Published: 2/13/2013 9:55:36 PM
For most of Rachel Erbe’s life, coaches and teammates have encouraged her to take advantage of her size. She was always one of the tallest girls in her age group, and now she’s a 6-foot-1 forward on the Canby girls basketball team.
Published: 2/15/2013 4:20:44 PM
OREGON CITY — The most unusual of opponents has prevented Keith Nichols from contending for a state championship: chickenpox.
Three days before the regional tournament, the standout Canby wrestler discovered he might have the viral infection after teammates noticed rash marks on his back at practice.
Published: 2/15/2013 11:49:40 PM
The end of Carrie Kralovec’s standout campaign was bittersweet.
After missing out on the Class 6A state championships in two individual events last year, the Canby senior not only advanced to the OSAA meet this season but also reached the finals in both of her events.
Published: 2/16/2013 12:47:15 AM
AURORA — In its final home game of the season, the North Marion boys basketball team engineered a win for the ages.
The Huskies outlasted ninth-ranked Molalla for a thrilling 51-46 upset Feb.
Published: 2/16/2013 3:43:45 PM
GRESHAM — Noah Norris flexed his muscles, kissed his biceps. He struck the archer’s pose made famous by Jamaican track star Usain Bolt.
The North Marion freshman certainly appeared at ease as he stood on the podium, where he posed for photographs after the small-school state swimming championships.
Published: 2/17/2013 1:50:56 PM
The North Marion wrestling team qualified seven wrestlers for the state championships at its regional tournament Feb. 16 in Scappoose.
Lucas Randall, Keltin Boykin and Brennan Patterson each snagged a regional title, leading the Huskies to fourth place overall with 137.
Published: 2/17/2013 4:26:33 PM
Three members of the Canby wrestling team qualified for the Class 6A state championships with top-four finishes at the regional tournament Feb. 15-16 in Oregon City.
Published: 2/4/2013 3:14:44 PM
AURORA — The Jan. 29 girls basketball game between the North Marion Huskies and the Gladstone Gladiators provided an object lesson in the importance of getting off to a good start.
Published: 2/6/2013 10:13:38 AM
Several local athletes signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level Feb. 6 as part of national Signing Day. Read the full stories at the links below:
Karley Baggerly, a standout forward on the Canby girls soccer team, will continue her career with the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Spokane, Wash.
Published: 2/7/2013 3:15:36 PM
Juan Sanchez remembers the tears.
His son had come home crying after a disappointing finish in a soccer tournament several years ago, experiencing the emotionally painful part of the sport he’s loved since early childhood.
Published: 2/7/2013 5:56:51 PM
Signing Day could have been relatively anticlimactic for Karley Baggerly.
She had verbally committed to play for the Gonzaga Bulldogs more than a year ago, and there wasn’t going to be any decision-making drama.
Published: 2/7/2013 10:48:26 PM
For Cody Churchwell, Signing Day was about much more than football.
The Canby senior’s parents both went to two-year business schools. His paternal grandfather had a chance to pursue higher education but instead served in the Vietnam War.
Published: 2/10/2013 7:54:45 PM
It’s starting to look like a dynasty.
The North Marion wrestling team has been the class of the Tri-Valley Conference in recent years, and it proved itself again by winning the four-team district tournament Feb.
Published: 2/10/2013 11:56:22 PM
It appears the North Marion swimming team is on the rise.With a strong showing at the 10-team regional championships Feb. 8-9 in La Grande, the Huskies guaranteed themselves one of the program’s largest state-meet contingents in recent history.
Published: 2/11/2013 10:40:44 AM
Ryan Cully won an individual title and fellow Canby swimmer Carrie Kralovec earned state berths in two events at the Three Rivers League district championships Feb.
Published: 2/12/2013 10:24:59 PM
The Canby boys basketball team came out of its shell against Lakeridge.
After working intensely in practice on a drill that hammers home the importance of timely and harmonious defensive rotation, the Cougars duplicated their effort in a thrilling 42-41 win over the Pacers at home Feb.
Published: 2/21/2013 5:00:01 PM
The latest OSAA proposal for the four-year time block beginning in 2014-15 includes tweaks to the leagues of area schools.
In the recently released draft, Canby is part of an expanded, nine-team Three Rivers League that adds Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin.
Published: 2/22/2013 2:56:46 PM
PORTLAND — Three members of the Canby wrestling team and seven North Marion wrestlers are competing Feb. 22-23 at the OSAA state championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Published: 2/23/2013 1:39:33 PM
So much for the Canby boys basketball team’s hopes of playing in the Rose Garden.
The Cougars won’t even get a chance to compete in the Class 6A playoffs, a reality that was all too imminent Friday night after they lost 61-49 to Forest Grove in a play-in game at home.
Published: 2/23/2013 2:45:46 PM
The Canby girls basketball team made its trip to the Class 6A playoffs look easy.
Now for the historically harder part.
After cruising into the postseason with an 87-42 rout of Salem-McKay in the play-in round at home Friday night, the Cougars will attempt to win a playoff game for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.
Published: 2/23/2013 10:10:37 PM
PORTLAND — No
one had to ask Lucas Randall what he meant when he extended four fingers on
each hand Saturday night, arms raised in victory.
The senior had just reached the uppermost echelon of Oregon
high school wrestling history, becoming the 26th athlete to win four state
titles and the first from North Marion to accomplish the
Published: 2/24/2013 12:45:08 AM
PORTLAND — Noel Hygelund wasn’t simply wrestling for himself.
The Canby junior felt it was his duty to give nothing less than his best in his final match at the Class 6A state championships, especially because senior teammate Keith Nichols couldn’t compete after coming down with chickenpox just days before the regional tournament.
Published: 2/27/2013 3:32:46 PM
Canby boys basketball coach Craig Evans said at the beginning of the season that his team’s defense would be one of its strengths.
His colleagues agreed.
Published: 2/28/2013 10:56:59 AM
The Canby girls basketball team made a 320-mile roundtrip journey for the first round of the Class 6A playoffs, and all it got was a season-ending loss.
Published: 2/28/2013 11:46:45 AM
Andrew Evans was ready for college hoops.
The Canby alumnus made an almost-immediate impact on the Corban men’s basketball team, stepping into a starting role early in the season and developing into a point guard who was noticed throughout the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
Published: 2/1/2013 10:44:02 PM
It wasn’t Coby Cates’ night. It wasn’t the Canby boys basketball team’s night, either.
The senior guard misfired on a potentially game-tying three-pointer as time expired, the final shortcoming in a series of miscues for the Cougars down the stretch.
Published: 2/2/2013 8:29:29 PM
It was a tough night in a tough conference.
The Canby girls basketball team was dealt its third loss in four games Friday night, falling 70-50 at home to fifth-ranked Clackamas.
Published: 2/2/2013 10:44:48 PM
CLACKAMAS — Canby wrestling coach Jeremy Ensrud wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from his team in its final league dual meet of the season.
Already, the Cougars were going to forfeit one match and be without their starter in another.
Published: 2/3/2013 8:45:28 PM
After the final race of the Canby swimming team’s regular-season finale against Clackamas, coach Eric Laitinen watched as Christian Meza cut through the water on a few extra laps.
Published: 2/4/2013 9:32:31 AM
It all came down to the freshman with the shoulder injury.With the North Marion wrestling team trailing by one point entering the final match of its dual against Estacada, Casey Roberts took the mat against Josh Cole.
Published: 2/4/2013 2:34:50 PM
AURORA — The North Marion boys basketball team got off to a running-and-gunning start in its Jan. 29 home game versus the Gladstone Gladiators, and for a while it looked like the Huskies were going to run Gladstone out of the gym.