North Salem Splits At South Albany League Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Without Logan Basham in the line-up Wednesday evening for their twin-bill of matches at South Albany High School, the North Salem Wrestling team took an always tough West Albany team to the last match of the dual to decide the winner. While South Albany and Silverton wrapped up their…

Silverton Pulls Away From Lebanon In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—Entering the second half of the Silverton girl’s basketball team’s 51-30 victory over Lebanon Tuesday night, it was as close as you would expect between two of the top teams in 5A. Physical play, scrapping for loose balls and rebounds.  Offense were hitting their shots in the second quarter where…

Kennedy Rebounds With Win Over Delphian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.–  The last week has been a difficult one for sure for Delphian coming off of their three-week lay-off from Winter Break. Playing their fourth game since last Monday, their second against an Elite 8 team in Kennedy, the Dragons opened the game on a 7-0 run against the…

McKay Girls Battles At Hillsboro

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  It was a long-time coming for McKay’s Tess Barnett and Sara Sargent when their goal of wrestling each other in a wrestling final came to fruition Saturday at Hillsboro High School. It wasn’t the Rick Herrin Classic sure, but the Battle at the ‘Boro was a good substitute on…

Tigard Takes Win Over South Salem In Non-League Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Tigard remembered all too well that 62-48 loss to South Salem at the Capitol City Classic on December 20. They used it for their motivation Friday night when the two teams met again in South Salem. They won the rebounding game over the Saxons in their 65-57 road win. They collapsed the lanes…

Santiam Takes TRC Battle Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.– Both Kennedy and Santiam Boys Basketball proved again why every night in the Tri-River Conference is going to be like warfare. Physicality, athleticism and the unwillingness to go down without a fight illustrate between the Trojans and the Wolverines Thursday night was just another example of how tough…

Storm Holds Off Chavez’ Linn-Benton For NWAC South Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central fans know of the potential of Elizabeth Chavez and the talent that she has on the basketball court. The 2019 Panther-grad had two points in the opening half for Linn-Benton in Chemeketa’s stunning win over the Roadrunners 65-60 Wednesday evening at Chemeketa, but in the third quarter of…

Marist Foils Cascade’s Comeback Bid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  The crowd noise from the near capacity gym echoing down to the court, the intense play trying to hit your shot during the opening 16 minutes had you think that it’s already March in Forest Grove High School instead of an non-league game. With Marist Catholic and Cascade entering…

Schudel, Mask Sign LOI To UCC And Corban Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Interesting story was told about Aspen Schudel from her club coach as her and fellow Logger Jacob Mask signed their Letters of Intent Tuesday morning in the Scio High School Basketball Gym. Two years ago, during a Sand Volleyball Tournament, Schudel went up for a play on the ball…

Scio Challenges Riverdale, Enters League Opener 6-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The challenge was there for Scio to close out their preseason slate against the fifth-ranked team in 3A in Riverdale. The streaky shooters can go on runs as they did in the third, outscoring the Loggers 21-4 in their (score) win Monday night, but Scio had the Riverdale squad…

Dragons Dropped Tough Non-League Finale To Banks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Its hard to win ball games when you’re not shooting the ball well. And playing a team like a Banks that have shooters on the other end of the court, it makes it that much more important to hit those shots when you take them. Early in Saturday afternoon’s…

Gervais Rebounds From First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off of their first loss of the season to North Marion Friday afternoon, the question became how will they respond?  How can they answer with Isabella Vasquez, their starting post, out with an sprained ankle? In front of them for third-place in the Crusader New Years Invitational Black…