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…

Santiam Takes Scrappy Game From De La Salle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Santiam had their biggest task to close out the Green Bracket at the New Year’s Invitational at Salem Academy against the full-court press defense and uptempo offense of De La Salle North Catholic Saturday afternoon. By halftime it was 14-9 Wolverines and they built a 22-12 lead out of…

Western Christian Takes Down De La Salle North Catholic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– If you didn’t look at the calendar, you would’ve thought it was Coos Bay or Pendleton with how Western Christian and De La Salle North Catholic played Saturday afternoon. The crowd was loud and passionate. The players were getting after it, trading blows like it was a State Title…

Kennedy Advances To Tournament Final With Win Over OES

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Sophia Carley on the bench for much of the first half versus Oregon Episcopal School with two early fouls, Kennedy had to pick up the slack in the post against the scrappy Aardvark squad in front of them. They led 26-19 at the halftime break, but Ellie Cantu…

Western Christian Pulls Away From Umatilla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– On paper they were a collective 20-2 and for the first quarter-plus it had all the workings of two teams that could have the game coming down to the closing seconds of the game between 2A’s Western Christian and 3A’s Umatilla. Both sides were trading blows with the Vikings…