Sprague Holds Off Willamette’s Late Charge, Will Host Barlow Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague seemingly were sailing to the second round of the playoffs Wednesday night when they turned a 12-all tie after the opening quarter with Willamette into a 27-15 and were sustaining a lead around 10 points throughout the third quarter as the Wolverines were finding a rhythm as they…

West Salem Pulls Away From Clackamas, West Linn Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  To start the playoffs, West Salem had to find a way to overcome the fast start that Clackamas had as the Titans found themselves in a 10-2 hole to the Cavaliers. But Slowly but surely, West Salem found their shot and switched up their defense entering the second half up…

White Lighting And Company Preparing For Track Season To Come

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore– The blonde speedster in Wilson McLean was on a tear last year.  He remembered the pain from his sophomore season and having to be replaced in his races due to him being sick. Last year, his junior season, was almost like redemeption as was on a tear as he…

McNary’s Fight Not Enough To Overcome Oregon City

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  They knew walking in they were the underdog. The records were nearly identical, McNary at 17-7 and Oregon City at 16-8 but the Lady Celtics were the 20th seed to the Lady Pioneers 13th; but with the experience coming back from Oregon City’s second-place finish from last season,…

Senior’s Last Ride As The Season Kicks-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– As Head Coach Jim Mask and his coaching staff were talking to the Lady Loggers after their first-day of practice, something was brought up that was interesting:  There will be a lot of holes to be filled next year and how important this year is for the younger players…

‘Lacrosse Is A Savage Game Played By Gentleman’

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– A referee once told West Salem Lacrosse Head Coach Sean Litrakis that “Lacrosse is a savage game played by gentleman”. And though he was bouncing around like a little kid during the Hoildays with his Rutger’s beanie on and holding his long, defensive lacrosse stick, the passion and fire was…

Stayton Boys Off To The Bracket Since 2008

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Eagles have been finding themselves in this situation before in the past few years: Competing in the Play-In Round. But here’s the thing, they haven’t gotten over the hump and got into the bracket….until this year. Entering the fourth quarter in a fight with Scappoose, the Eagles…

North Marion Advances To The Bracket For Third-Straight Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For the last-time this season, the North Marion Girls Basketball team had the honor to play at home one last time this season when they hosted South Umpqua High School in which winner moves-on to the Field of 16 this upcoming week. For seniors like Lindy Wing, it was…

Photo Gallery: Blanchet Girls Over Burns

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The defending 3A Girls State Champions in Blanchet Catholic sure found a way to grit out a big win over Burns to get back to Coos Bay to defend their 3A Title. With their pressuring defense, they overcame first-half fouls to build a 26-18 lead entering halftime as both…

St. Paul Advances To The Elite 8! First Time Since 2014

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–For the first time since they were in 1A during the 2013-2014 season, St. Paul are going back in the Elite 8. After their 66-28 win in front of the nearly packed crowd in their home gym for the last time, the Lady Buckaroos gave them something to cheer…

Brown’s Late Spark Denies McKay’s 2nd Half Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering the second-half of Thursday’s double-header, it seemed as if South Salem was going to continue their dominance on McKay up 42-26 entering the third quarter. The Saxons opened the game up 21-9 entering the second quarter and squeaked by the Scots 21-17 in the second quarter was thanks…