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State Champion: Rachael Hahn

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Rachael Hahn is OSAA’s 2017 4A/3A/2A/1A singles State Tennis Champion! The tournament was held at Oregon State University on May 19th and 20th. Hahn was the number one seed heading into the State Tournament after finishing 1st in her District Tournament. 

In Round 1 Hahn played Meghan Beishe from Sherman and with minimal errors and superb play quickly defeated her 6-0, 6-0. Hahn then went on to defeat Erica Mitchell from Cascade 6-1, 6-0. Next she faced the tournament’s overall number 3 seed, freshmen Courtlyn Lam, from Klamath Union in the semifinals. Rachael eventually won a long and fought 3 set match 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Rachael squared off against Kate Keeney from OES in the finals and defeated her 7-5, 6-0.

It was an amazing year of tennis for Rachael, finishing 18-1 on the way to securing a State Championship Title. The win earned Westside Christian a Third Place team finish in State for Girls’ 4A/3A/2A/1A.

Great job Rachael and way to go girls tennis for an amazing season!

State Champion: Spencer Hopkins

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Senior Spencer Hopkins

Westside senior Spencer Hopkins captured the State Championship in the Pole Vault at Oregon’s historic Hayward Field last week. He posted a PR, and in the process set a new Westside school record by vaulting 14′ 3 1/4″.

 

LO Review’s “Amazing Kid”

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Westside’s Jake Mount was nominated and recognized by the Lake Oswego Review as a finalist for their Amazing Kid Award this past week. Jake was acknowledged for the work he has done raising money for the Children’s Cancer Association through a basketball camp he has organized and run for younger children. 

Here is the excerpt from the article noting Jake’s impressive accomplishments: Mount has raised more than $5,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association in the past five years through a basketball camp for younger children (ages 4-12) that he holds during the summer. He organizes the camps in honor of Gage, a close friend who died of cancer on Valentine’s Day in 2011 at age 9. Gage was the only child of Lauren and Trux Dole, said Lauren Dole, who nominated Mount. “Jake wanted to do something to help other kids fighting cancer,” she says. She says what’s impressive is how long Mount has kept up this effort. He never forgot Gage, she says.

Read the full story here: LO Review – Amazing Kid

 

WCHS Tennis @ Tillamook

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The Girls’ Tennis Team continues to be a strong force this season with a tie of 4-4 against strong rival Catlin Gabel and definitive 8-0 wins against Tillamook and Riverdale. Rachael Hahn beat Catlin Gabel’s Aarushi Phalke at #1 Singles 6-0, 6-0. Mary Nordlund defeated Senior Kobi Saha at #2 Singles 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. Younse Park defeated Regan Magee at #4 Singles 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. McKenzie Turner and Soteria Pecore defeated Juniors Culla Galaher and Kathyrn Putz 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. The team then went to Tillamook winning 8-0 with Rachael Hahn leading off the singles defeating Kathryn Woolfolk 6-0, 6-0. Younse Park at #2 Singles defeated Janel Cruz 7-5, 6-4. Gabrielle Lau at #3 Singles defeated Haley Ou 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Gracie Roach defeated Naledi Monamets 6-1, 6-1. Allison Marti and Mary Nordlund lead off the doubles defeating Coral Morales and Chloe Weber at #1 doubles 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Mia Cywinski and Brittney Martin defeated Anna Mattson and Dorian Romero at the number 2 spot. The #3 Doubles team of Jessica Beighle and McKenzie Turner defeated Alexis Stevens and Claire Atchison 6-1, 6-2. Elisabeth Gouge and Soteria Pecore had a great win at #4 Doubles defeating Lily Lux and Nong Jetterat 6-0, 7-5. Audrey Eucker and Taylor Foglio also played a great match defeating their JV opponents 8-2. The team followed their great wins with a memorable overnight in Tillamook and a day of celebration on the beach in Pacific City. Jumping

The team continued their winning streak against Riverdale on April 21st. Mary Nordlund led off the the singles showing great determination defeating Julia Brown 6-1,6-1. Allison Marti at #2 singles showed great perseverance defeating Emma Brendle 6-3,3-6, 6-3. Younse Park quickly defeated Tohar Or-Amitay 6-0, 6-0. Kayla Nguyen at #4 Singles had a great win defeating Malani Ortiz 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. The doubles was led by Mia Cywinski & Brittney Martin at #1 showing great determination and teamwork defeating Isabelle Whitlock & Allison Molinari 5-7, 6-2 10-7 (3rd set tie-breaker). Gabrielle Lau & Kelsey Moore showed great poise defeating Grace Inglin & Olivia Corveloi 6-2, 6-1. Gracie Roach & McKenzie Turner played a great match defeating Mia Ward & Sara Scarlett 6-1, 6-1. And Sarah Oh & Elisabeth Gouge won by default.

The team will be busy over the next two weeks as they wrap up district play before the District Tournament. Come watch them take on Blanchet Catholic Thursday, April 27th and Valley Catholic April 28th, both at Fowler Middle School with a start time of 4:15pm. In their final week the JV will host Lake Oswego High School’s JV2 team on Monday May 1st. The Varsity will host Catlin Gabel on Tuesday, May 2nd and Tillamook on May 5th. Come show your support to this great group of ladies! The District Tournament will be held at Tualatin Parks and Recreation on Monday and Tuesday, May 8th & 9th.

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Special Olympics

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Twenty six Westside student volunteers up bright and early this weekend to head to Liberty High School for the BB Skills Competition for SOOR — our 27th year of involvement as a school with Special Olympics.

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All State Athletes

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A number of Westside athletes received All State recognition for their outstanding contributions on the pitch and court this fall. Congratulations exceptional Eagles!

Laura Staropoli

Junior – Captain – Forward/attacking mid

27 goals (8 game winning) & 16 assists

1st team All League (third consecutive year)

1st Team All State (third consecutive year)

Lilie de la Motte

Senior – Captain – Attacking/holding mid

17 goals & 10 assists this year

1st team All League (second consecutive year)

1st Team All State

Jonathan Palau

Senior – Captain – Centermid

2nd team All State

Chloe Brown

Volleyball – Captain – Outside hitter

514 kills and 423 digs this year

1st Team All State

All State

Left to right: Chloe Brown, Lilie de la Motte, Laura Staropoli, Jonathan Palau

State Slalom Championships

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After a strong Top 10 showing in her last race, sophomore Haley Anderson will compete in the Oregon State Slalom Championships in early March. Haley represents Westside, and competes in the Three Rivers League with other large schools like Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, Lincoln and West Linn, as well as small schools like Riverdale, Central Catholic and LaSalle. There are approximately 160 racers, 80 boys and 80 girls.  The season is a mix of six races, 3 in Slalom (SL) and 3 in Giant Slalom (GS), held at Mt. Hood Meadows and Ski Bowl.

Last year as a freshman, Haley qualified as an individual to go to the State Championships in both GS and SL. Finishing 11th in GS and 24th in SL, she was 16th overall. After finishing 7th in her last race, Haley will represent Westside Christian in the State Slalom race against other racers from around Oregon. The Championships will be held March 1-3 at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Attached are a couple pictures from the last Giant Slalom race at Mt. Hood Meadows Feb 4th.

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Starting gates of the Giant Slalom

 

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Mid-race.

WCHS 5th Quarter!

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Come join others from the Westside community at Pizza Caboose after the basketball games on Friday night!

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National Coach of the Year

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Westside Christian High School’s Scott Ball was selected as only one of twenty-two high school coaches from across the country to be honored as 2016 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The selection process consisted of following the following criteria: nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character and carry the endorsement of the respective state high school association, be successful in their respective sport, be successful as an individual in their schools and communities, longevity in coaching, and they must be a member of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association.

Congratulations Coach Ball!

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Still got it!

 

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It’s the waffles…