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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 to try to pull back the game. Peyton Shelstad, 9 shoots a free throw and makes a point for her te...

Girls on to next round of playoffs

Girls on to next round of playoffs

Delaney Callaghan, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018

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

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

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 in the third round of the OSAA state playoffs Wednesday. The Lions hadn't made it to the state tourna...

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

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

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 Oswego in a blowout just days earlier, they bounced back in somewhat stunning fashion. “This o...

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

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

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 conference play and 17-3 overall. “We played with a lot of heart and we never gave up,” Pritch...

Season opener ends in overtime victory

Season opener ends in overtime victory

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. As soon as Vonleh tipped the ball to Landis, the game was instantly a battle. Vonleh scored the...

Up on the Slopes with Cole

Ian Grant, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2017

StoryCorps is at it again, challenging people to capture their families' histories. If you want to join the challenge, download the StoryCorps mobile app then share your story with us!

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

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

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 for the rest, basketball will become something to do in recreation with friends. Some of our seniors...

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

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

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. Lexie Pritchard, junior guard, battled  against Saint Mary's’ Bendu Yeaney, who is headed to ...

Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor

March 5, 2017

Cheerleaders sporting green and gold finished strong in taking fifth place at the Oregon Varsity State Competition, then coming out on top weeks later in the Junior Varsity division. Vanessa Nidy, junior cheerleader, battled a knee injury all season long but still stayed active in support of her teamma...

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