Silverton’s Bischoff Commits To Yakima Valley College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– It’s weird to think about two weeks ago, the quiet and stern-looking Hunter Runion was committing to MSU-Billings for baseball and now the colorful personality of Owen Bischoff was committing to Yakima Valley College for baseball. Someone comes up for a picture before his signing, “That’ll be five dollars”…

Roughriders Pulls Away From McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Lessons can be taken away from the first game of the year, especially when you have seven sophomores on the squad like McNary has this season. The Lady Celtics jumped out and built a 42-34 lead on a Roosevelt squad that made the trip down from Portland for the…

St. Paul Shuts Down Scio In Season Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—It was one of those nights that you saw the difference in experience levels in two teams playing in their home openers. For St. Paul, its probably safe to say that they’ll be one of the favorites to compete for the 1A State Title this year with their strong…

Eagles Overcome Tough Start For Overtime Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Marri Martinez came in off the bench in the fourth quarter with four fouls against her as Stayton were looking for a way to walk away from this ugly first game of the year against Seaside Wednesday evening with the Lady Eagles down 32-29 late to the Seagulls. “It…

Central Drop Tough Season Opener In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Meagan Mendazona put it best following Central’s tough season opening 41-37 overtime loss to Churchill Wednesday, and that is there’s not going to be any easy games on their schedule this season. The Lancers proved just that as they turned a 9-2 second quarter deficit into a 33-30 lead…

The Next Chapter In McKay Boys Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay’s Dean Sanderson came walking into the gym Tuesday holding a bright green McKay Gameday Jersey.  He looks at a few athletes, saying a few words and then calls the team together at midcourt where he started talking about respecting the Jersey and those who have worn the Jersey…

New Faces On Young Cascade Boys Basketball Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  With two returners coming back from last season’s 2017-2018 Cascade Boys Basketball team in Carson Molan and Brandon Starnes, the Cougars know that they’ll have their hands full entering this season in retooling their young squad after graduating eight Seniors and seeing Treyden Harris transfer to South Salem before…

Salem Academy Kicks Off Season Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If anything last season’s Salem Academy Girls Basketball team was like an unstoppable force like Dayton was, that’s why we saw probably the 3A Girls Basketball equivalent of the 1980’s version of the Lakers versus Celtics every time they played during the 2017-2018 season. The question of who was…

Reloading The Ranks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Once in every few years you’ll graduate an impact player or two, but you have more players in the wings waiting to take over. For Cascade however, they’ve had not just a heavy senior presence last season with eight to guide them to a second-place finish in 4A in…

St. Paul Finishes Second in 1A After Battle With Dufur

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– Getting to the State Championship game is probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you’ll get as an athlete. Just being in that high electricity environment and playing for the name on your jersey. For St. Paul, who saw last year end by the team whose made a return to…

Young Yet Confident

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– It’s weird to think 11 short years ago that Dakota Griffith was playing basketball at Hillsboro High School, or HilHi as some of the alumni like Griffith calls it, playing under Greg Edwards during his time as a Spartan. But soon enough Griffith followed his Father Tim Griffith’s footsteps…

Stover Takes Over Scio Program As Season Kicks Off In A Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  As they enter the Thanksgiving break and a few days off before gearing back up for their first game against St. Paul on the road on Thursday, the Scio Girls Basketball team were listening to new Head Coach Dave Stover reminding them to stay active during their time off…