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

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

Ella Notdurft practicing with the Portland sailing team.

Skylar Moore, Copy Editor

May 6, 2019

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

Jordan Bancroft being held by her teamates after a race.

Megan Riehle, assistant photo editor

April 16, 2019

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

Kristen Epperson, sophomore, with her horse Rocky.

Delaney Callaghan, People Editor

February 12, 2019

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

What it means to be a leader

Paige Rodriguez, Blog Editor

February 2, 2019

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

  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

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

Earning another goal for her team, Abby Schmidt, 11, heads the ball off of a corner kick. In their game against Centennial, three of sevens goals scored were headers. Heading a soccer ball in one of the leading causes of concussions in youth sports, and some players are aware of the risk.

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018

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...

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