Everyone goes through adversity, what separates them is how they handle it

Adversity is a word that is thrown around loosely and non chalantly.  I’m sure you could ramble off at least 5 cliché’s about adversity just off the top of your head.  “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up”.  That’s one I’ve heard since my first athletic days and have heard nonstop ever since.  Yes, it’s a true statement, sort of.  To keep getting up means…

August 21, 2011
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Alex Matthews – The next great signal caller out of Lake Oswego

The best QB in the Northwest no one’s heard about is Alex Matthews.  A senior to be at Lake Oswego this year, Alex saw minimal action as a junior.  But don’t let stats or playing time fool you, Alex is a D1 QB for sure.  Anyone that’s seen or kept up with the NIKE and Barton Football Combine and Camp circuit this spring and summer are very familiar with Alex. He has literally…

August 21, 2011
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Bryson / Prince / Kearsley / Russo – The factory that is known as Aloha Football

If you ask anyone that played in the Metro League in the 90’s or early 2000’s about Aloha High School football, they laugh.  It was a guaranteed win when playing them, and they were essentially an afterthought.  Those days are long gone, as Aloha is a name that commands fear and respect.  What Chris Casey has done is nothing less than remarkable.  Coming off a State Championship season, Aloha might even be better this…

August 21, 2011
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Caleb Smith commits to Oregon State University

They say it’s not the final destination that matters, but rather the journey. If you ask Caleb Smith or his parent’s, they’d tell you differently. For Smith, a 6’6” 250lb. TE from Kentridge High School in Washington, the whole point of his recruiting journey was to find his destination. And on Saturday, he found just that in Corvallis, Oregon with the OSU Beavers. The 2nd high profile recruit to commit…

August 21, 2011
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UW Event – Oregon / Washington Dream Team

The Barton Premier Marketing Event at UW put the Northwest on the map with one of the top camps in the country…400 plus kids attended the event, 31 of which had Division 1 offers. (Ten of those 31) had already committed.

Ninety percent of the kids on the Top 100 from each state were in attendance. It set the stage for what we now know as NEI..Here is a

August 21, 2011
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