Stayton Takes OWC Title With Win Over Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  When the third quarter started, there was a feeling that it was going to be a good game between Stayton and Woodburn Boys basketball with the Oregon West Conference-title on the line Friday night. The third-ranked Eagles were up 29-24 in their OWC-title sealing 64-49 win over the fourth-ranked…

North Salem Rallies By Central In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This was something that athlete’s dream about.  Game on the line and the ball in their hands With 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation, North Salem’s Braden Vasquez walked up to the line with three free-throws coming his way. The Vikings needed all three free throws in order to force…

West Salem Girls Gets Revenge On McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– West Salem didn’t forget what McNary did at their place on January 11. Since that night’s loss, the Titans have wheeled off five wins in their last six when the two teams met again Wednesday in Keizer in West Salem’s 54-33 win over the Celtics for their sixth win…

Amity Stuns #1 Dayton

DAYTON, Ore.—  Sometimes it’s all about taking advantage of what is given to you in sports. With Dayton-Amity, the Pirates didn’t give out quiet their best effort and the Warriors took full advantage of the opportunities given to them in their 70-64 upset win over number-one Dayton. “It was all us, we beat ourselves.  They…

McNary’s Covalt Commits To UCC, Allen To Pacific U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The pitcher-catcher relationship is a unique one. Both must work together as one yet can be totally different personality wise David Allen and Ty Covalt fall in that realm as they sat in the College and Career Room at McNary High School.  Covalt is a mellow leader from behind…

Silverton’s Nielsen, Perry Sign To Western Oregon University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Hard work really does pay-off and the reward for it is a true blessing. As the clock hit 12:10pm Wednesday afternoon in the Silverton Library, Will Perry and Levi Nielsen both signed on the dotted-line to play football at Western Oregon University in Monmouth at the NCAA Division-II level….

Gervais Enters League Playoffs As The Two-Seed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If you want to get one of the two automatic bids to the postseason from the Tri-River Conference, you must get through Gervais to do it following their 17th win of the season over Culver 44-28. For the tenth-ranked Cougars, the pressure was on them to win against Culver. …

Salem Academy Pulls Away From YC In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It wasn’t the best start as they hoped for the ninth-ranked Yamhill-Carlton Girls basketball team Monday night against Salem Academy in the Crusaders 52-30 victory at Salem Academy. But through their slow start, the Tigers did hold a 12-11 lead on Salem Academy following a pair of Jordynn Rivas…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For February 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Athlete’s of the Week for February 1st.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying the information over! Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from McNary girls basketball:  Leah Doutt.  Leah, a sophomore, plays guard for the 6-1 Celts.  Leah was key…

Scio’s Martin Qualifies For State With Runner-Up Performance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It’s weird to think about it when you first hear it. First-year wrestler going to State. Scio’s Riana Martin did just that Saturday as she finished second in the 105-pound OSAA Southern Division State Qualifier at Thurston High School. While most hope to place at a meet like that, Martin…

McKay’s Barnett Third, West’s Davis Fourth At OSAA Girls Southern Division

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– Both West Salem’s Reagan Davis and McKay’s Tess Barnett lost tough Semi-Final bouts to start Saturday’s placing day of the OSAA Girls Southern Division District wrestling meet. Barnett, at 110, got caught against Bend’s Kyleigh Cuevas before bouncing back in the consolation finals against the Lava Bears Analise Smith….

Sprague Wins Fourth Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– At one point in the third quarter, Sprague boys found themselves down double-figures to Bend in Saturday’s nightcap at Sprague. Slowly however, they began to chip away at the lead and eventually got the lead entering the fourth quarter following a pair of Mason Lomax free throws for the…