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Published: 1/2/2013 1:25:28 PM
It didn’t matter that the Molalla Indians had to forfeit five of the 13 weight classes Friday night when Molalla took on the Rex Putnam Kingsmen. That’s because they won seven of the other eight weight divisions.
Published: 1/2/2013 1:39:27 PM
Ryan Potter scored 32 points to lead the Molalla Indians to a 63-60 first round victory over North Eugene in the South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament Thursday night.
Published: 1/2/2013 1:44:44 PM
Molalla took to the road Thursday and Friday, as they traveled to the Regis Holiday Tournament.Thursday, the Indians lost a close 42-37 game against 2A 13th-ranked Stanfield, before knocking off Pleasant Hill 53-32 on Friday.
Published: 1/9/2013 1:42:36 PM
When Sisters arrived to Molalla Friday night, they did so without their star player and potential future Division I player Eli Harrison.Yet even without him, the Indians (8-4) still struggled to put away the Outlaws (3-7).
Published: 1/9/2013 1:45:10 PM
On the oiled lanes of Milwaukie Bowl on Sunday, the Molalla boys “A” team rolled to a first place finish.Playing baker style scoring, which pairs up teams of five who bowl two rounds against each other with the five bowlers on each team rotating frames, the Molalla boys won by three points over the second place school.
Published: 1/9/2013 1:59:14 PM
Before the game, even Molalla coach Josh Crawford said he knew Taylor Nieri would be a handful. And Friday night, she proved him right, pouring in 22 points to propel the visiting Sisters Outlaws (9-2) over the host Molalla Indians, 51-32.
Published: 1/16/2013 1:23:24 PM
Swimming for the first time in nearly a month, the Molalla boys and girls swim teams hosted Blanchet Catholic, North Marion and Riverdale as part of a home meet on Jan.
Published: 1/16/2013 1:45:21 PM
Molalla knew exactly what they had to do to march into fifth ranked Philomath (7-4) Friday night, but were unable to do it.“The game plan was to slow down (Ben DeSaulnier) and (Derek Nash),” said head coach Tyler Kelleher.
Published: 1/16/2013 2:24:20 PM
Even if the shots aren’t falling from the floor, great players find other ways to contribute. For Maddi Skillings, who was coming off a 25 point performance against Sweet Home last week, the shots weren’t falling Tuesday night, so she found other ways to contribute: she grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and still managed to score 13 points — 11 of which came from the free throw line.
Published: 1/22/2013 3:31:02 PM
The Molalla Indians took advantage of a mostly-suspended Estacada Rangers team during opening night of the Tri-Valley Conference campaign to cruise to a 75-39 win on the road Jan.
Published: 1/29/2013 4:06:13 PM
With the season just a few weeks away, the news is already starting to pile up for the Molalla girls track & field team, the defending state runner-up.
Published: 1/29/2013 4:10:19 PM
Molalla rode a strong and balanced performance from a number of swimmers, as the girls raced to a second place finish Wednesday night at the Molalla Aquatic Center.
Published: 1/30/2013 4:07:33 PM
Was it a defensive battle or an offensive struggle?“We couldn’t score,” said Molalla head coach Josh Crawford. “I bet we missed 20 layups.”However the roughly 200 fans saw it Thursday night, the North Marion (2-2, 9-9) girls ended up on the winning side 29-17 in the low-scoring game.
Published: 1/30/2013 4:13:09 PM
The Tuesday night Tri-Valley Conference match-up between Gladstone (1-2, 8-6) and Molalla (2-1, 10-6) had it all: stellar defense interrupted with occasional bursts of offense, a buzzer beater, role players stepping up at various times, and, of course, overtime.
Published: 1/10/2013 2:57:51 PM
Ducks fly together, and though he is red shirting his freshman season, 2012 Molalla High School graduate Michael Manns was part of the flock.It was a week of practice, events and visits that preceded the actual reason the Ducks were in Glendale, Ariz.
Published: 1/2/2013 3:38:19 PM
Once again, the OSAA is looking at reclassification, which would affect schools across the state — including some local schools.The OSAA has proposed three possible classification models: two five-classification models, one of which would have six classes just for football, and one six-classification model.
Country Christian Cougars
Published: 1/9/2013 1:48:20 PM
About the only thing not going right for the Country Christian girls basketball team Monday night came on the sideline when head coach Russ Halverson accidentally ruptured an ice pack, sending the bench into a mixture of laughter and disgust late in the fourth quarter.
Published: 1/15/2013 2:43:13 PM
With a couple of easier games on the schedule, it was a week for the Country Christian girls basketball team to work on both their offense and defense, as well as a chance for some of the younger players to get some minutes in a game.
Published: 1/9/2013 2:01:49 PM
When Mitchel Cunningham drove to the hoop with just under two minutes left and the Cougars down by five, he was hacked. The ball, half-way down, somehow popped out, erasing his chance at a three point play.
Published: 1/2/2013 3:36:49 PM
It was a two-man show Thursday night in the first round of the 1A Hoops Classic at Portland Lutheran.Unfortunately for Country Christian, the two happened to be on the other team.
Published: 1/16/2013 1:44:00 PM
In its eight years of existence, the Country Christian gymnasium has seen a lot of things: wins, losses, banners raised. But one thing had not happened.
Published: 1/30/2013 4:10:41 PM
Coming off a loss to St. Paul earlier in the week, Country Christian (7-3, 11-0) knew they couldn’t let their guard down against an opponent who they had handled easily earlier in the year.
Published: 1/30/2013 4:04:52 PM
Everything must come to an end. For Country Christian (8-1, 14-7), their four-year run of 65 consecutive wins in the Casco League came to a startling end Tuesday night at St.
Published: 1/22/2013 3:21:41 PM
Hours before tip-off Jan. 15 at Perrydale, Country Christian senior Levi Lewandowski sent out a Tweet: “Game day against the team that thinks they can end our win streak! #idontthinkso #ballin #notuntilimgone.
Published: 1/22/2013 3:15:36 PM
The scheduling gods didn’t do Country Christian any favors, but that might not be a bad thing.In a span of two days, the Cougars took on two of the top five teams in the state: one on the road Tuesday at conference foe Perrydale and then back inside the Country Christian gym Thursday.
Published: 1/22/2013 3:18:20 PM
Recently retired Molalla Mayor Mike Clarke has also decided to hang up the clipboard at Colton High School and head to warmer climates.After two seasons at the helm of the Vikings football team, Clarke and his wife will move to Hawaii as soon as next month.
Published: 1/22/2013 3:26:10 PM
Points were at a premium Friday night in the Colton High School gym, as the Vikings (2-5, 5-11) girls team took on the 20th ranked Gervais Cougars (5-2, 12-5) in a defensive battle.
Published: 1/22/2013 3:33:23 PM
One look at the Colton Vikings players and coaches minutes after their game against the Gervais Cougars could tell you all you needed to know: they had let one slip away.
Published: 1/30/2013 3:59:37 PM
Amity 44, Colton 29 (Girls)The second half of games has been a struggle all year for the Colton Vikings and Monday night was no different.The Vikings stayed in the game early thanks to a suffocating defense, holding the Amity Warriors to just 27 points through three quarters.
Published: 1/29/2013 4:13:44 PM
While Colton’s two dual meets Wednesday lacked matches due to defaults, it made up for it in action, as the Vikings dropped a 60-30 decision to Rainier before rebounding to top De La Salle 48-30.
Published: 1/16/2013 1:31:17 PM
Heading into a week with two league games over the course of three days, the Colton Vikings knew this would be an opportunity to pick up a couple of wins.
Published: 1/9/2013 2:04:20 PM
The Colton boys huddled around a computer screen in the high school’s library.On the screen was NBA superstar Kevin Garnett talking about doing the little things that make the team better in a commercial from when Garnett signed with the Boston Celtics.
Published: 1/16/2013 1:15:22 PM
For a quarter, it looked like the Colton Vikings (1-4, 7-7) were going to hang right with the Horizon Christian-Tualatin Hawks (4-0, 11-1), the top-ranked team in the state.
Published: 1/9/2013 1:38:07 PM
For a while it looked like a hockey game broke out in the Colton gymnasium Friday night, as the Vikings and Jefferson Lions battled in a physical girls non-league game, that at times seemed to feature more fouls than points.
Published: 1/9/2013 1:39:22 PM
The scoreboards in the gymnasium of Colton High School have been there for more than 30 years and they are shorting out. The home team score quite often does not have the correct numbers.
Briefs & Roundups
Published: 1/29/2013 11:00:09 PM
Boys basketball#15 Molalla 54, #3 La Salle Prep 50 (OT)Ryan Potter’s 3-pointer from the far corner sparked the Molalla Indians to an upset on the road at third-ranked La Salle Prep.
Published: 1/2/2013 2:21:36 PM
10. Sergio Maldonado scores three goals in three minutesDown 2-0 early on, the defending state champions looked nothing of the sort.But a game is not decided in the first 40 minutes — or even the first 73 minutes — because for all but seven minutes of Tuesday night’s affair, the Estacada Rangers played even with the then-fifth-ranked Molalla Indians in a Tri-Valley Conference match.