St. Paul Advances To The Elite 8! First Time Since 2014

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–For the first time since they were in 1A during the 2013-2014 season, St. Paul are going back in the Elite 8. After their 66-28 win in front of the nearly packed crowd in their home gym for the last time, the Lady Buckaroos gave them something to cheer…

Brown’s Late Spark Denies McKay’s 2nd Half Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering the second-half of Thursday’s double-header, it seemed as if South Salem was going to continue their dominance on McKay up 42-26 entering the third quarter. The Saxons opened the game up 21-9 entering the second quarter and squeaked by the Scots 21-17 in the second quarter was thanks…

South Salem Storms To Life In 3rd For Senior Night Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For five Lady Saxon Basketball players, Thursday’s game versus McKay were being honored before the start of their final home basketball of the regular season as they enter the postseason here on Wednesday. “We all started in Middle School together, so being able to play on this court for…

West Salem Closes Out Season Versus Scrappy West Albany Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– While McNary denied Sprague an opportunity to become Co-League Champions up the Interstate in Keizer, down in Albany, West Salem looked to build some momentum entering the postseason by trying to get the sour taste of defeat out of their mouths from the Celtics on Friday. In front of…

Photo Gallery McNary Girls Basketball Versus McMinnville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  A few pictures from McNary Girls tough season ending defeat to McMinnville where the Lady Celtics cut a 32-19 deficit to a 36-30 deficit late in the third quarter, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Lady Grizzlies won 54-40 to clinch the Greater Valley Conference-title. McNary finishes the…

North Marion Stuns #2 Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For the seniors on North Marion’s Girls Basketball team, they’ve never seen the Varsity team defeat a Mark Stevens-led Cascade team.  They came in the same time as a Division-1 athlete in Halle Wright and names like Alyssa St. Clair dominated the court prior to the Lady Huskie Seniors…

Cascade Hampers North Marion’s Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was Senior Night at North Marion High School Tuesday night, and with playoff implications on the line for both teams, it was expecting to be another great game like their first meeting in Turner on January 31. In the starting lineup, a slight change, were seniors Noah Vachter and…

Van De Hey Outdoes His Older Brother, Finishes 2nd

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  As the Semi-Final round was going on around the mat floor during the second day of the State Wrestling Tournament, Kade Van De Hey built himself a nice lead lead of 5-1 against Molalla’s Ryan Mount in the 4A 145 pound Semi-final match. Win and you go to the…

Battling Through The Pain

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  When James Van Agtmael took off his Cascade Cougar pullover before his 182-pound State Tournament first round match, the senior was sporting two separate wraps on his arm.  One patch on his lower part of his bicep and tricep right above the elbow, and another patch right below the…

Amity’s Runion Finishes Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  As day one of State wrapped up at Veterans Memorial Colliseum in Portland, Amity’s Aaron Runion found himself coming off a 16-1 Tech-Fall over Glide’s Gabe Syverson to advance the Warrior Senior to the 132 pound Semi-Final round. Runion, who is about five-foot-five, had to use his short statue…

Silverton’s Shockley Takes Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–As Madison Shockley walked out to the mats for her  110-pound opening round match against North Medford’s Kyleigh Lopez, she came out calm and collected and even flashed a smile to the people in the stands above her before and after her match versus Lopez. In her match against Lopez, the…