Sprague Repeats As MVC Wrestling Champs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  It was good experience for Riley Davis entering State as a freshman going up against his teammate in Brock McMullen. The Freshman entered the tournament as the second-seed, opposite from McMullen the number-one seed, leading his teammate 5-0 with 28 seconds left in the second period. It was quiet,…

North Marion Wins Ugly Game Over Madras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It’s was one if those opening halves that would give any coach an aneurysm. By the end of the first half of North Marion’s 39-32 win over Madras, North Marion’s Katie Ensign missed three lay-ins in the closing seconds that could have pulled the Huskies to within two of…

Sheridan Rallies, Holds Off Santiam In Regular Season Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.— For two teams that could easily play each other here in a few days in the Tri-River Conference League Playoffs, Thursday night could be a warm-up for what is possibly to come ahead. Sheridan hasn’t had the easiest stretch to close out the regular season, having to play…

Workinger Surpasses 1,200 Career Points Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  What were you doing in 1975? It was the year before the bicentennial, Gerald Ford was in office and gas was 53 cents a gallon. It was also the last time that the Scio High School Basketball team had one of their own eclipsed the 1,200-point barrier when Gregg…

Mack, Runion Sign To Linfield For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  A few months ago during Fall Ball, Silverton’s Gage Mack and Cole Runion each combined for a no-hitter against Clackamas Community College.  Runion’s dad and Foxes Head Coach Jeremiah Runion mentioned the story prior to the two Seniors signing day Wednesday morning by the main entrance of the school….

West Salem Denied McNary’s Fourth Quarter Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The question became, up 13 entering the fourth quarter without Justin Scoggins and Holden Whipple, could West Salem avoid the Groundhog Day Effect in their 66-63 win Tuesday night? Scoggins has been battling a pre-stress fracture since about Christmas while Whipple’s been out since early on in the third…

Silverton’s Three-Ball Sets Pace In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON. Ore.–  55 points certainly seems low for Silverton.  It’s just the sixth time in 18 games this year that the Foxes scored below 60 points in a game. But, in their 55-40 win Tuesday night, they were deadly from three-point land.  Hitting seven of their 13 three’s in the first…

St. Paul Gets By Mohawk In Non-League Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– Mohawk would take the 22-21 halftime lead over the second-ranked St. Paul Buckaroo Girls Basketball team probably every time as they did Monday night. For the first 16 minutes of St. Paul’s 45-36 victory, the Mustangs had pressed, rebounded and shot the ball well against the defending 1A State…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For February 7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This past Friday’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s of the week includes James Moore (Blanchet Catholic), Lidiia Buiko (McKay), Paige Alexander (West Salem) and Noah Worthington (Sprague).  Read about their success’ leading to the honor here: Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from…

McKay’s Barnett Returns To State Wrestling Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—Tess Barnett’s third-place finish as a sophomore last year at the OSAA Girls South Regional State Qualifier had challenged the McKay Girls Wrestler. It’s weird to think about.  Two years ago, third-place would have gotten Barnett into the State Tournament as it did when the then-freshman finished third. Last year…

North Salem Sends Three Girl Wrestlers To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  North Salem’s sending three girls to the State Wrestling Meet at Veterans Memorial Collesum in Portland here in three weeks following Saturday’s OSAA Girls South Regional State Qualifier at Thurston High School. Emotions were there for Norely Lara, Quilaztli Miguel-Lapham and Gabrielle Tata Rodrigues of accomplishing the feat, but…

Salem Academy Remains Unbeaten In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Current Salem Academy assistant coach Ben Brown had a old saying when he was the Head Coach of the Crusader Girls Basketball program: Be the Hunter, not the Hunted. Call it the bullseye on their backs as well as they improve to 8-0 in PacWest Conference play following their…