Kennedy Continues To Roll, Defeats North Douglas 12-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– As much as their 12-0, five-inning win over North Douglas was a nice revenge after the last time the two teams met in the 2A/1A State Title game two years ago, it was still a humbling experience as their last meeting. For the Trojans, the 9-0 start is…

Sheridan Pulls Away From Gervais 8-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  For the first three innings both Sheridan’s Emily Rech and Gervais’ Marisol Ayla kept the game to it’s 1-1 tie entering the fourth inning of this cool early-May evening along Highway 99. The Cougars did have their chances, having a runner in scoring position in the fifth and loading…

1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

Kennedy Wins Showdown With North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—This was probably one of the premier games of the day, week and perhaps the year that happened Saturday afternoon. North Marion and Kennedy baseball.  Powerhouse in 4A and Powerhouse in 2A/1A.  Together.  On the ionic field at Bob Brack Field at North Marion High School. The 2-1 ball game…

Santiam Rolls To 2-0 With 18-2 Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam Softball had one more tune-up game before their big test Thursday against 3-0 Colton Thursday afternoon at home.  Executing on both sides of the ball in their three-inning 18-2 victory over St. Paul in the Wolverines home opener. After seeing McKenna Dodge recover from a hit-batter, she…

St. Paul Rallies By Salem Academy For 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those crazy high-scoring games that had you on the edge of your toes playing. Two relatively young teams with Salem Academy and St. Paul going at it, the Crusaders in their first-year in 2A and the Buckaroos having a large squad in 1A standards with…

Little Things Hurt Regis Late Against East Linn Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Mason Koenig and Byron Bishop did all they could to help lead the young Rams baseball team at the end of their first week of the Spring shortened-season Saturday afternoon against East Linn Christian. Koenig drove in the first two runs of the game as Regis built a…

Santiam Building On Youth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Only two girls remain from Santiam’s historic Softball Playoff team from two years ago in catcher Grace Lindemann and outfielder turned infielder Maddie Forste, both are Juniors this season as they see four freshman start in their 14-4 victory over Sheridan Thursday afternoon in Sheridan. One of the…

Regis’ McLoughlin’s Places Ninth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin went out strong and probably a tad-bit fast in her final prep Cross Country race Saturday afternoon, but she had found herself in the front pack of the 3A/2A/1A Cross Country State Race. “Honestly a lot better than the whole season.  I went out and stayed…

Salem Academy Denies Blanchet Catholic Senior Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy brought their own flare to the rivalry game with Blanchet Catholic Friday night. Right before the Cavaliers started their Senior Night, the Crusaders dressed in full game time uniform, made the half-mile trek from Salem Academy to Blanchet Catholic.  Lined two-by-two they walked into the stadium to…

Gervais’ Vasquez, Hanson Sign To Play College Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The highlight of their first three years of playing basketball at Gervais High School was making it to Pendleton last Winter as Juniors. Their goal was to reach the final site, and their fourth quarter rally against Stanfield had made it a reality as they sat in the gym in…

Trojans Win TRC Over Salem Academy, Finishes 16-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  It seems weird that eight-short weeks ago that this game, Salem Academy-Kennedy on April 7, 2021 for the Tri-River Conference title may have not been a possibility with Marion County in the ‘Extreme’-Risk level. But once the county had dropped to High right before the start of the…