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Every Story Has 3 Sides – Mine Is Always With The Athletes’- Colt Lyerla

Colt Lyerla showed up big at Pro Day.

Part of the job of being a top writer in the High School space is getting a chance to know the kids and their families.  Today at Portland State University I attended the NFL Pro Day which was right after the PSU Team work out.  As I watched the end of practice a flood of kids came up to say hello.  Most of those kids I have covered here at NWPR More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
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Beau Baldwin Shows Incredible Character Through Connection To Fallen Angel

Your going to have to watch this to understand why this is special.  Those of you that know me will know that this is special for me.  All of us close to Drew Swank and his family can appreciate this.  I More...

Blake Whitely went from a top Canadian Football Player to a Big Time US D-1 Tight End within a few months by attending a Junior College and playing one season.
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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Recruiting Stories – Blake Whitely Lands Texas Offer After 1 Year At JC

This story is yet another look at the many ways our NW kids make it on to college.  This is the 5th article we have written this month on alumni kids who have kicked, crawled, scratched, clawed, and battled More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Recruiting Stories – NWPR Alumni James Banks Is Ready To Move On

About a year ago a big hard hitting linebacker from Henry Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon was wrapping up a State Title run and thinking of his future.  James Banks was an All State Linebacker and had More...

Former Tigard Tiger Zach Floyd is tearing it up at Siskiyous JC!!
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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The Alumni Files- Zach Floyd Emerges At Siskiyou’s JC

In our continued quest to bring our readers the best stories in the NW region we continue to cover our Alumni.  Kids we covered in the past decade have already paved the road map for this years class and all More...

Lawyer Tillman is seen here last week holding the SEC Championship Trophy.  The story of how he made it there should give hope to a wave of kids trying to make it.
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Following Your Dreams Can Lead To Big Things- Just Ask Lawyer Tillman

Back in the 2010-2011 season we came to know a kid from North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington as he tore it up from the backfield and on special teams.  Lawyer Tillman is his name.  Many of you Washington More...

Scott Crichton is from Foss High School in Washington.  We covered Scott in his Junior Season and again in his Senior year.  The UW passed on him.  And the OSU Beaver has made them pay a few times.  NOw he is projecting as high as a top 20 Draft pick!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, December 1st, 2013
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NW Prep Football Alumni Rock The Division 1 In 2013

It’s been another great season of NW Prep Football in 2013 with Oregon down to 1 game and the WIAA Championships about to invade the Tacoma Dome next weekend.  It is going to be a really fun ending!  In More...

Former Bellevue Wolverine and now True Freshmen Myles Jack is starting at UCLA and making big play after big play!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Myles Jack Proves NW Prospects The Best- Watch This Video

Myles Jack is one of my all time favorite kids and I have been so blessed to have covered him from his 10th grade season on at Bellevue High School on.  The Wolverines super star Linebacker and Running Back More...

Thousands turned out to remember Officer Robert Libke of Oregon City!
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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Remembering Fallen Officer Robert Libke In Oregon City – Pics And Video

There are a lot of ways I can tell you a story.  But the story of fallen Oregon City Police Officer was already told all over the news.  He was shot and killed by an insane 88 year old man who killed his wife, More...

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