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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JIM BESEDA - Isaac Bonton (1) and Parkrose High teammates NaShawn Penney (left) and Thomas Grant defend La Salle Prep's Ange Toku in the Class 5A third-place game at Gill Coliseum.
March 23, 2017

PREPS: Parkrose happy with season finish

by Steve Brandon
Broncos boys come on strong, claim school's first trophy in 34 years
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jefferson High boys basketball coach Pat Strickland cuts down a net after the Democrats' victory over Clackamas in the Class 6A championship game at Chiles Center.
March 23, 2017

PREPS: Jefferson still a force to be reckoned with

by Steve Brandon
2016-17 season one of the most challenging, Strickland says; new leaders, roles on tap for state title defense
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Sophomore Sam Lary helped lead push to get a Unified Sports basketball program up and running at Oregon City High School.
March 21, 2017

Oregon City's Unified Sports basketball team a 'win-win'

by Jim Beseda
Sophomore Sam Lary leads push to get Special Olympics Unified Sports teams established at Oregon City High School.


TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior Jake Estep scored a game-high 22 points to help the Beavers battle past Westview in the Class 6A quarterfinals.
March 08, 2017

Beavers lock up Wildcats in 6A quarterfinals

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton boys basketball team holds Westview down, advances to semis on Friday
March 15, 2017

Seaside holds off Gladstone, 46-43, to reach 4A semis

by From staff reports
The Gladiators took the top-ranked Seagulls to the wire before falling in Thursday's OSAA Class 4A boys' basketball quarterfinal at Pacific University in Forest Grove.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Todd Lane (center), flanked by assistants Mike Reiner (left) and Korey Landolt, stepped down as Clackamas High School's girls' basketball coach after eight seasons with the program, including six as head coach.
March 15, 2017

Lane resigns as Clackamas girls' basketball head coach

by Jim Beseda
Todd Lane stepped down after he led the Cavaliers (23-5) to a Mt. Hood Conference title and was named the league's Coach of the Year.
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - West Linn power forward Keishon Dawkins and shooting guard Nolan Bertain battle for a loose ball against Beaverton.
March 14, 2017

Ex-Beaver Bertain, Beaverton battle it out in final contest

by Matt Singledecker
West Linn beats Beaverton in Class 6A third place contest behind Olsen, Thomas
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Sunset shooting guard Mary Kay Naro gets off a shot over South Salem in the Class 6A quarterfinals.
March 10, 2017

Westbrook wills South Salem past Sunset

by Matt Singledecker
Saxon senior star fends off fourth quarter Apollo uprising in the Class 6A quarterfinals
JO WHEAT - The North Marion girls basketball team presents their sixth-place trophy on Saturday at the conclusion of the 2017 4A State Quarterfinal tournament.
March 14, 2017

Girls basketball: Huskies finish sixth at state tournament

by Phil Hawkins
Best finish for North Marion girls basketball program since 1984 season
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans surround the Jefferson Democrats on the court at Chiles Center moments after they won the Class 6A championship boys basketball game against Clackamas, 70-67.
March 13, 2017

2017 Basketball Central: A look back at this year's state…

by Miles Vance
Take a journey through six state title games in Class 4A, 5A and 6A
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Valley Catholic's Joey Braun has his shot blocked by Seaside's Otto Hoekstre during the Seagulls' 71-63 win in the Class 4A state championship game at Forest Grove High School on Saturday.
March 12, 2017

Seaside boys beat Valley Catholic 71-63 in Class 4A state…

by Miles Vance
A strong third quarter and Jackson Januik lift Seaside to its first state crown
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Southridge girls basketball team beat Oregon City in the Class 6A state championship for its first state crown since 2010.
March 12, 2017

Skyhawk Coronation

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge girls basketball team takes home Class 6A state championship over Oregon City
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Valley Catholic's Aidan Welsh goes to the basket in the first half of his team's 71-63 loss to Seaside in the Class 4A state championship game at Forest Grove High School on Saturday.
March 12, 2017

Slideshow: Seaside 71, Valley Catholic 63

by Miles Vance
Seaside's boys hold off a furious VC rally in the final moments to win the Class 4A state title
PAMPLIN MEDIA: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon City senior N'Dea Flye controls the ball under the basket duirng Saturday night's OSAA Class 6A girls' basketball championship final against Southridge at the Chiles Center.
March 12, 2017

Oregon City takes back seat to Southridge in 6A final

by Jim Beseda
Top-ranked Southridge rolled to a 46-27 victory in Saturday's OSAA Class 6A girls' basketball championship game at the Chiles Center.
DAN BROOD - Valley Catholic senior Daniel Hardy throws down his third dunk of the game during the Valiants' 67-52 win over Tillamook in Friday's Class 4A state tournament semifinal game.
March 11, 2017

Motivated Valiants roll to semifinal victory

by Dan Brood
Valley Catholic will face Seaside in the Class 4A state title tilt
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville celebrates after winning the state title game over Churchill Friday, March 10.
March 11, 2017

Boys basketball: Wilsonville goes back-to-back with state title…

by Corey Buchanan
No. 1 Wilsonville repeats as state champion after beating No. 2 Churchill 51-43 in the state title game
PAMPLIN MEDIA: JONATHAN HOUSE - Clackamas senior Elijah Gonzles gets a hug from Jefferson coach Pat Strickland following Saturday's OSAA Class 6A boys' basketball championship game at the Chiles Center.
March 11, 2017

Clackamas falls short against Jefferson in 6A final, 70-67

by Jim Beseda
There were 15 lead changes before Jefferson's Geno West hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:51 to play, leading the No. 1-ranked Democrats to the win in Saturday's OSAA Class 6A boys' basketball…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Anna Klein prepares to go up for a shot during the Braves game versus Sutherlin.
March 11, 2017

Braves unravel, lose state title game to Sutherlin

by Wade Evanson
Banks loses an 18-point lead over the final 10 minutes to fall in championship game
PAMPLIN MEDIA: MATT RAWLINGS - Oregon City's N'Dea Flye yells out instructions in the Pioneers 54-46 win over South Salem in the 6A semifinals
March 11, 2017

Oregon City knocks off second-ranked South Salem

by Matt Rawlings
Stingy defense and timely offense help the Pioneers move on to the title game
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Aleah Goodman jumps into the arms of Kylie Burg (23) after Friday's 44-26 win over Silverton.
March 11, 2017

Photo gallery: Falcons clinch Class 5A girls' state title

by Jim Beseda
La Salle Prep cliched the title with a 44-26 win over defending champion Silverton Friday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD  - Banks takes second place at state.
March 11, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Banks Girls take second at state.

by Pamplin Media Group
Banks falls to Sutherlin 49-43 in class 4A state finals game.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Jefferson Democrats hoist their state championship trophy Saturday at Chiles Center.
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Jefferson Democrats show why they're No. 1

by Paul Danzer
Late-game heroics, defense and free throws put away Clackamas in OSAA 6A title game
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans surround the Jefferson Democrats on the court at Chiles Center moments after they won the Class 6A championship boys basketball game against Clackamas, 70-67.
March 11, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Jefferson rules the state

by Portland Tribune
Democrats outlast Clackamas in close, tense OSAA 6A championship game at Chiles Center
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High's Nina Radford evades South Salem standout Evina Westbrook during Saturday night's Class 6A third-place game in the girls basketball tournament at Chiles Center.
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Third place slips away from Grant girls

by Paul Danzer
Westbrook-led South Salem erases big deficit to edge Generals, 58-53
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Yeaney, Blues capture 4th in 6A girls

by Paul Danzer
St. Mary's Academy guard caps her high school career with big game in win over Sunset
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Grant boys just miss on 4th place

by Paul Danzer
Generals play 2 OTs vs. West Salem, and fall 73-70, despite 31 points from Aaron Deloney
PAMPLIN MEDIA: MILES VANCE - Elijah Gonzales drives past Rodney Hounsell in Clackamas's 78-71 win over West Linn
March 10, 2017

Gonzales powers Clackamas past West Linn

by Matt Rawlings
The Cavaliers take down the Lions to move on to the 6A title game
PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jefferson's Marcus Tsohonis goes up for a dunk over Beaverton in the first half of their 63-50 semifinal win in the Class 6A boys state tournament at the Chiles Center.
March 10, 2017

Slideshow: Jefferson-Clackamas Preview

by Miles Vance
Take a look at Saturday's finalists in their Friday semifinal victories
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge freshman Cameron Brink battles for a loose ball against Grant in the Class 6A semifinals.
March 10, 2017

Immel, Southridge win semifinal prize fight over Grant

by Matt Singledecker
Skyhawk girls basketball battles it out with Generals, will play in the Class 6A state title game
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales put the pedal to the medal in his team's 78-71 win over West Linn in the semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament at the Chiles Center on Friday.
March 10, 2017

Slideshow: Clackamas 78, West Linn 71

by Miles Vance
The No. 3 Cavaliers pull away from the No. 2 Lions to earn a title berth
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior Jake Estep skies to the rim for a lefty layup against Jefferson in the Class 6A semis.
March 10, 2017

Beavers come close, can't down Demos

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton boys basketball tests Jefferson, comes up shy in the Class 6A semifinals
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Southridge girls basketball team beat Oregon City in the Class 6A state championship for its first state crown since 2010.
March 10, 2017

State tournament high school basketball results are here

by Miles Vance
Southridge girls and Jefferson boys rule at the Class 6A level
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas senior guard Elijah Gonzales and the Cavaliers beat West Salem in their tournament opener and will face West Linn in the semifinals at 3:15 p.m. Friday at the Chiles Center.
March 10, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from March 8,…

by Miles Vance
See images from three of the four Class 6A boys state quarterfinal games at the Chiles Center
REVIEW/ NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Aleah Goodman drives on Silverton's Paige Alexander during the second half of Friday's OSAA Class 5A girls' basketball championship final at Gill Coliseum.
March 10, 2017

Goodman guides La Salle to 5A girls state championship

by Jim Beseda
Senior guard Aleah Goodman's game-high 15 points paced the Falcons to a 44-26 win over defending champion Silverton Friday at Gill Coliseum.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Jonah Pemberton drives against Parkrose's NaShawn Penney during the second quarter of Friday's OSAA Class 4A boys' basketball third-place game at Gill Coliseum.
March 10, 2017

Parkrose holds off La Salle in 5A third-place game, 76-69

by Jim Beseda
Isaac Bonton and NaShawn Penney scored a combined 56 points to lead the Broncos to a 76-69 win over their Northwest Oregon Conference rivals.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Gladstone's Damian Zaines scored a game-high 20 points on the bench, leading the Gladiators to a 61-59 come-from-behind win over Philomath Friday at Forest Grove High School.
March 10, 2017

Gladstone rallies from 15 down, stuns Philomath, 61-59

by Jim Beseda
The Gladiators started 1 for 15 from the field and trailed 17-2 before turning around to beat the No. 4-ranked Warriors in Friday's consolation action of the OSAA Class 4A boys' basketball…
March 10, 2017

PREPS: Oh, so close for Grant girls

by Paul Danzer
Generals fall by 2 in defensive OSAA 6A semifinal struggle with No. 1-seed Southridge
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jefferson High guard Geno West scoops for a layup Friday against Beaverton.
March 10, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Democrats down Beaverton

by Portland Tribune
No. 1-ranked Jefferson gets past Beavers in OSAA 6A semifinals
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Tsohonis of Jefferson High goes to the basket Friday against Beaverton as the Democrats win at Chiles Center and reach the Class 6A championship round.
March 10, 2017

PREPS: Defensive work pushes Jefferson into 6A boys final

by Paul Danzer
'We said the offensive side would come. The defense, we had to pick it up'
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks celebrates their 54-44 playoff win over North Marion Thursday night.
March 10, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Banks downs North Marion 54-44 to advance in state 4A…

by Pamplin Media Group
Banks downs North Marion 54-44 to advance in state 4A tournament.

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Bendu Yeaney of St. Mary's Academy leans in for a shot Friday at the Class 6A girls tournament.
Mar 10, 2017

PREPS: St. Mary's will play for trophy

by Paul Danzer
Yeaney's all-around game leads Blues past South Medford, 66-55, in 6A consolation game
PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Sunset guard Maddie Muhlheim makes a move down the sideline during the Apollos 45-33 win over No. 3-ranked Clackamas on Friday.
Mar 10, 2017

Apollos pick up state win over No. 3 Clackamas

by David Ball
Patience down the stretch and a string of free throws secure Sunset's consolation win
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Southridge junior Maggie Freeman made a handful of three-pointers against St. Marys to help Hawks roll in the Class 6A quarterfinals.
Mar 16, 2017

Skyhawk Sizzle

by Matt Singledecker
Southridge girls basketball shoots the lights out in 6A quarters, crushes St. Mary's
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Khalid Thomas scores during the second quarter of his team's 89-59 win over North Medford in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state tournament on Wednesday at the Chiles Center.
Mar 09, 2017

West Linn boys race past North Medford 89-59 in state tournament…

by Miles Vance
The Lions will face Clackamas next in the Class 6A semifinals on Friday
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Jonah Pemberton (with ball) ran into defensive resistance from Wilsonville's (from left to right) Jack Roche, Zach Reichle, and Zac Woodworth in the second half of Thursday's OSAA Class 5A boys' basketball semifinal at Gill Coliseum.
Mar 09, 2017

Wilsonville ends La Salle's championship bid in semis

by Jim Beseda
The top-ranked Wildcats edged their Northwest Oregon Conference rivals 49-47 in Thursday's OSAA Class 5A boys' basketball semifinals at Gill Coliseum.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Aleah Goodman drives around Bend's Tayla Wheeler during the first half of Thursday's OSAA Class 5A girls' basketball semifinal at Gill Coliseum.
Mar 09, 2017

La Salle downs Bend, 56-44, advances to 5A girls final

by Jim Beseda
The top-ranked Falcons used a 17-2 run at the end of the second quarter to take a 29-16 halftime lead and never looked back in Thursday's OSAA Class 5A girls' basketball semifinal.
Maggie Batz
Mar 09, 2017

Marist bounces Putnam from 5A girls tourney, 62-39

by From staff reports
The Spartans of Eugene closed the first quarter on an 18-6 run to take charge of Thursday morning's Class 5A consolation game, ending Putnam's season at 18-9.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Clackamas High senior Elijah Gonzales drives the lane Wednesday during the Cavaliers' 68-52 win over West Salem in the quarterfinals of the OSAA class 6A state boys basketball tournament.
Mar 09, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Clackamas cruises past West Salem to open state 6A…

by Pamplin Media Group
Cavaliers' boys basketball team advances to class 6A semifinals, where they will play West Linn Thursday
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks forward Dalton Renne takes a shot as the clock expires during Banks 72-70 playoff loss to Tillamook Thursday night.
Mar 09, 2017

Banks boys lose heartbreaker to Tillamook in state quarterfinal

by Wade Evanson
The Braves come back to tie the game before Tillamook's Ian Collett sets-up game winning lay-in in the final seconds
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High's Daryn Hickok twists around and shoots over South Medford in the quarterfinals of the 6A girls basketball tournament Thursday at Chiles Center.
Mar 09, 2017

PREPS: Generals' victory sets up showdown with Southridge

by Paul Danzer
Aggressive defense helps Grant girls make bursts, beat South Medford, 56-45
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Grant High Generals celebrate after defeating South Medford 56-45 Thursday afternoon at Chiles Center and advancing to the Class 6A semifinals.
Mar 09, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Grant girls top South Medford

by Portland Tribune
Generals' victory at Chiles Center puts them into OSAA Class 6A girls basketball semifinals
Mar 09, 2017

PREPS: Blues overrun early, head to 6A girls consolation bracket

by Paul Danzer
Southridge shoots down upstart St. Mary's Academy, 82-42, in girls quarterfinal
Mar 09, 2017

PREPS: Grant rallies for win over Westview

by Paul Danzer
Closing burst carries Generals into OSAA 6A fourth-place game at Chiles Center
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior wing Zach Reichle scored 14 points against the Falcons.
Mar 09, 2017

Boys basketball: Wilsonville fends off La Salle to reach state…

by Corey Buchanan
The Wildcats win 49-47 in the state semifinals game Thursday, March 9 at Gill Coliseum
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn junior guard Jalen Thompson and the Lions are hoping to fly high for a fifth straight year at the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament.
Mar 08, 2017

West Linn boys in it to win it — once again

by Miles Vance
Lions return to chase title No. 5 in 2017 state tournamnt
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Hunter Coyle tries to corral a loose ball during his team's 68-52 win over West Salem in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament at the Chiles Center on Wednesday.
Mar 08, 2017

Tourney Central: State tournament basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A boys semifinals are Beaverton vs. Jefferson and West Linn vs. Clackamas
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Rodney Hounshell flies in for a layin during his team's 89-59 win over North Medford in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A boys basketball state tournament at the Chiles Center on Wednesday night.
Mar 08, 2017

Slideshow: West Linn 89, North Medford 59

by Miles Vance
The West Linn boys get off to a flying start in their Class 6A tournament opener
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales scored 31 points in Wednesday's OSAA Class 6A boys' basketball quarterfinal win over West Salem at the Chiles Center.
Mar 08, 2017

Photo gallery: Clackamas advances to 6A boys semis

by Jim Beseda
The Cavaliers defeated West Salem 68-52 in Wednesday's OSAA Class 6A boys' basketball quarterfinals at the Chiles Center.
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Elijah Gonzales led all scorers with 31 points in Wednesday's OSAA Class 6A boys' basketball quarterfinal win over West Salem at the Chiles Center.
Mar 08, 2017

Gonzales leads Clackamas past West Salem, 68-52

by Jim Beseda
Elijah Gonzales led all scorers with 31 points as the Cavaliers advanced to Friday's semifinals of the OSAA Class 6A boys' basketball tournament at the Chiles Center.
Taycee Wedin
Mar 08, 2017

Falcons roll Putnam, 62-25, race into 5A girls semifinals

by From staff reports
Three La Salle Prep players scored in double figures for the Falcons, who closed the half on a 14-2 run to take a 28-14 halftime lead.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Irma Retano (holding ball) was named the Columbia Basin Conference Girls Basketball Player of the Year following a season in which she averaged 16 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.5 steals, and helped the Bulldogs get within a game of the playoffs.
Mar 08, 2017

Irma Retano claims Columbia Basin Conference Player of the Year…

by Will Denner
Sophomore forward's standout season garners lots of attention at the 2A level.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Lynden Harry (15) won her second consecutive TVC Girls Basketball Player of the Year award after leading the White Buffalos in scoring (16.6), rebounds (5.2) and assists (3.5). Last season as a sophomore, Harry shared the POY award with Gladstone's Grace Campbell.
Mar 08, 2017

Lynden Harry named back-to-back Tri-Valley Conference Player of…

by Will Denner
Buffs' junior guard grabs second consecutive league best award, this time outright.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Amari Stafford of Jefferson High dunks in the second half as the Democrats defeat Grant 77-61 in a Wednesday Class 6A quarterfinal game at Chiles Center.
Mar 08, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Jefferson defeats Grant

by Portland Tribune
Democrats advance to OSAA Class 6A boys semifinals with 77-61 victory
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kamaka Hepa of Jefferson High celebrates after a five-point spree by the Democrats in the final five seconds of the first half gave them a five-point lead on Grant in Wednesday's Class 6A quarterfinal at Chiles Center.
Mar 08, 2017

PREPS: Jefferson boys bounce Grant

by Paul Danzer
Balanced scoring carries top-seeded Democrats into 6A semifinals; Beaverton up next
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Mike Davis (13) earned second-team CBC honors after averaging 10.9 points and 10 rebounds per game this season.
Mar 08, 2017

Two Bulldog boys named to CBC teams

by Will Denner
Senior Mike Davis and junior Weston Basl receive first-time recognition
Jonah Pemberton
Mar 07, 2017

La Salle Prep downs Summit in 5A quarterfinals, 54-38

by From staff reports
Jonah Pemberton went 12-for-12 form the free-throw line and led all scorers with 20 points, lifting the Falcons into Thursday's semifinals against top-ranked Wilsonville.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SETH GORDON - Khiarica Rasheed of Grant High goes for a jump shot in a playoff victory over Newberg.
Mar 07, 2017

PREPS: Girls at state: different motivations, same goal

by Paul Danzer
Grant driven by dreams; Blues look to disprove doubters in 6A tournament
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Senior Geno West, the PIL player of the year, has helped Jefferson go 24-1 and reach the 6A quarterfinals, with no losses to anyone in Oregon.
Mar 07, 2017

PREPS: Demos hone their championship plan

by Paul Danzer
Hepa boosts Jefferson's post presence for 6A boys quarterfinal matchup vs. Grant
JODI ARRITOLA - The Kennedy Trojans celebrate their third consecutive trip to Pendleton for the 2A state quarterfinal tournament with their third consecutive trophy. Kennedy defeated Imbler 39-30 on Saturday to finish the season in third place overall, continuing the team's best stretch of play in program history.
Mar 08, 2017

Girls basketball: Kennedy ends season with third-place finish at…

by Phil Hawkins
Trojans fall in semis, but rally for big win over Imbler for third
JO WHEAT - The North Marion girls basketball team swarms teammate Ally Umbenhower seconds after the junior guard hit the game-winning layup against Henley to give the Huskies a 53-51 win and send the team to the 4A state quarterfinal tournament in Forest Grove this week.
Mar 07, 2017

Girls basketball: Huskies advance on last-second stunner

by Phil Hawkins
Ally Umbenhower's game-winning shot sends North Marion to 4A quarterfinals
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle senior guard Aleah Goodman and the top-ranked Falcons may be the best team at any classification in the state of Oregon. They open the Class 5A state tournament against Putnam at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.
Mar 06, 2017

Check out our best high school basketball photos from March 4,…

by Miles Vance
The state tournament fields are now set after Saturday's girls hoop results
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - St. Mary's star Bendu Yeaney and the Blues will get a big test in their Class 6A state tournament opener, facing top-ranked Southridge at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chiles Center.
Mar 06, 2017

Girls state tournaments in Classes 4A, 5A and 6A get into gear…

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A girls tourney opens on Thursday at the Chiles Center
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas senior Matt O'Brien and the third-ranked Cavaliers kick off their Class 6A state tournament when they face West Salem at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chiles Center.
Mar 06, 2017

Boys state tournaments in Classes 4A, 5A and 6A ready to tip off

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A tilt opens on Wednesday at the Chiles Center
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview senior Said Ali (center), Beaverton senior Cole Johanson (right) and Beaverton senior Hunter Sweet (left) have been mainstays in the Westview-Beaverton rivalry.
Mar 06, 2017

Beavers, Wildcats ready for 6A quarterfinal clash

by Matt Singledecker
Beaverton, Westview will play for a fourth time with a shot at the 6A semis on the line
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS - Molalla junior Sierra Cox pulls up for a shot during the Indians' 38-31 loss in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs at home last Saturday.
Mar 06, 2017

Indians' historic season closes abruptly

by Conner Williams
Seaside's Maddi Utti proved to be too much for Molalla
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAURA WARRINGTON  - Country Christian took home the Class 1A second place plaque after making it to the finals for the third year in a row. The Cougars return every player from this year's roster as they have no seniors on the squad.
Mar 06, 2017

Cougars take second at state tournament

by Conner Williams
Country Christian makes state finals three years in a row, returns every player next season
Maggie Batz
Mar 06, 2017

Putnam finds winning road formula at Pendleton, 55-38

by From staff reports
The Kingsmen had four players score in double figures and advanced to Thursday's OSAA Class 5A girls' basketball quarterfinals to face top-ranked La Salle Prep.
Lyric Warren
Mar 06, 2017

Warren's buzzer beater sends Gladstone to quarters

by From staff reports
Lyric Warren's 3-pointer as time expired lifted the Gladiators to a 26-25 home win over Sisters in Friday's opening round of the OSAA Class 4A boys' basketball playoffs.
DAN BROOD - Sunset seniors Rose Pflug (left) and Maddie Muhlheim hug following the Apollos' 56-49 win over Tigard in Saturday's state playoff game.
Mar 05, 2017

Sunset rallies past Tigard to get tourney bid

by Dan Brood
The Apollos advance with a 56-49 win in Saturday's state playoff game
REVIEW/NEWS PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Aleah Goodman helped guide the top-ranked Falcons to a 53-39 playoff win over Central Saturday.
Mar 05, 2017

La Salle blows past Central, 59-35, into 5A quarterfinals

by Jim Beseda
Taycee Wedin scored a game-high 23 points to lead the top-ranked Falcons past the Cougars of Independence in Saturday's opening round of the OSAA Class 5A girls' basketball playoffs.