3A/2A/1A Boys Soccer All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Dayton’s Jony Miramontes won 3A/2A/1A Coach of the Year and Catlin Gabel’s Felipe Rueda Duran won Player of the Year.  Delphian’s Minghan Cui and Blanchet Catholic’s Hunter Archer were also named to the All-State List, joining the three Pirates on the All-State List. Here’s the List: First Team F Benji Hudson,…

2A All-State Volleyball Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Annabelle Brawley won 2A Player of The Year and the Crusaders Melissa Holman won Coach of the Year. Here’s the complete 2A List: First TeamOH Aubrey Smith, Sr., Salem AcademyOH Bella Gamache, Jr., MonroeOH Grace Taylor, Sr., Grant UnionOH Zuri Reeser, Jr., StanfieldMB Aly Herber, Jr., Salem AcademyMB Mackenzie…

North Marion’s New Point Guard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For Makesha Bizon, her first year as the Head Coach of her alma mater was interesting to say the least.  Preparing now for her second year in leading the North Marion Girls Basketball program this Winter. “It was weird.  It was definitely weird to come back and coach, but…

Stayton Looks To Longtime Core For Success In 2021

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The situation Stayton Girls Basketball are in is unique.  The last two years they graduated just two seniors, KJ Nyquist and Emma Storey back in 2019 when the Eagles reached the 4A State First Round before falling to North Marion 41-38. Fast Forward to Wednesday evening and as they…

Cougars Looking For Repeat Performance In Winter Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  With the 4A State Title on the line during the Cumulative Week this past Spring, Cascade’s then-junior Kellen Sande found himself on the bench.  Broken right hand from the second quarter playing against Marshfield when he decided to re-enter the game. Knowing he can’t shoot, he had to rely…

Gates Signs With Arizona For Track

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  One of Oregon’s best High Jumpers just signed her Letter of Intent to join the Pac. Monday afternoon marked a new chapter for Cascade’s Emma Gates as the Cougar senior signed her Letter of Intent to jump for the University of Arizona.  Joining the ranks of Division-1 athletics on…

Huskies Preparing For Tough Non-League Slate In 2021

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Juan Alvarez was taking some extra shots during the first two water breaks of Monday evening’s practice.  Working on his craft as the Huskies went to work on Day 6 of the 2021-2022 season with the first game on the horizon. “I’m just trying to do my best to…

West Salem’s McMullen Signs With Linn-Benton For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Brody McMullen will be taking his talents to the next level following this season with the West Salem Baseball team. Sunday afternoon at Capital City Sports, McMullen signed his Letter of Intent to play baseball at NWAC South Region powerhouse Linn-Benton Community College.  Going into at the moment as a pitcher…

Santiam Returns Solid Core For 2021

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The Santiam Girls Basketball team wrapped up their first week of practice Saturday morning in the old gym at Santiam High School. The Wolverines only graduated two seniors from their 2-5 Spring season as they return a strong core that features the Lindemann sisters of Grace and Ellie, Kristen…

Kennedy’s Defense Came In Clutch In 2A Semis Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  The Kennedy defense came through in the clutch when they needed it the most Saturday evening in Southern Oregon. In what looked like it was going to be another dominant win for the Trojans this evening, leading 21-0 entering the second half, their offense struggled a bit down the…

Finalist Foxes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  For a brief moment it looked as if we were going to get another instant classic edition of the Silverton-West Albany rivalry in the 5A State Semifinals Friday night at McMinnville High School. With a scoreless stalemate going into the second quarter the Foxes, who went on to win…

Crusaders Preparing For Another Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—As awesome as it was for the Salem Academy Boys Basketball team, it was a stressful time as well playing in a global pandemic. Questions were there from the biggest-to-littlest of details as they eventually got onto the court and brought home the 2A State Title in the six-week season…