Spring Sports Update

Tryouts and training have finished and spring sports have begun. Below are the highlights from the season, as of April 24. A more detailed look at each team’s schedule and roster can be found in the sports and schedules section of the Cardinal Times website.


Boys track & field

Boys track & field is nine meets in and they have recorded several high placing scores. The boys 4×800 relay team comprised of seniors Iban Tolba and Finn Chamberlain and juniors Samy Anderson and Harrison Talcott placed first at the Oregon Relays on April 23.

Senior Aiden Smith broke the school and district record in the 3000 meter race at the Oregon Relays and is ranked sixth in the country as of April 24.

“My training was very good and consistent following up to my races, so I went in with a lot of confidence,” said Smith. “I know a lot of the other guys I race so I decided to latch on and let them carry me to a good time and rank.”


Girls track & field

After nine meets against several different schools, girls track and field has put together a successful season.

Pole vaulter Nicole Prall is currently first in the state with a high school season record of 12 feet six inches. 

“I have been able to improve each year [at pole vaulting] by communicating with my parents and coaches to help create the best plans for workouts and practices,” said Prall.

The highlight of the season for many was the all time 4×800 relay time set at the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Varsity Relays. Lincoln recorded a time of 9:17.05, the best in the state and fourth in Oregon history. The team is made up of seniors Ellie Cook and Riley Cash, junior Eva Novy-Hildesley and sophomore Keira Saavedra.


Boys tennis

This season, boys tennis went to nationals and placed sixth overall, by winning and losing two matches. Coach Stuart Allen was very proud of this group as it was their best placement during his time at Lincoln.

“Up to this time, we’ve only won one match and we’ve placed 12th at best,” Allen said. “They really used that tournament to do well and are doing well in the league.”

Boys tennis hasn’t lost a match as of April 26 and Allen hopes to cap off the season with a state title.

“I’m optimistic this year that we could put this together and sneak in a championship,” said Allen.


Girls tennis

Girls tennis has played seven matches, winning five of them, two of the five being against Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) competition. 

Senior Gretta Thompson is one of the team captains.

“It’s been one of the rainiest seasons and there’s been weeks on end with no practice or matches. We haven’t played most of the schools that we need to play before districts so it’s all backed up and so if we have a week of nice weather we’ll have matches everyday,” Thompson said. “Luckily the rain has also allowed for team bonding activities!”


Boys lacrosse

Boys lacrosse currently has four wins and four losses. Junior Thomas Kenyon has been enjoying the season so far.

“I enjoyed spending time with the team during spring break in Bend and giving my teammates haircuts,” said Kenyon.

The team has an upcoming game against Ida B. Wells High School on April 29, 8 p.m. at Wells High School.


Girls lacrosse

Currently with six wins and one loss, girls lacrosse is first in their league. Senior Gabby Shaffer thinks that the team stacks up well against competitive teams.

“We have a great mix of defense and offense which helped us beat a lot of the league teams we’ve played,” Shaffer said.



In their season thus far, baseball currently has six wins and nine losses. They have played league rivals McDaniel, Cleveland and Wells twice each. 

Junior Luke Cordry’s favorite memory from the season was during spring break.

“Our trip to Arizona was the highlight of the season,” Cordry said. “It was a lot of fun.”

In the second half of the season, the team will play Roosevelt, Franklin, Grant and Benson.



Lincoln is currently fourth in the PIL with two wins and three losses. Junior Hailey Cordry plays shortstop for the team.

“We had a little bit of a rocky start but we are definitely working hard and working well together,” she said. “It’s been a lot of fun so far.”


Boys golf

Boys golf has won all of their tournaments in the PIL and is going to state. State is on May 16 and 17.

“The season is going really well, we have a really strong roster of people who continue to do well in PIL tournaments,” said junior Zakary Dallner.


Girls golf

This season, girls golf has endured rainy weather and less than optimal conditions, but they are still enjoying the season.

“Even though it’s been pretty wet and there have been bad conditions, it has still be great playing with the team,” said senior captain Sophia Marshall. 

Senior Nitsa Kehoe has attributed their success to the two new coaches, Kerry and Siriane Lawless.

“[They] make sure we always have what we need. Everyone is always super positive and encouraging.”



Rugby has currently won one game and three against the league’s eight teams. They play their next match against The Three Rivers team on Saturday April 30, 10:30 a.m. at Delta Park.

Calhoun Blackwell is a senior at Jesuit High School but plays for the Lincoln rugby team. He recognizes that the rugby team isn’t doing phenomenally well, but said they are “holding their own.”

“As a senior I feel like it’s a good season to end on. I like playing the game and bonding with my teammate[s] rather than winning,” Blackwell said.