On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— West Salem’s Anybeth Valenzuela has indeed left her mark on the Titan Wrestling program as the Senior wrapped up her final practice of her career Wednesday morning. There are no nerves at the moment as she enters the eight-girl bracket at Cottage Grove Thursday morning, Valenzuela pointing towards it’s…

Cascade Gets Redemption Over Klamath Union

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SISTERS, Ore.–  We were on pace for the same story, same verse Tuesday afternoon at Sisters High School. It felt like a home game for Cascade, having played there playing the Outlaws once-a=year there in recent years, and it was against a familiar foe in Klamath Union.  The Pelicans and Cougars…

Gervais Sets Tone In Win Over Gold Beach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For a real brief moment in Monday afternoon’s game against Gold Beach, the Panthers had Gervais on their heels in the intense start to the game.  The 6-2 lead early on felt closer than the four-point spread at the moment. But just as intense as the start of the…

Jefferson Roars To Life Against Waldport In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Waldport had Jefferson in an unique jam Monday evening in the first half.  The Irish had the Lions playing their game up 28-25. But with the Lions however, close games like this one have been their forte this season as they came back out ready to go.  And just…

Cascade’s Fraser Signs With Bushnell For Track

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Being tenacious has been one of the main characteristics of Cascade’s Ashley Fraser her whole life.  Middle School going into High School and now into college following her signing her Letter of Intent to run Track at Bushnell University in Eugene. Her tenacity helped her win the 400-meter Oregon…

Post 58 Crushers Split With NWDS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers found a rhythm late in Game one of their doubleheader against the NW Diamond Sports squads Sunday afternoon.  Bats came to life, defense settled in behind the pitching of St. Paul-grad TJ Crawford and Kennedy-grad Dylan Kleinschmit in the 8-4 defeat to start the doubleheader…

Honored By The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  West Salem’s Crosby Albee made a quick weekend trip up to Corvallis to take part in the Richardson Oregon All-Star Series at Goss Stadium at Oregon State University.  The recent Titan-graduate has been in Medford, playing with the Medford Rogues Collegiate Baseball team and playing in this past Tuesday’s…

Jefferson Wraps Up Regular Season 7-7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It wasn’t how they were hoping to end their season, but they’re happy they got to play as Jefferson ended their season with a 7-7 season following their season-ending defeat to Central Linn 55-33 Saturday afternoon. “It feels really good, I’m so happy we were able to get that…

Santiam Wins Senior Day Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It was a special moment for Santiam Senior Savanna Fields-Bodenheimer on Friday afternoon.  In a year in which she returned to Wolverine-country, where she last played and attended as an eighth-grader a few short years ago, the now-graduate played in a Santiam uniform one last time.  Scoring four…

West Salem Slips By Sprague 47-45

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem’s Carson Cogdill drained the go-ahead three-pointer with under a minute to play, turned to his Student Section and let out a holler.  The Titans just took the lead with what eventually became the final 47-45. It was a dagger, knowing that Sprague had a few opportunities to…

4A Softball All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade fielded six athlete’s on the All-State team and Stayton’s Jade Beaumont was Second-Team All-State Outfielder with Marist, La Grande and Marist collecting much of the first-team selections for the 2021 season. Player of the Year Layla Martinez- Marist Coach Of The Year Stefan Schroffner- Marist Infield First Team Layla Martinez-…

Jefferson’s Aguilar Goes Off For 35 In 74-45 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The thing about Jefferson Boys Basketball is that you don’t know where the roulette ball will land and who’s number will be called to catch fire this season. Diego Aguilar’s number was dialed on Thursday afternoon.  The sophomore went absolutely berserk in the first half against a Regis team…