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With Strong 2-0 Start, Girls Basketball Has Its Sights Set on a State Championship

With Strong 2-0 Start, Girls Basketball Has Its Sights Set on a State Championship

Hannah Sisul and Taylor Foster
December 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

With the girls basketball season now underway, the team is off to 2-0 start, already earning impressive wins against some of the best teams in the state, defeating Marist 64-29 on December 7th and Silverton 47-32 on December 10th. This year, the team has many returning players and has their sights set on ...

La Salle Snowboard Team Gets Ready to Hit the Slopes

La Salle Snowboard Team Gets Ready to Hit the Slopes

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
December 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

With the season about to begin, the snowboard team is looking forward to hitting the slopes, creating lasting memories, and hopefully securing some medals too. Starting in January, the team will be practicing every Wednesday at Mt. Hood Meadows and will have six competitions throughout the season,...

Could Dak Prescott Lead ‘America’s Team’ Back to Super Bowl Gold?

Could Dak Prescott Lead ‘America’s Team’ Back to Super Bowl Gold?

Shak Saidjanov, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports

The National Football League is struggling: controversy and boredom, among other factors, have resulted in the lowest viewership numbers in years. As a result, the league has been desperately looking for a spark, hoping that some of the teams that made the NFL a weekend tradition could hopefully put ...

La Salle Swim Team Prepares for First Meet of the Season

La Salle Swim Team Prepares for First Meet of the Season

Isadora Colpo, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Though the year is coming to a close, the swim season is just beginning and La Salle’s swim team is getting ready for their first meet of the season this Thursday, December 8th at Sandy, weather permitting. “I’m excited,” said Coach Mikel Rathmann. “We had a good, strong season last year...

With 2-0 Victory Against Crescent Valley, Girls Soccer Heads to State Championship

With 2-0 Victory Against Crescent Valley, Girls Soccer Heads to State Championship

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

After a devastating 7-0 loss to Summit in the state finals last year, the girls soccer team is looking to get redemption this Saturday. With a 2-0 victory against Crescent Valley on Tuesday night, the #1 ranked Falcons earned a spot in the state championship game at Hillsboro Stadium this Saturday, November...

Senior Aleah Goodman Commits to OSU, Earns Full-Ride Scholarship

Senior Aleah Goodman Commits to OSU, Earns Full-Ride Scholarship

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Senior Aleah Goodman can be seen in the hallways or on the basketball court, and next year she'll be seen playing PAC-12 basketball for Oregon State University. On July 4th, 2016, Aleah verbally committed to play basketball on a full-ride scholarship to OSU. Aleah has been named the Oregonian 5A play...

Cross Country Team in Strong Position Heading to District Meet

Cross Country Team in Strong Position Heading to District Meet

Zac Cross, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

This coming Wednesday, October 26th, La Salle’s cross country team is set to compete in the 5A Northwest Oregon Conference District race at Blue Lake park. This comes after a strong season with two dual meets, one hosted by La Salle at CCC on September 21st against Milwaukie, Rex Putnam, and their...

With 3-3 Record, Football Team Looks Ahead to Homecoming Game Against St. Helens

With 3-3 Record, Football Team Looks Ahead to Homecoming Game Against St. Helens

Emrie Good, Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

Six weeks into the season, the varsity boys football team is off to a 3-3 start. After a strong beginning with a close win against Hudson Bay, followed by an impressive performance against St. Francis down in California, the team then struggled in the next three weeks with tough losses against Pu...

What to Watch for in the NFL

What to Watch for in the NFL

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

With the NFL season already five weeks in, there are quite a few things that fans will need to look out for, including paying close attention to the major teams: the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings. Everyone is also probably aware about the Colin Kaepernick controversy...

Boys Soccer Gets off to a Strong Start with a 3-2-4 Record

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After a surprising loss to Springfield in the first round of the playoffs last year, the La Salle boys soccer team is looking to make a deeper run in the playoffs this year. With several returning upperclassmen players and with some new underclassmen joining the team this year, the Falcons have ...

Athlete of the Week: Emma Herder

Athlete of the Week: Emma Herder

Grace Felder, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2016
Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Even though school is just a few weeks in, fall sports are already well underway. Emma Herder, senior, is one of many athletes who is currently managing a schedule full of school and sports. Although Emma has only been on the cross country team for two years, she has already earned a varsity letter. We int...

Falcon Volleyball Team Starts off Season Strong

Falcon Volleyball Team Starts off Season Strong

Maddie Pfeifer, Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Falcon volleyball team is returning this fall after a second place finish in state. With new players and a new coach, they are looking to build off of last year’s success and make another run at the championship. The Falcons have started off the year strong with a record of 7 wins and only 1...

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