The La Salle Falconer

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 ...

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...

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