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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

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The independent student media site of West Linn High School

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Parker Edwards

Parker Edwards, Sports Editor for Yearbook Staff and WLHSnow. Play By Play Broadcaster For WLHSNow Live.

        Parker Edwards been part of our broadcasting team at West Linn High School, which covers sporting events year round. All his life he's been involved with sports; football, soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse.

     

"Watching, playing and now covering sports has been a passion of' mine since the day I heard touchdown from the television. Personally I never thought that broadcasting and journalism would be something that I would fall in love with. Over the years, I've played football, however since I'm "vertically challenged" at 5'9, I constantly found myself on the sidelines," Edwards said. "I even tried basketball (even tougher), and then eventually I stuck with lacrosse which opened up opportunities that I never thought possible. I decided to get involved with the sports broadcast and a journalism program at West Linn High School. My family instilled a passion for sports and competition, and I soon discovered that I would grow a desire for much more."

 

        Over the past years, the broadcast team has developed into one of the top ranked broadcasting teams in the country, Now being recognized as an elite program from NFHS Network. Edwards has covered college football games across the country, and high school state championship games with stations such as 1080 The Fan and ESPN.

 

        "High school broadcasting has changed the way I watch athletics as well. I've learned how to put useful information in at the right times, what phrases work in certain situations, and how to correctly prepare information for each broadcast to make our viewers tune in to our network, for the next big game."

 

 

All content by Parker Edwards
In Kevin Durant’s return to Oklahoma City, fans heckle Durant with ‘Cupcake’ signs and ‘Trader’ chants from the stands.

Should Kevin Durant’s first Championship be celebrated? Or is it confirmation of a league wide dilemma?

June 13, 2017

Steph Curry dribbled near half court after an impressive win to clinch a title, a Western Conference Title back on May 30th of 2016. Number 35 was stitched in white lettering contrasting a blue Oklahoma...

Looking towards the sidelines, Cregan McGovern, Senior Goalkeeper, finds time between possessions to communicate with coaches.

Boys Lacrosse passes test of Lake Oswego with flying colors

April 24, 2017

Pace of play gave both West Linn and Lake Oswego multiple fast break chances throughout the game. Down the stretch Laker turnovers allowed for multiple runs from players such as junior midfielders Cody...

Facing off at midfield Adina Mollusky, senior midfielder, goes up against Sunset in a Lions loss.

Women’s Lacrosse: Players remaining optimistic in regards to season

April 12, 2017

Three consecutive seasons for women’s lacrosse have ended with a state championship appearance, all against Three Rivers League rival Lake Oswego. Hailey Davis, junior attack, spoke more on the improvement...

Dodging past defenders Ross Scott, sophmore attackman, looks up the field to teammates in 12-7 win against Oregon Episcopal School.

Boys Lacrosse looks to #shakenbake to state

April 12, 2017

Potential is a word that has been used when talking about the boys lacrosse team this season. Elijah Gaunt, senior midfielder, spoke about the depth of this year’s team compared to previous seasons. “We...

Dodging from behind the goal Jacob Park, junior attackman, shakes defender in 12-7 win against OES.

Boys Lacrosse stays unbeaten; defeats former undefeated OES 12-7

April 8, 2017

Multiple times West Linn has been in the final four along with OES, just not on the same side of the bracket. Saturday both teams traded scores back and forth, the fourth quarter cluttered with goals from...

Dodging down the right hashes Miles Moscato, junior midfielder, takes shot midway through third quarter.

Boys Lacrosse drops Lincoln 10-5 in first game back from break

April 5, 2017

An undefeated 5-0 start to the season for Boys Lacrosse was put to the test against the Lincoln Cardinals Tuesday evening. Three impressive wins while facing top teams in Arizona, pushed the Lions towards...

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

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...

Dodging from the top of the box Elijah Gaunt, senior midfielder, shakes defender in 13-5 win over Mountain View.

Boys Lacrosse: Sunset fails to shine against Ross Scott’s four goal outing

March 21, 2017

Rainy weather provided sloppy conditions for Tuesday’s matchup, where boys lacrosse bussed to Sunset High School for their second matchup of the season. Led by sophomore Ross Scott, the offense seamlessly...

The Breakdown PODCAST - March 2017

The Breakdown PODCAST – March 2017

March 17, 2017
Episode 1 of "The Breakdown - Podcast" a news podcast covering West Linn High School. Produced by WLHSnow students in the Broadcast Journalism class. This episode is hosted by Parker Edwards, Produced by Harry Winsper.
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

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....

Varsity sports a fifth place trophy after competing at the State Cheer Competition.

Cheerleading finds recent success due to dedication and decisive bond

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...

Khalid Thomas, senior forward, finishes with authority in a 88-44 win against Canby.

Newfound identity leads to recent success: Boys Basketball midseason evaluation

February 4, 2017

A record tying fourth consecutive state championship led by superstar Payton Pritchard took the state by storm last season. After Pritchard’s graduation, along with eight seniors, the team was left searching...

[Video] VIDEO – National Signing Day

February 2, 2017

Student athletes at West Linn High School commit to play sports at the college level on National Signing Day, February 1, 2017.

Braden Olsen scores as Loins win 91-90 over Jesuit.

Coaches and School Administration take exception to claims of ‘transfer epidemic’

January 9, 2017

Within West Linn city limits lies a high school whose accomplishments don’t stop at academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic achievement. With controversy spreading statewide, Oregonian...

Boys basketball defeats Grant in first outing

Boys basketball defeats Grant in first outing

December 14, 2016

As the final buzzer sounded, West Linn dunked their way to victory in a 84-74 performance against Grant. Khalid Thomas, senior forward, finished with an outstanding 20 points while fighting for 12 rebounds....

Leave a legacy: West Linn takes State Championship in historic fashion

Leave a legacy: West Linn takes State Championship in historic fashion

December 7, 2016

     Legacies are often created in moments that are relished within the minds of fans, coaches, and players alike. West Linn’s 2016 football team captured their legacy Saturday at Providence Park,...

Flash Against Smash

Flash Against Smash

October 7, 2016

Two powerhouses, first ranked West Linn (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers League) and fourth ranked Tigard (5-0, 3-0 Three Rivers League) will clash under a statewide spotlight.  Both teams are riding high after...

National Blog Features It Means More Yearbook Theme

National Blog Features ‘It Means More’ Yearbook Theme

October 6, 2016

National  blog, https://yearbookdiscoveries.com/, contacted Copy Editor Senior Kate Walters to tell the story of last year’s “It Means More” yearbook theme, to be featured on their blog for National...

Ball thrown deep into opposing field position by Tim Tawa, senior quarterback for the Lions. Intended receiver Justin Altenhofen, senior receiver, caught on a TD scoring drive.

Once the Claws Come Out

September 29, 2016

Come Friday evening when West Linn takes the field, Coach Miller will try for West Linn's third straight win against the Newberg High School Tigers. Starting out with an impressive 4-0 record (2-0 Three...

West Linn vs. Sherwood Game Preview

September 16, 2016

Last year, down 35 to 39, 4th and 14, West Linn ball was on the Sherwood 19 yard line. 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and record breaking quarterback Tim Tawa, senior, stepped up in the...

During a 48-14 victory against Sherwood, the Lions’ offense was firing on all cylinders where every possession except for one resulted in points. West Linn will take on the Tualatin Timberwolves on Friday, September 23rd.

Competitive balance versus individual opportunity

September 9, 2016

High school athletics thrive on controversy at the individual, conference and state level. A controversial column written by an Oregon Live beat reporter, Andrew Nemec, bashed on recruiting that occurs...

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