Turnovers Hurt Salem Academy Versus Valley Catholic Thursday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Salem Academy worked their way through the turnover bug to start the Abby’s Holiday Classic at North Marion High School Thursday afternoon Opportunities were given to the quick Valley Catholic squad as they built leads of 14-8 and 25-18, but the Crusaders found ways with their offense to claw…

Slow Start Plaques Sprague Versus Tigard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Capitol City Classic entering its Quarterfinal round, Tigard and Sprague matched up Wednesday night with an opportunity to advance to Thursday’s semi-final round. When the game tipped off, it was the Tigers who drew first blood as they took advantage of nine Olympian turnovers and turned it…

Kennedy’s Defense Shines In Win Over Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If defense breeds Championships, then teams across the State are in for a wild ride when it’s time to take on Kennedy. Looking for their third 2A State Championship Title in four years, the Trojans defense has allowed 33.3 points through it’s perfect 10-0 start following their 62-35 win…

South’s Adam’s Commits To Utah State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It didn’t seem too long ago that Ashton Adams was a quarterback slinging the ball around as a second-, third-grader playing Youth Football for Alex Fuimaono. Now fast forward ten-years the South Salem Senior was signing his Letter of Intent to play as a lineman for Utah State University…

Amity Sets Pace Early Versus De La Salle North Catholic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– It was almost as easy as you wanted it. The defense got the rebounds and steals that transitioned into points. And there was no lay off entering the second half behind Keeley Graham and Hannah Hatch continuing their mojo shooting as they held a 57-27 lead at the 7:27…

Three-Ball Lifts Lincoln Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Lincoln and North Salem Boys Basketball opening the Capital City Classic Tuesday afternoon at Willamette University, there was a feeling that being the opening game had some weight to it in being the appetizer for the rest of the tournament. And the Cardinals stepped up big in the…

Santiam Pulls Away From Western Christian In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first half ended with a blaze of glory. Western Christian went on a 6-0 run to cut the Santiam lead from 15-8 to 15-14 late in the second quarter with Annika Hess on the bench with three fouls to her name. But with their backs against the wall…

Stayton Routs Molalla 56-23, Moves To 4-3 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton has seemed to have something going rthythm wise following their 56-23 rout of Molalla Monday night at home. The sense of gelling and cohesiveness of them as a team has improved through their first seven games of the season entering their last game before the Christmas break versus…

West Salem Finishes Second at SCTC Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  West Salem was wrapping up a long day at Stayton High School in their team duals at the SCTC Duals Saturday. After wrapping up pool play with Sisters, they were in the Championship bout versus a tough 3A Willamina squad and though fatigue was setting in for both squads…

North Marion Showcased New Defense At Evergreen Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  Just when you thought you’ve figured out the North Marion defense out, Trevor Bodine flips the script and throws something new at his opponents and his girls succeeded in running the Triangle And Two defense against Del Norte and Banks Thursday and Friday night. “Mar (Verastegui) and Mya…

Chemawa’s Late Rally Falls Short Versus Waldport

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s one thing you can’t take away from this team and that you can’t rule them out. And when you got that rowdy home crowd coming down from the stands that’s feeding and supporting their boys on the court, Chemawa slowly came back from 11-points down to make it…

Perrydale Girls Improve to 5-0 With 46-33 Win Over Days Creek

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– Every team needs a game like the one Perrydale had against Days Creek to see how they can improve, and certainly for the Pirates they needed a game like this after outscoring their opponents 161-69 in their last three games. Yeah they wanted revenge on the Wolves last year…