West Linn Hands South Salem First Loss Of Season

SALEM, Ore.–  West Linn presented a challenge that South Salem knew of entering Saturday afternoon’s game at South Salem High School. The Saxons Youth Football, with their talented secondary and Hatimu Letisi on the line, they were fully aware of the capabilities of the Lions squad lining up in front of them; but the push…

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Scio’s Alexus Franklin After Loggers Silver Bracket Title Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Scio went 2-1 in Pool Play at the Salem Academy Crusader Volleyball Invitational Saturday, only dropping a game to 2A Powerhouse Kennedy 13-25, 6-25 to fall to the Silver Bracket at Blanchet Catholic. But there, the Loggers wheeled off three wins including a two-set sweep over Delphian to close…

Cascade Takes Battle Over North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  This game was what you would want entering league play next Friday: A straight up dogfight to the end. And as both North Marion and Cascade traded blows entering the second half with the Cougars leading 18-15 in their 32-29 victory Friday night, a game like this one helps…

Stayton Hands Woodburn First Loss Of Year 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Two powerhouse teams met once more on the pitch Thursday night in Stayton, when you think High School Soccer on the list are Woodburn Boys Soccer and Stayton Boys Soccer. As last year showed, it was State Finals-caliber of soccer when these two teams bang heads against one another…

Cascade Gets First Win Over Newport In Eight Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The last time that Cascade had recorded a win against Newport was on September 24, 2015, a 1-0 victory on the road in Newport. And over the last seven meetings stretching nearly four years, the Cubs have had the Cougars number with Cascade going 0-6-1 in that span. In…

Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…

Western Christian Holds Off Dayton 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dayton came down Highway 221 bringing their aggressive style of play to the Western Christian campus Wednesday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 matchup. In front of them however with the Pioneers, had one substitute to their bench Wednesday, had matched the intensity brought by their adversaries as…

Sprague Gets First Win Of The Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  His first game back from injury and Sprague’s Saul Hernandez surely made a huge impact for the Olympians in their 4-3 win over Sandy Tuesday night at home. The Pioneers took a 3-2 lead with 6:26 left in the game after the game was tied for much of the…

Putnam Hands Dallas First Loss Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Carson Overstreet has been on a rail this early season in trying to support his team this year. With Caleb Kiner being apart of the Timbers 2 squad this year, there’s a sizable gap that needed to be filled as Overstreet scored seven of the Dragons eight goals in…

Willamina Hosted ‘Go Gold’ Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  Cancer is one of those buzz kill words known to the English language, perhaps any language thinking about it. 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day according to curesearch.org with 12-percent not surviving the disease. On Monday night at Willamina, the Bulldog Volleyball team honored two of their…

West Salem Ties With Jesuit

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It seems bizarre to think about, 43 straight games as a win.  It’s De La Salle like almost. West Salem was part of that streak with their 10-0 defeat to Jesuit as the Crusaders streak touched 43 entering Monday night’s game. Yes, both teams had their chances.  Both brought…

Slow Start Plagues Amity In Washington Trip

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ONALASKA, Wash. —  The first quarter of Amity’s road trip to Washington was anything outside of just bus lag and being punched in the mouth by an Onalaska squad that runs a similar run-and-pound offense the Warriors will see later this season with Rainier especially. Coming off one of those surprising…