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The Westside boys basketball team recently attended the NBC Team Camp in La Grande, OR at Eastern Oregon University. WCHS brought 13 students, split into two teams.
Soon to be senior Jordan Jun was selected as a camp All Star, a compilation of the top 12 players from the whole camp. Camp All Stars play in a college coach showcase at the end of the week. Sophomore Jack Carr and Freshmen Luke Jun were selected to the honorary All Star squad, an impressive honor for two of Westside’s underclassmen.
Both teams had a great week on the court, but the major areas of growth were off of the hardwood. Team bonding exercises, activities, and time together strengthened relationships amongst everyone in the WCHS basketball program. NBC’s commitment to have Christian values and teaching permeate all aspects of their programming also provided time for personal spiritual reflection.
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
Congratulations to our Cheer and Girls Basketball teams for Top 10 Academic All-State honors!
Westside hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the Eagles homecourt(s) this past weekend. Sixteen teams competed throughout the day, beginning with morning pool play, followed by A & B bracket play in the afternoon.
Thanks to all 50 + of the competitors who helped make this first ever “WCHS Spring Slam” a success!
Congratulations to the Westside Girl’s Basketball team for winning their West Valley League home playoff game 43-41 against Sheridan last night. Crystal Lang paced the squad with six 3-pointers and 20 points. Tomorrow (Thursday, Feb 18th) the girls travel to Willamina to play for a chance to continue their march toward the OSAA State Tournament.
Cost for the game is $4 for students with a student ID and $6 for adults.