The Return Of Schudel

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  When Senior Night rolled around on October 18 against Salem Academy, it looked as if Scio’s Aspen Schudel had played her last game in the Black and Orange Logger colors. The then-Junior was about to head off to Oklahoma, moving there, only to be back in Scio entering her…

Ramsay Takes Over Scio Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Lori Ramsay’s name is familiar around the Greater Stayton area with the Santiam Canyon Volleyball Club, knowing local coaches in the area like Jefferson’s Sydney Poorman, Regis’ Julie Summers, Stayton’s Michael Woodley and former Scio Head Volleyball Coach Cheyenne Summers, Julie’s daughter. So the name recognition to the girls…

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

Getting The Reps In

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy Volleyball lived up to that ‘underdog’ role during the 2018 season following graduating seven seniors from their sixth-place team in 2017. The result was a fourth-place finish in 2018 as they graduate three seniors entering the 2019 season when the Summer League season kicked off this July…

Amity Volleyball Sweeps Thursday’s Games

SHERIDAN, Ore.–  Coming off their fourth-straight set win and their eighth of the summer, there was some fatigue in the legs of Amity having coming off a three-set sweep of Dayton the match before. Sheridan, who was on the bubble last season for 2A playoffs, had jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the Warriors…

Gervais Girls Take Down Alumni Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  With the squad wrapping up summer basketball Friday with Kennedy and North Marion, the Gervais Girls Basketball team lighten up a little bit with a fun little scrimmage against some of their alumni Wednesday night at the Elementary School. Now even though they did it two years ago, but…

One Last Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.–  There was no doubt that North Marion’s Jared Hauser could score entering the OACA Basketball All-Star Game Saturday afternoon at Wilsonville High School. On a Huskies squad that finished fourth in 4A this past season, Hauser’s Senior Year, his contributions regularly with the weapons they had on the team…

Gervais Gets A Taste Of Victory Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Some would say it’s just Summer Basketball.  But Gervais’ celebration after their 38-36 win over Scio Wednesday evening was justifiable. It’s been nearly a year since their last win and since the Winter of 2018 since their last regular season win.  Nearly a 30-game skid. So Summer Ball, a…

Jefferson Opens Spring Football Under New HC Gilgan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– First-Year Jefferson Head Coach Kaleb Gilgan joked with one of his athletes Monday that, “You’re going to get strong”. And as they finished up their agility drills to start practice, roughly 120 push-ups were given out for messing up the drill. Accountability that the 2009 Sherwood-graduate is trying to…

PacWest Conference Softball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Savannah Barchus showed why she was one of the best pitchers in the league if not in the conversation in 3A as the Junior took home the PacWest Conference Pitcher of the year award.  Scio’s Olivia Zeiher, in her second-year catching for the Loggers after taking over from Emily Unrau,…

Dayton Finishes Second In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Dayton continues to find ways to get it done and get to the big game that 36 other teams wish they were at this time of the year. 2019 marked their fifth consecutive trip to the 3A State Championship game, and though it wasn’t their Championship-rival Rainier Clatskanie presented…