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West Linn vs. Sherwood Game Preview

Parker Edwards
September 16, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Football, Top Stories

Last year, down 35 to 39, 4th and 14, West Linn ball was on the Sherwood 19 yard line. 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and record breaking quarterback Tim Tawa, senior, stepped up in the pocket and threw the ball to the right corner of the end zone; incomplete. While this was the last ti...

Competitive balance versus individual opportunity

Competitive balance versus individual opportunity

Parker Edwards
September 9, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Opinions, Top Stories

High school athletics thrive on controversy at the individual, conference and state level. A controversial column written by an Oregon Live beat reporter, Andrew Nemec, bashed on recruiting that occurs within these programs. “It’s startling just how much talent has been sloughed off programs desperately...

Lions show heart, effort, but late rally comes up short

Lions show heart, effort, but late rally comes up short

Rory Bialostosky
May 31, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

Photo Credit: Jess Reynolds Lions show heart, effort, but late rally comes up short   EUGENE -- On a picturesque day at a picture-perfect ballpark, the West Linn Lions 2016 baseball campaign full of memorable moments came to a tough, heartbreaking finish as the Sheldon Irish moved on with a 7-4 victory.   After o...

Baseball defeats Sprague 5-3, advances to OSAA State Quarterfinals

Baseball defeats Sprague 5-3, advances to OSAA State Quarterfinals

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
May 26, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

In the second round of the OSAA State Playoffs West Linn (21-8, 11-6 Three Rivers League) defeated Sprague (16-12, 10-6 Greater Valley Conference) 5-3. The Lions offense powered them over Sprague with home runs from Will Matthiessen, senior, and Tim Tawa, junior. This advances West Linn to the OSAA State...

Boys Lacrosse squares up against Canby (33 Photos)

Boys Lacrosse squares up against Canby (33 Photos)

Nick Olson
May 17, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Photo, Photo Slideshows, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Meeting little resistance, Blake Fletcher, senior, and Ryan Klose, senior, score yet another goal in their match against Canby. The varsity lacrosse game of May 13 was easily won for the Lions, 20-0. Most of the attacking Lions were able to score at least one goal apiece, and spirits remained high throughout the evening.

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Steph Curry too hot for young Portland Trail Blazers to handle

Steph Curry too hot for young Portland Trail Blazers to handle

Connor Maloney, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories

The Portland Trail Blazers have been defying all odds and proving their critics wrong all season. As a team that lost four of their five starters going into this season, no one expected much of them as a team; but the Blazers’ never got the memo. They have become the first team in NBA history to make...

Baseball falls to Sherwood 6-3, remains second in Three Rivers League (31 Photos)

Baseball falls to Sherwood 6-3, remains second in Three Rivers League (31 Photos)

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Photo Slideshows, Top Stories

West Linn (17-6, 11-4 Three Rivers League), fell to Sherwood (14-10, 10-5 TRL) 6-3 on Friday. This moves the Lions into second place in the TRL with two league games remaining before playoffs. West Linn will host Lakeridge (12-11, 9-6) on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse takes down Clackamas Cavaliers (16 Photos)

Boys Lacrosse takes down Clackamas Cavaliers (16 Photos)

Nick Olson
May 3, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Photo, Photo Slideshows, Spring Sports, Top Stories

During a game against Clackamas, defender Dean Swanson (senior) runs down the field, escaping Clackamas midfielders. On Apr. 13, regardless of the pouring rain and frigid weather, the Lions emerged victorious against the Cavaliers, 15 to 3. The Lions will soon have one of their biggest challenges of ...

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