Santiam Pulls Away From Western Christian In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first half ended with a blaze of glory. Western Christian went on a 6-0 run to cut the Santiam lead from 15-8 to 15-14 late in the second quarter with Annika Hess on the bench with three fouls to her name. But with their backs against the wall…

Chemawa’s Late Rally Falls Short Versus Waldport

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s one thing you can’t take away from this team and that you can’t rule them out. And when you got that rowdy home crowd coming down from the stands that’s feeding and supporting their boys on the court, Chemawa slowly came back from 11-points down to make it…

Sheridan Improves To 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The mantra has been ‘0-0 +2’ for the Sheridan Boys Basketball Team this season under Steven Grauer.  Every day is 0-0 and the challenge is to take two steps ahead. And boy, the Spartans have taken it to heart this season starting off 3-0 entering their game with Neah-Kah-Nie….

Gervais Continues To Roll

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  The offense of Gervais Girls Basketball seemed as if it has arrived three games into the season. The highest point total that the Cougars scored last season was 50 (twice) and already surpassed that total in three games this season with 58, 51 and 61 points with two wins…

St. Paul Shuts Down Scio In Season Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—It was one of those nights that you saw the difference in experience levels in two teams playing in their home openers. For St. Paul, its probably safe to say that they’ll be one of the favorites to compete for the 1A State Title this year with their strong…

St. Paul Finishes Second in 1A After Battle With Dufur

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– Getting to the State Championship game is probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you’ll get as an athlete. Just being in that high electricity environment and playing for the name on your jersey. For St. Paul, who saw last year end by the team whose made a return to…

Santiam Gets Revenge On Monroe, Back To Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– Some would say redemption is the best way to prove to yourself that you are able to do it and Santiam found a way to redeem their 2A State Final loss to Monroe in their 44-13 win over the Dragons Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines set the pace early…

Santiam’s Sendlinger Overcomes Hurdle To Return To Field

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.— It’s quite regular to see kids go from one sport to another with ease.  Some even work in travel and club sports in there as well with ease as well or count it as one of their school-year activities. But ever so often, something strange happens that throws…

Gervais Kicks-Off 2018-2019 Girls Basketball Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– Two seasons ago, Gervais found themselves celebrating on the court of Sprague High School after Scio’s last second shot feel short after Isabella Vasquez’ left-handed lay-in lifted the Cougars over the Loggers to advance to the Field of 16 against Dayton. Fast forward to the end of last season…

Kennedy Gets Revenge On Sheridan, On To 2A Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It seems strange to see Sheridan this far into the postseason, a matter of fact prior to this year they weren’t in the playoff picture since 2010 when they reached the 3A Quarterfinals before falling to Cascade Christian in Medford of that season. Since then, the Spartans haven’t seen…

Kennedy’s Lopez Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  It was a weird feeling when Kennedy’s Alejandra Lopez was approaching the finish line in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Cross Country race Thursday. Weird in that she wasn’t in the shadow of Kaylin Cantu, having finished District Runner-up to the 2018 Trojan graduate the last three-years at the…

Chemawa Finishes District Runner-Up, Qualifies For State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  The Chemawa Boys Cross Country team came into the 1A/2A Special District 2 District Race Thursday seated third in the District as a team. One of the teams in front of them was East Linn Christian Academy, who would go on to win the District Championship Thursday, but the…