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PHIL HAWKINS - Jamborees give coaches the opportunity to give important live action experience to younger players, such as St. Paul freshman running back Mitchell Curtis.
August 31, 2016

Football: Football season kicks off with pre-season jamboree…

by Phil Hawkins
As music blared from the grandstands at North Marion High School on Friday night, the Huskies were able to get a sneak preview of what the football team would look like coming into the 2016 fall…
JIM BESEDA/OREGON CITY NEWS - Oregon City running Ethan Kassebaum (left) takes a handoff from quarterback Dequahn Dennis-Lee during Thursday morning's practice session at Pioneer Stadium.
August 23, 2016

Coach Nyquist in search of right mix for Pioneer 'soup'

by Jim Beseda
Oregon City's third-year football coach has some retooling to do coming off last season's run to the OSAA Class 6A quarterfinals. Oregon City coach Randy Nyquist said getting a high school…
PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion quarterback Hunter Martin hands the ball off to running back Ramon Organiz, one of many able-bodied ball-carriers the Huskies will employ this season. Martin will take full-time duties behind center after splitting time with Tanner Scanlan at quarterback last year.
August 23, 2016

Football: Huskies building a culture of success

by Phil Hawkins
North Marion football team retools offense heading into the 2016 season Building a successful football program is about establishing a culture. Every team has physically gifted players, but the…


PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy seniors Brett Traeger (left) and Bishop Mitchell give the Trojans the best returning defensive backs in the state, after the duo each earned First Team all-state honors last season. The pair was also instrumental on offense, accounting for nearly 2,000 yards rushing combined and 37 of the teams 45 touchdowns in 2015.
August 17, 2016

Trojans have all the tools to return to title game

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Joe Panuke Last year: 10-2 (3-1 Tri-River, 1st) Lost to Heppner in 2A state championship Key losses: Jacob Lopez (1st Team all-state DL, 1st Team all-league DL, 2nd Team all-league RB);…
PHIL HAWKINS - Already a potent threat to run the ball, Woodburn quarterback Hunter Conlon (right) has been focusing on studying the playbook, learning routes and working on throwing mechanics as he enters his junior year as the teams starting signal caller.
August 17, 2016

Bulldogs ready to embrace independence

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn football team hopes to build program through independent schedule this year The chatter on the practice fields behind the Woodburn High School football stadium echoes across the yard,…
SETH GORDON - St. Paul junior Holden Smith will take snaps at quarterback this year after earning Second Team all-conference honors in 2015 as the Bucks punter.
August 17, 2016

Buckaroos look to turn things around following disappointing…

by Seth Gordon
St. Paul football team returns its entire starting offensive line The St. Paul football team’s goals during the offseason and heading into fall practices are pretty much the same each year. Head…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KERRY EGGERS - Super Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe is one of several former NFL and college stars on the coaching staff at Summit High.
August 16, 2016

Dream team props Summit football

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS BEND — As members of the Summit High Storm go through their drills at the team’s preseason football conditioning camp, the onlookers’ gaze shifts to a familiar figure…
PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais' River Moss, Noel Vasquez and Kona Black form a wedge to block for kick returner Deyontae Navarrete during special teams practice on Thursday. The Cougars are looking to bounce back from an 0-9 season in 2015 and boast a wealth of new athletes and coaches coming into the new season.
August 10, 2016

Here come the Gervais Cougars

by Phil Hawkins
Optimism is high at Gervais High School for the coming football season It’s tough to ignore the air of confidence and enthusiasm on the football field at Gervais High School. Despite the…
PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy's Jacob Lopez (left) and Dylan Arritola helped raise thousands of dollars for the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children in the 64th annual East-West All-Star game in Baker City on Saturday. Despite a stellar performance on defense, the Kennedy duo's West Team lost 15-12.
August 10, 2016

Kennedy duo participates in all-star charity football contest

by Phil Hawkins
Annual game raises money for Portland Shriners Hospital for Children The 2015 2A state runner-up Kennedy football team advanced to the championship game in part due to the team’s defense coming…
DAN BROOD - Tualatin High School senior-to-be Josh Chandler competes in the farmer's carry event at the Metro Area Lineman Challenge. Chandler set a new record in the bench press.
August 08, 2016

Timberwolves power it up

by Dan Brood
Led by Josh Chandler's record performance, Tualatin takes second place in the linemen challenge HILLSBORO — To get ready for the 2016 Metro Area Lineman Challenge, Tualatin High School…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Talieson Solmon (right) and Joshua Palmer spar in preparation for a medieval historical re-enactment by their group â€' the Barony of Dragon's Mist â€' at Saturday's Beaverton Farmer's Market.
August 04, 2016

Modern-day medieval

by Ravleen Kaur
Historical re-enactment society will share its arts and crafts at the Beaverton Farmer's Market. By day, Jason Christiansen is an accountant. But under the basketball hoops at Witch Hazel…

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