Thinking Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If the ball would’ve bounced their away against Chemawa and if Blake Lackner didn’t go off in the second half of the game at Gervais in 2016, the Cougars would have found themselves battling their way through the PacWest Conference League Playoff Picture under then-first year Head Coach Ben…

Short Bench, But Experience Coming Back For North Marion GBB In 2K17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  With roughly eight girls in the gym Thursday night practicing and another on the sidelines due to recovery from an injury, North Marion know the challenges ahead for the 2017 season. Last year was their best season in years, finished sixth in 4A under first-year Head Coach Trevor Bodine,…

Learning From Last Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– They were a few minutes away from advancing to the Field of 32 for the first-time since the 2013-2014 season up two-possessions on Madison in the Play-In Game before the Senators rallied to deny McKay of their first-time back into the bracket in years. The experience was a good…

For The Love Of The Game: Wright’s Signing Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  She was vocal about how nervous she was about the ceremony Wednesday afternoon during lunch as they waited for Athletic Director Heidi Hermansen to come in as she showed a shaky hand to a few of her teammates and friends in the crowd from the table. Cascade’s Halle Wright…

Cascade Eighth Graders Finish Undefeated

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There was something special about the eighth graders that came through Cascade Junior High School this year. The talent, attention to detail, the determination was hands-down help make the 2017 one of the best in the history of the program as the squad prepares for the move to the…

FOLLOW THE LEADER: Carlos, Ochoa To Lead Young Viks Wrestlers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Ian Carlos had accomplished his goal of getting a State Title on top of a District Title. Two day’s into his junior season, he still has that same fire and desire as he always had, but how is he re-tooling, re-foucsing himself after accomplishing his goals from last season?…

Photo Gallery: Cascade JV/JV2 Practice

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– A few pictures from Cascade’s second day of winter basketball. Photos By Jeremy McDonald

Rubio, Lara And Company Starts Up, Camargo, Alums Helping Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With practice starting for the wrestling season for the McKay Scots Wrestling team Monday afternoon, they find themselves in a similar situation as they were in this time last year: Young, but gaining experience with a room-full of athletes and a a room-full of coaches to help. “Last year…

From Breaking Records At SOU To Coaching High School Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  As the girls of Stayton Basketball walks off the court from their first-practice of the year, Wendi Nyquist was walking through a few questions she had with her fellow coaches under Lady Eagles Head Coach Darren Shyrock. Twenty years ago this year Nyquist, then Wendi Lamb, was a senior…

Bittersweet Ending To A Great Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– It was a sour end to what was a fantastic season as they saw Newport score the game-winning goal with six to go and seeing the Cubs defense throwing a monkey wrench into their plans to snap their State Title drought Saturday afternoon. Five seniors, many in which have…