North Marion Slips By Gladstone, At Least Share Of Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The play was there. A backdoor cut to the basket. North Marion and Gladstone were knotted up at 49 and the Tri-Valley Conference title were in front of them. The next two points in the Huskies 51-49 win became the hardest as Jared Hauser received the in-bounds pass and…

Game Within The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– A year after defeating Cascade on Senior Night, the North Marion Girls came home for Senior Night as Champions of the Tri-Valley Conference. It’s a cool feeling as they laced it up against Gladstone Friday night in front of their home crowd and even took turns cutting down the…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For February 15

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Here are this weeks Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honorees for this week, February 15: Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Swimming: Alexis Smith. Alexis is a junior for the Olys. At districts as a 9th grader Alexis won the…

Sprague Over Summit, Big Match-Up For 3rd Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The week off seemed to have helped Sprague settle in for the final stretch of their season with four games left entering Thursday’s match-up with Summit. Playing without Senior Ethan Flannigan and his athleticism and length due to a hand injury for the reminder of the season, the Olympians…

Amity Over Salem Academy, Plays For 1st Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s always difficult to beat a team three-times in a season and mixed in the league playoff pressure.  Anything is possible. Salem Academy had a strong start to the game, but Amity answered with a strong first half finish and stronger third as they led 40-34 entering the fourth…

McKay Girls Picks Up Eighth Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  In between the third and fourth quarters McKay Girls Head Coach Jim White that his team worked too hard in this game against McNary to let this one slip away from them. It’s been a few years since the Scots last win over the Celtics, but here they were,…

Santiam Advances In TRC League Playoffs Over Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– With 2:24 left in the third quarter, first-year Sheridan Head Coach Steven Grauer told his team during a timeout down 39-27 to Santiam that he believed in them. The 27-year-old coach was trying to find ways to settle his team down during their Tri-River Conference league playoff game…

Christman, Michel, Nixon Bring Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JUNCTION CITY, Ore.–  Cascade Freshman Mauro Michel was the first Cougar wrestler up for the Championship Round at the 106-pound class at Junction City High School Saturday afternoon. Going up against an upperclassman, a Junior, in Junction city’s Cameron Truesdell the pressure was on the freshman to show what he had…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club February 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the athlete’s for this week’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of February 8. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem girls basketball – Aaliyah Fitzke. Aaliyah, a senior, plays guard for the 8-10 Viks. In the 45-40…

Stayton Takes OWC Title With Win Over Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  When the third quarter started, there was a feeling that it was going to be a good game between Stayton and Woodburn Boys basketball with the Oregon West Conference-title on the line Friday night. The third-ranked Eagles were up 29-24 in their OWC-title sealing 64-49 win over the fourth-ranked…

North Salem Rallies By Central In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This was something that athlete’s dream about.  Game on the line and the ball in their hands With 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation, North Salem’s Braden Vasquez walked up to the line with three free-throws coming his way. The Vikings needed all three free throws in order to force…

West Salem Girls Gets Revenge On McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– West Salem didn’t forget what McNary did at their place on January 11. Since that night’s loss, the Titans have wheeled off five wins in their last six when the two teams met again Wednesday in Keizer in West Salem’s 54-33 win over the Celtics for their sixth win…