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The helmet or the game?

The helmet or the game?

Megan Riehle, Staff

December 4, 2018


Filed under Athletics, Concussions, Football

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


Filed under Athletics, Concussions, Current Events, Football

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...

Historic Win

Historic Win

Caleb Franzen

December 13, 2016


Filed under Athletics, Current Events, Football, Top Stories

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Leave a legacy: West Linn takes State Championship in historic fashion

Leave a legacy: West Linn takes State Championship in historic fashion

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

     Legacies are often created in moments that are relished within the minds of fans, coaches, and players alike. West Linn’s 2016 football team captured their legacy Saturday at Providence Park, when they earned their program's first State Championship. In a rematch of the 2014 quarterfinals, West...

A State Title game victory, from the perspective of a player

A State Title game victory, from the perspective of a player

Connor Maloney, Sports Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Athletics, Fall Sports, Football

If you have dreamed about something and worked for it for just about your whole life, the feeling of achieving it is surreal. For many of us on the team, bringing the first ever state title to the city of West Linn is something that we have all been thinking about since third and fourth grade. All of ...

Flash Against Smash

Flash Against Smash

Parker Edwards

October 7, 2016


Filed under Athletics, Football, Top Stories

Two powerhouses, first ranked West Linn (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers League) and fourth ranked Tigard (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers League) will clash under a statewide spotlight.  Both teams are riding high after strong starts to their season, however last week both showed room for improvement. Many evaluated West L...

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