Track and field: Tyler Hieb wins second state title of the year

Track and field: Tyler Hieb wins second state title of the year

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Girls tennis: Wardle and Heilig mount semifinals runs

Girls tennis: Wardle and Heilig mount semifinals runs

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Baseball: Walk-off sends Wildcats to playoffs

Baseball: Walk-off sends Wildcats to playoffs

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Boys tennis: Doubles team challenges high seed

Boys tennis: Doubles team challenges high seed

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Girls lacrosse: Wilsonville's season comes to an end

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieStudent athletic programs are changing. The multi-sport student athlete—once a common sight on primary and secondary schoolyards—is being replaced by single-sport adolescent athletes.

More kids are specializing in one sport at an earlier age, and with longer seasons.

Though their dedication and hard work are to be applauded, these kids are putting themselves at increased risk for repetitive strain, fractures and other debilitating injuries, according to Wilsonville chiropractor Dr. Laura LaJoie.

The owner of Joy of Life Chiropractic says the shift from multi- to single-sport athletics reduces the amount of variety in students’ exercises and training programs. It also creates less balanced physical development.

A multi-sport athlete may run track and play basketball, soccer or tennis. In contrast, the disciplined single-sport athlete performs the same actions over and over, honing their skills but also increasing their risk.

To keep your child healthy, Dr. LaJoie recommends scheduling an immediate biomechanical evaluation to check for potential imbalances, trouble spots—and develop solutions.

“Summer is the perfect time to come in and learn about our personalized strength and conditioning programs,” says Dr. LaJoie. “We can help your athlete maintain their strength and flexibility, recover from a previous injury and minimize their risk for future injuries.”

Joy of Life Chiropractic is dedicated to providing optimal health to everyone, regardless of age or stage. So be healthy by choice, not by chance, and schedule a visit at Joy of Life Chiropractic today.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-9596

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettThe home inspection is a crucial part of the house-buying process, but how you react to what’s uncovered can mean the difference between big savings, and a big headache. Use these bargaining table tips to ensure you get the best deal.

Tour problem spots. Any home inspection agent will offer to provide a written or verbal summary of their findings, but if at all possible, ask to be shown the problems in person. Seeing things firsthand will give you a better sense of how serious these trouble areas really are, and improve your bargaining position.

Ask for credit. Once your home inspector has identified potential trouble spots, approach the seller and ask them to deduct the estimated price of these repairs from their asking price. You can put these savings toward the repair costs—or use them for something more pressing.

Try for closing costs. Some sellers can be hesitant to cover the cost of repairs, but may relent to paying your closing costs. The fees charged by the lender, title company, land surveyor and local government often cost just as much as the necessary repairs.

Loose lips sink savings. If the seller knows you plan to completely renovate a problem area, they’re far less likely to offer a repair credit or pay for the needed construction themselves. Keep your poker face on, and never discuss your renovation plans within earshot of the seller or their agent.

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeFleas, ticks and mites are dreaded in pet-friendly households, and with good reason.

Not only can these bloodsuckers cause itching and skin problems in the short term, they can also transmit more serious diseases. Rashes and inflammation (as well as the associated scratching) increase your pet’s risk of developing a secondary bacterial infection.

Identifying and preventing fleas, ticks and mites is the key to effective parasite control. Persistent itching, and signs of skin infection (ranging from redness and raised irritation to open sores and bleeding) may indicate the presence of external parasites.

You can treat pet parasites through a number of products, including orally-administered medication, topically-applied products and flea collars. It should be noted that not every product is equally effective, and using the wrong product can be extremely harmful, even fatal, to your pet.

If you aren’t sure what parasite your pet has, or what the most effective treatment option is, consult your local veterinarian for options.

Remember that parasites can travel from pet to pet and to people within your household; if you discover an infection in one animal, it’s best to treat the whole “herd” as potential hosts. Parasite larvae can survive in the atmosphere, in your carpet—even in your pet’s bed; treating the pet’s environment is key to preventing reinfection.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonHave you heard about the latest DIY (do it yourself) trend? It’s dangerous, foolhardy—and completely legal.

It’s hard to believe, but according to this consumer alert put out by the American Association of Orthodontists, some people are starting to use DIY methods to self treat their crooked or gap teeth.

A quick search online pulls up hundreds of references to these so-called “quick fix” projects. Some of these solutions use things like rubber bands or dental floss, but the most outrageous involve constructing faux braces out of paper clips, or a retainer out of modeling clay.

Folks, this is crazy. You can cause extensive (and very expensive) damage to your teeth, bone and soft tissue by messing around with dental experiments.

Why? Well, for starters, orthodontists don’t just align your teeth based on aesthetics. In fact, the functionality and long-term health of your teeth is our primary concern; style always comes second. Trying to self treat misaligned teeth could very easily result in loss of the supporting tooth root, gum recession or, in the worst case, loss of teeth altogether.

Moreover, orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists with over 10 years of rigorous education. We’re professional, reliable and safe.

So take it from me: don’t experiment on your teeth. You get what you pay for, and without the help of a dental professional, you could be causing your teeth serious (if not irreparable) harm.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

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CANBY FORD - Buy American! Support Canby Ford.After a two-year hiatus, the Ford F-150 Raptor is back—with enhanced capabilities and all-new technology that make the 2017 Raptor even more of an off-road powerhouse than ever before.

It only takes a minute inside the cab to understand why the F-150 Raptor is considered to have the “DNA of a Baja race truck” by weekend racers and professional drivers alike.

The Raptor is powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine technology, which produces more thrust than the older 6.2-liter V8 engine. A 10-speed transmission ensures optimal efficiency when shifting.

A new transfer case manages power distribution between the front and back wheels, ensuring force on demand for the Raptor’s four-wheel drive. The 2017 Raptor also comes with a brand new Terrain Management System, allowing the driver to optimize engine output depending on driving conditions.

Military-strength steel and high-grade aluminium-alloy body construction allowed Ford’s engineers to shave an amazing 500 pounds off previous iterations of the Raptor. In fact, the leaner frame and increased engine capacity give the Raptor its best weight-to-power ratio ever.

The 2017 Raptor is available as both a SuperCrew and SuperCab truck. The four-door SuperCrew comes with an expanded 145-inch wheelbase, providing more legroom for passengers and storage space for gear.

The 2017 Raptor will be built at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. Sales to the public are slated to begin this fall.

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettThe home buying market is heating up—and fast. Chances are, your new dream home is someone else’s too. Here are five ways to distinguish your offer from the rest.

Be pre-approved. Being pre-approved is stronger than being pre-qualified. It demonstrates to the seller that you have the ability to turn your loan into a “virtual” cash offer.

Strengthen your offer. The easier the process is for the seller, the better your chances are of being accepted. You can strengthen your position by offering more than the asking price, increasing the amount of earnest money or adapting closing dates that accommodate the seller.

Address inspections and contingencies differently. Instead of waiting 15 days for a home inspection, try decreasing that time to show you are eager to move through the process. Agreeing to absorb any difference between the sale and appraisal price can also calm a nervous seller.

Consider an escalation clause. In the case of multiple offers, an escalation clause is designed to edge out competing bids by automatically raising your offer when another bid comes in. This also eliminates the risk of unnecessarily paying too much.

Write a letter. Try to make a personal connection with the seller. Let them know how special their home is to you and relate the importance of becoming the next owner. Sellers love to know who will inhabit the space they’ve called home.

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15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieLifelong health can sprout from just a few healthy choices—and those seeds can be planted today, according to Dr. Laura LaJoie of Joy of Life Chiropractic.

She says too many people think attaining a healthy lifestyle means abrupt changes and a radical makeover. In reality, small, incremental steps are the keys to optimum health. Daily health care “maintenance” is more effective (and easier) than planning a massive switch.

Dr. LaJoie recommends starting simple: Drink more water, add a few veggies to your diet and increase your activity with a daily walk or light exercise.

Most importantly, make sure to take stock of your nervous system. If you’re suffering from continual or habitual pain that other doctors may describe as “normal,” you need to schedule an adjustment at Joy of Life Chiropractic. Headaches, back pain and the like are all common—but they are NOT normal!

“The biggest problem facing our health care system today is that the system is designed to treat problems that already exist versus obtaining and maintaining optimum health,” Dr. LaJoie explains.

Be healthy by choice, not by chance. Dr. LaJoie can help you achieve optimum health, regardless of age or stage. Call to GET CHECKED TODAY and plant more seeds for your healthy life! Call (503) 682-9596 for more info.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-9596

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeThere are many reasons why it’s a great idea to bring your cat to the vet. For starters, cats are notorious for not communicating with owners when they’re feeling sick. Your vet can notice signs and symptoms that you might miss.

At the same time, early detection of a disease is paramount to a longer, more comfortable life for your feline friend. Veterinarians can help manage a cat’s pain and nutritional needs, improving their quality of life. A trip to the vet is also an opportunity to discuss your cat’s behavior, nutrition, litterbox habits, potential for parasite infections, as well as any current underlying disease they may have.

You should schedule a cat’s vet appointment at least annually for those pets that are under 10 and have no known health concerns. For elderly cats (or those with a chronic disease), we recommend scheduling an appointment at a minimum of every six months. These recommendations apply to both indoor and outdoor cats.

At Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic, we make these visits less stressful by using calming pheromones, padded tables, treats (for those who like them) and towels to hide under for shy cats.

It is important to socialize your cat from a young age so they become confident and comfortable in new surroundings. Kitten socialization classes are becoming more popular, and can be a great boon to your pet!

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

"Quick Grandpa, Bring The Money"


Diane EdwardsAs a new Nana, I understand the desire to make fun memories and give special gifts to the grandchild(ren). I also understand the world our grandchildren are growing up in is not the world we grew up in and the need for higher education and/or vocational training is almost a given.

Most parents intend on saving for their child’s college education, but with many couples starting their families later in life, they are challenged to choose between their retirement or funding college.

Check out the 4 plan options a grandparent can consider when contributing to a college fund in this month’s Money Chat article at www.eafsi.com.

Q: My husband and I are older and want to help fund our grandchild’s college fund. We are not on a tight budget but we are frugal. What are our options?

A: One idea is if you are required to take your annual required minimum distribution (RMD), and you don’t need it for your own budget, it could fund a 529 Plan. As the account owner you retain control of the account and the Plan beneficiary can be changed at any time should there be a need to do so. You can learn more at www.eafsi.com under this month’s Money Chat!

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieWater matters to Dr. Laura LaJoie of Joy of Life Chiropractic. The Wilsonville chiropractor is celebrating proper hydration during her annual Water Week, running from April 18 to 23 next month.

Why water? Of the billions of cells that make up our bodies, each one is more than 70% water. Drinking water allows the brain to fully function, while dehydration has been linked to many challenges, such as cramping, headaches and difficulty concentrating, to name a few. For senior citizens, symptoms of dehydration are often confused with early-onset dementia.

The standards are to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water or half your body weight in water a day. Highly active individuals need to drink more than that. Coffee, soda, energy drinks and alcohol are not a substitute for a good glass of water.

If you’re not absorbing the water, Dr. LaJoie recommends adding just a pinch of sea salt to a full glass of water. Sea salt adds extra minerals without the corresponding overload of sodium chloride found in regular table salt.

“There’s a big distinction between being healthy and being ‘NOT sick,’” says Dr. LaJoie. “I’m interested in my patients’ overall health, and encouraging hydration is a big part of that.”

So remember to stay healthy by choice, not by chance. To learn more about the importance of drinking water, LIKE Joy of Life Chiropractic’s Facebook page, or visit Dr. LaJoie for an in-person consultation.

Joy of Life Chiropractic

29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite J, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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CANBY FORD - Stop on by Canby Ford today!Finally! America’s hardest-working men and women now have a truck that works as hard as they do—the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty, available this fall from Canby Ford.

Certainly the most exciting thing about the 2017 F-Series is its all-new, military-grade backbone. The Super Duty’s fully-boxed, aluminum-alloy frame is now up to 24 times stiffer than older models, making it the market leader in towing and payload. America’s work truck is smarter and safer than ever before as well. The 2017 Super Duty can now come with as many as seven cameras, providing a truly 360-degree view of the work site, the campsite or the parking lot.

If you’ve ever struggled with hook-up of gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailers, you’ll be sure to appreciate the high-mounted stop lamp camera, which Ford added to improve visibility into the cargo box. There’s also an attachable trailer camera for improved sightlines while backing up, another first for the Ford F-Series.

The 2017 Super Duty brings an array of technological upgrades too. Highlights include a blind spot information system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and automatic collision warnings, as well as brand new communication and entertainment system features.

There are several options under the hood, including the 6.2-liter and 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 engine.

Canby Ford will offer the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty in 550, 450, 350 and 250 models, with pricing and financing assistance available. For more information, visit Canby Ford today!

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeWelcoming a new puppy into your home can be exciting, but it’s important to help your pet during this crucial stage of development. Here are some things every puppy should experience in a safe environment.

Seven safe challenges. Creating a small “obstacle course” for your pup helps him stretch his legs and become accustomed to his new home.

Seven car rides. Take your puppy for a drive (while they’re safely stored in a crate). This will help them associate driving with fun, not just a trip to the vet.

Seven fast objects. Skateboards, vacuum cleaners, cars and even toddlers can all seem threatening to a pup. Make sure your puppy is used to our fast-moving lifestyle.

Seven surface walks. Carpet, tile, hardwood, cement, dirt and grass all offer new, exciting tactile experiences for your puppy.

Seven tasty foods. There’s more to life than kibble. Offer your pup different foods in different containers.

Seven different people. Your pup should be familiar and comfortable with young people, old people and people of varying sexes.

Seven fun toys. Different toys teach different skills. A bone can be contemplative, while catch with a stick means it’s time for exercise.

Seven different animals. Positive experiences with other dogs, but also other species (like cats and horses) are helpful to raising a confident dog.

Until they are fully vaccinated (16 weeks), these experiences need to be limited to areas where vaccinated and well-mannered animals visit.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com


Wilsonville's Sports

May 25, 2016

Boys golf: Wilsonville rebounds after tough first day at state

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys golf team cratered and nearly reached its zenith at the 5A Oregon State Championships Monday and Tuesday May 16 and 17 at Trysting Tree Golf Club. In summation, their total…
May 25, 2016

Girls golf: The Wildcats place fifth in state

by Corey Buchanan
Head coach Mike Nichols has watched the Wilsonville girls golf team achieve steady improvement the last three seasons. His team finished ninth in 5A in 2013, third in 2014 and tied for second in…
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May 24, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 25, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Tyler Hieb of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community service…


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May 24, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 25, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Madi Wardle of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Alyssa Villalobos of Forest Grove competes in the Class 6A girls long jump on Friday at Hayward Field in Eugene.
May 21, 2016

Photo Gallery: See the best of state track photos from May 19-20

by Pamplin Media Group
The best athletes shine the brightest on the state's biggest stage Each day, every race, every minute seemed to make another big performances at the 2016 state track and field meets in Eugene.…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 18, 2016
May 20, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 18, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Kristen Burke of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Wilsonville's Kristen Burke set a school record in the 100-hurdles at the district meet.
May 18, 2016

Track and field: Wildcats perform beyond wildest expectations

by Corey Buchanan
Whether sweltered like the dog days of summer at the 2016 Northwest Oregon Conference District Meet, but Wilsonville track and field coach David Barkley compared the two-day event to the perfect…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville doubles players Hanna Heilig (left) and Madi Wardle slap hands during the district tournament.
May 18, 2016

Girls tennis: Wilsonville sweeps district titles

by Corey Buchanan
One year after sending all four singles players to the semifinals of the district tournament, the Wilsonville girls tennis team achieved a more well-rounded form of dominance this year. The…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville's Quinn Everts hits a backhand during the semifinals match against Sandy.
May 18, 2016

Boys tennis: Quinn Everts, Aidan Green qualify for state

by Corey Buchanan
Though they didn’t achieve their ultimate goal of winning the league title, Wilsonville’s No. 1 doubles team of Quinn Everts and Aidan Green achieved the boys tennis team’s first state…
May 18, 2016

Boys golf punches state tourney ticket

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys golf team did not play its best in the regional tournament but played well enough to qualify for state Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10 at Trysting Tree Golf Course. The…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 18, 2016
May 17, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 18, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Jax Evenhus of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Tucker Munson (4) meets Kristjen Mertes at home plate during the Wildcats 16-0 win.
May 14, 2016

Baseball: Homers, strikeouts drive Wilsonville past Parkrose

by Corey Buchanan
Jax Evenhus ties 5A strikeout record while Wilsonville blasts four home runs during win Wilsonville pitcher Jax Evenhus trotted off the mound with a look of confident defiance before teammates…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 11, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Kacy Shrock of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 11, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Quinn Everts of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - MacKenzie Welberg aims her stick toward the goal against Oregon Episcopal School.
May 11, 2016

Girls lacrosse: MacKenzie Welberg's marvelous season

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville sophomore steps up after sister's injury MacKenzie Welberg shook uncontrollably and felt nauseous before darting to the sidelines with five minutes left in the first half against…
May 11, 2016

Boys golf takes NWOC crown

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys golf team put the finishing touches on a league championship Monday, May 2, winning the final Northwest Oregon Conference regular season tournament of the season at Forest…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Dylan Jordan signs his letter of intent at Wilsonville High School.
May 11, 2016

Boys basketball: Dylan Jordan picks Clark College

by Corey Buchanan
For Dylan Jordan in 2016, life is good. In March the Wilsonville senior was a key cog in the Wilsonville boys basketball team’s resounding state championship run. In April he announced he would…
May 11, 2016

Girls tennis team wins regular season title

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls tennis team swept the Northwest Oregon Conference field and won the regular season title. Now, they shift their attention to the district meet, where singles and doubles…
May 11, 2016

Wildcat boys tennis ties for league title

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys tennis team finished tied for first in the Northwest Oregon Conference after ending the regular season with a 7-2 victory over St. Helens. The Wildcats finished tied with La…
May 11, 2016

Track and field: Wildcat boys end regular season with win

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys track and field team capped the regular season with a first place finish in a four-team meet at Wilsonville High, while the girls team finished second Wednesday, May 4. The…

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SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Alexa Erickson runs up the field with the ball against Oregon Episcopal School.
May 11, 2016

Girls lacrosse drops top-five showdown

by Corey Buchanan
The No. 3 ranked Wilsonville girls lacrosse team played arguably its most important game of the regular season Tuesday, May 3 against No. 4 Oregon Episcopal School. The Wildcats fought back from…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville girls golfer Jessica Berry finished in the top 10 at the Regional Tourament.
May 11, 2016

Girls golf comes from behind to take regional title

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls golf team entered the second day of the regional tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course with a state tournament spot essentially sealed up. Still, disastrous holes…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Beaverton's Karac Leyva slides home to score in his team's 4-3 loss to Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from May 6

by Miles Vance
The arms showed up on Friday. So did the bats, the gloves and the speed. Together, they created a bunch of big games, great plays and lifetime memories. And with all that excitement going on,…
GRAPHIC PHOTO: SETH GORDON - St. Paul freshman Justin Herberger leaps to avoid a tag from East Linn Christian Academy catcher Bryant Mizsei and score the first run of the game during the fourth inning. Herberger was ruled out, but the Bucks (14-3, 10-2) posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 4-0 win and remain atop the OSAA 2A/1A Special District 2 standings.
May 06, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for May 6

by Miles Vance
Now that — and by that, we're talking Friday's awesome weather — felt like spring. But of course, it wasn't just the sunshine that made it feel like spring — there was also the crack of the bat,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Forest Grove's Sierra Gunderson (right) and Kinsey Barnett can't quite field a ball near second base during a 15-3 defeat to McNary on Friday.
May 06, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from May 6

by Miles Vance
After two consecutive Fridays of intermittent rain and way too many cancellations, the sun smiled down warmly on Oregon's high school baseball and softball players on Friday. In response, those…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 4, 2016
May 06, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 4, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Jake Bell of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community service…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 4, 2016
May 06, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 4, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Howe of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville girls golfer Lexie Huebert hits a shot out of of the bunker during the Wildcats' tournament at Charbonneau Golf Club.
May 04, 2016

Girls golf: Wilsonville, Kaitlyn Howe take district titles

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville junior golfer Kaitlyn Howe watched her teammates rocket drives from the first tee-box to the fairway, strolled through the Charbonneau Golf Course walkways free of her golf bag and…
May 04, 2016

Track beats league opponents, competes in Twilight Relays

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys and girls track and field teams swept their meet against Milwaukie and Hillsboro Wednesday, April 27. The Wildcat boys beat Milwaukie 92-53 and Hillsboro 118-27 while the…
May 04, 2016

Girls lacrosse: Wilsonville beats burgeoning league foe

by Corey Buchanan
While spearheading the Oregon Girls Youth Lacrosse Association, Wilsonville girls lacrosse coach Brett Monello watched Tualatin sprout up a youth lacrosse program. For the first time ever,…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville's Adam Stevens lays down a bunt against Milwaukie.
Apr 30, 2016

Baseball: Wilsonville perseveres through delays and defeats Milwaukie

by Corey Buchanan
The Wildcats score two runs in the sixth inning to knock off the Mustangs 6-4 In the bottom of the sixth inning of a game lengthened to that of a standard Major League Baseball outing due to…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - April 27, 2016
Apr 28, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - April 27, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Spencer Chames of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - April 27, 2016
Apr 28, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - April 27, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Lexee Padrick of Wilsonville High School for being selected as the Wilsonville Spokesman's Athlete of the Week. The Spokesman's Athlete of the Week program is a community…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Jake Estes finished third in the pole vault competition against La Salle.
Apr 27, 2016

Track and field: Wildcats flourish before lightning strikes

by Corey Buchanan
Though bouts of lightning cut the Wilsonville track and field team’s meet against La Salle short, the Wildcats won seven of the 11 completed events including four girls victories and three boys…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville doubles player Daryl Wainwright hits a serve against Sandy.
Apr 27, 2016

Boys tennis: Wildcats thump Sandy and Putnam

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys tennis team improved to 8-3 overall and 5-1 in league play with resounding victories over Sandy, Tuesday April 19 and Putnam Friday, April 22. The Wildcats beat Sandy 7-2…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: STALNAKERS PHOTOGRAPHY - Annie Stamnes qualified for state in the hunt seat over fences event.
Apr 27, 2016

Equestrian athletes qualify for state

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville equestrian team earned fourth place at the Tri-Valley District Meet while Annie Stamnes, Hailey Giddings, Lexee Padrick and others qualified for the OHSET State Championships.…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville player Jonny Dominguez rifles the ball toward the goal against Putnam.
Apr 27, 2016

Boys lacrosse: The Wildcats pulverize Putnam

by Corey Buchanan
Jesuit and Canby dealt the Wilsonville boys lacrosse team two forceful blows in the first two games of the season. But, after losing those contests by 33 goals combined, the Wildcats hung within…
Apr 27, 2016

Girls golf team gets state tourney preview

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls golf team enjoyed a sneak peak of the state tournament Monday, April 18. Playing at Quail Valley Golf Course, the site of the 2016 5A State Championships, the Wildcats…
Apr 27, 2016

Girls tennis team beats Sandy, Putnam

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls tennis team defeated Sandy and Putnam in two inner-league matches last week. The Wildcats defeated Sandy 6-3 Tuesday, April 19 and Putnam 9-0 Friday, April 25. No. 1…
Apr 27, 2016

Baseball: Ryan Gay's squeeze sinks St. Helens

by Corey Buchanan
On the losing end of a pitchers duel and heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Wilsonville baseball team trailed 1-0 and needed to send one run home to force extra innings. Instead,…