Coach Brothers to Retire

Coach Paul Brothers is hanging up his whistle as the Head Coach of the Lady Wolverine Basketball program.  After 21 years at Willamette (and over 30 years in coaching Girls Basketball) - Paul Brothers is retiring to a new job – that of a full-time Grandpa!  “I’m just missing too much of my grandkids activities and thought it was a good time to just be a Grandpa”, say Paul Brothers.  “I’m going to miss the kids a great deal – but there never is a good time to hang it up – so I’m making the decision to do this now.”

Willamette’s Associate Head Coach Lance Haas has also resigned as the Girls Co-Head Coach having served at Willamette since 1997.  “It’s time for me to pursue other educational opportunities, but there is no better place to coach than Willamette High School,”, says Coach Haas.

Willamette will begin a search for a new Head Girls Basketball Coach immediately – and for the first time in a long, long time – the off-season will be gin without two of the best of the best.  Thank You to Coach Brothers and Coach Haas for their service and dedication to the Lady Wolverines. 

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Games Cancelled Today

The return of the rain has cancelled our JV Baseball at Churchill and JV Softball vs Churchill today, Thursday, April 17th.  No make-up date has yet been selected.

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Updated Schedules now posted

We’ve had several changes in recent days – updated schedules are now in place.  Contact Barry Bokn in the Athletic office if you have questions. 

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Several games scheduled for Monday, March 31 have been changed due to rain: JV Baseball is postponed and rescheduled for  Friday, April 4 Varsity Baseball is postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1

JV Softball is still at Lowell HS, 4:30 pm and Varsity Softball is still at Sheldon HS, 5 pm

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Spring Break Schedule

Many of our teams are keeping busy over the break with the following schedule:

March 24-25

WHS JV Baseball at Cascade HS Tournament

March 26-29

WHS Varsity Baseball at Volcanoe Baseball Tourney (Salem Oregon)

March 27

V/JV Softball hosting South Medford (D/H) 1 and 2:30 pm

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Varsity and JV Baseball has been rained out for Monday, March 17 at South Albany and has been RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18!

JV Softball was also rained out on Monday and has not yet been rescheduled.  The Varsity Softball team will play South Albany at home today, 5 pm! 

Good Luck Wolverines! 

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The Lady Wolverines won the 5A Girls Basketball State Championship on Saturday, March 15th at Matt Knight Arena!  Willamette defeated Corvallis in the Championship Game – 63-45 capping a 26-1 season which also has a 23 game winning streak! 

The Lady Wolverines never trailed in the Championship game – and Coaches Paul Brothers and Lance Haas have another State Title to add to the other three that the Wolverines have won in the past 8 years! 

Seniors Lexi Bando and Sami Osborne were selected to the All Tournament first team; and Sophomore Autumn Baumgartner earned a 2nd team honor.  Congratulations to the Lady Wolverines! 

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The Lady Wolverines defeated Lebanon today in the 5A Girls Basketball semi-finals at Matt Knight Arena and earned a spot in the State Championship game on Saturday, March 15 – 6:30 pm.

Willamette will play the winner of the Corvallis vs Hermiston contest!  Today’s victory didn’t come easy with the Warriors closing the game to just 7 points before Willamette rattled of 7 straight points to coast to the victory. 

Congratulations to Coaches Paul Brothers and Lance Haas and to the Lady Wolverines who now will be able to defend last year’s State Championship! 

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Willamette is proud to announce that Corrie Sizemore has been hired as the Athletic Trainer for the Spring Sport season.  Corrie has a successful history in the medical, physical therapy and Athletic Training field and is excited to be at Willamette High School.  Her first day was Wednesday, March 12.  You can contact Corrie with questions after 1 pm each day at (541) 461-6401 ext. 4149.

Welcome to Willamette Corrie! 

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The Lady Wolverines advanced to the FINAL FOUR for the 3rd consecutive year with their victory yesterday over the Wilson Trojans 50-18.

Willamette got off to a slow offensive start, but continued their suffocating defense as they shut down the Trojan offense by holding them to just one field goal in the 2nd half!  Lexi Bando lead the Wolverines with 18 points and 4 steals. 

Willamette will play the Lebanon Warriors on Friday, 1:30 pm at Matt Knight Arena in the semi-final game.  Willamette has already met the Warriors this season, beating them back in December.  However as Willamette learned last year, anything can happen at State Tournament time – and no opponent is every overlooked. 

Four bus loads of students attended the event at Matt Knight Arena and will be in force for Friday’s game as well!  Good luck Lady Wolverines! 

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