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Prep schedule for Thursday, Sept. 18

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:12


Class 5A

Woodburn (0-4, 0-3 Mid-Willamette) vs. No. 9 Crescent Valley (4-1, 3-0 Mid-Willamette), 6 p.m.

Class 4A

North Marion (3-7, 0-1 Oregon West) @ Philomath (6-3, 0-0 Oregon West), 6 p.m.

Class 3A

Gervais (3-7, 2-0 PacWest) @ No. 4 Salem Academy (9-0, 3-0 PacWest), 6:30 p.m.

Class ...

Woodburn AFC donates soccer jerseys to French Prairie Middle School

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:00

The French Prairie Middle School girls soccer team received a generous donation from the Woodburn Athletic Futbol Club on Friday.

WAFC president Javier Huapeo donated 40 jerseys to the girls soccer team as part of a partnership between the school and the local youth soccer club that has been ongoing ...

Hubbard resident earns international author award

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:05

Award-winning author William Burt says that among the heroes who inspired him are his father, a professor, a Boy Scout leader, J.R.R. Tolkien and two Lake Oswego High School teachers.

Each person had a role in shaping the Hubbard resident’s work. He recently was honored as a silver medalist in ...

Prep results for Tuesday, Sept. 16

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:44

Girls soccer

Class 4A

North Marion 2, Seaside 2

After opening the season with two straight shutout losses, North Marion senior Jensen Karn connected on a 17-yard shot in the final minutes to help the Huskies pick up a draw against the visiting Seagulls.


North Marion (0-2-1)

Seaside (1-1-1) ...

Sports roundup: Cougar volleyball on the rise

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:43

Gervais has surpassed last season's win total and is currently undefeated in league play

Gervais volleyball

After picking up their first victory of the season on Sept. 6, the Cougars volleyball team made it three straight this week with back-to-back victories.

Gervais hosted Scio on Sept. 9, beating the Loggers ...

Bucks open with wins, falter at Reedsport Tournament

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:28

St. Paul volleyball team excited to play against better competition at the 2A level

It was a bit of a mixed bag for the St. Paul volleyball team as they took the court for the first time last week.

The Buckaroos immediately got down to business by opening the season ...

St. Paul Hall of Fame induction

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:03

The St. Paul School District will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class during half time of its Oct. 3 game against Central Linn.

The 1985 girls basketball team, the 1984 football team, Angela (Ernst) Capps, Jim Coleman, Ned Gleason and Bob Hockett will all be honored.

For information regarding ...

Woodburn basketball shooting clinic

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:01

The Woodburn boys basketball program is hosting a shooting clinic on Oct. 4 for boys and girls from third grade through eighth grade.

The two-hour lesson costs $20 per athlete and will be split into two sessions, according to age. Third- through fifth-graders will open the camp from 9-10:50 a.m. ...

Bulldog football helmet raffle

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:00

The Woodburn High School Booster Club is raffling off a University of Oregon football helmet with all proceeds benefiting the Bulldogs football team.

Raffle tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by contacting the Bulldog Foundation Facebook page. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Christina Williamson at ...

Football roundup: Mitchell guides Trojans to route over Gervais

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:56

Kennedy 57, Gervais 7

Kennedy running back Bishop Mitchell scored the opening touchdown of Friday night’s game against the Gervais Cougars and never looked back.

The Trojan sophomore enjoyed a career-day, slicing through the Cougars’ defense to the tune of 290 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 carries.

Much ...

Gervais boys, girls soccer teams unbeaten after first week

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:14

With less than 10 minutes remaining in Friday’s soccer contest against the Delphian Dragons, Gervais senior Israel Santos placed the ball on the turf, waited for the referee’s whistle and calmly nailed the most important goal of the season.

Granted, the season is only two games old, but for a ...

Trojans rally to win home tournament

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:04

Kennedy volleyball team ranked No. 1 at the 2A level after winning five games last week

It was beginning to look like déjà vu for the Kennedy volleyball team.

Down 21-13 to Oregon Episcopal after losing their first set, the Trojans were on the verge of being beaten by ...

SMART program honored with national recognition

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), a statewide early literacy nonprofit that also operates in Woodburn, was honored last month with an award by the Library of Congress.

According to a release, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors organizations that “have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in ...

Community flea market supports charities

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Woodburn United Methodist Church invites the public to a Fall Community Outdoor?Flea Market Sept. 27.

Members of the community can come to shop between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or they’re welcome to set up their own sale for a fee of $10.

The ladies group from the church will ...

St. Paul native named Miss Rodeo Oregon

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Julie Drescher is the 2015 Miss Rodeo Oregon.

The daughter of St. Paul residents Dan and Jodi Drescher, she received the crown at the state competition during August’s Canby Rodeo.

With the top Oregon rodeo queen title, she also won the photogenics, people’s choice, appearance, personality and speech awards in ...

Markum Inn opens food cart during renovations

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Connie Cummings is not going to let a total loss to her restaurant slow her down.

The owner of the Markum Inn, which caught fire in the wee hours of the morning July 20, has set up a food cart in the parking lot across from her restaurant while the ...

Woodburn celebrates Mexican independence

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Hundreds of Woodburn residents braved the smoky air from the Estacada wildfire Sunday to participate in festivities surrounding Mexican Independence Day. The event, put on by the Woodburn Downtown Association, featured entertainment, such as dancing by Papalotl Ballet (top), a streetball soccer tournament for all ages (above left), a color ...

Here's to Oktoberfest

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Weather, new features mark a successful 49th year

Mount Angel has another successful Oktoberfest under its belt, with organizers considering Saturday as having possible broken attendance records.

“We expect between 300,000 to 350,000 every year,” Oktoberfest President Chris Bischoff said. “It’s usually more spread out, but it’s always heavier on ...

Sound asleep

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Sleep apnea can lead to myriad other health issues, and often goes undiagnosed

Every night, John Severns would go to sleep, and every night, he would wake up 34 times an hour.

He'd stop breathing, so his body would kick into survival mode and take him out of deep ...

WSD performance holds level in state tests

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:00

Local results show importance of early-learning intervention for pre-K students, superintendent says

The results of the 2013-14 tests in reading, math, science and writing were released last week, and the Woodburn School District was in line with the state in at least one respect: The most recent results were mostly ...