Gervais Gets A Taste Of Victory Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Some would say it’s just Summer Basketball.  But Gervais’ celebration after their 38-36 win over Scio Wednesday evening was justifiable. It’s been nearly a year since their last win and since the Winter of 2018 since their last regular season win.  Nearly a 30-game skid. So Summer Ball, a…

Jefferson Opens Spring Football Under New HC Gilgan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– First-Year Jefferson Head Coach Kaleb Gilgan joked with one of his athletes Monday that, “You’re going to get strong”. And as they finished up their agility drills to start practice, roughly 120 push-ups were given out for messing up the drill. Accountability that the 2009 Sherwood-graduate is trying to…

West Avoids Sweep. STP’s Herbie, Santiam’s Sendlinger Honored

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  It was a good reunion of three former competitors, four if you include the Coach on the field, of the old Tri-River League baseball teams Sunday afternoon on the turf at Linfield College. St. Paul’s Justin Herberger and Kennedy’s Angel De La Rosa, who weren’t at Saturday’s doubleheader at…

Kennedy Advances To 2A/1A State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– With two strong defenses going up against each other for a spot in the 2A/1A State Title Game, it came down to one-hit that helped lift Kennedy over North Douglas to go to the Title Game Friday. Matter of fact, the 1-0 result was unique in that the…

Making History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five years ago Santiam didn’t field a softball team and when the Wolverines started back up their program in 2015, these current wave of seniors were eighth graders as Santiam played an Independent Schedule that year. Over the next four years, the program has slowly built themselves into…

Tinney Breaks School Record

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It is weird to think that roughly several meets into the 2019 season, Trevor Tinney was just starting to compete in Pole Vault. It was actually one of those moments screwing around at practice one day that Tinney was hitting nine-feet in the Vault that he could do some…

Santiam Snaps 24-Year Playoff Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It has been 24 years since the last time Santiam baseball entered the State Playoffs when the 1995 Wolverines reached the 2A/1A State Quarterfinals before falling to North Douglas 1-0. Prior to that postseason journey, it was 1973 where the then-Class A Santiam Wolverines reached the State Semi-Final round…

Lyness, Boys 4×1 Team Brings Home Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Liliana Lyness had to compete hard with the Senior athlete’s that were in front of her last season, something that she remembers well “Last year I had a lot of Seniors in front of me, so I had to work really hard to get to where I am,”…

Sepulveda Qualifies For 3 Field Events At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Cesar Sepulveda was just mere inches from the Triple Crown District Champion feat for the Lions coming out of the 2A Special District 2 Championships Saturday evening. Having the Triple Jump District Title in hand from Friday with a 43-feet-10-inch jump, breaking his own PR he set…

The Chemawa Three Place At Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  The heat Saturday was not an unfamiliar thing for Chemawa’s Angel Jackson.  The Junior from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona was use to the grueling heat that the Arizona throws her way. But nonetheless on Saturday Jackson hovered around the top five, top six actually through…

Limage, Hansen Brings Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Coming around the corner entering the final 100 meters of the 400 meter dash, Gervais’ Brian Limage and East Linn Christian’s Jacob Vandehey were as even as can be with the District Title coming down to these two athletes. Both are long and lanky, Limage holding the height…

Santiam Sweeps Gervais Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  It looks as if it’ll might be a crash course for the postseason for both Gervais and Santiam when the season ends next week. The Cougars, who haven’t been in the State Bracket since 2008 and had some successful teams around 2011 were tied for second in the 2A/1A…