The Lady Wolverine Volleyball Team began league play in the new Southwest Conference with a 3-0 victory over the Sheldon Irish at the Wolverine Den on Tuesday night. In front of a packed house, Willamette started strong and never looked back! Behind the powerful offensive play of SR Alycia Wodke and some strong setting by JR Alyssa Gayle, Willamette never trailed in a well played match. SR Libero Tory Bennett anchored the defense and Coach Brian Wodke couldn’t have been more pleased with his team. “The Southwest Conference is loaded with very good Volleyball Teams and I believe we are one of them”, said Coach Wodke. Willamette hosts North Medford on Thursday, September 11. Game time is 6:45 pm.
Willamette officially began the 2014 campaign today when the Lady Wolverine Volleyball team traveled to Thurston for a Varsity Jamboree.
Friday the Soccer teams will play West Salem HS (Girls at West Salem and Boys at home) – all games at 2 pm on Friday
The Varsity Football team travels to Lebanon for a Jamboree on Friday night beginning at 6 pm. We’ll play host Lebanon and South Albany HS in a scrimmage type event where each team has a certain number of plays on both sides of the ball.
Schedules can be found by going to the TEAM SCHEDULE drop down menu and navigating to the sport of your choice. As changes occur, schedules will be updated. Contact the athletic office if you have questions.
Willamette will host the Fall Sport Parent night on Tuesday, August 26 at 6 pm at Wolverine Stadium.
Ice Cream will be hosted by the Bethel Booster Club and applications will be available for new members to come out and join the best support group in the Bethel School District.
Tonight is an opportunity to meet your child’s coach, the Athletic Trainer and receive some updates on how the Fall Practice is going. Some teams will also be scrimmaging tonight as part of the festivities.
Hope to see you in attendance!
Willamette High School will be having our Fall Sport Athletic Registration on Tuesday, August 12 at the following times:
8 am – Dance and Water Polo
8:30 am – Cross Country
9:00 am – Volleyball
9:45 am – Boys Soccer
10:30 – Girls Soccer
11:15 – Cheerleaders
1 pm – Football
Athletic Packets are available in main office at Willamette High School. Parents can complete and sign the forms and send payment with their athlete to registration. Contact the main office if you have any questions.
School may be ending for the year, but the activities at Willamette High School are far from over. Hundreds of kids participate in Summer time activities and most of these are open to any Willamette Student who would like to stay connected, in shape and get ready for next year’s sport season! Please contact one of the following coaches for additional information:
FOOTBALL – Coach Adam Kennybrew: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS BASKETBALL – Coach Chad Carpenter: email@example.com
CROSS COUNTRY – Coach Doug Tucker: firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS SOCCER – Coach Thomas Goodman: email@example.com
GIRLS SOCCER – Coach Christine Guldager: Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Class of 2014, who tonight make their final appearance as a Willamette High School student when they walk across the stage to accept their Diploma for a job well done!
This year’s class has had many amazing accomplishments – and certainly will be remember as one of the most talented groups to ever wear a Wolverine uniform. This admirer certainly is aware that there are notable partner’s to the success of the Class of 2014 (i.e. underclassmen) – but here’s just a few of the memories that I will share with the Class of 2014:
- State Finals and 2nd place for WHS Volleyball Team (first ever appearance in the State Finals)
- League and State Girls Basketball Champions (Back-to-Back State Champs)
- League Softball Champions (first time since 1988) and Quarterfinalist in the OSAA State Tourney
- Undefeated Dual Meet Record for WHS Girls Track Team – many State Qualifiers include League Champions Kelsie Loomis in 200M; TeAnna Brooks in Shot Put; and many other Senior State Qualifiers in other events.
- Many All League and All State selections who have been recognized by coaches from around the state as among the Best of the Best!
Congratulations to the Class of 2014 – a wonderful group of student-athletes who have made the most of their four year experience at Willamette High School!
The Lady Wolverines ended their season on Friday in the OSAA Quarter-final game at Hood River Valley. Willamette pitcher held the Eagles to one hit – but the hit was a home run giving Hood River a 1-0 victory. Willamette had 4 hits – but couldn’t bring across a run.
Coach Hatefi couldn’t be more proud of this year’s team – and will plan an end-of-year banquet sometime this week! Congratulations Lady Wolverines!
The Lady Wolverine Softball team advanced to the OSAA State Softball Quarter-finals on with their solid 8-1 victory at Bend High School on Wednesday, May 28!
The girls got off to a quick start, scoring 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning, and behind some outstanding pitching by Sophomore Alyssa Gayle, some solid defense by the entire team, and some clutch hitting by Senior Heidi Hall, the Wolverines cruised to the win.
Willamette will now travel to Hood River on Friday to take on the #2 Eagles for a 4:30 contest. Coach Darren Hatefi believes his girls are peaking at the right time, and is excited for another opportunity to advance to the State Semi-Finals! Good luck Lady Wolverines!
For the 2nd consecutive year, Madalyn Ardueser is the Midwestern League Girls Golf Champion and will represent Willamette High School (along with teammate Heather Marin-Morales) at the 5A OSAA Girls Golf State Championship next week (May 19-20) at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, OR.
Ardueser shot an amazing 68 (4 under par) in her final round to win medalist honors for the 2nd year. Ardueser, a JR is hoping to improve on last year’s 6th place finish at the State Tournament. The Girls Golf team is coached by Dave Zech and Geoff Steiner.
On the boys side, Connor Drath qualified for the 5A Boys State Tournament next week at Quail Valley Golf Club (Banks, OR) after finishing tied for 4th place the MWL Boys District Championships held at Tokatee Golf Club. Connor’s 2-day total was 159, and will play at state for the 2nd consecutive year. The Boys team fell 12 strokes short (672) as Churchill qualified as the 2nd place team (660) and Marist won the Team Title with a 613.
Congratulations to the Lady Wolverine Softball Team who by defeating Springfield 21-1 on Tuesday secured the first League Softball Title since 1988. Congratulations to Head Coach Darren Hatefi and Asst. Lissa Rutter and Megan Manis for their terrific season!