brody Edmunds. Top-seeded Charlie Gilpin of Colton scored a 13-3 major decision over…

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Dec 19, 2014

Elliot hits game-winner, lifts Molalla past North Marion

by Jim Beseda
Rylee Elliot's lay-in with 2.5 seconds to play helped seal the Indians' 54-53 victory over the Huskies in Thursday's opening game of the North Marion Holiday Tournament in Aurora. Molalla’s…
Dec 17, 2014

Cougar boys open Casco League with 56-22 win

by Jim Beseda
Ben Grandle had 12 points and Jordan Syphard added 10 points, pacing the Cougars to a road win in Tuesday's Class 1A Casco League opener at Jewell High School. Senior post Ben Grandle had 12…
Dec 24, 2014

Molalla girls falter on defense, fall to Stayton

by Jim Beseda
The Indians lost 69-61 at home Tuesday to the Eagles, dropping their record to 2-2. Molalla paid the price for a few too many defensive breakdowns as the Indians dropped a 69-61 decision to…
Alicia Schultz
Dec 10, 2014

Rieskamp, Schultz lead Molalla girls to 68-51 win

by Jim Beseda
Audrey Rieskamp and Alicia Schultz combined for 33 points, eight rebounds, four assists and eight steals to pace the Indians (2-1) in Tuesday's home opener against the Cavaliers (0-3) Sophomore…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Kennedy Nofziger had seven points and three assists in Tuesday's' 51-26 home win over Vancouver's Seton Catholic.
Dec 10, 2014

Country Christian girls blitz Seton Catholic 51-26

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian’s Miranda Halverson scored 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds to pace a balanced attack that carried the Cougars to a 51-26 girls’ basketball home win…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Mitchell Sandberg draws attention from Seton Catholic's C.J. Farrell (50) and Ryan James (42) during the second half of Tuesday's 58-33 home win.
Dec 10, 2014

Cougars' boys improve to 2-0 with 58-33 home win

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard finished with a game-high 16 points, four assists and three steals as the Cougars of Molalla rolled at home against the Cougars of Vancouver, Wash., and improved to 2-0. Syphard…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Austin Salley (far left) throws the ball ahead to Jonathon Gengler with the Indians trailing 52-49 and less than 30 seconds to play against Banks Friday.
Dec 09, 2014

Molalla rallies in final minute, nips Banks 53-52

by Jim Beseda
Jonathon Gengler scored a game-high 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with 7.1 seconds remaining as the Indians erased a three-point deficit with less than 30 seconds to play Friday For a…
Audrey Rieskamp
Dec 04, 2014

Molalla girls win opener 74-32 at Yamhill-Carlton

by Jim Beseda
Audrey Rieskamp scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures, pacing the Indians to a road win Wednesday Sophomore guard Audrey Rieskamp scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Logan Sprague looks to take down Charlie Gilpin during a recent Vikings' practice.
Dec 03, 2014

Season preview: Colton fields 8-man wrestling team

by Jim Beseda
Seniors Scott Michael Germany and Charlie Gilpin have the most experience among the wrestlers on the Vikings' eight-man roster Head coach: Kerry Benthin, 20th season. Last team trophy: 2010, the…
VanValkenberg
Dec 03, 2014

Season preview: Molalla wrestling in rebuilding mode

by Jim Beseda
The Indians have a new coach and only eight wrestlers, most with little or no experience at the high school level Head coach: Nathan Smyth, first season. Last top-10 state finish: 2011, the…




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