WL OIBA team sizzling this summer

WL OIBA team sizzling this summer

The Lions are 33-4 and have won their division as the playoffs approach The future continues to...

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Finally a stroke of luck

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West Linn's Sports

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…
by: VERN UYETAKE - The West Linn sports teams had a phenomenal 2013-14 year which included a state championship by the boys lacrosse team.
July 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…
by: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn lacrosse players hoist the state championship trophy at Lake Oswego High School following the team's 13-9 victory over Lakeridge.
June 12, 2014

Back on top!

by Matt Sherman
West Linn's boys lacrosse team caps a near-perfect season with a 13-9 victory over rival Lakeridge for its first state title in 11 years Last spring saw the West Linn boys lacrosse team return…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Karsen Lindell applies a tag on a Clackamas runner down the third-base line in the Lions' playoff game with Clackamas last week.
June 06, 2014

Clackamas ends Lions' run in second round

by Matt Sherman
A two-out rally and strong pitching by the Cavs is enough to stop West Linn The West Linn baseball team's season came to an end against rival Clackamas last week. The Cavaliers, who had dropped…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Colin Squires winds up for a shot that would find the back of the net in the second half of the Lions' victory over Sunset last week. The win propelled West Linn into a semifinal match-up with Jesuit Wednesday.
June 06, 2014

Boys lacrosse gets back to the Final Four

by Matt Sherman
A second-half onslaught buries Sunset 13-7 Playing against a dangerous quarterfinal opponent, West Linn's boys lacrosse team played calm and under control, biding its time until burying Sunset…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn's Sarah Von Ahn, recently named the Three Rivers League pitcher of the year, held Westview's potent line-up to three runs last week but the Wildcats came away with a 3-0 win, ending a terrific season for the Lions.
June 06, 2014

Softball team drops pitcher's dual to Wildcats

by Matt Sherman
The Lions hang tough against No. 5 Westview in a 3-0 playoff loss Coach Scott Smith proved himself right when he said he knew his softball team would be competitive against No. 5 Westview last…
by: DAVE BALL - Ireland Bell celebrates after scoring a run in Monday's playoff victory. Bell circled the bases after an errant throw went down the right field line in the second inning.
May 29, 2014

Softball team puts away Reynolds in playoffs

by Matt Sherman
The Lions face No. 5 Westview with a historic berth in the quarterfinals on the line West Linn's softball team was all business Monday, hosting its opening playoff game against Reynolds. The…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn shortstop Braden Vogt bears down on a Roseburg runner caught in a run-down in Monday's 3-1 playoff victory.
May 29, 2014

Baseball team advances to second round

by Matt Sherman
Karsen Lindell quiets Roseburg's bats as the Lions move on to face Clackamas The drastic turnaround for West Linn's baseball team now includes a playoff victory, the program's first since 2011.…
by: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn goalie Annalyssa Sassara makes a save during last week's state title game at Tualatin High School. Sassara had 13 saves in the contest.
May 29, 2014

Girls lacrosse falters in state title game

by Matt Sherman
The Lions can't slow down Lake Oswego after jumping out to and early lead The season came to a disappointing end for the West Linn girls lacrosse team last week. Not a lot went right for the…

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May 29, 2014

Boys lacrosse team easily advances to quarterfinals

by Matt Sherman
Ryan Klose's six goals lead the Lions to a 12-1 victory over Westview West Linn's boys lacrosse team calmly handled Westview in its first playoff game Tuesday, shutting down the Wildcats'…
by: JOHN LARIVIERE - West Linn's Roman Ollar sticks with the lead pack during Saturday's 1500 meter event in Eugene. He would finish fourth in state
May 29, 2014

Roman Ollar takes 4th in 1500 and 3000

by Matt Sherman
Grayson Ollar finishes eighth and 10th at state Both Ollar brothers got on the podium at the state track meet last week in Eugene. The sophomore brothers both qualified in both the 1500 and the…
by: MATTHEW SHERMAN - West Linn senior Ella Riddle earned a first-round bye and advanced to the state quarterfinals before dropping a tough three-set battle to the No. 4 overall seed.
May 29, 2014

Tennis teams wrap up season at state

by Matt Sherman
Ella Riddle finishes high school career by reaching quarterfinals West Linn's state tennis qualifiers turned in strong showings at last week's state tournament. Senior singles player Ella Riddle…




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