2020-2021 Athletics Update

Megan DeVall, Sports Editor September 25, 2020

During a practice at Mt. Hood Meadows, Ashley Chon tests out her skills on the slops.

Cement to snow

How this junior went from skating to snowboarding on varsity
Gillian McMahon January 31, 2020

Varsity snowboarder, Ashley Chon, has been on a board since fifth grade when she lived in Chicago. Now, she’s off the streets and on the mountains doing speed runs for the women’s snowboard team. Chon...

The Breakdown – January 2019

Stories on the next theater production, ski team, girls basketball, and new year's resolutions.
Rory Cheevers , Nolan Lampson , and Cameron Massey January 16, 2019

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...

Breaking away from her competition, Caramel Corrigan moves the ball up the field.

Girls on to next round of playoffs

Girls soccer earned a triumphant victory over Centennial in the first round of state playoffs
Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter December 10, 2018

Lexie Pritchard communicates to her teammates on defense during the Lions' playoff game versus Oregon City.  Communication on defense will be a key versus North Medford.

Girls basketball prepares for North Medford in first state tournament appearance since 2012

Both teams tread in uncharted waters prior to playoff matinee
Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor March 6, 2018

Two girls basketball programs with similar storylines, the No. 4 West Linn Lions (23-3, 14-2 Three Rivers League) and the No. 5 North Medford Black Tornadoes (18-8, 10-2 Southwest Conference), will collide...

Micah Garrett tracks down a loose ball versus Tualatin on Feb. 9. Garrett scored 18 points in the game. (Photo by Rory Bialostosky)

Lions down Timberwolves, avenge losses in 83-76 Friday night hoops victory

Unlike on Jan. 12, West Linn got the best of Tualatin despite 40-point effort from Alexis Angeles
Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor February 10, 2018

Redemption. The West Linn boys basketball team got just that on Friday night with a gutsy win over the Tualatin Timberwolves. After dropping a critical Three Rivers League conference game versus Lake...

Lexie Pritchard prepares to shoot a free throw after making a layup and drawing a foul in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Rory Bialostosky)

Girls basketball pulls away from Canby in fourth quarter to win 40-33

A low-scoring, gritty Friday night contest ended on the right note for West Linn
Rory Bialostosky, Sports Editor February 3, 2018

It definitely wasn’t pretty, but somehow, someway, Lexie Pritchard, senior point guard, and company willed their way to victory down the stretch against Canby to improve to 10-2 in Three Rivers League...

Lexi Pritchard's 16 points and six rebounds help seal the team's season opening overtime win against Central Catholic. Photo by Faith Varga

Season opener ends in overtime victory

December 5th, 2017 Lions defeated Central Catholic in a battle thrown into overtime
Anna Strobbe, Staff Reporter December 8, 2017

Starting off the game, two freshman posts Aaronette Vonleh and Makayla Long run alongside three returning seniors: point guard Lexie Pritchard, shooting  guard Brooke Landis and guard Lizzy Herrick....

Up on the Slopes with Cole

The Hood is good.
Ian Grant, Staff Reporter December 8, 2017

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Graduating basketball players pose at mid court after a 92-74 win on senior night.

Parents of graduating athletes reflect on their children’s athletic accomplishments

Every senior basketball player is highlighted, including messages from parents of each athlete.
Parker Edwards, Sports Editor March 24, 2017

Recently basketball season ended, and for some varsity player their high school athletic careers are over. According to the NCAA, less than 4% of men’s basketball players get to play college ball, and...

Braden Olsen, senior guard, walks in front of energetic student section in a 76-65 win against Lincoln.

Race to the Chiles Center: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Second Round Recap

Students supported both teams as the boys move on to the Quarterfinals, while the Girls fall in the final minute.
Parker Edwards, Sports Editor March 6, 2017

Less than twenty four hours separated the men’s and women's basketball games both played at West Linn High School. Keishon Dawkins’ exhilarating 34 point performance led the boys past Lincoln 76-65....

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