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Boys Basketball Begins 2-3 in League Play, Aims to Continue Improving

Boys Basketball Begins 2-3 in League Play, Aims to Continue Improving

Lyndsay Riehl, Staff Reporter
January 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

La Salle boys basketball has started their season with an overall record of 3-9 and a league record of 2-3. Their overall OSAA ranking is #19 as they strive to work their way up. Over the Christmas break they played an out of league game against Hood River Valley and won 64-56. The rest of the game...

Why Girls Should Be Able To Play On Boys’ Football Teams

Why Girls Should Be Able To Play On Boys’ Football Teams

Jhevon Lancaster, Staff Reporter
January 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Recently, across the country there has been several cases of girls wanting to play on high school or college football teams. One documented example of this is Jacksonville State’s kicker, Ashley Martin, making history on her football team by kicking a winning field goal. Giving the extra point to Jacksonville...

Athlete of the Week: Sydney Nakagawa

Athlete of the Week: Sydney Nakagawa

Julianna Sprague, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

With the swim season now under way, sophomore Sydney Nakagawa is hoping to build on her success from last year, when she broke three school records as a freshman. We interviewed Sydney to find out more about her history with swimming and what she's looking forward to this season. How long have you ...

Steph is Impressive but LeBron is Better

Steph is Impressive but LeBron is Better

Aleah Goodman, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Anyone who has been paying attention to the NBA this season knows that Stephen Curry has been a big topic of conversation, leading his team to a 24-1 record, helped in part by his twenty-three 20+ point games. His impressive performance so far this season has led a lot of people to believe he is the ...

Video: Winter Athletes Look Forward to Upcoming Season

Video: Winter Athletes Look Forward to Upcoming Season

Bentina Kouadio, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

As the winter sports season is now officially underway, here is a short video featuring a few of our winter athletes, and what they are looking forward to this season, as we head into the start of competition.

Basketball Standout Aleah Goodman Drawing College Interest

Basketball Standout Aleah Goodman Drawing College Interest

Jalontae Walker, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2015-2016 basketball season is now underway and the 2015 state champion La Salle Falcons are expecting even more great things from junior Aleah Goodman. Last year, Goodman helped the team to a 27-1 record and an amazing playoff run. Aleah Goodman is a three year varsity athlete and has made a big ...

Boys Basketball Looks Forward to a Bright Season

Boys Basketball Looks Forward to a Bright Season

Matt Duarte, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

With the winter sports season underway, the varsity boys basketball program is looking forward to a bright season. Last year, the boys went 15-11 overall (16th in state) and finished tied for 4th in league with a 9-7 record. The Falcons won their play-in game against Hood River Valley, but fell to...

Ten Weeks In, Seven NFL Teams Stand Out

Ten Weeks In, Seven NFL Teams Stand Out

Evans Brackenbrough, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Sports

The NFL finished 10 weeks of play on Monday, November 16th, and the playoff contenders are continuing to dominate, while rebuilding teams are already looking forward to the draft and the future of their legacy. The Super Bowl is up for grabs and no team has a sure spot in the playoffs. However, ma...

Winter Sports Practices Begin

Winter Sports Practices Begin

Jason Waters, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under News, Sports, Winter Sports

Starting on Monday, November 16th, winter sports at La Salle began tryouts and practices for the season. Winter sports currently offered at La Salle include men's basketball, women's basketball, co-ed swimming, snowboarding, and skiing. Following some great performances last year, all the winter sport...

Girls Soccer Secures 2nd Place Trophy

Girls Soccer Secures 2nd Place Trophy

Amanda Acker, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Who knew cornrows were good luck? The La Salle girls soccer team and their ubiquitous braids made it all the way to the state championship game this past Saturday, earning a second-in-state finish. The team beat Wilsonville in the quarterfinals and then advanced to win against Bend in the semifin...

La Salle Volleyball Earns 2nd Place Finish in State

La Salle Volleyball Earns 2nd Place Finish in State

Amanda Acker, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Photos

This weekend, the La Salle volleyball team ended their season by making it all the way to the State Championships. The team worked extremely hard and brought home a 2nd place trophy, out of a total of 33 5A teams in the state. After easily beating Churchill in the quarterfinals, the team advan...

La Salle Football Finishes With Improved Season

La Salle Football Finishes With Improved Season

Sean Hamel, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

With all of their games played, the football squad finished off their season with a record of 3-6. The team improved its record from the previous season, after only winning one game in the first year in 5A competition. This season they won three, and had several very close games that were almost wins. The f...

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