Hot-Shooting Gresham Edges Morgan’s Olys 65-56

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.– Nearly a week after dunking his way to 1,000-points against Roseburg on December 17, Sprague’s Dallon Morgan was back on the court again helping Sprague once more against a sharp-shooting Gresham squad Thursday afternoon. The dunk, in a game where the Olympians defeated the Indians 71-42 to open the…

Regis Stuns Santiam 36-35

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–   Santiam tried something new Wednesday afternoon against Regis in their trap zone defense.  And for much of the non-league contest at Santiam High School, it kept the Rams in check in Regis’ 36-35 win as the Wolverines jumped out to a 22-11 lead entering the waning moments of…

Cascade Finishes Fifth At Capitol City Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a good test of composure with the league seasons coming up for both Salem Academy and Cascade in the fifth-place game of the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University Wednesday afternoon. The game was aggressive and physical as the Cougars, one of 4A’s top teams, edged one…

Titans Win Capitol City Classic Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem got it done in every way possible in the Capitol City Classic over the course of the past week.  They won big, like they did against Jefferson of Portland and Silverton.  Winning both games 67-50 and 75-53 respectively.    They came back from 27-7 down Tuesday night against Beaverton to…

Sheridan Starts Fast Against Siletz Valley For 7-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Gavin Anderson was hotter than Pizza Rolls coming out of the oven from three-point land to open Sheridan’s 61-33 win over Siletz Valley Tuesday night. The Warriors, ranked ninth in the 1A Coaches Poll, didn’t have an answer for the senior guard who had hit four three-pointers in the…

Gervais Defeats Banks For Sixth Win In A Row

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BANKS, Ore.–  The Gervais defense was their typical Cougar selves Tuesday afternoon against their second 4A challenge in Banks on the road. Gervais was physical, pushed their aggressive style on and frustrated the Braves in the Cougars 53-33 win, banking Gervais their seventh win of the season and sixth-in-a-row in the…

West Salem Advances To CCC Semi’s With Win Over Silverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem had to play it’s best game of the young season in the quarterfinals of the Capitol City Classic Monday night against Silverton. They had to be disciplined as the Foxes are masters with that.  They had to execute offensively in hitting their shots.  They did that.  Their…

Crusaders Pushes 5A Spartans To OT In CCC Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy came out with fire and passion Monday afternoon against Corvallis.  The Crusaders led the Spartans in Corvallis’ eventual 59-52 Overtime victory 10-4 to start before going down four entering the second quarter. But even then, Salem Academy kept pace with the Sparts.  Keeping them within reach during…

Cascade Advances, Faces Lincoln Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kellan Sande had a dandy of a start to Cascade’s 62-40 win over Jefferson of Portland Monday morning at the Capitol City Classic.   Of the Cougars 20 first quarter points, Sande owned nine of them.  All three-pointers, all giving Cascade a much-given spark plug after their opening round defeat to Silverton…

Silverton Gets It Done Against Forest Grove Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The question, coming out of Silverton’s 58-48 win over Forest Grove, was what the heck happened during the first four minutes coming out of the halftime break? The Foxes jumped out to a 18-7 lead after the first quarter and the 11-point margin held going into the halftime break up…

Saxons Fall To Barlow In Mid-Valley Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Barlow flexed it’s basketball muscle Sunday afternoon against South Salem. The Saxons spotted the Bruins a quick 18-2 lead before South drew in Barlow by the midway mark of the second quarter down 26-22 in the 69-52 defeat.  The Bruins pushed their lead to 42-28 by halftime. Battling as they…

Crusaders Fall To Rancho Christian In CCC Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Salem Academy Boys Basketball team had their work cut out for them Saturday evening in the opening round of the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University.  The Crusaders had drawn Rancho Christian Eagles, a program that had won the tournament in 2019, and despite Rancho Christian’s 3-6 record coming…