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 ...

“No ill will”

Parked on the track, the Chick-fil-A vendor makes its first reappearance at the game against Lake Oswego, after an accident kept it from being present at two consecutive home games.

Matilda Milner, Co-Editor in Chief

November 8, 2019

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club’s Oct. 30 Instagram post began conversations about the appropriateness of a vendor present at home football games. The comment section of the post served as grounds for students to debate the morals of Chick-fil-A as an organization, the implications of the compa...

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...

Historically problematic Chick-fil-A comes to West Linn

At the first football game of the season, students, parents, and staff alike wait in line at the Chick-fil-A food truck.

Paige Rodriguez, Arts and Culture Editor

September 18, 2019

Football games are a cultural staple for high schools. Hundreds of students gather to hang with friends, cheer on their team, and of course, get a bite to eat. On Sept. 6, Chick-fil-A was served at the first game of the season, which came with a set of problems. The popular fast-food chain has been...

Everything you need to know about the upcoming football season

The West Linn lions during their first game against Central Catholic.

Orion Forest and Sam Misa

September 13, 2019

Football season is back. The West Linn Lions came out roaring in their first game but came up short against Central Catholic in the blackout game this past Friday. Don’t worry though, the Lions are not finished yet, and they still have the whole season to go.  The band, cheerleaders, Debs, and s...

The issue college athletes face without pay

The issue college athletes face without pay

Gavin Turner, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2019

An HBO special “Student Athlete” highlights common misconceptions about college athletes. Although their lives are viewed by the public as idyllic and many aspire to emulate the semi-pro athletes, a closer look proves the life of a college athlete comes with many issues. One of these problems includes ...

The helmet or the game?

The helmet or the game?

Megan Riehle, Staff

December 4, 2018

Football is a rather dangerous sport: there were 281 concussions in the NFL in the 2018 season alone. This raises the question of if players are being well protected by the pads and helmets they are provided. Doug Sommer, psychology teacher, has coached football for 33 years and played for 10 when he w...

Football injuries and prevention

Logan Winder, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018

When it comes to football, injuries are just something that comes with it. Coachad.com states that “there are at least 118,886 football injuries per year.” The constant contact poses a real threat of bodily damage, and and with that, the need for recovery. Because of this, it is very important th...


Homecoming Queen, Aubrey Wagy and King, Clint Berggren got crowned.

Andrea Secchi, Photo Editor

November 9, 2018

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