The Banks Wrestling team took home the 4th place team trophy and two state titles from the 3A state tournament Feb. 23.
Lady Braves win first state title in school history
The Banks High School girls varsity basketball team defeated Corbett 47 to 38 Saturday March 4 to become 3A OSAA state champions for the first time in school history.
Parade, cannon, and football: It’s Homecoming at the Banks High School
A short parade begins at Trellis Way at 2:15 p.m. today, while a cannon will fire blanks every time the Braves score at tonight’s football game VS Rainier.
Banks’ Mayor Jones to throw first pitch at Hops game August 17
The Hillsboro Hops will hold a joint community night for Banks and North Plains Wednesday, August 17, and Banks Mayor Stephanie Jones is expected to throw out the first pitch.
Upcoming Pumpkin Ridge golf tournament draws criticism over Saudi ties
The Banks City Council heard from Washington Co. Commissioner Jerry Willey during a recent council meeting about concerns surrounding ties between an event scheduled at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Positive COVID-19 cases in Astoria, Seaside teams scuttle volleyball, football matches
The Banks Braves Logo. Photo: BSD Two separate sporting events Banks student athletes were scheduled to play in were cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test was reported from two separate team members of programs in Astoria and Seaside. At this time, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 among[Read More…]
High school football coming back to Oregon
The Banks Braves at the 2018 state football championship. Photo: Angela Scorcio Governor Kate Brown announced changes are coming to the Oregon Heath Authority’s guidance prohibiting contact sports, and the news means that football is coming back to Banks. The new guidance will require districts in counties in the high[Read More…]
School sports: Soccer, cross country approved, volleyball a maybe, football still an unknown
Sports fields in Banks on August 5, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Executive Board met Monday, February 8 to discuss the fate of a number of sports, approving soccer and cross-country for a Feb. 22 start with games to start in March, and punting more[Read More…]
Fall sports season moved to spring, seasons condensed
Sports fields in Banks on August 5, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley OREGON – The fall sports season will be shifted to spring 2021, seasons will be condensed, and out-of-season coaching restrictions will be waived, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) said in a Wednesday, August 5 press release issued after[Read More…]
School sports halted by COVID-19
Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus. BANKS – With the news on Friday, March 13 that the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has suspended all school contests and practices statewide,[Read More…]