Stayton Hands Woodburn Rare Shutout Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—Getting a goal against Woodburn is a feat.  Defeating the Bulldogs is a rarity, just 11 in their last 98 games.  A shutout?  Blasphemy.  That’s only happened twice the last 47 games. Call it the Chris Shield Magic, call it luck, call it as you please but the Stayton Eagles…

Silverton Holds Off North Salem For 4-2 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  If there was anything that the North Salem-Silverton Boys Soccer 4-2 showed, it was that whoever plays either team in the postseason are going to have their hands full to keep up with either team. As physical as it was, Max Linn’s 36th minute goal was the lone difference…

Sheridan Holds Off Gervais’ Late Surge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The pressure was on both Gervais and Sheridan as the twilight of the season has arrived. The Lady Spartans were trying to stay ahead of Santiam, who won over Western Christian in straight sets in Mill City Monday, while the Lady Cats were trying to work their way into the…

Sheridan Faces Tough WVC Squad, Three Games Left In Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their last game of the Western Christian Tournament was one tough pressure cooker of a game. The match went three sets for Sheridan and Willamette Valley Christian Saturday afternoon where the Warriors squeaked by the Spartans in three sets where both teams had their chances to pull away from…

McNary, McKay Boys Soccer Ties After Late Scots Score

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Both McKay and McNary boys soccer felt there was suppose to be a winner in Friday’s afternoon’s match at McKay High School instead of the 1-1 tie that resulted when the last whistle blew. The Celtics were holding a 1-0 lead entering the final 20 minutes of the game…

Amity Rolls To 6-0 With 50-14 Win Over Willamina

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Amity offensive lineman Robby Scharf said that the Willamina defense was the toughest they’ve faced so far six games into the season. Their physicality and power the Bulldogs brought gave the Warrior O-Line chances to work Friday against the fourth-ranked Willamina team with number two Rainier next week coming…

Stayton Takes First In Boys And Girls XC Races

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—The two friends who have been training with each other all season long had another strong race Thursday at the Stayton/Regis Invitational at Stayton Middle School. The two had a speedy start as they pulled away from Chemawa’s Clement Afterbuffalo and the rest of the pack by the time they…

Chemawa Boys Finish Second, Girls Ninth At Stayton/Regis Invite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—He started strong up front, finding himself second to start before floating back and then did a nice little rundown at the finish.  It was strategy a bit for Clement Afterbuffalo Thursday at the Stayton/Regis Cross Country Invitational. The first-year Braves Cross Country runner, who finished eighth in each the…

Sprague Sweeps Summit, Tie For First-Place In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore– Sprague knew that they were the underdog and fully embraced that role versus Summit Thursday night.  Mix that in with the emotions of Senior Night and anything is possible. The Lady Olympians took the first two sets 25-23, 25-22 and held a 23-18 lead on the Storm before the…

Dayton Slips By Western Christian/Perrydale 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With the recently development after last week with Gervais’ forfeit and their win over Yamhill-Carlton, the Western Christian/Perrydale Boys Soccer team held the number one spot in the 3A/2A/1A Speical District 2 standings. Right behind them in the standings, coming down the 221 Highway though was Dayton, who’s lone…

Santiam Red Holds Off Santiam Black In Powderpuff 12-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.- With Santiam’s Homecoming game Friday against Chemawa, the Wolverines hosted the annual Powderpuff game Wednesday night on the home football field under the lights. The red team consisted of seventh-, ninth-, and eleventh-graders while the black team consisted of eighth-, tenth-, and twelfth-graders. The Santiam red team struck…

North Marion 5-0 Through First-Half Of League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  What a way to end the first-half of the Tri-Valley Conference but with their biggest test of the TVC League season so far. North Marion has passed their five previous test against Molalla, Estacada, Gladstone and Madras, but with Corbett a game behind them in the standings and tied…