Esparza’s Goal Lifts Eagles Over Marist In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  When Jayden Esparza struck in the 94th minute of Stayton’s 1-0, Overtime thriller over the one-seed in Marist Catholic, he was swarmed by his Eagles teammates in a game where both teams came awfully close of breaking the 0-0 tie. The Spartans Sam Bell had saved seven Stayton shots…

Looking To Build From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Ben Schultz put last year’s 0-24 season best: Baptism by fire. Yes they could’ve gone Junior Varsity and got some experience that way, but eventually the squad had to work their way back up to the Varsity-level one day even with that route. “We went into the season telling…

(Girls and Boys) Soccer Semi-Final Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Only two teams will stand in each classification following Tuesday night’s games.  Here are my predictions for all six classifications and predicted Finals Appearances:   6A Girls Jesuit 3, West Salem 1 South Eugene 2, Mountainside 0 Finals: Jesuit v. South Eugene Boys Summit 1, Forest Grove 0 Cleveland 1, Franklin…

North Salem’s Season Comes To An End In Heartbreaking Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  When Diodone Kilongo struck in the 70th minute, it was acculmation of hard work that North Salem had put in throughout the second half. Down 1-0 entering the second half to Hillsboro in their season ending 2-1 loss on the road, the Vikings set sail on the pressure with…

North Marion Holds Off Stayton, Onto Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The Ben Rash-Logan Classen connection had created issues in the North Marion pass defense entering the fourth quarter in the Huskies 47-27 4A First Round victory Friday night at home. Coming out of the halftime break up 19-7, Stayton had pulled within six to start the fourth quarter down…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Albany brought home some serious hardware in the league honors as Porter Philips won the offensive and defensive player of the year award.  The Bulldogs head Coach Brian Mehl (Coach of the Year) and assistant coach Linden Loren (Assistant Coach of the Year) won the coaching honors. Lebanon’s Gatlyn Anderson…

Taking Over The Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Transitioning from a long-time, successful coach like a Tyler Allen is no easy feat to say the least.  It’s a giant hole, crater perhaps, to fill entering the first-year following Allen stepping down from the program following South Salem’s fifth-place finish and after eight years coaching the Saxons. With…

Silverton Advances To Quarterfinals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton Head Coach Marty Limbird was talking to his team during the halftime of their 5-0 5A State Playoff Opening Round win over Ridgeview about staying disciplined entering the back-end of Wednesday’s game. Leading 2-0 entering the second half with goals from Ezra Braford and Britton Ullan, one goal…

Complete OWC Football List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 2019 Football All-Conference Teams TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Brandon Bennett and Sisters Neil Fendall were named Co-Coaches of the Year.  Stayton Quarterback Ben Rash was named Offensive Player of the Year. The Cougars Brandon White (Defensive Player of the Year) and Cascade’s Caleb Sell (Lineman Of The Year) joined their Head Coach…

OWC Girls Soccer List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton’s KJ Nyquist won Player of the Year as the Eagles reached the 4A State Playoffs for the third-straight year.  Woodburn’s Andrea Whiteman won Coach of the Year, the Bulldogs went 9-1-2 in Oregon West Conference play in 2019. Here is the complete OWC List: Goalie Carla Zamora Woodburn 2nd team…

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Corvallis’ Edgar Monroy got Player of the Year in the Mid-Willamette Conference.  Spartan Head Coach Chad Foley got Coach of the Year as the 5A State Playoffs start Wednesday. Here is the complete MWC Boys Soccer List: First Team Edgar Monroy Corvallis Jonah Criag Corvallis Spencer Vingelen Corvallis Britton Ulan Silverton…

Huskies Strike Late In OT Win Over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  The fog picked up and swirled during the second half and into the two overtime periods Tuesday night as North Marion’s Mya Hammack lined up for her penalty kick against Stayton. She just wiped the blood from her face following a hard foul she took in the Huskies 3-2…