2020-2021 Athletics Update

2020-2021 Athletics Update

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

New football coach promises a bright future

Associated Student Body members stir up the spirits of the crowd at the 6A football semifinals

Lillian Gottschling, Co-Feature Editor

May 24, 2020

As of late January 2020, West Linn announced the hiring of Keanon Lowe as a new football coach, following the retirement of Coach Chris Miller, which was announced earlier this school year. Lowe spoke with Oregon Live shortly after the announcement was made, and expressed his excitement, telling the reporter, “I’m ready to hit the ...

Empty stadiums

The West Linn High School football stadium stands empty due to the cancellation of spring sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Audrey Lippert, Co-Current Events Editor

May 23, 2020

Athletics are deeply ingrained in the American high school culture, so not being able to play and compete this year upended the goals of many students. “We wanted to win state, that was probably our biggest goal as a team but also it’s just getting close to everyone over the course of the season a...

OSAA no way

The stands will stay empty, no track or any other athletes until Mar. 31

Orion Forest, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

At first the boys and girls basketball tournaments were going to continue, but without fans or parents attending the games.  The game was canceled hours before tip-off, ending the season for basketball players across the state. As time goes on, more and more professional sports leagues are canceling an...

Referees and refugees

The winning team, Team Esqueda, poses with their prize: a $150 gift card to Lil' Cooperstown. Team Esqueda won the final 1-0.

Kaleigh Henderson, Podcast Editor

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 5, the Model UN Club held a co-ed soccer tournament to raise money to support Venezuelan refugees. "We have six teams in the soccer tournament," Summer Tan, sophomore, said. "They each gave us $8 per player, and we're using that money to split the cost between supporting the Model UN tea...

Unified as one

With the final score landing at 40-26 with the win going to Oregon City, both teams high-five after the game.

Orion Forest, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Death heard around the world

A purple and gold poster hanging in the gym for those who lost their lives during the helicopter crash.

Orion Forest, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna passed away Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash.  There were nine total victims of the crash including, Sarah and Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, and John, Keri, Alyssa Altobelli.   The five-time NBA champion was a hero and fr...

Devastating boys soccer loss

Devastating boys soccer loss

Hayden Fish, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019


Leading the lions through League

Anna Gay, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2019

Varsity volleyball has a new head coach, Emilie Wilmes. Even though she’s new to her position, she has had experience working with the past two head coaches, Carl Neuburger and Michelle Hoover. “It’s good,” Wilmes said. “I’ve been one of the assistants for the last two years.”  ...

Girls soccer kicks off season with 7-0 win

The floodlights illuminated the stadium on opening night, where the Lions would go on to beat McMinnville.

Audrey Lippert, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2019

7-0 and 0-2 are the scores of the first two games of the season for the West Linn Lions girls soccer team. The Lions beat the McMinnville Grizzlies by a score of 7-0 to kick off the season  at home, and lost to the Mountainside Mavericks at Mountainside a few weeks ago.  The team is comin...

A century of homecoming

Homecoming king and queen, Averi Fels and Dane Cava.

Madelyn Tabor, Photo Editor

October 10, 2019

Lions defeated at home by Central Catholic Rams

The sun sets over the football field as the Lions line up for a play in the first quarter.

Sydney McCrone, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2019

Pep bands, excited students, energetic cheerleaders and determined players. The first game of the season on Sept. 6 was a close game with the Central Catholic Rams, who ended up winning 35-27.  With the Lions leading in the beginning of the fourth quarter, Central Catholic ultimately came back...

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