V-ball team stays unbeaten in league

V-ball team stays unbeaten in league

The Lions are 7-0 after wins over Lakeridge and St. Mary's In many ways, predictions that Three...

Lions shut down Lake Oswego in league opener

Lions shut down Lake Oswego in league opener

West Linn holds the Lakers to 89 yards passing and gets 3 TD catches from Connor Berggren When...

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September 25, 2014

Soccer teams fine tune as TRL play approaches

by Matt Sherman
The WL boys rally from a disappointing loss with a pair of strong games With just one non-league game remaining before next week's league opener against Tualatin, the West Linn boys soccer team…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Emily Jordan finished the race strong at Mary S. Young State Park last week and finished second behind teammate Johanna Briscoe.
September 25, 2014

Roman Ollar wins Northwest Classic

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn boys take fifth at the event after both teams win their home duel meet Roman Ollar captured the prestigious Northwest Classic last weekend at the state meet course in Eugene. Ollar…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Lauren Adleman, left, tries to find some space against a Wilsonville defender during Tuesday's 1-1 tie with the Wildcats.
September 18, 2014

Girls soccer settles for draw with Wildcats

by Matt Sherman
Wilsonville rallies for a goal with 10 minutes left, earning a 1-1 tie In an evenly matched contest on the road, the West Linn girls soccer team played Wilsonville to a draw on Tuesday. After…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Jake Bray shields the ball from a Wilsonville defender in the first half of Tuesday's 3-2 loss on the road to Wilsonville.
September 18, 2014

Boys soccer team's comeback falls just short

by Matt Sherman
The Lions give up three first-half goals in a loss to Wilsonville A late rally wasn't quite enough for the Lions against a Wilsonville team that has become a formidable rival in recent years.…
September 18, 2014

Boys cross-country team downs Tigard

by Matt Sherman
Johanna Briscoe scores a narrow win in the girls race West Linn's cross-country teams had their first dual meet of the season last week, battling Tigard and St. Mary's at Westmoreland Park. West…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Rudy Hughes steps in front of a David Douglas receiver to record an interception in last week's game. Hughes would return the pick for a touchdown, his second score of the game, whcih gave the Lions a 21-0 lead.
September 18, 2014

Lions pull away from Scots, move to 2-0

by Matt Sherman
Rudy Hughes scores a pair of defensive touchdowns as West Linn wins again West Linn proved to be too much to handle for David Douglas last week as the Lions ran away in the second half for a…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Cody Coppedge checks his place at the line of scrimmage during Fridays 49-26 win at David Douglas.
September 15, 2014

Lions come up big in two-minute drill

by David Ball
West Linn turns away David Douglas comeback at end of the first half 6A FOOTBALLNonleague game Team Score West Linn49David Douglas26 PORTLAND — West Linn raced to a quick lead Friday night and…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Kennedy Fulcher hits a ball through the St. Mary's block during last week's league opener. The Lions bested the Blues in straight sets.
September 13, 2014

Volleyball team bests two league contenders

by Matt Sherman
The Lions get off to a hot start with wins over St. Mary's and Lake Oswego West Linn' volleyball team may be cashing in on some of its raw potential just a little earlier than expected. The…
September 13, 2014

Confidence growing for boys soccer team

by Matt Sherman
The Lions hang with Jesuit and pick up their first win 2-1 over Clackamas The gauntlet has begun for West Linn's boys soccer team. The Lions will square off against some of the best teams the…
September 13, 2014

WL runners looks strong in early meets

by Matt Sherman
Both teams now prepare for the start of duel races West Linn's cross-country team is off to a strong start this season, putting up strong times at the Tualatin Invite and the Ultimook Race in…

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Photo Credit: DAVID BLAIR - West Linn's Dylan Tuor tries to shake off a bevy of Oregon City tacklers during last week's season opener at home. The Lions knocked off rival Oregon City 28-21.
Sep 13, 2014

Lions down OC in opener

by Matt Sherman
West Linn gives up 21 unanswered points but rallies to stun the favored Pioneers The West Linn football team was quietly confident despite its youth and lack of experience heading into the…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Cody Coppedge intercepts an Oregon City pass in the first half of Friday's 28-21 victory.
Sep 05, 2014

Lions stun No. 4 Oregon City in opener

by Matt Sherman
West Linn gives new coach Chris Miller his first win in the annual rivalry game In his first game as head coach for West Linn, Chris Miller led a sophomore and junior-laden team to an enormous…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - From left, Sam Chitty, Brendan O'Brien, Collin Clarke, Cody Coppedge, Rudy Hughes and Nicholas Yokubaitis are all part of a strong core for the Lions this season, one that hopes to start quickly and contend in the new-look Three Rivers League.
Sep 04, 2014

Optimism abounds for Lions under new coach

by Matt Sherman
Former Duck and Atlanta Falcon Chris Miller guides a young, talented team West Linn's football team is still a young group overall without an overabundance of experience but new head coach Chris…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Hanna Rucker returns this year as the Lions' setter. West Linn hopes to reach the quarterfinals again this season and contend for the league title in a wide open TRL.
Sep 04, 2014

Volleyball team hopes to reach potential

by Matt Sherman
A young group will navigate a tough schedule and hopes to reach the state tournament again West Linn's volleyball team will be young once again this year, featuring just four seniors and just…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Katie Moller was her team's top goal scorer last year and was named the player of the year in the TRL. She returns on a team that hopes to be one of the state's top squads.
Sep 04, 2014

Girls soccer expects to contend for league title

by Matt Sherman
The competition will be stiff but the Lions hope to be among the state's elite The Three Rivers League figures to have gotten significantly more difficult in girls soccer this year with the…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn point guard Caitlin Malvar played on the Oregon Elite team this year under coach Gary Lavender. The team went 26-4 and won a pair of out-of-state tournaments.
Aug 28, 2014

Malvar finds summer success on Oregon Elite

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn point guard competes for a team that goes 26-4 against strong competition When this year's high school basketball season gets underway in a few months, West Linn's Caitlin Malvar…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Colton Hefty is one of West Linn's top returning players this year. The Lions are the defending league champions and made it to the state semifinals last fall.
Aug 28, 2014

Boys soccer team hopes to repeat 2013 success

by Matt Sherman
The Lions lost nine seniors but have reloaded with plenty of talent West Linn's boys soccer team lost nine seniors off perhaps its most talented squad in school history. However, the Lions have…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - The Fourth Annual Battle for the Bridge Alumni game was held last week benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Oregon City won the game for the third time, pulling away in the second half.
Aug 25, 2014

Battling for a cause

by Matt Sherman
The fourth annual alumni game to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is another success The Fourth Annual Battle for the Bridge was held at Pioneer Stadium in Oregon City last…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - Ward Lewis was selected as West Linn's teacher of the year and addresses students during graduation.
Aug 14, 2014

Longtime English teacher Ward Lewis retires

by Matt Sherman
Lewis will stay on as varsity boys tennis coach for one more season After nearly four decades of teaching, 33 at West Linn High School, respected English teacher Ward Lewis retired at the end of…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - In his first two years on varsity, Payton Pritchard has won a pair of state titles as West Linn's starting point guard.
Aug 14, 2014

Pritchard's offseason is a short one

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn point guard has played with some of the nation's top players and continues to receive college offers For incoming junior Payton Pritchard, his offseason consists of two weeks in…



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