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SHS WreStling Coach speak: Jim Jones, 13th year The Tillamook Cheesemakers edged Scappoose for a Region I championship last season. This year, the Indians are looking to exact a bit of revenge. According to SHS coach Jim Jones, there’s a pretty good chance that both the Cowapa League title and the Region I title will be a battle between the Cheesemakers and the Indians. “I think depending how things shake out, I think us and Tillamook will be strong at regionals. Estacada might do well too,” Jones said. With a strong group of Region I place-winners returning to the Tribe lineup this year (see right), Jones thinks Scappoose has a shot at topping Tillamook. “Our team goal is to win district, win regional, beat Tillamook and win a trophy at state. A trophy at state is a lofty goal, but I feel we have a shot at getting a trophy,” he said. In order to make those trophy dreams a reality, the Indians will need to spread out their lineup. Jones said currently there is a lot of talent bunched up between 145160 pounds, while some of the lower weight classes don’t have as many wrestlers. “We need to try and fill in there, get the young guys confident and ready for districts,” Jones said. Based on what he’s seen during the first two weeks of practice, Jones has every reason to believe the team will develop nicely throughout the season. “It’s a quality group of kids. Practices have been smooth, very focused. The work ethic has been very good,” Jones said. In addition to the half-dozen wrestlers Scappoose sent to last year’s state meet, there are plenty of new additions ready to punch themselves a ticket this year. Jones said sophomore Braxton Sue should have an even better season this year now that he weighs 106 pounds. Last year, Jones said, Sue wrestled at 106 (the lowest OSAA weight class) while weighing only 96 pounds. Jones said Tyson Broadbent, and Logan Brooks have both improved from a season ago. Cody Erhardt and Steven Wells have both looked good thus far in practice, Jones said. Freshmen Zach Gadbois and Clayton Dietz should both contribute during their debut seasons at the high school level as well.

Senior Hunter Hoyt is one of several tough wrestlers in the Scappoose lineup between 145-160 pounds.

returning State Qualifiers Isaiah Goodrich sr 1st place, 170 lbs (2012-13) 2nd place, 160 lbs (11-12) Taylor Walden sr 3rd place, 126 lbs (2012-13) 4th place, 113 lbs (11-12) 2nd place, 103 (10-11) Devin Ray jr 2nd place, 220 lbs (2012-13) 4th place, 220 lbs (11-12) Hunter Hoyt sr 3rd place, 145 lbs Johnathan Tardif jr 3rd place, 160 lbs Ben Gadbois jr 3rd place, 132 lbs Results from Region I Championship Meet

2012-13 region i results

Junior Devin Ray will be looking to make his third straight trip to the 4A State Championship Meet this season.

Tillamook Scappoose Estacada North Marion Gladstone Molalla Y-C Astoria Banks Seaside

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Conference breakdown Four Region I teams are ranked in The OWF’s top 10 preseason rankings, with Scappoose ranked tenth. The three teams ahead of Scappoose are Tillamook (fifth), Estacada (seventh) and North Marion (eighth). Those were the top four teams at last year’s regional competition, and SHS coach Jim Jones said there’s a good shot things will shake out close to the same this year near the top. Scappoose’s loss of Kurt Mode – who moved back to Crook County – will leave an opening in the lower weight classes. However, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about Scappoose’s chances of returning to the state meet. Three Indians – senior Isaiah Goodrich, senior Taylor Walden and junior Devin Ray – have wrestled at multiple state meets. Walden is looking to return to state for a fourth time this season.



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SHHS BOYS BASKETBALL Coach speak: Jerry Allen, 3rd year By the numbers There will be a new look to the St. Helens Lions boys basketball team this year. Last year’s Lions’ squad featured a senior class that had played a lot of time at the varsity level dating back to its sophomore season. That means there will be a lot of minutes to go around to new faces this season. When asked which youngsters look poised to step up, SHHS coach Jerry Allen said it was hard to tell at this point. One spot on the floor the Lions appear to be set is at the point guard position, where senior Tanner Long is a two-time All-League selection. He should be among the top players at the position in the Northwest Oregon Conference this season. Senior Corey West emerged as an offensive weapon late in the season last year, leading the team in scoring four times. Both West and senior Gage Bumgardner will see their responsibilities increase this season. They will be looked at to play in the post this season. Height is an area St. Helens isn’t particularly gifted. “We have some size, but not a lot that’s played varsity,” Allen said. Long, West and Bumgardner are part of another big senior class, albeit one without a ton of experience. The senior group’s leadership will be key in determining how successful the season will be for the Lions. “We need the seniors to give the younger guys confidence, need senior leadership,” Allen said. A big part of providing leadership will be making sure the team takes on an aggressive attitude. “If we play aggressive and tough, I’m not concerned with the wins. I’m concerned with how we’re competing. Are we stepping on the court and competing night-in and night-out? The wins will come,” Allen said. Through the first two weeks of practice, he said the progress had been coming along. “They’re working really hard, listening. The young kids are adjusting to the pace, the speed of the game,” Allen said.

Top returning scorers from the 2012-13 season

Tanner Long 8.92 points per game Corey West 5.72 points per game Gage Bumgardner 2.24 points per game

Senior Devon Jewett, left, and junior Ryne Poorman will compete for time in the St. Helens’ backcourt.

Conference breakdown St. Helens coach Jerry Allen said Parkrose could be the surprise of the league this season. The Broncos were 2-12 in league play last season, finishing in last place. But Allen said they could end up near the top of the NWOC this season. “Parkrose should be good, got a couple transfers in, have a

sophomore that is good,” Allen said. He said Wilsonville has historically had a good program and doesn’t figure that to change this season. Sandy and Liberty also have Allen’s attention based on what those schools return from a season ago. “Our league is gonna be good. We have quality coaches from

SHHS Boys Basketball continued on Page B6 Conference breakdown


Scappoose lost a lot of talent from last year’s team, but reigning Coach of the Year Rahim Tufts believes the road to a Cowapa League Championship runs through Scappoose. “This year I think it’s a toss-up. Obviously, I’m biased: I think we’re gonna win. I think we’re gonna get a title, but it’s not gonna be easy,” Tufts said. He pointed to Tillamook returning two All-League players, as well as a lights-out shooter from the Cheesemakers’ JV team last year. Seaside returns the bulk of its lineup intact. Banks will be led by athletic senior Garrett Markham as it looks to improve on a winless campaign a season ago. “Everybody has weapons,” Tufts said. “It’s gonna be a dogfight. We’re gonna win, but it’s not gonna be easy. I’m really confident in our guys’ work ethic to get better.”

Coach speak: Rahim Tufts, 3rd year Owners of the last two Cowapa League basketball championships, the Scappoose Indians figure they may as well make it three in a row during the 2013-14 season. Although the Tribe lost a lot of production to graduation in June, coach Rahim Tufts said there are plenty of guys waiting in the wings to pick up where the 2012-13 group left off. “This being my third year, guys have been running the system, running the stuff. They ran it all summer,” Tufts said. “After the third or fourth day, the coaches looked at each other and we’re like ‘Wow, we’re ahead of where we were last year four days in.’ We’re excited about it.” The coach said a trio of seniors that saw some varsity action last year – Taylor Loss, Tracy Scruggs and Mitch Davis – has assumed leadership roles on the team. Those three are joined by three other seniors: Isaiah O’Brien, Will Sprute and Sam

top to bottom,” Allen said. As far as where he sees his Lions fitting in among the NWOC’s hierarchy, Allen was hesitant to make a prediction this early in the season. If the core group of Lions show the same resolve they did on the football field this fall, it’s safe to say they’ll be toward the upper half come February.

Margheim on this year’s roster. Tufts said junior posts Chase Johnson and Ethan Marcantonio both look significantly improved from last year. At 6-9 (Marcantonio) and 6-4 (Johnson), they should provide an interior presence for the Indians. “(Johnson) is just relentless crashing the boards, defending, just everything. Ethan too. They’ve both improved a lot,” Tufts said. The improvement shown by Johnson and Marcantonio is part of a team-wide trend. Tufts said it was clear from an early shirtsand-skins practice that his players have been dedicated to improving over the offseason, particularly in the weight room with strength coach Joe Nowlin. “Coach Nowlin, we have to give him a lot of credit. He really pushes those guys to become better athletes, to become faster, stronger. Every sports program benefits from that,” Tufts said.

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Junior Chase Johnson, a 6-4 post, should help anchor Scappoose’s frontcourt.

Mitch Davis 5.83 points per game Taylor Loss 2.96 points per game Tracy Scruggs 1.61 points per game

Returning All-Stars Rahim Tufts Coach of the Year

2012-13 Standings Scappoose Y-C Astoria Seaside Tillamook Banks

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SHHS GIRLS BASKETBALL Coach speak: Billy McKinney, 3rd year With several contributors returning from last year’s squad, the 2013-14 St. Helens Lions girls basketball team is looking to improve on its 8-16 season. In his third year as head coach, Billy McKinney is excited for the upcoming season. He thinks this team’s combination of speed and size will pay big dividends. That combo, McKinney said, should disrupt the opposing team’s transition game. “We have some tall, lanky kids that can get up the floor,” he said. It’s not just flat-out foot speed either; this group is also quick. During a preseason practice drill, defenders were actively hopping in and out of passing lanes disrupting the offense. That activity on the defensive end should create plenty of turnovers and fastbreak opportunities for this group of Lions. With speedsters Nicole Harcourt and Rianne Tupper in the backcourt, that could equate to several easy lay-ins. Both of those two players saw plenty of time last season, as did seniors Brittney Bartolomucci, Kennen Hembree, Jessica Amick and Lucy KyleMilward. The Lions lost their two top scorers from a season ago in Jillian Ross and Michelle Sass, but with Tupper, Bartolomucci and Harcourt, they have three of their top five back this year. Also bringing varsity experience are junior Bella Roth and sophomores Anika Bingaman and Lydia Reardon. McKinney said sophomore Emily Nolette should factor into the rotation this season as well.

Senior guard Nicole Harcourt will look to push the tempo for St. Helens this season.

Conference breakdown

After an undefeated NWOC season a year ago, the reigning league champion Milwaukie Mustangs have several holes to fill in their lineup, making a repeated run at the title a challenge. Liberty and Parkrose look like they might be in the best position to contend for a title, although there could be quite a bit of parity in the conference this season. After finishing last season on a nine-game losing skid, St. Helens will look to improve on its two-win league season. The key to the Lions’ ability to do that will be playing hard-nosed defense, converting fast-break opportunities and limiting their turnovers.

By the numbers

2012-13 Standings

Top returning scorers from the 2012-13 season

Milwaukie Liberty Parkrose Wilsonville Sherwood Putnam St. Helens Sandy

Rianne Tupper 6.46 points per game Nicole Harcourt 4.88 points per game Brittney Bartolomucci 3.60 points per game

Senior post Lucy Kyle-Milward is one of several returning Lions with varsity experience.

22-4, 14-0 15-11, 12-2 12-11, 9-5 10-13, 7-7 7-16, 6-8 6-17, 4-10 8-16, 2-12 4-19, 2-12

SHS GIRLS BASKETBALL Coach speak: David Spirlin, 1st year An experienced nucleus of nine seniors will lead the Scappoose High School girls basketball team into the 2013-14 campaign. That includes the bulk of the production from last year’s squad, which had only two seniors. Although the team will be full of experience, the group is still adapting to the Tribe’s third head coach during their four years in school. David Spirlin is heading the program this year following Kevin Buse’s one-year stint. Spirlin has been coaching at various levels in California, Oregon and Washington for the last three decades. His basketball philosophy is rooted in his years of experience. “My philosophy is we can always outwork other teams. You can always outwork the other team no matter the talent level,” Spirlin said. “That’s something I learned in high school: You can’t do anything about talent but you can always outwork someone. That’s been my mentality ever since I’ve been coaching back in the ’80s. If you just outwork the opponent, if you do that, everything will come out fine.” To that end, Spirlin’s team will put forth a lot of effort on the defensive end of the floor in particular. He said he plans to vary the team’s defensive sets, but not the mindset. “My philosophy is we’re just gonna get after you,” he said. On offense, Spirlin said he’s excited about the

range of talent he’s inherited. “We have some height, we have some post players. We have some kids that are pretty quick. We have a couple girls that can actually shoot the threes. I’m really excited that we can be well-rounded,” Spirlin said. “We have a little bit of everything. I gotta take advantage especially of the post play, gotta get the ball inside and work inside-out.” Scoring the ball shouldn’t be an issue. Posts Abby Kessi and Brittany Catlow and guard Lacey Updike combined to score more than half of the Tribe’s points last season. Fellow seniors Jenny Vardanega, Haley Wight, Lexi Courtney and Morgan MacInnis also played plenty of minutes in 2012-13. Spirlin warned it may take a little while for the Indians to fully grasp his offensive concepts. But when they finally do, he thinks SHS fans will like what they see. “It’s a work in progress. I can see the potential. Once it clicks we’re gonna be pretty good. We just gotta get there. Hopefully it won’t take too long. I’m throwing a lot of new stuff at the girls. They’re very receptive to it,” he said. If all goes as planned, the girls will need to be receptive to extending their season a little longer than they have the last couple seasons. “We want to have a fourth quarter in March,” Spirlin said.

champs, there’s no clear-cut successor to the throne at this point. Yamhill-Carlton, Seaside, Astoria and Scappoose all have All-League players returning to the court this season. First-year SHS coach David Spirlin plans to turn a few heads once league play gets

By the numbers Top returning scorers from the 2012-13 season Abby Kessi Lacey Updike Brittany Catlow 9.11 points per game 8.11 points per game 7.00 points per game

Returning All-Stars Abby Kessi sr All-League Jenny Vardanega sr HM

2012-13 Standings

Conference breakdown Once again, the Banks Braves look to be the odds-on favorite to take home a Cowapa League title. Banks was undefeated through 10 league games last year. Despite losing seven seniors off that team, the Braves return several players as well. While it’s no guarantee the Braves will repeat as league

Senior guard Lacey Updike, center, can create off the dribble or score from long range.

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Coach speak: Bill Rash, 8th year The numbers are down a little bit from where they’ve been in the past few years for the St. Helens Lions swim team, but the expectations are not. While Lion coach Bill Rash admits the team has lost some “pretty big guns” to graduation in Devon Brady, Jared Houghtelling and Emily Spears, there’s still plenty of reason to be optimistic about the squad’s prospects for the 201314 season. The girls bring back a lot of talented swimmers with a lot of varsity experience. “The girls should be pretty good, could be in the top three,” Rash said. The girls will be led by the likes of Brook Hopkins, Jackie Prevish, Patience Marshall, Tori Edwards, Johanna Parkhurst and Ashley Stewart – all of whom contributed points at last season’s district meet. “Brook Hopkins is pretty versatile. Jackie Prevish is out, her sister Jenny is out for the first time this year,” Rash said. Another Prevish – Jonathan – will help solidify the boys’ team. Rash said he has looked good in practice thus far, and that

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Returning All-Stars Brook Hopkins jr 2nd team (12-13) Honorable mention (11-12) Jackie Prevish jr 2nd team (12-13) Honorable mention (11-12) Jacob Zartman sr 2nd team (12-13) Honorable mention (11-12) Jonathan Prevish jr 2nd team (12-13) 1st team (11-12) Tori Edwards sr Honorable mention (12-13, 11-12) 2nd team (10-11) Patience Marshall sr 2nd team Cameron Lein so 2nd team Amy Sumsion so Honorable mention Johanna Parkhurst sr Honorable mention (12-13, 11-12) Ashley Stewart sr Honorable mention (12-13, 11-12) Lauren Chambers sr Honorable mention Dillon Swatski so Honorable mention

Conference breakdown St. Helens coach Bill Rash is confident both of his teams will be in the upper half of the Northwest Oregon Conference. While it’s far too early to make assumptions, he allowed the girls could be in the conversation for a second-place finish. The league title, he said, looks to be Sandy’s. “The Sandy girls are probably unbeatable,” Rash said. In addition to having an array of All-League swimmers back, the Pioneers gained a big-time freshman as well. “They gained an Olympic qualifier,” Rash said. On the boys side, Rash said the title race could be a shootout between Parkrose and Sherwood, with St. Helens and Liberty possibly figuring into the mix as well.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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If the first 10 days of practice are any indication, this year’s Scappoose High School swimming team will be posting a lot of fast times. Head coach David Richmond said early time trials have shown the student-athletes are not only ahead of where they were at this time a season ago, but they’re also posting times better than those they had at the end of the season. “The boys medley relay could be pretty good this year. The times are already ahead of last year,” Richmond said, before pointing out that those times did not include starts or turns. “Five guys PRed in the 50 free during the first week of practice,” Richmond said. The only down side of that is that the five swimmers constitutes nearly a quarter of the team: Scappoose has about 22 swimmers out between the boys and girls

teams. Richmond said that of those 22, more than half of them are returners. And the newcomers have shown experience in the pool as well. “Most of the new kids have a good base,” Richmond said. “The new kids have a lot of potential.” They’ll try to build on the lead of experienced varsity swimmers like Sam Herscovitz, Stefany Alvarez, Marry Rotter, Kenny Klippel and Kiara Single. Those five will provide a solid core. Richmond is hopeful the Indians will be able to fill in some of the other spots around those swimmers as well. “We have a lot of second-year kids, so we’re hoping it will be like last year where we built up toward February and got better near the end of the season, districts,” Richmond said.

2012-13 District I Meet (boys)

2012-13 District I Meet (girls)

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Taft Tillamook Scappoose Astoria Seaside Newport Rainier

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Stefany Alvarez jr All League (12-13, 11-12)

Conference breakdown

Sophomore Trace Sweeney aims to improve on a promising freshman campaign.

The Scappoose girls have won four straight Cowapa League titles and they will have their sights set on yet another one. SHS coach David Richmond said Tillamook will provide a challenge in repeating that league title. When it comes to the District Meet, Taft’s girls will also be in the hunt for first place. On the boys side of things, Seaside is a perennial favorite in the Cowapa League. “They always get 20-25 boys out,” Richmond said. When adding in the other District I teams, Scappoose will have to be concerned with Rainier, which has had quite a bit of success in recent years.


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SHHS WRESTLING Coach speak: J.R. Jackson, 1st year Following a disappointing season a year ago, there is hope that an influx of talented freshmen, a new coach and a few key additions elsewhere in the lineup will help turn things around in the St. Helens High School wrestling program. J.R. Jackson is in his first year as head coach and he believes his lineup is deep at nearly every weight class. “We’re strong from 106-152, two to three deep at a lot of different weight classes,� he said. As the season progresses, he expects to see the Lions fill in those upper classes with competent wrestlers as well. Jackson said freshman Colton Albertson looks ready to step into the 220-pound weight class, while a pair of brothers who transferred from Corvallis High School will be forces at heavyweight.

Junior Cody Jackson – J.R.’s son – figures to contend for an individual league title at 120 pounds. He is also new to the SHHS program. Jackson qualified for the 4A state tournament at 106 pounds as a freshman for Scappoose, then missed his sophomore season with a back injury. Jackson said three other talented freshmen should also step right in and contribute to the varsity lineup: Tyler Cooper, Myles Terry and Haidon Allen. A season after the Lions struggled to fill out a lineup for much of the season, numbers don’t seem to be an issue yet. “We’re only gaining kids so far – nobody is quitting,� Jackson said. Of the 34 wrestlers out, all but about a half-dozen are experienced wrestlers. “Pretty pleasantly surprised. We have experienced wrestlers,� Jackson said.

Senior Kip Beebe (facing camera) and freshman Colton Albertson work on takedowns during practice.

Conference breakdown SHHS coach J.R. Jackson said Sandy enters the season as favorites to take home a Northwest Oregon Conference title. But, Jackson said, his Lions should finish in the upper half of the league. “We should have a shot at getting third or fourth. If we

develop throughout the year, we could end up second,� he said. That would be a large step up after St. Helens finished last a season ago. At last season’s district meet, St. Helens entered only 12 wrestlers. Three of them – all of whom have now

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2012-13 NWOC Meet (girls)

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251 Sandy St. Helens 233 Sherwood 189 Wilsonville 180 Parkrose 150 147 Liberty Putnam 46 Milwuakie 2

Parkrose 234 Sherwood 233 Liberty 230 St. Helens 229 Sandy 108 Putnam 83 Wilsonville 39 Milwaukie 28

DeC 6 vS SCappooSe Dec 10 @ madison Dec 13 @ e Dalles DeC 20 vS FRankLin Dec 26-28 @ barlow Tourn.

7:15 pm 7:30 pm 7 pm 7:15 pm Tba

Jan 7 vS CenTenniaL Jan 9 @ Silverton Jan 14 vS LibeRTy Jan 17 @ Sherwood Jan 21 @ milwaukie Jan 24 vS WiLSonviLLe Jan 28 @ putnam Jan 31 vS SanDy

7:15 pm 7 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm

Feb 4 @ Liberty Feb 7 @ parkrose Feb 11 vS SHeRWooD Feb 14 @ Wilsonville Feb 18 vS miLWaukie Feb 20 vS puTnam Feb 25 @ Sandy Feb 28 vS paRkRoSe

7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 p.m. 7:15 pm

SHHS GIRLS BASKETBALL Dec 5 @ Scappoose DeC 10 vS HooD RiveR vaLLey Dec 13 @ e Dalles DeC 17 vS HiLLSboRo Dec 27-29 @ e Dalles Tourn.

7 pm 7 pm 5:30 pm 7:15 pm TbD

Jan 7 @ Sprague Jan 10 vS SiLveRTon Jan 14 @ Liberty Jan 17 vS SHeRWooD Jan 21 vS miLWaukie Jan 24 @ Wilsonville Jan 28 vS puTnam Jan 31 @ Sandy

7 pm 7 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm

Feb 4 vS LibeRTy Feb 7 vS paRkRoSe Feb 11 @ Sherwood Feb 14 vS WiLSonviLLe Feb 18 @ milwaukie Feb 20 @ putnam Feb 25 vS SanDy Feb 28 @ parkrose

7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm 7:15 pm

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SHS BOYS BASKETBALL Dec 6 @ St. Helens DeC 10 vS RooSeveLT Dec 13 @ Wilsonville Dec 17 @ kelso DeC 20 vS Ra LonG DeC 27 vS La SaLLe

7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm

Jan 2-4 @ Sisters Tourn. Jan 7 vS TaFT Jan 10 @ Central Jan 14 @ molalla Jan 17 vS eSTaCaDa Jan 21 vS TiLLamook Jan 24 @ banks Jan 28 @ Seaside Jan 31 vS y-C

Tba 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 7 pm 5:30 pm

Feb 4 @ astoria Feb 7 @ Tillamook Feb 11 vS bankS Feb 14 vS SeaSiDe Feb 18 @ y-C

5:30 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm

SHS GIRLS BASKETBALL DeC 5 vS ST. HeLenS Dec 10 @ Roosevelt Dec 13 @ Gladstone Dec 14 @ Gladstone Dec 16 @ Cascade DeC 18 vS vaLLey CaTHoLiC

7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm

Jan 3 @ La Salle Jan 7 vS TaFT Jan 10 @ Central Jan 14 vS moLaLLa Jan 17 @ estacada Jan 21 vS TiLLamook Jan 24 @ banks Jan 28 @ Seaside Jan 31 vS y-C

7 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm

Feb 4 @ astoria Feb 7 @ Tillamook Feb 11 vS bankS Feb 14 vS SeaSiDe Feb 18 @ y-C Feb 21 vS aSToRia

7 pm 7 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 5:30 pm


SHHS WRESTLING Dec 14 @ n marion Tourn Dec 19 @ Wilsonville Dec 27-28 @ nW Duals

Tba 7 pm Tba

Dec 7 @ estacada Dec 13-14 @ La Grande Tourn. Dec 27-28 @ Westview Duals

Tba Tba Tba

Tanner Long sr 2nd team PG (2012-13) HM PG (11-12) Corey West sr HM post

Jan 3 @ W albany Tourn. Jan 10-11 @ pac Rim Tourn. Jan 16 @ putnam Jan 18 @ Forest Grove Tourn. Jan 23 vS paRkRoSe Jan 25 @ Tigard Tourn. Jan 30 vS LibeRTy

Tba Tba 7 pm Tba 7 pm Tba 7 pm

Jan 4 Home inviTaTionaL Jan 10-11 @ pac Rim Tourn. Jan 17-18 @ oregon Wrestling Classic Jan 24 @ astoria Jan 25 @ Hood River Tourn. Jan 31 @ banks

9 am Tba Tba Tba Tba Tba

2012-13 Standings

Feb 1 @ milwaukie Tourn. Feb 6 @ Sherwood Feb 13 @ Sandy Feb 21-22 nWoC Championships Feb 28, march 1 State Tourn.

Tba 7 pm 7 pm Tba Tba

Feb 7 vS TiLLamook Feb 8 District Tourn. @ y-C Feb 21-22 Regional Tourn. @ Gladstone Feb 28, march 1 State Tourn.

Tba Tba Tba Tba

Returning All-Stars

Milwaukie Sandy Sherwood Wilsonville St. Helens Putnam Liberty Parkrose

18-8, 13-1 19-8, 11-3 15-10, 9-5 20-9, 8-6 14-11, 8-6 3-19, 3-11 8-16, 2-12 4-19, 2-12

FRONT COVER PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Alix Raya; Tyler Cooper and Haidon Allen; Baylee Maloney; Michael Enyart and Tanner Long. Photos, stories & design by Kyle Boggs


4 pm 4 pm

Dec 7 @ Tillamook DeC 13 RiveR CiTy inviTaTionaL Dec 18 @ Rainier Dec 20 @ newport

10 am 4 pm 4 pm 1 pm

Jan 9 vS paRkRoSe Jan 16 vS SHeRWooD Jan 23 vS miLWaukie Jan 30 vS LibeRTy

4 pm 4 pm 4 pm 4 pm

Jan 14 @ Seaside 4 pm Jan 18 @ Hood River invitational 10:15 am Jan 21 vS TiLLamook, RainieR & bankS4 pm Jan 30 @ astoria 4 pm

Feb 6 vS puTnam Feb 13-14 District Championships Feb 21-22 State Championships

4 pm Tba Tba

Feb 7 LeaGue CHampionSHipS Feb 13-14 District Championships Feb 21-22 State Championships

4:15 pm Tba Tba

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