Spring Athletics: A Season of Success

Spring Athletics: A Season of Success

Congratulations to all of our spring sports athletes for another successful season!

Girls lacrosse won the Portland Interscholastic League and entered the state playoffs as the #3 seed. After defeating St. Mary's in the quarterfinals, the girls lost to the eventual state champions in the semifinals. Ruby H. ‘27 was named first team all state, Ellie J. ‘25, Ruby M. ‘25, Jojo K. ‘26 were named second team.

After finishing last in the Columbia League in 2023, the boys lacrosse team won the league title this spring. They defeated Corvallis and Lincoln in the playoffs but eventually lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual state champs. Aaren S. ‘25 was named first team all state, Jack A. ‘26 and Ellis H. ‘24 were named second team, and Cameron F. ‘27 third team.

The girls and boys tennis teams won their league and district championships. Five doubles teams and three singles players qualified for the state tournament. Both the boys and the girls finished second in state! Lucas O. ‘25 and Richard L. ‘24 placed second in state in doubles and Mason D. ‘26 placed fourth in singles. Ella L. ‘26 made it to the state quarterfinals in singles.

OES Track and Field continued to set new records. This year's girls team had more OES all time top 10 finishes than any previous team in school history. Eleven athletes qualified at districts and competed at Hayward Field in Eugene for the State Meet. Ronan G. ‘26 won the state 1500 and 3000 meter races with a times of 4:04.35 and 8:58.94, respectively, and Matthew I. ‘25 placed first in the pole vault. Lauren T. ‘25 took second in the 1500 with a time of 4:48.35 and Morgan M. ‘24 placed second in the 3000 with a time of 10:26.28. Kate V. '27 and Uma K. '25 also earned points for the girls program.

Boys golf finished third in districts and qualified for the state tournament for the fourth year in a row and the girls golf team is showing promise with a young group of up-and-coming ninth graders.

“This season was a great example of how important all four classes are towards an OES team's overall success,” said Athletic Director and Boys Lacrosse Coach Dennis Sullivan. “We had freshmen golfers and lacrosse players make an immediate impact for their teams. Track & Field and tennis relied heavily on sophomores and juniors to help them have success at the state level. This wouldn't be possible if the seniors were not such dynamic and compassionate leaders. Our seniors model daily their power for good and they set the standard for all of our classes down to the third grade lacrosse teams on how to represent OES to the greater Portland community.”

Some photos courtesy of John Holloran and Jeff S. ‘25.