The boys varsity soccer team faces OES for the state title after beating St. Mary's of Medford 1-0.
Game time for the boys: Saturday, 1 p.m., Wilsonville HS.
The girls varsity soccer team won their semifinal match against Sisters, 4-3, and take on Gladstone for the championship.
Game time for the girls: Saturday, 6 p.m., Wilsonville HS.
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Come cheer on the mighty Eagles as they play for the state championships!
Video of game-winning shot from the boys semifinal game against St. Mary’s of Medford. Thanks go to Jennifer Davies, parent of alumni, for shooting video.
This has been the most successful fall season in decades for Upper School athletics with four out of our five varsity teams making the state playoffs. After more than thirty years without a state berth, our girls volleyball team completed the regular season with a 13-1 record, going into the seeding game on November 4. A win on November 7 will take them to the state tournament in Eugene on November 13 and 14.
The boys varsity soccer team finished as league champions with a 7-0 sweep of the competition, sending them into the league playoffs as the number one seed against OES on November 4, and a spot in the first round of state competition on November 10.
Our girls soccer team also completed their league season as champions with a 9-1 record and secured an automatic berth to the state playoffs. They will play Valley Catholic on November 3 to determine who enters the state tournament as the first and second seeds from our league.
The girls cross-country team repeated as district champions. On November 7 at Lane Community College, they will attempt to wrestle the state title away from St Mary’s of Medford who narrowly won last year’s championship.
The Middle School has seen wide participation in sports this year with athletes competing in cross-country, soccer, and girls volleyball, The girls Blue volleyball team made it to the league semi-finals before being eliminated in a close match. The boys Blue soccer team competes for the league championship next week.
From the fall 2009 Caller
AWARDS TO OUR TEACHERS
7th grade history teacher Paul Monheimer was awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching from the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to conduct research in Israel. He plans to spend the spring semester in Israel researching and creating meaningful virtual exchanges, using graphic software to overcome language barriers. . . . Upper School Spanish teacher Lauren Reggero-Toledano received a grant from the American Immigration Law Council to work with students on a project about the Hispanic presence in Oregon during the Great Depression and today. Students will create interactive, multimedia presentations for display at Teatro Milagro/Miracle Theater.
Ainhoa Maiz '09 and Rivfka Shenoy '09 take second place in doubles. Congratulations to the boys and girls tennis teams.
The Catlin Gabel Eagles faced the OES Ardvaarks on a beautiful fall night. The varsity boys made a valiant effort, but lost 2-0. The JV boys were victorious at 1-0. The fans, including plenty of alumni and guests from OES, enjoyed a festive night of soccer, barbecue, and entertainment by the jazz band and the dance club. Senior soccer players and their parents were honored.
By Len Carr '75
Physical education classes do more than teach skills: they allow students to do their best physically; relate to classmates in a positive, active, and engaged manner; and understand interpersonal dynamics. PE classes honor personal growth and promote a healthy competitive spirit, social presence, cooperative behavior, discipline, and responsibility. In this sense, PE shares the values of the entire school.
Active involvement in organized athletics is an essential part of experiential education, promoting students’ well-rounded development as they challenge their perceived limitations. Among the lessons students learn through athletics are developing confidence and leadership skills while learning the value of teamwork and fair play, and learning to accept differences in their peers’ ability levels and work with others to accomplish specific and well-defined goals.
The idea of community and the relationship between student and teacher is fostered daily through PE and athletics: coaches work with athletes outside their specific season, and PE teachers help kids with particular skills. Sometimes classroom teachers are the coaches, creating truly special bonds. Teachers at the school respect student athletes and understand the need for physical education and the connection between physically active bodies and alert, active, sharp minds.
|Athletics provide a challenge--and pure fun--for these Middle School students|