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Falcon Cross Country Takes Flight Toward Districts and State

Falcon Cross Country Takes Flight Toward Districts and State

Natalie Sherrill, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The cross country season is well underway with seven meets completed; the boys’ record stands at 5-2 and the girls’ at 4-3. Although at the beginning of the season the teams had to cancel several practices and one meet due to air quality, they have continued to practice and improve their times so t...

Volleyball Team, Ranked #10 in State, Looks Ahead Toward Playoffs

Volleyball Team, Ranked #10 in State, Looks Ahead Toward Playoffs

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Currently ranked 10th in state, La Salle’s varsity volleyball team is in a good position to confidently enter the playoffs, coming off of a 3-0 win on the road against Milwaukie yesterday. Consisting of four freshmen, two sophomores, seven juniors, and two seniors, the team has achieved a record of 12-6...

After Strong 3-2 Start, Varsity Football Looks Toward Milwaukie, Playoffs

After Strong 3-2 Start, Varsity Football Looks Toward Milwaukie, Playoffs

Michaela Carter, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Despite a loss on Friday night against Sandy, the La Salle varsity football team has started the season off with their best record in several years. Five games into the season, the Falcons are 3-2 overall and 2-1 in NWOC league competition, and are ranked 13th in the state. Varsity head coach Aaron...

New and Young Varsity Boys Soccer Team Hits the Ground Running

New and Young Varsity Boys Soccer Team Hits the Ground Running

Sam Hull, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

A promising 2017 season appears to be on its way for coach Seth Altshuler's varsity boys soccer program, with a solid 1-1-2 start to the season. With one hard fought victory against Hermiston, a disappointing tie against Reynolds, and two heartbreaking and almost unfair losses against Woodburn and Hoo...

Twelve La Salle Seniors Reflect on Their Opportunity to Play College Sports

Twelve La Salle Seniors Reflect on Their Opportunity to Play College Sports

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

There is no doubt that the class of 2017 is a very talented group both in the classroom and on the field, and in this year's graduating class, there are a number of students who will be continuing their athletic careers in college. La Salle will have student athletes represented at the Division I, II,...

Athlete of the Week: Sophomore Sophia Hines Explores Boxing

Athlete of the Week: Sophomore Sophia Hines Explores Boxing

Isadora Colpo, Assistant Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Sophia Hines is a sophomore who has been playing basketball for six years, but she’s recently decided to shake up her life in a unique way: learning how to box. Sophia has only been boxing at Alive MMA for a few months, but enjoyed it from the beginning. "I started because there's a lot of stress...

Spring Sports Coming to a Close, With Postseason Now Underway

Spring Sports Coming to a Close, With Postseason Now Underway

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

With spring sports coming to a close and the postseason now underway, the Falconer checked in to all of our teams to see how the regular season went and how things are looking getting ready for the playoffs. Softball After having their best season in 5A, the Falcons look forward to heading to the state playoffs after losing in their play-in game last season....

Athlete of the Week: Ashley Smith

Athlete of the Week: Ashley Smith

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Freshman Ashley Smith has a busy schedule, participating in not one, but two varsity sports. Ashley is a member of both the varsity track team and the varsity tennis team, and has proved her exceptional abilities in each sport throughout the season. Ashley started the tennis season out as the number 4 ...

Track Star Philicia Robinson Sets Her Eyes on State

Track Star Philicia Robinson Sets Her Eyes on State

Kendal Shride, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

There is no doubt that Philicia Robinson was born to run. The junior track star is a devoted athlete with an impressive record. Now in her third year on varsity, Philicia continues to devour the competition, and once again is gearing up to compete at her third state meet. Closing up her junior track season,...

Senior Ole Arnston Looks Ahead to Future Playing Division 1 Baseball

Senior Ole Arnston Looks Ahead to Future Playing Division 1 Baseball

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Four-time varsity baseball player Ole Arnston will be attending The University of the Pacific this fall to achieve a dream of his since he’s been six years old: to play Division 1 baseball. In the fall of 2016, Arnston signed his National Letter of Intent earning a partial scholarship to continue his bas...

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Werner

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Werner

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Between playing golf every day, maintaining his impressive grades, and making time to hang out with friends, junior Matthew Werner, one of the top high school golfers in the state, has a very busy schedule. In addition to his regular classes, Matt is currently taking AP U.S. History, Honors Spanish 3 and ...

Sports Update: Tennis and Golf Teams Start Strong, Despite Rain

Sports Update: Tennis and Golf Teams Start Strong, Despite Rain

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

With spring sports already well underway, the Falconer decided to check in on both boys and girls golf and tennis. Tennis Tennis has been having the same struggle that all spring sports are having: rain. The girls tennis team has not played all of their scheduled league games this year because of ...

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