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Wilson Athletics Weekly, February 24

02/25/2019, 2:45pm PST
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans!
The first day of Spring Sports is tomorrow and there is snow in the forecast! Crazy! Let’s hope that is passes and we get a somewhat dry day for the first day! I know the spring coaches and our student-athletes are excited for the start of the 2019 Season. The Spring Season is shaping up to be a fun and exciting season with a great group of returners and a solid freshmen class right behind them. A huge thanks to the Baseball Program and Lacrosse Program for getting the netting up at Wilson. We should have the new netting system for Rieke tomorrow.

Winter Sports Re-Cap
First off, I want to thank the Winter Coaching Staff for all they did this year to create positive, inclusive, and competitive programs this past winter season. The winter season is the longest season and our coaches gave a ton of time and energy to their programs and I can’t thank them enough for all the work they do. Next, a huge thank you to our student-athletes for committing to their studies, their programs, and representing our school with pride. We March On!

Men’s Basketball
The Men’s Basketball Program was on the road for their final two games of the regular season at Jefferson and Grant, two very good ball clubs. We came up short in our efforts but all levels continued to play hard throughout. Coach Cokley and his staff did an outstanding job with a great collection of guys who are committed, worked hard, and competed on a daily basis this year.  They are young group who has a bright future together and I am looking forward to watching the program grow.

Wrestling
The Wrestling Program capped off a great year with sending 4 Wrestlers to the State Meet this past weekend; Finn Whittaker, Jordan Taff, Jack Walker, Henry Williams. We didn’t have any Wrestlers place at the meet but the fact that they got there was an accomplishment in of itself. I can’t thank the Wrestling Coaches enough for the work that they put in creating a culture of accountability, inclusiveness, and competitiveness. They have continually improved with Coach Schmidt at the helm and I am looking forward to seeing the program grow next year with a strong group of returners. And the work that the coaches are putting in to the youth program continues to pay off as well!

Swimming
Our Swimming Program capped off another great year with Greta Cannon placing at the State Swim Meet and the program battled it out this year in league with some big wins! Our Swim Coaches continue to create a positive, competitive, and inclusive swim program. With a strong group of returners, they are poised to build upon their successes from this past season.

Ski/Snowboard
Both teams are gearing up for their run at the state tournament. The Ski Team will be competing March 6-8 at Mt. Bachelor and the Snowboard team will be at Mt. Hood Meadows March 12-16.

Unified Basketball
The Unified Basketball Team wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a big win at Forest Grove this past week. They will be playing at the State Tournament on March 2nd in Wilsonville. Their first two opponents are Grant and Sherwood.

Women’s Basketball
The Women’s Basketball Program capped off the regular season with two home games with Jefferson and Grant. The program went 1-1 for the week winning against Jefferson and battling it out with Grant. The program had an outstanding year this year finishing 3rd in league play with an overall record of 16-8. The team finished 3rd in the state for scoring defense as well! They will be traveling to Grants Pass on Wednesday for the 1st Round of the State Playoffs. A huge thanks to the Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff for creating such a positive, inclusive, and competitive program in their first year!

Academic All-State
The OSAA recognizes team GPA’s for their Academic All-State Teams. Below are our Team GPA’s and the All-State Teams will be released on a later date-

  • Men’s Basketball                              3.54
  • Women’s Basketball                        3.76
  • Men’s Swimming                             3.77
  • Women’s Swimming                       3.80
  • Wrestling                                          3.32

Spring Sports Parent Meetings
Mark your calendars for March 6th at 6pm for the Spring Sports Parent Meetings. On this night, individual programs will be meeting with you, the parents, to go over the year, expectations, schedules, and any other pertinent information. This is an important night for each program to ensure proper communication and answer any questions that you might have as well.

PCA Leadership Summit
We had a great turnout for the PCA Leadership Summit on Thursday. Joe Schaumburg, from the Positive Coaching Alliance, did an outstanding job of giving tips, tools, and wisdom about what it takes to be an effective leader.

A message from the Booster Club
Volunteer for concessions today!  The Wilson Booster Club manages concession sales at games. All profits are returned to Wilson clubs and sports. In order to offer concessions, volunteers are needed to prepare and sell hot dogs, popcorn, etc.  Sign up to help today at http://signup.com/go/VJ19f3.  No experience necessary!  If you are new to concession volunteering you'll be trained when you arrive. This is a fun way to give back to the Wilson community.

Spring Sports

If you are planning on going out for a Spring Sport, now is the time to get signed up early. Signing up early allows our office to ensure a smooth transition from winter to spring for our student-athletes but more importantly, it allows the coaches to start their respective seasons smoothly as well without having to worry about who is cleared and who is not. www.familyID.com

 

Team Just Cure It! - Wilson High School student athletes are raising money to help fight cancer!

Wilson High School sophomores Emma Laboe and Lily Conway are heading up team Just Cure It! as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student of the Year campaign.  This is a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Emma, Lily, and their team are asking for your support in helping them raising money for this incredible cause. 


Funds raised will not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need. Just click on the following link to help get us closer to a cure!

https://events.lls.org/oswim/PortlandSOY19/tjustcurei

 

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere we thank you for your support!

Let's go team "Just Cure It!"

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