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Athlete of the Week: Sam Meyer

Athlete of the Week: Sam Meyer

Luke Thompson, Assistant Editor

February 26, 2020

Senior Sam Meyer strikes a precarious balance between school and his La Salle sports teams; he plays lacrosse, runs cross country as well as track, and participates in ski races, all while keeping his grade point average at a 3.9 so far this semester. Meyer has been skiing for most of his life. “When I [first...

La Salle Swim Takes First Place Finish at Districts, 10 Swimmers Advance to State

La Salle Swim Takes First Place Finish at Districts, 10 Swimmers Advance to State

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw

February 19, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, the girls and boys swim teams competed for district titles at the NWOC District meet at Parkrose High School. Both teams finished in first place, with freshman Sidney Lefranc being named the district’s co-female swimmer of the year and head coach Paul Collin...

Athlete of the Week: Carson Frick

Athlete of the Week: Carson Frick

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Freshman Carson Frick first came to enjoy basketball after learning how to play with the help of his father and his brother. Since then he's credited basketball for making him more confident. The sport has taught him “don't be afraid to put yourself out there,” he said. “Don't be scared to sh...

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...

Athlete of the Week: Sydney Lefranc

Athlete of the Week: Sydney Lefranc

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Five years ago, freshman Sidney Lefranc took on swimming to keep her active after being born with extra bones in her foot, making her unable to run. Since then, swimming has become a community where Lefranc feels supported and included, and where she strives to get better. Lefranc is on La Salle’s varsity swim team...

Athlete of the Week: Lindsay Drango

Athlete of the Week: Lindsay Drango

Mia Kritzer, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2020

Following the the girls basketball team’s state championship success of 2019, senior Lindsay Drango is keeping her eye on this year’s prize — another state title.  She discovered her passion for basketball at a young age, after starting her career with Little Hoopers. From fourth grade through...

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....

Athlete of the Week: Liam Crowley

Athlete of the Week: Liam Crowley

Brooklyn Chillemi, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

“I think the hardest sport to play is basketball,” Crowley said. “It’s not too hard to be decent, but to be good it takes a lot of talent, commitment, and dedication. It is also very physically demanding and you have to have very good endurance.” Despite this, basketball remains Crowley’s favorite spor...

Athlete of the Week: David Jensen

Athlete of the Week: David Jensen

Mia Skoro, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

Junior David Jensen manages a packed schedule filled with his school responsibilities and three sports: soccer, swimming, and baseball.  During Jensen’s time at La Salle so far, he’s played JV and JV2 soccer, varsity baseball, and varsity swimming. Even though Jensen plays a lot of sports, he sai...

Precision, Dedication, and Friendship: The Dance Team Grows as One

Precision, Dedication, and Friendship: The Dance Team Grows as One

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2020

This year, La Salle dance has officially transitioned from being a club to something even greater, a team. After placing sixth in their most recent competition at Reynolds High School, the La Salle dance team is hoping to bounce back. “We would like to show [our competitors] that we are fighters ...

#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...

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