Dallas’ Brecht Takes 285-Pound Title At Perry Burlison Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Dallas’ Aston Brecht was in for a battle in the second round of the 285-pound class at the Perry Burlison Tournament at Cascade High School Saturday afternoon. Brecht, coming off a 34-second pin of Yamhill-Carlton’s Sam Dixon, came out slow against Tigard’s Johnny Nomani with the match knotted up…

Silverton Takes Road Win Over St. Helens

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. HELENS, Ore.– It was an ideal way to start your season if you are Silverton Boys Basketball. Replacing six contributing seniors from last years third-place squad will be no easy task.  But here they were kicking off the season on the road at St. Helens with a 77-38 win with…

Cascade Battles Central For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It resembled that of the old Cascade-Central battles back in the old Oregon West Conference-days as it came down to the wire between the two girls basketball team’s Friday night. The aggression presented by the two teams throughout the 32-minutes in the 4A Cougars 48-45 victory over the 5A…

Dayton Battles Hawaii’s Radford For Second Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  Radford’s athleticism presented a challenge worthy for improvement for a Dayton squad that lost starters in Lukas Findley, Braden Nowlin and Jayden Howard from last year’s third-place team. The Rams of Hawaii connected on three three-pointers in the opening frame of the Pirates 67-58 win with Radford leading 16-10…

Learning From It

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.–  Seeing the press in the second-game of the season was a good eye-opener for Salem Academy entering their game Friday evening at the Westside Winter Jam Tournament. Entering the second quarter against Creswell, the Crusaders led the Bulldogs 11-8 before the press threw Salem Academy into a loop they…

Silverton’s Defense Shuts Down Churchill In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton had to wait a few extra minutes to start their 2019-2020 campaign as their JV team went to double overtime against Churchill Wednesday night at home. And though they had a slow half to their season opener, the Foxes pulled away in the second half for the 59-38 victory over…

New Era Kicks Off For Dallas Boys Basketball Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There’s nerves obviously on the eve of the season for Jordan Sollman as he enters his first game as Varsity Head Coach in eight years at Dallas High School. “A lot of it is just excitement.  You’ve only been going at it for about two weeks here in the…

Young Bulldogs Season Starts Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore–  For what it was worth, outside of the tough finish against Stayton in the third-fifth place game in the 4A playoffs, Woodburn’s fifth-place finish was a good foundation for the program moving into this season. The trick will be this year, with them graduating all but two returners from…

Year Two Of The New PacWest

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The biggest difference in their 65-55 loss to Santiam Christian in the first round of the 3A playoffs was their rebounding game. “Boxing out, it’s important because last year we played Santiam Christian, they got a lot of second chance points and it helped us not win the game,…

Sprague Host First Fanfest Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first time ever, Sprague held their fanfest Monday night on home court, showing off their basketball squads for the upcoming season. The Varsity girls, who start their season Wednesday at Reynolds, they were a few laughs as they went through the paces of a live game with crowd…

Heppner Takes Battle Of Defenses Over Kennedy For 2A Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HERMINSTON, Ore.–  This was what you hoped for when the two best defense’s in 2A met Saturday afternoon at Herminston. When Jayden Wilson scored from two-yards out to push Heppner’s lead to 12-0 with 5:35, Wilson’s 57-yard scamper on the second play of the game was the lone scoring strike by…

St. Paul Finishes Second In 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HERMINSTON, Ore.—Think about it, for Seniors like a Mitch Curtis, TJ Crawford or Saul Martinez, being in the playoffs this late in the year has become an expectation. Their sophomore year, St. Paul were semi-finalist in 2A and were State Finalist their Junior and now Senior seasons. “It’s something cool to…