Tri-Valley names Wiesner Co-Coach of the Year

Tri-Valley names Wiesner Co-Coach of the Year

Phil Wiesner, in his second season with Molalla, guided the Indians' girls' basketball team to a...

Baker City-bound Cougars breeze past Blue Jays, 76-25

Baker City-bound Cougars breeze past Blue Jays, 76-25

Meghan McGrath's double-double helps lift Country Christian (23-4) into Thursday's quarterfinals...

Cougars win 57-39, reach Class 1A boys' quarterfinals

Cougars win 57-39, reach Class 1A boys' quarterfinals

Ben Grandle had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help send Country Christian into the OSAA 1A boys'...

Molalla's Myers pins two, advances to 4A semifinals

Molalla's Myers pins two, advances to 4A semifinals

Senior Woodrow Myers is set to take on top-seeded Spencer Crawford of Cascade in the semifinals...

Colton's Gilpin, Germany advance to 3A semifinals

Colton's Gilpin, Germany advance to 3A semifinals

Seniors Charlie Gilpin and Scott Germany each won one match Friday to advance to Saturday's...

Molalla's Myers eyes spot on podium at state tournament

Molalla's Myers eyes spot on podium at state tournament

Woodrow Myers bounced back from a broken arm to earn a spot in the Class 4A wrestling...

Molalla girls survive elimination game, win 50-33

Molalla girls survive elimination game, win 50-33

The Indians used a 12-3 run at the end of the third quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a...

Collins sinks game-winner, sends Vikings to 3A playoffs

Collins sinks game-winner, sends Vikings to 3A playoffs

Garrett Collins' 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left lifted Colton to a 72-71 PacWest Conference...

Cougars sweep Casco League district basketball crowns

Cougars sweep Casco League district basketball crowns

Country Christian's girls crushed Willamette Valley Christian 76-17, while the boys rolled over...

Slow-starting Vikings hand PacWest playoff to Blanchet

Slow-starting Vikings hand PacWest playoff to Blanchet

Colton fell behind 12-4 in a brutal first quarter and never recovered as the Cavaliers of Salem...

Basargin's long-range flurry rallies Colton to 60-55 win

Basargin's long-range flurry rallies Colton to 60-55 win

Anthony Barsargin hit three consecutive 3-pointers to turn a six-point deficit into a 52-49 lead...

Colton's James has winning touch on Senior Night

Colton's James has winning touch on Senior Night

Harper James, the team's lone senior, made two free throws with one second remaining to lift the...

Molalla wrestlers win four, lose three on Senior Night

Molalla wrestlers win four, lose three on Senior Night

The Indians spotted Estacada a 36-0 lead on six forfeits and then went out and won four of seven...

Molalla's Coop Early signs with Southern Oregon

Molalla's Coop Early signs with Southern Oregon

The 6-foot, 240-pound center signed a national letter of intent to play college football for the...

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned after compiling a 27-32 record with two appearances in the OSAA Class 4A...

Halverson named Class 1A volleyball Player of the Year

Halverson named Class 1A volleyball Player of the Year

Country Christian senior Miranda Halverson is honored as the state's top Class 1A volleyball...

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 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's Sports

Kennedy Nofziger
March 05, 2015

Country Christian girls roll to 61-36 quarterfinals win

by Jim Beseda
Kennedy Nofziger led all scorers with 14 points to pace the Cougars (24-4) in Friday's OSAA Class 1A girls' basketball semifinals Country Christian’s Kennedy Nofziger scored 11 of her game-high…
Ben Grandle
March 04, 2015

Ben Grandle leads Cougars to 50-40 win in quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Country Chritian's senior forward had 19 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season to help lift the Cougars of Molalla into Friday's semifinals against Siletz Valley.…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Charlie Gilpin (top) had a 5-3 lead in the third round before Glide's Dylan Potter scored a reversal and pin to win their Class 3A 160-pound semifinal match at Saturday's OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
February 28, 2015

Three local contenders fall in state wrestling semifinals

by Jim Beseda
Molalla's Woodrow Myers and Colton's Charlie Gilpin and Scott Michael Germany each dropped from championship contention after losing in the semifinals at Saturday's OSAA wrestling tournament at…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Woodrow Myers won his first match Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
February 27, 2015

Molalla's Myers advances to 4A wrestling quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Woodrow Myers pinned No. 4-seed Erik Garcia of Ontario in the second round of the 182-pound weight class during Friday's opening session of the OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships. Molalla’s…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Colton's Charlie Gilpin opened a 12-1 lead on La Pine's Tanner Hansen before winning the Class 3A 160-pound match by fall at 3:48 during Friday's opening round of the OSAA wrestling championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
February 27, 2015

Colton's Gilpin wins first match at 3A state tourney

by Jim Beseda
Charlie Gilpin pinned La Pine's Tanner Hansen at 2:48 to advance to the quarterfinals for the 160-pound weight class Friday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Colton senior Charlie Gilpin pinned…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla freshman Sierra Cox and the Indians travel to Madras for a 5:30 p.m. Class 4A play-in game.
February 26, 2015

Local hoop teams gear up for playoffs Friday, Saturday

by Jim Beseda
Molalla girls' team and Colton and Country Christian's boys' teams play Friday, while Colton and Country Christian's girls' teams play Saturday. Molalla’s girls’ basketball team travels to…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Kurt Potter pushes the ball on offense againt Estacada's Josh Shannon during the first half of Monday's Tri-Valley Conference boys' basketball playoff game at Capasso Court.
February 23, 2015

Molalla's season ends with 52-47 league playoff loss

by Jim Beseda
The Indians followed a familiar path to defeat, countering a slow start with a late comeback only to run out of gas down the stretch of Monday's Tri-Valley Conference playoff game against…
Photo Credit: KERRY BENTHIN/COLTON VIKINGS - Colton's Charlie Gilpin placed first in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday's OSAA Class 3A Special District 1 wrestling championships in Hermiston.
February 22, 2015

Colton's Gilpin claims 160 title at District Tournament

by Jim Beseda
Charlie Gilpin pinned Rainier's Logan Usher in the first round to place first in the 160-pound weight class at Saturday's OSAA Class 3A Special District 1 wrestling championships in Hermiston.…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Marissa Marr leads the transition rush during the first half of Tuesday's 41-28 home loss to Madras.
February 18, 2015

Indians struggle against Madras defense, fall 41-28

by Jim Beseda
Molalla’s girls’ basketball team did not go into Tuesday’s home game against Madras expecting to set a new season low for points in a game. Guess what? The Indians kept pace with Madras for a…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Molalla's Woodrow Myers stopped Estacada's Cody Dietrich 28 seconds into their 182-pound match at Saturday's Special District 1 wrestling championships in Tillamook.
February 14, 2015

Molalla sending three to 4A state wrestling tournament

by Jim Beseda
Wyatt Perkins, Woodrow Myers and Logan ValValkenberg will compete in the Feb. 27-28 OSAA Class 4A wrestling championships after placing among the top five at Saturday's Special District 1 finals…

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Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's players, coaches, friends and others share fellowship after a recent Cougars' home game.
Feb 11, 2015

Cougars down C.S. Lewis to finish Casco League 12-0

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian’s Ben Grandle finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Cougars capped an undefeated Casco League season with a 63-35 home win over C.S. Lewis…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Anna Farner drives against Willamette Valley Christian's Emma Kinler during Friday's Casco League home game.
Feb 07, 2015

Cougar girls cap undefeated Casco League season

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian rolled over visiting Willamette Valley Christian 80-32 Friday to improve to 19-3 overall and 8-0 in league Country Christian’s Brittnea Corless scored 15 points and Ashley…
Syphard
Feb 04, 2015

Cougars run win streak to 13 with 91-27 blowout Tuesday

by Jim Beseda
Jordan Syphard scored 22 points to lead five Country Christian players in double figures as the Cougars rolled over Livingstone Adventist Academy in Casco League action Tuesday in Salem Jordan…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Stuart Moore placed first in the boys' 200-yard freestyle and second in the 500 freestyle at Saturday's Blanchet Invitational in Salem.
Feb 03, 2015

Molalla's Moore wins 200 freestyle, sets personal best

by Jim Beseda
Stuart Moore placed first in the boys' 200-yard freestyle at Saturday's Blanchet Invitational with a time of 2 minutes, 7.09 seconds, trimming almost four seconds off his previous personal best…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's Meghan McGrath takes the ball inside against Falls City's Allison Kidd (22) and Shea Coker (14) during Tuesday's Casco League home game.
Jan 28, 2015

Cougars blank Falls City in first quarter of two blowouts

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian's girls' led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and the boys' jumped out to an 18-0 advantage in two 1A Casco League routs over the visiting Mountaineers Tuesday. Country…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Sierra Cox threads a bounce pass between Estacada defenders Josie Beguelin (10) and Cassy MacMurray (5), finding Amanda Clarizio for the go-ahead basket in Tuesday's 63-59 victory over the Rangers.
Jan 27, 2015

Molalla girls answer bell in fourth quarter, win 63-59

by Jim Beseda
Amanda Clarizio scored the go-ahead basket with 3:33 to play and then Molalla made 7 of 12 free throws down the stretch to seal Tuesday's home win over Estacada. Kaylee Larsen scored 15 points…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla senior John Hutchison won his first match of the season during Saturday's Madras White Buffalo Invitational.
Jan 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…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Molalla senior Reed Aylett gets behind the Rangers defense on a fastbreak in the second quarter.
Jan 27, 2015

Molalla boys move into top half with road win

by David Ball
The Indians have a big night at the free-throw line to down Estacada 4A BOYS BASKETBALLTri-Valley Team Score Molalla50Estacada42 ESTACADA — After seven lead changes in the first half, Molalla…
Anthony Basargin
Jan 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
Jan 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…




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