Baseball team on upward trajectory

Baseball team on upward trajectory

The Lions return nearly everyone from last year's league championship team The West Linn baseball...

Mathis and Pritchard anchor an epic feat

Mathis and Pritchard anchor an epic feat

The state's most lethal guards live together and thrive under the spotlight Despite losing three...

Three-peat!

Three-peat!

West Linn rolls to history with three convincing wins at the Chiles Center, becoming just the...


West Linn's Sports

MIKE JULIANA - The West Linn boys ski team finished another dominating season on the mountain by capturing its fifth straight state championship over the weekend. The team is front row, left to right:  Connor Splitstoser, Dylan Tuor and Grant McDonald. Back row:  coach Rob Hammond, Mickie Seigneur, Chris McNabb and Trevor Maxwell. Not pictured: coach Shawn Darris.
March 12, 2015

Boys ski team wins fifth straight state title

by Matt Sherman
Trevor Maxwell takes home the state title in the slalom as the Lions cap another stellar season The high school ski racing season culminated March 5-6 at Mt. Hood Meadows with over 250 athletes…
BRAD CANTOR - Payton Pritchard draws contact while putting up a shot in last week's second-round playoff game against Sheldon. Pritchard led all scorers with 30 points in the victory.
March 12, 2015

No. 1 West Linn heads back to state tourney

by Matt Sherman
It's a struggle, but West Linn survives against Sheldon to advance to the Chiles Center The West Linn boys basketball received another scare last week, but this one could have ended its state…
MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn senior Sidney Kolasinski drives the baseline and looks to make a pass during the Lions' opening-round playoff victory over Wilson last week.
March 12, 2015

WL girls finish one game shy of Chiles Center

by Matt Sherman
After beating Wilson, the Lions travel to Roseburg and a slow start does them in The West Linn girls basketball team's bid for a berth in the state tournament at the Chiles Center fell one game…
VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Tim Harman is declared the winner of his semifinal match at 152 pounds at the state tournament in Portland last week. Harman finished second in state, coming up just short in his bid for a second straight state title.
March 05, 2015

Tough road greets Lions at state tournament

by Matt Sherman
Three wrestlers place and the Lions take 10th as a team To this point, the West Linn wrestling team had put on a pretty convincing repeat performance from its previous season which saw the Lions…
March 05, 2015

WL boys open playoff run with a rout

by Matt Sherman
The Lions top 100 points in a lopsided victory over Centennial The West Linn boys basketball team looked determined and focused as it kicked off this year's postseason campaign, dismantling…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Ian Snapp had the No. 3 seed in his bracket at 120 pounds and beat the No. 2 and No. 1 seeds en route to the district title.
February 26, 2015

Nine wrestlers headed to state

by Matt Sherman
Five Lions win league titles as the team eyes another state trophy The West Linn wrestling team met its lofty expectations at the district wrestling meet last week, claiming five Three Rivers…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Caitlin Malvar drives and looks to make a pass during the Lions' narrow win over Tualatin at home on Tuesday.
February 26, 2015

Girls hoops team edges Tualatin in league finale

by Matt Sherman
The Lions hold on in a wild finish as they advance to the postseason The West Linn girls survived a bizarre scare in its regular season finale on Tuesday, edging Tualatin 66-64 in a game the…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Robin Pinger cruised to the state title in the 100 breaststroke last week, setting a state record in the process.
February 26, 2015

WL girls take fourth at state swim meet

by Matt Sherman
The Lions win state titles in the 200 medley relay and 100 breaststroke Another year, another trophy for the West Linn girls swim team. The Lions got the most out of another small contingent at…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Cody Coppedge drives against the Lakers' Rodney Hounshell in West Linn's 79-60 victory at home on Tuesday.
February 19, 2015

Lions down LO, clinch share of league title

by Matt Sherman
West Linn dials up the defense to pull away from Lake Oswego The West Linn boys basketball team clinched at least a share of the Three Rivers League title on Tuesday, knocking off Lake Oswego…
February 19, 2015

St. Mary's ends Lady Lions' win streak

by Matt Sherman
West Linn's bid for a share of the TRL title falls just short The West Linn girls basketball team came up just short in its attempt to move into a tie for first place in the Three Rivers League…

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Feb 19, 2015

Wrestlers wrap up perfect league slate

by Matt Sherman
The Lions down Tigard with district meet looming The West Linn wrestling team made it official last week, wrapping up its second straight dual meet title with an easy victory over Tigard. It was…
Photo Credit: VERN UYETAKE - Parker Kilstrom helped two West Linn relays make state and qualified in the 200 freestyle.
Feb 19, 2015

Swimmers set themselves up well for state

by Matt Sherman
WL girls look for another trophy while the boys qualify two relay teams Fast times were rampant at the district swim meet at Mt. Hood Community College last week and the Lions will send a…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Tim Harman won his match at 160 pounds, helping the Lions knock off a Newberg squad that was also undefeated in league heading into the match. With the win, the Lions all but clinched the league title.
Feb 12, 2015

Wrestlers eke by Newberg, all but clinch league title

by Matt Sherman
The Lions stay unbeaten with a 31-30 win in a thrilling dual The West Linn wrestling team all but wrapped up it second straight league title last week with one its most thrilling dual meets in…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Daria Ruediger searches for space in the first half of last week's game against Tigard. The Lions also knocked off Canby on the road last week.
Feb 12, 2015

Girls hoops team runs win streak to seven

by Matt Sherman
The Lions set up a showdown for a share of the league title with St. Mary's Another strong second half propelled the West Linn girls basketball team to its seventh straight win on Tuesday. The…
Feb 12, 2015

Boys basketball team rebounds with pair of wins

by Matt Sherman
The Lions drub Canby and Newberg after suffering first league loss The West Linn boys basketball team rebounded impressively from its surprising loss to Lakeridge last week with a pair of…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Jaydon Grant beats his defender along the baseline during West Linn's game at Lakeridge on Tuesday. The Lions fell 57-56 on a shot with six seconds left in the game.
Feb 05, 2015

Pacers snap Lions' league winning streak

by Matt Sherman
A shot in the final seconds breaks a run of 35 straight wins over Oregon opponents The West Linn boys basketball team's winning streak against Oregon opponents came to a stunning end on Tuesday…
Photo Credit: TRACIE KRELLWITZ - Will Alvarado gets an ankle lock on his Canby opponent at 152 pounds in last week's dual meet. Alvarado, returning to action after missing time with an illness, won the match with a pin.
Feb 05, 2015

Wrestling team has league title in its sights

by Matt Sherman
The dual meet title will come down to West Linn's meet with Newberg on Senior Night The West Linn wrestling team is in a familiar position as the regular season is a little more than a week away…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Lexi Pritchard maneuvers for a difficult shot in last week's league game at Lakeridge. Pritchard had a nice game attacking the basket as the Lions rolled to an easy victory to stay in second place in the TRL.
Feb 05, 2015

West Linn girls win fifth straight

by Matt Sherman
The Lions solidify their hold on second place in the TRL with wins over Lakeridge and Newberg The West Linn girls basketball team took care of business in wins over Lakeridge and Newberg,…
Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Courteney Landis fends off a Lake Oswego defender during Tuesday's league game at home. Landis had 13 points in the second half as the Lions put the Lakers away.
Jan 29, 2015

WL girls win again, move within a game of first

by Matt Sherman
A 17-0 run in the fourth quarter keys West Linn's victory over Lake Oswego The West Linn girls basketball team won its third straight game on Tuesday, running away from Lake Oswego in the fourth…
Photo Credit: TRACIE KRELLWITZ - Cameron Broberg gets a leg lock on his opponent during last week's dual meet. Broberg scored a 10-0 victory at 145 pounds to help the Lions to an easy victory.
Jan 29, 2015

West Linn wrestlers drub Tualatin

by Matt Sherman
The Lions stay unbeaten in league with two important meets looming The West Linn wrestling team moved another step closer to its second straight league championship last week, knocking off…




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