The Paw

Softball’s foul balls cause trouble for the javelin team

The javelin throw area and the softball field sit adjacent to each other in the southeast corner of campus. In past seasons, foul balls would land in near the javelin runway.

By Ashley Sample, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

     The cancelation of spring sports bought time for Tigard to solve the space conflict between the softball program and track and field—specifically the dangerous area beside the varsity softball field and the javelin runway.      “The javelin competitive area and practice area is rig...

Girl’s tennis season starts with love

Tigard alumna Nicole Mazzeo plays at the school's old tennis court. This year, the girls tennis team faces freezing weather as the season begins.

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!

Sophomore Summer Schroder starts her run-through for the Banked Slalom competition on Feb. 5.

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

The new softball field and hitting barn, being finished now make a prominent impact on the upcoming softball season.

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

Junior Jaden Nguyen dives into his 100 breast. Nguyen qualified for the 6A state swim tournament for the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Sophomore Megan Wargo placed sixth overall at the Ski Bowl meet on Jan. 8.

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?

Letterman jackets are becoming a thing of the past. Locally, they are not as trendy.

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

Sophomore volleyball player Kaitlynn Peterson serves the ball during the Dig Pink game against Lakeridge. The team only won one set, but they raised $859 for breast 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

Find out how money makes its way from the community and families through the separate accounts to eventually benefit the team.

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

Senior Hunter Gilbert rushes through Mountainside's defense to score a touchdown. The Nov. 15 playoff game was Tigard's first and last loss of the season with a score of 31-34 in overtime.

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...