Lions advance in OIBA tournament

Lions advance in OIBA tournament

After ousting Reynolds, West Linn shuts down Tigard in single elimination After easily...

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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…
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…

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