Baseball team stays perfect in league

Baseball team stays perfect in league

The Lions sweep Lake Oswego and Canby and move to 4-0 in the TRL The West Linn baseball team...

Boys tennis downs Lakers after giving Pacers a scare

Boys tennis downs Lakers after giving Pacers a scare

West Linn starts to hit its stride with a 7-1 win over Lake Oswego The West Linn boys tennis team...


West Linn's Sports

April 16, 2015

Boys lacrosse overcoming early injuries

by Matt Sherman
The Lions handle OES while playing shorthanded The West Linn boys lacrosse team is banged up early in the season but that hasn't prevented it from racking up wins. The Lions were able to take…
April 16, 2015

Track teams split with Sherwood

by Matt Sherman
The West Linn boys eke out a win against the talented Bowmen The West Linn boys track team slipped past Sherwood in a meet last week, winning a close battle 74-71. The Lions got strong…
April 18, 2015

Golfers continue to post strong scores

by Matt Sherman
The girls edge St. Mary's for first while the boys takes third at Oswego Lake The West Linn boys golf team finished third at Monday's league tournament, keeping the pressure on in the balanced…
VERN UYETAKE - West Linn ace Karsen Lindell fires a pitch in Monday's league game with Lake Oswego. Lindell gave up a run in the first inning but kept Lake Oswego off the board the rest of the way in an 11-1 victory.
April 10, 2015

Lions drub Lake Oswego in league opener

by Matt Sherman
Will Matthiessen drives in four as West Linn wins its sixth game in a row The West Linn baseball team started its league campaign in impressive fashion on Monday, drubbing league power Lake…
SETH GORDON - West Linn's Ellen Rowan moves up to the No. 1 singles spot for the Lions this year. All four of West Linn's singles players are either freshmen or sophomores.
April 10, 2015

Girls tennis team is young but deep

by Matt Sherman
Lions feature one senior but a strong sophomore and freshman class The West Linn girls tennis team is set up for the future with just one senior on this year's squad. The Lions feature a…
MATTHEW SHERMAN - Matt Perkins was the Lions' top singles player as a freshman last spring. He returns to anchor West Linn's singles bracket again on a senior-laden team.
April 10, 2015

Returners lead boys tennis team

by Matt Sherman
A sophomore standout and seven seniors guide the Lions this year The West Linn boys tennis team is one of the most experienced in the league with seven seniors and a varsity line-up that is…
VERN UYETAKE - Senior Ryan Kelly tied for medalist honors at Willamette Valley Country Club with a round of 70 and helped the Lions to a narrow second place finish as a team.
April 10, 2015

Boys golfers rebound, take second at Willamette Valley

by Matt Sherman
Ryan Kelly ties for medalist honors as the Lions top the Pacers by a stroke The West Linn boys golf team made up some ground in the Three Rivers League on Monday, firing a team score of 307 at…
April 10, 2015

Lion track teams split in first league meet

by Matt Sherman
The boys knock off Tualatin while the girls battled the Timberwolves and St. Mary's Bolstered by a strong performance in the distance events, the West Linn boys track team knocked off Tualatin…
MATTHEW SHERMAN - Caroline Freiling is a returning all-state catcher and also has one of the most powerful bats in the league.
April 04, 2015

Young softball team should contend in TRL

by Matt Sherman
The Lions have just one starting senior but return their pitcher and a host of young talent The West Linn softball team is coming off a league title last year and features just one starting…
DAN BROOD - Amanda Elich fired a 71 at Tualatin Country Club on Monday, earning medalist honors in the event and helping the Lions to a victory. She is West Linn's top returner on a team that hopes to contend for another state championship.
April 04, 2015

Girls golf team looks to continue historic run

by Matt Sherman
The Lions have three state titles in five years and should contend again It speaks to the depth of West Linn's program that its girls golf team can graduate a pair of its top players, both of…

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VERN UYETAKE - West Linn junior point guard Payton Pritchard has been named as Oregon's boys basketball player of the year by both Gatorade and USA Today.
Apr 04, 2015

Pritchard, Viuhkola pick up postseason awards

by Matt Sherman
Pritchard is named Gatorade player of the year for Oregon and both earn USA Today's honor The season may be officially over for the West Linn boys basketball team but the accolades keep pouring…
VERN UYETAKE - Dylan Tuor returns to West Linn this year as one of the best face-off players in the state. He and a young nucleus look to defend last year's state title.
Apr 04, 2015

Boys lacrosse team set to defend title

by Matt Sherman
A young Lions team figures to be among the best in the state It's been a while but the West Linn boys lacrosse team enters this year as the defending state champions and it's a title that the…
VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Natalie Byrne is one of the top returning players in the state this year and will look to help get the Lions back into the state title game this year.
Apr 04, 2015

Girls lacrosse team hopes for return to winner's circle

by Matt Sherman
The Lions have their eye on unseating Lake Oswego as the rivalry renews The rest of the state still hasn't entirely caught up with West Linn and Lake Oswego in the girls lacrosse landscape as…
PARKER LEE - West Linn shortstop Tim Tawa slides in safely during a preseason game against Gresham.
Mar 26, 2015

Baseball team on upward trajectory

by Matt Sherman
The Lions return nearly everyone from last year's league championship team The West Linn baseball team likely won't catch many teams by surprise this year. Last season, new head coach Joe…
VERN UYETAKE - Jaydon Grant, Brooks DeBisschop, Ben Baldwin, Ryan Kelley and Anthony Mathis hoist the trophy and celebrate their most recent state championship win over Jesuit.
Mar 19, 2015

Three-peat!

by Matt Sherman
West Linn rolls to history with three convincing wins at the Chiles Center, becoming just the second big school team in Oregon history to win three straight boys basketball state titles There…
VERN UYETAKE - Payton Pritchard has been the point guard on three state title teams and will try to make it a perfect four-for-four next season.
Mar 19, 2015

Mathis and Pritchard anchor an epic feat

by Matt Sherman
The state's most lethal guards live together and thrive under the spotlight Despite losing three of its five starters and a large senior class that, in many ways, was responsible for changing…
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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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…




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