4A Softball All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade fielded six athlete’s on the All-State team and Stayton’s Jade Beaumont was Second-Team All-State Outfielder with Marist, La Grande and Marist collecting much of the first-team selections for the 2021 season. Player of the Year Layla Martinez- Marist Coach Of The Year Stefan Schroffner- Marist Infield First Team Layla Martinez-…

Jefferson’s Aguilar Goes Off For 35 In 74-45 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The thing about Jefferson Boys Basketball is that you don’t know where the roulette ball will land and who’s number will be called to catch fire this season. Diego Aguilar’s number was dialed on Thursday afternoon.  The sophomore went absolutely berserk in the first half against a Regis team…

Santiam Holds Off Kennedy For Fifth-Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  This game goes back to the old adage of ‘control the controllable’. Battling for third-place in the Tri-River Conference, there’s a solid enough chance that the conference may get one of 2A’s four At-Large bids to the Cumulative Week playoffs that start on Monday.  Santiam and Kennedy met…

Trojans Win Fourth-Straight In 51-23 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy needed to be efficient with six girls on their roster this season.  And for much of the season have been looking like the Trojan squad that have raised havoc on 2A in years past. Tuesday afternoon rolled around.  Western Christian.  Another opportunity to try to lock-up the second-place…

Gervais Rallies By Salem Academy For 7-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais just flipped a switch about mid-third quarter against Salem Academy in their 59-52 victory over the Crusaders Monday night. Aly Herber had helped set the tone in the third quarter, helping Salem Academy build a 38-32 lead.  Scoring six of her 17 points in the third quarter. “We…

West Salem Goes Three-Point Crazy In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem went NBA 2K-glitch mode in the second half against Crescent Valley.  They were on fire if you are a classic NBA Jam fan. In simple terms.  They.  Could.  Hit.  Everything.   First five shots.  Three-pointers.  Got them the lead at 32-31.  The Raiders hit on three the first…

Withnell Takes Rain-Shortened Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The game was moving at a healthy clip Sunday afternoon at Stayton High School, and for good reason as the Withnell Dodgers and the Portland Eastside American Legion squads were trying to beat the rain that was slowly moving towards them from Salem. Sprague’s Jackson Muth and Broderick Stanaway…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of June 11.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Sabastian Ramos (Swimming), McNary’s Bekah Grimmer (Girls Basketball), McNary’s Jonathan Canchola (Wrestling), and South Salem’s Jacquie Wadsworth (Girls Basketball) were honored as Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees for the Week of June 11. Here is the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the…

North Marion Stuns Corbett 48-45

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Chaos.  Simple as that.  But this is why you play the game. The North Marion Huskies Boys Basketball team, with their young roster, pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season when they edged the previously 8-1 Corbett Cardinals Saturday evening at home. It was chaotic because…

Jefferson Wins Fourth-Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Free Throws.  Got to make them. Jefferson found themselves hanging on by a thread up 39-36 with 2:32 left in the game against East Linn Christian.  Free throws had helped them stay ahead to this point, going 2-for-3 amidst the Eagles rally back into the game. “It was really…

Dayton Denies YC’s Comeback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– This.  This felt like Coos Bay. The crowd noise.  The play, the pressure.  It felt normal.  Yamhill-Carlton had cut a once 13-point lead to six, Dayton answered to lead by 15 at the half.  39-24. Both teams brought the pressure defensively.  The Pirates held the Seely-Roberts to a combined…

Pedersen Drains Six Three’s, Crusaders Win Fifth-Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There is no denying the talent that Salem Academy’s Bailey Pedersen has.  The Junior has been showcasing it since she entered the High School playing field. The first-year Crusader player, transferring from Cascade, went off for four first-half three-pointers.  Pedersen finished with 20 points.  Her seven rebounds matched that…