Thunder finishes fifth at 12U state tourney

Thunder finishes fifth at 12U state tourney

ASA softball12U B state tournament Team Score Sandy Thunder11East County Rainbows8...

Three-sport athlete of the year:

Three-sport athlete of the year:

THREE-SPORT AWARDCross country, swimming and track Team Score Senior - Zayna...


Sandy's Sports

THE OUTLOOK: SCOTT PESZNECKER - Steep drops along the river force runners to be use caution on the rocky surface.
July 10, 2015

River Trail proves to be a welcome challenge

by Scott Pesznecker
In my life as a runner, it's not often that I fail to accomplish my goal. And that's saying something, considering I've ran nine long-distance relays, three marathons and too many races of…
SANDY POST: PARKER LEE - Sandy High graduate C.J. McKinnis is introduced before Saturdays all-star game at Hillsboro Stadium.
July 10, 2015

McKinnis, North fall to South in Les Schwab Bowl

by Parker Lee
Les Schwab BowlAll-star football Team Score South42North21 Recently graduated Sandy Pioneer CJ McKinnis thought his football career ended with a playoff loss at Hermiston last fall. He is going…
COURTESY: CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Concordia sophomore Meghan Luebbert fields a ball in the grass during a regular season game.
June 17, 2015

Former Pioneers lead Concordia to NAIA World Series

by Parker Lee
Following an outstanding regular season, the Concordia University softball team found itself in a most uncomfortable predicament. The Cavaliers lost their only two games of the Cascade…
SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Miles Brown peeks between a pair of State foes during a free throw in the second half Saturday.
June 17, 2015

Brown shines bright at all-star game

by David Ball
ALL-STAR BASKETBALLState-Metro series Team Score State136Metro114 WILSONVILLE — Sandy High graduate Miles Brown was a force near the basket during last weekend’s State-Metro all-star basketball…
June 17, 2015

Sandy hires new soccer coaches

by Parker Lee
The Sandy girls soccer team’s head coaching position has been a revolving door in recent years. In the past three seasons, the program has had three coaches. Following the 2014 campaign, Sandy…
June 17, 2015

Trio of Pioneers will compete at four-year schools

by Parker Lee
Standout Sandy wrestler and football player C.J. McKinnis has committed to wrestle at Southern Oregon University this fall. McKinnis signed a letter of intent May 29 to make it official.…
SANDY POST: PARKER LEE - Sandys Presley Turin gets a tip from coach Kellie Wilkerson before heading to the batters box.
June 17, 2015

Pioneers' run ends

by Parker Lee
5A SOFTBALLState quarterfinals Team Score Marist11Sandy8 EUGENE — Presley Turin was overcome with emotion as she trotted into second base with a stand-up double. She had watched her teammates…
THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Mt. Hood CC coach Meadow McWhorter argues a close play at the plate in the third inning of Mondays 12-3 loss to Spokane.
June 02, 2015

Sasquatch hit big, Saints settle for second

by David Ball
NWAC SOFTBALLChampionship game Team Score Spokane12Mt. Hood CC3 PORTLAND — Mt. Hood’s magic run through the Northwest softball tournament came to an end in Monday’s championship game when…
SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Sandys Sawyer Kurtz puts a serve in play during the final game of the 5A quarterfinals Friday.
June 02, 2015

Doubles duos reach quarterfinals

by David Ball
BEAVERTON — Coming off a share of the Northwest Oregon title, the Sandy girls picked up a pair of wins at the 5A state tennis tournament last week. Sandy’s senior tandem of Emmy Thatcher and…
SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Sandys Kaden Walker shares a smile with a group of Pioneer supporters in the south grandstands after clearing 14 feet on his first try.
June 02, 2015

Walker rides personal best to vault title

by David Ball
EUGENE — Sandy senior Kaden Walker had never soared so high before, but he made it look easy Saturday on his way to the boys pole vault title at the 5A track and field championships. Four…

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SANDY POST: DAVID BALL - Sandys Molly Nutt turns for a bunt attempt.
Jun 02, 2015

Sandy rallies late to reach softball playoffs

by Mike Weber
5A SOFTBALLPlay-in qualifier Team Score Sandy4The Dalles3 THE DALLES - Sandy’s softball team kept its season alive Friday with a 4-3 road win against The Dalles in a play-in qualifier matchup.…
SANDY POST: PARKER LEE - Sandys Makenna Wells zeroes in on a high bouncer.
Jun 02, 2015

Sandy girls, boys win district doubles titles

by Parker Lee
It was a good problem to have for Sandy girls tennis coach Greg Thorson. He was faced with the dilemma of trying to watch three of his doubles pairs at once during the quarterfinal round of the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: JOHN HOWARD - Teammates Kaden Walker, left, and Austin DeWolfe compete in the high hurdles.
Jun 02, 2015

Sandy boys take home NWOC title

by Parker Lee
ST. HELENS — At the Northwest Oregon Conference district track and field meet on Thursday and Friday, the Sandy boys team put its depth on full display. The Pioneers crowned four individual…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: PARKER LEE - Mt. Hoods Jay Rogers tags out a Lane runner on the base paths Friday.
Jun 02, 2015

Saints capture South Region crown

by Parker Lee
NWAC BASEBALLSouth Region Team Score Mt. Hood CC13Lane CC3 The Mt. Hood Community College baseball team entered the last four-game series of the regular season against Lane in an entirely…
SANDY POST: PARKER LEE - Sandy coach Rick Martin confers with pitcher Nick Schaffer and catcher Travis Copher.
Jun 02, 2015

Defending champs eliminated from playoff contention

by Parker Lee
One season after winning the 5A baseball state championship, the Sandy Pioneers will not be playing in the postseason. The Pioneers dropped a pair of contests against the La Salle Falcons last…