Living In The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.—Amity will be going into next week’s game against Dayton with five Seniors on their roster. The quintet of Josh Wart, Kennan Graham, George Hatch, Nick McMullen and Ashton Pappas has seen a lot of curveballs thrown their way their Senior Year with what has been going on around them. …

Cascade Football’s ‘Building’ Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade only has one Senior on their Varsity Football roster. Yes one.  On their football roster as a 4A school. But as strangely unique as it is, David Kanoff is ready for the challenge and knows the Junior Class behind him in a give-and-take type of relationship. “It’s definitely…

Preparing For The Unique Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In 19/20 years or so of coaching, this one has been one of those unique one’s for Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields.  Keeping the kids involved with workouts and scrimmages waiting to see when their season will bring.  Mix in Newport, who’s county is dropping to the ‘Moderate’-risk category,…

Leon Takes Interim Head Coaching Job At Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s a unique situation that Cascade JV Head Coach Robert Leon has found himself in a week before their first game against Sweet Home.  Taking the Varsity reins on a one-year basis as Cougar Head Coach Renee Cantrell tends to personal issues during Cascade’s six-week season. Cantrell will return…

The Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  This moment was a longtime coming for Senior Larisa Kesch coming back from a torn ACL and Meniscus as the Silverton Girls Soccer season kicked off Monday afternoon at McGinnis Field. It was at Crescent Valley on October 8 when it all came to a crashing halt for the…

Entering Year 2 In Goal

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Stayton’s Karlee Tyler was once had play goalie as an eighth-grader before moving out into the field as a midfielder her freshman year, but once Sylvia Gomez graduated following the 2017-2018 season there was a need in goal. Enter Tyler. The Eagles bridged their Oregon West Conference-Title campaign with…

North Marion’s Hammack Signs With New Mexico State University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was the icing on the cake on the eve of her Senior Year of soccer starting.  North Marion’s Mya Hammack made it official Sunday afternoon on a homemade indoor basketball court, signing her Letter of Intent to play soccer at Division-1 New Mexico State University. Signing on the…

Preparing For Her Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Jade Beaumont remembered dropping back to the center field fence against Philomath her sophomore year on April 19, 2019 and chasing after a fly-ball against the two-time Oregon West Conference.  She went up and caught it as she approached the fence and the deep part of Center Field. “Nobody…

The Incoming Two-Sport Collegiate Athlete

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  South Salem-Senior Drew Gertenrich will have his hands full starting next year when he heads to Arizona Christian University in the Fall.  But hey, he’s ready for the challenge of being a multi-sport athlete at college when he joins the Firestorm of the NAIA. “I think at some points…

Regis’ Voltin Signs With Oregon State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Coach Jeff Wiltsey got a bit choked up speaking Friday afternoon.  Tyler Voltin is a special breed.  Simple as that.  You could make an argument that his picture could be next to what a leader looks like by the way he carries himself, the decisions he makes…

Piecing It Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The rain was down to a drizzle to end Thursday night’s practice.  The ball was slick and wet.  Good practice for when their six-week season kicks off here in the first week of March for the pro-run offense the Dallas Dragons run. There was a feel of a late…

OSAA Leaves Season 2 Culminating Week To Schools

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Wedensday to finalize decisions on the Season 2 Culminating Week events, the sixth week of the traditional Fall sports season. Deciding to let the member schools of the OSAA decide on how to go about the week in terms of a local The OSAA Executive Board met in…