Published: 11/6/2012 3:25:18 PM
The inability to make some key tackles and some untimely penalties doomed the Molalla Indians again, as they struggled in a 21-13 loss at the hands of the Taft Tigers in non-league action Friday night.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:28:23 PM
What a week for Molalla junior Emily Bever.During the week she finished in the eighth at the OSAA 4A State Cross Country Championship, Bever also came up with the game-winning goal as the Molalla Indians (7-2-1, 9-4-1) wrapped up a second place finish in the Tri-Valley Conference with a 4-0 win at Madras (0-9-1, 2-11-1) on Oct.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:47:39 PM
As the seconds wound down on another win for the Molalla Indians, everyone was all smiles.Everyone, that is, except head coach Jory Shene.After a 3-1 win over the Madras White Buffaloes (3-7, 3-11) to cap off an undefeated campaign in the Tri-Valley Conference, Shene gathered his team around for about five minutes after the game to warn them about complacency and their level of play.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:56:22 PM
The Molalla girls cross country team culminated their strong season, which at times has been hampered by injuries, with a solid performance Saturday afternoon at the OSAA 4A State Championship at Lane Community College in Eugene.
Published: 11/6/2012 9:23:21 PM
Two second half goals for Molalla by Claire Thomas and Bianca Delgado stood up in a 2-0 win over Sisters in the first round of the 2012 OSAA 4A State Tournament Tuesday night.
Published: 11/6/2012 9:52:30 PM
The Molalla Indians dominated the first 15 minutes of the match Tuesday night in the rain, scoring two goals to slip past the visiting Cascade Cougars 3-0 in a heated first round contest of the OSAA 4A State Tournament.
Published: 11/10/2012 8:23:50 PM
Both Molalla soccer teams had to travel Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2012 OSAA 4A State Tournament and neither returned home with a win.
Published: 11/13/2012 3:09:29 PM
For the last two seasons, wins were hard to come by inside the Molalla High School gymnasium during volleyball season.After suffering through multiple recent winless seasons, head coach Carol Grauer and her team believed this season could be different.
Published: 11/13/2012 3:15:27 PM
Gladstone’s Amber Jensen, the defending 4A State Player of the Year, was a one-person wrecking crew Saturday night in the quarterfinal of the OSAA 4A State Tournament.
Published: 11/13/2012 3:26:42 PM
Worldwide, soccer is known as “the beautiful game” because, among other things, it is often difficult to win. Even if you have outplayed your opposition, one unlucky break could undo all your efforts.
Published: 11/13/2012 3:02:39 PM
After winning their second match-up against Willamette Valley Christian and securing a tie for third place, then beating the Warriors again in the first round of the Casco League playoffs, all the Country Cougars needed was to beat Veritas to earn a trip to the 1A State Tournament.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:41:57 PM
There are few certainties in life: death, taxes. Well, you can add the Molalla girls cross country team having success to that list.Though they did not win the league title this year, they are easily the most decorated program in the conference over the past decade, and finished just two points behind eventual state champion La Salle Prep at districts.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:46:55 PM
For many reasons, this was a forgettable season for the Molalla Indians football team. An already young team was stricken by the injury bug, meaning an already inexperienced team had to go to the reserves.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:50:42 PM
Just days before the season started, the Molalla girls soccer team was without a coach. But Lisa Jensen, who was formerly the assistant coach, was eventually hired to take over the program.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:52:03 PM
It was, by some accounts, a disappointing season in ways for the Molalla boys soccer team. Once the precedent is set by winning the 2011 state title, everything else falls short.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:54:56 PM
The Molalla Youth Football seventh grade team set up a showdown with rival Rex Putnam in the league championship game after they beat Gladstone 24-21 on Nov.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:56:53 PM
Molalla High School has announced the hiring of Josh Crawford to lead the girls basketball team in the 2012-13 season.Crawford, also an assistant with the Molalla football team, is the school’s campus monitor.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:59:01 PM
“Congratulations,” the letter read. “Nike Basketball and Shoot 360 are excited to invite you, one of the top High School hoopers in your region, to participate in a pinnacle, invite-only basketball training experience.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:21:39 PM
When you are not one of the mainstream sports with little club activity, it’s hard to know exactly what you will be getting from year to year.This season for the Molalla swim team, head coach Melissa Georgesen is looking forward to seeing what talent emerges to surround her four strong returning swimmers: Leah Halderman, Kylie Oster, Kayla Watkins and Megan Penni.
Published: 11/27/2012 12:24:38 PM
It was just over a year ago that Anthony Keller was hired to revive a program on the brink of extinction because of budget issues. However, it was the Molalla River School District that decided to recommend the program should continue.
Published: 11/27/2012 1:29:19 PM
Nametags might not be necessary, but there is an element of introductions on the court as the Molalla girls basketball team begins their season.Josh Crawford is the Indians’ third coach in the last nine months, as former coach Shawna Sipp decided not to come back, and then her replacement was unable to coach this season.
Published: 11/27/2012 1:32:56 PM
Some members of the Molalla boys basketball team push the ball up the floor in transition. A shutter is heard, as Bradley Hagaman throws down a thunderous dunk.
Published: 11/30/2012 10:03:19 PM
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Published: 11/27/2012 1:21:16 PM
Unhappy with zero wins last season, the Colton Vikings worked hard in the offseason to try and remedy that.Junior Kevin Flores is the perfect example of that off-season workout.
Published: 11/27/2012 1:23:47 PM
There could be some growing pains around the Colton Vikings girls program this season as the Vikings only return three players of last year’s team. Those three returners, plus some newcomers — including junior Monica Poet, who adds height to the team, and six freshmen — will be called upon time and time again in the 2012-13 season.
Published: 11/30/2012 6:45:41 PM
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Published: 11/27/2012 12:28:59 PM
Colton coach Kerry Benthin, entering his 18th season, might have a problem on his hands: he might have too much talent, especially in the lower weights.
Published: 11/6/2012 3:22:03 PM
There was no doubt to anyone watching the West Valley League at Amity High School Friday night that the field conditions played a part in the outcome. In a showdown for fourth place in the West Valley League standings, the visiting Colton Vikings and host Amity Warriors (3-3, 5-4) could not hang on to the ball amongst the mud pit that was called a football field.
Published: 11/13/2012 3:06:20 PM
After a 2011 season that ended in the first round of the league tournament, the Colton Vikings looked to take this season a step further.But after a slow start — going just 1-4 in their first four league matches — the Vikings struggled to a 4-10 conference record.
Published: 11/20/2012 4:36:08 PM
As so often the case in running, it’s not about how you start; it’s about how you finish.The Colton cross country teams might have started the season a bit late — just the week before the Molalla Invitational — but the Hayes brothers certainly made their mark on the season for the boys team.
Published: 11/13/2012 2:54:52 PM
The West Valley League might be the toughest league in the conference: they boast four top-10 teams in the state and all three teams that went to the state tournament have advanced rather easily into the quarterfinals.