Press And The Three-Ball: Cascade Boys 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.- Redmond showed during the opening half that they weren’t afraid to use their shooters as they took their healthy hacks from three and from mid-range, so Cascade decided to counter that with a press defense that got in the faces of the Panthers. The result handed the Cougars a…

Scio Takes Home Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—It’s weird to imagine that this was the first-year that Riana Martin has ever wrestled. After the first period in which she led 2-1 after scoring the first takedown of the match before Gervais’ Skyler Kemton got an escape point to get the 106-pound third-fourth place bout to within one…

Sprague Holds Off Beaverton 57-56

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every time Sprague got close to the lead Friday night in front of their home crowd, whether it was tying it up or getting it to within one of Beaverton, something strange would happen. Shots won’t fall and, like during the fourth quarter, fouls became an issue as the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s Of The Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the week of December 7th’s Athlete’s of the Week by the Salem Sports Breakfast Club.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying this over! The Athlete’s of the Week include Abbi Hawley (McNary), Dana Romero (North Salem), David Rubio (McKay) and Jaden Nielsen-Skinner (South Salem).  Here is…

Amity Rolls To 4-0 With 69-39 Win Over Cascade Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.– Amity were given opportunities to succeed Thursday afternoon against a fresh-faced Cascade Christian squad looking to kick off their season strongly at the opening round of the Westside Winter Jam at Westside Christian High School. The Challengers, who graduated nine seniors from last year’s Class 3A Sixth-Place team at…

Sheridan Improves To 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The mantra has been ‘0-0 +2’ for the Sheridan Boys Basketball Team this season under Steven Grauer.  Every day is 0-0 and the challenge is to take two steps ahead. And boy, the Spartans have taken it to heart this season starting off 3-0 entering their game with Neah-Kah-Nie….

Gervais Continues To Roll

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  The offense of Gervais Girls Basketball seemed as if it has arrived three games into the season. The highest point total that the Cougars scored last season was 50 (twice) and already surpassed that total in three games this season with 58, 51 and 61 points with two wins…

Four Huskies Signed LOI Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It is an awesome spectacle to think about, three athletes going in the same grade committing to go to the same college after their prep careers come to a close after this year. North Marion’s Nic Iliyn, Grant and Griffin Henry all found themselves committing to Lower Columbia College…

South Salem Opens Season With Highly Competitive Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Apparently, we got an early season treat of what a possibly playoff match-up maybe like here in a few short weeks with how this game played out. Until a late rush by the Saxons in their what is expected to be the first of a-many high number of points…

North Marion Opens Season With Tough Loss Versus Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– Just write it off as first game jitters for the North Marion Huskie Girls Basketball Team to start the 2018-2019 season. The game was a last second add to the Lady Huskie schedule leading into their  Wednesday game versus Stayton at home, North Marion found themselves facing a Corvallis…

Garcia Stuns #1 Seed, 5A State Runner-Up. One Of Three Viks Placed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Following his upset win over the number-seed and 5A State Runner-Up in Lebanon’s Keith Brown, Antonio Garcia was up against McKay’s Gio Perez-Alejandre where he built a nice comfortable 12-5 lead on the Scots Grappler before calling for time to take off the bandages that surrounded his right hand….

Rubio Takes Out Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson In Rematch

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There’s something about rematches against two great competitors that makes the non-league tournament schedule even more interesting. What makes this rematch in the Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic was that Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson and McKay’s David Rubio mutually wanted to see if they could stage that rematch this season…