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PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Sherwood's Cami Reuter goes up for a shot during her team's 26-23 loss to West Linn at Sherwood High School on Friday night.
February 20, 2017

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest basketball…

by Miles Vance
League title races and the state playoff picture are now coming into sharper focus
PMG PHOTO - Wilsonville's Zach Reichle goes for the ball against La Salle in his team's 50-46 win on Friday night.
February 18, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from Feb. 17,…

by Miles Vance
Oregon's best go at it hard as the regular season enters its final week
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton head coach Andrew Vancil and the Beaver boys basketball team won their second straight Metro League title on Friday.
February 18, 2017

Feb. 17 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
Big games and big results are everywhere from Friday's high school games


PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Sherwood's Calahan Crawford (left) and the rest of the 10th-ranked Lady Bowmen welcome No. 11 West Linn to Sherwood High School at 5:45 p.m. tonight (Friday, Feb. 17) in a key Three Rivers League matchup.
February 17, 2017

High school basketball sets the stage for playoffs on Feb. 17

by Miles Vance
League titles and playoff spots in all divisions get closer to being finalized tonight
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Clackamas' Cole Turner (left) and the Cavaliers moved up to No. 3 in the OSAA's latest Class 6A boys basketball power rankings, trailing only Jefferson and West Linn.
February 16, 2017

Clackamas boys climb to No. 3 in latest Class 6A boys basketball…

by Miles Vance
The Cavaliers leapfrog West Salem and North Medford to rise to third
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Newberg's Tina Childress (right) launches herself off the blocks at the beginning of her win in the 50-yard freestyle during the Three Rivers League district meet at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center on Feb. 11.
February 16, 2017

6A Swim Central: A look back at district, a look ahead to state

by Miles Vance
Want to know what's coming in Class 6A swimming? Check out what happened at district
PMG PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Aspen Slifka and the Braves solidified their hold on second place in the latest OSAA Class 4A girls basketball power rankings, winning its last four games in a row.
February 16, 2017

South Salem girls rise to second behind Southridge in latest…

by Miles Vance
Grant's girls fall to No. 3 after losing a league game to Benson
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - From left, McKayla Foster, Myranda Northrop, Morgan Bingaman, Quinlynn Coddington, Kaela Lee and Madisyn Flores turned in their Lions girls' basketball jerseys, citing persistent verbal abuse from coach Billy McKinney, who could not be reached for comment, on Friday, Feb. 10.
February 17, 2017

Resentment, resignation in Lions girls' hoops; Anderson's…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens boys and girls will head to Sandy on Friday, Scappoose boys and girls hosted Astoria in season finales on Thursday
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton senior Hunter Sweet and the Beavers jumped into the top five in the latest Class 6A boys basketball coaches poll, landing at fourth with their 19-4 overall record.
February 09, 2017

Beaverton jumps two spots to fourth in latest Class 6A boys…

by Miles Vance
Jefferson, Clackamas and West Linn remain 1-2-3 as the regular season nears its end
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Elly Bankofier meets defensive resistance from Oregon City's Jadwyn Parrish (33), Brooke Bullock, and N'Dea Flye during the first half of Friday's Mt. Hood Conference game.
February 13, 2017

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest basketball…

by Miles Vance
Clackamas boys and girls sweep past Oregon City in Mt. Hood Conference play

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PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas guard Elijah Gonzales and the Cavaliers raced past Oregon City with a 66-54 win on Friday night at Oregon City High School.
Feb 12, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from Feb. 10,…

by Miles Vance
The Clackamas boys win their 11th straight game in Mt. Hood Conference play on Friday night
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Sherwood's Jace Sucher puts up a shot between Lake Oswego's Brooks Boutwell (left) and Sterling Roberts during Lake Oswego's 59-45 win at Lake Oswego High School on Friday.
Feb 10, 2017

Feb. 10 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
The stakes are higher than ever as teams fight for playoff spots
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove guard Kyle Thompson (here against West Albany) and the Vikings welcome third-ranked West Salem to town at 5:45 p.m. tonight in Greater Valley Conference play.
Feb 10, 2017

High school basketball turns up the heat in league play for Feb.…

by Miles Vance
There are big games scheduled across the board in high school basketball tonight
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - La Salle Prep's Taycee Wedin (here against Hillsboro) and the Falcons are the top-ranked Class 5A team in the state again this week.
Feb 09, 2017

Southridge girls, Grant and South Salem hold top three spots in…

by Miles Vance
But there are changes this week, with Cascade now No. 1 in Class 4A and Nixyaawi leading Class 1A
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Keishon Dawkins and the Lions remain the state's second-ranked team (trailing only Jefferson) in the latest Class 6A rankings by the Oregon School Activities Association.
Feb 09, 2017

Jefferson boys still No. 1, Tualatin joins top 10 in latest…

by Miles Vance
Clackamas also moves into the state's top five with 10 straight wins
PHOTO CREDIT: JENI SUE - Indians senior Tyler Cooper beat Tillamook junior Zach Fern 8-0 for the 120-pound Cowapa League championship on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Seaside.
Feb 09, 2017

CLASS 4A DISTRICT 1 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW: Cooper,…

by Jake McNeal
Senior wins 120-pound Cowapa League championship and Outstanding Wrestler award, stays unbeaten as 23 Indians place
PHOTO CREDIT: AMY GADBOIS - Lions senior Colton Beisley returns from his 145-pound Northwest Oregon Conference championship with a 23-2 record at 170.
Feb 09, 2017

NORTHWEST OREGON CONFERENCE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW:…

by Jake McNeal
Colton Beisley won last year's 145-pound conference title, returns at 170
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Junior Brannigan Vogt and the Indians boys are within two and .11 respective seconds of the school 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay records.
Feb 08, 2017

CLASS 4A/3A/2A/1A DISTRICT 1 SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW:…

by Jake McNeal
Boys won first Cowapa League championship and girls came up second
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Junior guard Jerad Toman (23) and the Indians can split the season series at senior forward Jake Evans (12) and No. 8 Banks on Friday.
Feb 08, 2017

Indians boys chase first Cowapa League win at No. 8 Banks…

by Jake McNeal
Scappoose girls play head to No. 2 Banks, Lions boys and girls host Milwaukie and South Albany
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions senior Jacob Opdahl swims a butterfly sprint in practice on Monday at Eisenschmidt Pool in St. Helens.
Feb 08, 2017

NORTHWEST OREGON CONFERENCE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW:…

by Jake McNeal
St. Helens' boys and girls last made cut two years ago