Perrydale Falls On Road To Elkton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ELKTON, Ore.– It was just one of those games that they wished they had a do-over.  Perrydale knew they were better than how they played on the road against Elkton, but just the little things of the game caught up to them. The Elks zone defense created turnovers and threw the…

Jefferson Girls Basketball Holds Off Sheridan For 11th Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Sheridan’s Haley Ayala put her team on her back in the second half against Jefferson Friday night.  The Lions had just taken a 34-28 lead after the Spartans were ahead 28-24 in the third quarter of the PacWest Conference game and, for the senior, knowing what was at stake…

Woodburn Outlast Central For 9-0 Start to MWC Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Woodburn came prepared for this Mid-Willamette Conference game Thursday night against Central.  Sitting at 8-0 entering the contest, knowing that the Panthers were two games behind them in the standings, they tried to simulate the crowd noise, the band noise as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead in…

Crosshill Christian Sets Tone In Casco League Win Over WVC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Crosshill Christian did Crosshill Christian things Wednesday night against 1A Casco League opposition Willamette Valley Christian.  They hit the shots, free throws and played sound defense against the Warriors, turning a 17-13 first quarter lead into a sound 33-19 lead at half of their 65-38 win over the Brooks-based…

Chemeketa Seven Falls To Umpqua Community College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team have been playing short-handed since the NWAC Crossover Tournament the weekend of December 15, playing most nights with just seven girls dressed down and ready to play.  Raising to the occasion as they’ve gone 3-7 over that span with wins over Blue Mountain, Tacoma…

Regis Rally By Blanchet For 73-61 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Regis Boys Basketball team just brought the heat and kept it dialed up against Blanchet Catholic Tuesday night on the road, defeating the Cavailers 73-61 in the process.  And the biggest point of interest, the momentum swing, came in the second quarter in what was neck-to-neck game coming…

Salem Academy Takes Slug fest Game With Colton 32-21

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those slow-paced and aggressive games thanks in part to the style of play that Colton plays Tuesday night.  Salem Academy chalked it up as a win nonetheless as they defeated the Vikings 32-21 in the Tri-River Conference game for their 15th win of the season…

St. Paul’s Press Pays Off In Win Over Perrydale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  It was just a matter of time before the press defense St. Paul was throwing out at Perrydale Monday night would start to work.  The scheme started in practice and slowly the Buckaroos started to see the fruits of their labor coming down the stretch of their 54-35…

SSBC Honorees For Week of January 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonld73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Salem Academy’s Haley Ferry (Girls Basketball), West Salem Reese Lawson (Girls Wrestling), South Salem’s CC Buarer (Girls Swimming), North Salem’s Aundre Chacon (Boys Wrestling), West Salem’s Jackson Leach (Boys Basketball) for the Week of January 20. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and…

Dayton Remains Undefeated In PacWest Conference Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Santiam Christian had themselves one of those start that even had Dayton going ‘that’s good’.  Everything was falling as they led the Pirates 25-17 in the second quarter Saturday night. and it looked like Dayton’s might’ve finally met its match since that Westside Christian defeat the second game of…

Oliff’s Continued Drive

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Polly Oliff has been improving steadily since her first-year back in the fifth-grade.   Going from winless her first year to third-place last year at 100 pounds, the Dallas sophomore is hoping that she’ll continue to improve with Districts and State on the horizon for herself and her teammates.  Pointing…

Kennedy’s Geschwill Turning To Corner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill stepped up her game, taking part in the second-annual Lady Dragons Invitational Saturday at Dallas High School.   Geschwill picked up the first-round bye before pinning Dayton’s Lillie Brooks to advance to the quarterfinals of the 130-pound bracket.  From there, Geschwill picked up a 2-1 decision over…