Lyness, Boys 4×1 Team Brings Home Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Liliana Lyness had to compete hard with the Senior athlete’s that were in front of her last season, something that she remembers well “Last year I had a lot of Seniors in front of me, so I had to work really hard to get to where I am,”…

Sepulveda Qualifies For 3 Field Events At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Cesar Sepulveda was just mere inches from the Triple Crown District Champion feat for the Lions coming out of the 2A Special District 2 Championships Saturday evening. Having the Triple Jump District Title in hand from Friday with a 43-feet-10-inch jump, breaking his own PR he set…

The Chemawa Three Place At Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  The heat Saturday was not an unfamiliar thing for Chemawa’s Angel Jackson.  The Junior from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona was use to the grueling heat that the Arizona throws her way. But nonetheless on Saturday Jackson hovered around the top five, top six actually through…

Limage, Hansen Brings Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Coming around the corner entering the final 100 meters of the 400 meter dash, Gervais’ Brian Limage and East Linn Christian’s Jacob Vandehey were as even as can be with the District Title coming down to these two athletes. Both are long and lanky, Limage holding the height…

Santiam Sweeps Gervais Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  It looks as if it’ll might be a crash course for the postseason for both Gervais and Santiam when the season ends next week. The Cougars, who haven’t been in the State Bracket since 2008 and had some successful teams around 2011 were tied for second in the 2A/1A…

Western Christian/Salem Academy Softball Snaps Gervais’ 3-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Western Christian/Salem Academy found themselves in an unique situation this year when they combined both teams as one. Yes the eight girls from each school could’ve competed in a league at the 3A or 4A level just based on the combined school enrollment, the squad decided it was easier…

Santiam Boys 4×100 Finishes Fifth At Meet of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  The Santiam Boys 4×100 relay team found themselves in the fastest heat of the Meet of Champions Saturday, going up against some fast teams like 4A’s Sisters in the first Track event of the meet in Sweet Home. Crap, by race’s end, they were the lone 2A team…

Afterbuffalo Finishes 4th In 1,500 At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  It was Clement Afterbuffalo’s second-year going to the Meet of Champions when the Chemawa Junior came from the campus in Salem to Sweet Home High School Saturday. The Montana-based athlete finished ninth in the 1,500 meter race last season with a time of 4:27.64 and raced with Tyrrel…

Onto State For Santiam’s Fencl

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– There was some fear entering the third and final that the combination of Honey and Santiam’s Hannah Fencl won’t be able to run Barrels and Keyhole Sunday afternoon at the Linn County Fairgrounds. Honey, a 15-year-old horse, developed an abscess on one of her hooves that sidelines the athlete…

Hanson Races First-Ever 100, 4×1 Edges Kennedy Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s all in the plan. As she lined up, ran and finished first in her 100 meter dash heat, a first for the Gervais Sophomore, the Cougars Katie Hanson knows that it’ll help her in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes down the road. “Doing the 100 is…

Afterbuffalo Takes 1,500 Meter Race, Looking For State Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The wind swirling around Gervais’ grass football field and it’s track Thursday afternoon added another element for the runners of the 1,500-meter race. At the starting line, the wind was in your face. But when you come down the final 150 meters, it was to your back which could help…

Eggers Overcomes Fatigue, Retooling For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– Fatigue was an issue for Sheridan’s Kaden Eggers Thursday afternoon at Gervais High School where he was competing in the Triple Jump in the 2A Special District Meet. Fatigue not from over-training, but from playing in the Spartans doubleheader against Culver Wednesday afternoon in Culver. But nonetheless, the Junior…