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Football players react to Ruecker’s retirement

Football players react to Ruecker’s retirement

By Jared Debban, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As 2018 comes to a close, so does head football coach Craig Ruecker’s time on the football sidelines. After 48 years of coaching, 10 of those at Tigard, Ruecker announced his retirement on Tuesday.       Ruecker is one of the most successful high school football coaches in Oregon w...

Varsity wrestlers pin down Canby

Varsity wrestlers pin down Canby

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Chanting arose from the crowd as the team shouted, "Come on, you can do it!” The Tigers prevailed against the Canby Cougars with a score of 45-28 at their first home duel on Dec. 13. Wrestling coach Kaleb Reese was proud of the team’s performance as Canby is often a difficult opponent. “I ...

Al-Rikabi, Cleaver and Simonetti honored by Three Rivers League

Al-Rikabi, Cleaver and Simonetti honored by Three Rivers League

By Olivia Niemi, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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     The boys Varsity soccer season comes to an end after a hard fight in the playoffs, sadly ending in the second round. With the teams’ hard work and dedication throughout the season, three of the members were able to obtain multiple Three Rivers League awards. Sajjad Al-Rikabi, a senior, won...

Girls soccer starts off undefeated

Girls soccer starts off undefeated

By Olivia Niemi and James Favot

October 10, 2018


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The girls varsity soccer team kicked off the season with an undefeated streak, now ranked ninth in the state with an overall record of 8-1. It was a superb fresh start for a team with new coaches, new players, and a new mindset altogether. This year, the girls soccer team is adapting to an entirely...

Tigers break Timberwolves winning streak

Tigers break Timberwolves winning streak

By Maria Sotelo and Katelyn Wilhoit, Staff Writers

October 8, 2018


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     The boys varsity soccer team defeated Tualatin at a home game on Oct. 2, with a final score of 3-2. The close game filled the Tigers with pride as they broke the Timberwolves’ winning streak.          Varsity player sophomore Nick Leinberger only played for a short amount of tim...

Cross country hits the ground running

Cross country hits the ground running

September 28, 2018


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       After a long summer of conditioning, the cross country teams opened the season with a couple successes. With only four meets, it’s too early to say where they will stand, but both teams are optimistic for the season.          On Sept. 19, the teams attended the TRL preview meet, wh...

Testing the smoke alarm

Testing the smoke alarm

By Jared Debban, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


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     The past two years have seen sports practices and games canceled due to smoke from wildfires. At a time when sports practices were holding tryouts or ramping up for the season, many coaches and athletes had to make creative plans to get in a workout. Is this the new normal?       ...

Catching success as a young team

Catching success as a young team

By Makayla Schmierer, Online Editor

June 8, 2018


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They may have been young, but that didn’t stop them from making the playoffs like old pros. Varsity girls softball had their last playoff game on May 25 in North Medford, closing their captivating season. Starting off strong and intense, the girls team went 11-3 in their league play ending 2nd ...

Unified Soccer season comes to a close

Unified Soccer season comes to a close

By Jared Debban

May 11, 2018


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Unified has their last game of the season Saturday at Wilsonville High School. They’d appreciate a cheering section.   This season Unified Soccer has once again brought students together with another successful soccer season. The team filled with athletes eager to play and students willi...

Staff crushes students in basketball

Staff crushes students in basketball

May 9, 2018


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    UPDATE: It seems that endurance wasn’t a problem for the staff team, who beat the student teams by a landslide. “It was by about 30 points,” assistant varsity basketball coach and health teacher Jesse Abell said.   Abell cited the students’ overconfidence a...