• Sports 1938

    1938 Boy's Baseball

    The Lions got off to a fine start by beating Dallas in the first league game, but went into a slump after that and lost several games in a row. However, as the season progressed and the batting improved, they held their own very well. The team was never beaten by very large scores, and many times the game went on as far as fourteen innings, only to be lost by a streak of hard luck. Coach Brown had one of the best infields in the league and the only thing that held the team back was the inability to bunch up the hits when they were needed most. The team had a strong fighting spirit and was a ball club that West Linn can be rightly proud of. 


    Henry Staben - Pitcher, Fred Metcalf - Pitcher, Dick Kern - Pitcher, Sonny Martin - Catcher,

    Ted McMurren - First Base, Willie Wilson - Second Base, Dix Dagget - Third Base, Roy Nealeigh - Short Stop, Ernie Campbell - Outfield, George Ekerson - Outfield, Bill Tripp - Outfield, Merle Aden - Outfield



    1938 Boy's Basketball


    Because of the lack of lettermen and veterans on the squad, this year's basketball team didn't fare so well, winning only one game during the season. Only one player was a senior, the rest being juniors and sophomores. The team showed a real fighting West Linn spirit during every game, and never once did they stop driving until the final whistle was blown. With nearly every man on the squad back next year,

    West Linn's basketball team should be something to be proud of.





    Art Cox, Senior - Lester Bradley - Junior, "Spud" Ellis - Junior, "Karb" Karbonski - Junior, Bob Watson - Junior,

    Willie Wilson - Junior, Kent Bauersfeld - Sophomore, John Whitney - Sophomore



    1938 Boy's Football


    Considering the fact that Coach Brown had only five lettermen around with which to build a team, the Lion football squad turned in a good account of themselves for the season. In Willamette Valley League play, West Linn was beaten by only Independence and Silverton, and they beat Dallas, Newburg, Canby, Woodburn, and Molalla, and ended in a tie with Silverton for second place in the league standings.



    First Row: Barry, Daggett, Ekerson, Kent, Hannegan, Mathiot, Martin.

    Second Row: McMurren, Meldrum, Meissner, Thames, Tripp, Trierweiler, Saulsbury.

    Third Row: Staben, Whitney.


     1938 Golf


    James Ray, Jack Stewart, Kent Bauersfield, Jim Odis, Paul Merrick, Jean Mead, Beth Miller, "Sis" MILLIKEN, Mary Jane Moore, and Elmo Cash made up this year's golf team.

    1938 Swimming


    Milln, Albers, Ness, Cissman, Thomas, Hughes, Blackman, Blyth, Redhead, and Knoll made up this year's swimming team.
    1938 Track and Field 
    Under the direction of Mr. Fors, the track team has had one of the most successful seasons in its history. Their managers include Jimmy Zivney, and Bill Cook. Doyle Seely is the Track Team's captain. 


    Tom Arthur, Virgil Baker, Howard Ballieu, Dan Borland, Jack Burdick, John Burgess, Glenn Campbell,

    George Carrienton, Arthur Cox, Jim Davis, Billy Echeson, Bob Evans, Ernest Kahle, Stanley Karbonski,

    Arthur Klinger, Arthur Lange, Lowell Marxer, James McLardy, Jack Meissner, Jim Milln, Darwin Murray,

    Harold Ness, Jim Peterson, Charles Powers, Vittz-James Ramsdell, James Ray, Marshal Ryan,

    Roy Saulsbury, Doyle Seely - Captain, Keith Sheppard, Robert Steffen, Ben Titus, Charles Thames,

    Earl Thomas, Tony Ulsky, Fred Wiedaman, Martin Wishard, Wayne Blair


    1938 Wrestling

    This year's league champion wrestling team was made up of the following boys:


    Young, Whitney, Wichard, Thomas, Meissner, Tripp, Matcalf, Louis, Martin, Doty, EKERSON, Graver, Woodworth, and Hollenbeck.


    1938 Coaches

    West Linn High School can boast of having five of the finest coaches obtainable. We are proud to have them on our staff.




    Mr. Brown is terminating his eleventh year as coach of football, basketball, and baseball. In the last several years he has been aided by Mr. Nixon. Miss Moshberger is the coach of all girl's athletics. Mr. Fors is in charge of the track team and Mr. Richmond head of all the minor sports such as tennis, golf, and swimming.

    Smokey and Sis have led the student body in giving the teams the support they needed.


    First Row: Anderson, Moshberger, Milliken.


    Second Row: Fors, Nixon, Richmond, Brown.

    1938 "O" Club 
    The "O" club is an organization of the boys who have earned a major letter. A major letter includes only football, basketball, baseball, track, and wrestling.