Regis Wins Season Opener Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first volleyball game has finally come for the Jefferson Lions and the Regis Rams Tuesday evening with both meeting up at Regis High School to kick-off the six-week short season. The Rams were riding a steady hand during the first two sets of their…

Aggressive Play Leads To Dayton’s Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Obviously there are nervous coming out of the gate for the first game of the season.  But the Dayton-Santiam Christian Girls Soccer game was one of the first games played on school grounds since March of 2020.  It’s been nearly a year since the High School uniforms were broken out…

Back In The Gym

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.-  Friday was a longtime coming for the Warrior Volleyball athletes of Amity.  First-time in the gym as a complete unit coming off weeks of six-person pods with the hopes of this day coming to fruition. It’s been a rollercoaster of sorts for first-year Head Coach Amanda Grove, who went…

Living In The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.—Amity will be going into next week’s game against Dayton with five Seniors on their roster. The quintet of Josh Wart, Kennan Graham, George Hatch, Nick McMullen and Ashton Pappas has seen a lot of curveballs thrown their way their Senior Year with what has been going on around them. …

OSAA Leaves Season 2 Culminating Week To Schools

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Wedensday to finalize decisions on the Season 2 Culminating Week events, the sixth week of the traditional Fall sports season. Deciding to let the member schools of the OSAA decide on how to go about the week in terms of a local The OSAA Executive Board met in…

The Scio Four

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was their second open gym since the big ice storm that hit the Willamette Valley over the Valentine’s Weekend Wednesday evening.  It’s crazy to imagine the boat that the Scio Four have found themselves in. Pandemic ended their Junior Year on a sour note and it carried over…

Adjusting To The Challenges

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– There was something special about the community of Dayton for Kaden Fergus ever since he was growing up in Salem. “I love it.  I love it a lot.  I played a little bit in Salem and I didn’t really enjoy it very much because it didn’t feel like…there wasn’t…

The Heart Within

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– We hear every day in sports, ‘Play every play like it is your last’.  We also hear the saying, ‘Live every day like it is your last’, or ‘every day is a blessing’. I’ve seen Salem Academy’s Peyton Donaldson for sure only once, against Kennedy during her Junior season. …

Fuller The Baller

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  It’s strange to think that it wasn’t too long ago that Dayton sophomore Kassidy Fuller was a cheerleader.  Standing on the sidelines, watching the football game. Fast forward to Wednesday and the Pirate Strong Safety and Running Back is now on the same turf at Coach Dewey Sullivan Field,…

Getting Back To It

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Monday was a tough day no doubt about it.  But there’s still a glimmer of hope that something in the State’s guidance will let football players like those at Dayton High School Tuesday evening, get in any kind of games before the end of the school year.  If not,…

Druery’s Unique Situation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian’s Raquel Druery has been swimming since she was six years ago, going on 12 years of competing in the pool.  Swimming with McMinnville Swim Club and Capital Swim Team, formerly known as Mid-Valley Aquatics. But for the past four years, the Pioneer swimmer has been a part…

Going Up A Weight Class

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The freshman of the IBC’s ’99 Problemz’ came out with a mission to show they belong with the Varsity division Saturday afternoon at La Salle High School. They beat Premier 14-7 and pulled away from the Valley Capitals in their second game of the three-game pod. “I think we…