Newberg sends two teams to state
published: 8/3/2012 3:43:08 PM
Thanks to a pair of runs to the Junior Baseball Organization state tournament, Newberg coaches Rick Beeks and Matt Berger still have smiles on their faces.
GFU hires Dalzell to lead cross-country program
published: 8/3/2012 3:44:24 PM
After building Concordia-Portland into an NAIA powerhouse over the past seven years, Randy Dalzell is returning to where it all began.
Chehalem fares well at Junior Olympics
published: 8/3/2012 3:47:11 PM
PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Chehalem Water Polo team’s trip to the Junior Olympics this year was both a sendoff and an introduction.
Aug. 8 sports briefs
published: 8/7/2012 1:50:35 PM
GFU softball camp pushed back
A pair of softball clinics originally scheduled for last week at George Fox University have been pushed back into the fall due to improvements being made to the softball field.
Softball teams wrap up successful seasons
published: 8/7/2012 1:51:46 PM
Newberg-area teams had their fair share of success on the softball diamond this summer, including a pair of travel teams that placed high at regional tournaments to close out their seasons last month.
GFU pair grab Public Links titles
published: 8/7/2012 1:52:43 PM
HILLSBORO — Adding to what has already been the best offseason in school history, George Fox golfers Kelsey Morrison and Whitney Jammerman swept the women’s titles in the 15th Oregon Public Links Championships, held July 21-22 at Meriwether National Golf Club.
Matt Friesen proves to be a ‘wolverine’ on the soccer field
published: 8/7/2012 1:55:45 PM
BREMERTON, Wash. — No one would have blamed Kitsap Pumas midfielder Matt Friesen if he wanted to sit out for a while after suffering a medial collateral ligament sprain in the first half of the club’s 3-0 loss to Victoria on June 24.
Improving performance through intensity
published: 8/7/2012 1:59:23 PM
By Jessica Montoya,Newberg Graphic correspondent
On a Tuesday night earlier this summer, Miller Gymnasium was filled with blasting music and packed with players pushing themselves to the limit.
Strong defense lifts Chehalem at Junior Olympics
published: 8/8/2012 9:54:51 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif. – For several years, Chehalem Water Polo coach Jim McMaster has been unable to secure enough commitments to take a girls team to the Junior Olympics.
Yurkovich nominates local coach for award
published: 8/8/2012 4:52:08 PM
SALT LAKE CITY -- During her sophomore season at Newberg High School, current Olympian Rachel Yurkovich tried her hand at several events before discovering the javelin, but it wasn’t so much the actual event itself that got her hooked.
Aug. 11 sports brief
published: 8/10/2012 11:28:16 AM
Deadline for Newberg Open is Monday The deadline to register for the Newberg Annual Open Tennis Tournament is Monday.The Chehalem Park and Recreation District is hosting the tournament Aug.
Morrison makes a run at Safeway Classic
published: 8/10/2012 11:30:19 AM
AURORA — George Fox senior Kelsey Morrison continued her torrid summer on the links, placing fifth in the Safeway Classic Amateur Open, a qualifying event for the LPGA’s Safeway Classic on Aug.
Dixon collects triple crown
published: 8/10/2012 11:31:58 AM
PORTLAND — Coming off a strong season at George Fox last spring, first baseman Derek Dixon may have outdone himself this summer, picking up the triple crown in the West Coast League-Portland while playing for the Portland Bucks this summer.
Sheriff’s Citizens Academy starts soon
published: 8/17/2012 3:29:53 PM
A 30-hour Citizens Academy begins at the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office in McMinnville Sept. 26. The training program uses classroom and hands-on instruction to give regular citizens an in-depth view of the sheriff’s office and the judicial system in general.
Allison Woods sets decathlon record in new competition
published: 8/17/2012 3:35:24 PM
OXFORD, England — Newberg native Alison Wood, a world-class masters-division high jumper now of Salem, dabbled in the decathlon with some of the high school kids she coached last year, but competing at the Trans Atlantic Challenge in England Aug.
Russo gets a helping hand from a wrestling group
published: 8/17/2012 3:37:39 PM
The Save Oregon Wrestling Foundation (SOW) was created when the University of Oregon program discontinued its program, but the group’s name has taken on a different meaning this year.
Coleman enjoys Shrine Game sendoff
published: 8/17/2012 3:40:16 PM
BAKER CITY — Having already played in the 8-Man All-Star game earlier this summer, recent St. Paul graduate Sam Coleman got one more chance to put on the pads at the 60th annual Oregon Shrine Game Aug.
Both GFU soccer teams picked to finish in the cellar
published: 8/21/2012 12:20:39 PM
Both George Fox University soccer teams — men’s and women’s — were predicted to finish at or near the bottom of the Northwest Conference in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches.
NHS boys will have to hit the pool swimming
published: 8/21/2012 12:23:20 PM
Newberg has a long history of reloading from year to year, but the transition this fall may be tougher than at any time in recent memory after losing former state tournament MVPs Kale Rogers and Taylor McMaster.
Brown will leave C.S. Lewis, take the helm of NHS
published: 8/21/2012 12:25:33 PM
Dave Brown has always had an eye on the head boys basketball coaching position at Newberg High School and with the job opening up each of the last three years, he’s thrown his name into the ring each time.
Bug slows Bush at nationals
published: 8/21/2012 12:28:15 PM
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — This summer has been primarily about water polo for Alysha Bush, but that didn’t stop the Newberg High School senior from making waves as a swimmer as well.
Isabela Vargas among the state’s elite players again
published: 8/24/2012 2:19:12 PM
The Oregon Olympic Development Program (ODP) made a major change this year, shifting the responsibility of training the state’s best youth players to the Portland Timbers.
Bruins hope to surprise some teams in the conference
published: 8/24/2012 2:22:43 PM
Northwest Conference coaches may not fear George Fox much this season, but that’s just how Bruins head coach Steve Grant likes it. A poll of league coaches tabbed GFU to place sixth this fall after a 10-15 overall record and 5-11 conference mark left the Bruins in a tie for seventh a year ago.
GFU to induct 17th class into Hall of Fame
published: 8/24/2012 2:23:42 PM
George Fox University will induct a diverse group of Bruin standouts into the Sports Hall of Fame during Sept. 15 ceremonies on campus. The class of 2012, the 17th group to be honored, includes basketball player Rob Wunder, baseball star Ryan Munoz and four-sport athlete Jon Newkirk, the entire 1996 women’s track and field team and the “voice” of GFU athletics, Jim Jackson.
Newberg confident of return to state champs
published: 8/24/2012 2:26:08 PM
After playing second fiddle to Tualatin the past two seasons, including back-to-back narrow defeats at the hands of the Timberwolves in the state title game, Newberg is poised to reclaim its place as the dominant water polo team in the state.
St. Paul eyes a return to the top
published: 8/24/2012 2:29:23 PM
ST. PAUL — St. Paul’s push for a third consecutive 1A state title last year did not quite go according to plan and the Bucks haven’t forgotten.
George Fox could be surprise team in the NWC
published: 8/28/2012 4:22:42 PM
With many experienced runners returning and a fresh infusion of talent, first-year head coach Randy Dalzell believes George Fox’s days of residing in the cellar of the Northwest Conference standings are numbered.
C.S. Lewis prepped for break-out season
published: 8/29/2012 8:59:37 AM
C.S. Lewis Academy head coach Peter Brady said he opened himself up for judgment a year ago by having his best player, Mikaela Raudsepp, handle most of the team’s setting duties in addition to her defensive role as a middle blocker.
Watchmen will be talented, but thin in ’12
published: 8/29/2012 9:02:02 AM
C.S. Lewis Academy head coach Taylor Swan faces a unique situation this fall, as an influx of club players has raised the team’s talent level, while at the same time attrition and injuries have sapped the team’s depth considerably.
Newberg Open still going strong
published: 8/29/2012 9:04:28 AM
In its third year back after a long hiatus, the Newberg Open Tennis Tournament returned to town Aug. 18 and 19 at Jaquith Park and the George Fox University courts.
Depth could help Tigers over the hump
published: 8/30/2012 11:37:20 AM
The Newbergclass of 2012 was among the best in recent memory and that was reflected on last year’s football roster, from which eight athletes went on to play a sport in college, including four in football.
George Fox going on the offensive
published: 8/31/2012 4:57:46 PM
George Fox returns 17 letter winners and eight starters from last year’s soccer team, but first-year head coach Luis Del Rio hopes the squad will look nothing like it did a year ago.
NHS will field an even younger squad for the 2012 campaign
published: 8/31/2012 5:02:17 PM
With just three players back from last year’s young and inexperienced varsity squad, Newberg may go through some of the same growing pains again this fall in head coach Leiliani Kamahoahoa’s second year with the program.
C.S. Lewis rallies past Open Door 3-1 in opener
published: 8/31/2012 5:03:49 PM
C.S. Lewis head coach Peter Brady performed an experiment Thursday night, holding star middle-blocker Mikaela Raudsepp out of the season opener versus visiting Open Door Christian.
M.J. Tate building NHS from the neck up
published: 8/31/2012 5:06:34 PM
Taking over a program that hasn’t won a Pacific Conference match in the past four years, new head coach M.J. Tate is equally concerned with restoring his players’ confidence and approach to the game as he is with improving their technical skills and helping them adapt to a new style of play.
GFU in midst of a youth movement
published: 8/31/2012 5:10:12 PM
George Fox will feature returning starters at each level on the field this fall, but head coach Andy Hetherington may be most excited about the infusion of youth he’s brought to the team.
Bucks motivated to not miss a beat
published: 8/31/2012 5:13:17 PM
ST. PAUL — At a time when many teenagers are still sleeping off the last of their summer vacations, Natalie Stone and the rest of the St. Paul volleyball team have been hard at work getting ready for the season, not doing drills, but undergoing a crash course in physical conditioning to better prepare themselves for the year.