Markiss takes win home from Challenge Tour stop

Markiss takes win home from Challenge Tour stop

Jory Markiss, the former standout on the Professional Bull Riders circuit, took Ugly Offense for...

Coppini leads Challenge of Champions into Molalla

Coppini leads Challenge of Champions into Molalla

With victories in three of the first six events, Paul Coppini of Kuna, Idaho, leads the regional...

Todd Potter steps down as Molalla High baseball coach

Todd Potter steps down as Molalla High baseball coach

Potter posted a record of 45-54 overall, 26-34 in the Tri-Valley Conference during a four-year...

Potter named to Class 4A baseball all-state first team

Potter named to Class 4A baseball all-state first team

Molalla senior Kurt Potter earned first-team, all-state honors for the second season in a row...

Molalla's Kurt Potter named Tri-Valley Pitcher of the Year

Molalla's Kurt Potter named Tri-Valley Pitcher of the Year

Molalla's senior shortstop/pitcher was also named to the all-league first team as an infielder...

Molalla tennis ace to pursue career as pro instructor

Molalla tennis ace to pursue career as pro instructor

Emmett Copher, who capped his senior season with a win in the consolation finals of the OSAA...

Bring caps 'dream' season with shot put, discus titles

Bring caps 'dream' season with shot put, discus titles

Molalla's Rachel Bring won the 4A girls' shot put with a throw of 42-0 3/4, and then won the...

Colton's Knott runs away with two 3A sprint titles

Colton's Knott runs away with two 3A sprint titles

Malik Knott won the Class 3A boys' 100-meter and 200-meter state titles during the OSAA track and...

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

The Molalla junior shook off his disappointing performance in the discus to win the shot put with...

Molalla girls roll to district track and field team title

Molalla girls roll to district track and field team title

The Indians are sending 10 girls and eight boys to the OSAA Class 4A track and field...

Molalla edges Estacada 5-3, nabs Tri-Valley's No. 2 seed

Molalla edges Estacada 5-3, nabs Tri-Valley's No. 2 seed

Austin Alexander went 3 for 4 with a key two-out, two-run single in a five-run fourth inning that...

Molalla clinches 4A baseball playoff spot at Madras, 12-4

Molalla clinches 4A baseball playoff spot at Madras, 12-4

The Indians sent 13 batters to the plate in a nine-run sixth inning to extend their winning...

Schaefer's blast helps lift Molalla over Gladstone, 3-1

Schaefer's blast helps lift Molalla over Gladstone, 3-1

Will Schaefer's two-run double keyed a three-run fourth inning Friday as the Indians completed...

Molalla's Bring adds second school record in shot put

Molalla's Bring adds second school record in shot put

Two weeks after Rachel Bring broke the school record in the discus, the Indians' junior thrower...

Borowczak on pace to peak at Tri-Valley track district finals

Borowczak on pace to peak at Tri-Valley track district finals

Molalla junior middle-distance runner Matthew Borowczak set a personal record in the 800-meter run...

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JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Cutting Edge Fitness members Shawna Hale (standing) and Nicole Hughson have qualified for the Oct. 6-9 APA-WPA World Championships powerlifting event in Clackamas.
June 15, 2016

Ready to take workout to next level? Try powerlifting

by Jim Beseda
Shawna Hale and Nicole Hughson each picked up the sport as members of Molalla's Cutting Edge Fitness health club and say they aren't about to put it down. Nicole Hughson got bit by the…
BRIAN MOUNT - Molalla wrester Ben Pruitt begins the push-ups portion of the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day at Heckard Field.
June 15, 2016

Molalla wrestlers give annual Murph Challenge their all

by Jim Beseda
The CrossFit workout has become a Memorial Day tradition to commemorate Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy and benefit the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Molalla wrestling…
LON AUSTIN/PAMPLIN MEDIA - Juliann Jones returns a shot during the 2015 district tennis tournament
June 08, 2016

Local youth sports camps teach basic fundamentals

by Jim Beseda
Molalla High School’s girls’ tennis team is hosting a four-day youth camp for boys and girls on June 27-30 on the tennis courts next to Heckard Field. Sessions for players in grades 1-4 are…


MOLALLA OHSET - Molalla OHSET riders Dominique Bangle, Taris Krutsch and Garrett Veltman stand alongside coach Becky Bangle following the May 12-15 state championships in Redmond.
June 08, 2016

Molalla OHSET riders qualify for June 18-20 PNWIC finals

by Molalla Pioneer staff
Molalla’s Dominique Bangle, Taris Krtusch and Garrett Veltman placed third in a field of 24 teams in Team Penning at the May 12-15 Oregon High School Equestrian Teams State Championships at the…
MOLALLA PIONEER - Betty Sue Tippetts
May 31, 2016

Betty Sue Tippetts

by Molalla Pioneer
December 5, 1946 - May 25, 2016 Betty Sue Tippets passed away on May 25, 2016. She was 69. Betty loved life, especially being the wife of Don N. Tippetts and the mother of her five children,…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Desirae DesRosiers won the 4A girls' 300-meter hurdles state title during Saturday's OSAA track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 26, 2016

DesRosiers captures 4A girls' 300-meter hurdles state title

by Jim Beseda
Molalla junior Desirae DesRosiers won the 4A girls' 300-meter hurdles state title and placed in three other events at the OSAA track and field championships in Eugene. If Molalla junior Desirae…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Desirae DesRosiers and Rachel Bring hold the Class 4A girls' track and field fourth-place trophy alongside the rest of the Indians and their coaches Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 25, 2016

Molalla's 49 points lands 4A girls' fourth-place trophy

by Jim Beseda
The Indians scored big in the discus, shot put and 300-meter hurdles, then added points in six other events to edge Cascade of Turner by three points in the team race for fourth place. After…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Malik Knott finished second in the Class 3A boy's long jump finals with a mark of 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 24, 2016

Two-time defending 3A long jump champ comes up short

by Jim Beseda
Colton's Malik Knott settled for second place behind Nyssa's Justin Simpson in the finals of the Class 3A boys' long jump Thursday at the OSAA track and field championships at Hayward Field in…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla senior Heather Loughridge won the girls' singles title at Saturday's Special District 2 tennis championships at Portland Tennis Center.
May 16, 2016

Loughridge wins all-Molalla singles final at district tennis

by Jim Beseda
Senior Heather Loughridge defeated sophomore teammate Mollie Lewandowski 6-3, 6-2 to win the girls' singles district title at Satruday's Special District 2 championships at Portland Tennis…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Emmett Copher finished as the runner-up in boys' singles at the Special District 2 tennis championships at Portland Tennis Center.
May 16, 2016

Copher's district tennis run ends in championship final

by Jim Beseda
No. 2-seeded Emmett Copher of Molalla dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to top-seeded and defending champion Ethan Berkey of North Marion in Saturday's Special District 2 boys' singles tennis final at…

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JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton senior Brylee Moyle ran away from the field and won the girls' 3,000-meter run by more than 28 seconds during Thursday's PacWest Conference track and field championships at Salem Academy.
May 16, 2016

Moyle runs away with third girls' 3,000 district crown

by Jim Beseda
Colton's Brylee Moyle went to the lead off the start and never looked back in winning her third straight girls' 3,000-meter district title Thursday during the PacWest Conference track and field…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Sydney Collins outruns Sunset's Nicole Griffiths to the tape during the final leg of the 4X400 relay at the Metro League district championship at Aloha High School.
May 14, 2016

Updated: State's best track athletes featured in district photo…

by Miles Vance
Big school. Small school. It didn't matter. With the sun beating down on Friday, the state's best boys and girls track and field athletes just flat got after it at their respective district…
PIONEER PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Jesse Pummel, Gladstone; Alex Moore, Estacada; Treyton Bierly, Molalla, and Gavin Thrower, Molalla, Tri-Valley boys' 100 prelim Friday at Gladstone High School.
May 13, 2016

Molalla track and field stars make their presence felt at…

by The Pioneer
The Molalla boys and girls track teams just flat got after it on Friday at the Tri-Valley Conference district championship, battling for conference titles and the chance to quaify for the coming…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Griselda Vargas-Ayala of St. Paul throws the discus during the Special District 2 championship meet at Salem Academy High School on Friday.
May 13, 2016

Small-school stars step up in the district track sunshine

by Miles Vance
See the best from Kennedy, St. Paul, Gervais and Colton Today is the day for many of the state's best high school track and field athletes. It's “D” day — as in district meet day, the day that…
May 11, 2016

Molalla places fifth at boys' golf regional championships

by Jim Beseda
Junior Andrew Daniels shot a two-day total of 174 to place eighth overall, but the Indians' 724 team total was 21 strokes off the pace needed to qualify for next week's OSAA Class 4A state…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

by Miles Vance
The arms showed up on Friday. So did the bats, the gloves and the speed. Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and lifetime memories. And with all that excitement going on,…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - St. Paul freshman Justin Herberger leaps to avoid a tag from East Linn Christian Academy catcher Bryant Mizsei and score the first run of the game during the fourth inning. Herberger was ruled out, but the Bucks (14-3, 10-2) posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 4-0 win and remain atop the OSAA 2A/1A Special District 2 standings.
May 06, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for May 6

by Miles Vance
Now that — and by that, we're talking Friday's awesome weather — felt like spring. But of course, it wasn't just the sunshine that made it feel like spring — there was also the crack of the bat,…
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…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Juliann Jones (left) and Abby Cain are in their third season as the Indians' No. 1 doubles teams.
May 04, 2016

Cain, Jones set sights on girls' tennis state tourney

by Jim Beseda
Molalla doubles players Abby Cain and Juliann Jones are determined to secure one of the district's four berths into the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A tennis state championships in Corvallis. o seasons…