1A Casco League Volleyball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Jordan Caldwell won the Player of the Year Honors in the Casco League as the Buckaroos went 13-5 on the year during the Fall Short-season.  Jewell’s Jessica Miller won Coach of the Year following the Blue jays 13-2 season.  Jewell, Willamette Valley Christian and Livingstone all…

Santiam Rolls To 2-0 With 18-2 Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam Softball had one more tune-up game before their big test Thursday against 3-0 Colton Thursday afternoon at home.  Executing on both sides of the ball in their three-inning 18-2 victory over St. Paul in the Wolverines home opener. After seeing McKenna Dodge recover from a hit-batter, she…

St. Paul Rallies By Salem Academy For 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those crazy high-scoring games that had you on the edge of your toes playing. Two relatively young teams with Salem Academy and St. Paul going at it, the Crusaders in their first-year in 2A and the Buckaroos having a large squad in 1A standards with…

Sheridan Wins Mother-Daughter Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– It’s been a long time coming for Sheridan’s Dana Dickey-Greene in defeating her mother Denise Dickey on the volleyball court.  The elder Dickey, who’s now coaching at Perrydale, has had her daughters number through their numerous encounters during the Summer League circuit since Dickey-Greene took over the Varsity Head…

Western Christian Takes Doubleheader Over Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  The year away from the sports scene has been tough for Western Christian’s Makennan Hopper. After tearing her ACL in a summer league game at Toledo that had sidelined the then-Junior from playing Volleyball and basketball, the now-Senior setter is back on the court during the Pioneers short six-week…

Grateful For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  Perrydale will find a way to be ready for their first games of the year this week with St. Paul and Crosshill Christian. Losing four seniors and a fifth-player to transfer, it’s going to be an interesting look for the Pirates as they went to work Saturday afternoon in…

OSAA Leaves Season 2 Culminating Week To Schools

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Wedensday to finalize decisions on the Season 2 Culminating Week events, the sixth week of the traditional Fall sports season. Deciding to let the member schools of the OSAA decide on how to go about the week in terms of a local The OSAA Executive Board met in…

Reflecting Time As A Panther

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  I remember seeing River Thompson last year as a Senior with the Oregon School of the Deaf.  About my height, five-foot-sixish, maybe closer to five-foot-eight.  Red-dyed hair and glasses.  But damn that kid was physical. Going up against the Washington School of the Deaf in the rivalry game in…

Best Of 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As the year draws to a close, usually it means a time to reflect.  For me, I usually like to share a few stories I wrote over the past 12 months that have some significance to them from the year.  With how 2020 has been, it’s hard to imagine even ten…

Becoming A Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—  It’s been a few years since St. Paul’s Jordan Caldwell has played basketball, her freshman year to be exact was the last year she dribbled a ball in a Buckaroos uniform as a member of the St. Paul JV squad. Now as a Senior, she’s excited to be…

The Two Jersey Wearing Guard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  It was weird to see around the 1A Perrydale program during the 2019-2020 season Chandler Campos having to wear two separate jerseys, one for home games and another for away games. What happened was during their December 27 game against Joseph, the then-Junior Pirate went up for a rebound…

OSAA Pushes Back Start Of Sports To February

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Monday morning to explore the options ahead for the upcoming athletic calendar. They voted to push the athletic calendar to February, a tough move Peter Weber said in the press release Monday afternoon. Cutting the season’s down to six-weeks apeice. Fall sports will start…