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Girls tennis team prepares to rebuild

Craig Wright

March 19, 2013

The girls tennis team looks to rebuild after graduating seven seniors and losing coach Justin Carrier to an assistant coaching position at Pacific University. The team is now led by Coach Linn Beswick and captains Mackenzie Coronel, Emmalee Scheid, Emily Borne and Nicole Campbell, all seniors. “We lost a lot of...

Experienced Boys Lacrosse hunting for first state title since 2003

Ben Jacobs

March 18, 2013

Things have changed in our world since 2003; the appearance of the iPhone, the first African American President and an apocalypse was proven false to name a few. But one thing has remained the same for these past 10 years, the amount of West Linn Boys Lacrosse state titles stands at two, the last one...

Speech and debate sweeps district tournament, headed to state

Speech and debate sweeps district tournament, headed to state

Emily McDonald

March 18, 2013

The West Linn High School Speech and Debate Team competed at the Three Rivers League district tournament last weekend on March 15 and 16, sending three competitors to Monmouth for the state tournament which will be held April 18-20 at Western Oregon University. Elise Brown, senior, placed first in...

With high-class humor and thoroughly tugged heartstrings, “Pride and Prejudice” not for the faint of mind

Elise Brown

March 14, 2013

Jessica Murray, director, would not call the theatre department’s spring play “accessible.” It is for a very specific audience: the strong-willed, culture-savvy students who make up our school’s honors and AP classes. Indeed, that audience will not be disappointed by “Pride and Prejudice: F...

West Linn Baseball is hopeful for a successful season

Lenaya LeBlanc

March 12, 2013

With the loss of 15 seniors last year, the  Baseball team looks forward to a fresh season with new players and strategies.  With an all around younger team, Kevin Mills, head coach, is confident that the team will come together for a successful season.“We have a good team chemistry, which will help...

Wrestling Team places seventh at state

Craig Wright

March 12, 2013

The Wrestling Team had a strong showing at the state championships from the ten representatives in eight weight classes. The team pulled together to earn a seventh place finish. Tyler Chay, senior, 170 lbs. and Tim Harman, sophomore, 138 lbs. both earned second place in their respective weight class...

Boys Ski Team takes home threepeat state title win

Emily McDonald

March 11, 2013

For another year, the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association State Championship trophy will remain in possession of the West Linn Boys Ski Team. After the boys and girls ski teams won the Combined Team Three Rivers League title, they advanced to the State Championships held at Mt. Hood SkiBowl...

West Linn wins State, beating Central Catholic in another close finish

West Linn wins State, beating Central Catholic in another close finish

Walker McCrae

March 11, 2013

For the next year, when thinking of the West Linn Boys Varsity Basketball Team, two words will come to mind: State Champions. The West Linn Lions (23-6 8-2 Three Rivers League) defeated the Central Catholic Rams (25-5, 10-0 Mt. Hood Conference) 45-41 to win the 6A State Championship game. The game...

Lions advance in playoffs thanks to clutch free throws from Jarrod Howard

Lions advance in playoffs thanks to clutch free throws from Jarrod Howard

Walker McCrae

March 8, 2013

The West Linn Lions (20-6, 8-2 Three Rivers League) not only won in dramatic fashion, but showed anyone can step up and perform when needed to. Defeating the Grant Generals (21-4, 6-2 Southwest Conference) 51-50, the Lions are one game away from making it to the state championship. West Linn started...

West Linn advances to Rose Garden with win over Westview

Walker McCrae

March 5, 2013

Next stop: the Rose Garden. The West Linn Lions (18-6, 8-2 Three Rivers League) battled tooth and nail with the Westview Wildcats (13-11, 6-4 Metro League) and emerged victorious 69-54 to advance to the Rose Garden for the OSAA State Playoff Tournament for the third year in a row. The Lions started of...

Girls Basketball advances to second round to face familiar foe

Ben Jacobs

March 1, 2013

In an OSAA first round girls basketball game, the West Linn Lions (11-13, 5-5 Three Rivers League) defeated the Grants Pass Cavers (10-13, 5-7 Southern Oregon Conference), 60-52 behind 21 points and 8 rebounds from Genna Hughes, junior. Hughes' hot hand led the Lions in the first half, scoring 16...

Boys and Girls swimming capitalize at state meet

Ben Jacobs

February 22, 2013

The West Linn Girls Swim Team stood victorious on the podium when all the day's events had finished, claiming third place to put an exclamation point on the 2012-13 swim season. As a team the Lions sent 12 swimmers to the state swimming meet this past Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College. The boys tea...

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