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Football roundup: Huskies fall on late field goal

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:51

The Huskies surrendered 17 fourth-quarter points to the hosting No. 6 Philomath Warriors, including the game-winning field goal as time expired, to come up short 23-20 in their first Oregon West Conference game Friday.

North Marion (2-3, 0-1 Oregon West) held the Warriors (3-2, 1-1) to a pair of field ...

Trojans roll on homecoming

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:17

Giberson throws for five touchdowns in 55-6 victory over Riverside

It didn’t matter that the Riverside football team was coming to Mount Angel Friday on the back of four straight losses by a combined 128 points. It was homecoming night, and the Trojans were not going to make it easy ...

Pine leads Huskies to victory

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:11

North Marion forward scores her second hat trick of the season

It’s been a season of shutouts for the North Marion girls soccer team.

As the Huskies passed the halfway mark of the season last week, seven of their eight games ended with one team going home scoreless.

Heading into ...

Prep roundup: Gervais boys soccer rebounds from loss to stay in playoff hunt

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:59

After the Gervais boys soccer team suffered its worst loss of the season — a 3-0 defeat to No. 4 Blanchet Catholic on Sept. 30, the Cougars responded in kind Friday against visiting Blanchet Catholic.

Led by a pair of second-half goals from Juan L. Navarrete and a stout defensive ...

Huskies claim early control in Oregon West title race

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:46

No. 3 North Marion overcomes top 10 powers Stayton, Philomath

For the past four years, the Stayton Eagles boys soccer team has roosted atop the Oregon West Conference.

Last week, North Marion made a definitive statement that this year is different. This season, the Oregon West belongs to the Huskies ...

Bucks rally to remain unbeaten

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:38

St. Paul turns to passing attack to get back in the game, leans on the run to finish

For the second consecutive week, the St. Paul football team spotted its opponent a touchdown to open the game — two in the case against Central Linn on Friday — and managed ...

The 'American Way'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:06

Among the area's first Hispanic business owners, Rogelio and Armandina Medina reflect on their decades running Mexico Lindo in downtown Woodburn

Editor’s note: In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Woodburn Independent is featuring a series on just a few of the individuals and families who — by their ...

First Street site eyed for honky tonk-themed grill

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:56

'Black Betty,' new country and western restaurant in Woodburn, could open as soon as early 2015

Hold onto your boots, boys, because come next spring, Woodburn could be the home of the area’s newest honky tonk.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a “honky tonk” is the name for a ...

News briefs

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:52

New leaders sought for Relay for Life

Ever thought of being involved with the Woodburn Area Relay for Life?

If you would like more information about participating with the planning for the next year’s Relay — or if you just want to see what it is all about — ...

Little Lambs celebrating 25 years of fun and learning

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:43

Milestone will be marked with a special service and cake reception Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church

Founded in 1989, Little Lambs Preschool on Lincoln Street in Woodburn is celebrating 25 years of “play-based learning.”

The school’s current director, Karen Arendt, said its founder and first director, Pinke Meyer, had “a ...

New priest comes to St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:33

Originally from Mexico, by way of Portland, Rev. Samuel Borbon has heart for Woodburn's Latino community

The new priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has a real heart for serving the community, especially Hispanics.

So much so, in fact, that when a reporter came to his church to interview him ...

Passenger of Fritz dies from crash injuries

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:51

A second Oregon State Hospital employee, Cary Marie Fairchild, from Portland, died Saturday, Oct. 4, at Salem Hospital where she has been treated since the Sept. 24 traffic crash.

Fairchild, 64, a mental health specialist, had been the passenger of Dr. Steven Fritz, husband of Portland City Commissioner Amanda ...

St. Paul volleyball goes unbeaten last week

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:07

St. Paul 3, Central Linn 0 — Despite the absence of back row stalwart and libero Cameron Stone, the Bucks earned a 25-14, 25-13, 25-11 road victory Sept. 23. Emma Coleman spearheaded the offense, hitting 16 of 17 with nine kills, five assists, five digs and two aces. Remy Brentano ...

Buckaroos rebound from slow start to trounce Willamina

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:05

Tyler Smith and Ryan Soumokil combine for six touchdowns as St. Paul scored 48 unanswered points

The St. Paul football team took Willamina’s best shot to open Friday’s game at the St. Paul Rodeo Grounds. They responded with seven shots of their own, scoring 48 straight points in the second ...

Huskies triumph in matchup of top 4A teams

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:24

North Marion hands Stayton its first conference loss since 2011

The Huskies took an early lead in a contentious race for the Oregon West Conference title after handing the Stayton Eagles their first loss of the season, 4-1.

North Marion controlled the opening half of play at home Tuesday afternoon, ...

Help support Woodburn girls soccer

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:29

The Woodburn girls soccer team is reaching out to local businesses seeking advertising space while helping the Bulldogs.

Prospective advertisers are invited to purchase ad space along the fence running behind the benches at home Woodburn girls soccer games for the remainder of the season.

Revenue will go toward nutritional ...

Coaching openings at Mount Angel SD

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:23

The Mount Angel School District is looking to hire coaches for the junior varsity boys and girls basketball teams at Kennedy High School and a girls basketball coach at Mount Angel Middle School.

Contact high school athletic director Kevin Moffatt at 503-845-2703 or middle school Principal Jennifer McCallum at 503-845-6137 ...

Woodburn basketball shooting clinic

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:12

The Woodburn boys basketball program is hosting a shooting clinic on Oct. 4 for boys and girls from third grade through eighth grade.

The two-hour lesson costs $20 per athlete and will be split into two sessions, according to age. Third- through fifth-graders will open the camp from 9-10:50 a.m. ...

Bulldog football helmet raffle

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:11

The Woodburn High School Booster Club is raffling off a University of Oregon football helmet with all proceeds benefiting the Bulldogs football team.

Raffle tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by contacting the Bulldog Foundation Facebook page. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Christina Williamson at ...

Roundup: Huskies score second straight big victory

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:39

A week after the North Marion football team recorded its highest-scoring game in six years, the Huskies reached back in the record books even further with a 48-8 road victory over the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers on Friday night to open the league schedule.

The win was the most North Marion has ...