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Coach Viuhkola Returns To Lead The West Linn Basketball Team

Coach Viuhkola Returns To Lead The West Linn Basketball Team

Gavin Turner, Co-Opinions Editor

June 5, 2019


Filed under Athletics, Basketball

Every new year, changes are made to the basketball team. Seniors leave to college and JV players move up the ranks. However, this upcoming 2019-20 season, the team is hiring Eric Viukhola, who took time off from coaching the boys Varsity team. Coach Viuhkola always wanted a coaching position in the Three Ri...

Sailing: the newest sport seeking attention

Sailing: the newest sport seeking attention

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Athletics

Our high school offers a variety of different sports and activities, but as of this spring another one has been added to the list: a sailing team. The unique sport of sailing was recently brought to West Linn by Ella Notdurft, sophomore who has been sailing with club teams for over six years now. Unl...

Coming Out

Coming Out

Megan Riehle, assistant photo editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Athletics

In the study “Out On The Fields” nearly 9,500 athletes spoke about their experiences with homophobia in the sports community. This study showed that 72 percent of lesbians under the age of 22, do not come out to their teammates. In West Linn, sports play a huge part in the lives of teenagers,...

No horsing matter

No horsing matter

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Athletics, The People, Top Stories

In high school, there are many different activities that students participate in, ranging from clubs to sports to volunteer work. For Kristen Epperson, sophomore, how she spends her time after school is in her barn with her horse, Rocky. “I’m riding five days a week for about an hour at a t...

Athletes tackle PowderPuff

Cael Brunson, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Athletics, Photo, Photo Slideshows

What it means to be a leader

Paige Rodriguez, Blog Editor

February 2, 2019


Filed under Athletics, Audio, Media, StoryCorps

Grace Rodriguez, a co-head captain for the district dancer middle school dance team talks about what dance means to her, and what being a captain is all about. StoryCorps is a non-profit challenging people to capture their families’ histories. If you want to join the challenge, download the Story ...

What basketball really makes

Brendan Kobilha, Yearbook Staff

December 21, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Basketball, Media, Photo, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

  The basketball team plans their strategy to win the quarter final game. Aaronette Vonleh,10 goes up for the layup on southridge. Makayla Long, 9 charges in for a risky shot to try to pull back the game. Peyton Shelstad, 9 shoots a free throw and makes a point for her te...

5 ways to prevent sport injuries

Augustin Seigneur, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events

Always wear protective gear A very common piece of protective wear is the helmet. Helmets can save your head from injury in a collision. They are most effective if they are the proper type of helmet for the activity, and fitted correctly. Other examples of protective equipment are: shin guards,...

A discussion about concussions

A discussion about concussions

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Academics, Athletics, Concussions, Top Stories

In the world of youth sports, there is a problem that is becoming more and more apparent: the rising rate of concussions. Recent studies show that 3,800,000 cases of concussions were reported in 2014, which is double the amount of concussions reported in 2004. As for high school sports, according to re...

High School Football Rules Could Be Changed To Prevent Concussions

Bayler Brundage, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Current Events

In high school sports, 40.5% of concussions come from high school football according to NCBI. In football, making contact and tackling the opponent is required to play the game. In this contact between players, risks for concussions are high. These concussions are head traumas that put athletes ...

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