Stayton’s 2nd Half Defense Extinguish Cascade’s Offense In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s defense has been stellar since their 2-3 start to the season. It’s weird to think after their slow five-game start this season eerily compares to their 2-3 start to last season, but their defense this season has helped the Eagles win 17 of their last 18 games to…

Central Get It Done Versus Corvallis Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– After opening the game on an incredible 21-4 run entering the third quarter, Corvallis slowly began to chip away at the Central lead and eventually got it down to 27-20 with a little more than five minutes to play in the game. But, as the fourth and fifth-place squads…

Believe And Trust

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Scio Head Wrestling Coach Matt Parazoo kept bringing up believing before and after Monday’s practice in their mat room. To believe in themselves and in their abilities to perform to the best they can. Parazoo also played over the sound system in the facility crowd reaction from State Matches…

Rubio Brothers Heading To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its always weird when you’re facing a teammate in a big time tournament like the District Meet. But unlike the District Final where you could understandably forfeit to the older grapler, the match between Jesse Rubio and German Munoz at 152 pounds was to qualify for the State Meet….

McMullen Rallies To Take District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– He’s been on the shelve for three weeks healing up from an leg injury and he was opened that he was gassed after the win, but down and needing a move with 30 seconds left on the clock Sprague’s Brock McMullen kept fighting. McMullen held a 4-2 lead 90…

North Marion Slips By Gladstone, At Least Share Of Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The play was there. A backdoor cut to the basket. North Marion and Gladstone were knotted up at 49 and the Tri-Valley Conference title were in front of them. The next two points in the Huskies 51-49 win became the hardest as Jared Hauser received the in-bounds pass and…

Game Within The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– A year after defeating Cascade on Senior Night, the North Marion Girls came home for Senior Night as Champions of the Tri-Valley Conference. It’s a cool feeling as they laced it up against Gladstone Friday night in front of their home crowd and even took turns cutting down the…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For February 15

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Here are this weeks Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honorees for this week, February 15: Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Swimming: Alexis Smith. Alexis is a junior for the Olys. At districts as a 9th grader Alexis won the…

Sprague Over Summit, Big Match-Up For 3rd Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The week off seemed to have helped Sprague settle in for the final stretch of their season with four games left entering Thursday’s match-up with Summit. Playing without Senior Ethan Flannigan and his athleticism and length due to a hand injury for the reminder of the season, the Olympians…

Amity Over Salem Academy, Plays For 1st Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s always difficult to beat a team three-times in a season and mixed in the league playoff pressure.  Anything is possible. Salem Academy had a strong start to the game, but Amity answered with a strong first half finish and stronger third as they led 40-34 entering the fourth…

McKay Girls Picks Up Eighth Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  In between the third and fourth quarters McKay Girls Head Coach Jim White that his team worked too hard in this game against McNary to let this one slip away from them. It’s been a few years since the Scots last win over the Celtics, but here they were,…

Santiam Advances In TRC League Playoffs Over Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– With 2:24 left in the third quarter, first-year Sheridan Head Coach Steven Grauer told his team during a timeout down 39-27 to Santiam that he believed in them. The 27-year-old coach was trying to find ways to settle his team down during their Tri-River Conference league playoff game…