The Paw

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...

Wave goodbye to “Truckin'”

Wave goodbye to “Truckin'”

By Jared Debban and Meghan Turley

October 2, 2019

This past week #beststudentsectioninthestate ran into some trouble with new Principal Brian Bailey. As the Tigers rolled to a 31-7 win over Lake Oswego, Tigard students rolled over each other in the stands which led to rising concerns from the sidelines of the football field by Principal Bailey. Students falling off of the bleacher’s while participating in cheers throughout the game led to a temporary ban of THS’ beloved “Truckin’” cheer. 

One hill of a sport

One hill of a sport

By Abbi Elliott and Noah Vu

September 20, 2019

With the fall season here, Tigard’s cross country team has already finished their first two meets. Coaches Holly Paris and Chris Westover are looking forward to a great season and encouraging their team members with their saying, “You get the race you train for.”