Sheridan Newman’s Crazy Finish Results In First Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JUNCTION CITY, Ore.– It was an interesting rebound win for Kaden Eggers after his tough loss to who Eggers described as the ‘Mini-Hulk’ in Junction City’s Titus Rice during his second match of the day. Eggers was up against Ezra Haddy from Junction City and the Sheridan Senior quickly found himself…

South Salem Holds Off West Salem’s Second Half Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was something to behold when the first half ended and South Salem led West Salem 40-15 entering the locker rooms. The Saxons were having their way on both sides of the ball.  Jaden Nielsen-Skinner and Treyden Harris offensively while Ryan Brown and Eric Lungu kept the Titans out…

Verastegui Signs LOI To Corban For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– With her work ethic and those around her keeping herself going in the sport of soccer, it didn’t seem as if Mar Verastegui has only been playing soccer since the eighth grade. But all that hard work paid off as she signed her Letter of Intent to play soccer…

North Salem Wrestling Bounces Back After Dallas Match

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– It was an opportunity for Julio Ramirez to bounce back from his match against Dallas to start the four-team dual Thursday afternoon on the road. It was a tough start to the day for the North Salem grapplers, falling to 5A Power and defending State Champion Dallas 77-6, but…

2nd Edition Of Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This week I decided to put the Bold Prediction Sleeper Picks towards the top (I have two this week).  Last week I went 5-6 of my 12 games, one of the 12 didn’t play out. Bold prediction: Blanchet over Salem Academy Girls 56-45. This game was the only game that really…

Stayton’s D Slows Down Woodburn In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– For the first 10 minutes of the game, Stayton controlled the pace of the game with their height, feeding Kaleb Anundi early and often against Woodbutn as the Eagles opened a 22-11 lead on the Bulldogs in their 68-51 win Thursday. Both teams had their primary weapons, but Stayton’s…

Newport Holds Off Cascade Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Cascade came out strongly after how the first half ended with a 6-0 run to turn a 18-11 into a 18-17 deficit two minutes into the third quarter against the defensive Newport team. Camryn Boyles helped with the charge with two assist and a steal the helped spark the…

McNary Rallies From 17-Point Deficit For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– You play the whole 32 minutes for a reason. Down 25-8 after one quarter with nothing going their way, McNary came out for the second with a fiery passion that got them back into the game by halftime. Defense shutdown the Bend shooters that went off in the opening…

Kennedy Rolls By Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Kennedy had a plan for Sheridan’s shooters: Give them nothing easy. They were inspired by their loss Friday to Chemawa and though they gave up seven early, first half fouls in their 63-44 win over the Spartans, the Trojans smothered Sheridan’s shooters and relied on their shooters in Luke…

Jefferson Halts East Linn’s Comeback, #4 Oakland Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  That zone defense that East Linn Christian Academy created some issues for the Jefferson offense Saturday afternoon at home. But nonetheless, the back-end of a back-and-back game saw the Lions lead 31-26 at the halftime break after Jefferson finished the half on a 20-8 run in their 57-50 home…

#6 Stayton Boys Improves To 3-0 In League After Win Over #8 Huskies

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  The Sixth-ranked Stayton defense had to account for  the eighth-ranked Sweet Home’s shooters in their 62-25 win on the road Friday night. Their defense didn’t just slow down the Huskies (11-3, 0-3 Oregon West Conference) shooters, they suffocated them out of the game from the halfway through the…

McNary Hangs On Versus West Salem 42-39

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— With both squads coming into Friday’s Mountain Valley Conference game with some momentum at hand, West Salem Girls winners of four of their last six games and McNary winners of their last three, there was a sense that it was going to be an interesting game. The Celtics Leah…