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COURTESY: JOSH GREEN - Bria Dixson, a 5-7 freshman point guard for Franklin High, made the all-PIL girls basketball team.
March 30, 2017

PREPS: Dixson captures court, leaves mark on all-PIL

by Steve Brandon
Quakers point guard hopes studies, sports will draw college scouts
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March 28, 2017

PREPS: OSAA likely to tweak leagues, classifications

by Steve Brandon
Central Catholic could be placed in Mt. Hood Conference or Three Rivers League
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jabril Parks of Roosevelt High takes the hand-off for the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay during a three-way meet last week at Wilson.
March 27, 2017

Prep watch

by Steve Brandon
A wide assortment of notes and updates on Portland high school sports, teams, athletes and coaches


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JIM BESEDA - Isaac Bonton (1) and Parkrose High teammates NaShawn Penney (left) and Thomas Grant defend La Salle Prep's Ange Toku in the Class 5A third-place game at Gill Coliseum.
March 23, 2017

PREPS: Parkrose happy with season finish

by Steve Brandon
Broncos boys come on strong, claim school's first trophy in 34 years
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jefferson High boys basketball coach Pat Strickland cuts down a net after the Democrats' victory over Clackamas in the Class 6A championship game at Chiles Center.
March 23, 2017

PREPS: Jefferson still a force to be reckoned with

by Steve Brandon
2016-17 season one of the most challenging, Strickland says; new leaders, roles on tap for state title defense
TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Grant High's Saivon Brown (second from left) edges the field in the 100-meter dash Wednesday afternoon at Wilson.
March 22, 2017

PREP SLIDESHOW: PIL track and field at Wilson

by Pamplin Media Group
Grant, Roosevelt compete against host Trojans as Portland Interscholastic League dual meet season begins
March 21, 2017

PREPS: Techsters ready for softball success

by Steve Brandon
Starting lineup, program turnout has things looking up for PIL's Benson
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Andrew Finkelman of Grant hits a return during the 2016 high school postseason. The 2015 state champion and 2016 runner-up is back for his senior year.
March 21, 2017

Prep Watch

by Steve Brandon
ASSORTED NOTES ON LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TEAMS, ATHLETES, COACHES AND MORE
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn third baseman Lexi Grein tries to tag out Grant's Mia Ewell during the third inning of the Generals' 3-2 win at Rosemont Ridge Middle School on Tuesday.
March 21, 2017

PREP SLIDESHOW: Grant 3, West Linn 2

by Miles Vance
Nonleague softball game goes down to the wire for visiting PIL Generals
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High School's dance team, the Rhythmettes, take part last Thursday in the OSAA State Dance and Drill Championships at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
March 20, 2017

SLIDESHOW: East county dancers place at OSAA state championships

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2017 OSAA Dance and Drill Championships were held March 16-18 at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland
J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Grant High School performing at the 2017 OSAA State Dance Championships.
March 20, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Portland area high schools showcase skills at State…

by J. Brian Monihan
David Douglas, Grant and Parkrose High Schools perform well in the Show division at the 2017 OSAA State Dance Championship.
J. BRIAN MONIHAN - David Douglas High School competing at the 2017 OSAA State Dance and Drill Championship.
March 19, 2017

IN PHOTOS: 2017 Oregon dance champions crowned

by J. Brian Monihan
Oregon high school dance teams wrap up their season at state dance championships
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Bendu Yeaney wrapped up her basketball career at St. Mary's Academy in style, leading the Blues to fourth place in the Class 6A girls tournament at Chiles Center.
March 14, 2017

PREPS: Graduating Yeaney blazes trail for Blues

by Paul Danzer
Grant girls come close in final OSAA Class 6A tourney games
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans surround the Jefferson Democrats on the court at Chiles Center moments after they won the Class 6A championship against Clackamas, 70-67.
March 12, 2017

PREPS: Championship game recaps

by Pamplin Media Group
Pamplin Media Group stories from this year's state basketball finals
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The Jefferson Democrats hoist their state championship trophy Saturday at Chiles Center.
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Jefferson Democrats show why they're No. 1

by Paul Danzer
Late-game heroics, defense and free throws put away Clackamas in OSAA 6A title game
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans surround the Jefferson Democrats on the court at Chiles Center moments after they won the Class 6A championship boys basketball game against Clackamas, 70-67.
March 11, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Jefferson rules the state

by Portland Tribune
Democrats outlast Clackamas in close, tense OSAA 6A championship game at Chiles Center
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High's Nina Radford evades South Salem standout Evina Westbrook during Saturday night's Class 6A third-place game in the girls basketball tournament at Chiles Center.
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Third place slips away from Grant girls

by Paul Danzer
Westbrook-led South Salem erases big deficit to edge Generals, 58-53
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Yeaney, Blues capture 4th in 6A girls

by Paul Danzer
St. Mary's Academy guard caps her high school career with big game in win over Sunset
March 11, 2017

PREPS: Grant boys just miss on 4th place

by Paul Danzer
Generals play 2 OTs vs. West Salem, and fall 73-70, despite 31 points from Aaron Deloney
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Aleah Goodman jumps into the arms of Kylie Burg (23) after Friday's 44-26 win over Silverton.
March 11, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Falcons clinch Class 5A girls title

by Jim Beseda
La Salle Prep wins final, 44-26, over defending champion Silverton at Gill Coliseum
March 10, 2017

PREPS: Oh, so close for Grant girls

by Paul Danzer
Generals fall by 2 in defensive OSAA 6A semifinal struggle with No. 1-seed Southridge
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jefferson High guard Geno West scoops for a layup Friday against Beaverton.
March 10, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Democrats down Beaverton

by Portland Tribune
No. 1-ranked Jefferson gets past Beavers in OSAA 6A semifinals
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Tsohonis of Jefferson High goes to the basket Friday against Beaverton as the Democrats win at Chiles Center and reach the Class 6A championship round.
March 10, 2017

PREPS: Defensive work pushes Jefferson into 6A boys final

by Paul Danzer
'We said the offensive side would come. The defense, we had to pick it up'
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Bendu Yeaney of St. Mary's Academy leans in for a shot Friday at the Class 6A girls tournament.
March 10, 2017

PREPS: St. Mary's will play for trophy

by Paul Danzer
Yeaney's all-around game leads Blues past South Medford, 66-55, in 6A consolation game
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A collision under the basket involves Jefferson's Geno West (center) and two Beaverton players during Friday's Class 6A semifinal at Chiles Center.
March 10, 2017

Prep scores, schedules

by Portland Tribune
OSAA Class 6A, 5A, 4A boys and girls basketball results, games ahead
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JIM BESEDA - La Salle Prep's Jonah Pemberton drives against Parkrose's NaShawn Penney during the second quarter of Friday's OSAA Class 4A boys basketball third-place game at Gill Coliseum.
March 10, 2017

PREPS: Parkrose run ends with third-place trophy

by Jim Beseda
Bonton leads the way with 31 points, and Broncos get the edge on free throws in victory over La Salle Prep
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Grant High's Daryn Hickok twists around and shoots over South Medford in the quarterfinals of the 6A girls basketball tournament Thursday at Chiles Center.
March 09, 2017

PREPS: Generals' victory sets up showdown with Southridge

by Paul Danzer
Aggressive defense helps Grant girls make bursts, beat South Medford, 56-45
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Grant High Generals celebrate after defeating South Medford 56-45 Thursday afternoon at Chiles Center and advancing to the Class 6A semifinals.
March 09, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Grant girls top South Medford

by Portland Tribune
Generals' victory at Chiles Center puts them into OSAA Class 6A girls basketball semifinals
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kevin Samore of Grant High goes to block a shot by Jefferson's Kamaka Hepa during Wednesday's Class 6A boys quarterfinal at Chiles Center.
March 09, 2017

Prep scores, schedules

by Portland Tribune
OSAA Class 6A, 5A and 4A basketball tournament results, upcoming games
March 09, 2017

PREPS: Blues overrun early, head to 6A girls consolation bracket

by Paul Danzer
Southridge shoots down upstart St. Mary's Academy, 82-42, in girls quarterfinal
March 09, 2017

PREPS: Grant rallies for win over Westview

by Paul Danzer
Closing burst carries Generals into OSAA 6A fourth-place game at Chiles Center
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SETH GORDON - Khiarica Rasheed of Grant High goes for a jump shot in a playoff victory over Newberg.
March 07, 2017

PREPS: Girls at state: different motivations, same goal

by Paul Danzer
Grant driven by dreams; Blues look to disprove doubters in 6A tournament
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Senior Geno West, the PIL player of the year, has helped Jefferson go 24-1 and reach the 6A quarterfinals, with no losses to anyone in Oregon.
March 07, 2017

PREPS: Demos hone their championship plan

by Paul Danzer
Hepa boosts Jefferson's post presence for 6A boys quarterfinal matchup vs. Grant
March 07, 2017

Prep scores, schedules

by Portland Tribune
Class 6A, 5A, 4A boys and girls basketball tournaments this week
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn junior Kennedi Byram goes to the basket during her team's 59-55 home loss to St. Mary's in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs on Saturday.
March 04, 2017

Slideshow: St. Mary's 59, West Linn 55

by Miles Vance
Blues upset Lions and win a berth in the Class 6A state tournament
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - St. Mary's senior Bendu Yeaney leaps into the air at the end of her team's 59-55 win at West Linn in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs on Saturday.
March 04, 2017

St. Mary's pulls away late to upset West Linn girls 59-55

by Miles Vance
The win sends the Blues back to the Class 6A state tournament
March 04, 2017

Prep scores, schedules

by Portland Tribune
The latest in the Oregon School Activities Association Class 6A-1A boys, girls basketball playoffs
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Rodney Hounshell goes up to score during his team's 76-65 win over Lincoln in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs on Friday at West Linn High School.
March 03, 2017

Slideshow: West Linn 76, Lincoln 65

by Miles Vance
Lions win a return trip to the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn guard Braden Olsen hangs in the air to score during his team's 76-65 win over Lincoln in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs at West Linn High School on Friday night.
March 03, 2017

West Linn boys drop Lincoln 76-65, win Class 6A state tournament…

by Miles Vance
The Lions are back in the state tournament for a seventh straight time
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SETH GORDON - Newberg senior Taylor Rarick drives and dishes during Newberg's 71-51 loss to Grant on Wednesday night. Rarick hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points in her final game as a Tiger.
March 01, 2017

Newberg bows out with first-round loss at Grant

by Seth Gordon
Tigers unable to overcome a slow start in loss to the No. 4 Generals

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SETH GORDON - Khiarica Rasheed of Grant gets off a jumper Wednesday night at home against Newberg.
Mar 01, 2017

PREPS: Grant girls earn a final game in their home gym

by Paul Danzer
'Together' Generals win 6A playoff opener by 20 points over Newberg
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Benson Tech's Zahaira Ahmed tries to work the ball around the Canby defense during a Class 6A girls basketball playoff game Wednesday night.
Mar 01, 2017

Prep basketball results, schedules

by Portland Tribune
The latest Oregon School Activities Association playoff, tournament scores and pairings
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE  - West Linn senior Nolan Bertain launches a three-pointer during his team's 98-45 win over Madison in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at West Linn High School on Tuesday.
Feb 28, 2017

No. 2 West Linn boys rout Madison 98-45 in Class 6A playoff…

by Miles Vance
Next, the Lions will host No. 18 Lincoln in Friday's second playoff round
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jefferson's Geno West hits for 3.
Feb 28, 2017

PREPS: Jefferson turns it up in second half

by Paul Danzer
'Playoff defense' enables Demos to bury visiting Willamette; Jesuit next
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOANTHAN HOUSE - Jefferson High's Kamaka Hepa shoots against Willamette during a first-round state playoff game Tuesday night at Jeff.
Feb 28, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Jefferson Democrats advance

by Portland Tribune
OSAA Class 6A boys basketball playoffs get underway with PIL champions victorious at home, 77-39, over Willamette
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Marcus Tsohonis of the Jefferson Democrats splits the Willamette Wolverines defense in Jeff's opening-round victory Tuesday night.
Feb 24, 2017

Prep basketball schedule

by Portland Tribune
OSAA state playoff games for Class 6A-1A boys and girls
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SETH GORDON - Ciera Ellington, a 6-0 sophomore guard, is a co-captain for Benson, which surged into the Class 6A postseason and tied Grant for the PIL title.
Feb 28, 2017

Grant gets challenge it needs from Benson

by Paul Danzer
PREP FOCUS/Sharing PIL girls basketball title, Generals, Techsters ready for postseason
Feb 24, 2017

PREPS: 6A girls basketball field assembles

by Portland Tribune
David Douglas to host Saturday play-in game; Grant gets No. 4 seed in OSAA playoffs
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Explosive Geno West of Jefferson High has helped the Democrats pass four-time defending Class 6A champion West Linn in the polls.
Feb 23, 2017

Jefferson a force to be reckoned with

by Paul Danzer
PREP FOCUS: No. 1 and PIL champion Democrats' brotherly bonding revolves around food
Feb 23, 2017

PREPS: Three PIL teams on road for play-in games

by Portland Tribune
OSAA Class 6A boys basketball playoff field, matchups start to take shape
COURTESY: KEN RUMBAUGH - Madison High senior Myles Fitzgerald-Warren overcame two years of injuries to return in a leading role for the Senators.
Feb 21, 2017

After two hard years, Madison player returns to the hardwood

by Paul Danzer
PREP FOCUS/Fitzgerald-Warren heals, makes hoops mark in senior year for Senators
Feb 21, 2017

PREPS: Portland teams in 3A, 2A tourneys

by Portland Tribune
De La Salle, Columbia Christian boys have first-round home games; Portland Adventist Academy girls also earn home date
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Newberg's Tina Childress (right) launches herself off the blocks at the beginning of her win in the 50-yard freestyle during the Three Rivers League district meet at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center on Feb. 11.
Feb 16, 2017

6A Swim Central: A look back at district, a look ahead to state

by Miles Vance
Want to know what's coming in Class 6A swimming? Check out what happened at district
HERALD PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Canby swimmer Michael Haring won both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke at the district meet.
Feb 11, 2017

Swimming: Canby athletes attain state meet spots at the district…

by Corey Buchanan
The Cougars compete at Mount Hood Community College in the Three Rivers League District Meet
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville swimmer Emily Nguyen is a part of the Wilsonville girls 400-yard relay team that won the district title.
Feb 11, 2017

Swimming: Wilsonville vies for league supremacy at district meet

by Corey Buchanan
The Wildcats compete in the Northwest Oregon Conference District Meet at Parkrose High School
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Lake Oswego guard Daniel Baumer loses the ball on a drive during his team's 67-65 overtime win over Lakeridge at Lakeridge High School on Friday.
Feb 03, 2017

Lake Oswego boys outlast Lakeridge 67-65 in overtime on Friday

by Miles Vance
The win lifts the Lakers into a second-place tie in the Three Rivers League