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Next Level Seniors: Lucas Van Wagner Takes His Football Talent to Pacific University

Next Level Seniors: Lucas Van Wagner Takes His Football Talent to Pacific University

Jacob Wolf, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Next Level Seniors, Sports

This fall, Lucas Van Wagner will continue his football career at Pacific University, a Division III school in Forest Grove, Oregon. He is a part of a small group of seniors who have signed to play at the collegiate level, students we are profiling in our Next Level Seniors series. Van Wagner sign...

Athlete of the Week: Alexis Kemp

Athlete of the Week: Alexis Kemp

Emily Hawkins, Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Despite a sophomore season that didn’t live up to her expectations, Alexis Kemp is optimistic about her junior softball season. “I had a rough preseason and we had two other pitchers, so I didn’t get to throw a lot [my sophomore season], but this year I’m able to come back and prove myself,” Ke...

Test Your Portland Trail Blazers Knowledge With This Trivia Quiz

Test Your Portland Trail Blazers Knowledge With This Trivia Quiz

Ryan Shaw, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers ended a season full of ups and downs with an impressive 53-29 record. The Blazers ended the season as the third seed in the west. They are now off to a very good start in the playoffs, up 2-0 against the sixth seed Oklahoma City Thunder. You can watch the Blazers try to cl...

Next Level Seniors: Brigid Hanley Commits to Run Track & Field and Cross Country at the University of Arizona

Next Level Seniors: Brigid Hanley Commits to Run Track & Field and Cross Country at the University of Arizona

Emily Hawkins, Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Next Level Seniors, Showcase, Sports

Brigid Hanley began her competitive running career freshman year of high school and has broken a school record along the way. Now, just three and a half years later, she has committed to run for the Division I cross country and track & field teams at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She i...

A Look Back at Last Wednesday’s Track Meet Versus Wilsonville

A Look Back at Last Wednesday’s Track Meet Versus Wilsonville

Sam Hull, Staff Photographer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Spring Sports In Action

Last Wednesday, April 3, the La Salle track team competed on the road against Wilsonville. Even though both the girls and boys teams fell to the Wildcats in overall tallied points for the meet, many athletes set personal records and ran impressive times for their first meet of the season. Here are...

Athlete of the Week: Isaac Kersey-Bronec

Athlete of the Week: Isaac Kersey-Bronec

Ryan Shaw, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Senior Isaac Kersey-Bronec’s baseball career started all the way back in the third grade playing for the Whiskey Hill youth team in Canby. He grew up watching baseball with his family and wanted to learn how to play and gave it a shot. “I idolized some of the players," he said. “My dad j...

Spring Sports in Action: Varsity Girls Tennis Takes On Grant

Spring Sports in Action: Varsity Girls Tennis Takes On Grant

Reilly Smith, Staff Photographer

April 3, 2019


Filed under Photos, Sports, Spring Sports, Spring Sports In Action

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 3, the varsity girls tennis team competed against Grant, a 6A team, in their first home match of the season. The team overall fell short to the Generals, moving to an overall record of 2-2. The team's next match is an invitational tournament on Saturday, April 6 at Re...

Athlete of the Week: Gabby Warta

Athlete of the Week: Gabby Warta

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Showcase, Sports

Ever since she was three years old, sophomore Gabby Warta has spent many hours on the soccer field. Warta fell in love with the sport at a young age and has continued to play consistently since then, and she hopes to play for as long as she can. “I started playing when my parents enrolled ...

Varsity Softball Sets Sights on Playoffs

Varsity Softball Sets Sights on Playoffs

Maddie Khaw, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

As spring sports get into full swing, La Salle’s varsity softball team feels optimistic and hopeful about the upcoming season. The team hopes to create an even stronger bond this year in order to improve their record and success in playoffs. Coming off last year’s overall record of 16-11, the team looks...

Athlete of the Week: Nico Hey

Athlete of the Week: Nico Hey

Nick Slugg, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Senior Nico Hey’s passion for tennis, which started when he was five years old, has led him to become one of La Salle’s top varsity players. Hey started to play because he used to watch his family playing tennis. His brothers, Max Hey '12 and Xander Hey '14, both graduated from La Salle, and were...

#5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title

#5 Varsity Girls Basketball Team Takes Home the State Championship Title

Emily Hawkins, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports, Winter Sports in Action

The varsity girls basketball team had one goal this year: return to Gill Coliseum for a chance to play for a state championship title. They did that, and more. On Saturday, March 9, the #5 girls basketball team played against #3 Springfield in the finals and won 55-48, earning their third...

Athlete of the Week: Owen Tunstill

Athlete of the Week: Owen Tunstill

Emily Hawkins, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Junior Owen Tunstill has been teeing up golf balls since he was two years old and has been on the varsity boys golf team since freshman year. “My dad [is] a pro [at Columbia Edgewater Country Club] so he kind of introduced me to the game,” Tunstill said. With golf season having just started on ...

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