Western Christian Gets By Salem Academy 52-49

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian Boys Basketball team has been the thorn in the side, a burr under one’s saddle even.  Name any idiom that’s similar and that’s what the Pioneers have been for the Salem Academy Boys basketball team the last few meetings among the two 2A juggernauts.  Practically since…

West Salem Rallies Past McNary 68-63

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The McNary Girls Basketball team had the West Salem Girls Basketball team on the ropes Tuesday night at McNary High School with the hometown Celtics leading the Titans 45-36 with 2::30 left in the third quarter.  Putting pressure on West Salem and their undefeated Central Valley Conference record to…

Stayton Holds Off North Marion 54-51

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  You could tell that both the Stayton and North Marion Boys Basketball teams emptied the tanks against each other Monday night at Stayton High School.  They both were exhausted, both drove and fought until the end of the game against one another.  Sadily one one could come out on…

Girls Wrestling District Round-Up

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 6A/5A Special District 3Ivy McIntosh won the 115 District Title.Polly Olliff (105), Addison McGrady (120), Delila Tormis (130), Evie Olliff (155) were District Runner-ups for the Dragons, who finished third as a team. Ah Pymm McDaniel (100), Katie Smith (105), Lindsey Faulkner (115) finished third in their respective weight classes. 6A/5A…

West Salem’s Lawson Wins First Girls District Title For Titans

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The tears and emotions were worth it following her 10-7 victory over Tualatin’s Madi Randels Saturday evening at the 6A/5A Special District 2 Championship bout.  West Salem’s Reese Lawson remembers when Randels defeated her last year and this year it was the Titans junior’s time to overtake the Timberwolve junior…

Silverton First-Year Wrestler Myers Finishes District Runner-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Silverton’s Jasmine Myers decided to try something new for her final year in High School by going for wrestling.  And boy imagine the results if the Foxes senior had come out for the sport sooner following the performance she had at the 6A/5A Special District 2 Meet at West…

Celtics Martinez’ Return To Wrestling Results In District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  It’s been about two-and-a-half years since McNary’s Ali Martinez’ last season of wrestling, but it looks as if she hasn’t skipped a beat as she won the 190 pound 6A/5A Special District 2 Title Saturday afternoon at West Albany High School.  Defeating Bend’s Sarah Witts by second round pin….

North Salem’s Sonis Patience Led To District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– Patience was of a virtue for North Salem’s Mariko Sonis in the 120 pound 6A/5A Special District 2 Title bout.  Years of Jiu-Jitsu from four until Middle School and Wrestling since sixth-grade has helped mold her into being a patient competitor and it was paying off in her 6-1 victory over…

Buss, McNary Complete Comeback Against South

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McNary’s Avery Buss just had one of those games in which it started nightmarish, but at the end of it, it all ended up working out for the good. In the first half of the Celtics 52-50 comeback victory over South Salem, Buss quickly picked up four fouls in…

Cascade Outlast Philoamth 50-49

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Backs against the wall, feet to the fire in a packed house, Cascade finds a way in getting it done against Philomath. Some would say this is a rivalry and it lived up to the billing as the Warriors came back from near-death down 36-20 at halftime to make it…

Cascade Girls Basketball Defeats Philomath For First Time Since 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER. Ore.– It took until the second half of their game Thursday evening, but Cascade found that one niche and took full advantage of it in their 34-23 win over the Warriors.  Their first win over Philomath since their 68-38 win over the Warriors on February 16, 2018 behind their speed…

West Salem Falls In Tough Battle With South Medford On Road

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was another good match-up between West Salem and South Medford in their second match-up this season, the first going to the Titans at the Abby’s Tournament in Medford on December 29.  It was that game that won West Salem the Abby’s Tournament and was the third win of…