West Salem JV Finishes Season Strong Over McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–West Salem added one last first-half score before halftime Monday night to increase a seven-point lead to a comfortable 14 point, 21-7 lead entering the third quarter after a Riley Flores score kept the Celtics within a score’s striking distance by half’s end. However, McNary couldn’t duplicate the success that…

South Salem’s Boys XC Qualifies For State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– While rival Sprague saw their Girls Team qualify for State, on the other side of the south said of Salem in the Saxons too sent a team to the State Race as a unit: The Boys Cross Country Team. Behind top finishers Jay Grant (fourth, 16:30.17), Evan Gonzalez (sixth,…

Photo Gallery: Cascade Girls Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– A few pictures from Cascade’s 3-nil win over Ontario to advance to the State Playoffs where they’ll travel to Molalla for the First Round. Alexia Privratsky put the Cougars up 1-nil by halftime as a Ontario goal was waved off that could’ve made it 1-all entering the second half.  Jenica…

Cascade’s Waters Goes To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  As a freshman Savanna Waters got a taste of the State Cross Country race where she finished 37th with a time of 21:36.0 in a junior-heavy race that year. A year later, Waters barely missed out on returning to the Big Show with a ninth-place finish, 45 seconds behind…

A Special Bond: Jovi and Rayna Davis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Ever since Jovi Davis was roughly in the fourth-grade, there’s always been a girl a year younger than him by his side as a cheerleader in sister Rayna Davis. Only separated by a year, Jovi a senior this year and Rayna a junior, the two’s bond together runs deeper than…

Photo Gallery: Western Mennonite-Blanchet GSoc

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– A few pictures from Blanchet Catholics 1-nil overtime victory over Western Mennonite to get the top seed out of the 3A/2A/1A Special District 3 conference. The Lady Cavs will host Riverdale and the Lady Pioneers will travel to Southern Oregon to take on St. Mary’s of Medford. Photos By…

DALLAS ONTO THE ELITE 8!

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–Lining up for her serve with the game ties at 23, Makayali Laizure and her Dallas teammates were faced with something improbable: Going to the Elite 8, and they were two points away from doing just that tied at 23 with the sixth-ranked team in the State of Oregon in Marist…

The Man, The Myth, The Legend Takes District Title, Stayton Goes To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Casey Pugh, through his allocades and his hashtag-winning performances for Stayton the last two year he had never done one thing: Win the Oregon West Conference-Title. As his female teammates wrapped up their race, Pugh and his team were lining up for a possible two-peat performance and though the…

Changing Beneath The Surface

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay had high-expectations in 2017 after a strong showing in 2016 with how many close games they were in. But when the buzzer rang out at the end of the Sprague game at home to close out the season in defeat after a 1-8 season, a mix bags of…

Cascade Gets Revenge Over North Bend 35-7 To Advance To Field of 16

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  When Cascade faced North Bend early on in the season, they knew they had their hands-full against one of the State’s best year-in and year-out and it showed in their 24-8 defeat in Week 3 to the Bulldogs. And when the two met up again in the Play-In round…

Coming Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  With just six returnees for the Clackamas Community College 2017 squad, you can see why there’s could be some ups-and-downs with a young team as the Cougars enter their sixth-week of the season and about 10 days away from their 12-team Jamboree on November 5. During Friday morning’s…