Chemawa Finishes Interesting Season 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Try to imagine this. You’re part of a team of 14 kids dressed down for the first Varsity game of the 2019 season at the 2A Level and halfway through the first quarter of the game, the game was called. Injuries are apart of football yes, but when Chemawa…

SK-Beacons To Host Feburary 1 Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  On February 1, 2020, the Salem-Keizer Beacons will host, through the Salem-Keizer High School Sports Booster Club, will honor their second class of Beacon honorees. This year’s honoree’s (and their respective schools) are: Rick Herrin (McKay), Pam and Bob Zielinski (McNary), Dr. Gib Gimore (North Salem), Dave Johnson (South…

Sprague Overcomes Slow Start, Sweeps Glencoe

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When playoffs begin, anything is possible. It was hard to fathom in Sprague’s  25-16, 25-13, 25-16 win Tuesday night against Glencoe that it wasn’t anything but smooth for the 2018 State Runner-Up looking for another deep playoff run this season. But as the Crimson Tide held a 7-5 lead…

Perrydale Shuts Door On North Clackamas Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– It was definitely playoff Volleyball no matter if it is 6A or 1A. Faced with a 23-19 deficit in a fourth set in which Perrydale were one run from making it interesting in their 23-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-23 win against North Clackamas Christian Wednesday night. For much of the fourth set,…

Stayton Boys Clinched Outright Oregon West Conference-Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– One thing about the Stayton Boys Soccer program over the past ten years is that by now their success is well-known. It could be easy, as they wrapped up their eighth Oregon West Conference-title since 2010 and four State Finals appearances in that span in 4A, to call it…

TRL Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley recieved Tri-River League Honors while Laura Beyer recieved Coach of the Year for a Trojan squad that went 16-0 in league and are 29-1 overall entering the 2A State Playoffs. Here is the complete list: Player of the Year:  Sophia Carley, Kennedy Coach of the Year:Laura Beyer, Kennedy…

MVC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com  SALEM, Ore.– Sprague’s Bridgette Smith was named Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and Olympian Head Coach Anne Olsen was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year.   Sprague and Summit both finished 9-1 in MVC league play for Co-League Champion honors as both host home-openers Wednesday for the first…

Sheridan JV Drops Tough Season Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It wasn’t how they wanted to end their season, but with two subs to their name they battled through the adversity the best to their abilities. The Sheridan JV football team had their chances during the first half offensively to do some damage, but fumbles had hurt promising drives…

Willamina Clinched Playoff Spot With Sweep Over Taft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  All they needed was one more win to get to the 3A State Playoffs, and they got it. For a program that had a long playoff streak stretching from the early-to-mid 2000s onwards that was snapped in 2013, the Willamina Bulldogs had one State appearance since that 2013 postseason…

Perrydale Finishes Second In Casco League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Perrydale may have finished second to St. Paul in the Casco League once again, but the Pirates had put a scare on the Buckaroos in the 14-25, 21-25, 20-25 sweep of St. Paul Saturday evening at Central High School. Perrydale had clinch a playoff bid with their 25-17, 19-25,…

Cascade Wrapped Up Undefeated League Title Run

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– As the fog of the firework pyrotechnics wisp away into the late October sky like an eerie horror movie leading in the Halloween holiday, Cascade found themselves sitting on-top of the Oregon West Conference once more as Senior Night and Homecoming Week wrapped up. Over the past six years…

South Salem Takes Senior Night Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Entering the fifth set of their 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 15-7 win over Mountain View, South Salem knew what was at stake. Sitting 33rd in the State, a loss could all but end their season.  But a win on the otherwise could push their ranking in the Top 32…