Western Christian Seals Up First Seed Entering League Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– All roads once the Tri-River Conference league playoffs will be going through Western Christian once again following the Pioneers 79-53 win over Sheridan Wednesday Night for Senior Night. It wasn’t initially for Western Christian with two quick fouls that gave the Spartans opportunities to do further damage than the…

Stayton Hands Philomath First Loss Since December

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– There patience in setting up their offense set up their open shots almost with ease. The first half against Philomath on Tuesday evening’s start of the second loop through the Oregon West Conference looked opposite to that of the first half of the two squads first meeting in Philomath…

Gervais Takes Control Of Second In TRC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais quickly took advantage of Santiam’s slow start, building a 20-9 lead following Lilly Welburn’s ‘And-One’ to help build the double-digit lead in the Cougars 38-34 win over the Wolverines during the second quarter. But, as Santiam showed and proved on January 7 in Mill City when the team’s…

Santiam Get By Colton 49-41

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five spots are promised out of the Tri-River Conference for it’s league playoffs. Entering Saturday’s games on the girl’s side of the conference, Kennedy sits first at 10-0 with Gervais second at 7-3.  Behind them is where the battle currently is. Colton entered Saturday’s match-up with Santiam at…

South Salem Roars To Life Versus McKay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Gretchen Olsen had one of those bounce back games that every athlete wishes to have. All of her 21 points came from beyond the arch, seven three-pointers, in South Salem’s 69-25 win over McKay Saturday night, and the Junior credits her teammates around her in setting her up for…

Western Christian Girls Hold Off Chemawa 41-33

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a quick turnaround in Saturday afternoon’s Western Christian’s 41-33 win over Chemawa Girls basketball with four games left in the regular season. The Lady Braves Ronticia Martinez drilled a half-court shot to turn a 18-14 deficit into a manageable 18-17 Pioneers lead entering the halftime break.  Martinez…

Could This Be The Year?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–This could be the year. The year in which the Salem Academy boys swim team could steal the District Title from powerhouse Sweet Home. Yeah the Huskies still have weapons to possibly keep that title from leaving their grasp, but as the Crusaders honored 14 seniors on their ‘Pink Out’…

Stayton Holds Off Cascade 39-31

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– If anything, the young Cascade Cougars Girls Basketball team took another step towards the right direction against a Top-10 team in Stayton Friday night in the Stayton Eagles 39-31 win. Episode one of the rivalry started at Cascade, but it was the face-to-face pressure defense the Eagles had that…

Skinny Surpasses 1,500 Point Barrier In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It already seemed like Jaden Nielsen-Skinner had etched his name into the record books when it comes to points with how many great games he had through the years, but hey Skinny made it official in the 15th game of his senior season. With his first basket of the…

Chemawa Wins Fourth Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Chemawa could easily be 5-0 to start the 2019 calendar year entering their Tri-River League game with Delphian if their game didn’t get away from them versus Santiam late. Following their 60-28 win over the Dragons on the road, the Braves improved to 7-3 in league play after winning…

McKay Slips By West Salem 42-33

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem built a nice little lead on McKay High School Wednesday night in Northeast Salem. The Titans picked up a forfeit win at 106 and Lance McClung picked up a West Salem pin at 113 over the Scots Tess Barnett. Dylan Gatchet handed the Titans their third match…

North Salem Boys Snaps 8-Game Losing Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Salem took their chances against Lebanon Tuesday night at home to wrap up the first half of Mid-Willamette Conference play. The Vikings built a 21-1 first quarter lead and hovered around 15 and 20 for much of the first half and entering the early going for the second…