Stayton Girls End First-Half Of League On Sour Note, Philomath Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  As the first half of league wrapped up with the guys completing the first-loop 5-0 with their 63-51 victory over Newport to break above .500 for the first-time this season as they move up to 12th in the OSAA and 10-9 overall thanks to their six-game winning streak, the…

Perrydale Girls Improve to 11-0 in League, 16-4 Overall

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– Their defense is something else. Pressuring teams into making mistakes and capitalizing on them offensively.  Some say that’s the best way to do it. The Lady Pirates of Perrydale have been using that as their niche this season to jump out to a 15-4 and 10-0 Casco League record…

Gonzales’ Go-Ahead Three Stuns South Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  On the South side of town, the South Salem boys were beginning their trek back against West Salem after being down as many as 18 points before Jalen Nielsen-Skinner connected on two crucial free-throws to help the Saxon Men outlast the Titans 74-73 as West nailed a half-court three…

Photo Gallery: St. Paul Girls Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Regis Girls Basketball team jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead on St. Paul in the opening minutes of the Tri-River League contest, but behind five consecutive points by Erin Counts that tied the game up at 5-5 with 4:30 to go in the first quarter and a…

Western Mennonite Soars In 2nd Quarter, Sails To 8th Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  It’s safe to say that the first quarter was just the first quarter. A slow start to the game yes, but Western Mennonite led 17-10 over East Linn Christian Academy Monday night on the road looking for a spark. They did indeed found a spark and just like jump-cables…

Making History: Barnett Qualifies For Girls State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  “She’s fighting, she’s going to take this away from you.  She wants to take this opportunity away from you, you won’t let her.  Be stingy!” Those words echoed in Tess Barnett’s mind from 2016 District Champion and State Qualifier Andy Rubio who was ringside coaching along with 2017 District…

The Quiet Assassin Takes Top Spot, Looking For Guy’s Title Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  The legacy of Alexys Zepeda continues to grow in the High School Wrestling-ranks. The freshman is ranked fourth in the Oregon Wrestling Forum rankings in guy’s at 113 even though she has bounced up to wrestle 120 and 126 this season and has held her own with guys like Kade…

Silverton’s Shockley Get’s Crucial Win To Advance To Girls Wrestling State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  Madison Shockley found herself win away from the 110-pound Women’s State Qualifer Bracket Saturday at Thurston High School following her pins of Vernonia’s Ashley Jackson and Hillsboro Juliana Raabe, momentum was riding high when she faced the number-two seed in Macia Stewart from Thurston. Top Four go to the…

North Marion’s Late Run Falls Short Versus Stayton In Top 10 Bout

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  With Stayton ranked fifth and North Marion ranked eighth, it’s easy to say it was going to be great off the rankings. Outside of that, line-ups were there.  Alexa Bender and Lexi Smart versus Lindy Wing and Hannah Kinniburgh.  The three-headed monster at the perimeter of Ally Umbenhower, Mar Verastegui…

Scio JV Pushes Salem Academy JV Girls To Brink

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It seemed fitting that in the last game before the Varsity-teams took to the court between Scio and Salem Academy that the Lady Loggers JV and Lady Crusaders JV ballers gave their fans some good-hearted, physical basketball. It’s no doubt that Salem Academy’s JV squad lining up against Scio’s…