Perrydale’s 4×100 Finishes Second, Griffin and Deters Place

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– It wasn’t the prettiest thing, but through the frustrations the Perrydale 4×100 Girls Relay team found a way to finish second in the State Race. “Yeah we were expecting to have the best run of the year at this meet, but I think we pulled through especially Kieley (Griffin)…

Ngaida Brings Home High Jump Title, Fifth in Long

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Kalulusno Ngaida certainly has carried her momentum from years past into her Senior year as the Cascade jumper brought home the 4A High Jump Title with a five-foot-six-inch jump after sealing the title a few minutes before. “Definitely a long time coming, I placed second last year, I placed…

Slipping By To Qualify For The Finals

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– There’s always some crazy things happening at the State Meet as the old saying goes. For South Salem’s Hailey Lewetag, who’s been battling through a knee injury to be in the Top 10 in the Greater Valley Conference in the 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter and the 1,500…

Garza Qualifies For 100 Finals, Rodriguez-Aquino PRs Day 2

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.- The competition in 2018 for the 6A 100 meter dash as McKay’s Israel Garza took off from his blocks looking to qualify for the finals down the front-straightaway Friday morning. When he finished, he had the fourth fastest time at 10.95, 0.05 behind West Salem’s Greater Valley Conference fastest…

Tualatin Rebound for a 25-7 Victory Over Canby

By Jeremy McDonald TUALATIN, Ore.— Both Tualatin and Canby football teams were looking to reverse the losing trends they were on entering Friday’s 6A match-up. But mental mistakes by the Cougars (2-4, 1-3 Three Rivers League) were taken advantage of by the eighth-ranked Timberwolves (5-1, 4-1 TRL) resulting in a 25-7 victory for Tualatin Friday night. “We…

GAME PREVIEW: 8th-Ranked Tualatin Takes on Canby

By Jeremy McDonald TUALATIN, Ore.— Following their 45-14 loss to Sherwood, the OSAA 8th-ranked Tualatin Timberwolves (4-1, 2-1 Three Rivers League) look to rebound against Canby (2-3, 1-2 TRL) Friday night at home. The 45-14 loss should serve as motivation for the T’Wolves as they were held to 14 points and 211 yard in total…

Is pride hurting Kobe’s and Lakers legacy?

By Jeremy McDonald We know Kobe Bryant is very prideful as a person and as a player.  Any athlete is. But, with his recent history of injuries in the past few seasons, is Kobe’s pride hurting the Los Angeles Lakers? I think so. Yes, when healthy Kobe is Kobe of old; but considering that he…

Stayton Eyeing For The Playoffs With Five Games Remaining

STAYTON, Ore.– After missing the playoffs in 2014 and having a new head coach in Ian Van der Zwan entering the 2015 season, the Lady Eagles of Stayton High School are sitting steady in third-place in the OSAA 4A Oregon West Conference with five games left in the soccer season. “Our season so far has been…

University of Oregon’s “Lewis And Clark” Jerseys Historical Importance

By Jeremy McDonald The University of Oregon Football team has always done great things about their football interviews with their numerous varieties to them. But what I like this week’s game’s jersey against Washington State University is something that history nerds like me like. With paying tribute to the “Lewis and Clark” trip along the…

How Important are JuCo Athletic’s in area’s like Southern Oregon: Part 2

By Jeremy McDonald Going back to a prior question I have a few day’s ago:  How important are Junior College/Community College Athletic’s in area’s like Southern Oregon? This time I’m looking at it in terms of Opportunities to play. Having, or creating, athletic programs in these two-years obviously allows athlete’s to play at the next…

How much is Kaepernick too Blame For Niners Offensive Struggles?

By Jeremy McDonald Colin Kaepernick had his fare amount of struggles the past two years with his mechanics and what it takes to be a National Football League Quaterback. The question I have to pose is he fully to blame? Let me point out that the offensive line isn’t the same as it was in…