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Wilson Athletics Weekly, May 7

05/07/2018, 9:00am PDT
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans!

“It is good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.” –Mark Twain

What a week in Wilson Athletics! The Women’s Golf Program won the PIL Championship. The JV Track Program won the District Title on both the Men’s and Women’s side. Men’s Golf finished second in the PIL.  Women’s Tennis finished 3rd in the PIL and had a great showing at the District Tournament. Wilson is sending Eryn Fiabane to the State Tournament and Deva Paris and Kamryn Phillips won the Consolation Doubles Championship. On the Men’s side, we finished 2nd in the PIL.  Wilson won its first nine matches at the District Tournament and Caden Samkutty finished 2nd in the PIL and will be heading to the State Tournament. Drew Wiley and Shawn Sussman battled it out on the doubles side and finished 2nd in the District Tournament and will be heading to the State Tournament as well. Finally, the Unified Soccer Program finished off the regular season going 3-1-2 and will be playing in the end of the year tournament on Saturday May 12th at Wilsonville High School. We March On!

Wilson High School is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Cheer/Dance Coach, Brittany Boole. Brittany comes to us with a very diverse Cheer and Dance background and we are lucky to have her on the Wilson Staff. There will be a meet and greet meeting tomorrow evening in the Cafeteria at 6pm for parents and student-athletes interested in Dance and Cheer.

The coaching staff at Wilson High School is the best in the PIL, hands down. We have some pretty amazing coaches who are going out of their way to create positive, inclusive, and competitive programs. With that being said, I am pleased to announce the Wilson Head Coach of the Year, Jackie Kolesar and the Assistant Coach of the Year, Jacob Hockett. Jackie has done an outstanding job leading her team this year preparing her student-athletes.  Coach Hockett is a jack of all trades coaching three sports at Wilson. His time and dedication to mentoring and providing a positive experience for this student-athletes is contagious. We March On!

Wilson grad, Makenna Clizer and Linfield Softball Player, was named to the Frist Team All-Northwest Conference Softball Team. Excellent accomplishment!

Speaking of Softball, they are in a battle for the playoffs with a big week playing Grant, Lincoln, and Madison twice. Shaping up to be an exciting finish to the regular season.

Meanwhile, the Baseball Program is in the home stretch of their season as well. We finish off the regular season facing Cleveland twice and then two non-league games against Estacada and Sherwood.

Varsity Districts for the Track Program are this week as well. They will be traveling to Franklin on Wednesday and Friday for the PIL District Meet.

Finally, the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Programs are heading in the final weeks of their regular seasons as well. Both programs are looking to finish strong and see where they land in the playoff landscape.

On Sunday, May 20th at 2pm, the PIL is hosting their annual Conference of Champions Celebration at the Nike Tiger Woods Center. We will be honoring our PIL Champions and student-athletes.

Wilson High School is hosting the Compassion Clinic on Saturday May 19th from 8am-3pm. This is a free clinic that offers a variety of resources including Dental Treatment, Basic Medical Exams, Eye Exams, and more. If you are in need of an updated physical, this would be a great opportunity to take advantage of a free service.

There is still time and room to sign up for the Brats and Brews House Party hosted by Leanne Van Horn.  This was one of the items at the auction that benefits Wilson Athletics. Please visit the following link for more information on how to sign up.

Mark your calendar now for Tuesday May 29th at 7pm for our Wilson High School Athletics Year End Celebration. We will host it in the auditorium. Going to be a night to celebrate our student-athletes and coaches for all of their work this year.

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.

Wilson Student-Athletes of the Week:

Lucy Quinn-Freshmen Track- Lucy had and incredible week at the JV District Meet. To start the day, she won the 1500 and then ran the 800 and won, both personal best times. She then competed in the long jump and finished 4th on her final jump.  She finished off the day running an incredible leg of the 4x400 to seal the race and help secure the Team Championship Title.

Kaden Leeper-Sophomore Track-Kaden had an outstanding day at the JV District Meet winning both the Shot Put and the Discus competitions scoring 20 points and securing the Team Championship Title. Both throws were personal bests!

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