The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Lily Sewell

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor

Lily Sewell, senior, is the sports section editor for wlhsNOW.com. She has spent all four years stepping up her reporting and coverage skills by taking journalism and creative writing courses. She enjoys writing about sports and current events topics. Outside of journalism, she enjoys reading, going for hikes, and spending time with her cats.



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The mens tennis team came in first in total points on May 20. This resulted in their first state championship in nearly 20 years.

Men’s tennis serves up a state win

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
June 5, 2023

Adding on to the state titles from the 2022-2023 school year, the men's tennis team won their first state title in nearly 20 years, with the last time being in 2004. With high placings from Jaxson Ledwith,...

Gabe Howard setting up his last pitch of his no-hitter game.

No hitter: first in four seasons

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
May 2, 2023

In the varsity baseball team’s second game of their series against Tualatin, Gabe Howard, junior, completed the game by getting no hits off of him. It was a no-hitter. Howard threw all seven innings...

Spectators were encouraged to wear breast cancer awareness shirts for the game in support of those who have faced breast cancer.

Recognizing individuals fighting breast cancer

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
April 24, 2023

Prior to their game against the Lakeridge Pacers, the softball team's head coach, Gina Garvey-Metzler, instilled a new softball team tradition. One game out of their season will be dedicated to spreading...

Amelia Deckert and Jonathan Garcia pose for a photo after sharing words about the recent school shooting and hold a moment of silence in honor of the victims.

Students walkout to demand stricter gun laws

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
April 7, 2023

On March 27, another mass shooting occurred at Covenant School, a private Presbyterian Church school, in a neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. Following the event, Nashville police announced that the...

To give a complete preview of the season, wlhsNOW staff hosted a baseball media day, which included portraits in the studio and individual interviews with the players. Click below to see each players profile, which explains each players individual outlook for this season.

Getting to know the baseball team

After last year’s state championship, the baseball team is looking to win another. Continuity flows through their roster, as they feature eight returning members from last year’s championship-winning...

Jake Holmes

Jake Holmes

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
April 6, 2023

As a returning senior, Jake Holmes helped the 2022 season team have a successful season, which resulted in a state championship. Holmes credits the success of the team to their mentality and overall...

Baron Naone

Baron Naone

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
April 6, 2023

For last year’s playoffs, outfielder Baron Naone, sophomore, had the chance to practice with the title winning team. Kace Naone, class of 2022 alum, was on last year’s team. Kace played shortstop for...

Devin Martin

Devin Martin

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
April 6, 2023

Devin Martin, junior,  recently joined the varsity team and is eager to get to work and improve his pitching and outfield abilities. However, Martin has to wait in line to see the mound but he believes...

A photographer takes a  photo of a softball player for their player profile.

[Photo] Behind the scenes of Softball Media Day

March 13, 2023

A photographer takes a photo of a softball player for their player profile.

Anika Sukumar and Kaia Schmidt are school record-holders in running and jumping. Schmidt holds the 5k record and Sukumar holds the triple jump and long jump records.

Running to the next level

Lily Sewell, Sports Editor
March 1, 2023

Track season is on the horizon, and Anika Sukumar and Kaia Schmidt, seniors, are ready to improve times in their respective events and possibly break an Oregon high school state record before continuing...

Winning the Les Schwab Invitational, Jackson Shelstad (left) and Adrian Mosley (right) placed on the Les Schwab Invitational first-team.

The lion kings

Lily Sewell, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023

Prior to this month, an Oregon high school men’s basketball team had only been ranked on the national level once. This is no longer the case. The men's basketball team rolled past ranked teams like Sierra...

A crew out on the Willamette River practicing over the summer.

Rowing into the rankings

Lily Sewell, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2022

Rowing, sometimes called crew, is a sport of racing boats using oars. The first modern rowing competitions can be traced back to Renaissance U.K., but its origins in the U.S. can be followed back to New...

Our boys soccer team posing for a group picture after they shutout Cleveland 3-0.

Rebuilding season

Lily Sewell, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2022

Last year, the boys varsity soccer team went 13-1-1 and reached the 6A State Championship, but came in second to Bend’s team, Summit Storm. After last year's winning streak, the boys lost 19 seniors....

dog days of alaskan winters-Snow Daze

dog days of alaskan winters-Snow Daze

Lily Sewell, Kaleidoscope Contributor
January 8, 2022

The mighty grizzly bear Consumes the long nights Shivers Over the hills the moon hangs low The wind was cold and air crisp in our lungs You could sense the snowfall There was a calm but...

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