Sophomore Levi Norton takes quarterback role in St. Helens

Sophomore Levi Norton takes quarterback role in St. Helens

Norton may not be as speedy as Gage Bumgardner, but he's got a strong arm and is more than...

Tribe begins full football practice

Tribe begins full football practice

Joey Krupsky will take over as the team's starting quarterback For those familiar with the 2013...

New St. Helens boys soccer coach plans to stick around

New St. Helens boys soccer coach plans to stick around

Opperman, a St. Helens resident of 14 years, will "stay here as long as they want me." Nearly 50...

Take me out to the ball game: Hops baseball a home run for family fun

Take me out to the ball game: Hops baseball a home run for family fun

Hillsboro Hops have brought professional baseball back to the Portland area, and they don't plan...

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August 22, 2014

Opinion: Concerned parents can always sit in on practice

by John William Howard
Refrain from passing judgement until the upcoming trial, and show up to practice - you'll discover that there's nothing to worry about When the news about former St. Helens soccer coach Ryoma…
August 22, 2014

Russell wins again, takes Sportsman Division lead

by John William Howard
Justin "Bud" Russell wins for the second week in a row to take a lead in the Sportsman Division at River City Speedway Whatever slump might have been ailing the two-time defending Sportsman…
August 22, 2014

No new info on Ajisawa arrests, relay fills streets, Columbia…

by John William Howard
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has decided to withhold further information regarding the arrest of former St. Helens High School soccer coach Ryoma Ajisawa until his hearing on Aug. 25.…
Photo Credit: ODFW - A hunter holds up his catch, a ring-necked pheasant, during a hunting workshop near Medford in 2008. The ODFW will host workshops on Sauvie Island in September.
August 15, 2014

Hunting, Fishing workshops offered on Sauvie Island

by Spotlight Newspaper
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, in an effort to boost falling sportsman numbers, will offer beginning hunting workshops in several areas across the state It's a classic in the Norman…
Ryoma Ajisawa
August 14, 2014

Child porn charges put former St. Helens soccer coach behind bars

by John William Howard
Ryoma Ajisawa, who coached the Lions for three seasons, is in the custody of the Washington County Sheriff's Office Former St. Helens High School soccer coach Ryoma Ajisawa has been arrested on…
August 14, 2014

Lions go local for new boys' soccer coach

by John William Howard
Local the perfect direction for St. Helens boys' soccer coaching find After nearly eight months of waiting, the St. Helens boys will finally have a head coach for their soccer program, and just…
Though it will only be used about half as much as the other five courses chosen, McCormick has a chance to be a part of history: the first ever professional disc golf world championships in Portland.
August 08, 2014

Disc Golf World Championships will visit St. Helens park

by John William Howard
The PDGA World Championships will be at McCormick Park on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday For most, Frisbee golf is a fun, relaxing activity between friends: throw a Frisbee around for a couple of…
Matt Morgan
August 08, 2014

Matt Morgan takes over as St. Helens AD, ramps up search for…

by John William Howard
With practices around the corner for the fall soccer season, new St. Helens Athletics Director Matt Morgan sees finding a boys' soccer coach as his top priority Sitting amidst the balmy…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - A hill looms behind the basket marking the fifth hole at the McCormick Park Disc Golf Course in St. Helens. Coming down the hill presents a birdie possibility, but get ready to make up for it on a difficult hole number six.
August 08, 2014

McCormick Park's rugged woodland course makes for difficult…

by John William Howard
Of the six courses over five locations chosen to host the 2014 PDGA World Championships, none are so new and so rugged as the course at McCormick Park in St. Helens. Originally approved by the…
August 08, 2014

FC Columbia County wins Cowlitz, Locals get all-star win,…

by John William Howard
Local club soccer makes name in Cowlitz FC Columbia County's name is beginning to spread well outside of the county line – and the state, for that matter. One team in particular will have a new…

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Ariel Viera will be featured on September 28 in a home game at Merlo Field against the Washington Huskies. Tickets start at just $8.
Aug 07, 2014

Ariel Viera: home grown soccer star at University of Portland

by John William Howard
Scappoose graduate Ariel Viera highlights a new promotion from the Pilots focusing on local players and an intensely local fanbase It's been a little under two years since Ariel Viera – dubbed…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Bud Russell topped the Sportsman Division on August 2nd, winning the division for the first time since May 31. Russell is the two-time defending Sportsman Division champion.
Aug 06, 2014

Russell snaps dry spell, wins first Sportsman main race since May

by John William Howard
Just a few weekends of racing remains before the championships The month of August has already been kind to River City ‘vet Bud Russell. Russell finally broke his slump in the Sportsman Division…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - The sun sets over Grey Cliffs Waterfront Park as seen from the western edge of Sand Island. The island is only accessable by boat, something that changed during a short city-sponsored ferry experiment in 2008 that led to overcrowding, alcohol abuse and violence.
Aug 01, 2014

Adventuring on Sand Island

by John William Howard
Other than $160,000 for a new pair of bathrooms, Sand Island will remain an isolated, and unique city park Sitting a few hundred yards from the shoreline in St. Helens, Sand Island been an…
Photo Credit: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Mike Crase rounds the first turn in the lead of the Street Stock Division on Saturday.
Aug 01, 2014

Demolition derby draws crowds to River City

by John William Howard
Dan Smith leads Sportsman Division, Greg Lane has all but sewn up the Mini-Sprints title If the races on July 26 are any testament, Bud Russell will fight tooth and nail to hang on and defend…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED BY ANGIE PARKS - Derek Badger (left) and David Parks will be represending St. Helens as part of Team America's visit to Italy in August. The team is made up of players from across the United States.
Jul 31, 2014

Team America takes two from St. Helens for baseball tour of Italy

by John William Howard
Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence on Italian itenerary for USA Baseball hopefuls Most kids spends their summers heading to the river and taking a swim, building tree forts and playing ball in the…
Jul 31, 2014

Indians take second in summer league baseball tournament

by John William Howard
Scappoose falls 10-2 to Gladstone in the championship game A fantastic summer league baseball season finally came to a close for Scappoose on July 27, falling in the championship game of the…
Jul 31, 2014

East-West Shrine game roster, Scappoose football dates,…

by The Spotlight
Five local athletes selected for All-Star football game The western team's roster in Oregon's 62nd annual East-West All-Star football game will be thick with local athletes. The match up, which…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Scappoose resident Dave Weston takes a spill off his bull during competition on Saturday night.
Jul 25, 2014

Buckin' Crazy: Scappoose man badly injured, recovering from wild…

by John Howard
Dave Weston picks up broken nose, ribs, punctured lung on July 19 When Scappoose resident Dave Weston hopped on a bull for the first time three years ago, it was a lifelong dream and something…
by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Matthew Binam (294) of St. Helens leads Mason Iverson and Jaden Dey (126) in the novice race on July 19. Races of all ages come out to events, as well as use the McCormick Park track during the week.
Jul 25, 2014

Columbia River BMX continues growth, memorial race day

by John William Howard
Phil Barlow memorial race is this Saturday For several years in the late 2000s, the small patch of ground near the entrance of McCormick Park was nothing more than some oddly-shaped bumps in the…
Jul 25, 2014

NICH|SOCCER club looks to supplement growing soccer culture

by John William Howard
Nicholas Heffernan's Aloha-based club gives local athletes extra options FC Columbia County is no longer the only soccer club in the area headed by an Englishman. Nicholas Heffernan, head girls'…