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“We’re Going to Stay Ready”: Athletes Find Alternatives To Keeping Fit During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes have discovered new ways to work out and stay in shape.

Avery Marks, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

Because sporting events have been postponed this school year due to COVID-19, athletes and coaches have had to adapt in order to stay prepared for when they are able to play again. From cell phone applications to music playlists, athletes have been finding many ways to battle the ever-existing lack of motiv...

Athlete of the Week: Joey Irish

Sophomore Joey Irish plays baseball, soccer, and basketball.

October 21, 2020

Sophomore Joey Irish has enjoyed playing a variety of sports since a young age.  One of Irish’s most memorable experiences throughout his life has been soccer. When describing his love for the game he said, “I think the reason I really like soccer is because of how the game is played... Everyone ...

Athlete of the Week: Sarah Wease

“I’m very talkative to the people that I’m playing with,” Wease said. “I encourage them. I just try and bring up the energy.

Tomas Francisco-Pascual, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

Since the fourth grade, senior Sarah Wease has been setting up serves and spiking balls across the net. Wease found her passion for volleyball when she was introduced to the sport by her friend at St. John the Apostle, where she attended elementary and middle school. Wease plays on the varsity volleyball team a...

Athlete of the Week: Noa Taylor

Senior Noa Taylor plays soccer for both La Salle and his club team Eastside Timbers. However, recently many practices have been cancelled or restructured due to COVID-19.

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor

October 7, 2020

As senior Noa Taylor kicks a soccer ball through a makeshift goal made of tape and PVC pipes, he is reminded of his roots. Despite his senior year not going as planned, he is still getting out and playing soccer as much as possible in the park with his friends, just like he did when he was four years...

Athlete of the Week: Clare Daudelin

Daudelin’s communication skills have made her a vocal leader on the field. “I want to communicate with my team and coaches so that we can do the best that we can,” she said.

Alec Willard-Herr, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2020

Sophomore Clare Daudelin is entering into her 11th year playing soccer and her second year playing high-school soccer. Although many players hold only one position, she switches between playing as a midfielder and a center back. For Daudelin, her team is a huge influence in the way she feels about...

Athlete of the Week: Ryan Rosumny

After transferring from Union High School, which has around 2,000 students, Ryan is appreciative of the smaller student body at La Salle. “I like how you’re closer to everybody,” Ryan said.

Mary Loeb, Assistant Editor

September 23, 2020

Senior Ryan Rosumny had a different start at La Salle than most students. Rosumny was a transfer student from Union High School in Camas and didn’t attend La Salle until the fall of 2019, the start of his junior year. For Rosumny, transferring halfway through high school meant that he missed out...

Athlete of the Week: Amanda Rivera

Junior Amanda Rivera’s favorite memory from the volleyball season was playing at Liberty High School with her team during the state tournament.

Mallory Middendorff, Editor

September 16, 2020

This year will mark junior Amanda Rivera’s ninth year playing volleyball. While OSAA has postponed this year’s volleyball season until the winter, she has continued to train throughout quarantine and is looking forward to returning to the court with her teammates.  Rivera looks up to her sister, Kalina Rivera...

Athlete of the Week: Sean MacNeela

When Sean MacNeela is not playing baseball for La Salle, he trains with Logan Ice and plays for the Baseball Factory.

Maya Smith, Editor

June 3, 2020

Senior Sean MacNeela has been playing baseball since he was five years old. He started playing because his dad wanted to coach, but he has continued playing because of his love for the game.  MacNeela started playing baseball at La Salle during his sophomore year. He was unable to play as a freshman because h...

Next Level Seniors: Luke Strange Pursues a College-Level Soccer Career at Wheaton College

Senior Luke Strange is committed to play soccer at Wheaton College.

Avery Rush, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

For senior Luke Strange, soccer has been a part of his life since before he can remember. While at first Strange wasn't completely confident that playing soccer in college was right for him, he said that once his senior season began, he was sure. Strange is a part of a select few seniors who have signed to pla...

Next Level Seniors: Alexis Kemp Elevates Her Softball Career by Committing to Regis University

If Kemp could give one piece of advice to underclassmen who are striving to play sports at a college level, it would be to

Brooklyn Chillemi and Mia Kritzer

June 3, 2020

Senior Alexis Kemp has been playing softball for eleven years, and she has now committed to play at Regis University. She is a part of a select few seniors who have signed to play sports at the collegiate level, students we are showcasing in our Next Level Seniors series.  “I can’t really ...

Next Level Seniors: Sky Charley-Bolyard’s Dedication in Soccer Sets Him Up To Score At Southern Oregon University

Senior Sky Charley-Bolyard is committed to play soccer at Southern Oregon University.

Tomas Francisco-Pascual, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Sky Charley-Bolyard’s passion for soccer first began while playing soccer at the park with his childhood friend. At the age of seven, he asked his mom to let him play recreational soccer. However, it wasn’t long before a coach suggested that he play at the club level. That’s when things took of...

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 ...

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