Stayton’s D Slows Down Woodburn In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– For the first 10 minutes of the game, Stayton controlled the pace of the game with their height, feeding Kaleb Anundi early and often against Woodbutn as the Eagles opened a 22-11 lead on the Bulldogs in their 68-51 win Thursday. Both teams had their primary weapons, but Stayton’s…

Newport Holds Off Cascade Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Cascade came out strongly after how the first half ended with a 6-0 run to turn a 18-11 into a 18-17 deficit two minutes into the third quarter against the defensive Newport team. Camryn Boyles helped with the charge with two assist and a steal the helped spark the…

McNary Rallies From 17-Point Deficit For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– You play the whole 32 minutes for a reason. Down 25-8 after one quarter with nothing going their way, McNary came out for the second with a fiery passion that got them back into the game by halftime. Defense shutdown the Bend shooters that went off in the opening…

Kennedy Rolls By Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Kennedy had a plan for Sheridan’s shooters: Give them nothing easy. They were inspired by their loss Friday to Chemawa and though they gave up seven early, first half fouls in their 63-44 win over the Spartans, the Trojans smothered Sheridan’s shooters and relied on their shooters in Luke…

Jefferson Halts East Linn’s Comeback, #4 Oakland Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  That zone defense that East Linn Christian Academy created some issues for the Jefferson offense Saturday afternoon at home. But nonetheless, the back-end of a back-and-back game saw the Lions lead 31-26 at the halftime break after Jefferson finished the half on a 20-8 run in their 57-50 home…

#6 Stayton Boys Improves To 3-0 In League After Win Over #8 Huskies

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  The Sixth-ranked Stayton defense had to account for  the eighth-ranked Sweet Home’s shooters in their 62-25 win on the road Friday night. Their defense didn’t just slow down the Huskies (11-3, 0-3 Oregon West Conference) shooters, they suffocated them out of the game from the halfway through the…

McNary Hangs On Versus West Salem 42-39

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— With both squads coming into Friday’s Mountain Valley Conference game with some momentum at hand, West Salem Girls winners of four of their last six games and McNary winners of their last three, there was a sense that it was going to be an interesting game. The Celtics Leah…

Dallas Wrestling Over Central On Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas early and often found pins against their final Central for their Senior Night Thursday Night in The Den. In fact, of the first five of six matches were pins as they built a 30-6 match lead over the Panthers with the lone points for Central early on came…

Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So, this is the first week of me doing predictions. I’ll try to do a girls game and a guys game with a score every Thursday/Friday night of certain games at classifications. Here’s Week 1’s: 6A BOLD PREDICTION  Boys: Sprague over #2 South Salem 65-62.  I like Sprague’s height versus the Saxons…

Sprague Takes Senior Night 59-12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It seems weird to have Senior Night this early in the season, but nonetheless Sprague would have still put on a show for their home-crowd  Wednesday night when they hosted McKay as they honored their Seniors. With athletes like Santos Cantu III and Landon Davis out healing up for…

Bertsch, West Salem Open Up League With Win Over McKay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem slowly saw their once double-digit lead trickle down to three as McKay’s Danica Cheremnov got the Lady Scots a one-possession game at 36-33 with 2:34 left in the third quarter of both squads Mountain Valley Conference-opener Tuesday evening. It seemed as if throughout the game Tuesday that…

Banks Gets Even With North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—For the first half of Tuesday’s preseason match-up between North Marion and the Banks Girls Basketball teams in the Lady Braves dominant 50-31 win, it looked as if it could come down to the fourth quarter as it was the last time the two teams met on December 14 in…