The Paw

Girl’s tennis season starts with love

Girl’s tennis season starts with love

By Ashley White and Rachel Jacobson

March 11, 2020

     In spite of the freezing winter winds, the girls tennis team is bracing to endure the weather these next few months. The tennis season started on March 2, with practices taking place Monday through Friday after school. The girls team has three coaches; assistant coach Gretchen Dumestre, volunt...

Winter sports take on STATE!

Winter sports take on STATE!

By Liz Blodgett, Design Editor

March 5, 2020

      With all of the winter sports wrapping up, Tigard’s success within each sport is starting to show. Many teams and groups have made it to their upcoming state competitions. As of now, Tigard has 7 different teams going to either state or nationals.  Wrestling: With completing their season with three wins and t...

Stepping up their game

Stepping up their game

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

   Story originally published in the January 2020 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine. By the time the season starts, the softball team will have a brand new facility–turf field, batting barn and locker rooms. Superintendent Ernie Brown set aside money in the field improvements from the ...

From beginning to end, the swim team makes waves

From beginning to end, the swim team makes waves

By Noah Vu and Abbi Elliott

February 21, 2020

     Last week swimmers competed in varsity districts at the Mt. Hood Community College pool Swimmers who placed 12th or better in their event in Prelims on Friday qualified for Finals which took place the following day. In order to make it to the state meet, swimmers had to either place 1st or 2nd ...

Ski girls keeping the lead

Ski girls keeping the lead

By Liz Blodgett, Design Editor

February 11, 2020

     While the first ski race was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, that didn’t stop Tigard’s boys and girls teams from pulling through with a win the following week. In the first race of the season on Jan. 18, both teams ranked first overall. Girls landed a total time of 06:15.91...

Are Letterman Jackets going extinct?

Are Letterman Jackets going extinct?

By Abbi Elliott, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

   Settlemier Jackets and Logos in Portland makes and sells letterman jackets along with everything that can go with them. Aaron Settlemier, the owner’s son, explains that he has seen a dip in sales around the West Coast area. He believes that this is because students aren’t seeing their peers in the jackets and that they are more common in smaller towns where school spirit is more important.

Digging the pink and burying cancer

Digging the pink and burying cancer

By Ashley White and Delena Do

February 6, 2020

     Although October, also known as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” has come and gone, the Dig Pink volleyball event provided an example of how students can come together to support a Tigard sports team and raise money for a cause at the same time.      Business teacher Sue Suttic...

Accounting for Athletics

Accounting for Athletics

By Jared Debban, Co Editor In Chief

December 4, 2019

     Story originally published in the 2019 edition of The Paw, our quarterly magazine.       Playing a sport at Tigard is expensive.      For baseball players on top of the pay-to-play fee of $225 are the personal costs of cleats, a glove, a bat, a batting helmet. Then add in the tea...

Friday night lights: No. 1 Tigard loses to No. 16 Mountainside in 6A playoffs

Friday night lights: No. 1 Tigard loses to No. 16 Mountainside in 6A playoffs

By Olivia Young, Online Editor

November 26, 2019

     OregonLive. Students. Staff. And coaches. Many thought that Tigard would rise above the Mountainside Mavericks in the second round of the 2019 6A football playoffs. This was proven to be false after a shocking Maverick touchdown in overtime. As that ball was caught, a question emerged from the...

Band adds another year to the championship banner

Band adds another year to the championship banner

By Jared Debban

November 25, 2019

           The marching band regained the title again this year. After finishing in second place last year, they were named the A Class Champions in this year’s 2019 NWAPA Championships, hosted at the University of Oregon.       The band spent many long hours over the course of t...