Chemawa Wins First Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a unique start to the year for the Chemawa Braves Football Team. Going JV-only this season with a little more than a dozen kids on their roster.  Their first game was called after three quarters because of injuries that played into their game with Willamina being cancelled…

Blanchet Holds Off Kennedy In Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those starts to a volleyball game that you would’ve seen coming, a 25-0 score. Blanchet did just that to open their Tri-River Conference game with Kennedy in their  25-0, 18-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11 win. Having to withstand the Trojans rally to edge Kennedy on their…

Amity Extends Unbeaten Streak To Six

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Salem Academy Girls Soccer team slowed the Amity offense to an absolute crawl Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy High School.  Loading up the defensive half and challenging the Warrior offense while making sure that they were paying attention if the Crusaders sent a lob into the other half…

Amity Gets First Win Of Season 35-18

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was one of those complete team efforts for Amity Friday night to get their first win of the season.  Their lines got the push needed to slow Scio’s offense down while giving their offense an opportunity to wheel off 35 points, their highest total so far this season…

Scio Picks Up Seventh Win In Sweep Of Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Scio had a little bit of a roller-coaster of a ride to close out their 25-16, 25-11, 25-22 PacWest Conference sweep of Jefferson Tuesday night.  A good test for them to adjust, especially with a long road trip ahead of them against Taft Thursday night on the road. In…

Crusaders, Pioneers Tie 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Defense was once again the vocal point in the Salem Academy and Western Christian Girls Soccer game Monday afternoon at Salem Academy.   The only hiccups for either defense allowed was a 20th minute goal by the Crusaders Grace Hinkle and a 61st minute goal by the Pioneers Clarie Harris…

Dayton’s Hudson Contributing For Lakers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– 2022 Dayton-grad Benji Hudson is picking up where he left off when he was a Pirate. His aggressive play was there, using his basketball skills at points to go up against Chemeketa defender Braydon Daliposon, who had about a ten-inch advantage on the Southwestern Oregon Community College freshman.  That…

Warriors Open Season Against Riverdale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Amity’s Eliza Nisly is going to cause some headaches this year with her playing style coming out of the gate in her first High School game.  Scoring both of her goals Tuesday afternoon in the opening half that saw the Warriors rally back from 3-1 down to tie the…

Loggers Rally For Five-Set Win Over Monroe

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Facing Monroe to start the season was a good test to open the season as the Scio Logger Volleyball squad went the distance with the Dragons Tuesday afternoon.  And minus a tough first set, minus being down two sets to none, Scio really made a statement in their season…

Gervais Battles For Sweep Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  The Gervais Volleyball team weathered the storm by Jefferson in their season-opening 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 sweep of the Lions on the road Tuesday evening. Jefferson brought the heat, coming off of their season-opening sweep of Kennedy on Friday, and the Lions made sure it wasn’t an easy win for…

Blanchet Sweeps East Linn For Season Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With a good mixture of youth like with the two freshmen in Lindsay Arritola and Irene Rocha to go with their experience as in Abby Weber and Lily Castaneda, the Blanchet Catholic opened up their season and first game back in 2A with a win.  A 25-19, 25-10, 25-14…

Snell’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Briggs Snell is back.  He’s healthy and he’s ready to go for his senior year at Kennedy. The Left Tackle and Defensive Lineman for the Trojans is back and ready to go following having a surgery done to repair damage to the Glenoid Cavity of his right shoulder….