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Fun is had by all at Wilsonville youth basketball camp

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Kam Morgan shines in Les Schwab Bowl

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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonIf you want to play like the pros, you need to wear the same specialized equipment that keeps professional athletes safe and performing at their peak.

But here’s a hint—I’m not talking about their shoes or jerseys. I’m talking about mouthguards.

That’s why Wilson Orthodontics has provided free custom mouthguards to student athletes for the past 14 years. This year, we’ll distribute roughly 500 protectors to football and lacrosse athletes in Sherwood, Newberg and the surrounding communities.

But mouthguards are important for athletes in every sport. So here’s a breakdown that will help you choose the best option.

Ready Made. A ready made (or “stock”) mouthguard is fine, especially if practice is in 20 minutes. But they’re the least safe, least effective and least preferred option. In your mouth, one size really doesn’t fit all.

Mouth Formed. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are probably the most common out there. When heated in boiling water, they become pliable, allowing you to bite down and mold them. Unfortunately, the process isn’t perfect, and these still tend to shift during play.

Custom Made. Hands down, this is the best option. At Wilson Orthodontics, we can make a custom molded mouthguard, and can tailor your mouthguard to your dental history and chosen sport. These are the safest option, and it’s what the pros use too.

Wilson Orthodontics

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

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

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

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CANBY FORD - There's always something new at Canby Ford. Stop by today!The Ford Mustang is America’s original pony car, and consumers have long admired the iconic muscle machine for its dynamic styling, elegant chassis and powerful engine options.

None of that has changed—but the 2016 Ford Mustang now comes with more standard features, bold color options and a range of hands-free technologies.

One big change is the return of hood vent-integrated secondary turn signals. Fans are calling it a throwback from Mustang’s history, and this heritage feature now comes standard for buyers of the 2016 Mustang GT.

Ford also unveiled a few new color schemes, including over-the-top racing stripes and jet black roof paneling.

When it comes to the engine, the 3.7-liter V6, 2.3-liter EcoBoost and 5-liter V8 all provide the force and fire necessary to conquer the open road. That being said, keeping up with technological change has become (almost) as important as what’s under the hood, and Ford aficionados have plenty to look forward to on that front.

Engineers have been touting SYNC 3’s voice recognition system, as well as the smartphone-like touchscreen and graphic interface.

It’s also worth noting that the Mustang is one of Ford’s safest cars ever, earning five-star ratings for frontal, side and rollover collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Mustang a five-star crash test rating overall.

The 2016 Ford Mustang is available now at Canby Ford. Stop by today to learn more.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

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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

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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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.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

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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

(503) 682-3737

www.wilsonvilleveterinaryclinic.com

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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

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

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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.

Canby Ford

24315 Hwy 99E, Canby, OR 97013

(503) 266-2097

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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.

Lisa Willett - The Hasson Company Realtors

15400 Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

(503) 318-7585

lisawillett.hasson.com

Brought to you by Dr. Laura LaJoie - Joy of Life Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


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

www.joyoflifechiropractic.com

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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!

Edwards & Associates Financial Services, Inc.

503.537.2995

Toll Free: 866.699.8743

http://www.eafsi.com

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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


Wilsonville's Sports

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville Parks and Recreation added metal baskets and trees to an open field in Memorial Park to create a disc golf course.
June 29, 2016

Disc golf takes flight in Wilsonville

by Corey Buchanan
Memorial Park has added yet another sporting arena to its recreational arsenal. As part of the city of Wilsonville’s Memorial Park Master Plan, approved in 2015, the city agreed to build a…
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June 16, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - June 15, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Sam Bullock 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…
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June 16, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - May 15, 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…


SUBMITTED PHOTO: GREG ARTMAN - Clayton Gelfand pitches for the Wilsonville baseball team in 2013.
June 15, 2016

Clayton Gelfand blossoms into ace pitcher at Chico State

by Corey Buchanan
Clayton Gelfand resided on both sides of baseball’s duel between 60-feet, 6 inches in his first two seasons at Chico State University. During the two years prior to his junior season, Gelfand…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - June 8, 2016
June 09, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - June 8, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Sidney Lowry 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…
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June 09, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - June 8, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Tucker Munson 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 - The equestrian team poses for a photo next to their Tri-River Valley district title trophy.
June 08, 2016

Equestrian team finishes triumphant season

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville equestrian team competed in the Oregon Equestrian State Championships from May 12-16 at Deschutes County Expo and Expo in Redmond. Hailey Giddings and Lexee Padrick finished…
SPOKEMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior Pieter Top attained myriad accomplishments in his two years attending Wilsonville High School.
June 08, 2016

Pieter Top caps wildly successful yet state title-less career at Wilsonville

by Corey Buchanan
While standing on the second highest podium platform for the second time of the afternoon, Pieter Top stared downward, frozen in the backdrop of Hayward Field and the Oregon Track and Field…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville catcher Dominic Enbody throws the ball to third base in a game against Lincoln.
June 08, 2016

Baseball: Dominic Enbody snags Player of the Year award

by Corey Buchanan
Nine Wilsonville baseball players receive all-league recognition Dominic Enbody watched from the sidelines as the Wilsonville football team marched to the semifinals of the state playoffs last…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - June 1, 2016
June 03, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - June 1, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Jillian Greene 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…
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June 03, 2016

Wilsonville Wildcats - Athlete of the Week - June 1, 2016

by Kendra McGowan
Congratulations to Tucker Munson 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…
June 01, 2016

Softball players receive all-NWOC honors

by Corey Buchanan
Five Wilsonville softball players garnered all-Northwest Oregon Conference honors. Lauren Isaak, who accumulated 17 hits in 46 at-bats during league play and led the team with 15 runs scored,…
June 01, 2016

Baseball: Wilsonville drops first round showdown in Ashland

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville baseball team’s season ended in uncharacteristic fashion Wednesday, May 25 in Ashland. The No. 10 Wildcats gave up seven more runs than they had in any game during the regular…
June 01, 2016

Coaches select girls lacrosse players to all-league teams

by Corey Buchanan
Attacker Kacy Shrock, midfielders Alex Monello and MacKenzie Welberg and defender Sarah Johnson received First Team All-League honors while attacker Brittany Whitlock and midfielders Alexa…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: SETH GORDON - Wilsonville junior Harrison Steiger clears the bar during the high jump event at the track and field state championships.
June 01, 2016

Wilsonville's Harrison Steiger reflects on sensational junior year

by Corey Buchanan
Wilsonville junior Harrison Steiger skimmed the six-foot-one-inch bar as he cascaded into the soft padding and then lightly slapped the green and yellow surface in frustration before sitting…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville's No. 1 doubles team of Madi Wardle (back) and Hanna Heilig celebrate after winning their state quarterfinals match.
May 25, 2016

Girls tennis: Wardle and Heilig mount semifinals runs

by Corey Buchanan
One week after capturing the Northwest Oregon Conference doubles title in heroic fashion, Madi Wardle and Hanna Heilig faced a contrasting setting, more daunting obstacles and greater stakes at…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior Tyler Hieb captured the javelin state title one year after finishing second.
May 25, 2016

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

by Corey Buchanan
Tyler Hieb watched Northwest Oregon Conference compatriot Sean Hamel sail his final throw well short of the first place mark before pumping his fist, grinning enthusiastically and preparing for…
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…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior Sarah Johnson played the final game of her career against Jesuit.
May 25, 2016

Girls lacrosse: Wilsonville's season comes to an end

by Corey Buchanan
The Jesuit Crusaders flurried across the Randall Stadium field and did not relent around the net in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs against Wilsonville, Wednesday, May 18. After grabbing…

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SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior Quinn Everts hits a forehand during the Wildcats' consolation semifinals match.
May 25, 2016

Boys tennis: Doubles team challenges high seed

by Corey Buchanan
The Wilsonville doubles team of Quinn Everts and Aidan Green challenged the No. 2 seed and reached the consolation semifinals at the boys tennis Oregon State Championships Thursday and Friday…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville catcher Dominic Enbody talks to relief pitcher Tucker Munson on the mound during the seventh inning of the Wildcats' win over Pendleton.
May 25, 2016

Baseball: Walk-off sends Wildcats to playoffs

by Corey Buchanan
The Wildcats teetered on the brink of elimination in the top of the seventh inning against Pendleton. With the game tied 1-1 and two outs on the board, Pendleton positioned a runner on second…
(Image is Clickable Link) WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN - May 26, 2016
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…
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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…
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…