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Next Level Seniors: Valedictorian and Track Star Ashley Smith Pursues Her Dream at Cornell University

Senior Ashley Smith has broken not only her personal record, but the school record for javelin by throwing 136'3

Dakota Canzano, Editor

May 27, 2020

When Ashley Smith was in elementary school, she developed a passion for javelin with inspiration from her family.  Little did Smith know, her interest in javelin would develop into a passion that she would pursue at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.   She is a part of a select few seniors who ...

Athlete of the Week: Lucas Wobig

Alongside sports, Wobig has also played piano for 13 years, and was a part of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony until the end of his junior year.

Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

May 27, 2020

Until an injury during eighth grade, senior Lucas Wobig could jump five feet and four inches in the high jump event in track and field. However, he has since chosen to focus on hurdles, continuing the track career that he started in sixth grade. “I hit my head on the bar and missed the mat complete...

Next Level Seniors: Nina Timmen Chooses to Continue Her Decade Long Volleyball Career at Baker University

Senior Nina Timmen is committed to play volleyball at Baker University.

Mallory Middendorff, Assistant Editor

May 27, 2020

For senior Nina Timmen, volleyball has been a major part of her life since she was young. She began playing in third grade on her elementary school's team, but had been surrounded by the sport for years beforehand because her older sister played as well. Timmen is a part of a select few seniors who...

Next Level Seniors: Karter Cook Takes His Soccer Talents to Westminster College

Cook has earned all-league and all-state honors throughout his high school soccer career, as well as two mentions for both first team all-NWOC and  second team all-state.

Mandy Sisul, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2020

Senior Karter Cook ended his high school soccer career as a state champion during the 2019 season. Now, he is looking forward to the beginning of his collegiate career.  Cook is a part of a group of seniors who have signed to play at the collegiate level, students we are profiling in our Next Le...

Athlete of the Week: Erin McGinnis

Sophomore Erin McGinnis runs four different events, but the 1500 meter dash is her favorite.

Kendall Whiteside, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2020

Sophomore Erin McGinnis has been running track since her freshman year for the varsity track team at La Salle. Her events include the 3000 meter, 1500 meter, and 800 meter dash, as well as the 4x400 relay.  McGinnis is also a cross country runner, which is what motivated her to join the track te...

Next Level Seniors: Jackie Blakely Commits to Seattle Pacific University to Continue Her Soccer Career

Senior Jackie Blakely verbally committed with Seattle Pacific Univeristy in June of her junior year.

Kendall Whiteside, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2020

Senior Jackie Blakely has been playing soccer since she was eight years old. When she first began playing, she started in the position center back, and then gradually moved into the position she plays nowadays, which is center forward. Blakely is a part of a select few seniors who have signed to play...

The Spring Teams That Never Got to Compete: Athletes Reflect on a Lost Season

Despite the cancellation of spring sports, athletes have been keeping active by doing at-home exercises.

Kendall Whiteside, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2020

As the announcement rang over the intercom speakers, echoing throughout the academic hallways, all of the students at La Salle sat in their fourth period classes. On that Thursday, March 12, La Salle announced that the school’s campus would be temporarily closed from March 17 to April 3. More anno...

Next Level Seniors: Lindsay Drango Commits to Whitman College to Continue Her Basketball Career

Senior Lindsay Drango is committed to play basketball at Whitman College.

Paige Baines and Maddie Khaw

May 13, 2020

Senior Lindsay Drango spent two years on the sidelines due to injuries, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her athletic dreams and committing to Whitman College in eastern Washington to play basketball after high school. She is a part of a group of seniors who have signed to play at the collegi...

Athlete of the Week: Lisa Doles

This year would have been sophomore Lisa Doles' first time playing golf for La Salle.

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Motivated by her family and peers, sophomore Lisa Doles started playing golf this year, alongside volleyball. In her free time, she practices the koto, the national instrument of Japan, and works out. Doles said she started playing golf because “I wanted to pick up a new hobby that I could enjoy...

Athlete of the Week: Donovan Dressel

Senior Donovan Dressel said that he enjoys golf because

Kiran Vogt, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2020

Since his freshman year, senior Donovan Dressel has been playing golf. He has played for La Salle all four years, but does not plan on playing in college.  “I plan to play golf for the rest of my life,” he said. “But unfortunately last year was probably my last year of competition golf.”  Durin...

Athlete of the Week: Lucy Lawton

Junior Lucy Lawton plays soccer and runs track at La Salle.

Mia Kritzer, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2020

Despite the challenges this year has brought for everyone surrounding the coronavirus, junior Lucy Lawton is not letting it break her stride.  Lawton has a 51:55 record for the 300 meter hurdles on La Salle’s varsity track team and plays holding midfielder for the junior varsity soccer team, and s...

Athlete of the Week: Ramon Aragon

Tomas Francisco-Pascual, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2020

With the help of his father and his own self motivation, senior Ramon Aragon began playing baseball at the age of six. Growing up, he played a number of different sports such as basketball, soccer, swimming, and skiing. Outside of La Salle, Aragon works a job at Bellagios Pizza and is also a socce...

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