North Marion And Banks Battle It Out At EOT River City Classic Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  Entering this weekend on the road again, the North Marion Lady Huskies were up against some tough competition in the Small School/Large School Junior Varsity division. They defeated the Oregon City Red team 49-38 and West Linn (49-46) in close games, ran-away versus Tualatin (50-17) and Hermiston (55-27)…

THE WILLAMETTE CLASSIC BATTLE: Dodgers Hold Off Dirtbags For Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– What a way to end the Willamette Classic than to have two Salem teams, from the same league even, duke it out for the title. For both teams, to take part of this local tournament was something cool as both hosted games at their respective home locations. “It was…

Correa, Gervais Fall To Joesph To End Country Christian Tourney

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALLA, Ore.–There’s a lot to take away from this tournament for the Gervais Girls Basketball team following a tough weekend at Country Christian. Having to beat Joesph to advance to the fourth-place game in the tournament, Daisy Correa led the charge for the Lady Cats as Gervais went back-and-forth with the…

McKay Finishes Up Team Camp With 7-On-7

By Jeremy McDonald ijeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  With camp wrapping up Friday morning as the Oregon Heat Wave arriving that day, ‘Camp Week’-ended with a nice little 7-on-7 Saturday morning at Central High School with the Panthers as McKay find themselves in better positioning in using the summer to get better than they were this time…

Salem Academy Wrapping Up Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALLA, Ore.–  Up 21-7 early in the second half against Burns, Salem Academy were piecing together yet another summer win to advance to the Country Christian Tournament Championship game. The Lady Crusaders’ summer has been filled with several learning lessons to help better them when the season begins here in a…

ONE INNING AT A TIME: Dodgers Beat The Heat, Go 2-0 In Willamette Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–SALEM, Ore.– Taking it one inning at a time. That was the philosophy that Withnell Dodger Head Coach Jason Searle and company told their team for Saturday’s games under the hot sun above. They jumped ontop of Moundtime 14-4 to start the day before a lengthy break before playing again…

The Brown-Hanowell Connection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It’s weird to think there was a time where Salem Academy’s Greyson Hanowell had orange hair let-lone dreadlocks when the now short-haired Hanowell was younger. But that’s when South Salem’s Ryan Brown met him years-and-years ago. “I played Flag Football with him in the second-grade and I never knew who…

Keizer Defeats Australia To Start Willamette Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The Perth Heat Colts have a tendency to bring the aggression to their games once they find their rhythm  and they sure found a way Thursday again versus an American-team, jumping out to a 2-0 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning. But, the Keizer Crushers surely found…

Fighting Eagles Wrapping Up Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was yet another physical battle between Stayton and Central Thursday afternoon on the road. The last time these two teams met a few days ago, the Stayton Six denied the Panthers a golden opportunity to steal a comeback-from-behind victory by keeping them off the board; and coming off…