Track and field: Wildcats flourish before lightning strikes

Track and field: Wildcats flourish before lightning strikes

Though bouts of lightning cut the Wilsonville track and field team’s meet against La Salle...

Boys lacrosse: The Wildcats pulverize Putnam

Boys lacrosse: The Wildcats pulverize Putnam

Jesuit and Canby dealt the Wilsonville boys lacrosse team two forceful blows in the first two...

Equestrian athletes qualify for state

Equestrian athletes qualify for state

The Wilsonville equestrian team earned fourth place at the Tri-Valley District Meet while Annie...

Boys tennis: Wildcats thump Sandy and Putnam

Boys tennis: Wildcats thump Sandy and Putnam

The Wilsonville boys tennis team improved to 8-3 overall and 5-1 in league play with resounding...

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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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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

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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.

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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

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THE HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Lisa WillettStaging your home isn’t like living in it. A great staged home still has character, but should serve as a blank slate so the buyer can see themselves living there. Remember, you only get to make a first impression once, so have all repairs and cleaning done prior to listing.

Drive-up appeal. Your potential buyer’s first look happens before they open the front door. You can boost your curbside appeal by investing in flower beds, washing the driveway and sweeping the porch.

No bad odors. Almost any smell is a major turn off for a buyer. Whether it’s pet odor, cigarette smoke or the residue from painting or cleaning—it has to go. Opening the windows should solve that problem.

Let it shine. Buyers want a home that feels bright and cheery. Replacing burnt and dimming light bulbs will help. Washing both the inside and outside of windows is another must-do.

Cut the clutter. Cluttered kitchen counters, fully-stuffed closets and overflowing cabinets all make a house feel cramped. Further depersonalize the space by removing family photos. Make rooms as spacious as possible and have a good walking path throughout the home.

Keep it clean. A dirty house is an unsellable house. Besides basic cleaning, make sure that all bathtubs, showers and sinks are freshly caulked. Grout lines should be updated too.

Ready to start staging? For more information, contact Lisa Willett for a free seller's guide or moving checklist.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

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LISA WILLETT - The Hasson Company RealtorsAt least once a week, someone comes into my office asking if they need to prequalify for a mortgage before they start looking for their new dream home.

My answer is simple: Yes. Plainly put, prequalifying for a loan helps you determine how much you can afford to borrow.

A pre-qualification is based on your employment, income, credit history and banking information. Once you prequalify, you’ll be shown how high your monthly loan repayment could be. Typically, many buyers don’t feel comfortable paying that much per month, but setting an upward bound helps you narrow down your options.

As a broker, I want your home buying process to be not only fun, but productive. Remember, it takes time to prequalify, but once you get the process started, you can feel mentally prepared to buy and focus your energy on the physical home search.

Here’s exactly what you need to prequalify, courtesy of Frank Sloan of Guild Mortgage Company:

1. The last two years of tax returns, plus all W-2 statements for the same period.

2. A 30-day pay stub from your most recent pay period.

3. Bank statements for the last two months.

If you are ready to get prequalified or begin a home search, give me a call to get started. I have a great tool called “HomeTracker,” which will match your listing criteria with new listings and notify you as soon as they hit the market.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

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WILSONVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC - Dr. Kristen HardingeDiet and nutrition are crucial to ensuring a long, healthy life for your pet. But knowing what to feed your cat or dog can become confusing quickly.

The staff at pet stores are full of advice, but may not have training in nutritional science. At the same time, pet food companies are quick to tout new product lines that tap into consumer fads. Sometimes cost reflects the marketing efforts, and not necessarily better products.

There isn’t one food that is right for all pets. If your pet is eating well, isn’t vomiting or having diarrhea, and maintains a healthy body weight, there’s no compelling reason to switch brands.

If your pet is overweight, the best solution is to either decrease their food intake or increase exercise. Many pet food companies offer “light” or “diet” versions of their most popular products, but these diet foods may simply provide more fiber and are not a magic bullet to reduce your pet’s weight.

To help with weight loss, make sure the treats you give your pet are just that—not a major source of calories in their diet.

While some pets do have food allergies, human owners tend to over diagnosis this affliction. There are many other medical conditions that require prescription diets, such as urinary and kidney disease, diabetes, intestinal disease and liver disease.

There isn’t a catch-all answer for pet nutrition, so if you have questions or concerns, please consult your veterinarian.

Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic

9275 SW Barber St, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 682-3737

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JOY OF LIFE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Laura LaJoieDr. Laura LaJoie is accustomed to surprise when she tells people about her four-day-old patient.

“They can’t imagine what problems an infant might have… they forget that birth can be a traumatic process for the child too,” she says.

The owner of Joy of Life Chiropractic believes that every family deserves to enjoy optimum health at every age and stage. She says there’s a misconception that only adults need chiropractic treatment.

In reality, subluxations (or misalignments) can cause everything from stress headaches to student-athlete injuries in early adolescents. In children, these back problems can also cause things like constipation, reflux and asthma.

And while these so-called growing pains are undeniably common—they are not normal. Health is normal.

“When a child is sick, or showing symptoms of illness, their body is not deficient in some quantity of drug,” says Dr. LaJoie. “Their body is expressing that something is wrong, and we look for the underlying cause of the problem.”

Children are especially vulnerable to lifestyle problems. Poor diet, a disjointed sleep schedule or a lack of activity can cause problems throughout the body, and even behavioral issues.

That’s why it’s important to establish a wellness baseline. By scheduling a checkup at Joy of Life, Dr. LaJoie can establish what healthy looks like for your child, search for long-term solutions and craft a holistic wellness program.

So stay healthy by choice, not by chance, and schedule your appointment today!

Joy of Life Chiropractic

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

(503) 682-9596

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com


Wilsonville's Sports

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Milwaukie player Chase Anderson takes a swing against Wilsonville.
April 30, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for April 29-30

by Miles Vance
For the second week in a row, the weather badgered Oregon's baseball and softball teams as they tried to get their Friday games in the books. Sometimes, they succeeded. Sometimes, those games…
PIONEER PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Estacada's Jordan McDaniel delivers a pitch in the first inning of Friday's Tri-Valley Conference baseball road game against Molalla. Estacada led 7-0 in the second inning when the game was halted because of rain and nearby lightning and will resume on Tuesday.
April 30, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 29

by Miles Vance
The rain may have slowed us, but it didn't stop us. Not completely, anyway. While many of Friday's scheduled baseball and softball games got rained out, there were some stalwarts who played…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville's Adam Stevens lays down a bunt against Milwaukie.
April 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…


TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Sherwood freshman shortstop Anthony Garrett looks to make  a throw to first base after forcing out Tigard junior Ryan Worthley at second base in Thursday's game.
April 29, 2016

Check out today's covered baseball and softball games

by Miles Vance
It's baseball, baseball and more baseball this Friday. And at least a bit of softball. If you check out the new Prep Baseball/Softball tab — you can see it by hovering over the Sports tab at the…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - April 27, 2016
April 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
April 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…
April 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…
April 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…
April 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,…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Jesuit's Nolan McCarthy makes a play during his team's Friday victory over Sunset at Sunset High School.
April 22, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for April 21-22

by Miles Vance
First the sun shone, then the skies darkened the wind came up, the rains fell, the clouds cleared, the winds died away, the skies cleared and the sun shone again. Welcome to a 24-hour period in…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy junior Emily Frey rounds third and heads home to score the Trojans first run of the game in a 12-2 victory over the St. Paul Buckaroos on Friday.
April 22, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 22

by Miles Vance
You can contain Oregon high school baseball and softball teams, but you can't stop them. A day after many of the state's northern teams moved games ahead by a day to avoid Friday's expected…
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy junior Emily Frey rounds third and heads home to score the Trojans first run of the game in a 12-2 victory over the St. Paul Buckaroos on Friday.
April 22, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 21

by Miles Vance
The best laid plans ... You may know the rest of this quote, but for today's purposes, it means this — expected Friday rain meant that several of our area baseball and softball teams moved their…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - April 20, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Brandon Powell 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 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - April 20, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Skyler Matthews 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: DAN BROOD - Wilsonville No. 1 singles player Keely Petticord won her match against La Salle.
April 20, 2016

Girls tennis: Wilsonville continues to show winning touch

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls tennis team dominated its pair of matches last week, defeating La Salle 6-1 Tuesday, April 12, and Parkrose 7-2 Friday, April 15. Wilsonville’s No. 1 doubles team of Madi…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tyler Tacla poses for a photo with his family during his letter of intent signing.
April 20, 2016

Baseball: Tyler Tacla commits to Chemeketa CC

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville senior outfielder Tyler Tacla recently committed to the Chemeketa Community College baseball program. The 2015 Honorable Mention All-League outfielder initially decided to attend…
April 20, 2016

Baseball: Offense piles on 12 runs against Sandy

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville baseball team’s game against Sandy resembled a smooth, cloudless drive along the highway through the first four and a half innings. Then, an unrelenting dark cloud literally and…
April 20, 2016

Track and field: Wildcats finish near the top at large competition

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys and girls track and field teams each finished second out of more than 20 schools at the Wilsonville Invitational Saturday, April 16. The boys team finished with 90.5 points…
April 20, 2016

Girls golf: Howe eagles while the Wildcats cruise

by Corey Buchanan
Kaitlyn Howe catapulted the golf ball 270 yards down the Stone Creek Golf Club’s 18th fairway. Switching a driver for an eight-iron, the Wilsonville junior finessed the ball 12 feet from the…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville junior wing Zach Reichle won the 5A State Player of the Year award.
April 20, 2016

Boys basketball: Reichle and Roche garner prestigious accolades

by Corey Buchanan
After wiping out the 5A State Tournament field in mid-March, Wilsonville swept the two most illustrious awards in 5A boys basketball. Junior Zach Reichle received 5A Player of the Year honors…

Don't miss the local news

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville catcher Katie Enbody tags Milwaukie's Justine Brown out at home.
Apr 15, 2016

Softball: Dingers lead Wilsonville to first league victory of the season

by Corey Buchanan
The Wildcats hit two home runs in their 6-3 victory over Milwaukie Wilsonville seniors Mckenzie Atwood and Skyler Matthews each clubbed shots that lined the blue sky, hovered for a few majestic…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CAL-BAPTIST ATHLETICS - Wilsonville alumna Christie Halverson won the Division II National Championship in the 1,000-yard freestyle.
Apr 13, 2016

Christie Halverson achieves the improbable

by Corey Buchanan
In the middle of prayer one month before the National Championships, a seemingly chimerical notion entered Christie Halverson’s mind. “Could I win a national championship?” the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: GREG ARTMAN - Wilsonville junior quarterback Connor Neville chose Washington State University over Boise State University and University of Hawaii.
Apr 13, 2016

An opportunity Wilsonville quarterback Connor Neville couldn't pass up

by Corey Buchanan
Quarterback Connor Neville verbally commits to Washington State University During the dawn of his football career, Connor Neville aspired to one day lead the Oregon Ducks and Dallas Cowboys’…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Harrison Steiger won four events against Liberty and one event at the Willamette Falls Invitational.
Apr 13, 2016

Track and field: Steiger showcases athletic repertoire

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville track and field teams upended the Liberty Falcons Wednesday, April 6 in a home meet. The Wilsonville boys team accumulated 157 points compared to Liberty’s 59 while the girls…
Apr 13, 2016

Softball team "gets back to basics"

by Corey Buchanan
Regarding the Wilsonville softball team’s 2016 season, patience is the operative word. The Wildcats have won just two of their first 12 games but feature a young roster and promising talent.…
Apr 13, 2016

Girls tennis: Wildcats go 2-1 in slate of matches

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls tennis team blanked two Northwest Oregon Conference opponents and lost to a non-conference foe last week. The Wildcats defeated Hillsboro 8-0 Tuesday, April 5 and Milwaukie…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Senior Alex Monello attempts a shot on goal against Liberty.
Apr 13, 2016

Girls lacrosse team turns game into practice

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville head coach Brett Monello scribbled lines and arrows on his chalkboard before the Wilsonville girls lacrosse team’s game against Liberty Tuesday, April 5. Monello drew up a defensive…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - April 11, 2016
Apr 12, 2016

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

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Jessica Berry 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 11, 2016
Apr 12, 2016

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

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Harrison Steiger 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…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview pitcher Donovan Baldocchi cranks it up during Westview's 17-2 Metro League win over Sunset at Westview High School on Friday.
Apr 11, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from March 8

by Miles Vance
It may be early in the season, but that doesn't mean there weren't big games galore on Friday afternoon. And with all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch…
REVIEW PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - La Salle starting pitcher Levi Miles pitches to Liberty catcher John Jensen in the bottom of the third inning.
Apr 08, 2016

High school baseball and softball scores are here for April 8

by Miles Vance
The dream is alive and well for Oregon's high school baseball and softball teams. Most leagues are still in the early portion of their 2016 seasons so the chances for league titles and state…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Westview's Luke Pilat and the Wildcats hope to extend their fast start today against Sunset at 5 p.m. at Westview High School.
Apr 08, 2016

Check out today's covered baseball and softball games

by Miles Vance
Grab your glove, slip on your hat and find your best bat — it's game time. Today marks the debut of the new Prep Baseball/Softball tab for Community Newspapers — you can see it by hovering over…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview second baseman Jayden Hanna gets ready to catch the ball and chase Sunset's Tyler Sumner during his team's 17-2 Metro League win at Westview High School on Friday.
Apr 08, 2016

Check out our best high school baseball and softball photos from April 8

by Miles Vance
Seriously — does it get any better than this? The state's best players in both baseball and softball, the best weather in the world, and some killer photography from Community Newspapers' best.…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - April 6, 2016
Apr 07, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - April 6, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Bethany Cerdan 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 6, 2016
Apr 07, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - April 6, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Tom Gomez 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…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville pitcher Tom Gomez delivers a pitch during his no-hit performance against Gresham.
Apr 06, 2016

Baseball: Wilsonville pulls off a no-hitter and a game-winner in consecutive games

by Corey Buchanan
Tom Gomez’s arm felt looser than it had in weeks before manning the bump Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Tacla’s dribbler scooted just far enough to prompt David Palmer to race home Wednesday evening.…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior Tyler Hieb (left) will join Justin Parnell (right) at Oregon Tech next year.
Apr 06, 2016

Boys basketball: Senior Tyler Hieb inks future with Oregon Tech

by Corey Buchanan
Justin Parnell first discovered Tyler Hieb when the Wilsonville senior was a sophomore. In Hieb’s junior season they developed a rapport. And this year, Parnell watched Hieb lead Wilsonville to…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville girls tennis player Samantha Monello volleys at the net against Canby.
Apr 06, 2016

Girls tennis: Wilsonville tops three opponents

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls tennis team ran the table last week, winning matches over Canby, The Dalles and Oregon City. To open the week, the Wildcats knocked off Canby 5-3 Tuesday, March 29. No. 1…
Apr 06, 2016

Wilsonville girls golf aces first test of the season

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville girls golf team took advantage of a lovely day on the links Tuesday, March 29, defeating Northwest Oregon Conference competition handily in the first official tournament of the…
Apr 06, 2016

Boys golf: Wilsonville maintains spot in league driver's seat

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville boys golf team won its second consecutive Northwest Oregon Conference tournament Monday, March 28 at Waverly Golf Course. The Wildcats posted a total score of 333 while Liberty…