Ranked third in the state, Willamette’s volleyball team has moved on to the round of 16 in the 6A state playoffs.
Wil-Hi swept Tigard in three games Wednesday, and advances to face South Eugene Saturday night. Willamette beat South twice during the regular season, both by 3-1 scores.
WHS was again led by senior outside hitter Alycia Wodke with 21 kills.
Meanwhile, the seasons continue for the WHS soccer teams. The Willamette girls will travel to Sherwood Saturday, and the boys are at 4th ranked Westview.
For the second consecutive year the Willamette volleyball team is advancing to the state playoffs. WHS is at home Wednesday against Tigard, the 5th place team from the Three Rivers League.
The Wolverines surprised everyone last season by advancing all the way to the 5A title game in the first state playoff appearance in school history.
Moving up to the 6A level, Willamette has won the Southwest Conference championship by going unbeaten in league play.
They start the playoffs rated as the #3 team in the 32 team field.
The change in seasons is a time of discovery for Bethel’s youngest students. A trip to the pumpkin patch, picking apples off of a tree, and a chance to learn outside of the classroom is a time-honored tradition that continues today.
Detering Orchards near Harrisburg is a busy place these days with busloads of excited kids, teachers and parents on their first field trip of the school year.
Tromping through the mud is part of the fun for some kids as they learn about apples and their uses, before moving on to the pumpkins and finally the fresh apple cider.
Thanks go out to our schools’ PTOs which often provide the transportation funds for these memorable field trips.
Science never looked so good to some happy Bethel students.
Willamette sophomore Hannah Holte and Prairie Mountain 8th grader Zach Lesh have each been presented with a new iPad air after winning a national science contest by ThermoFisher (formerly LifeTechnologies.)
WHS Teacher David Novak, Wil-Hi Junior Alexandra Gilbert, and Cole Taber from Prairie Mountain won local awards.
Students created science fair research projects or wrote essays which were judged by ThermoFisher scientists. The contest is designed to promote better science curricula across the nation and the increased use of current Biotechnology in science classrooms.