Hanson Races First-Ever 100, 4×1 Edges Kennedy Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s all in the plan. As she lined up, ran and finished first in her 100 meter dash heat, a first for the Gervais Sophomore, the Cougars Katie Hanson knows that it’ll help her in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes down the road. “Doing the 100 is…

Afterbuffalo Takes 1,500 Meter Race, Looking For State Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The wind swirling around Gervais’ grass football field and it’s track Thursday afternoon added another element for the runners of the 1,500-meter race. At the starting line, the wind was in your face. But when you come down the final 150 meters, it was to your back which could help…

Eggers Overcomes Fatigue, Retooling For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– Fatigue was an issue for Sheridan’s Kaden Eggers Thursday afternoon at Gervais High School where he was competing in the Triple Jump in the 2A Special District Meet. Fatigue not from over-training, but from playing in the Spartans doubleheader against Culver Wednesday afternoon in Culver. But nonetheless, the Junior…

Western Christian Drops Tough Game To Culver In Extras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Western Christian survived a bases loaded jam in the top half of the sixth up 3-1 when Rylan Webster picked up a third-out strikeout to end the threat against Culver Wednesday afternoon. It was the rubber match in the 2A/1A Special District 2 league series between the two squads….

St. Paul Holds Off Santiam Softball’s Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– The St. Paul softball team took advantage of the opportunities that Santiam gave them during the second inning to build a 5-0 lead into the third inning in the Lady Buckaroos 7-6 win Monday afternoon at home. Behind Megan Tuck’s 3-for-3, three RBI day, it seemed as if…

Dayton Rallies Back To Beat Kennedy 7-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Kennedy’s defense showed vast improvement from Monday’s game versus Scio to Tuesday’s game versus Dayton on the road. Having jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the Pirates, the Trojans didn’t allow that big crooked number to appear on the scoreboard as Dayton slowly clawed back into the game….

Scio Opens Season With Big Win Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– It’s weird to see someone not named Tressa Reidman in the circle for Kennedy when they open up the 2019 season against Scio at home Monday afternoon. Nonetheless, against a young Logger team in front of them that lost their fair share of Seniors from last season, Grace…

Kennedy Takes Fourth Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.-  The last time Santiam and Kennedy met on February 13, the Wolverines squeaked out a 50-44 win to steal the second automatic bid out of the Tri-River League entering the Field of 16. Fast forward to Saturday morning, it looked as if Santiam would be running away with the…

St. Paul Advances To State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.—It’s weird to think that girls’ sports at St. Paul have not lost a game this season and it’s already March. Following their 55-33 win over Damascus Christian Friday night at Baker High School, they pushed their streak to 58 straight wins as a girl’s sports department.  But that…

Santiam Boys Playing For Fourth Versus Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  The consolation semi-finals are probably the most interesting games in the tournament.  The question becomes how do you respond after the first day loss Day 2 in order to get to the trophy game Saturday? Santiam led 16-6 within the first minute of the second quarter before Lost River…

Santiam Drops Tough Elite 8 Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Santiam knew the talent of Toledo entering the game, but they embraced the challenge as they turned a 20-13 first quarter hole into a 31-24 lead thanks to a 18-4 swing as they held a slight 32-30 halftime lead over the third-ranked Boomer squad that have only lost one…

Gervais’ Season Comes To An End Versus Grant Union

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JOHN DAY, Ore.–  The experience of Grant Union showed itself against the young nucleus of Gervais in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs Saturday in the High Desert. With four juniors and five seniors to six sophomores that played for the Cougars, mixed with Grant Union’s intensity the…