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Spring Sports Vault, Run, and Score Their Way into the New Season

Spring Sports Vault, Run, and Score Their Way into the New Season

Hannah Sisul and Shak Saidjanov

March 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

With spring sports practices already well underway, the Falconer decided to talk to the sports teams about how they are feeling about the upcoming season. Softball is looking forward to a successful season and hopefully making it to the playoffs. After only graduating two seniors and with nine re...

The NBA Teams to Watch in the West

The NBA Teams to Watch in the West

Ben Wease, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the start of the NBA playoffs quickly approaching on April 15th, there are four teams that everyone should be aware of in the Western Conference, each with an intriguing story line. Everyone knows that the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs will be making it far in the playoffs, being...

With Back-To-Back Wins, Basketball Teams Head to Quarterfinals at Gill

With Back-To-Back Wins, Basketball Teams Head to Quarterfinals at Gill

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

After impressive performances in the first round of the playoffs, the La Salle girls and boys basketball teams are both headed off to Gill Coliseum this week for the state quarterfinals. Boys basketball will play on Tuesday, March 7th at 3:15 and girls basketball will play on Wednesday, March 8th at...

Senior Transfer Jonah Pemberton Contributes to Boys Basketball Standout Season

Senior Transfer Jonah Pemberton Contributes to Boys Basketball Standout Season

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although he has only played for La Salle for one season, senior Jonah Pemberton has been able to contribute in a big way to the success of the team, which has earned a #5 ranking in state heading into the playoffs this weekend. Before coming to La Salle, Pemberton attended Lincoln High School in downtown Portland. After his former coach Sea...

After Impressive Seasons, Boys and Girls Basketball Look Toward Playoffs

After Impressive Seasons, Boys and Girls Basketball Look Toward Playoffs

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

After disappointing losses in the playoffs last year, both boys and girls basketball are looking to make a strong push in the state tournament this year. With a combined record of 39-7, both teams have been impressive in the regular season and are hoping to continue that into postseason play. The g...

Five Patriots Players not Attending Traditional White House Visit

Five Patriots Players not Attending Traditional White House Visit

Virginia Jacobs, Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every year the winning Super Bowl team attends a traditional visit to the White House to meet the President of the United States. This tradition has more recently been not followed by more and more players - with Tom Brady and Matt Birk not meeting President Obama, and Manny Ramirez not meeti...

La Salle Swim Team is Looking to Make a Splash at State

La Salle Swim Team is Looking to Make a Splash at State

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Coming off of a very successful District meet at Parkrose High School last weekend, thirteen La Salle swimmers will be heading to the state tournament this Friday and Saturday, February 17th and 18th, at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center. The girls swim team placed first at Districts and t...

Senior Kiana Christensen Soars on the Slopes

Senior Kiana Christensen Soars on the Slopes

Lucas Michaels, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Here at La Salle, many know that Kiana Christensen is a good snowboarder, but what many may not know is just how good she is. Now, as a senior in high school, Kiana is headed to state and likely nationals. At the age of six, her father introduced her to skiing. Two years later, she began snow...

La Salle Winter Sports Head into Postseason Play

La Salle Winter Sports Head into Postseason Play

Hannah Sisul, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The La Salle winter sports teams are wrapping up their seasons and getting ready for postseason play.  Both the girls and boys basketball teams are ranked in the top 5 in the state. The swim team is heading to districts and is looking to send several swimmers to state. The sideline cheer team has...

Winter Sports Mid-Season Recap

Winter Sports Mid-Season Recap

Hannah Sisul and Kiley Russell

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Video, Winter Sports

With winter sports now back in full swing after the all of the snow days, the Falconer talked to several athletes about how the season has gone so far. Here's what they had to say:

Athlete of the Week: Ben Robinson

Athlete of the Week: Ben Robinson

Peyton Hedges, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the Week

Participating in his second year as a varsity swimmer, sophomore Ben Robinson is looking forward to the outcome of this year's season. Last year Ben went to state as an alternate for two relays, which is an impressive achievement for a freshman swimmer. By setting goals and challenging himself, Ben has...

Sophomore Reese Timm Attacks the Glass this Season

Sophomore Reese Timm Attacks the Glass this Season

Rosie Dramov, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Reese Timm, a sophomore, has quickly shown her dedication when it comes to basketball. As only a freshman, she made the varsity team, and fell right into place with the older girls, becoming a starting power forward. She has been playing since a young age, and continues to push herself to the next lev...

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