McKay Boys Basketball Not Satisfied with 7-2 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering the bulk of their league play this time last year, the McKay Royal Scots were 4-7; at this point re-entering Greater Valley Conference play, the Scots are 7-2. But, though the record is great, there’s still a lot of work to do stay on this trajectory. “I think…

Lady Eagles Finish Second In SCTC Tourney In Competitive Game Versus BC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com   STAYTON Ore.– It was an interesting game between Blanchet Catholtic and Stayton entering the SCTC Girls Bracket Championship game Friday at Stayton High School. With a slow start by both teams that saw both squads miss shots a few minutes into the game alongwith strong defense had the Lady Eagles…

Lady Huskies Win Astoria Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ASTORIA, Ore.–  The Lady Huskies of North Marion found themselves in another slugfest in the Vince Dulcich Memorial Tournament as it had it all: Tough calls, aggressive play, pressing defenses as both teams were neck-and-neck for most of the game with both sides tied at 28 with Hockinson of Washington. “We stayed…

Stayton Boys And Girls Win SCTC Openers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It was a dominate way to start the SCTC Tournament for the Stayton Boys and Girls basketball teams Wednesday. In the girls bracket, the Lady Eagles came out firing for their first game in nearly two weeks without playing as they jumped out to a 17-6 lead after the…

Ugly Win Or Not: Lady Huskies Move To 2-0 In Astoria Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ASTORIA, Ore.–In one of the most ugly games of the year for the North Marion Lady Huskies, they found their clutch factor late in Overtime against Rainier to advance in the Astoria Tourney. “It was a very ugly win for us.  Lots of unforced errors on our part which is not…

Scots Looking To Get Better Entering Abby’s Tourney 4th-Place Game Thursday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– McKay was faced with another slow start as they struggled to find their groove following a week or so off from competition as fouls and mental miscues played a factor into the ebb and flow of what they’re trying to do. Its something that Dean Sanderson mentioned that they…

Gervais Alum and Current NCU Player Kylor Kelley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Standing in front of the Gervais Boys Basketball team stood a guy a little bigger than seven-feet tall. The redshirt freshman spoke about how hard work, on the court as well as in the classroom, pays off.  How he wished he paid more attention to his studies as he…

Lady Celtics Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  After four long, long games, the McNary Girls Basketball are finally back in the win column versus Gresham Tuesday night. For the young Lady Celtics, a team consisting of four seniors, it’s a great confidence booster as they wrap up the preseason versus a tough Beaverton team Thursday up…

Lady Huskies Won Astoria Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ASTORIA, Ore.–  5A’s Sandy has a tendency to keep opponents in check as they entered their Astoria Tournament opener versus North Marion from the 4A level. But, the Lady Huskies has a way to  spoil team’s plans with tough play and sharp shooting; and after a slow start as they grew…

Gervais Boys and Girls Basketball Prepare For Cougar Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  As they wrapped up their final practice before the start of their hosted ‘Cougar Classic’, everything is beginning to click for the Gervais Girls Basketball team as their offense is finally hitting their groove. Andrea Villegas, who scored 17 points before sitting out the fourth quarter in their last…