Ben Jacobs
“College baseball? I think about it every day but if it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” Ben Jacobs, senior said. Jacobs has been playing baseball since he was just five years old. Whether it’s playing baseball, football, fishing or backpacking Jacobs is always busy doing what he loves. Besides being very intelligent he is also a quick worker and has a passion for writing. Those attributes and the fact that he loves sports make him a great co-editor in chief for the Amplifier.

Jacobs joined the Amplifier after being inspired by his cousin, a journalist at ESPN. Jacobs also hopes to become an athletics journalist or broadcaster, blending his love of sports and passion for writing. He would love to attend University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. due to its journalism program and sports programs.

Not only does Jacobs love school, but he loves his family too. He especially admires his grandfather, “because he always supports me through thick and thin. He is so easy to talk to we’ll be talking for hours and it will just feel like a few minutes. Also he loves sports as much as I do” Jacobs said.

However, he is not fully aware of the extent of his family roots and he hopes to travel to Russia to fully understand his ties. To meet his goal of going to Washington University Jacobs is taking two AP classes: he also has sports practice every day after school. When taking a break from school he enjoys fishing and backpacking on the weekends with his brothers Max, seventh grade, and Sam a sophomore. “It’s a great way to relax from the stress of school and sports” he said.

Hoping to achieve his goals, Jacobs has worked hard throughout his career in both school and sports. Look forward to seeing Ben Jacobs announce the big game someday.



Ben Jacobs, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Mar 10, 2014
Moda Center update (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
Who will survive? (Story)
Dec 16, 2013
West Linn Varsity Girls Basketball has had a week for the ages, knocking off two top five teams in the state (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
West Linn boys soccer needs extra time to advance (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
West Linn performs sub par on first Lock-in Drill (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
Apple takes down School Internet (Story)
Sep 13, 2013
Junior Tripp lot spots revealed (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
Bringing a European approach (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
From the Pacific to the Pacific NorthWest (Story)
May 31, 2013
Mills announced as the new Athletic Director, resigns as baseball head coach (Story)
Apr 09, 2013
Exchange student Edoardo Russo looks to be fine after near-horrific accident (Story)
Apr 08, 2013
Lions tennis pick up two wins to lead the Three Rivers League (Story)
Mar 18, 2013
Experienced Boys Lacrosse hunting for first state title since 2003 (Story)
Mar 01, 2013
Girls Basketball advances to second round to face familiar foe (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Boys and Girls swimming capitalize at state meet (Story)
Feb 22, 2013
Girls Senior night ends on a sour note (Story)
Feb 13, 2013
Lions Girls Basketball Team sweeps season series against rival Lakers (Story)
Feb 07, 2013
National Signing Day signees (Story)
Jan 15, 2013
West Linn tennis coach Ward Lewis coaching efforts honored again (Story)
Jan 15, 2013
West Linn Boys open Three Rivers League play with victory over Cavs (Story)
Jan 09, 2013
Lions roll Wildcats in home opener (Story)
Dec 04, 2012
Boys basketball falls in season opener (Story)
Nov 09, 2012
Girls Soccer ends with a loss to Clackamas (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
West Linn cross country team wrap up the season in strong fashion (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis come to Portland and Eugene (Story)
Oct 04, 2012
West Linn Lions veterans try for their third Three Rivers Leage title (Story)
May 24, 2012
West Linn girls lacrosse looks to settle season-long score in State title game (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
Two seniors end high school careers with highest recognition (Story)
Apr 11, 2012
West Linn boys and girls golf teams shine at first league meets (Story)
Mar 23, 2012
After impressive quarterfinal win, West Linn Boys Basketball team stumbles in the stretch (Story)
Mar 16, 2012
West Linn boys tennis team looks to continue its rally (Story)
Mar 07, 2012
West Linn Boys basketball team once again smells roses (Story)
Mar 07, 2012
Cheap eats near the Rose Garden (Story)
Mar 01, 2012
Swimmers strikes gold at state swimming meet (Story)
Feb 29, 2012
West Linn Girls basketball advances, despite slow start (Story)
Feb 29, 2012
West Linn boys basketball powers past Cougars en route to league title (Story)
Feb 17, 2012
Lions roll over Pioneers (Story)
Feb 14, 2012
Despite raucous crowd, Lions offense sputters (Story)
Feb 08, 2012
Lions run all over Pacers after moment of silence (Story)
Feb 06, 2012
Surging Lions look to finish a promising start to season on high note (Story)
Jan 25, 2012
Lion’s “pink out” too much for the Pioneers (Story)
Dec 06, 2011
Lions Top Timberwolves with hot shooting from outside, 60-41 (Story)
Dec 02, 2011
Young but talented Lions want to be able to say again “We’re Garden-bound” (Story)
Nov 18, 2011
The rich not getting richer: Students speak about the NBA lockout (Story)
Nov 10, 2011
Girls’ Soccer Team experiences playoff blues (Story)
Oct 31, 2011
Girls’ soccer midseason preview (Story)
Oct 03, 2011
Scores for Fall Sports (Story)
Sep 30, 2011
Despite losing an entire field of seniors, the Girls’ soccer team is looking for a three-peat (Story)
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