Moore’s Cavs Outlast Workinger’s Loggers In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Two young teams with two stellar athlete’s went at it Monday night at Blanchet Catholic. Scio entered the game with the most wins in a season (nine) that they’ve seen in recent years, having topped out at eight wins in 2014 and 2016 prior to this season’s success.  Led…

Going Through The Gauntlet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–   The consolation bracket can be merciful.  Only one can automatically come out of the backdoor side of the bracket. McKay’s Andy Nguyen and Anthony Alvarez had won ‘blood’-round matches to reach the consolation semifinals before falling, dashing the two Seniors hopes of making a State berth before hanging up…

South’s Ortiz Repeats As District Champ

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.– South Salem’s Julian Ortiz has seen the development of this program from his freshman year with 14 guys to now his senior year. Coming off of his 285-pound title last year, Ortiz worked his way back to the district finals with back-to-back pins to defend his District Title against…

Sprague Repeats As MVC Wrestling Champs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  It was good experience for Riley Davis entering State as a freshman going up against his teammate in Brock McMullen. The Freshman entered the tournament as the second-seed, opposite from McMullen the number-one seed, leading his teammate 5-0 with 28 seconds left in the second period. It was quiet,…

North Marion Wins Ugly Game Over Madras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It’s was one if those opening halves that would give any coach an aneurysm. By the end of the first half of North Marion’s 39-32 win over Madras, North Marion’s Katie Ensign missed three lay-ins in the closing seconds that could have pulled the Huskies to within two of…

Sheridan Rallies, Holds Off Santiam In Regular Season Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.— For two teams that could easily play each other here in a few days in the Tri-River Conference League Playoffs, Thursday night could be a warm-up for what is possibly to come ahead. Sheridan hasn’t had the easiest stretch to close out the regular season, having to play…

Workinger Surpasses 1,200 Career Points Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  What were you doing in 1975? It was the year before the bicentennial, Gerald Ford was in office and gas was 53 cents a gallon. It was also the last time that the Scio High School Basketball team had one of their own eclipsed the 1,200-point barrier when Gregg…

Mack, Runion Sign To Linfield For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  A few months ago during Fall Ball, Silverton’s Gage Mack and Cole Runion each combined for a no-hitter against Clackamas Community College.  Runion’s dad and Foxes Head Coach Jeremiah Runion mentioned the story prior to the two Seniors signing day Wednesday morning by the main entrance of the school….

West Salem Denied McNary’s Fourth Quarter Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The question became, up 13 entering the fourth quarter without Justin Scoggins and Holden Whipple, could West Salem avoid the Groundhog Day Effect in their 66-63 win Tuesday night? Scoggins has been battling a pre-stress fracture since about Christmas while Whipple’s been out since early on in the third…

Silverton’s Three-Ball Sets Pace In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON. Ore.–  55 points certainly seems low for Silverton.  It’s just the sixth time in 18 games this year that the Foxes scored below 60 points in a game. But, in their 55-40 win Tuesday night, they were deadly from three-point land.  Hitting seven of their 13 three’s in the first…

St. Paul Gets By Mohawk In Non-League Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– Mohawk would take the 22-21 halftime lead over the second-ranked St. Paul Buckaroo Girls Basketball team probably every time as they did Monday night. For the first 16 minutes of St. Paul’s 45-36 victory, the Mustangs had pressed, rebounded and shot the ball well against the defending 1A State…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For February 7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This past Friday’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s of the week includes James Moore (Blanchet Catholic), Lidiia Buiko (McKay), Paige Alexander (West Salem) and Noah Worthington (Sprague).  Read about their success’ leading to the honor here: Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from…