St. Helens' coaching conundrum: Jeff Edwards resigns

St. Helens' coaching conundrum: Jeff Edwards resigns

St. Helens High School hired 13 new coaches last summer, and are on the hook to fill four more...

Baseball: Indians win first leg from Yamhill-Carlton

Baseball: Indians win first leg from Yamhill-Carlton

Scappoose picks up a 2-0 win over the visiting Tigers, and will travel to Yamhill for the second...

Softball: Offense alive in Tribe's rout of Tilly

Softball: Offense alive in Tribe's rout of Tilly

A second-inning grand slam from Sage Harrison highlights an offensive-riddled afternoon as...

Baseball: St. Helens tops Parkrose, looks for third-straight win

Baseball: St. Helens tops Parkrose, looks for third-straight win

The Lions have won two in a row for the second time this season, and will look for their third...

Track: Tribe boys' relays own Lower Columbia, Oregon

Track: Tribe boys' relays own Lower Columbia, Oregon

The Scappoose boys' relay teams ran the best times of any team at the 4A level on Saturday, and...

Track: Zartman, Reinholdt with big performances at LC invite

Track: Zartman, Reinholdt with big performances at LC invite

Lion senior Kylie Reinholdt lept further than any girl at the Class 5A level, setting a new mark...

Spirlin solidifies future for Scappoose girls' basketball

Spirlin solidifies future for Scappoose girls' basketball

The Indians fell 39-24 in the playoffs at Gladstone, but they've now laid a foundation for years...

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April 18, 2014

Track: St. Helens cleans up at Parkrose

by John William Howard
St. Helens senior Kylie Reinholdt hadn't run the 100 meter event all season until Wednesday afternoon at Parkrose. She'd spent her time on the jump events, inching closer to her records in the…
April 17, 2014

Baseball: Extra inning thriller suspended

by John William Howard
Yamhill-Carlton put up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, forcing extra innings before the contest was suspended due to darkness Scappoose and Yamhill-Carlton played a…
April 16, 2014

Baseball: Putnam brings St. Helens back to earth

by John William Howard
A three-run burst in the fourth inning sinks St. Helens and ends the Lions' three-game winning streak A lone RBI single from Brody Takemoto was the only offense the Lions could offer in their…
April 16, 2014

Baseball: St. Helens shuts out Parkrose, wins third in a row

by John Willam Howard
Things will get far more difficult from here, with the Lions visiting league-leading Putnam on Wednesday For the first time in several weeks, the Lions' bats finally awoke, blasting Parkrose…
April 15, 2014

Golf: St. Helens boys finding traction

by John William Howard
The St. Helens boys' golf team is starting to gain traction leading up to the final month of the season. With the state championship fast approaching on May 19 and 20, the Lions picked up a…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Miranda Little stands at home plate during practice just before preseason play began. Little will assume the head coaching duties following the resignation of former head coach Jeff Edwards.
April 14, 2014

Softball: Edwards steps down as St. Helens head coach

by John William Howard
Assistant Miranda Little will take over for the remainder of the season In a surprise move, the St. Helens Lions are now without their longtime head softball coach. St. Helens Athletics Director…
April 14, 2014

Softball: Courtney's three home runs spur Scappoose

by John Howard
Senior Lexi Courtney homered thrice in the Indians' pair of games over the weekend, helping Scappoose to split games with La Salle and Roosevelt Lexi Courtney's bat has finally come alive. The…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose's Kyler Mizee looks to round third in the first inning. Mizee had two RBIs, two runs and a hit in the 11-1 victory over Molalla on Friday.
April 12, 2014

Baseball: Scappoose pummels Molalla 11-1

by John William Howard
A big rally in the first inning sets Scappoose on cruise The Molalla Indians had one brief moment of glory. Senior Devon Schaefer garnered his only hit on Friday evening, sending the pitch…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Senior Will Sprute dives back to first base to avoid a pick off in the fifth inning.
April 11, 2014

Baseball: Scappoose drops 8-3 result to visiting Banks

by John William Howard
The Braves put up five runs in the second and third innings before Scappoose can respond, and coast to an 8-3 victory The Indians should be grateful they won't have to face David Spiring for…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens head boys' basketball coach Jerry Allen reacts during the Lions' loss to Liberty on Jan 14 in the NWOC opener. Allen won't return as the coach next winter, according to athletic department sources.
April 10, 2014

Basketball: Allen won't return as St. Helens boys' coach

by John William Howard
Sources have confirmed that Jerry Allen's contract will not be renewed for next season When boys’ basketball tips off next season in St. Helens, Jerry Allen will no longer be patrolling the…

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Apr 10, 2014

Opinion: Seven bucks isn't bad for a little nostalgia

by John William Howard
There's something special about baseball. I have a distinct memory of the first baseball game I ever attended. It was sometime during the 1995 or 1996 season, and I tagged along with my older…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Bryce Mulcahy slides into second base in the fifth inning. St. Helens scored both their runs in the fourth en route to a 2-0 defeat of Sandy.
Apr 09, 2014

Baseball: Lions split with Sandy, pick up first NWOC win

by John William Howard
St. Helens gets their first shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over visiting Sandy There's no place like home. And according Jeff Timmons, head baseball coach in St. Helens, it makes for a…
Apr 09, 2014

Baseball: Tribe wins league opener

by John William Howard
Scappoose blows past Banks 11-4, moving to a league-best 7-3 on the season and jumping to the fifth spot in the power rankings Scappoose got a pair of big games from seniors Hunter Hoyt and…
Apr 08, 2014

Softball: Updike pitches one-hitter as Indians down Clatskanie

by John William Howard
Clatskanie got only one hit past the Indians, an RBI single in the third inning, and lost 13-1 to Scappoose The Indians got off to a red-hot start in Clatskanie on Tuesday evening, nabbing an…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Junior ace Mariah Mulcahy was perfect through the first six innings until an error in the top of the seventh spoiled a perfect game and no hitter.
Apr 11, 2014

Softball: Mulcahy barely misses perfect game

by John William Howard
An error in the bottom of the seventh spoils junior Mariah Mulcahy's bid for a perfect game She was that close to perfect. Through six innings on Tuesday, St. Helens junior pitcher Mariah…
Apr 07, 2014

Baseball: Scappoose on 4-game streak

by John William Howard
Behind the bat of senior Kyler Mizee, the Indians picked up a 10-0 win over Roosevelt and a 7-4 win over Central With the league opener ahead of them on Tuesday at Banks, the Indians are…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Scappoose senior Lacey Updike signs her letters of intent to play basketball and softball at Mt. Hood Community College.
Apr 04, 2014

Recruiting: Lacey Updike headed to Mt. Hood CC

by John William Howard
Scappoose senior Lacey Updike will play basketball and softball at Mt. Hood Scappoose senior Lacey Updike has signed two letters of intent with Mt. Hood Community College to play basketball and…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - St. Helens senior Madison Kaplan returns a serve during the Lions' match against Sandy on April 2. The tennis courts have been in poor repair for 'six or seven years' according to the boosters, and are scheduled to be replaced.
Apr 04, 2014

Tennis courts, turf in plans for St. Helens boosters

by John William Howard
Badly needed tennis courts, costing as much as 200,000 dollars, will come before any turf field facilities can be constructed in St. Helens For most who attend athletic events at St. Helens High…
Apr 04, 2014

Column: OSAA badly in need of five classes

by John William Howard
As I was just a freshman at the time the current six-class system was adopted by the Oregon School Activities Association, I don't have a whole lot of personal memories to bank on when it comes…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Sophomore Sage Harrison's run in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a three-run rally to take down Central 9-8 in dramatic fashion.
Apr 03, 2014

Softball: Indians win walk-off

by John William Howard
Three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning spur Scappoose past Central 9-8 There's one thing for sure, they've certainly got enough experience in close games. Scappoose pulled off another…