Top Stories Of 2022

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com A lot of things happened over the past year.  History made. Heartfelt stories.  Fun ending in an All-Star Game in Baker City to Playoff Droughts ending.  So much  happened to mentioned over the course of this past year.  But here’s a few stories I’ve been at over this past year to encompass…

Hodges Leads Dayton To Crusader Classic Championship Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where nothing was falling, nothing was going Dayton’s way and were faced with a 29-22 deficit to Western Christian in the Crusaders Classic Boys Green Bracket Championship Game at Salem Academy Friday night.   Momentum was against them as the young Pioneers squad, led…

Amity Defeats Sutherlin Again At Crusader Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The resiliency and toughness of the Amity Warriors shined in their 47-44 win over the Sutherlin Bulldogs for the Crusader Classic Green Bracket.   For every run Amity had, Sutherlin answered and the Warriors held as strongly as you would hope.  Jed McMullen preaches resiliency, his team had that against…

Willamette Valley Christian Finishes Third in Crusader Classic Green Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian rebounded well from their 53-45 defeat to 2A’s Western Christian when they picked up a 61-37 win over Country Christian.  The 1A Brooks-based team finished third in the Green Bracket, going 2-1 over the three-day tournament that saw the Warriors work on their defense and offense…

Gervais Finishes Crusader Classic With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The 9am game was a tad more kinder to the Gervais Girls Basketball team Friday morning.  There was still some waking up as they led 22-16 three minutes into the second quarter, but then that’s where the Cougars flipped the switch and turned it on against Country Christian.   …

Stayton Girls Basketball Falls To Marshfield in SCTC Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s Lydia Bielenberg stepped up big in going into the second half of Thursday evening’s game against Marshfield.  Hitting a big three-pointer towards the end of the first half and carried the momentum over into the second half as the Eagles were down 30-20 late in the game. Being…

Western Christian Holds Off Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It wasn’t a pretty win, but Western Christian found a way in getting it done to get the win at the end of the day.  Defeating Willamette Valley Christian 53-48 in the process as they shook off the cobwebs of not playing in 12 days. But with the 1A Warriors…

Gervais’ Comeback Falls Short Against Sutherlin

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Gervais Girls Basketball team came out sluggish against powerhouse Sutherlin Thursday morning with the local Cougars team spotting the Bulldogs with a 16-4 lead to start the game. But thanks to a 17-8 second quarter, Gervais pulled the game back within reach going into halftime down 24-21 and…

Jefferson’s Winning Streak Ends At Seven At SCTC Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Marshfield’s length created headaches for the Jefferson Girls Basketball team Wednesday afternoon in the SCTC Opening Round. Creating turnovers and winning the rebounding battle while the Pirates offense hit shots, especially the three-point shot where they hit seven, four in the first half alone in their (score) victory. As…

Willamette Valley Christian Edges Central Linn 52-48

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian found a way in getting it done against a solid 2A squad in Central Linn Wednesday morning in the opening round of the Salem Academy Crusader Classic Green Bracket.  Coming down the stretch of their 52-48 victory over the Cobras, the Warriors found that clutch factor. They…

Persons, Rams Win Seventh Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Clara Persons has been on a tear to open up her High School career, stepping in as a shooter and contributing for a Regis team that improved to 7-2 on the season following their 56-21 victory over Scio.  Scoring 18 points to help the Rams open up the…

Dallum’s And-One Lifts Crosshill Over Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Crosshill Christian’s Noah Dallum had himself a game, capped with the game-winning ‘And-One’ in the closing seconds of Tuesday’s 48-45 win over Horizon Christian of Tualatin. He rebounded well, scored when they needed him with the senior post scoring 21 points in the win.  Scoring nine of his game…