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...

Bring throws discus 132-9, breaks Molalla school record

Bring throws discus 132-9, breaks Molalla school record

Rachel Bring broke the girls' discus school record that had stood since 1993 with her first throw...

Alexander looks sharp in return after 17-day layoff

Alexander looks sharp in return after 17-day layoff

Molalla junior Aaron Alexander scattered five hits with four strikeouts in Monday's 2-1...

Seventh-inning Colton rally falls short against Scio, 7-5

Seventh-inning Colton rally falls short against Scio, 7-5

The Vikings scored four runs and brought the potential tying run to the plate in their final...

Molalla goalkeeper Escalante signs letter of intent with OIT

Molalla goalkeeper Escalante signs letter of intent with OIT

A.J. Escalante signed a national letter of intent to play men's soccer next fall for the Oregon...

Raleigh Hills firefighter wins 33rd Goat Mountain Gallop

Raleigh Hills firefighter wins 33rd Goat Mountain Gallop

Rich Stamps, a 45-year-old firefighter with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, completed the...

Molalla's Potter stymies Crook County batters, 5-0

Molalla's Potter stymies Crook County batters, 5-0

Senior right-hander Kurt Potter threw a two-hitter with seven strikeouts Friday to help the...

Colton High officials point wrestling coach toward door

Colton High officials point wrestling coach toward door

School officials want to see Colton High School's wrestling program head in a new direction with...

Colton's Knott eyes another state title, or two, or three

Colton's Knott eyes another state title, or two, or three

Malik Knott, the two-time defending Class 3A boys' long jump state champion, would like another...

Colton's Basargin named to 3A boys All-State first team

Colton's Basargin named to 3A boys All-State first team

Anthony Basargin, the PacWest Conference boys' basketball Player of the Year, averaged 12.8 a...

Cougars cap 'dream' season, clinch Class 1A girls' title

Cougars cap 'dream' season, clinch Class 1A girls' title

Kennedy Nofziger scored a game-high 18 points to pace Country Christian of Molalla to a 54-37...

Sutherlin girls roll to 74-43 playoff win over Molalla

Sutherlin girls roll to 74-43 playoff win over Molalla

Kayce Mock and Taylor Stricklin scored a combined 58 points to lead the two-time defending Class...

Late rally lifts Molalla into Class 4A girls' round of 16

Late rally lifts Molalla into Class 4A girls' round of 16

Trailing by 11 with less than three minutes to play, the Indians went on a 12-0 run to defeat...

Molalla rocks Hidden Valley in 4A boys' play-in, 48-40

Molalla rocks Hidden Valley in 4A boys' play-in, 48-40

Kurt Potter's five three-pointers and some heady defense carries the Indians past the Mustangs of...

Country Christian punches ticket to 1A girls' Elite Eight

Country Christian punches ticket to 1A girls' Elite Eight

Courtney McGrath had 14 points to lead four players in double figures as the Cougars rolled to a...

Gladstone boys cap series sweep vs. Molalla, 57-41

Gladstone boys cap series sweep vs. Molalla, 57-41

Skyler Bradford scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as the Gladiators pulled...

Colton girls down Scio 47-30, clinch 3A state playoff spot

Colton girls down Scio 47-30, clinch 3A state playoff spot

Savannah Tackett had 14 points and 24 rebounds as the Vikings defeated the Loggers in Saturday's...

Blanchet smothers Colton, wins PacWest title, 38-31

Blanchet smothers Colton, wins PacWest title, 38-31

The Cavaliers held the top-seeded Vikings scoreless during the first six minutes of the fourth...

Molalla's Issa advances to finals at OSAA swim meet

Molalla's Issa advances to finals at OSAA swim meet

Freshman Alisha Issa qualified fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and fifth in the 200 individual...

Colton routs Gervais to open PacWest girls' playoffs, 64-31

Colton routs Gervais to open PacWest girls' playoffs, 64-31

Rachel McCoy had 18 points and Savannah Tackett had a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) to...

Molalla girls rally to 63-49 home win over Estacada

Molalla girls rally to 63-49 home win over Estacada

Seniors Amanda Clarizio and Kaylee Larsen combined to score 29 points as the Indians erased a...

Molalla girls make quick work of Crook County, 58-13

Molalla girls make quick work of Crook County, 58-13

The Indians rolled to their third consecutive Tri-Valley Conference win and clinched a spot in...

Ryan Mount sets sights on 4A wrestling state berth

Ryan Mount sets sights on 4A wrestling state berth

Molalla's 138-pound sophomore threw all his energy into stepping up his game after dropping a 6-5...

Abeln's goals 'within reach' at district swimming meet

Abeln's goals 'within reach' at district swimming meet

Garrett Abeln may not be a contender for a berth into the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state...

Gladstone boys send Molalla to first Tri-Valley loss, 55-40

Gladstone boys send Molalla to first Tri-Valley loss, 55-40

Nick Brown, Gladstone's 6-foot-6 senior post, scored a game-high 16 points to anchor a dominant...

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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…
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Former Molalla High School and Oregon State University wrestler Roger Weigel (front row, fourth from left) passed away in Portland on Thursday, April 21.
April 27, 2016

OSU Hall of Fame wrestler Roger Weigel passes away

by Oregon State Sports Information
Weigel won the Class A-1 wrestling state title in the 123-pound weight class as a senior at Molalla High School in 1967 Oregon State Hall of Fame wrestler Roger Weigel of Oregon City, an NCAA…
Colton's Malik Knott
April 20, 2016

Colton's Knott sets 3A pace in sprints, long jump, relay

by Jim Beseda
Vikings' senior Malik Knott holds down this season's top Class 3A marks in three individual events (100, 200, long jump), while Colton's 4x100 relay posted the state's fastest 3A time at…


JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Austin Alexander's two-run double in the fifth inning scored Jeff Larsen and Hunter Dublin and gave Molalla a 6-0 lead over Corbett Wednesday at Al Geddes Field.
April 13, 2016

Potter tosses another gem, Molalla downs Corbett, 7-0

by Jim Beseda
Senior right-hander Kurt Potter fired a two-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts as the Indians blanked visiting Corbett Wednesday at Al Geddes Field. Molalla’s Kurt Potter picked up where he…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Molalla's Makayla Kluken had a one-out double in the fourth inning of Friday's 10-2 Tri-Valley Conference loss to Crook County in Prineville.
April 13, 2016

Molalla bats ineffective in Tri-Valley softball opener

by Jim Beseda
Molalla opened the Tri-Valley Conference softball season with two losses to Crook County, falling by scores of 11-0 on Wednesday and 10-2 on Friday. The Indians had six hits in two games.…
SETH GORDON - Holden Smith attempts to intercept and errant pickoff attempt during St. Paul's 9-5 win over Country Christian Friday.
April 15, 2016

St. Paul baseball cruises past Country Christian 9-5

by Seth Gordon
Freshman Jaidyn Jackson throws four hitless innings for the up-and-coming Bucks Coming off a rare defensive battle earlier in the week against East Linn Christian, St. Paul freshman pitcher…
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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.…

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JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Cody Partlow popped a throw of 134-9 1/2 in the discus during Wednesday's all-comers meet in Oregon City.
Mar 28, 2016

Partlow at 'good starting point' in throwing events

by Jim Beseda
Cody Partlow, the defending Tri-Valley Conference boys' javelin district champion, set a personal best of 134-9 1/2 in the discus during last week's all-comers track and field meet in Oregon…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Country Christian's David Girrens went 2 for 3 with a double and drove in three runs to help lead the Cougars to a season-opening 9-2 win over Delphian.
Mar 24, 2016

Country Christian opens baseball season on high note

by Jim Beseda
The Cougars used a nine-hit attack and four pitchers combined on a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts in last week's 9-2 win over Delphian to kick off the 2016 high school baseball season. Country…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Evan Rasor went 2 for 2 with two walks and a run scored in Colton's 9-2 home loss to Vernonia.
Mar 24, 2016

Coach wants Colton baseball players to look on bright side

by Jim Beseda
The Vikings opened the season with losses to Catlin Gabel and Vernonia as they shake loose some off-season rust As the Colton High School baseball players gathered on the outfield grass Saturday…
Mar 23, 2016

Molalla downs Newport, falls to Henley at Classic

by Jim Beseda
The Indians defeated Newport 8-4 and then lost to Henley 14-10 during Wednesday's final day of the Yaquina Bay Baseball Classic tournament in Newport. Maybe two games was one too many for the…
Mar 22, 2016

Alexander does heavy lifting in 9-2 win over Mazama

by Jim Beseda
Aaron Alexander went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and a three-run homer, and went the distance on the mound, scattering four hits with seven strikeouts, as the Indians pulled away in…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Amanda Foster takes a swing during the third inning of the Indians' 8-7 road win over Colton to open the 2016 high school softball regular season.
Mar 24, 2016

Molalla softball team wins two of three to open season

by Jim Beseda
The Indians won their season-opener at Colton 8-7 and then came home on Saturday and split a double-header against Stayton. Thanks to a break in the weather, Molalla High School’s softball team…
Mar 16, 2016

Molalla survives comeback, wins baseball opener 4-3

by Jim Beseda
Aaron Alexander took a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in the seventh inning of Wednesday's season opener at Seaside. Molalla’s baseball team survived some seventh-inning drama before…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Jonathon Gengler scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games this season and scored 20 or more points 10 times.
Mar 08, 2016

Molalla's Gengler named Tri-Valley Player of the Year

by Jim Beseda
Jonathon Gengler averaged 17.2 points a game to help lead the Indians (12-13) to a league co-championship and a spot in the OSAA Class 4A boys' basketball playoffs. Molalla’s Jonathon Gengler…