It’s ICYMI Monday: Check out everything posted to MVSJ over the past week.
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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…]
QB Sam Leavitt is offensive POY while Jon Eagle is named Coach of the Year. To the victors go the spoils. In this case, the victors were the West Linn Lions — winners of the 2022 Class 6A state championship. And the spoils are these — senior quarterback Sam Leavitt, a Michigan State commit who was previously named the Oregon Gatortade Player of the Year and Three … [Read more…]
Lake Oswego’s Sasadeusz and Ko honored, along with Lakeridge’s Bachman. The Three Rivers League’s best girls soccer players were — you guessed it — also among the state’s best in 2022. Their coaches were pretty good, too, with West Linn’s Madison Gellos being named Class 6A Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to a Three Rivers League championship, and later, a berth … [Read more…]
Lake Oswego junior Luca Ridgewell named to the all-state second team. Zac Levin and Luca Ridgewell left it all on the field in the 2022 fall season. Levin, a senior forward on the Lakeridge boys soccer team, and Ridgewell, a junior defender for Lake Oswego, both earned places on the 2022 Class 6A all-state soccer teams. Levin led his team in scoring with 24 goals and … [Read more…]
The senior quarterback previously led the Lions to a state championship. There was no one better. West Linn senior quarterback Sam Leavitt proved it in spades in 2022, leading the Lions to the Class 6A state championship, being named first team all-state, and now, selected as the Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year. “It feels great,” Leavitt told Spartans Illustrated … [Read more…]
The Lions rally from an early deficit behind their tough fullcourt press. The early days of the 2022-23 season were not easy ones for the West Linn girls basketball team. But those days now seem to be fading further and further into the past. The youthful Lions — they graduated all five of last year’s starters and feature just three seniors on this year’s team (along … [Read more…]
See the best images from the Lions’ win over the Wildcats on Friday. Big events make for lifelong memories and — hopefully — great photos, so here’s a slideshow of the best images from the West Linn girls basketball team’s 55-43 win over Westview at Westview High School on Friday, Jan. 6. To buy prints or digital downloads from this contest, go … [Read more…]
The Lakers are aiming to back up their TRL and Class 6A state titles in 2023. The Lakers are coming together. The Lake Oswego boys swim team, the reigning Three Rivers League and Class 6A state champs, showed as much on Thursday, Jan. 5, rolling past shorthanded West Linn 125-41 at Lake Oswego School District Pool. “We knew we were going to beat the other team, knowing … [Read more…]
Lakers improve to 2-0 with the win, but just barely thanks to WL’s challenge. Welcome to the Three Rivers League. Because it was another day ending in the letter “y,” it was another pitched battle in the TRL, this time with the Lake Oswego girls swim team edging away from West Linn to win 87-83 at Lake Oswego School District Pool on Thursday, Jan. 5. “I enjoyed being … [Read more…]
The Lions return some proven talent and some promising newcomers for 2023. The Lions are looking up. The West Linn girls swim team, coming off a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Three Rivers League district meet and an eighth-place finish at the Class 6A state meet, bring back some proven talent and add some promising newcomers to the fold for 2023. “It would seem (that … [Read more…]
The Lions are shy on depth, but still feature some top frontline swimmers. The West Linn boys swim team may not have the numbers this year, but that doesn’t mean the Lions won’t make some noise in the Three Rivers League this year. West Linn, coming off a fourth-place finish in the 2022 TRL district meet and a 14th-place finish at state, believes it will be competitive … [Read more…]
See the best images from the Lakers’ win over the Lions on Thursday. Big events make for lifelong memories and — hopefully — great photos, so here’s a slideshow of the best images from the Lake Oswego boys swim team’s 125-41win over West Linn at Lake Oswego School District Pool on Thursday, Jan. 5. To buy prints or digital downloads from this contest, go … [Read more…]
See the best images from the Lakers’ win over the Lions on Thursday. Big events make for lifelong memories and — hopefully — great photos, so here’s a slideshow of the best images from the Lake Oswego girls swim team’s 87-83 win over West Linn at Lake Oswego School District Pool on Thursday, Jan. 5. To buy prints or digital downloads from this contest, go … [Read more…]
The senior outside hitter is named to the Class 6A honorable mention team. West Linn senior outside hitter Amyah Semau was named to the Class 6A all-state volleyball team after leading the Lions to a second-place finish in the 2022 Three Rivers League race and a berth in the second round of the 6A state playoffs. Semau was named to the Class 6A honorable mention team. She … [Read more…]
Check out what your favorite wrestlers have accomplished so far. With the Three Rivers League wrestling season about to resume, it’s an apt time to look at what the teams from West Linn, Lake Oswego and Lakeridge have accomplished so far. Next up, the Lions wrestle in the Doc B. Tournament in Clovis, California, on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6-7. The Pacers wrestle in the … [Read more…]
The Lakers believe they can compete for a top-half finish this year. It’s all about building. It’s all about progress. And it’s all about moving forward for the Lake Oswego wrestling team in 2023. “(We) will place in the top three teams at district this season,” said Lake Oswego’s second-year coach Turner Young. “Our young wrestlers have heart, desire and … [Read more…]
The Pacers don’t return a state qualifier, but do feature some solid talent. The Pacers know that they’re the underdog. And the Lakeridge wrestling team is OK with that. “We are working to move up from the bottom of the league,” said Lakeridge coach Brandon McDonald, whose team finished seventh at the 2022 Three Rivers League district tournament. “We have a very … [Read more…]
The Lakers are hoping to build on last year’s runner-up finish at state. The Lake Oswego girls swim team saw the highs and lows during the 2021-22 season. The Lakers finished just fifth in the seven-team Three Rivers League district meet a year ago, but came back strong a week later and soared to second at the Class 6A state meet. Lake Oswego is ready for more of the … [Read more…]
The Pacers believe they have what it takes to win the TRL in 2023. The Pacers aren’t mincing words. The Lakeridge girls swim team, a year after placing third at the Three Rivers League district meet (and later, 17th at the Class 6A state meet), is back and determined to finish on top in 2023. “We hope to win the TRL district this year,” said Lakeridge co-coach Brigitte … [Read more…]
The Lakers hope to defend their TRL and Class 6A state championships. Looking back just 10 ½ months ago, it’s clear that 2022 was the Year of the Laker. At least it was in boys swimming. The Lake Oswego boys swim team rolled to a huge victory in the Three Rivers League district meet, then backed it up by winning the Class 6A state championship. While the Lakers … [Read more…]
The Pacers have a ton of depth and talent for the 2022-23 swim season. The Lakeridge boys swim team knows there are challenges ahead — notably from crosstown rival Lake Oswego — but the Pacers also know what they bring to the table in 2022-23. Depth. Experience. Hard work. Whether those attributes will add up to a Three Rivers League championship remains to be seen, … [Read more…]