Liebl, Haines, Nguyen Etched Names On All-Time List In 1-2-3 Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  For much of Saturday morning’s race, McKay’s Jazmine Liebl led the race by a sizable margin in her first win of the 2019 season. Entering the final mile and some change the junior racer, who would end up breaking her PR by 17 seconds on this day, led even…

Hitting Their Stride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Weird to think how much a tough preseason slate can help a team. Those preseason games against Top 5 teams in Jesuit, Mountainside and Sherwood, along with a change in their lineups throughout the season,  had paid off to a 3-0-1 start to league for the South Salem Girls Soccer…

Yamhill-Carlton Holds Off Scio For 6-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was crazy to think as Yamhill-Carlton lined up with roughly 90 seconds remaining in the game with a fourth-and-one in front of them and Scio looking to force overtime in the Tigers 28-20 win Friday night, that it came to this. Entering the second half, fourth quarter even,…

Silverton Improves To 6-0 With Dallas Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  To get to their sixth-straight win of the season, similar to their start to their season last season, Silverton relied on their defense to slow down Dallas’ running game in their 40-23 win to feed into their offensive game Thursday night. It’s rare to think, on a short week…

Week 6 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 8-4 Season: 45-22 With football coming back-to-back days this week, here are my picks for this week: 6A Sprague over McNary by 3 South Salem over West Salem by 2 5A Silverton over Dallas by 12 McKay over Corvallis by 8 4A Stayton over Newport by 4 Cascade over…

Humphreys’ Hat Trick Caps Big Eagles Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off of their tough 2-0 lost to Philomath nearly a week ago on the road, the Stayton Eagles Girls Soccer team rebounded for a crucial 5-0 win over Newport/Eddyville Charter. The win keeps the Eagles, who are sitting third in the Oregon West Conference standings, in distance of…

Perrydale Takes Four Set Win Over Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald SALEM, Ore.–  With how talented this Perrydale team is entering this season, there was really no real concern when Bailey Savage went down last Monday in the Pirates sweeps of Gaston and Delphian that they won’t be able to compete as they have been this season. It’ll be a challenge yes not…

Silverton Picks Up Fourth Win In Last Five Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  It’s strange to not see a lull after graduating nine seniors from their 11-3-1 Quarterfinalist team from 2018, but here we are with Silverton entering one of their biggest test of the season sitting 5-1-1 following their 2-1 win over Crescent Valley Monday afternoon. ‘Stay Hungry’ has been their…

Gervais, Western Christian Meet For Third Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Gervais had enter bracket play of the Western Christian Tournament along Highway 221 Saturday afternoon with some momentum. Just losing one set, splitting with Jefferson, during pool play entering their bracket opener versus the host-Pioneers, there was a sense that the Cougars could make it three-for-three against their Tri-River…

Santiam Hands Culver First Loss Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  There was a strange feeling as Culver Ben Nanez punched it in from three-yards out and the Bulldogs capitalizing on a scoop-and-score to cut into Santiam’s 23-0 lead that they were about to make the Wolverines Homecoming Night all too close for comfort. At 4-0 entering the game,…

McNary Hands #4 Summit Its Second Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Rankings are just a number at this point of the season when the fourth-ranked Summit Storm came over the hill to play a McNary team that was ranked 27th entering Friday afternoon. Nonetheless the Celtics had to step up their game in the 1-0 win over Summit To snap…

Week 5 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With league schedules underway starting last week with the exception of the 6A Salem Schools which start officially next week, here are my picks for this week: Last week:12-2 Season: 37-18 6A McNary over South Medford by 3 West Salem over Beaverton by 5 5A McKay over North Salem by 14…