Santiam Advances In TRC League Playoffs Over Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– With 2:24 left in the third quarter, first-year Sheridan Head Coach Steven Grauer told his team during a timeout down 39-27 to Santiam that he believed in them. The 27-year-old coach was trying to find ways to settle his team down during their Tri-River Conference league playoff game…

Gervais Enters League Playoffs As The Two-Seed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If you want to get one of the two automatic bids to the postseason from the Tri-River Conference, you must get through Gervais to do it following their 17th win of the season over Culver 44-28. For the tenth-ranked Cougars, the pressure was on them to win against Culver. …

Western Christian Seals Up First Seed Entering League Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– All roads once the Tri-River Conference league playoffs will be going through Western Christian once again following the Pioneers 79-53 win over Sheridan Wednesday Night for Senior Night. It wasn’t initially for Western Christian with two quick fouls that gave the Spartans opportunities to do further damage than the…

Gervais Takes Control Of Second In TRC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais quickly took advantage of Santiam’s slow start, building a 20-9 lead following Lilly Welburn’s ‘And-One’ to help build the double-digit lead in the Cougars 38-34 win over the Wolverines during the second quarter. But, as Santiam showed and proved on January 7 in Mill City when the team’s…

Santiam Get By Colton 49-41

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five spots are promised out of the Tri-River Conference for it’s league playoffs. Entering Saturday’s games on the girl’s side of the conference, Kennedy sits first at 10-0 with Gervais second at 7-3.  Behind them is where the battle currently is. Colton entered Saturday’s match-up with Santiam at…

Western Christian Girls Hold Off Chemawa 41-33

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a quick turnaround in Saturday afternoon’s Western Christian’s 41-33 win over Chemawa Girls basketball with four games left in the regular season. The Lady Braves Ronticia Martinez drilled a half-court shot to turn a 18-14 deficit into a manageable 18-17 Pioneers lead entering the halftime break.  Martinez…

Chemawa Wins Fourth Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Chemawa could easily be 5-0 to start the 2019 calendar year entering their Tri-River League game with Delphian if their game didn’t get away from them versus Santiam late. Following their 60-28 win over the Dragons on the road, the Braves improved to 7-3 in league play after winning…

St. Paul Improves To 17-0 On Year With Strong Second Half Vs Perrydale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST.  PAUL, Ore.– Who would have thought that the St. Paul Girls Basketball team would be held to 12 first half points by an opponent? Well, the defense of Perrydale made sure that the Lady Buckaroos offense was kept at Bay entering the second half as after St. Paul’s 10-point first…

Sheridan Newman’s Crazy Finish Results In First Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JUNCTION CITY, Ore.– It was an interesting rebound win for Kaden Eggers after his tough loss to who Eggers described as the ‘Mini-Hulk’ in Junction City’s Titus Rice during his second match of the day. Eggers was up against Ezra Haddy from Junction City and the Sheridan Senior quickly found himself…

Kennedy Rolls By Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Kennedy had a plan for Sheridan’s shooters: Give them nothing easy. They were inspired by their loss Friday to Chemawa and though they gave up seven early, first half fouls in their 63-44 win over the Spartans, the Trojans smothered Sheridan’s shooters and relied on their shooters in Luke…

Jefferson Halts East Linn’s Comeback, #4 Oakland Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  That zone defense that East Linn Christian Academy created some issues for the Jefferson offense Saturday afternoon at home. But nonetheless, the back-end of a back-and-back game saw the Lions lead 31-26 at the halftime break after Jefferson finished the half on a 20-8 run in their 57-50 home…

Vasquez Hits Game-Winner Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– It was as close as you can possibly hoped for when the Tri-River Conference got back underway Monday when Gervais traveled out to Santiam as it came down to the last basket in the Cougars 39-38 win. But it didn’t come without a fight or some adversity.  Maddy…