Scio Finishes 3A State Runner-Up.

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Scio was afraid of the moment. They didn’t care it was the 3A State Championship. They didn’t care that they were the new kid on the block playing in their first State Championship Game. They didn’t care or be afraid of Burns/Crane’s winning streak or that they were the…

Dalke The Catcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Scio’s Cam Dalke had picked up catching three-four years ago and now here she was, helping anchor the Loggers defense as a freshman catcher as Scio were playing for their first State Championship ever.  Working on her craft, improving and just embracing the sport overall in the twilight of…

Practicing On Memorial Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If Football has Thanksgiving practice as the goal, then one could make the argument that Memorial Day practice is the baseball and softball equivalent of it. And on Monday morning, the Blanchet Catholic baseball team is once again one of those teams practicing on this day.  A year after reaching…

Blanchet Outlasts Grant Union/Prairie City 3-0 To Advance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic Head Coach David Winstead called time and walked to the mound.   The Cavaliers were one out away from advancing to the Elite 8 of the 2A/1A postseason, but were hanging onto a 3-0 lead on a scrappy Grant Union/Prairie City squad Wednesday afternoon. And the talk was simple…

Blanchet’s Kowalski Signs With Centralia College For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  All the hard work, the high work ethic and the passion for what he does had Blanchet’s Spencer Kowalski sitting in the Lee Student Center Tuesday afternoon.  He was surrounded by friends, teammates and family, to witness one of the top local small school catchers sign his Letter of Intent…

Blanchet’s Edo Returns To State For Discus And Shot Put

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Blanchet’s Isaac Edo will once again head to Hayward Field in Eugene to compete for the State Track and Field Meet, defending his home turf with a District Championship in the Discus and finishing fourth in the Shot Put, qualifying for the State Meet in both events as he closes out…

Stayton Pulls Away From Willamina To Close Out Regular Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Willamina rose to the occasion against their 4A opposition in Stayton Wednesday afternoon in the Eagles 8-3 victory to close out the regular season. The 2A/1A Special District 1 League Champion and the fourth-ranked team in the classification found themselves in a game down 1-0 to the third-ranked team…

Jefferson Pushes Lakeview In Season Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It was one of those games to end the season on.   For much of this game, the Lions Defense held strong against the Lakeview offense.  Holding the Honkers offense to five runs in the opening six innings of the game going into their seventh inning in what started as…

Cascade’s Dustin Wins Indy Golf District Title, La Pine Team District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Maddie Dustin didn’t relinquish her lead in Day 2 of the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Girls Golf Tournament at McNary Golf Course on Tuesday.  If anything, her score was better.  One stroke better in fact as the Cougar junior finished the two-day tournament with an incredible score of…

Scio Pulls Away From Amity 12-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  It took Scio about five innings to time out McKenzie Turley, turning the 2-0 lead they grabbed all the way back in the first inning and turning it into the 12-0 final result they got.  Scoring ten runs over the course of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings against…

Yamhill-Carlton Defeats Dayton 11-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  The Yamhill-Carlton softball team bookend their 11-2 win with two separate four-run innings.  Starting the first inning with it as they led 4-1 after the initial inning and again in the seventh inning to close out the win, turning a then 7-2 game into what would’ve been the final result going…

DeLoe, Willamina Holds Off St. Paul 8-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.– Laney DeLoe was doing Laney DeLoe things Wednesday afternoon against St. Paul in the 2A/1A Special District 2 match-up at Willamina High School. The junior Bulldog started the game with 12-straight strikeouts.  13 included the first out in the fifth inning before the Buckaroos Frankie Lear (reached on error)…