Silverton’s Defense Shuts Down Churchill In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton had to wait a few extra minutes to start their 2019-2020 campaign as their JV team went to double overtime against Churchill Wednesday night at home. And though they had a slow half to their season opener, the Foxes pulled away in the second half for the 59-38 victory over…

New Era Kicks Off For Dallas Boys Basketball Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There’s nerves obviously on the eve of the season for Jordan Sollman as he enters his first game as Varsity Head Coach in eight years at Dallas High School. “A lot of it is just excitement.  You’ve only been going at it for about two weeks here in the…

Young Bulldogs Season Starts Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore–  For what it was worth, outside of the tough finish against Stayton in the third-fifth place game in the 4A playoffs, Woodburn’s fifth-place finish was a good foundation for the program moving into this season. The trick will be this year, with them graduating all but two returners from…

Year Two Of The New PacWest

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The biggest difference in their 65-55 loss to Santiam Christian in the first round of the 3A playoffs was their rebounding game. “Boxing out, it’s important because last year we played Santiam Christian, they got a lot of second chance points and it helped us not win the game,…

Sprague Host First Fanfest Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first time ever, Sprague held their fanfest Monday night on home court, showing off their basketball squads for the upcoming season. The Varsity girls, who start their season Wednesday at Reynolds, they were a few laughs as they went through the paces of a live game with crowd…

Heppner Takes Battle Of Defenses Over Kennedy For 2A Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HERMINSTON, Ore.–  This was what you hoped for when the two best defense’s in 2A met Saturday afternoon at Herminston. When Jayden Wilson scored from two-yards out to push Heppner’s lead to 12-0 with 5:35, Wilson’s 57-yard scamper on the second play of the game was the lone scoring strike by…

St. Paul Finishes Second In 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HERMINSTON, Ore.—Think about it, for Seniors like a Mitch Curtis, TJ Crawford or Saul Martinez, being in the playoffs this late in the year has become an expectation. Their sophomore year, St. Paul were semi-finalist in 2A and were State Finalist their Junior and now Senior seasons. “It’s something cool to…

The Beard Signs To Multnomah University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The dream for Robbie Phillips to play at the collegiate level has came to fruition when he said his Letter of Intent to play soccer at Multnomah University Friday afternoon at the Capital FC soccer facilities. What is even cooler for the Dallas Senior as he just had wrapped…

Farr, Capital FC Host ‘Thankful For Goalkeeper’ Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Jordan Farr is use to pressure as he returns home after playing with the USL’s Indy Eleven in Indianapolis, Indiana this past season where he had five clean sheets to his name. It’s been two years since his Senior Season with Corban University where he set the career record…

Santiam Mixture Of Young And Old Looks For Pay-Off In 2019-20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–At the 2A level, it’s hard to replace two starters and a key bench player from a deep playoff push as Santiam Boys Basketball has to this season. Jesse Sendlinger and Trevor Whitmire started with Dustin Keys coming off the bench as the three racked up 191 of the…

Looking To Their Youth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–One thing is for sure, Santiam Girls Head Coach David Plotts will make sure his Wolverines Basketball Varsity squad will be ready to go come game day this season to the best of their abilities. Losing five seniors is no easy task to fill. Filling the shoes of Jasmyn…

West Salem Builds Off Of Eye-Opening Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering the new decade ahead this season, last year’s 15-10 overall season that saw the West Salem Boys Basketball team advance to their sixth-straight 6A Postseason was a good experience builder entering this season. For a program looking to make a push towards the postseason and the Chiles Center,…