Tigers battle-tested heading into playoffs

Tigers battle-tested heading into playoffs

NHS boys soccer team falls to then-No. 1 Lakeridge and ends in draw with West Linn After pushing...

Lake Oswego puts in complete performance to down Newberg 42-22

Lake Oswego puts in complete performance to down Newberg 42-22

Junior quarterback Jake Dukart throws for four touchdowns and runs for two as Lakers wrap up...

Bucks finish strong to claim Tri-River title

Bucks finish strong to claim Tri-River title

St. Paul rebounds from road loss to Kennedy with wins over Central Linn and Western Mennonite ...

Trojans triumph over Bucks 14-6 in 'Mud Bowl'

Trojans triumph over Bucks 14-6 in 'Mud Bowl'

Both teams rendered scoreless in second half as defense, field conditions stump offenses It was...

Bruins roll the Loggers 44-10, tied for third in NWC

Bruins roll the Loggers 44-10, tied for third in NWC

George Fox sports round-up: Football team earns second conference win of the season with blowout...

NHS cross country hits its stride

NHS cross country hits its stride

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Brought to you by Marcie Jones, Gentog - Senior Daytime Respite Care INSIDER -

Marcie Jones, GentogWhen you are caring for someone with dementia, they will sometimes react in an angry or aggressive way. As their caregivers, it’s up to us to figure out the trigger for the behavior in order to make things better.

Much like when infants cry, first think about the obvious. Are they in pain or physically uncomfortable (wet/soiled)? Are they uncomfortable with the noise level, the temperature or the amount of activity going on right now? Fix the problem, and hopefully the mood will shift.

But what if they are reacting to how they perceive you? An angry tone or even a stern face can trigger aggression in someone with dementia.

National expert on dementia care Teepa Snow teaches that caregivers need to practice 5 simple phrases that will acknowledge the person with dementia, accept responsibility, diffuse the situation and restore positive energy.

1. I’m sorry. I was trying to help.

2. I’m sorry I made you upset.

3. I’m sorry the way I spoke made you feel bad.

4. I’m sorry that happened!

5. I’m sorry. This is HARD.

Any of these, spoken in a soft, kind voice, can do the trick. Next time you’re faced with anger from your loved one, take a deep breath and try one of these phrases. “I’m Sorry” may just be the magic words that you need!!

To read about dementia care, check out my blog at www.gentog.com.


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Tigard, OR 97224



Brought to you by Maria Tang, OTR/L, CHT, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc. - Physical Therapy INSIDER -

Maria Tang, OTR/L, CHT, Chehalem Physical Therapy Inc.The upper extremity—shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and finger—is one of the most complex systems in the human body. Your arm has to be powerful enough to push a wheelbarrow, but your hands have to type on keyboards and hold babies. That’s why Maria Tang, the only Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in Yamhill County, pursued such a long and rigorous course of study. After graduation, she developed and operated a rheumatology program while working at a rehabilitation hospital in Canada. She went on to win a fellowship to work with surgeons and therapists at the Philadelphia Hand Center.

The conditions that Maria assesses range from repetitive injuries, such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome, to arthritis, fractures, dislocations and amputations. Maria develops an individualized treatment program for each patient. Maria trains each individual with good exercise technique to provide an effective foundation for recovery. Arthritis patients learn how to protect their joints through customized joint protection education. She also makes and fits custom orthotics, and consults with patients on ergonomic solutions to prevent repetitive stress injuries. The hour-long appointments with Maria serve to give her patients faster results and more thorough healing.

But perhaps the most important part of her work is emotional and educational. “A lot of the time, my patients are anxious about their diagnosis,” Maria said. “An important part of my role is explaining what their condition means. That eases their worries, and they can begin their recovery.” For an in-depth 60-minute consultation, call Chehalem Physical Therapy today!





Brought to you by Stacy Bunke, French Prairie Gardens - Nursery and Family Farm INSIDER -

Stacy Bunke, French Prairie GardensMaybe you think that summer is the best time for spending sunny days shopping for produce on the farm. Not so! Every year at French Prairie Gardens, we look forward to pulling on our boots and sweaters for root vegetables and squash, crisp apples and broccoli, and most of all, our yearly Pumpkin Patch!

Visitors come to the farm from all over the state for one of the area’s most unique attractions: The Pigtucky Derby! Gather in the outdoor arena to watch Farmer John and Farmer Eric host silly, squealing pig races on weekends.

The littler family members will be thrilled to visit the farm animal pavilions, slides, train rides and kid’s hay maze, while older kids love to race around the track in three-wheeled pedal carts, tackle the obstacle course or shoot off the corn cannon. And don’t forget to take a trip to the pumpkin patch on the hay wagon to pick out the perfect pumpkin!

You’ll be able to eat your fill of pulled pork sandwiches and deep-fried zucchini at the Pumpkin Patch, all washed down with a local Oregon beer. But during the fall, French Prairie Gardens also offers a whole array of seasonal goodies, from fresh-pressed apple cider, cider donuts and pumpkin bars. We’ll also be taking orders for Thanksgiving and holiday fresh-baked apple and pumpkin pies. Call in your order today!





Brought to you by Branden Thompson, Chehalem Glenn Golf Course - Golf INSIDER -

Branden Thompson, Chehalem Glenn Golf CourseJust because the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean you have to put your clubs away. The off-season always has some great days to play. It is important to stay active even though it might be more comfortable to sit besides a fire. Here are a few tips to enjoy golf in the cooler months.

First, temperature has a big effect on the golf ball, more than you probably realize. When temperatures drop below 50 degrees, it can reduce your carry distance by more than 10%. The low temperatures compress the ball, and cold, wet air creates further drag. To combat this, switch to a lower-compression, lower-spinning golf ball. With softer greens, spin isn’t that important anyway. They go a little further in cooler conditions and tend to be less expensive than high-spinning, premium balls.

Second, players tend to shorten their swings when it gets cooler. The extra clothing and a general feeling of tightness take their toll. When swings get shorter, they tend to get steeper into impact, making consistent contact difficult to attain. Focus on making a full shoulder turn and keeping your hands as far from your head as possible at the top of your back swing. This keeps your lead arm extended and allows you to come into impact on a shallower angle. With wet turf, this helps keep your divots small and keeps your contact with the ball clean.

Finally, maintain a great attitude despite the weather! Enjoy the opportunity to play when it arises. Bringing a friend along to share the experience always helps.





Brought to you by Mike McBride, Farmers Insurance - Insurance INSIDER -

Mike McBride, Farmers InsuranceJust as you might put on a sweater and a rain jacket to prepare for cold, wet and windy Oregon winters, it makes sense to take a few precautions to protect your home. Quick and easy weatherproofing can prevent a lot of costly property damage, but a comprehensive homeowner’s insurance policy from Farmers Insurance will go the extra mile.

To prevent water damage, detaching your garden hose and wrapping outdoor pipes in foam insulation is a great start. But if you forget to wrap pipes in your un-insulated attic and only discover the problem after they’ve frozen and burst and the water causes seeping through your ceiling, Farmers Insurance will cover the damage.

Many homeowners have their furnaces inspected and carbon monoxide detectors installed and checked. But it’s all too easy to neglect a fireplace or wood stove that you only use occasionally. Make sure the chimney is cleaned of soot and bird’s nests and that it doesn’t have any cracks. But Farmers Insurance also covers accidental fire damage through the attic and roof if you forget.

Lastly, winter storms, downed tree limbs and lightning strikes can cause power surges that can blow out televisions, computers and refrigerators. Surge protectors can help safeguard vulnerable, valuable electronics, but so will a comprehensive policy. “You absolutely have coverage for that,” said our Insurance INSIDER Mike McBride. Contact him at 503-538-8898 to verify your coverage for the upcoming winter season.


Mike McBride Agency

1548 E FIRST ST., NEWBERG, OR 97132



Brought to you by Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & Autoworks - Automotive INSIDER -

Darrel Baumer, DB Collision & AutoworksLongtime collision repair expert Darrel Baumer knows that when a customer walks into his shop, they usually have a few simple questions.

How long will the repair take? It depends on the extent of the damage, and what manufacturer we need to order parts from. Scheduling appointments can speed up the process because I’m able to order the parts ahead of time. That way, they will be on-hand by the time the customer drops the car off.

Will you work with my insurance? Yes, I do. We work directly with every insurance company. That’s a benefit for the customer because they don’t have to pay out-of-pocket. I communicate with the insurance company directly. There may be a supplement. I did just send over a supplement to a final bill of repair, for $37. It can be as minimal as that, or there might be hidden damage that we find once we get started on the repair.

What happens if you find more repairs after the initial estimate? If we do find additional damage, we go to the insurance company and let them know there’s a supplement. They may have an adjuster come back out, or they may ask me to send photos and invoices for additional parts and labor. The insurance company gives me the go-ahead after that. That may add one or two days to the process.

If you have a collision repair and would like to work with your insurance, call Darrel at 503.554.1747 to schedule an appointment today!






Brought to you by Marcie Jones, Gentog - Senior Daytime Respite Care INSIDER -

Marcie Jones, GENTOG
Providing care to your spouse is an act of love and sacrifice. It does not, however, need to be 24 hours per day, every day, to be a true act of love. You can – and should – find time to replenish your soul. If you never take time for you, there will be nothing left of you to give. Your tenderness, your kindness, your love will begin to lose the battle to impatience and resentment. Without intending to, you’ll stop providing loving care and begin to feel burdened. And he will sense that. Neither of you will be happy.

Finding an alternative for even just a few hours a week will make a difference. Studies show that caregivers need at LEAST 4 hours per week to do something that they enjoy – that will truly replenish their spirit – in order to stay healthy. So how can you find that time? Get creative!

Start with family. Ask your children to come to visit Dad so you can get away for a few hours. They might surprise you and say yes!

Ask your friends. Maybe your best friend’s husband would enjoy visiting with your husband while the two of you go to a movie.

Find a professional. In-Home Care Agencies abound…find one that you trust and make arrangements for a regular caregiver to come in and allow you to go out.

Find an Adult Day Program. While you enjoy your time out, your spouse can actually enjoy making new friends, participating in meaningful activities, exercising, lunching with pals. Imagine that – BOTH of you could enjoy a few hours apart. Imagine how pleasant the evening could be after a day like that.

If you’re looking for a great place for your loved one to spend time while you take time for you…check out the program at Gentog. We’re here for you!!


11535 SW Durham Rd #C5

Tigard, OR 97224



Brought to you by Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate Group - Real Estate INSIDER -

Randy McCreith, Bella Casa Real Estate GroupNew agents always tell me that they want to go into real estate because they 'love people and love showing homes'. My response is as predictable as those reasons. "Anyone in retail will tell you that after working with the vast public for a while, the most difficult job on the planet is working with people. As for showing homes, that is the easiest and most enjoyable of your work but that is about 5% of your time spent working."

In the last article I encouraged people to interview at least 2 or 3 agents and learn about them before hiring one. Do not only hire a friend, relative, or a referral from someone without doing your own investigation of others also. The consequences are too severe if you get the wrong one.

90% of my work in real estate is negotiating offers, overcoming obstacles, solving problems, and rescuing sales from failing. This is about getting you the best price, the most workable terms and conditions possible at the time, and achieving success against tough odds for failure. Your agent needs to be knowledgeable, wise, patient, diplomatic, and experienced at putting out fires. Your agent needs relationships with industry personnel to get the help needed. He or she needs good relationships with other agents to work through challenges.

Ours is a good market now for getting offers, but it is a difficult one for execution and success. Insane regulations rule the day and the pathway is challenging. Getting to the finish line whole is tough!



207 NE 19TH ST, STE 100, MCMINNVILLE, OR 97128



Brought to you by Donna Satterlee, Marketing Specialist, Premier Community Bank - Community Banking INSIDER -

Donna Satterlee, Marketing Specialist, Premier Community BankIf you have a new business, the Small Business Development Center provides a list of 5 things you need to do your first year (or two).

(1)  Know yourself. Where do you fit in the marketplace? What unique value do you provide to your customers? What problems are you solving? These questions and more create your brand. Your brand is what will separate you from your competition.

(2)  Focus. Do not overlook the power of the planning process. Break down the year into 30, 60 and 90-day sprints. Define your goals and identify tasks to reach those goals. Work on this plan every single day.

(3)  Get clear on your target market. Narrow down your ideal client so you know where to find them. For example, if your target market is young Portland professionals who attend every Timbers' home games and like whiskey, you know exactly what events, the brand voice that will resonate, and the kind of advertising that will get you the best return on investment (ROI).

(4)  Develop your sales funnel. How do you engage with a potential customer? What do you do to turn them into a paying customer? Don't miss because you were unprepared or the prospect didn't know how to work with you.

(5)  Keep track of your finances. Set up your bookkeeping systems to keep track of your sales and expenses. Not taking the time to do this will cause huge headaches come tax season. More importantly, you need to know where you're spending your money and who your best paying customers are, so you can make better decisions.

Call us if we can help you build your business.


901 North Brutscher Street, Newberg, OR 97132



Brought to you by Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic Medicine - Aesthetic Medicine INSIDER -

Dr. Wendy Abraham, Naturopathic Physician, Sherwood Aesthetic MedicineSherwood Aesthetic Medicine is now offering Sculpsure®, a breakthrough device for the reduction of stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen or love handles, helping patients achieve a slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime.

Instead of her regular talk on All Things Aesthetic, Dr. Abraham will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, October 5th from 4-8pm to introduce the public to her newest technology that can eliminate fat in record time. Everyone is invited to attend and be entered to win a free treatment, watch a live demo, enjoy food and drinks, meet the doctor and learn more. There is no cost to attend, but the information is priceless.

Sculpsure is a safe and effective light-based treatment that precisely targets fat cells under the skin, permanently destroying up to 24% of treated fat in a short 25-minute procedure. Over time, these damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed from the body, with results seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks. Sculpsure is comfortable and well-tolerated, so patients can return to normal activities immediately.

“Even with diet and exercise, most people have areas of stubborn fat that seem impossible to get rid of,” states Dr. Abraham, “with Sculpsure, I can help patients of all skin types achieve the results they are looking for with a non-invasive treatment that fits into their busy lifestyles.” If you have questions about the open house or wish to schedule a private consultation, contact her offices today. Special pricing and incentives will be offered to those who attend.


16771 SW 12TH ST., SUITE C, SHERWOOD, OR 97140



Brought to you by Rodney Robbins, First Step Treatment Center - Chemical Dependency Services INSIDER -

Rodney Robbins, First Step Treatment CenterOn Monday the 19th, I received a telephone call from a mom who lives outside of Yamhill County. This mom, who I will refer to as Jennifer for confidentiality reasons, was not unlike many other parents I’ve talked to over the years. She has a thirteen-year-old daughter who uses marijuana regularly, ignores rules and limits, refuses to go to school, and is possibly selling as well.

Jennifer said she has called multiple places for help. Residential programs informed her that they will not take her daughter unless she is willing to be admitted. This is a daunting criterion, given that most teenagers who need inpatient level of treatment are not overjoyed at the prospect of going to a residential program. Her ability to use school attendance as a hammer is limited, because current laws punish the parents with fines if their child refuses to attend.

For those who live with a loved one in the throes of addiction, the feelings of powerlessness and frustration are often overwhelming. My advice to Jennifer was to start with taking care of herself! Make sure that illegal substances are not in the home, but also go to Al-Anon and seek personal counseling. At the First Step office, we offer a support group for individuals like Jennifer, a place where they can receive therapeutic support and professional guidance around addiction and options for further help.

It’s important to provide help to those with substance use disorders, but we also need to also make sure that no affected individuals are forgotten along the way.





Brought to you by Diane Edwards, Edwards & Associates, Financial Services, Inc.

Money Chat

Diane Edwards, Edwards & Associates, Financial Services Inc.Is there such a thing as good debt? And if so, what is it? There are as many opinions on this topic as there are cute cat pictures on the Internet. Do you use a “cash-only” purchasing system? Or do you go all the way to the other end of the spectrum and leverage everything that is possible to leverage, squeezing the pennies out of every possible asset? This would include using margin in your investment accounts or using your home’s equity. Like most things in life, too much of one thing is seldom a good idea.

It may be difficult to sort through all the contradictory advice available. Because each individual’s circumstances are different, many people benefit from the services of partnering with a financial advisor to create a customized plan. Since we do see frequent questions about common rites of passage—like paying for college, or taking on a mortgage—from a broad group of people, this month’s Money Chat blog will address three of the FAQs and some debt management best practices ideas.

Although in the blog we don’t go over advice specific to any one person’s situation, we do have to say that the most important decision you can make is to take action and get started. The sooner you decide on an action plan, the sooner you’ll make progress toward achieving those goals! If you would like to work with an Advisory Team who approaches finance in a holistic manner, call today for your free consultation.



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Newberg's Sports

October 19, 2016

Newberg outguns Lakeridge 53-37 at home

by Seth Gordon
High school sports round-up: The Tigers rush for 601 yards to snap a three-game losing skid; NHS will host Lake Oswego on Friday After giving up a total of 146 points during its three-game losing…
SETH GORDON - George Fox safety Rudy Hughes upends Lewis & Clark quarterback Niko Fortino during the Bruins' 52-13 victory in Portland Saturday.
October 12, 2016

Bruins upend Pioneers in big way

by Seth Gordon
George Fox earns first win of the season in drubbing Lewis & Clark PORTLAND — With three losses under the George Fox football team’s belt, including two where it felt it was the better team,…
October 12, 2016

Bucks test themselves against top 3A teams

by Seth Gordon
St. Paul holds serve in a pair of league games before going up against stiffer competition at tourney With the district tournament just around the corner, the St. Paul volleyball team held serve…

October 12, 2016

No. 3 St. Paul hands No. 7 Santiam its first loss of the season

by Phil Hawkins
Bucks score go-ahead touchdown with 47 seconds remaining to beat the Wolverines 29-27 After going 3-1 in the first month of the season and earning a top-10 ranking in the OSAA standings, the St.…
October 12, 2016

Watchmen strike for first victories of '16

by Seth Gordon
Sports round-up: CSLA boys soccer team downs Oregon School of the Deaf 6-1 and Central Christian 4-2 The C.S. Lewis Academy boys soccer team has been shorthanded from the start of the season,…
October 12, 2016

Oct. 12 sports briefs and corrections

by (none)
Register now for Junior Tiger Basketball Registration is now open for CPRD’s Junior Tiger Basketball, a recreational basketball league designed to teach boys and girls in grades 3-8 fundamental…
SETH GORDON  - Anthony Adams tries to sneak a pass past Tualatin defensive end Jared Ellison during Newberg's 48-13 home loss to the Timberwolves Friday night. The Tigers turned the ball over six times in the Three Rivers League matchup.
October 12, 2016

Tualatin trounces Newberg 48-13 for much needed win

by Seth Gordon
The Timberwolves cash in on six Tiger turnovers in potentially season-saving road victory Both Tualatin and Newberg entered Friday night’s Three Rivers League contest on the heels of consecutive…
SETH GORDON - Newberg's Nick Carsh dribbles past a Central Defender in the Tigers' 3-1 home win Sept. 27.
October 05, 2016

Newberg slumps in Three Rivers League opener

by Seth Gordon
The Tigers finish out non-conference play with a 3-1 win over Central before 3-1 loss to Lake Oswego The Newberg boys soccer team closed out non-conference play with a bang, rolling to a 3-1…
October 05, 2016

George Fox men win first-ever tourney

by Seth Gordon
The Bruins win the Whitman Invitational by eight strokes over Pacific Lutheran Alec Plusquellec and the George Fox men’s golf team made history Monday, as the junior became the first Bruin to…
October 05, 2016

St. Paul suffers first conference defeat

by Seth Gordon
High School roundup — The Bucks fall 3-1 to East Linn Christian; remain atop TRC The St. Paul volleyball team suffered its first setback in Tri-River Conference play, falling 3-1 on the road to…

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GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Dalton Paskett defends on the perimeter during Newberg's victory over visiting Valhalla, Calif., Saturday.  The Tigers shut out the Norsemen in the second half en route to an 8-5 victory.
Oct 05, 2016

Tigers cruise to tourney title

by Seth Gordon
Newberg knocks off Valhalla, Calif., to claim the title at its own fall tournament The Newberg boys water polo was tested a little bit more than it’s used to last week, but the Tigers were up to…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - George Fox freshman Rachel Drgastin took third at 154 after rounds of 75 and 79 during the Culturame Classic Friday and Saturday. George Fox swept the top three spots on the individual leaderboard.
Oct 05, 2016

Maluenda leads Bruins to Culturame title

by Seth Gordon
The senior opens with a 4-under 69 en route to medalist honors at George Fox women's golf team's annual fall tourney At this point, the George Fox women’s golf coach is never surprised at what…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Newberg senior Grace Hanna and freshman Abigail Hein pulled away in the final 800 meters in an 18-45 victory over Sherwood at Newberg High School Sept. 28. The Tigers improved to 4-2 in dual meets.
Oct 05, 2016

Newberg rounding into form on the trails

by Seth Gordon
The Tigers sweep Tigard and Sherwood midweek and still post strong showing at Champoeg Invitational Home meets never make up much of the Newberg cross-country team’s schedule, but the Tigers…
COREY BUCHANON -- WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - Newberg's Kyle Charbonneau collides with Wilsonville's Shunt DeLira while vying for a ball in the air Sept. 22 during the Tigers' 1-1 draw versus the Wildcats.
Sep 28, 2016

Tigers rally for a pair of draws

by Seth Gordon
Newberg plays McNary and Wilsonville to stalemates, but is confident entering league play WILSONVILLE — It was an up-and-down kind of week for the Newberg boys soccer team, but after falling…
Sep 28, 2016

Bruins take second at Pacific Invite

by Seth Gordon
Alec Plusquellec and Mason Koch become first GFU duo to break 70 in the same round BANKS — The George Fox men’s golf team was steady as can be over the weekend at the Pacific Invite, posting…
Sep 28, 2016

Bruin duo post historic wins at ITA Regionals

by Seth Gordon
Spencer Watanabe becomes program's first All-American, leads George Fox to sweep of singles and doubles titles WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Spencer Watanabe and Alex Namba set a new bar for the George…
SETH GORDON - After missing each of the last two seasons with injuries, senior Jodi Luft flicks the ball on during Newberg's 0-0 draw versus Barlow Sept. 20.
Sep 28, 2016

Tigers ready to slug it out in the Three Rivers League

by Seth Gordon
Newberg plays unbeaten Barlow to a draw and is still confident despite a 3-1 setback to West Linn The Newberg girls soccer team’s 0-0 draw versus Barlow and 3-1 loss to West Linn last week…
SETH GORDON - Chloe Wassei and Madison McChesney (at center) lead the pack of Veritas runners at the start of the Bridgette Nelson Memorial Invitational Friday in The Dalles.
Sep 28, 2016

High school sports round-up: Vanguard enjoy seminal day in The…

by Seth Gordon
THE DALLES — Friday was a day of firsts for the young Veritas cross-country program, as the Vanguard put forth milestone performances at the Bridgette Nelson Memorial Invitational at Sorosis…
SETH GORDON - Middle blocker Peyton Thompson rises to block a shot during Newberg's 3-1 home loss to St. Mary's Academy Sept. 22.
Sep 28, 2016

Newberg volleyball making strides

by Seth Gordon
The injury-plagued Tigers show progress, but can't get over the hump in losses to Tigard and St. Mary's last week The Newberg volleyball team is still searching for its first win in Three Rivers…
DAN BROOD - Tigard junior Jake Leavitt puts his arms in the air after sophomore Spencer Smith scored a touchdown in the 51-21 win over Newberg.
Sep 24, 2016

Tigard wins battle of big-play Tigers

by Dan Brood
Tigard moves to 2-0 in Three Rivers play with 51-21 win over Newberg TIGARD — Big plays. There were plenty of them. Newberg had some big plays. Tigard had big plays — even more. And Tigard's…