Stayton and Cascade At Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Stayton and Cascade swimming has a special bond that goes deeper than the rivalry. Like many of the sports when they meet up against one another, they are like relatives and wanting to beat each other while being friendly after the game about it. This season, both the Cougars…

Salem Academy Boys And Girls Swim Finish 2nd At Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  There’s always been a special bond between three of the four legs of the Salem Academy Boys relay team. The three seniors:  Wilson McLean, Matt Nettland and Wyatt Chaffey all came into the program together as freshman in what seemed like a few short years ago.  Come Saturday, they raced…

Cascade’s Five Finalist Brings Home Three Titles, Two Runner-Up Finishes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  Cascade saw five of their wrestlers in the District Final matches in five different matches Saturday night. To start the Finals festivities, Kane Nixon was strategically waiting for his opportunity to shoot his shot knowing that Sweet Home’s Jackson Royer knew his moves well as Nixon studied Royer’s…

Four Huskies Win Titles, Gibson Outstanding Wrestler

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  Russel Stigall pursuit of another State Title continued with capturing the 132-pound District Title Saturday over Cascade’s Noah Thompson. For much of the match, Stigall only held a 4-2 lead on the Cougar grappler entering the third and final round of the match. “I wrestled him early on in…