Salem Academy Brings Home 2A State Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  That dang ‘Salem’-chant had a lot of energy to it this evening as the Salem Academy Boys Basketball team brought home the 2A State Title in dominant fashion Saturday night against Western Christian.  The squad won its first boys basketball title since that Covid-shortened season Championship a few years…

Gervais Wins 2A State Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  You just knew that if this was a close game at halftime and the nerves were gone, that Gervais would do Gervais things. They did.  Now they’re State Champions.  Turning a 17-15 deficit into 29-19 lead early in the third quarter after a Sofia Contreras three-pointer.  Their defense clamped…

Regis Finishes Sixth In 2A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON,Ore.–   Mannahouse made things difficult for the Regis Boys basketball team, catching the Rams off-guard in the 2A fourth/sixth-pace game Saturday morning.  Thanks to a strong second quarter, the Lions were able to set the tone in an otherwise relatively close game, using the 20-9 quarter to help them takedown Regis 67-54…

Crusaders Finishes Fourth, Colton Sixth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  The Colton Girls Basketball team broke two 18-year droughts this season.  The first one is their drought in getting back to the final site for the first-time since 2005 and the other being the squad finally breaking their state trophy drought as well as they finished sixth as a…