Perrydale Spoils Willamette Valley Christian’s Homecoming

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  Energy has been the mojo for Perrydale this season, and coming off a week break the question became will they have any coming out of the break. Willamette Valley Christian kept it close going into the fourth quarter of the 38-25 Pirates win.  Hanging with the one-loss Perrydale squad…

WVC Girls Pick Up Fourth Win In Last Five

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  It’s been almost two weeks since Willamette Valley Christian’s last game, but it didn’t seem like the rust affected the Warriors much in their 36-13 win over Jewell Tuesday evening in Brooks. Their offense produced their second-highest output of the season, four points off of their 40-point game against…

Patterson Leads Crosshill Christian To Fifth Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Crosshill Christian’s Grace Patterson was everywhere during Saturday’s 63-9 win over Siletz Valley at home, the Eagles third win in four games. The sophomore post player rebounded well on both sides of the ball while leading the game with 21 points in the non-league matchup with the Warriors. “Our team…

Crosshill Christian Boys Set Tone From Start In League Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Their loss to Country Christian at the Crusader Classic on New Year’s Eve has really fired up the Crosshill Christian boys squad.  Since their 61-52 defeat to the Cougars, the Eagles have wheeled off five-straight wins following their 69-9 Casco League win over Jewell Wednesday night to push the…

Livingstone Adventist Academy Rolls To 4-0 Start

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.–  Livingstone Adventist Academy’s Emily Velazques was leading the Lions charge down the stretch in the squads 47-24 win over Crosshill Christian Monday Night. The senior forward/wing accounted for 29  points as early on the Eagles were on their heels in the Casco League matchup. “It’s honestly difficult because I’m a…

Willamette Valley Christian Defeats C.S. Lewis/Veritas For Third-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  The Willamette Valley Christian Girls Basketball team turned to their defense Tuesday evening to set the tone in the Casco League game with C.S. Lewis/Veritas. They created turnovers off of clogging passing lanes, poking the ball out and fighting for rebounds in their 28-12 win.  The Warriors third-straight win as they…

St. Paul Advances To 1A Final Four

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  St. Paul’s 25-11, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of seventh-ranked Echo was very similar to their four-set victory over Central Christian back on Saturday with a theme: Start strong.  Finish with a battle. But hey.  A victory is a victory as they reach their fourth-straight Semi-final game dating back to 2018. “It was…

Casco League Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com St. Paul’s Stella Koch and Willamette Valley Christian’s (Brooks) Lally Hunter were named Co-Players of the year in the Casco League.  The Buckaroos Lesli Hiller was named Coach of the Year as St. Paul have four girls on the first-team.  Perrydale, Jewell and Crosshill Christian each had girls on the first-team…

Perrydale Starts Grueling Stretch With Wednesday Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  Perrydale has played twice in two weeks entering Wednesday’s pair of Casco League, and the rust was evident in their first game against Jewell Wednesday afternoon. But as the first set drew to a close in their 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 victory against the Blue Jays, the Pirates were building…

St. Paul Sweeps Willamette Valley Christian Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian, in spurts, made 1A juggernaut St. Paul work in the Buckaroos 25-16, 25-9, 25-18 victory Tuesday evening at St. Paul High School. The first two sets saw the Brooks-based Warriors hovering around down 8-6 in the first set and 8-5 in the second set, taking advantage…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…