The Paw

Band adds another year to the championship banner

Madison Hotchkiss (front) and the rest of the band participate in the NWAPA Championship on Nov. 2. The team brought home the title for the 12th time.

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'”

During Friday's game against Lake Oswego, the student section shows some spirit. The cheer, Truckin, was banned mid-game when cheerleaders and administration deemed it too dangerous.

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

Matthew Moller competes in the dual meet against Tualatin during the 2018 season. Moller placed second at the Rust Buster 4K in 13:33.73 at Blue Lake Park on Sept. 7.

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.”

Debban gets the goal, boys defeat Tualatin

Teammates celebrate with Jared Debban after he scores the game's only goal in the boys varsity soccer defeat of Tualatin on Sept. 12.

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

     The boys varsity soccer team played their first conference game on Sept. 12 against school rival, Tualatin. Varsity player Senior Jared Debban scored the team’s winning goal, leading them to their first triumph in league play with a final score of 1-0.       Every seat was ...

Baseball takes the field

CJ Rivers is up to bat at a home game last season. Practices started Feb. 24 for this year's season.

By Maria Sotelo and Citlally Mexicano, Staff Writers

February 28, 2019

    The boys baseball team will touch bases on March 11 by starting off the season with a jamboree tournament hosted here at Tigard High. The soon-to-be-formed team looks full of potential this year according to head varsity coach Tom Campbell.     Tryouts will be held Feb. 25 through M...

OHSET isn’t horsing around

Emily and Jet competing in an OHSET jumping competition.

By Jessica Krueger, Staff Writer

February 9, 2019

     OHSET's first meet of 2019 starts Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.       What is OHSET? This is a question I am asked often. I usually give a quick response—I clarify that it is more than a club; it is a sport in which horseback riders from various high schools...

Football players react to Ruecker’s retirement

Players surround Coach Ruecker to celebrate their victory over West Linn. Ruecker, who has been a head coach for 42 years, 10 at Tigard, announced his retirement this week.

By Jared Debban, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018

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

Cameron O'Connor takes on Ty Ewers of Canby. O'Connor won the match by techfall and helped Tigard win the dual meet 45-28.

By Maria Sotelo, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

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 ...