Santiam Falls In OT Heartbreaker at Silver Cross Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to open the season for the Santiam Girls Basketball team at the Silver Cross Tournament at East Linn Christian Academy.  They fought back from a 13-7 halftime deficit to build a 25-17 lead with 4:25 left in the game.  Hitting their shots, playing crisper…

Maza, Blanchet Spoils Courtney’s Lions Home Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Blanchet’s Daniel Maza has been on a tear two games into his senior season with the Cavaliers.  The guard’s offseason work is paying off in many ways as he scored 39 points Wednesday night against Valley Catholic in Blanchet’s tough 69-60 in their season opener and duplicated that once more…

Blanchet Girls Basketball Gets First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Blanchet Catholic Girls Basketball team rebounded well from the press defense of Valley Catholic on Wednesday as they jumped out to a 32-13 halftime lead on 1A’s Willamette Valley Christian of Brooks Thursday night at home. The Warriors came out a lot more soundly and physical than they did…

South Salem’s Isham Signs With Air Force Academy Volleyball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  All the hard work, from the classroom work, the offseason work with the Silverton Bearcats and NPJ to go with the in-season work has finally paid off for South Salem’s Brooksie Isham as she signed her Letter of Intent to play Volleyball at the Air Force Academy Wednesday afternoon…

Defending Champs Cougars Open Season With 70-50 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Landon Knox had himself a game in his first game at the 4A-level, scoring 20 points and had flown around the court, fighting for rebounds and steals to help the Cougars with a relatively strong win to open the 2022-23 season.  Making the transition from 1A basketball from…

Gervais Rolls In Sandoval’s First Game As HC

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– New Coach, new scheme, no problem for the Gervais Girls Basketball program as they opened the Enrique Sandoval-era with a dominant 58-14 win over Yamhill-Carlton High School Wednesday night. Leading as much as 31-6 at halftime as Olvia Boyd led the way with 16 points for the Cougars as…

Young Western Christian Looking To Make Their Move

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As a freshman, Lucas Zook played an important part in helping the Western Christian Boys Basketball, contributing a point and a rebound in the second overtime period of his nine points,four rebound and two steal performance in the win.  A win, still crazy to think about nearly a year…

Chemeketa Women’s Basketball Has Balance Going Into Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Last season playing with Central Wyoming College had taught 2021 South Salem-grad Malyah Bolden a few lessons before she transferred back to Oregon, now playing for her hometown Chemeketa Community College this season. “Just bringing in some experience from my past college and coming home is nice,” Bolden starts. …

3A/2A/1A All-State Girls and Boys Soccer Teams

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com First Team F Paige Edmonson, jr., Sutherlin    MF Addi Dauler, fr., Catlin Gabel MF Elizabeth Louie, jr., Valley Catholic    MF Adie Nisly, fr., Amity MF Addi Smith, sr., North Valley    MF Campbell Swaim, jr., Catlin Gabel MF Aleydis Torres, sr., Riverside    D Calista Everson, fr., Valley Catholic D Malia Groshong, jr.,…

Trojans Finish 3A State Runner-Up

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– Kennedy had their chances in the first half of the 3A State Finals to keep pace with their Cascade Christian Challenger opposition Saturday night.Despite spotting the Medford-based team a 14-0 lead to start the game off a early fumble and a nicely put together drive by Cascade Christian,…

St. Paul Finishes Second In 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–It wasn’t how St. Paul imagined how their football would end, finishing second in 1A, but they overcame a lot of injuries to get to the final day, the final game, of the season when they rematched with Lost River for the 8-Man Title.  Finishing the season with a…

Chemeketa Falls In Heartbreaker To Wenatchee Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Friday evening’s game with Wenatchee Valley showed the potential that this young and scrappy Chemeketa Men’s Basketball team is capable of as they kick off their three-day home endeavour at The Storm Center.  Falling to a Knights team, coming off a 2022 NWAC Semi-Final appearance, 62-61 on this evening after…