Long Awaited Return For Amity’s McMullen

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Ellie McMullen’s finally getting back into a groove with the Amity Girls Basketball team.   It’s been a long journey of recovery for the Warrior senior, but her mindset and determination has been that of a warrior looking back at it.  Tearing her ACL in the 3A Consolation Semi-Finals last…

Woodburn Closes Out Regular Season With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  The Woodburn Bulldogs Boys basketball team ended one of those historic-feeling seasons the way they hoped.  Closing out a regular season that saw the squad win their first league title since 2008 and capped a 16-2 Mid-Willamette Conference league season 16-2.  Pulling away from Central late in their 53-47…

CVC Boys Basketball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sprague’s Liam Spencer and West Salem’s Jackson Leach were named Co-Players of the Year.  McNary’s Jando Gonzalez was named Defensive Player of the Year.  West Salem’s Travis Myers was named Coach of the Year for the Central Valley Conference. Here’s the Complete List: First Team Brody Roth- McNary Jando Gonzales- McNary…

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Marion’s Cole Hammack won Player of the Year, Philomath’s Blaker Ecker and Cascade’s Justin Amaya were named Co-Coaches of the Year. Here’s the Complete List: First team Cole Hammack- North Marion Landon Knox- Cascade Cole Beardsley- Philomath Ty May- Philomath Garrett Callsen- Styaton Specner┬áHorner- Cascade Second Team Gavin Berning- Stayton Sam…

CVC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem’s Mady Diaz and Lizzy Bennett were named Central Valley Conference Players of the Year.  McNary’s Brookelynn Jackson and Sprague’s Carly Skogstad were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year and South Salem’s Adrian Lewis and West Salem’s Katie Singleton were named Co-Coaches of the Year. Here’s the complete List: First…

Silverton’s Waples Ready To Lead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  If you ever met-and-or saw Silverton’s Carson Waples, you’ll see the multi-faceted personality that the Foxes student-athlete has.  Funny and care comes to mind as he’s always having a positive outlook on things.  Something that’ll be big for Waples as he’ll look upon as one of the seniors to…

Local Wrestling Round-Up And Placers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here’s a little round-up of the State Wrestling Tournaments up at Veterans Memorial Coliesum in Portland with placers of all the local Salem-area kids from the last three days. Let me know if I left anyone out, I’ll add them on here if I accidentally did. 6A West Salem’s Reese Lawson…

North Marion Advances In 4A Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Although it took North Marion a quarter, the Huskies did Huskie-like things in their 4A State Play-In game with Cottage Grove.  They overall just executed well after their sluggish start that saw them lead by four in their eventual 87-55 home victory after the first quarter. Perhaps nerves played…

Stayton Falls In Play-In Game To Klamath Union

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton didn’t fade into the night quietly against Klamath Union Saturday afternoon as they turned a 35-26 third quarter deficit down to two with 1:35 left in the game.  Trailing 42-40, the Eagles were looking to return to the Field of 16 while the Pelicans were looking for their…

South Salem Rallies To Win Senior Night Over McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The South Salem Saxons found that one final gear on their Senior Night against McNary to pull off the 49-44 win over the Celtics. A big win that will help propel the Saxons into the 6A State Playoffs and possibly give them a better match-up in the first round…

West Salem Holds Off Sprague To Close Out Regular Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague once more proved that that’ll be a tough out with the 6A State Playoffs on the horizon as the Olympians rallied from 18-3 down to take a brief 49-47 lead after Grayson Long three-pointer at quarters end.  Catching West Salem in a slump after the Titans clinched their…

North Marion’s Lader Signs With Bushnell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Known for her aggression on the field, North Marion’s Adrie Lader has looked to the sport of soccer as a way of anger management.  To help her have a piece of mind as soon as she steps off the pitch. Yet again, Lader points, as soon as she steps off…