Greetings Sports Fans!
Another week of Wilson Athletics is in the book and what a week it was! Leadership did an outstanding job of promoting all things Wilson capping it off with a great assembly and the Amazing Race. The Volleyball Program continued show why they are team to reckon with in the PIL with big wins. Our Women’s Soccer Program battled it out with two really tough Metro League opponents as they prepare to get ready for league play. Men’s Soccer capped off their preseason on a rainy windy night on Saturday. The Cross Country Program traveled to Blue Lake this past weekend as they prepare for their home meet on Thursday at Gabriel Park. Our Unified Soccer Team had their first contest and our Football Program battled it out in a shoot-out on Friday night. Great things continue to happen at Wilson High School and it is a testament to the character and leadership of our coaches, staff at Wilson, and student-athletes. We March On!
Character and Leadership
Continuing with our theme of character and leadership, I am reminded of how sport is so much more than the results that happen after a contest, but rather the importance of what sport can teach us. Character traits like resiliency, accountability, sacrifice, and learning to love the game is so much more important than the scoreboard. The following link are good reminders on the power of sport. https://whatdriveswinning.com/conference-videos/brett-ledbetter-choose/
The Week Ahead
We have a big week coming up this week. On October 2nd, we are hosting our first and only home Cross Country Meet at Gabriel Park. Looking to pack the park and cheer on our runners! Come out and show your support for the Cross Country Program. On October 3rd, we are hosting Lincoln in a stacked night of varsity contests, A West Side Story!(see the attached flyer) It is a green out event where we made t-shirts for both Lincoln and Wilson. We will have 150 shirts to handout to the first 150 kids who stop by our Athletic Office. We have invited our youth programs to attend the event. We will have mascot races, half time entertainment, and three great contests against our cross-town rivals! Help us pack the stands!
Wilson Booster Club
The Wilson Booster Club does an outstanding job of supporting all things Wilson! If you would like to become a member or volunteer, please visit https://www.wilsonboosterclub.com
New Dance Program
Come be a part of the new Wilson Dance Program! Our new Dance Coach, Kimberley Allen, is excited about creating a new and inclusive Dance Program that is open to all. She comes with a wealth of experience and deep background in the Dance Community. We are going to have tryouts for the Dance Team on Tuesday October 1st in the Wilson Gym from 4-6pm. Come be part of the founding members of the new Dance Team and help spread the word!
Capturing Wilson Athletics
Elena Miller and Ed Devereaux have been taking some pretty amazing pictures of our events. You can find their work at https://www.flickr.com/photos/63953015@N06/albums
Wilson High School is partnering with National Scouting Report and hosting a free seminar for parents and student-athletes who are interested in playing post high school. Tyler Lively and Jackie Arnold will be here to cover the step by step of the college recruiting process, myths and facts of the recruiting process, NCAA & NAIA eligibility center, core courses and academic requirements, and a Q & A session. This is open to all grades and all athletes. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as well. We will hold this event on October 8th in the Wilson Cafeteria at 6pm.
Wilson Athletics- The week in review
Our Unified Soccer Team had their first match at Grant High School. The squad battled to an 8-8 tie against the Generals. Iris Tervo had her first career goal and Kyler Perkins was a leader for the squad. They travel to Wilsonville on Wednesday for their next contest.
The Women’s Soccer Program capped off their pre-season schedule against two formidable opponents in Sunset and Westview. The varsity squad is working through the injury bug as they have had to shuffle their line up but look ready to battle it out in league play this week kicking it off with Lincoln on Thursday.
The Varsity and JV Men’s Soccer teams faced off against West Albany on Saturday. A big thanks goes out to Clayton Spencer for announcing the JV contest. They came out on top in their contest against West Albany. The Varsity squad couldn’t quite find the back of the net and ended in a 0-0 tie. They too have a big week when they open up with Lincoln on Thursday.
Our Football Program battled in a shoot out with St. Helens on Friday night. It all started when Hunter Davis threw a touchdown pass to himself! The game was back and forth all night long with teams trading touchdown drives. We couldn’t muster one final drive falling 49-56. We travel to Hillsboro this Friday and the JV2 team plays St. Helens this week at St. Helens.
The Cross Country Team traveled to the Nike Portland Cross Country invite over the weekend. According to the coaches, the meet had 148 teams and over 6000 athletes. The Women’s Team finished 18th and the Men’s Team finished 22nd. All the athletes competed well in sub-par muddy conditions with Guilano Scasso turning in the days best performance finishing 9th overall.
Our Volleyball Program continued its march through league play this past week taking down Jefferson and Benson. All levels were victorious against the Demos and Techsters. Over the weekend, the Varsity Team traveled to Westview and competed! They beat Glencoe and McMinnville on their way to the championship game against a very good Mountainside Team. We came up short in our efforts. They start round two of league play against Roosevelt and Lincoln.