Regis Wins Season Opener Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first volleyball game has finally come for the Jefferson Lions and the Regis Rams Tuesday evening with both meeting up at Regis High School to kick-off the six-week short season. The Rams were riding a steady hand during the first two sets of their…

Regis’ Voltin Signs With Oregon State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Coach Jeff Wiltsey got a bit choked up speaking Friday afternoon.  Tyler Voltin is a special breed.  Simple as that.  You could make an argument that his picture could be next to what a leader looks like by the way he carries himself, the decisions he makes…

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…

The Heart Within

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– We hear every day in sports, ‘Play every play like it is your last’.  We also hear the saying, ‘Live every day like it is your last’, or ‘every day is a blessing’. I’ve seen Salem Academy’s Peyton Donaldson for sure only once, against Kennedy during her Junior season. …

Pires The Athlete

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Emaleigh Pires has done it all. She played 11 years of soccer with Keizer Soccer Club, ran track at Crossler Middle School in Salem in the sixth-grade, then St. Mary’s and a year at Regis.  Pires played softball for Fire and Rise travel softball teams as well as…

Basargin’s Reflection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.—  Kennedy’s Isaiah Basargin thought he would ever miss the aches and pains of playing sports as he does now.  But he knows what it means to him to have gone through that in order to be successful and being a part of the successful programs at Kennedy High…

The Trojan QB1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– It’s not too often that you’ll make a statement in sports, but Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit had done it twice. As a sophomore Kleinschmit pitched a gem against rival Santiam.  Throwing a no-hit, 17-strikeout gem that was part of an incredible journey to the 2A/1A State Finals before falling…

Toledo’s Rozewski Signs With Western Oregon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TOLEDO, Ore.–  The last time that Toledo High School had a collegiate signee was Kyle Otis back in 2016 when he signed at Western Oregon University for football. Fast forward to February 3, and here we are when six-foot-six-inch quarterback Jaxon Rozewski sitting in the Boomer gym where he signed his…

Bishop Signs To St. Scholastica

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Football Coach Jeff Wiltsey handed his starting quarterback a notecard that they, as football players, filled out.  It felt a lot like the De La Salle movie, ‘When The Game Stands Tall’ with what was on it with the goals on the card. Byron Bishop knew of…

Western Christian’s Moore Signs With Corban Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Landon Moore’s sophomore year at Western Christian was really interesting looking back following signing his Letter of Intent to play with Corban University Tuesday.  With only 12 players to their name that year, the challenges to stay healthy and perform at the highest level they can was there. And…

Hill Of The Canyon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The longevity of success at any level, any classification is tough.  Especially the lower classifications like at 2A where Santiam is at. The past five years, the Santiam Boys’ basketball team have been on a tear.  One State Championship Title, placing sixth and fourth the past two years…

Druery’s Unique Situation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian’s Raquel Druery has been swimming since she was six years ago, going on 12 years of competing in the pool.  Swimming with McMinnville Swim Club and Capital Swim Team, formerly known as Mid-Valley Aquatics. But for the past four years, the Pioneer swimmer has been a part…