Jefferson Girls Basketball Holds Off Sheridan For 11th Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Sheridan’s Haley Ayala put her team on her back in the second half against Jefferson Friday night.  The Lions had just taken a 34-28 lead after the Spartans were ahead 28-24 in the third quarter of the PacWest Conference game and, for the senior, knowing what was at stake…

Dayton Remains Undefeated In PacWest Conference Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Santiam Christian had themselves one of those start that even had Dayton going ‘that’s good’.  Everything was falling as they led the Pirates 25-17 in the second quarter Saturday night. and it looked like Dayton’s might’ve finally met its match since that Westside Christian defeat the second game of…

Blanchet Catholic Pulls Away In Second Half Against Culver

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Something just clicked for the Blanchet Catholic Girls Basketball team in the second half in their (score) win over Culver Thursday. The defense was there, so was the offense, in the first half as they led the Bulldogs of Central Oregon 21-15 at the break.  But they turned on…

Santiam Finds A Way Again, Defeats Blanchet 65-55

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– The Santiam-Blanchet Catholic Boys Basketball game Tuesday night was just one of those classic back-and-forth games that came down to the wire with the Wolverines hanging on for their sixth-straight Tri-River Conference victory in the process following the 65-55 victory. Santiam led 14-12 and 31-25 going into the…

Amity Takes MLK High School Showcase Win Over Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HARRISBURG, Ore.– It took Amity a while to warm up, but when they did, they were cooking.  After trailing two possessions early, the Warriors tied the game up at eight and led 10-8 after the first quarter before expanding their lead to 33-19 by the halftime break.  Consistency was important as…

Dayton Girls Wrestling Takes Dayton Invitational Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Dayton’s Lillie Brooks has been on a mission this Winter coming off of her dislocated elbow injury last season as a freshman.  The injury, which occurred in her first tournament of the season at the Screaming Eagle Tournament at Santiam Christian, derailed what was a hopeful season for Brooks last…

Hodges Leads Dayton To Crusader Classic Championship Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where nothing was falling, nothing was going Dayton’s way and were faced with a 29-22 deficit to Western Christian in the Crusaders Classic Boys Green Bracket Championship Game at Salem Academy Friday night.   Momentum was against them as the young Pioneers squad, led…

Amity Defeats Sutherlin Again At Crusader Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The resiliency and toughness of the Amity Warriors shined in their 47-44 win over the Sutherlin Bulldogs for the Crusader Classic Green Bracket.   For every run Amity had, Sutherlin answered and the Warriors held as strongly as you would hope.  Jed McMullen preaches resiliency, his team had that against…

Jefferson’s Winning Streak Ends At Seven At SCTC Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Marshfield’s length created headaches for the Jefferson Girls Basketball team Wednesday afternoon in the SCTC Opening Round. Creating turnovers and winning the rebounding battle while the Pirates offense hit shots, especially the three-point shot where they hit seven, four in the first half alone in their (score) victory. As…

Wall’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  For Dayton senior Trae Wall, basketball is life.  The game made him who he is is today and he wouldn’t know what it’ll be like without the game he’s been playing since the first-grade. At the same time too, he’s humble.  Knowing what he brings to the table, Wall accepts the…

Yamhill-Carlton Stuns Salem Academy 53-48

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Yamhill-Carlton saw an opportunity, and they took full advantage of it in their 53-48 win over Salem Academy Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy, Rebounding, they did that well.  Drawing fouls, they did that as well.  Catching the Crusaders in jams near impossible to imagine from one of the 2A…

Gervais Hangs On For Road Victory At Amity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MITY, Ore.–  Amity’s speed, aggressive play and tempo had took full advantage of Gervais’ slow start during the first half of Wednesday’s game with the Warriors leading the Cougars 27-17 at one point. “We did well in the first half and then the third quarter, our intensity dropped a little bit. …