West Linn boys alone in first in TRL

West Linn boys alone in first in TRL

The Lions bury Newberg and Tualatin to stay perfect in league The West Linn boys basketball team...

Wrestlers take 8th at Oregon Classic

Wrestlers take 8th at Oregon Classic

Without four of its top wrestlers, the Lions compete well, stay unbeaten in TRL The West Linn...

Lady Lions find shooting touch against Sherwood

Lady Lions find shooting touch against Sherwood

West Linn cracks the tough Bowmen defense for an important victory The West Linn girls basketball...

Swim teams battle Tigard in close meets

Swim teams battle Tigard in close meets

The Lions win their share of races but fall in team scores The West Linn swim teams simply don't...

Wrestlers down Sherwood, take second in Newberg tourney

Wrestlers down Sherwood, take second in Newberg tourney

West Linn tops Sandy and McMinnville before falling to David Douglas The West Linn wrestling team...

Lady Lions hit a rough patch

Lady Lions hit a rough patch

West Linn is competitive with first-place St. Mary's but drops its fifth game in six tries...

WL boys cruise in first two league games

WL boys cruise in first two league games

The Lions go up 31-7 on Lakeridge after first quarter and also beat Canby The West Linn boys...


West Linn's Sports

January 22, 2015

West Linn swimmers head down the stretch with league meets

by Matt Sherman
The Lions battle Tualatin and the boys nearly pull out a narrow victory The West Linn swim teams took on a very strong Tualatin squad last week, seeing what figures to be some of their top…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - Anthony Mathis followed up his big game against Wheeler with 18 points and five rebounds in the title game of the Les Schwab Invitational agianst Monteverde.
January 08, 2015

Schwab Invite instills Lions with confidence

by Matt Sherman
West Linn finishes as runners up and gear up to defend their TRL title The West Linn boys basketball is ready to start defending its league title and may be playing with as much confidence as it…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn freshman Kennedi Byram saves a ball along the baseline during the Lions' overtime victory over Canby on Tuesday. Byram started the game and had her team's first two baskets.
January 08, 2015

West Linn rallies to down Canby in OT

by Matt Sherman
Taylor Enders wins it with a three-pointer in the closing seconds The relatively new rivalry between the West Linn and Canby girls basketball teams is perhaps one of the state's most underrated.…
West Linn's Jacob Taylor and Tim Harman stand with coach Doug Samarron after each winning their brackets at the competitive Pac Coast Championships. West Linn took sixth as a team in the tournament.
January 08, 2015

Lions take sixth at Pac Coast Championships

by Matt Sherman
Tim Harman and Jacob Taylor each win their brackets The West Linn wrestling team narrowly missed out on placing in the top-five at last week's Pacific Coast Championships, finishing in sixth out…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Will Matthiessen makes a strong move to the hoop in the Lions' second-round game at the Les Schwab Invitational against Jefferson. Matthiessen had a team-high 17 points in the winning effort.
January 02, 2015

Lions break out on the big stage

by Matt Sherman
West Linn knocks off Jefferson and stuns national power Wheeler to make the finals at the Schwab Most basketball enthusiasts who packed Liberty High School after Christmas for the annual…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Daria Ruediger goes up for a shot against pressure from Oregon City in West Linn's overtime victory against the Pioneers. The Lions would advance to the semifinals of the Nike Interstate Shootout with a win over West Albany.
January 02, 2015

WL girls stun OC, advance to Shootout semis

by Matt Sherman
The Lions knock off the Pioneers again as defense shines After an 0-2 start against a pair of strong opponents, the West Linn girls basketball team fell off the state's radar somewhat. However,…
Photo Credit: SETH GORDON - West Linn's Courteney Landis battles for a rebound against Newberg on the road last week. After a tight first half, the Lions pulled away with a third-quarter run and now prepare for the challenging Interstate Shootout at Lake Oswego High School.
December 26, 2014

WL girls move stay unbeaten in league

by Matt Sherman
Lions pull away from Newberg with strong second half The West Linn girls basketball team eked out another hard-fought victory against a Three Rivers League opponent last week, using a big third…
December 26, 2014

WL swimmers battle Lakeridge squads

by Matt Sherman
The Lions' top swimmers fare well but the Pacers have too much depth The West Linn swim team took on another one of the league's best teams early in the season last week. Facing a large and…
Photo Credit: SETH GORDON - West Linn's William Alvarado turned in a strong overall performance for the Lions at Rose City, earning a place on the podium with a fifth place finish in his bracket.
December 18, 2014

Wrestlers finish eighth at Rose City

by Matt Sherman
Tim Harman wins his bracket for the second year in a row The West Linn wrestling team continues to build up its endurance early in the season as it faces a difficult early schedule. The Lions…
December 18, 2014

Swimmers open season with tough dual

by Matt Sherman
Shorthanded Lions battle Lake Oswego and St. Mary's The West Linn swim teams got a tough early test to open their season last week. The Lions took on Lake Oswego and St. Mary's while the girls…

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Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Courteney Landis makes a jump-stop during the Lions' victory over Lake Oswego last week.
Dec 18, 2014

Lions roll in first two league games

by Matt Sherman
West Linn knocks off young challengers in Lake Oswego and Lakeridge Despite an abbreviated preseason, the West Linn girls basketball team showed it has already learned some early lessons as it…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - Tim Harman is a defending state champion for the West Linn wrestling team and is an anchor for a team that should be one of the top in Oregon again this winter.
Dec 12, 2014

Small wrestling team formidable once again

by Matt Sherman
The Lions have the talent to earn another state trophy this season The West Linn wrestling team is coming off one of its best seasons in school history, returning a small but experienced squad…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Laura Laderoute, Kyle Norris, Brianna Dyrdahl and Robin Pinger won the state title in the 200 medley relay last year and all four swimmers return this season.
Dec 12, 2014

Plenty of talent returns for WL swim team

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn girls return their entire state championship medley relay team The calling card for the West Linn swim team for the past few seasons has been that it is small, but features a…
Dec 12, 2014

Lions start 0-2 against tough competition

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn girls fall to No. 5 Beaverton after giving up a late run The West Linn girls basketball team isn't shying away from taking on some of the state's top teams early in the year. But,…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn point guard Payton Pritchard was the 6A boys player of the year last year and cut down the nets at the Rose Garden. He recently committed to the University of Oklahoma.
Dec 04, 2014

Younger WL boys team set to defend another title

by Matt Sherman
A pair of Division I guards leads a team that could challenge for another championship The West Linn boys basketball team will enter this season as the two-time defending state champions but,…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - Sidney Kolasinksi is one of three key returning seniors for the West Linn girls basketball team that is ranked in the top-10 in the early coach's poll.
Dec 04, 2014

Girls team hopes to contend in new-look TRL

by Matt Sherman
The Lions have top-10 talent in coach Lisa Griffith's second season A strong mix of experience coupled with some exciting young talent figures to make the West Linn girls basketball team an…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Cody Coppedge and Gabe Sullwood attempt to make a tackle on Central Catholic's Tyson Cooper in last week's quarterfinal game against the Rams.
Nov 28, 2014

No. 1 Rams, injuries end Lions' season

by Matt Sherman
West Linn loses Tim Tawa and Elijah Molden early in a quarterfinal loss After what was, in many ways, a magical season for the West Linn football team, bad breaks caught up to the squad at the…




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