Believe And Trust

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Scio Head Wrestling Coach Matt Parazoo kept bringing up believing before and after Monday’s practice in their mat room. To believe in themselves and in their abilities to perform to the best they can. Parazoo also played over the sound system in the facility crowd reaction from State Matches…

Amity Over Salem Academy, Plays For 1st Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s always difficult to beat a team three-times in a season and mixed in the league playoff pressure.  Anything is possible. Salem Academy had a strong start to the game, but Amity answered with a strong first half finish and stronger third as they led 40-34 entering the fourth…

Amity Stuns #1 Dayton

DAYTON, Ore.—  Sometimes it’s all about taking advantage of what is given to you in sports. With Dayton-Amity, the Pirates didn’t give out quiet their best effort and the Warriors took full advantage of the opportunities given to them in their 70-64 upset win over number-one Dayton. “It was all us, we beat ourselves.  They…

Gervais Enters League Playoffs As The Two-Seed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If you want to get one of the two automatic bids to the postseason from the Tri-River Conference, you must get through Gervais to do it following their 17th win of the season over Culver 44-28. For the tenth-ranked Cougars, the pressure was on them to win against Culver. …

Salem Academy Pulls Away From YC In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It wasn’t the best start as they hoped for the ninth-ranked Yamhill-Carlton Girls basketball team Monday night against Salem Academy in the Crusaders 52-30 victory at Salem Academy. But through their slow start, the Tigers did hold a 12-11 lead on Salem Academy following a pair of Jordynn Rivas…

Scio’s Martin Qualifies For State With Runner-Up Performance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It’s weird to think about it when you first hear it. First-year wrestler going to State. Scio’s Riana Martin did just that Saturday as she finished second in the 105-pound OSAA Southern Division State Qualifier at Thurston High School. While most hope to place at a meet like that, Martin…

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…

Could This Be The Year?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–This could be the year. The year in which the Salem Academy boys swim team could steal the District Title from powerhouse Sweet Home. Yeah the Huskies still have weapons to possibly keep that title from leaving their grasp, but as the Crusaders honored 14 seniors on their ‘Pink Out’…

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…

Dayton Snaps Toledo’s 16-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its sort of a habit for Dayton to come out slow out if the gate, but they do make the most when they do show up. Against the number-one team in 2A in Toledo, the Boomers came out behind 12 first half points by Jaydn Spangler to build a…

Salem Academy Loses Heartbreaker To Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy certainly weren’t going away without a fight. After Cole Hardy got the Crusaders to within three of Horizon Christian Monday afternoon at the Yoda MLK High School Showcase, the Hawks pushed their lead to 51-43 on a 4-0 run with a little over five minutes to play….

Blanchet Boys Wins Sixth Game Of Year Over St. Mary’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that Blanchet Catholic started the season 0-8 before stunning the then-number two Stayton Boys Basketball team on December 28 in Stayton. The Cavaliers, who’ve been a prominent force in 3A the past few years have since 4-4 after their first win of the season as…