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…

Minor Victories And Having Fun

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  In the world of 2020, you got to make do with what you are dealt with. Nonetheless, Monday afternoon at 4pm and on the football field at Perrydale High School with their mask on, the Pirates Volleyball team were making do with the hand their dealt with amongst the…

Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Putting In The Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The time off has really reminded Dallas’ Bailey Savage how much she loves the sport of Volleyball. Coming off a six-week club season Savage, who transferred back to Dallas after spending the last two years at 1A Perrydale, continued to put in work preparing for an early entry to…

68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

OSAA Splits Up 2020-2021 Into Four Seasons

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA has released it’s schedule for the 2020-2021 season in ‘quarters. August 17-January 3, Sports/Activities permitted will not be designated by the OSAA but rather will be at the discretion of the local school district, provided they are allowed by the Governor’s Office, OHA, ODE, and the school adheres to…

OSAA Releases Update

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA released an Press Release that it’s current moratorium-like suspension of facilities and coach/student interactions will expire on May 25. Read the Press release here: The OSAA Executive Board met in a closed work session this morning to discuss the latest updates on the Coronavirus pandemic as it relates to…

St. Paul Baseball Honors Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– The St. Paul nine and their families pulled into the gravel path along the right field fence at Gooding Field Friday afternoon leading into 6pm’s Senior recognition. It was just the Seniors.  No non-senior teammates, no fans, no umpires or opposing team in the other dugout.  Just the…