Bishop The QB

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Byron Bishop knew of the Ram program through his father, who was the Gold Beach Defensive Coordinator from 2007 to 2013.  During that time, the Regis-Panther dynamic had met three times in the postseason with Gold Beach taking down the Rams each of the times on their way…

Making The Most Of The Time Given

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.— Friday was just another day in helping the Canyon for Regis’ Sara Vetter.  Working with a teacher from Santiam High School up in Mill City setting up backpacks full of essential materials for people on the mend from the recent Wildfires from September. The backpacks were just one of…

OSAA Halting Indoor Training Through Freeze

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The OSAA has recieved a six-week guidance from the OHA and the Governor to halt all indoor activity through the two-week freeze. Here are some key takeaways from the six-page Document: Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition. Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is…

Back Brace Don’t Care, Koenig’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It felt like a football evening in Stayton at Stayton High School. It’s dark at 5pm, 5:30 in the evening.  The Oregon rain is off-and-on.  The lights of the stadium are on and buzzing. On the field, there were no popping of the pads.  No cheering of fans or the…

Santiam’s Leon Dedicated To The Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Being the child of a local legend coach can be hard, yet beneficial if you want to take advantage of it. Santiam’s Jenessa Leon’s dad, Robert, is well-known around the Stayton and Cascade High School soccer scene.  Having been an assistant coach at Stayton and Cascade in recent years with…

Reconvening At Willamette U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The City of Stayton will be well-represented at Willamette University with their Football program once (and hopefully when) the NCAA Division-III and the Northwest Conference (NWC) kicks off this season. “It’s awesome,” said Tony Schoenborn.  “I really enjoyed my time at Stayton High School playing with Jerry (Daniels) and…

The Long Road To Recovery

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  When Regis Senior Tyler Voltin squatted an heavy 515 pounds Monday, it felt like he never had navicular bone stress fracture in his left foot.  Feeling like he was back to his old ways again preparing for whatever is to come his way during his Senior season. “It felt…

Hornets Rally By Cougars For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  It’s a preview for hopefully when the football season comes around at the 2A-level. Gervais and Salem Academy. Going under G-Town Cougars and the Salem Academy Hornets, the latter ‘Hornets’ was SA’s mascot before going with the Crusaders that they are known as now. It was a scrimmage.  The…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…

The Krew’s Big Weekend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Kennedy ‘Krew’ will have their work cut out for themselves this weekend. Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Boys from Mount Angel will play five games along the Interstate that will push and challenge them.  Friday’s 12-0 win over the SBA-Navy squad in six innings…

Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Peterson’s Pirates Visit Worley’s Spartans

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It was the first-time in two years since Jacob Peterson led the Sheridan Spartans to a 2A Quarterfinal appearance.  It was the second-year that Peterson had ever led an Varsity program as a Head Coach before returning to Newberg last season. Had not for Coronavirus, maybe Wednesday wouldn’t’ve happened. …