Next step in CZ trail saga

Next step in CZ trail saga

Chapman Landing, train tunnel in future developments It can be difficult to imagine the Columbia...

Local soccer players make 'Impact' in Aloha

Local soccer players make 'Impact' in Aloha

Eleanor Jones scores game-winner in border clash final For a handful of local soccer standouts,...

Parents seek transparency from Scappoose

Parents seek transparency from Scappoose

District received a tort claim notice on May 1, following no formal response to a letter sent in...

Kyle Ruege blossoms in summer league for Lions

Kyle Ruege blossoms in summer league for Lions

Incoming senior hopes to lead St. Helens out of nine-year state playoff drought and earn...


Columbia County's Sports

July 03, 2015

Little League district tournament dates announced

by John William Howard
July has arrived, which means little league fields around the area will soon be alive with district tournaments. Scappoose Little League will host the 9-10 District 1 Tournament, which is one of…
July 02, 2015

St. Helens chooses FieldTurf for football construction

by John William Howard
Construction of the new artificial turf field at St. Helens High School may be just around the corner, as the project is expected to take a big step in the coming week, according to district…
July 02, 2015

St. Helens' Sydney Nett named Scholar All-American

by John William Howard
Sydney Nett, the former captain of the St. Helens girls soccer team who is heading to Oregon Institute of Technology in the fall, was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of…
July 02, 2015

Scappoose Alumni Association hosts golf tournament

by John William Howard
A golf tournament will be held on July 31 at Wildwood Golf Course benefiting Scappoose's Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The cost is $250 for a team of four players, or $65 for an…
June 26, 2015

Scappoose audit searching for Title IX gender discrimination

by John William Howard
District receives letters alleging gender discrimination Scappoose School District is in the midst of a self-audit with the goal of being sure it's providing equal opportunity to both boys and…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - A sportfishing boat powers down the Columbia River near Trestle Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials don't expect the drought -- especially the warm river temperatures -- to hit the Columbia River as hard as the smaller tributaries because of the size and depth of the waterway.  Warm weather shifted the spring salmon run to earlier in the year, and could affect runs throughout the year.
June 26, 2015

Columbia fishing likely to escape worst of drought

by John William Howard
Columbia should stay cool for fish througout the summer It's no secret that we're in for a warm summer: the ground is a little drier, weather is a little hotter and the rivers are a little…
June 25, 2015

OSAA takes national step forward in football player safety

by John William Howard
The Oregon School Activities Association is making big strides for the safety of football players over the next two seasons, according to a release by the OSAA on Tuesday, June 23. The…
June 23, 2015

4A All-State baseball and softball teams: Scappoose

by John William Howard
Scappoose baseball, softball snag 10 honors Thanks to a pair of impressive seasons, Scappoose baseball and softball are raking in the all-state honors — including Class 4A baseball Coach of the…
June 23, 2015

Racing: April Zimmerman wins destruction derby at River City…

by John William Howard
Next weekend of races set for Saturday, July 11 UPDATE: June 27 races have been cancelled due to an excessive heat advisory. Racing will resume on July 11. April Zimmerman won a four-car…
New St. Helens wrestling coach Joe Mauck.
June 23, 2015

St. Helens goes in-house to steady wrestling program

by John William Howard
Joe Mauck, woodshop teacher, named new wrestling coach The Lions had a clear goal in mind when conducting the search for a new head wrestling coach: find someone in-house. And when St. Helens…

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JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - 'Doc' Ackerson Stadium in St. Helens is due for an upgrade, which will be the first artificial turf field in Columbia County. The development came on the heals of a push to build a soccer-specific stadium, one which was funded entirely through grants, by FC Columbia County. The grants fell through this spring, meaning the club will have to wait another year.
Jun 18, 2015

Club soccer on the move; artificial turf plans on hold

by John William Howard
Grant funding for soccer-specific facility falls through The last year for FC Columbia County serves as a stark reminder that dreams rarely take an expected path. The last nine months,…
Jun 16, 2015

Chase Johnson, North team win All-Stars Championship

by John William Howard
Johnson scores 14, grabs 12 boards in first game Chase Johnson's high school career is full of superlatives, including all-league and all-tournament honors — and the 2015 4A state title, which…
Jun 16, 2015

Racing: Destruction derby set for June 20 at River City

by John William Howard
Gates open at 2 p.m., time trials at 2:30, racing at 5 This time is for sure: Saturday, June 20 will be the first of two demolition derbies at River City Speedway. The event will feature…
Jun 15, 2015

FC Columbia County girls win Soccer in the Sand tournament in…

by John William Howard
Stage is set for a run at nationals Once again, a champion at Seaside's Soccer in the Sand tournament hails from Columbia County. The FC Columbia County U-17 squad beat Eastside Timbers'…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Left to right: Paiten Strade, Emily Nollette, Kaylee Wegner and Tierra Ramsay will play a big role in St. Helens girls' basketball next season. Nollette was named to the USA Junior Nationals program on Wednesday.
Jun 12, 2015

St. Helens' Emily Nollette selected to USA Junior Nationals…

by John William Howard
Nollette will participate in an Ohio tournament in July In the space of a few short months, the basketball life of St. Helens' Emily Nollette has been turned upside down. On Wednesday, Nollette…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose piles on pitcher Owen Fortney, celebrating the fourth state title in program history after defeating Henley 11-6 at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.
Jun 06, 2015

Baseball: Scappoose smokes Henley in state title game

by John William Howard
Scappoose jumps on Henley early, wins title 11-6 KEIZER – The Indians' story is one of those who dared to dream: a rag-tag underdog matched up with Goliath. And last Saturday morning at…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Tribe senior Robby Backus receives the scorching end of a rocket throw from right field, courtesy of junior JD Wack, in the bottom of the fifth inning. Backus made the tag at home plate, helping to hold Gladstone scoreless in the Class 4A semifinals.
Jun 04, 2015

Indians realize impossible dream in finals berth

by John William Howard
Handful of seniors have a chance for two state titles this season The waning moments of Tuesday's showdown with Gladstone were extra special for one Scappoose senior. Robby Backus will graduate…
Jun 03, 2015

Preview: Scappoose, Henley to square off in baseball title game

by John William Howard
Henley looking for third consecutive championship On Saturday morning, Scappoose will have the opportunity to do something no baseball team has done in the history of Oregon high school…
JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose celebrates as one, moments after closing out the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Gladstone 2-0 for a spot in Saturday's state title game in Salem.
Jun 02, 2015

Baseball: Owen Fortney pitches Scappoose back to the finals

by John William Howard
Scappoose beats Gladstone 2-0 in the 4A baseball semifinals GLADSTONE – Two outs down and runners on first and third, Scappoose's Owen Fortney stepped off the mound for a moment, surveyed his…
Jun 02, 2015

NW Oregon Conference and Cowapa League postseason roundup, June 2

by John William Howard
Both leagues have teams still alive in the semifinals The NW Oregon Conference and Cowapa League has a team in the semifinals in both baseball and softball, including today's match up between…