The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The independent student media site of West Linn High School


The cheer team takes the sidelines at football games to encourage the team and rile up the fans.

Is there more to cheer than pom poms?

Justine Pashley, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022

Often when shows and movies have a cheerleader character they are portrayed as the bully or villain of the story. These are stereotypical and preconceived ideas of cheerleaders. People outside the sport...

During halftime of the football game, Sky Gomes, senior and ASB president, crowns Ajani White, senior, for Homecoming royalty. Out of six seniors, three were elected to be royal. Among elected were White, Angie Nelson, and Drew Ness. “I was in shock,” White said. “I really did not expect it. I feel great. I feel like its a great group and I feel honored to be a part of it.”

A prideful Homecoming

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
October 4, 2022

Coming home to Homecoming

Coming home to Homecoming

Ben Williams, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2022

“There is two ways to lead,” Earl Ingle, senior, said. “There’s one by force and there’s one by love and coming together.” The stands were full, with the seniors leading the student...

The Lions play their first home game on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

Soaring into a new season

Joseph Murphy, Photography Editor
September 8, 2022

The Lions lost to Tualatin in last year’s state semifinal. After previous Head Coach Chris Miller’s resignation, the Lions hired Jon Eagle, who coached quarterbacks at Portland State University...

David Tyree (85) performs the “helmet catch” to help defeat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

The Super Bowl’s history

Joseph Murphy, Sports Editor
February 11, 2022

Originally called the AFL-NFL Championship, the Super Bowl debuted in 1967 between the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. This was the only Super Bowl to not have a sold-out...

Quarterback Mark Sanchez fumbles the ball off of Brandon Moore’s bottom on 2012 Thanksgiving night. This play is renowned for being called “The Butt Fumble.”

Who will feast this Thanksgiving?

Joseph Murphy, Sports Editor
November 24, 2021

Since 1934, the NFL has held a football game on Thanksgiving, with the exception of 1939-1944, due to World War II.  The first ever Thanksgiving clash was between Detroit and Chicago, and there have been...

WL vs. OC infographic

Battle of the Bridge; Century Edition

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor
April 5, 2021

In the 100th continuous Battle of the Bridge, West Linn defeats Oregon City 40-13. The game was played at Pioneer Memorial Stadium in Oregon City with celebrations of the two cities. Check out this infographic...

Spring Sports Update

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor
March 30, 2021

2020-2021 Athletics Update

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor
September 25, 2020

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

New football coach promises a bright future

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...

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