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COVID-19 Leaves Portland Desolate

COVID-19 Leaves Portland Desolate

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

April 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, stores, restaurants, and other nonessential businesses across the state have shut their doors, and the once-bustling city streets are now void of life. After Governor Kate Brown passed Executive Order 20-12, also known as the "Stay at Home, Save Lives" order, air travel throug...

The Effects of the Coronavirus in the Portland Area, Through a Camera Lens

The Effects of the Coronavirus in the Portland Area, Through a Camera Lens

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

March 18, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the Portland area, shops and businesses are beginning to close. As of Monday, March 16, restaurants are required to serve take-out or drive-through orders only, and close their dining rooms. Stores have limited the sale of necessities such as...

#2 Girls Basketball Advances to Semifinals After 65–46 Win Against #7 Corvallis

#2 Girls Basketball Advances to Semifinals After 65–46 Win Against #7 Corvallis

Reilly Smith, Julia Tran, and Hailey Reeves

March 11, 2020

The #2 Falcons won last night’s 5A girls basketball semifinal game against #7 Corvallis at Gill Coliseum with a score of 65-46. The team ended their regular season on March 3 with 13 wins and one loss, placing them in second place for 5A overall. They will play in the semifinal game tomorrow, March 12, at 3:15 p.m. at Gill Coliseum at Oregon State University against #3 Wilsonville, their biggest rival. The Falc...

Boys Basketball Finishes League Play 9-5, Advancing to Playoffs

Boys Basketball Finishes League Play 9-5, Advancing to Playoffs

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, the La Salle boys basketball team finished their regular season with a league record of 9-5. They closed out the season with a win over St. Helens High School with an ending score of 71-49, shattering their season record for most points in a single game. The team ranked #14 in...

La Salle Breaks Ground on Saalfeld Athletic Center

La Salle Breaks Ground on Saalfeld Athletic Center

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

March 4, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, roughly 50 La Salle administrators, students, staff, parents, and donors gathered at the site of the future Saalfeld Athletic Center for an official groundbreaking ceremony, marking the beginning of La Salle's latest major construction project. Speeches were given by several La Salle...

Students Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at Christ the King Parish

Students Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at Christ the King Parish

Reilly Smith, Julia Tran, and Hailey Reeves

February 26, 2020

La Salle students and staff began the Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday mass this afternoon, Feb. 26. Mass was celebrated at Christ the King Parish by Fr. Pat Neary, C.S.C., who is from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Portland. Students and staff had the opportunity to receive ashes on their...

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Wins Against Milwaukie With a Score of 68–66

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Wins Against Milwaukie With a Score of 68–66

Reilly Smith and Hailey Reeves

February 19, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the #13 varsity boys basketball team won with a final score of 68-66 against #9 Milwaukie after two periods of overtime. Junior Ian Simmons made the winning shot at the end of the second overtime period. "That was a very important game for us," Simmons said. "We needed that to...

Students Compete to Win Spirit Points in the First Better Together Assembly of the Year

Students Compete to Win Spirit Points in the First Better Together Assembly of the Year

Julia Tran, Staff Photographer

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 7, students attended the first Better Together assembly and competed to earn spirit points for their Falcon Formation class. Better Together Month will be celebrated with an assembly every Friday of February....

Varsity Boys Basketball Takes On Their Biggest Rival

Varsity Boys Basketball Takes On Their Biggest Rival

Julia Tran and Hailey Reeves

January 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the #17 varsity boys basketball team fell short 45-48 against #8 Wilsonville, in the brick oven. Here are some photos from last night's game: The Falcons will be at #8 Milwaukie for their next game on Jan. 24 at 7:15 p.m....

#3 Girls Basketball Team Defeats #32 Parkrose 88-20

#3 Girls Basketball Team Defeats #32 Parkrose 88-20

Reilly Smith, Staff Photographer

January 15, 2020

After last week's winning game against #12 Southridge (6A), the #3 varsity girls basketball team defeated #32 Parkrose with a final score of 88-20 last night, Jan. 14. Here are some highlights from the game: Join the girls for their next game, which will be against Putnam, at home on Friday, Jan. 17 at...

5A Girls Basketball La Salle Defeats 6A Southridge 51-41

5A Girls Basketball La Salle Defeats 6A Southridge 51-41

Julia Tran, Staff Photographer

January 15, 2020

On Jan. 10, the 2019 5A varsity girls basketball state champions, La Salle, defeated the 2018 6A varsity girls basketball state champions, Southridge. Here are some photos from last week's game: After their victory against Southridge, the Falcons went on to play their first league game of the sea...

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Takes on Oregon City

Varsity Boys Basketball Team Takes on Oregon City

Hailey Reeves, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the varsity boys basketball team finished their fifth home game of the season with a final score of 33-44. Here are some photos from the game: The next game will be on Tuesday, Jan. 14 against Parkrose at 7:30 pm....

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