The Willamette girls soccer team reached the final four in 5A soccer for the second year in a row.
The Lady Wolverines fell just short of the state championship game with a 2-1 loss to Sherwood Tuesday. Willamette’s tying goal with 13 minutes left was waved off due to an offside call.
Willamette’s girls and boys soccer teams also dominated the annual league honors, with Christine Guldager and Tom Goodman selected as Coaches of the Year.
Brittany Glassow and David Diaz are the Midwestern League Players of the Year. Six other Willamette girls and four WHS boys were also named to the first and second All-League teams.
Bethel voters have given their strong support for the district’s bond measure with an impressive 72% Yes vote. It is the widest margin of victory on record in Bethel.
The $49.5 million bond will bring significant improvements and updates that will positively impact every Bethel student and every school without increasing anyone’s tax rate.
Fairfield and Malabon elementary schools will be completely replaced. Modern science classrooms will be built at Willamette High School.
There will be much-needed new textbooks and updated computers throughout the district.
Repairs, upgrades and safety improvements will also take place throughout the district over the next several years.
The Willamette boys and girls soccer teams have won consecutive league championships.
Both teams claimed the Midwestern League for the first time in school history last year and now have repeated as champs.
The WHS boys beat Marist 3-2, and the Willamette girls shut out Churchill 2-0 to clinch first place.
Both Willamette teams will advance to the state playoffs.
The Willamette volleyball team also opened the post-season with a victory over Putnam Monday night. WHS advances to the next round against Summit High School in Bend Saturday.
Voters looking for the Bethel school bond measure will need to check the back side of their ballot. Down at the bottom – one of the very last issues – is the Bethel School District bond measure, #20-209.
It reads: 20-209 Bonds to repair, update, replace facilities; maintains existing tax rate.
The official ballot title refers to how the Bethel School Board crafted the bond measure in such a way that it will not increase anyone’s tax rate.
Click here for more information on the Bethel bond.