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Athlete of the Week: Jake Owens

Athlete of the Week: Jake Owens

Luke Thompson, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Junior Jake Owens not only juggles the responsibility of school, but he also plays basketball for La Salle in the winter and on a club team during the spring and summer, all while maintaining a 3.6 GPA so far this semester. Owens dedicates all his time to basketball and currently doesn’t play any ...

Varsity Girls Basketball Wins Against Roosevelt and Grant in Tonight’s Jamboree

Varsity Girls Basketball Wins Against Roosevelt and Grant in Tonight’s Jamboree

Reilly Smith

December 4, 2019

This evening, the varsity girls basketball team played their first two games of the season in a jamboree against Roosevelt and Grant. They won their first game against Roosevelt with a final score of 44-10, and won their second game against Grant with a final score of 33-21. The team won the 5A state championship last March. They will play their next game in Cali...

Athlete of the Week: Abby Baines

Athlete of the Week: Abby Baines

Kiran Vogt, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

  Senior Abby Baines has been snowboarding since sixth grade, but only joined La Salle’s snowboard team her junior year. She said that she now hopes to continue snowboarding recreationally in college, keep improving, and snowboard for as long as she can. “Snowboard team is one of my favorite part...

After Falling Short in the Playoffs For Several Years, the Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finds Redemption

After Falling Short in the Playoffs For Several Years, the Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finds Redemption

Carlie Weigel and Maddie Khaw

November 19, 2019

In 2016, the La Salle boys soccer team lost in the semifinals in penalty kicks against Wilsonville, which advanced to earn second place in state. In 2017, the Falcons lost in penalty kicks in the semifinals for the second year in a row, this time to Woodburn, which went on to claim the state titl...

#1 La Salle Takes Down #5 Hillsboro in the Semi-Finals

#1 La Salle Takes Down #5 Hillsboro in the Semi-Finals

Dakota Canzano, Editor

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 12, on the La Salle turf, the boys soccer team took on #5 Hillsboro. La Salle dominated the scoreboard, ending with a 3-0 victory, advancing to the championship. The championship game will take place at Hillsboro against #3 Wilsonville with the kickoff at 10:30 a.m

Athlete of the Week: Parker English

Athlete of the Week: Parker English

Carlie Weigel and Reilly Smith

November 13, 2019

Sophomore Parker English’s commitment to soccer started after his dad signed him up to compete on a team years ago. “I’ve been playing soccer for as long as I can remember,” he said.  He’s been playing ever since, always as a goalkeeper. Not only did English make La Salle’s varsity soc...

After an Impressive Finish at Districts, Cross Country Gets Ready for State

After an Impressive Finish at Districts, Cross Country Gets Ready for State

Mary Loeb, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Members of La Salle’s cross country team are headed to state Saturday, Nov. 9 after a successful competition at districts on Wednesday Oct. 31. One member of the boys varsity team, senior William Prentice, will be attending the state meet as an individual, while the entire girls varsity team quali...

Humans of La Salle: Freshmen Athletes on Fall Varsity Teams

Humans of La Salle: Freshmen Athletes on Fall Varsity Teams

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

With fall sports coming to a close, here is a look back on the freshmen athletes who contributed to varsity teams within the last few months. Quentin Strange Being the only freshman on the varsity boys soccer team has presented both challenges and benefits for Quentin Strange. He said that the most enjoya...

Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Bell

Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Bell

Kendall Whiteside, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Junior Katelyn Bell has defied the odds by tackling many challenges pertaining to her health, and making second team all league during her first year back from taking time off.  Bell has been playing volleyball since the second grade, positioned as an outside hitter. “[I’m] the outlet that get...

Friday Night Lights: Falcons Take On Forest Grove

Friday Night Lights: Falcons Take On Forest Grove

Reilly Smith, Julia Tran, and Hailey Reeves

November 4, 2019

The #16 Falcons won last Friday's game against #18 Forest Grove with a final score of 27-14, which places them at #12 for this week's playoff game. They will play at #4 Silverton this Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 pm. Check out our look back at the action from Friday night's game.

Athlete of the Week: Aiden O’Brien

Athlete of the Week: Aiden O’Brien

Mia Kritzer, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

Sophomore Aiden O’Brien has been playing baseball and soccer for nearly all his life.  For most of O’Brien’s childhood, he played soccer for Southeast Soccer Club; however, today, he plays with Portland City United Soccer Club. He chose to play with Portland City over Southeast, after receiv...

Competitive Water Skier Johnny Maitland Aims To Return To Nationals

Competitive Water Skier Johnny Maitland Aims To Return To Nationals

Murphy Schuster and Carlie Weigel

October 30, 2019

While managing a busy schedule made up of not only basketball, soccer, and academics, sophomore Johnny Maitland is also a competitive water skier who made it to the 2018 national championships. Maitland started water skiing competitively nearly ten years ago, after his dad encouraged him to begin competing....

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