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T.H.S. prioritizes football safety

T.H.S. prioritizes football safety

Jailene Dejesus, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Sports

Within the last month in the United States, three high school football players have died from game related injuries. Close to home, Kenney Bui a high school senior at Evergreen High School in Seattle, Washington died after suffering a traumatic brain injury during one of their home games on October 2...

#Tigardarmy

#Tigardarmy

Jaden Guerassio, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Tigard Army raises spirit on the field and in the stands; it consists of the student section, led by the juniors and seniors who  pump up the crowd and football team. Throughout the entire game,  students stand and cheer for their team. Multiple chants are cheered such as “I Believe” which...

Class of 2016 powder puff threepeat

Class of 2016 powder puff threepeat

Devon Frank and Soriya Poeu

October 2, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

The senior girls team handily won this year’s powder puff flag football tournament making it a threepeat for this talented group of girls. Powder puff turns the tables on the sexes. Instead of the girls cheering for the boys, the girls are being cheered by the boys. Powder puff games are a tradition ...

Digging for wins: volleyball struggles to find early momentum

Digging for wins: volleyball struggles to find early momentum

Isabel Juarez and Marco Fabela

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Even though the girls are 2-7 in league games, Head Coach Robert Coelho is optimistic. He has been coaching volleyball for 27 years. He’s been coaching at Tigard for 12 years and nine of those years at the varsity level. So Coach Coelho knows a thing or two about success.  “We are right in the ...

Diving into boys water polo, and how to join

Diving into boys water polo, and how to join

Jacob Jones

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Water Polo might be a great sport if you’re looking to try something new. “Anyone can play water polo,” said Head Coach Mr. John Ruzicka. “You do not need to be a great swimmer or even a star athlete. In fact, water is a great leveling element for those who aren't the fastest runners or highest...

Track storms the season

Eva McConnell, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

With spring in full swing, Tigard’s Track and Field has taken over. Up to two hours and five days a week, Tigard is taking their team to the next level as  the athletes advance to more competitive meets. Three meets into the season,  Tigard’s team worked hard t be able to dominate each opponen...

Ducks or Bucks?

Taylor Wilhoit, Staff Writer

January 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

This Monday 80,000 people will flood into Arlington Texas as the Oregon Ducks face the Ohio State Buckeyes for the 2014-2015 National Championship. Both teams have nationally recognized offenses; both excel at third down conversion percentage (Ohio third and Oregon fourth), first down offense (Oregon ...

Let’s play basketball

Taylor Wilhoit, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

Basketball season has started across the country. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) over 26 million Americans play basketball. From young kids playing in the street all the way up to the NBA, people of all ages play this American  sport. All you need is a ball and a hoop. After...

The Tigard army’s future

Sydney White, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Sports

It is commonly heard among students and staff that THS has one of the strongest student sections, referred to as the “Tigard Army”, in the state of Oregon for high school football. Tigard football is loved by thousands at the school and in the surrounding community, but what about the other sports...

Championship defeat against Central Catholic

Taylor WIlhoit, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

It took the state champions to stop Tigard. The football game didn’t turn in the Tigers' favor with a loss of 0-49, but it ended with tremendous support on and off the field. Both teams ended the season with a 13-1 record, but ultimately Central Catholic was the team that went home with the trophy. “I...