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Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - Ward Lewis was selected as West Linn's teacher of the year and addresses students during graduation.
August 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…
Former West Linn golfer Zach Foushee was the runner-up at the Oregon Stroke Play Championships.
August 10, 2014

Foushee takes 2nd at Oregon Stroke Play Championship

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn graduate rallies with 65 on Sunday Conner Kumpula of Albany, completed a wire-to-wire victory on Sunday to win the 62nd Oregon Stroke Play Championship, held at Juniper Golf Club…
August 10, 2014

Gruesome injury shines light on fragility of careers

by Matt Sherman
Mid-July to early August is the unequivocal doldrums of the sports calendar year. As much as I love baseball and the Timbers, the playoff races in each of those leagues hasn't truly kicked in…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Molden family at home in West Linn: front row (from left) Josiah, 5; father Alex, a former University of Oregon star cornerback; Bianca, 3; Alana, 10; Ezra, 8 months; Alexs wife Christin; and Selah, 8. Back row: Micah, 12; Isaiah, 18; and Elijah, 15.
July 31, 2014

LOVING A FULL HOUSE

by Kerry Eggers
WEST LINN -- Alex and Christin Molden never intended to have such a big family. Not at first. "We planned for five," Christin says. "Well, in the beginning we said three. But we had three boys…
by: DAN BROOD - West Linn shortstop Tim Tawa makes a tag in the Lions' OIBA playoff win over Tigard.
July 25, 2014

Lions advance in OIBA tournament

by Matt Sherman
After ousting Reynolds, West Linn shuts down Tigard in single elimination After easily dispatching Reynolds in a best-of-three series to reach the OIBA playoff tournament, the Lions won the…
July 25, 2014

An open apology to my little brother

by Matt Sherman
“Elliott! You can't force your little brother to play games with you all day long!” I caught myself saying that the other to my precocious 5-year-old who was livid that, after running all…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn coach Joe Monahan gives a fist bump to catcher Nicholas Yokubaitis during a recent game at Lakeridge.
July 17, 2014

WL OIBA team sizzling this summer

by Matt Sherman
The Lions are 33-4 and have won their division as the playoffs approach The future continues to look bright for the West Linn baseball program. The Lions have maintained their momentum stemming…
by: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's CJ Sitton battled knee injuries that hindered his basketball career but he found his sport in golf.
July 17, 2014

Finally a stroke of luck

by Matt Sherman
After three knee injuries dampered his basketball career, CJ Sitton earns a spot on OSU's golf team As a kid, had you told CJ Sitton that he would one day attend Oregon State University on an…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Hundreds of fans gather to watch the Mexico vs. Netherlands knock-out game of the World Cup on Governor's Island in New York.
July 17, 2014

Despite US loss, the World Cup never disappoints

by Matt Sherman
For the fourth World Cup in a row, I find myself out of town for at least some portion of the competition. Four years ago, I was in rural Eastern Oregon and drove nearly an hour to Baker just to…
by: VERN UYETAKE - Hayden Coppedge was one of two quarterbacks for the winning North squad at the Les Schwab Bowl.
July 17, 2014

Coppedge helps lead North to victory in Les Schwab Bowl

by Matt Sherman
The WL quarterback puts on the pads one final time in a 31-21 victory The North squad emerged victorious in the annual Les Schwab Bowl last week at Hillsboro, as an advantageous defense helped…

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by: VERN UYETAKE - The West Linn sports teams had a phenomenal 2013-14 year which included a state championship by the boys lacrosse team.
Jul 17, 2014

West Linn's athletes shined in 2013-14

by Matt Sherman
The Lions enjoy one of the most successful years in the school's history Whenever I sit down to write these end-of-the-school-year columns, recapping nine months of athletic achievements by West…




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