Stayton’s Aggression Leads to 50-17 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SUTHERLIN, Ore.– There was a lot of aggression, physicality and toughness coming from the Stayton Girls Basketball team in their opener against the Honkers of Lakeview. So much that it resulted in the Lady Eagles taking a 27-0 lead midway through the second quarter and a 33-5 lead by halftime. “We…

Koehnke Scores 19 In Salem Academy’s Opening Game Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SUTHERLIN, Ore.–Salem Academy sure did make some noise to start the season by exploding for 25 first quarter points and led St. Mary’s of Medford 27-10 early in the second quarter that featured strong defense, no look passes and even stronger offense. “We all just had the same mentality that we…

Amity Boys Grits Out Big Win To Start The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– Talk about making a statement out of the gate for the Amity Boys Basketball team to start the season. With seven, eight seniors graduating from the sixth-place team and four of those being starters the question was how will the 2017-2018 Warriors look entering this season? In front…

Tough Way To Start The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– It wasn’t the start in which Amity Girls Basketball wanted to start off the 2017 season. Struggles started early with turnovers and being out-rebound as Kennedy opened with a 41-9 lead entering the second half of the 75-25 win on the first day of the season for the…

Scio Middle School Overcomes Rusty Start Against Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– In their first-game back since the Thanksgiving break, you could tell there was some rust in their game during the opening half game against Blanchet Catholic, but once they came out for the second-half though against the Lady Cavaliers, it was a whole different ball game. Call it a…

Making The Most Out Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This time last year Shaton Daniels was just starting his final season wearing the Green and White of McKay, helping the Scots to a 12-13 season and hosting a Play-In playoff game against Madison back in February while recieving second-team All Greater Valley Conference honors for his senior year….

High School-Like Basketball In Middle School

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–The environment created by Dave Stover feels like as if he is coach girls basketball at Scio High School. However, this isn’t high school…yet. Stover is the Head Coach at Scio Middle School for their girls basketball program and his idea from years at the High School level is to…

Photo Gallery: Chemeketa Men’s Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Mason Elliot had a team-high 24 points for the Storm Wednesday night as the freshman and Chemeketa held off a pushing Willamette University JV squad in the second half for the 98-73 win Wednesday night. At one point in the second half, the Bearcats turned a 53-28 deficit to…

THE BROTHERHOOD: Santiam Finishes 2nd In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonld73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–There was something special brewing entering the third quarter of the 2A State Game Saturday afterrnoon. Though the score read:  Monroe 20, Santiam 14, momentum and confidence were high as they sent the second half kick to the Dragons with their home crowd cheering behind them at Hillsboro Stadium. It’s…

Cascade’s Height and Length To Shine In Tough Preseason Schedule And League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Only three players that returned from the 2016 Cascade High School Cougars Boys Basketball for 2017 that saw significant playing time on the Varsity level last season that saw Cascade drop their first-round playoff game to eventual 4A State Champions in Seaside. Those three:  Damian Ball, Treyden Harris and…

The First Turkey Bowl

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The year is 1621.  The place: Plymouth, Massachusetts. As we are aware 1621 was the first Thanksgiving but the “First Turkey Bowl” football game happened on this day as well with both the Pilgrims and the Native American’s were cooking that night’s feast. Jason Smith was talking to his friends about…