Check out everything posted to Miles Vance Sports Journal over the past week.
Since Aug. 25, we’ve shared 272 unique posts, including team previews, game stories, features, slideshows, the Photo of the Day, the Play of the Day, the ICYMI Monday post, weekly football stats and more.
And readers have responded, in the thousands, by coming to the site every day. In case you missed it — thus “ICYMI Monday” — here’s what’s been featured on the site over the past week.
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West Linn’s Wiley Donnerberg earns his spot in the Photo of the Day vs. Central Catholic. It’s an image etched in time. It’s a moment captured at a fixed point and saved for the future. It’s the Photo of the Day. In this case, for Friday, Nov. 18, the Photo of the Day came from West Linn’s Wiley Donnerberg during his teams’ 49-17 win over Central Catholic in the … [Read more…]
West Linn’s Koffi Kouame earns his spot in the Play of the Day on Friday. It’s the moment that makes a difference. It’s the key that separates victory from defeat, or leaves an indelible memory. It’s the Play of the Day. In this case, for Friday, Nov. 18, the Play of the Day came from West Linn’s Koffi Kouame. With the Lions football team already ahead 14-7 early in … [Read more…]
See the best sports photography for Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn high schools. In case you didn’t know, you can buy prints or digital downloads of Miles Vance’s sports images at milesvance.smugmug.com. Prints are on sale for as little as $5 each, while digital downloads cost just $20 apiece. Every Lakers, Pacers and Lions team from the Fall 2022 season is already … [Read more…]
The Lions football team wins its way into the state championship game. The West Linn football team left no doubt. The Lions facing two-time defending state champion Central Catholic in the semifinals of the Class 6A state playoffs at Pioneer Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 18, left no doubt, left nothing on the table and left the Rams no hope, rolling to a 49-17 decision … [Read more…]
Big events make for lifelong memories and — hopefully — great photos, so here’s a slideshow of the best images from the West Linn football team’s 49-17 win over Central Catholic in the Class 6A state semifinals on Friday, Nov. 18. To buy prints or digital downloads from this game, go to milesvance.smugmug.com. … [Read more…]
West Linn sees five players, Jon Eagle win top awards for ’22 season. They were the best. Indeed, they were the best of the best. “They” are the Three Rivers League football all-stars for 2022. And for this year — a year with two TRL teams in the Class 6A state semifinals — the TRL’s best were very, very good. On offense, the league’s Players of the Year included … [Read more…]
The first annual celebration included three state-championship games. You know how every day of the year is designated as “National Cabbage Day” or some such thing? Well, you may not have known it, but Saturday, Nov. 12, was designated as “MVSJ Day” in Oregon. That would be “MVSJ” as shorthand for Miles Vance Sports Journal, and to be fair, I’m the one who made that … [Read more…]
All three teams have players recognized on the all-Three Rivers League first team. There’s no two ways about it — Oregon City ruled the day in Three Rivers League volleyball in 2022.The TRL champion Pioneers — they also finished fifth at the Class 6A state tournament — landed two players on the all-league first team and also won and shared the league’s top two awards. But … [Read more…]
The Pacers push No. 2 Newberg into OT in their semi, then grab third. The Lakeridge boys water polo team has long been one of Oregon’s best. And the Pacers proved that was still the case in 2022. Lakeridge, which appeared in four straight state championship games from 2017-21 (with no championship in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions), was in the running again this … [Read more…]
The Lakers prove themselves to be one of the state’s best, placing fourth at state. Just a few short years ago, the Lake Oswego girls water polo team could barely field a team. Indeed, the Lakers could barely win a game. But fortunately for LO, that is no longer the case. The Lakers proved themselves to be one of the state’s best in 2022, battling to second place in … [Read more…]
The Lions football team cruises past the Bowmen 56-7 in the state playoffs. It was another game day ending in the letter “Friday,” and so, it was another wild blowout win by the West Linn football team. The top-ranked Lions won by more than 40 points for the fourth straight week on Friday, Nov. 11, crushing No. 8 Sherwood 56-7 in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state … [Read more…]
The LO football team holds its own early before the No. 2 Irish pull away. The Lake Oswego football team saw its 2022 season come to an end on Friday, Nov. 11. But while the Lakers lamented their 42-7 loss to Sheldon in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state playoffs at Sheldon High School, they also recognized how much they’d accomplished during the fall season. How … [Read more…]