‘We Have To Move On’: South’s Season Comes To An End Too Soon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–It was a tough way to go down for the South Salem Boys Basketball team versus Tigard after a great finish to the season entering Tuesday’s match-up on the road as the Saxons battled hard against a Tigers squad that towered over them in front of them during the course…

A Little Change Of Pace

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  In preparation for what’s to possibly to come with the courts of Pacific University and Forest Grove High Schools if they win Saturday, the North Marion Lady Huskies made a nice little trip to Corban University in Salem to change things up. The court length, about ten feet longer…

THREE STRAIGHT YEARS: Salem Academy Lady Crusaders In Elite Eight Again

By Jeremy McDonald SALEM, Ore.– It’s a little repetitive now but the Salem Academy Lady Crusaders are off to the 3A Elite Eight again in Coos Bay. Over the last two years entering this one, it’s been something:  State Final Runner-up two years ago.   Third last year. But there’s something about this year’s team…

OFF TO THE BRACKET AGAIN! Stayton Girls Shutdown Hidden Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– It didn’t take overtime, it wasn’t even on the road when they did it.  The Stayton Lady Eagles won, in regulation, and at home over a very strong Hidden Valley squad led by Junior Kaylee Krusemark. The Eagles shut Krusemark down, holding her to seven points total as their defense…

Gervais’ Girls Basketball Cinderella Story Comes To An End

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  They called themselves ‘The Underdogs’, others could make the reference to the fame Disney movie in calling them a ‘Cinderella’ story. From finishing fourth in the PacWest to being within four at one point late in the first quarter to the two-time 3A State Champs in Dayton while making…

STATE ROOKIES: Senior Chava Camargo and Freshman Zair Ku Beiza

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–Walking out of the tunnel to face 12 mats and stands full of people above of you as your escorted to one of the 12 mats of the OSAA State Wrestling tournament. To say nerves aren’t a factor as you wall out would make you near android-like as you wait…

McKay’s Incredible Season Comes To An End Versus Madison

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEm, Ore.–All the hard work, all the sacrifice and tears they put into this year, with how this one ended, it’ll last with them forever. McKay had battled all game, and built a two-possession lead late in the game and mojo of going to the bracket was in the air; to…

Stayton Girls Get Another Chance To Win At Home With Play-In Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  How they ended the regular season wasn’t how the Stayton High School Lady Eagles wanted to end it on their home court with their loss to Newport on Tuesday. Fast forward 48 hours and they aren’t forgetting that game as they host Hidden Valley of Grants Pass Saturday evening…

BE CONFIDENT: McKay One Win Away From Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With their opponent Friday determined in Madison, now it’s just a matter of calming the nerves and excitement in advancement of Friday’s Play-In Game at home with a chance of the Field of 32 on the line if they win. “I’m hoping that the kids aren’t nervous, it’s a…

CORBAN BROTHERS: Warrior Soccer And Their Six Sibilings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If you know anything about the Corban University Men’s Soccer squad, you’ll know about their vast variety of diversity on their squad. That reach that stretches beyond the United States with student-athletes from different countries that make the Corban Warriors squad unique all in its own. What makes the…

Clackamas Community College Takes Control Of 2nd Over Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  The NWAC South conference has been interesting entering the next to last week of the conference season with Clackamas Community College and Chemeketa Community College in a dogfight for the top four places entering their Wednesday matchup. It looked like the Cougars had silenced the Storm a few…

South, McKay Use Tuesday’s Game As Prep For Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You could tell both teams were using this particular match-up Tuesday in preparation for the playoffs, McKay for a play-in game, South for the Field of 32, but the game was beneficial nonetheless. “One lesson I can personally take is play better defense and not getting into foul trouble…