Salem Academy’s Brown, Smith Nominated For McDonald’s All-American Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Since the third-grade, Aimee Smith and Sydney Brown both have played basketball together and there’s no doubt that they’ll continue their basketball careers after their senior season this season. While they’ve been named to all-leagues and all-tournament teams and compiling noteworthy statistics up to this point, both can add another…

Cascade Middle School 8th-Graders Roars To Life For 25th Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There’s something special about this Cascade Middle School eighth-grade team, there’s no doubt or surprise about it. The talent and ability has been evitied since seventh-grade when they had their first school undefeated season. Now as eighth-graders, entering their last home game before going to the High School-level, they…

Mt. Hood’s Pulls Away For Win In Second Half Vs Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemeketa held leads of 16-9 and 18-13 as Tess Hendricks and Lakin Susee combined for 16 of the first 18 of the Storm points as everything seemingly were clicking at all cylinders against a Mt. Hood team looking for just their fifth-win of the season. “We came out with…

Chemeketa Men Get’s First NWAC South Region League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  After dropping their first NWAC South Region game led-by seven-foot-one Gervais, Oregon-native Kylor Kelley and Seattle, Washington-native Keiron Goodwin, the Men of The Storm returned to home grounds to redeem their first league loss against Mt. Hood Community College. Down 8-3, Chemeketa literally stormed back with a 13-3 run…