Salem Academy Surprises League For Second at Districts Boys and Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–Entering this season, no one expected Salem Academy to live up to last year’s strong performances with the graduation of such strong swimmers. But they did. Come mid-afternoon Saturday at Albany Community Pool however, things seemed like they were very similar to last year. Ten who finished third, nine who…

Stayton Eagles Mak’s Last Swim, Brings Home 4 Medals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–For 10 years, swimming has been apart of Stayton’s Sadie Mak’s life, and on Saturday’s final hurrah at the 1A-4A Special District Swim Meet; the senior made the most of what could be her last series of races of her prep career. “Its scary, I’ve been swimming for 10 years…

Scanlan, North Marion Girls Hanging Onto OWC Second Spot With Win Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Yamhill-Carlton has been a surprise this season as they challenged teams like Blanchet and Cascade and they were at it again versus North Marion Friday when they took a 11-10 lead after the first quarter. But, the Lady Huskies found their groove during the second and third quarters as…

Stayton Denies Cascade Of Victory!

By Jeremy Mcdonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–For much of the second half, it was a Cat-and-Mous game of Stayton jumping out to a nice lead only to have rival Cascade rally back to within a possession. But with 2:13 left in the game, Stayton seemed to have put the game away up 14 points and the…