Boys soccer: Championship aspirations

Boys soccer: Championship aspirations

After reaching the finals four times in five years, the Bulldogs once again have a state title...

Volleyball: Senior strong Buckaroos ready to make playoff push

Volleyball: Senior strong Buckaroos ready to make playoff push

With seven seniors, St. Paul features one of the most experienced volleyball teams in the...

Football: Fall season has arrived

Football: Fall season has arrived

Season-opening jamborees allow teams to get a sneak preview of the start of the fall season The...

Volleyball: Kennedy retools after losing a strong senior class

Volleyball: Kennedy retools after losing a strong senior class

The 2015 volleyball season will be one of transition for the Kennedy Trojans, as the team seeks...


Woodburn Area's Sports

PHIL HAWKINS - Anilene Arevalo is one of three senior team captains who have stepped up to lead the team this season, said head coach Eve Castro.
September 02, 2015

Girls soccer: Woodburn ready for bounce-back year

by Phil Hawkins
The story of this year’s Woodburn girls soccer team began last November after the Bulldogs played their final game of the 2014 regular season. Woodburn went 3-9-1 last fall, finishing out of the…
September 02, 2015

Cross country: Huskies' Barrow could challenge for league title

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Mark Valentine Graduated seniors: Elbert Giron, Klayton Pippert, Derek Terwilliger Returning impact players: Colin Barrow 2014 recap: The Huskies didn’t field enough athletes to warrant a…
PHIL HAWKINS - Junior Sami Pine returns after leading the Huskies in goals last season.
September 02, 2015

Huskies look to kickstart offense this year

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Ben Bonser 2014 record: 3-9-1 overall, (2-7-1 Oregon West Conference) Graduated seniors: Hannah Schweighardt, Marisa Jones, Cheyanna Laursen, Jensen Karn Returning impact players: Sami…
September 02, 2015

North Marion volleyball nets its first win of 2015

by Phil Hawkins
The North Marion volleyball team split their first two games of the season last week, giving first-time head coach Alexa Powell her first career win on Saturday against the Springfield Millers.…
PHIL HAWKINS - 2014 District Champion Adrian Parra is among a short list of candidates who could challenge for the 2015 2A state title in November.
September 02, 2015

Kennedy runners poised for repeat success at state

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Steve Ritchie Graduated seniors: Lauren Stokley, Jerome Gillain Returning impact athletes: Kaylin Cantu, Adrian Parra, Noe Jines 2014 recap: One couldn’t ask for much more from the…
September 02, 2015

Aug. 27 prep results

by Phil Hawkins
Volleyball Non-conference (2A) Kennedy 3, (3A) Salem Academy 2 Kennedy (1-0) Salem Academy (0-1) *** (5A) The Dalles 3, (4A) North Marion 0 27-25; 25-17; 25-22 The Dalles (1-0) North Marion (0-1)
PHIL HAWKINS - Junior receiver 3J Contreras will factor largely into Woodburn's offense this year as the only returning Bulldog with all-conference honors.
August 26, 2015

Football: Dogs revamp offense for fall season

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn will run a spread option playbook under new offensive coordinator Woodburn football head coach Nick Federico is excited, and not merely because the start of the 2015 season is just…
JO WHEAT - North Marion tailback Brian Westman (left) receives a handoff from quarterback Tanner Scanlan.
August 26, 2015

Football: Huskies seek return to playoffs after one-year absence

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Doug Bilodeau (fourth year) 2014 record: 3-5 overall (2-3 Oregon West Conference) 2014 recap: After starting the season with a pair of non-conference losses to Banks and eventual 4A…
August 26, 2015

Football: New head coach retools stagnant Gervais offense

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Josh Crawford 2014 record: 1-8 (1-6 PacWest Conference) 2014 recap: The Cougars had a rough go of things in their first season playing in the PacWest Conference. Gervais won just one game…
PHIL HAWKINS - Junior tailback Bishop Mitchell is one of many offensive threats behind the line for Kennedy this year.
August 26, 2015

Football: Kennedy wants to challenge for league title

by Phil Hawkins
Already in one of the most difficult 2A conferences in the state, the Kennedy football team’s margin for error got much smaller this season. The Trojans were the third and final team from the…

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PHIL HAWKINS - Naomi Saalfeld
Aug 26, 2015

Gervais looks to improve upon successful 2014 volleyball season

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Andrea Belleque (first year) 2014 record: 8-15 overall (6-6 PacWest Conference) 2014 recap: After going winless in 2013, the Cougars enjoyed a bounce-back season last fall and nearly…
Aug 26, 2015

Lopez, Fackrell lead Woodburn cross country team

by Phil Hawkins
Coach: Carlos Menezes (second year) 2014 recap: Senior Julio Olmos and sophomore Gustavo Lopez each placed among the top 10 finishers at the district championship, helping the Woodburn boys team…
PHIL HAWKINS - Returning 4 Player of the Year Dennis Zapata set a school record by scoring 25 goals last season.
Aug 26, 2015

North Marion soccer team prepares to defend state championship

by Phil Hawkins
The North Marion boys soccer team is entering the fall season in a place it’s never been before — defending champions. The Huskies are nine months removed from an incredible run through the…
COURTESY PHOTO ST. PAUL SCHOOL DISTRICT - Don Kunkel, business teacher at St. Paul is now also cross country coach.
Aug 19, 2015

Cross country: St. Paul looks within to find new coach

by Phil Hawkins
Business teacher Don Kunkel is excited to succeed former running coach Jess Turner this season Drawn to St. Paul by the opportunity to teach in a small school, business teacher Don Kunkel was…
SETH GORDON - Senior quarterback Carson Smith fires a pass during the Bucks annual preseason camp. The Bucks went 7-2 in their first season in 2A a year ago, but were kept out of the playoffs after losing the tiebreaker with fellow third-place finisher Kennedy.
Aug 19, 2015

Football: Fall season starts early for Buckaroos

by Phil Hawkins
The St. Paul football team was one of many high school programs around the region to host athletic camps last week Although fall practice began for all high school athletic programs on Monday,…
COURTESY PHOTO: WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP - King of the Valley winner Kenny Jones holds aloft his trophy at the Woodburn Dragstrip on Aug. 9.
Aug 19, 2015

Dragstrip: Jones wins big at Thunder Truck Drags

by Phil Hawkins
Kenny Jones, of Wilbur, claimed the Lucas Oil Big Rig King of the Valley award for the second year in a row at the 37th annual Lucas Oil Products Thunder Truck Drags at the Woodburn Dragstrip…
FILE PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Soccer saw the largest jump in participation last year among high school boys with more than 15,000 additional
Aug 19, 2015

High school sports participation increases for 26th straight year

by Woodburn Independent
The number of participants in high school sports increased for the 26th consecutive year in 2014-15 – topping the 7.8 million mark for the first time – according to the annual High School…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Central Catholic High senior Brady Breeze and the Rams will chase a third consecutive Class 6A  championship in 2015.
Aug 17, 2015

Check out our new 'PREP FOOTBALL' tab

by Miles Vance
The new feature will allow web readers to see all our coverage of high school football There hasn’t been one kickoff yet. Not one pass thrown, tackle made or helmet knocked against another in…
Aug 12, 2015

Annual Hoopla basketball tourney attracts teams around the region

by Phil Hawkins
The 2015 Oregon National Guard Hoopla had its biggest showing in 17 years of competition in Salem. The annual three-on-three basketball tournament featured more than 900 teams of all ages and…
Aug 12, 2015

Woodburn youth soccer camp

by Phil Hawkins
Woodburn High School varsity boys soccer coach Stan Baker will host a youth camp for athletes age 7-to-11 in August. The camp is based on the Spanish training model of providing a purposeful…



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