Sports Spotlight on West Linn basketball stand out Ashley Johnson, whose mission trip to Nicaragua changed her life – Oregonian story

(Originally written for The Oregonian SW Weekly section and published online Dec. 18, 2013 at: ASHLEY JOHNSON SPORTS SPOTLIGHT- Oregonian -Oregonlive.com)   “My coaches have always told me to never stop shooting the ball even when I’m not hitting my shots,”...

Sports Spotlight on Ryan Barber, a WL soccer player with dreams to travel the world – Oregonian story

(Originally written for OREGONIAN SPORTS SPOTLIGHT- RYAN BARBER) Ryan Barber (Photo by Alf Barber ) Age: 17 Hometown: West Linn Grade/school: Senior/West Linn High School Sport: Soccer Position: Midfielder/Forward Team name: West Linn Lions Coach: Greg Bean Highlights...

Sarah on her mom: “My beautiful mother, friend and role model…departed for Heaven”

My daughter Rachel emailed me from Tanzania asking if I had heard about Sarah and Michael’s mom, Kathy Bernert.   Heard what? I wondered, already fearing the worst.   Knots starting tying up in my stomach.   Sarah and Michael’s mom, Kathleen Carol Bernert, 51, had...

Artist Marlana Stoddard-Hayes advocates for the arts in digital world, offering show in Pearl District

(Written for The Oregonian, print edition of SW Metro Neighbors, published Oct. 9, 2013  Marlana Stoddard-Hayes 10-13-13 OREGONLIVE.COM Link) Email At age 2, Marlana Stoddard-Hayes began drawing with crayons on the walls of her rural Iowa home, and when her mother...

Coach makes good on his mohawk promise – Oregonian story

When Chad McHenry  of West Linn coached the Under 10 boys soccer team with the Oregon Soccer Academy, they won the blue playoffs U10 Premier Division at the Mount Hood Challenge in 2011. He moved on to coach for the Lake Oswego Soccer Club that year. This year, he...

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