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About Wilson Athletics

The Wilson Athletic Department is committed to supporting our student-athletes to thrive in the classroom, promoting character, fostering healthy competition, and building bridges in our community.

Wilson High School is a member of the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL).  All sports compete at the 6A Level.

Michael Nolan, Athletic Director
Office: Room 121, Wilson High School

Leanne Van Horn, Athletic Assistant


News from the Athletic Director

Winter Break Edition

Greetings Sports Fans! What a week in Wilson Athletics we had this past week during Rivalry Week. The Wrestling Program was able to beat Lincoln twice, once at Jefferson High School and at the Barlow Wrestling Tournament. The Women’s Basketball Program battled it out at Lincoln High School and came up short but has another opportunity down the road in league play. The Men’s Basketball Program also had a battle on their hands on Wednesday Night as well and fought hard and came up just short. We had a potluck for the Wilson Athletic Leadership Council on Friday and came away with some finalized ideas for our subcommittees to start implementing in the New Year. A great group of kids to work with. Finally, a huge congratulations goes out to Senior Soccer Player, Hayden Smith. Hayden earned a spot on the All-State Team earning 2nd Team Honors.

The Women’s Basketball Program went 2-1 this past week with wins at Reynolds and at home versus David Douglas. There were some great shots of the contest on Oregonlive If you have any shots of any contests, please send them into our office so we can upload them on our website. The JV and the Varsity will be traveling to Bend to play in the Summit Tournament December 28-30. The JV2 will playing in the Evergreen Tournament over the break.

The Wrestling Program continues to improve week in and week out. Coach Schmidt and his staff are doing a great job of continuing to build a culture of positivity, inclusivity, and raising the competitiveness of his wrestlers. His efforts are paying off huge with his program growing from 22 Wrestlers this past season to 44 this season. We host Madison on Tuesday, December 19th

The Swimming Program had the week off this past week. Their next meet is on January 5th . Coach Wiggins and Bowers are doing an amazing job of continuing their tradition of excellence by promoting a culture that is positive, supportive, and inclusive. Looking forward to getting out to my first swim meet to watch them in action.

The Men’s Basketball Program continues to build under the leadership of Coach Cokley and his staff. They capped off a big week of hoops with a nice win at Reynolds on Friday. His group of guys are continuing to show improvement at every level of his program. The JV and Varsity will be traveling to play in the Lakeridge Tournament this week while the Freshmen Team will be playing in the Sherwood Tournament at the end of the month.

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities or to become a new member, the Wilson Booster Club is always looking for both. Visit the following link for more information.

Don’t forget to check out the Wilson High School Athletics Website for all things Wilson.

The following link is an exercise that I shared with the Leadership Council and I participated in with them. One thing that can get lost in a busy season is the ability to reflect and remember to be grateful for all the great things our community has to offer, our sports programs, and our school has to offer. The following link is a great reminder and activity you can share pdf

The Portland Interscholastic League is hosting a Women’s Basketball Tournament at Franklin High School, the PIL Holiday Classic.
Brackets can be seen here:

The Wilson Student-Athletes of the Week:

Women’s Basketball-Sophomore Haylee Renne-Haylee is part of a youth movement in Women’s Basketball and has been instrumental in their success this season. According to Coach Winterspring, Haylee’s smart defense and timely shooting(team leading 3 three-pointers this week) helped Wilson stay composed on their way to a 3-3 record, especially against David Douglas on Friday where her efficient and intelligent play helped lead the Trojans from down 10 in the second half to winning by 9.

Men’s Basketball Player-Senior Elijah Etherington-Thomas- Elijah has maintained a near perfect 4.0 GPA while performing at an equally high level on the basketball court. According to Coach Cokley, Elijah’s defensive presence is only surpassed by his presence in the classroom.