Van De Hey Outdoes His Older Brother, Finishes 2nd

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  As the Semi-Final round was going on around the mat floor during the second day of the State Wrestling Tournament, Kade Van De Hey built himself a nice lead lead of 5-1 against Molalla’s Ryan Mount in the 4A 145 pound Semi-final match. Win and you go to the…

Battling Through The Pain

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  When James Van Agtmael took off his Cascade Cougar pullover before his 182-pound State Tournament first round match, the senior was sporting two separate wraps on his arm.  One patch on his lower part of his bicep and tricep right above the elbow, and another patch right below the…

Amity’s Runion Finishes Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  As day one of State wrapped up at Veterans Memorial Colliseum in Portland, Amity’s Aaron Runion found himself coming off a 16-1 Tech-Fall over Glide’s Gabe Syverson to advance the Warrior Senior to the 132 pound Semi-Final round. Runion, who is about five-foot-five, had to use his short statue…

Silverton’s Shockley Takes Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–As Madison Shockley walked out to the mats for her  110-pound opening round match against North Medford’s Kyleigh Lopez, she came out calm and collected and even flashed a smile to the people in the stands above her before and after her match versus Lopez. In her match against Lopez, the…

One Final Tune-Up Before Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s no hiding about these two teams and as they both entered Saturday night’s PacWest Conference finale at Sprague High School, it was just a matter of working a few things out. For Salem Academy, who will open the first-round of the playoffs at home versus Santiam Christian on…

Blanchet Catholic Pulls Away In Victory Over Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For much of the first half, it was a back-and-forth battle of mini-runs as neither Salem Academy or Blanchet Catholic could stay in front long enough without the other making an run. “I think we got RJ (Veliz) and (Mike) Bashaw to take shots that we wanted them to…