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Parents of graduating athletes reflect on their children’s athletic accomplishments

Parents of graduating athletes reflect on their children’s athletic accomplishments

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Winter Sports

Recently basketball season ended, and for some varsity player their high school athletic careers are over. According to the NCAA, less than 4% of men’s basketball players get to play college ball, and for the rest, basketball will become something to do in recreation with friends. Some of our seniors...

Race to the Chiles Center: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Second Round Recap

Race to the Chiles Center: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Second Round Recap

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Less than twenty four hours separated the men’s and women's basketball games both played at West Linn High School. Keishon Dawkins’ exhilarating 34 point performance led the boys past Lincoln 76-65. Lexie Pritchard, junior guard, battled  against Saint Mary's’ Bendu Yeaney, who is headed to ...

Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
March 5, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Cheerleaders sporting green and gold finished strong in taking fifth place at the Oregon Varsity State Competition, then coming out on top weeks later in the Junior Varsity division. Vanessa Nidy, junior cheerleader, battled a knee injury all season long but still stayed active in support of her teamma...

Newfound identity leads to recent success: Boys Basketball midseason evaluation

Newfound identity leads to recent success: Boys Basketball midseason evaluation

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

A record tying fourth consecutive state championship led by superstar Payton Pritchard took the state by storm last season. After Pritchard’s graduation, along with eight seniors, the team was left searching for a new identity. Four  impactful players joined the team Khalid Thomas, Nolan Berta...

Men’s Basketball pulls away late from Lakers by a score of 72-61

Men’s Basketball pulls away late from Lakers by a score of 72-61

Connor Maloney, Sports Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Emotions were riding high at West Linn High School on Monday night. With this game being played early on a day that the players usually had practice,there was already a weird vibe to how pregame felt. To add on to that, this game was already a historic league rivalry game and both teams are attempti...

Coaches and School Administration take exception to claims of ‘transfer epidemic’

Coaches and School Administration take exception to claims of ‘transfer epidemic’

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Within West Linn city limits lies a high school whose accomplishments don’t stop at academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic achievement. With controversy spreading statewide, Oregonian journalist John Canzano wrote a piece on Oregonlive.com on the so called “transfer epidemic” that...

Boys basketball defeats Grant in first outing

Boys basketball defeats Grant in first outing

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

As the final buzzer sounded, West Linn dunked their way to victory in a 84-74 performance against Grant. Khalid Thomas, senior forward, finished with an outstanding 20 points while fighting for 12 rebounds. Thomas’s efforts were complemented by Braden Olsen, senior point guard, who set up teammates for...

Take your mark, attention, go!

Take your mark, attention, go!

Grace Nickas, Current Events Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Even though the temperature is dropping, people are just now starting to hit the pool. The 2016-17 swim team has officially began, hoping to go farther this year than last year. The swim team has placed fourth at state for the past two years and the team is hoping to go farther this year. The tea...

West Linn starts off strong, defeats Jesuit 84-43 in OSAA State Quarterfinals

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Top Stories, Winter Sports

In the 6A OSAA State Basketball Quarterfinals West Linn (24-3, 14-0 Three Rivers League) cruised to a victory against 8th seeded Jesuit (18-9, 9-5 Metro League) 84-43. The Lions came out strong early, as point guard Payton Pritchard, senior, hit four straight three pointers, contributing to  West Linn...

Girls Basketball holds off comeback efforts, defeats Westview 67-56 in first round of OSAA State Playoffs (15 Photos)

Girls Basketball holds off comeback efforts, defeats Westview 67-56 in first round of OSAA State Playoffs (15 Photos)

Madeline Marshall, Athletics Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Athletics, Media, Photo Slideshows, Top Stories, Winter Sports

In the first round of the OSAA State Girls Basketball playoffs,  12th seeded West Linn (14-10, 11-5 Three Rivers League) held off 21st seeded Westview (13-12, 8-6 Metro League) 67-56. After being held to eight points in the first quarter, the Lions came out strong hitting six threes in the second qu...

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