St. Paul rebounds with playoff win
published: 11/5/2012 8:52:28 AM
ST. PAUL — Eager to get back on the court following its 3-1 loss to rival Perrydale in the district championship four days earlier, St.
NHS aces its final test before state tourney
published: 11/5/2012 8:53:30 AM
Newberg overcame a bit of a celebratory hangover on senior night, easily handling West Albany 14-6 in its final tune-up for the state tournament, which begins Saturday in Corvallis.
Bruin women capture the Northwest Conference Fall Classic tourney
published: 11/5/2012 8:54:46 AM
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. — No. 5 George Fox wrapped up a strong fall campaign by dominating the rest of the league at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic Oct.
Newberg advances to state playoffs
published: 11/5/2012 8:55:57 AM
Newberg booked its second trip to the state playoffs in three years by beating Centennial 2-1 in dramatic fashion in a 6A play-in game Tuesday at Loran Douglas Field.
Tigers bounced from playoffs in penalty-kick marathon
published: 11/5/2012 8:57:06 AM
ROSEBURG — Newberg’s turnaround season wasn’t supposed to end this way.
Under first-year head coach M.J. Tate, the Tigers were supposed to at least give one of the state’s top teams a run for its money, if not pull off an upset or two, in the early stages of the 6A state tournament.
Tigers prepared for the next challenge
published: 11/6/2012 4:02:44 PM
CORVALLIS — Propelled by strong starts, Newberg coasted to wins over Beaverton and South Eugene Saturday at the Osborne Aquatic Center to earn a spot in Friday’s state semifinals.
Bruins split to close out the 2012 season
published: 11/6/2012 4:06:04 PM
The George Fox women’s soccer team had some positives to take away from its final weekend of the season, in which it earned a split by besting Lewis & Clark 1-0 at home Friday before dropping a 2-0 decision to Pacific Lutheran Saturday at the Austin Sports Complex.
David Douglas bests Newberg 44-21
published: 11/6/2012 4:11:44 PM
PORTLAND — Sputtering in the second half while David Douglas revved up, Newberg saw its season end in a 6A play-in game for the third consecutive season as the Scots pulled away for a 44-21 victory Friday night.
St. Paul will return to state
published: 11/6/2012 4:13:06 PM
FOSSIL — Looking more like the energetic group that started the season 17-1, St. Paul edged out Condon-Wheeler 3-2 on the road Saturday in a 1A second-round playoff game.
Tigers run to 10th at state
published: 11/6/2012 4:16:14 PM
EUGENE — Making an already memorable debut season as a cross-country runner even more impressive, senior Erin Sanders turned in a historic performance to lead the Newberg girl’s cross-country team to 10th place at the state finals Saturday at Lane Community College.
Nov. 8 sports briefs
published: 11/8/2012 11:19:51 AM
GFU to host basketball clinic
George Fox University will host its Bruin Basketball Academy for players in grades 5-12 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.
Trio of Bruins named second-team All-Northwest Conference
published: 11/12/2012 8:22:31 AM
As top performers for George Fox this fall, Tiffany Burk, Corin Beaudry and Luke Hammer have been tabbed as second team All-Northwest Conference performers by conference coaches.
Watchmen make a last-minute change
published: 11/12/2012 8:27:40 AM
Jeremy Friedrich recently saw his high school coaching career take a big step forward, which was a shocking development for the Newberg firefighter considering he’s never coached a high school game.
All-league honors a family affair for many
published: 11/12/2012 8:31:49 AM
With the high school schedule winding down into the playoffs, dozens of local student athletes have received all-league honors, but several area families in particular have extra reason to celebrate.
Familiar faces hired to fill two NHS coaching spots
published: 11/12/2012 8:42:23 AM
Although the faces in Newberg’s dugouts this spring will be familiar, the Tigers will feature new leadership in both baseball and softball after head coaches Scott Klug and Kelly Halstead stepped down following the 2012 school year.
GFU turns in strong finish at regionals
published: 11/13/2012 1:56:16 PM
INDEPENDENCE — With 10 different runners recording personal-best times, the NCAA Division III West Regional was a bit of a coming-out party for many of George Fox’s younger runners as the Bruins placed 12th in the men’s race and 15th in the women’s event.
Surging Bucks take third in 1A state championships
published: 11/13/2012 2:00:50 PM
REDMOND — There’s nothing like saving your best for last.
That was certainly true for St. Paul in 2012, which swooned over the final weeks of the regular season, but collected itself for a deep playoff run, culminating with a third-place showing at the 1A state tournament Friday and Saturday at Ridgeview High School.
St. Paul buries Powder Valley 66-20 in first round of playoffs
published: 11/13/2012 2:03:55 PM
ST. PAUL — For reasons unknown to St. Paul head coach Tony Smith, the Bucks have not performed crisply in first-round state playoff games the past five or so years.
Boys reach title game but fall to Southridge
published: 11/13/2012 2:11:14 PM
BEAVERTON — In a way, the 6A state championship game was a day too late for Newberg this year.
Having dropped its last two regular-season matchups with Lincoln, the perennial powerhouse program found itself in unfamiliar territory as the underdog heading into Friday’s state semifinal.
Tigers reclaim their spot at the top
published: 11/13/2012 2:13:52 PM
BEAVERTON — Like most high schools, Newberg hangs banners in its gymnasium honoring its sports teams that have won state championships.
The girls water polo team has 17 titles on its banners, but for the past three years, senior Cassie Beecher has kept her eye on an empty spot on the last row next to the “2009” that denotes Newberg’s last championship.
Cheer team set for state title run
published: 11/16/2012 2:39:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Newberg has placed second at the 6A state championships each of the past four years and despite losing several members from the squad, the Tigers appear poised for another run at the program’s first state title.
Tigers’ lineup appears strong from top to bottom
published: 11/16/2012 2:41:33 PM
The 2012-2013 season promises to present mixed emotions for Newberg head coach Neil Russo now that his son, Peter, has graduated.
Russo got an odd feeling he just couldn’t place on the first day of practice Monday, and it wasn’t because of the renovations to the Tigers’ practice facility, which are ongoing.
It’s playoffs or bust for GFU men’s team
published: 11/16/2012 2:47:16 PM
After contending for a spot in the Northwest Conference playoffs up until the final weekend of the season a year ago, nothing less than a playoff berth will satisfy George Fox this winter.
Last season will be a tough act to follow
published: 11/16/2012 2:50:09 PM
Despite an appearance in last year’s national championship game and a No. 2 preseason ranking, George Fox is facing a lot of questions heading into head coach Michael Meek’s third season.
Tigers prepared to make a big splash on the state scene
published: 11/20/2012 2:00:19 PM
Spirits are a bit brighter this year at the Chehalem Aquatic Center, but it’s not because new lights were installed in the pool area.
Rather, Newberg is both confident and hungry as it prepares for another high school season.
GFU sees a good start spoiled
published: 11/20/2012 2:03:56 PM
George Fox took one step forward in beating visiting Colorado College 63-58 to open the season Friday, only to take two steps back after suffering losses to California-Santa Cruz Saturday and Portland Bible College Monday.
St. Paul keeping its eye on the prize
published: 11/20/2012 2:08:12 PM
Although rain and a muddy field made for tenuous footing at best, St. Paul was crisp from start to finish in pushing Triad aside 66-18 Saturday afternoon in a 1A state quarterfinal game at the rodeo grounds.
George Fox seeking first lacrosse coach for a second time
published: 11/23/2012 12:34:33 PM
George Fox won’t begin competition in women’s lacrosse until the spring of 2014, yet the Bruins are searching for a head coach for the second time.
Tigers will emphasize team-first basketball
published: 11/23/2012 12:37:31 PM
The biggest breakthrough first-year head coach Dave Brown has seen with his team didn’t occur on the court, but in Washington Park in Portland.
Watchmen must ‘earn their spot’ in the Casco
published: 11/23/2012 12:39:44 PM
Replacing a long-time coach on a team returning just one starter, first-year C.S. Lewis Academy head coach Vince Swaggerty was handed what some would view as a tough task this winter.
No. 2-ranked Bruins upended in season opener
published: 11/23/2012 12:41:04 PM
REDLANDS, Calif. — With All-American center Hannah Munger still recovering from offseason knee surgery, George Fox head coach Michael Meek knew there would be bumps in the road for his young team, but it’s likely few saw this coming.
Bucks return to state championship game with lopsided win
published: 11/24/2012 10:35:14 PM
SALEM — The St. Paul Buckaroos are one step closer to a state championship in football, thanks primarily to the team’s stellar offense.
In Saturday’s Class 1A semifinal playoff matchup against the Lowell Devils, the St.
Pair step down from coaching at GFU
published: 11/27/2012 1:50:07 PM
George Fox University athletic director Craig Taylor has two vacancies to fill after men’s golf head coach Matt Beck and women’s soccer top man Andy Hetherington both stepped away from their respecting programs Monday.
Former Tiger excelling in the pool at M.I.T.
published: 11/27/2012 1:54:44 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Following in the footsteps of 2010 Newberg graduate Craig Cheney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology freshman Kale Rogers was named this month Northern Division Rookie of the Year by the College Water Polo Association.
Watchmen shorthanded, looking to slow things down
published: 11/27/2012 1:58:07 PM
With just seven players on its roster, controlling the tempo will be key to any success C.S. Lewis Academy has in head coach Jeremy Friedrich’s first season.
Bruins earn their first win of season
published: 11/27/2012 2:02:08 PM
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — George Fox went cold down the stretch to drop its second consecutive game 56-46 to Chapman in the opening game of the Posada Royale Thanksgiving Classic on Friday, but blitzed host Cal Lutheran 75-44 on Saturday to notch its first victory.
Hopes are high for Bucks' this season
published: 11/29/2012 4:39:40 PM
ST. PAUL — Mike Murphy enters his 14th year — second of his latest stint — at the helm of the St. Paul girls basketball program with a team loaded with talent.