Jimenez Scores 31 In North Marion’s Win Over Corbett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The ball was in their court on how they wanted to rebound from their first loss in nearly a month Monday night against Corbett. A win would all but guarantee a one-game Tri-Valley Conference playoff with the team that snapped their eight-game winning streak in Gladstone in Molalla Tuesday…

Garcia Picks Up First District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Antonio Garcia led 11-3 entering the third period over Central’s Gabriel Padilla Saturday evening at the Salem Armory.  But yet the Senior, who was on the verge of his first District Title in his four-year career, had found himself on his back with his knee being tending to. His…

Dallas’ Brecht Gets District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a longtime coming for Dallas’ Ashton Brecht. Two year of coming close to the District Title and here he was again, his Senior Year, on the verge of destiny once again. The Dragons 285-pounder pinned his way to the finals.  Pinning Central’s Cameron Dodge in 17 seconds before…

Cascade Rides Hot Hand In Win Over Bulldogs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference has been a crazy one this year and it’s getting wild coming down the stretch. Philomath and Woodburn were tied on top of the league standings at 8-2 with Cascade a game behind them at 7-3.  The Warriors eked out a 38-34 win to remained…

Gervais Clinches Playoff Spot, Kennedy Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Colton has been a tough challenge for Gervais in past years, throwing monkey wrenches in each of the last two years for the Cougars by splitting their league games. Entering the second quarter of their 54-31 win in the Tri-River Conference League playoffs, they were an Olivia Haines missed…

Salem Academy’s Strunk Signs With UofO

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The University of Oregon Track and Field team just picked up one of the 3A’s best throwers Thursday morning. Salem Academy’s Mason Strunk was a sophomore when he threw at Hayward Field before the renovation project began going into his Junior season. “I just remember when I went there…

Dayton Takes Back-And-Forth Game From Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Hard to imagine that down 9-2 after the first quarter Scio had that it would be a much of a game against Dayton in the Pirates PacWest Conference 46-32 win Wednesday night. The Loggers had rallied the troops in the second quarter, taking a 16-13 lead with 57 seconds remaining…

West Salem Gets Past Sprague 69-62

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem has had made a unfortunate habit of building large leads since Mountain Valley Conference-play began, only to see them fade away shortly after building it. Twice against McNary and again versus Sprague Tuesday, the Titans had build a double-digit lead only to see against the Olympians at…

Stayton Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It is getting to that crunch time of the year for teams. The Eagles won their fourth-game in-a-row Tuesday over Sisters 40-24 on Senior Night, setting up a crucial match-up with rival Cascade Tuesday in Turner for a possibility to tie for second-place in the Oregon West Conference. “Cascade, they’re…

Moore’s Cavs Outlast Workinger’s Loggers In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Two young teams with two stellar athlete’s went at it Monday night at Blanchet Catholic. Scio entered the game with the most wins in a season (nine) that they’ve seen in recent years, having topped out at eight wins in 2014 and 2016 prior to this season’s success.  Led…

Going Through The Gauntlet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–   The consolation bracket can be merciful.  Only one can automatically come out of the backdoor side of the bracket. McKay’s Andy Nguyen and Anthony Alvarez had won ‘blood’-round matches to reach the consolation semifinals before falling, dashing the two Seniors hopes of making a State berth before hanging up…

South’s Ortiz Repeats As District Champ

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.– South Salem’s Julian Ortiz has seen the development of this program from his freshman year with 14 guys to now his senior year. Coming off of his 285-pound title last year, Ortiz worked his way back to the district finals with back-to-back pins to defend his District Title against…