Volleyball team bests two league contenders

Volleyball team bests two league contenders

The Lions get off to a hot start with wins over St. Mary's and Lake Oswego West Linn' volleyball...

Lions down OC in opener

Lions down OC in opener

West Linn gives up 21 unanswered points but rallies to stun the favored Pioneers The West Linn...

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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…
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…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Cody Coppedge intercepts an Oregon City pass in the first half of Friday's 28-21 victory.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
August 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.
August 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.
August 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…

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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.
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…
Former West Linn golfer Zach Foushee was the runner-up at the Oregon Stroke Play Championships.
Aug 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…
Aug 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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…
Jul 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…



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