Hogan Goes For 28, Chemawa Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemawa left no doubt that they were going to carry the momentum from their 63-44 win over Gervais Friday into Monday’s 77-58 win over Douglas at Corban University. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, the Braves connected on six three-pointers and led 44-24 by the halftime break…

Regis Holds Off Oakland, 4-1 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Oakland’s defense didn’t make it easy for the Regis offense to score in the Lady Rams 37-31 victory Saturday night. Of Regis’ 37 points, 15 were from the line on 21 opportunities.  While the 71.4-percent at the line may be great, considering nearly 41-percent of the Rams offensive output…

Western Christian Wins With Fourth Quarter Rally Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam put Western Christian on high-alert Friday night. The Wolverines were on the brink of the improbable:  Handing the Pioneers their first in-league loss. It’s been since January 27, 2017 when the Pioneers were known as Western Mennonite, had lost a Tri-River Conference game when they lost to…

Jefferson Roars By Regis For Ninth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Regis entered Thursday’s contest against Jefferson without Tyler Voltin, who had sustained an ankle injury that has sidelined the Ram for an length period of time. With or without Voltin, Regis’ challenge would have been the same: Slow down the Lions. Jefferson entered the game on a eight-game winning…

Kennedy Rebounds With Win Over Delphian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.–  The last week has been a difficult one for sure for Delphian coming off of their three-week lay-off from Winter Break. Playing their fourth game since last Monday, their second against an Elite 8 team in Kennedy, the Dragons opened the game on a 7-0 run against the…

Santiam Takes TRC Battle Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.– Both Kennedy and Santiam Boys Basketball proved again why every night in the Tri-River Conference is going to be like warfare. Physicality, athleticism and the unwillingness to go down without a fight illustrate between the Trojans and the Wolverines Thursday night was just another example of how tough…

Gervais Rebounds From First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off of their first loss of the season to North Marion Friday afternoon, the question became how will they respond?  How can they answer with Isabella Vasquez, their starting post, out with an sprained ankle? In front of them for third-place in the Crusader New Years Invitational Black…

North Marion Gets Close Game Win, Hands Gervais First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Close games have been a House of Horrors for the North Marion girls basketball program this season. Of their six losses this season, three of them were of two points variety, including two losing at the buzzer. Prior to Katie Ensign’s three-pointer that brought the Huskies to within one…

Gervais Knocks Rust Off, Pulls Away From Amity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its been 12 days since Gervais had played in a game, and the rust showed through the first two quarters and chance against Amity in their 56-38 Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy. At one point early in the third quarter the hot hand of the Warriors, who entered their game…

Sheridan’s Fourth Quarter Seals Win Over Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  Blanchet’s James Moore said that once they figure it out, they’ll be a tough team to beat. The Cavaliers had already proved they were going to be a tough out anyway in Sheridan’s 70-54 win Saturday night at Riverdale High School, leading as much as 11-6 after one before…

Regis Girls Comeback To Beat Yoncalla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  For what it’s worth, Regis made a statement in their 42-40 comeback win over Yoncalla Friday night. They’re aiming for bigger and better things this year. Down 40-31 with three minutes left to the Eagles, they slowly started to chip away at the deficit.  40-35, 40-37 after Ava Silbernagel’s…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…