Perrydale Falls On Road To Elkton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ELKTON, Ore.– It was just one of those games that they wished they had a do-over.  Perrydale knew they were better than how they played on the road against Elkton, but just the little things of the game caught up to them. The Elks zone defense created turnovers and threw the…

St. Paul’s Press Pays Off In Win Over Perrydale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  It was just a matter of time before the press defense St. Paul was throwing out at Perrydale Monday night would start to work.  The scheme started in practice and slowly the Buckaroos started to see the fruits of their labor coming down the stretch of their 54-35…

Crosshill Christian Girls Basketball Improves To 4-1 In League Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Crosshill Christian Girls Basketball team faced some adversity with the C.S. Lewis Academy press and strong defense in Saturday evening’s 1A Casco League match-up in Turner.  Something that raised some headaches for the Eagles squad as they were looking for their fourth league victory, something they achieved as they…

Hemelstrand’s Strong Second Half Lifts Crosshill Christian Over Perrydale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  If this was the classic video game NBA Jam, Crosshill Christian’s Ben Hemelstrand would have triggered the classic soundbyte ‘He’s on Fire’ when he hit on three of the Eagles four third quarter three-pointers in near rapid succession in Thursday night’s 48-39 victory over Perrydale.   The nine-point frame for the junior, part…

Crosshill Christian Closes Door On St. Paul In Casco League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  St. Paul stepped up their game against Crosshill Christian in the 1A Casco League match-up Tuesday night in Turner.  Stepping up their intensity against a traditionally strong program that saw them neck-and-neck with them going into the fourth quarter down 31-30. Warren Rose led the Buckaroos in the game with…

Willamette Valley Christian Finishes Third in Crusader Classic Green Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian rebounded well from their 53-45 defeat to 2A’s Western Christian when they picked up a 61-37 win over Country Christian.  The 1A Brooks-based team finished third in the Green Bracket, going 2-1 over the three-day tournament that saw the Warriors work on their defense and offense…

Western Christian Holds Off Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It wasn’t a pretty win, but Western Christian found a way in getting it done to get the win at the end of the day.  Defeating Willamette Valley Christian 53-48 in the process as they shook off the cobwebs of not playing in 12 days. But with the 1A Warriors…

Willamette Valley Christian Edges Central Linn 52-48

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian found a way in getting it done against a solid 2A squad in Central Linn Wednesday morning in the opening round of the Salem Academy Crusader Classic Green Bracket.  Coming down the stretch of their 52-48 victory over the Cobras, the Warriors found that clutch factor. They…

Dallum’s And-One Lifts Crosshill Over Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Crosshill Christian’s Noah Dallum had himself a game, capped with the game-winning ‘And-One’ in the closing seconds of Tuesday’s 48-45 win over Horizon Christian of Tualatin. He rebounded well, scored when they needed him with the senior post scoring 21 points in the win.  Scoring nine of his game…

Willamette Valley Christian Improves To 2-0 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian came out firing in the first quarter of their 77-54 victory over Portland Waldorf Monday night.  Jumping out to a 29-9 lead on the Wolfpack with the help of 12 first quarter points by Jake Higgins. Interestingly enough, with a team as solid as the Warriors…

St. Paul Finishes Second In 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–It wasn’t how St. Paul imagined how their football would end, finishing second in 1A, but they overcame a lot of injuries to get to the final day, the final game, of the season when they rematched with Lost River for the 8-Man Title.  Finishing the season with a…

St. Paul Advances To 1A Semis 62-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  St. Paul came out a tad rusty after having a Bye Week going into the 1A, 8-Man Quarterfinals Friday evening at McMinnville High School.  But strangely enough, despite their slow start, the Buckaroos geared it back up and finished the game strongly as if they had played last week…