Miles Vance Sports Journal is dedicated to covering sports at Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn high schools, as well as youth and community sports in Lake Oswego and West Linn.
There’s no better way to describe what’s happening right here and right now on this website, Miles Vance Sports Journal.
This site — on the web at milesvancesportsjournal.com — launched Wednesday, Aug. 24, and is dedicated to covering the athletes, teams, coaches and stories at Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn high schools, as well as youth and community sports in Lake Oswego and West Linn.
The site, run by owner/operator Miles Vance — sports editor at the Lake Oswego Review and West Linn Tidings from 2016-22 — will begin operation by offering readers more than a month of free access.
During the site’s opening phase, readers will get free access to all content posted on Miles Vance Sports Journal through Sept. 30. That content will include: event stories on the football, volleyball, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys cross country, girls cross country, boys water polo and girls water polo teams from Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn; season preview stories on every varsity team; feature stories; Play of the Day stories; Photo of the Day stories; opinion columns; photo slideshows; and much, much more.
Over the course of the 2022-23 school year, Miles Vance Sports Journal will offer complete and balanced coverage of every varsity team from Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn, stories on every local team’s playoff/postseason events, and reporting on the local selections to every all-league and all-state team.
The school year will be capped by the return of the annual Athlete of the Year selections and stories, comprehensive year-long looks at the top graduated athlete (male or female) from each high school.
In addition to all the complete event stories filled with highlights, details and background, there will be quotes from local athletes — lots and lots and lots of them. And there will be photos of those same local athletes doing what they do best — lots and lots of photos.
Behind all the stories, quotes and photos is Miles Vance, a longtime high school sports reporter and photographer with 33 years of experience throughout Northwest Oregon, including the past seven years in Lake Oswego and West Linn.
Along the way, Vance has been honored for his work in almost every possible way, including a lifetime achievement award by the Metro League, an award for service from Valley Catholic High School, being named Oregon District 4 Little League Volunteer of the Year (for his work leading up to and including the 2006 Little League World Series) and being named Oregon Wrestling Media Person of the Year.
In 2021 alone, Vance won four of eight statewide sports writing awards available to his newspapers — more than any other sportswriter in the state. In photography, he won four of the six statewide awards available — more than any other sports photographer in the state.
Now, he’s ready to turn his full attention to the athletes, teams, coaches and communities of Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and West Linn. We hope you’ll come along for the ride, first as a reader — free through the end of September — and after that as a subscriber.
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