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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

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WATERHOUSE RIDGE - Jessica SpenstMemory-care patients fare better when they are physically active, involved in activities that stimulate the mind, and experience positive social interactions that generate warm feelings.

According to the National Institute on Aging, there are many activities that memory-care patients can participate in — with help if needed.

The first thing to consider is the individual’s interests in life.

Does listening to, singing or playing music make him feel calm and happy? Does digging in a container garden make her feel more at home, productive and content?

Playing cards and games with others can keep the mind sharper and more focused, build positive social interactions, and is good fun — as long as the individual isn’t overly competitive!

Hobbies such as knitting and painting take concentration, keep hands busy and produce a tangible result.

Walking, swimming, chair aerobics, gentle yoga or dancing are all wonderful ways to move one’s body, generating endorphins to lessen pain and stress and boost the immune system.

These are just a few of the many activities that a memory-care patient may enjoy.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making memory-care patients feel comfortable and cared for — and that includes activities.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of memory loss. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org/

Meanwhile, make an appointment to take a free tour of our community. We are here to help.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

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IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina MogaDental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned in the bone beneath your gums to replace lost teeth or support dentures. Because implants integrate with your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges attached to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures, bridges and crowns placed over implants feel more natural.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures aren’t an appropriate option, due to sore spots, poor support, or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, requiring extensive dental work for these teeth which may not already be necessary. With implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared to hold your replacement tooth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone. Common conditions can prevent implants from healing properly, including diabetes and smoking. Regular check-ups and routine cleanings are necessary to ensure the long-term health of implants and restorations.

Our clinic offers a full range of dental clinic services, including cleanings and prevention, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, emergency dentistry, dentures and partials, root canals, Opalescence whitening, Invisalign and more.

Make an appointment for an exam and consultation, so we can assess your dental concerns and offer solutions.

There’s nothing more attractive than a sparkling, beautiful smile!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE - Margaret NormanFor many seniors looking into retirement living, one of the first questions they ask is about whether the community will allow them to bring their pet.

Pets provide unconditional love and companionship and keep their masters busy with demands for food, play and regular walks outdoors.

Beaverton Lodge recognizes the importance of pets to our residents. We currently have about a dozen residents with pets and one set of resident managers with a dog.

We welcome most any dog who is a safe good neighbor, without a barking or nipping problem. We ask that dogs reside only on the first floor so their owners can take them outside easily and not use the elevators.

Cats stay in the apartments, so they can live on any floor as long as the owner cares for them properly and is able to keep the litter box clean and so on.

Pet birds can reside on any floor.

The owners of all pets must be able to take care of their needs and clean up after their pet. As with any pet, you would want to have it licensed and vaccinated.

When residents are ill or away from home, some have used a dog walker or at times had other residents look after their pet for a time.

Don’t hesitate to call and ask further questions about our pet-friendly policies. We can also arrange a tour so you can meet some other residents with pets.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellThe fitness industry is exploding with an array of options and choosing the right facility can be confusing.

There are now so many studios competing for their share of the fitness market featuring specific disciplines such as yoga, barre, personal training, and boot camps.

And of course, the franchise gyms, low-priced chain facilities, and full-service clubs continue to offer traditional fitness and then some.

 

So which one should you choose? Some factors to consider:

 

Price

What can you afford? What type of value do you put on your personal health? Be realistic about your budget, but remember, you get what you pay for. Higher rates usually relate to better service and quality fitness experiences.

 

Your Health and Fitness Goals

Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve athletically, connect with new friends, or learn a new activity, choose the environment best suited for you. Do you like to exercise with other people? Do you prefer one-on-one training? Would you rather keep to yourself? The best facilities focus on building a motivating culture to help you reach your goals.

The Intangibles

Consistent exercise is challenging for most people. Unfortunately, the fitness industry has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to providing a clean and supportive environment.

This impacts the exercise experience, so be selective. Tour the facilities. Meet the staff and members. If you can envision happiness and being sincerely cared for, you probably have found the place for your fitness journey to continue or begin.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

www.fitacademyinc.com/

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Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Uncomfortability brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

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PMG MediaYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst of Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER


Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care Moving is stressful for anyone. But moving a person with memory loss to an assisted living facility, group home, or nursing home is a big change for both the patient and the caregiver.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making the transition easier for all concerned.

The National Institute on Aging notes that family members may feel a range of emotions, from a sense of loss to guilt and sadness. They may also may feel relieved.

It is OK to have all these feelings. A social worker may be able to help you plan for and adjust to moving day. It's important to have support during this difficult step.

Here are some things that may help:

- Know that the day can be very stressful.

- Talk to a social worker about your feelings about moving your loved one into a new place.

- Find out how to help the person with memory loss adjust to the new surroundings.

- Don't argue with the patient about why he or she needs to be there. Arguing leads to more frustration and anxiety.

- Get to know the staff before the person moves into a facility.

- Talk with the staff about ways to make the transition to the assisted living facility or nursing home go more smoothly.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS, Dr. Moga Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, Dr. Moga Family and Cosmetic DentistryQ: How does a dentist determine whether wisdom teeth should be extracted — especially if they are not causing discomfort?

A: Most wisdom teeth cause problems because there’s not enough room for them to come in properly. Wisdom teeth that come in at odd angles or only come in halfway are difficult to keep clean so they are prone to cavities and gum infection, which can also spread to neighboring teeth. These are usually the teeth we recommend removing. If they come in straight and the patient has room for them — and is able to clean them effectively — they don’t need to be removed. That is a small minority though.

Q: What should a patient expect from the procedure?

A: Wisdom tooth removal is typically done by an oral surgeon, though some generalists offer the service. In most cases, IV sedation is recommended both for the patient’s comfort and to facilitate the procedure. The surgery is usually performed in the oral surgeon’s office, not in a hospital, and usually takes 60-90 minutes. Sedated patients are required to have a ride home and are usually given pain medication, which often makes them sleepy.

Q: What should a patient expect after the procedure?

A: If a patient opts for IV sedation, which I recommend, they’ll likely not remember anything from the procedure.  The amount of down time and diet restrictions vary from patient to patient. Most patients feel better and can resume normal activities within 1-3 weeks.

Dr. Moga DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement ResidenceHere is some food for thought on Senior Living Communities.

It seems that retirement can really be good for your health. People become more active, sleep much better and reduce time just sitting when they retire.

This is according to a new study that was published in March by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

“A major life change, like retirement, creates a great window of opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes,” said lead researcher Melody Ding, Ph.D, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney School of Public Health.

“It’s a chance to get rid of bad routines and engineer new, healthier behaviors,” she added.

Ding and her colleagues studied the lifestyle behaviors (physical activity, diet, sedentary behavior, alcohol use and sleep patterns) of more than 25,000 older Australians.

“Our research revealed that retirement was associated with positive lifestyle changes,” she said.

Compared with people who were still working, retirees had increased physical activity levels, reduced sitting time, were less likely to smoke and had healthier sleep patterns.

Specifically, the data revealed that retirees:

· Increased physical activity by 93 minutes a week

· Decreased sedentary time by 67 minutes per day

· Increased sleep by 11 minutes per day

· 50 percent of female smokers stopped.

The differences were significant, even after adjusting for factors such as age, sex, urban/rural residence, marital status and education.

Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge - MEMORY CARE INSIDER


WATERHOUSE RIDGE MEMORY CARE - Jessica SpenstAt Waterhouse Ridge, every staff member receives training in our approach to patients living with dementia. Everyone from housekeeping to care staff to reception learns best practices in an initial session, with ongoing monthly training.

Here are a few tips for those caring for a loved one at home:

Recognize that dementia is a failure of the brain. You can't undo the changes that are happening to your loved one. They will have good days and bad days. They can't "work harder" and recall information that is no longer there or retainable. This is not about you, it is about your loved one and their quality of life.

Patience is key. You will likely answer the same questions over and over, or hear the same stories. Take it in stride and let your loved one repeat things.

Step Back! When an interaction is not going well, stop and consider their perspective. Pushing your agenda is likely to make it worse. Someone living with dementia may not be able to reason through a situation the way you can.

Stop reacting. Correcting or arguing is likely to get you nowhere and be more frustrated. Instead, validate how your relative is feeling. Ask open-ended questions, using the words they have given you.

Be Flexible: Have plans, but expect them to change. Be ready with plan B, C — even D.

To learn more, visit www.agingcare.com/.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

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Beaverton's Sports

TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior shooting guard Matt Lang will take on a bigger role for the Crusaders next season after his breakout performance at the Class 6A state tournament last season.
July 21, 2016

Parker, Lang lifting games to another level

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit seniors hope to return to state tournament in '17 When next winter rolls around, Jesuit’s Cameron Parker will be one the Metro League’s most experienced players, a worldly point guard with two years of all-league and all-state status to his…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Murrayhill reserve Ryan Shareef hit the go-ahead home run against Lake Oswego that gave his all-star little league team the lead for good in the District Four championship game on Sunday.
July 14, 2016

Murrayhill clutches up late, moves on to Majors state tourney

by Matt Singledecker
When the Murrayhill Little League major team’s moment of truth materialized, the all-star squad didn’t fade from the pressure. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the third to a loaded Lake Oswego team in the District 4 Championship game at Alpenrose Field,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Murrayhill all-star Ashton Johnson is one of the squads top pitchers and hitters as the squad prepares for the state tournament this weekend.
July 14, 2016

Murrayhill looks ahead to state stage

by Matt Singledecker
All-star squad looks to be one of the state's favorites Three years ago murmurs began to surface that the then 8/10-year old Murrayhill major all-star squad possessed the makings of a team destined for more than district and state championships.…


TIMES FILE PHOTO - Former Southridge baseball coach Tim Mooney went 38-30 in three seasons for the Skyhawks.
July 07, 2016

Mooney steps down as Southridge baseball coach

by Matt Singledecker
The Southridge High baseball team’s spinning coaching carousel claimed another victim this spring. Head coach Tim Mooney resigned following a 7-19 season and 2-15 mark in the Metro League, but said exit was more a result of coercion on behalf of…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Former Sunset point guard Sam Karlin has transferred to Westview where the 2015 second-team all-Metro selection will join a loaded Wildcat roster.
July 07, 2016

SECOND CHANCE

by Matt Singledecker
Westview welcomes in former Sunset standout point guard Sam Karlin Two years ago, Sam Karlin looked like the Metro League’s next year big star, a blurring, cat-quick freshman point guard ready to usher in a new era of Sunset boys basketball. After…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit senior offensive lineman Griffen Marler will play for Whitworth University next season.
July 07, 2016

Marler, Baluyut look forward to college football

by Matt Singledecker
In 2015, the Class 6A state football champion Jesuit Crusaders averaged 56 points a game — the equivalent of eight touchdowns per contest. Nine of Crusaders’ wins saw Jesuit’s lead balloon to 40 points and trigger a running clock in the second half;…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Former Aloha standout Parker Bull was second-team all-Metro for the Warrior lacrosse team this season. Bull will attend Oregon State next fall.
July 07, 2016

Bull keeping lacrosse career alive

by Matt Singledecker
Parker Bull needed a career change. At 10 years old as a spry fourth-grade baseball player growing weary of the monotony of sitting on the bench behind older players, Bull wanted another athletic avenue — preferably one that mimicked football, his…
July 07, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Moshinsky signs with Mercyhurst University Westview High School senior Jennie Moshinsky signed a national letter of intent to play water polo at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. Moshinsky, who was captain of the Westview girls water polo team…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Southridge senior Jacob Calo was a three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball during his tenure as a Skyhawk, earning all-league accolades in football and baseball.
June 30, 2016

Southridge's multi-sport star Jacob Calo named Valley Times Athlete of the Year

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge's Calo played — and played well — in all three of his sports This is an era of athletic specialization where good athletes at a relatively painfully young age feel a hypothetical pressure, a proverbial pull to pick one sport to pour all…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - PLATT Electric starting pitcher Coleman Newsom threw six strong innings in a 3-0 win over Wilson.
June 30, 2016

PLATT's pitching and defense power past Wilson

by Matt Singledecker
The countdown for the Sunset baseball team’s resurgence back to the top of the Metro League has begun this summer. After Sunset took sixth in Metro play, finished below .500 overall (13-15) and lost in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview wide receiver Samori Toure set five school records this season and signed with the University of Montana.
June 30, 2016

Toure and Tanuvasa leaving lasting mark on Westview

by Matt Singledecker
Four years ago, the Westview football team was a wreck, a program that had one of the state’s largest student bodies, yet couldn’t piece together a playoff contender. Then the reawakening came, with a quantum leap personnel changes and cutting edge…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview's Samori Toure and Beaverton's Eric Hurd celebrate Toure's touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Les Schwab Bowl on Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.
June 30, 2016

Metro football starts make big impression at Les Schwab Bowl

by Matt Singledecker
Leave it up to the Metro League’s football standouts to inject life into a sluggish all-star contest and almost engineer a game-winning comeback. Trailing the South squad 10-0 at halftime of the Les Schwab Bowl at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit starting pitcher Trey Werner pitched four effective innings against Tualatin to help the Crusaders win 5-0 last week in OIBA play.
June 23, 2016

Jesuit gets summer started on right foot

by Matt Singledecker
Crusaders take out Tualatin in OIBA action The remnants of Jesuit’s unprecedented state championship run are quite apparent throughout the team’s summer Oregon Independent Baseball Association squad. Yes, the leading figures that directed Jesuit to…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview wide receiver Samori Toure owns five school records after dominating the Metro League as a senior pass catcher.
June 23, 2016

Metro football stars finish careers at Les Schwab Bowl

by Matt Singledecker
For some Metro League football stars, the Les Schwab Bowl represents the last hurrah, a final chance to put on the pads before calling it career. For others, the annual high school all-star game is a launching pad to the collegiate level. It’s a…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Robinson Construction starting pitcher Willie Weiss threw three scoreless innings against Forest Grove and scored a run to give the Wildcats a 2-0 win.
June 23, 2016

Robinson Construction rides Weiss, Pilat to opening OIBA victory

by Matt Singledecker
Wait, Willie Weiss is a pitching ace now? Luke Pilat is a punch-out specialist who closes out games? The Westview baseball team is viewed as an underdog? Such is the Wildcats’ world after graduation took away seven starters, five of whom were…
June 23, 2016

Sports Highlights

by Matt Singledecker
Top Performers Kenyon Yovan: Yovan, a recently graduated senior from Westview High School, was named Most Outstanding Pitcher for the North squad at the Oregon 6A/5A baseball all-star series on Saturday and Sunday at Oregon State University. Yovan…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Valley Catholic senior Jakob Pruitt committed to Western Oregon University just before national signing day after an all-state senior season.
June 23, 2016

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

by Matt Singledecker
Valley Catholic's Jakob Pruitt and Avery Jones headed to next level It doesn’t matter what team you play for, how big your school is or what string-pulling connections you might sport behind the scenes. At the end of the day, college football…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit senior Andrew Newell battled back from left wrist surgery this season to clinch a berth at the Class 6A state championship tournament in May.
June 16, 2016

SECOND CHANCE

by Matt Singledecker
Andrew Newell never thought he would ever have to confront his own athletic mortality. As Jesuit’s top returning boys singles tennis player this year, and with a full scholarship to the Naval Academy sown up, Newell’s future was seemingly solid. He…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton senior attack Anthony Kerkar was named first-team all-state after helping take the Beavers to a state title this season.
June 16, 2016

Beaverton boys lacrosse leads all-state selections

by Matt Singledecker
Top to bottom, the Beaverton boys lacrosse team had few breaches. The Beavers could overrun teams with their attack, create scoring opportunities with their midfield and fasten down the most daunting opponents with defense and goaltending. Beaverton…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Westview senior pitcher Kenyon Yovan was picked Class 6A pitcher of the year after taking the Wildcats to the 6A semifinals this season.
June 16, 2016

Yovan paces all-Metro, all-state selections

by Matt Singledecker
The first baseball state championship in Jesuit school history didn’t yield a single Class 6A first-team all-state selection and only produced one first-team all-Metro pick. But that state crown was all that mattered to the Jesuit baseball team.…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Athletes of the Week - June 16, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Matthew Kollas and Kory Oleson of Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local businesses. If your…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Jesuit sophomore pitcher Olivia Strickland was named Class 6A first team all-state after winning 30 games for the Crusaders this season.
June 16, 2016

Jesuit, Westview lead all-state softball selections

by Matt Singledecker
All year long, it seemed that the Jesuit and Westview softball teams were headed toward a colossal clash in the Class 6A state championship game. Two classic regular season contests between the powerhouses only added to the belief that the Wildcats…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuits Hannah Malin (left) and Jaclyn Flood (right) were both first-team all Metro League outfielders who are coming back to the Crusaders next season.
June 09, 2016

Future looking bright for Crusader softball

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit loses key seniors, but brings back stars A long 10 years came and went between the Jesuit softball team’s Class 6A state championship in 2006 and the Crusaders’ freshly minted 2016 title on Saturday. But the way Jesuit’s young roster is…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior shortstop Kory Oleson starred in her final season as a Crusader after not playing softball for two years.
June 09, 2016

Crusader softball seniors go out in style

by Jeff Smith
Jesuit upperclassmen end careers with state championship Last Saturday could not have been much better for Jesuit seniors Emily Preble, Victorya Stallworth and Kory Oleson as the senior trio finished off their high school softball careers with a…
BEAVERTON VALLEY TIMES - June 9, 2016
June 09, 2016

Athletes of the Week - June 9, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Nate Johnnie of Beaverton High School and Emily Preble of Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete of the Week program is a community service sponsored by local…

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TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Jesuit head coach Colin Griffin talks to his team after winning the Class 6A state baseball championship  on Saturday at Volcanoes Stadium.
Jun 07, 2016

Griffin helps take Jesuit to state title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader manager reaches championship game in second season In July of 2014, when Colin Griffin was hired as Jesuit’s head baseball coach, the Crusader alum said the state championship that…
TIMES PHOTO: CHRIS OERTELL - The Beaverton High team poses after winning the Boys Lacrosse State Championship game at Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon on Saturday.
Jun 09, 2016

Beaverton boys lacrosse takes classic state title win over Jesuit

by Jeff Smith
The Beavers rally from four goals down to win the state championship 9-8 on Saturday Faced with a four-goal deficit with just over one quarter to play in Saturday’s Oregon High School Lacrosse…
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Jun 06, 2016

Athletes of the Week - June 2, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations Beau Sheeran from Beaverton High School and Hadley Wilhoite from Jesuit High School for being selected as the Beaverton Valley Times's Athletes of the Week. The Times's Athlete…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MATT SINGLEDECKER - The Jesuit High softball team won the Class 6A championship for the first time since 2006, beating Glencoe 9-1 on Saturday.
Jun 05, 2016

Crusaders' confidence takes home 6A state crown

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit softball jumps Glencoe in first inning to claim title It’s hard to beat the same team three times. You’ve heard the cliché before. Take down a league opponent twice during the regular…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit High baseball won its first state championship on June 4, beating Oregon City 9-3 in the title game.
Jun 04, 2016

Jesuit slays state demon, wins first baseball title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader baseball team beats Oregon City 9-3 for first-ever state crown For “Be the First” to become “We the First,” the Jesuit baseball team had to believe. Believe in themselves as…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Beaverton boys lacrosse team took out Sunset in double overtime to advance to the OHLSA semifinals.
Jun 03, 2016

Beavers upend Apollos in overtime, advance to semis

by Jeff Smith
Beaverton boys lacrosse comes up cluctch late A smashed left pinky was not enough to stop Beaverton’s Anthony Kerkar in last Friday’s Oregon High School Lacrosse Association quarterfinal playoff…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior Eric Restic and the boys lacrosse team beat Summit in the OHSLA semifinals on Wednesday to clinch a spot in the championship game versus Beaverton on Saturday.
Jun 02, 2016

Crusaders slay semifinal demon, move onto state title game

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit boys lacrosse takes out Summit in state semifinals Not a soul would have batted an eyelash had Eric Restic flung his helmet skyward and jumped into the middle of the mosh pit in the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton senior attacker Anthony Kerkar and the Beaver boys lacrosse team beat Lakeridge in the OHSLA semifinals to clinch its ticket to the championship game on Saturday.
Jun 02, 2016

Big third quarter sends Beaver lacrosse to state title game

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton scores eight straight in the third to beat Lakeridge in semis One monumental outbreak of goals, a milestone spurt that spoke to the precariousness of the Beaverton High School boys…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior second baseman Griffin Brandt and the Crusaders are in search of their first state championship in school history. Jesuit faces Oregon City in the Class 6A state title game on Saturday.
Jun 01, 2016

Jesuit looks to break 60-year drought, win state title

by Matt Singledecker
Crusader baseball team eyes state crown vs. Oregon City In its 60-year history, Jesuit High School has never won a state baseball championship. The Crusaders have come close before — losing…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit High's Griffin Brandt and John Arndorfer celebrate scoring on Matt Young's go-ahead two run single that gave the Crusaders a 3-1 lead against Westview in the Class 6A semifinals.
Jun 01, 2016

PREPS: Jesuit beats Westview, 3-2

by Matt Singledecker
Young clubs go-ahead single, leads Crusaders to 6A title game/ In a crucible of playoff pressure and past postseason heartache, there was nobody Nolan McCarthy would rather have up at the plate…
TIMES PHOTO: JON HOUSE - Jesuit's Emily Preble is embraced by teammates after her walk-off home run in the eighth inning beat North Medford in Tuesday's Class 6A state semifinal game at Jesuit High School.
Jun 02, 2016

Emily Preble's game-winner sends Jesuit to softball title game

by Jeff Smith
Crusader senior catcher comes through big in the clutch Jesuit’s Emily Preble just missed hitting a home run in the fifth inning of the Crusaders' Class 6A state softball semifinal against…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior pitcher Kenyon Yovan hasn't lost to Jesuit since his sophomore season and said he doesn't expect that trend to stop on Tuesday in the Class 6A semifinals.
May 29, 2016

Wildcats, Crusaders prepared for semifinal battle

by Matt Singledecker
Westview, Jesuit baseball teams square off for state title game bid After ripping its Class 6A state quarterfinal contest away from West Salem on Friday, it took all of about 10 minutes for the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior rightfielder Donovan Baldocchi and the Wildcat baseball team celebrate Rey Gonzalezs game-winning run against West Salem in the Class 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Clutch 'Cats will past West Salem, onto semis against Jesuit

by Matt Singledecker
Westview comes up big in the bottom of the seventh inning By any means necessary. Whatever the situation, whoever is pitching the Wildcats refuse to bow out. They’ll keep coming and coming,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Jesuit pitcher Olivia Strickland counts out a strikeout - one of 13 during the teams 11-0 win over Reynolds on Friday.
May 28, 2016

Jesuit cruises into semifinals

by David Ball
A pair of home runs power the Crusaders to an 11-0 mercy-rule win 6A SOFTBALLQuarterfinals Team Score Jesuit11Reynolds, 6 innings0 PORTLAND — Metro League champ Jesuit made sure not to fall…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit senior pitcher Matt Young threw a complete game shutout against Sherwood in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs to help Jesuit win 2-0 and advance to the 6A quarterfinals on Friday.
Jun 02, 2016

Young baffles Bowmen in second round of state playoffs

by Matt Singledecker
Jesuit senior righty allows three hits in complete game gem Matt Young might not consider himself a medical marvel. Yet, the way Young pitched against Sherwood in the second round of the Class…