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Wilson Athletics Weekly, May 5

05/06/2019, 10:30am PDT
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans!

What a week it was for Wilson High School this past week! Our Tennis Programs showed once again that they are a program on the rise with a fantastic showing at the District Meet. The Women’s Golf Program repeated as PIL Champs for the second year in a row! The Men’s Golf Program finished off a fantastic year coming in 2nd Place in the PIL. Our Baseball Program had a big week with some key victories in league play setting up an all important showdown this week with Cleveland. The Track Program had an impressive showing at the Jesuit Invitational as they prepare for Districts in the coming weeks. Softball continues to battle it out in league play with some key contests this week. And both the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Programs are in the final weeks of their regular season with a playoff push in mind. We March On!

Congratulations to Wilson Orchestra and Choir! Congratulations to our outstanding Wilson musicians!

* WAVE: 2nd place in state
* Chamber Orchestra: 3rd place in state
* Fiona Dubay and Akseli Mende, Viola Duet: 3rd place in state
* Taumaia Uili, Alto Voice: 3rd place in state
* Annika Phillipes, Mezzo-soprano Voice: 4th place in state

Compassion Clinic
On May 18th, Wilson High School will be hosting the Compassion Clinic. At this event, there will be opportunities for families in need to get much needed medical, dental, vison, and care support. For more information please visit their website and if you would like to volunteer, they are always looking for translators and hosts to help out. https://compassionconnect.com/

Recognizing Senior Student Athletes
On June 3rd at the Senior Assembly, we will be recognizing our senior student-athletes and their accomplishments. We will recognize our Male and Female Scholar Athletes, Male and Female Paul McCall Student-Athletes, and our Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year.

A huge thanks goes out to Elena Miller and all the work she is doing to capture some really great pics of our student-athletes. You can see her work at the following site https://www.flickr.com/photos/63953015@N06/albums

National Signing Day
On May 22nd, we will be hosting our student-athletes in the Wilson Gym at tutor time to celebrate their accomplishment of continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Parents and community members, please join us in this celebration. Portland Interscholastic League Foundation Golf Tournament The purpose of the Portland Interscholastic League Foundation (PILF) is to generate resources to support athletics and our serve students enrolled in the Portland Public School (PPS) district. One in three PPS students, grade 6-12, participate in PIL athletic programming. Over the past five years, the PIL has grown from providing opportunities for 5,500 student-athletes to providing opportunities for over 13,000 student-athletes. The largest growth areas have been the increased participation of female student athletes and increased opportunities for lower income students as we seek to decrease the inequities that exist. The mission of the PILF is to continue to generate funds in order to support the ever increasing participation of students in athletics. One of their major fundraisers in the PIL Golf Tournament at the Reserve on June 12th. To register for the event or ways to support, please visit the following site https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/The-PIL-Open-2018/McnC 

The Week In Review
The Baseball Program had a big week this past week with two big wins against Benson to maintain a 3rd place tie with Cleveland. They have two important games against Cleveland this week that could determine playoff positioning. We will host Cleveland on Tuesday so come out and fill the hill! Our Softball Program is currently sitting in 3rd place with some important games this upcoming week that should solidify their playoff chances. They went 2-1 this past week with their loss coming at the hands of Franklin High School who is currently sitting in first place. We host Madison Tuesday and then play in the Alpenrose Cup on Wednesday and travel to take on Cleveland in our last league game on Friday. The Women’s Golf Program capped off another great year with winning the PIL Championship for the second year in a row! Coach K and her staff continue to build an inclusive and competitive golf program. They do not have to play in the regional tournament and get to march right on to the state tournament. The Men’s Golf Program capped off an impressive year with a 2nd place finish in league this year. They will be traveling to Stone Creek on Monday to play in the Regional Golf Tournament with a chance for the team to make it to State. The Men’s Tennis Program capped off another great year with a 2nd place finish in the league with some impressive outings at the District Tournament. Liam Burcham and Shawn Sussman won the Doubles Consolation Finals. Erik Maack made it all the way to the quarterfinals in singles. And Wilson will be represented by Caden Samkutty and Drew Wiley at the State Tournament. On the Women’s Side, Wilson had a great showing at the District Meet finishing in 2nd place! Sophomore Eryn Fiabane was the PIL District Champion for singles and will be heading to State. On the double side, Deva Paris and Rachel Weirnick will be joining them at state after their impressive run at Districts. The Men’s Lacrosse Program has two important contests left with Lincoln and Hood River as they look to position themselves for a possible playoff run. On the women’s side, they had two huge wins this past week over Tigard and Liberty. They will face off with OES and Mountainside this week. It is senior night on Friday night so come out and show your support! And finally, the Track Program is in the midst of the final push of the season. JV Districts are this week with the Varsity Districts the week after. The Varsity had a great showing at the Jesuit Invitational this past weekend with many kids setting personal records in their events. 

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