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Wilson Athletics Weekly, May 12

05/13/2019, 9:30am PDT
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! Thank for carpooling kids to games, volunteering at our school, hosting team dinners, and making our community an amazing place to be a part of!

We have a couple of big weeks coming up in Wilson Athletics. The Men’s and Women’s Tennis Programs will be competing at the State Tournament. We will be represented by Eryn Fiabane on the singles side and Deva Paris and Rachel Weirnick on the doubles side. On the men’s side, Drew Wiley and Caden Samkutty will be representing Wilson. They start on Thursday at Babette Horenstein Tennis Center in Tualatin. 

The Women’s Golf Team will start their quest at the 6A State Golf Tournament tomorrow out at Quail Valley. They are coming off a re-peat performance capturing the PIL City Title again this season. On the Men’s Side, Wilson will be represented by Sutton Houck at the State Tournament at Trysting Tree. The Men’s Team finished a solid 2nd this year in the PIL and just missed entering the entire team at the State Tournament by 2 strokes.

Our Track Program is getting geared up for a run at the City Championships this week at Franklin High School. The preliminary events will be on Wednesday and the finals will be on Friday. The JV Program faired well at the JV District Tournament with many of our athletes showing great improvement in their events.
The Baseball Program had a huge week this past week. They needed to win two games against a very good Cleveland team to secure 3rd place in the PIL and lock up a playoff spot and they came through in the clutch winning both games in exciting fashion. In the first game, we ended up winning in the 8th inning and the second game the score as 0-0 until the 7th and we erupted for four runs! We won’t know who we face in the first round of the playoffs until the rankings freeze this Thursday.

Softball finished off the regular season in impressive fashion knocking off Cleveland on Friday and securing 3rd place in the PIL and a playoff position as well. We won’t know who we face in the playoffs until the rankings freeze as well.

Both the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Teams qualified for the playoffs. They should know more this week when and where the playoffs will start for their clubs.

A huge thanks goes out to our spring coaches, student-athletes, parents, and our teachers at Wilson High School for providing a positive experience for our community. We March On!

The power of sport and the impact it can have on young people cannot be overstated. The sense of pride in our community, the memories that are formed, and the life lessons that can come from sport are so powerful. The following resources are a great reminder of just how important interscholastic sports can have. https://devzone.positivecoach.org/sites/uploads/files/PCA_EYG3.4_0.pdf
https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/sports-can-teach-power-communityhttps://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/mary-fry-helping-community-embrace-caring-climate

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

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