Western Christian Gets By Sheridan For 3-1 League Start

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore — Defense kept this game close and it was defense that won the day for Western Christian in the Tri-River Conference match-up with Sheridan with the Pioneers defeating the Spartans 46-38  to improve to 3-1 in TRC play.    The Western Christian defense created turnovers for its offense and…

Dayton Invitational Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  McKay Girls dominated the Dayton Invitational with Sharlyn Gonzalez (100), Lizeth Chavez (105), Madylin Xiong (110) as they edged McNary 115-88 in the team results.  The Celtics saw Kaylynn Villalobos (120) and Caitlin Saldivar (170) won their weight classes and Kelsey Schmidt (170) and Kaliyanei Hill (125) finished second. …

Trojans Overcome Slow Start To Gervais For 68-37 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  The scoreboard won’t do Gervais’ valiant effort against one of 2A’s best in Kennedy.  The Trojans won 68-37 in the Tri-River Conference contest, but for the first 16 minutes of the game it had felt like an eight-point game with Kennedy leading 36-22 at the halftime break. That…

Pirates Fall To Challengers In OT Of Crusader Classic Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Dayton stepped up to the challenge of Cascade Christian in the Crusader Classic Boys Black Bracket Saturday night.  Going toe-to-toe with Austin Maurer and the Challengers in one of the final tune-up games before league kicks off this month. “We just tried doubling him and trying to minimize stuff like that,”…

Westside Christian Hands Regis First Loss Of Season 53-35

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  Regis and Westside Christian managed to get their game in-between the snowflakes that have plagued the region the past few days when the two undefeated squads met up Monday night. And initially it looked as if the game would be a good one as both teams were toe-to-toe with…

Gervais’ Guido Showing Versatility At Siskiyous

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  2021 Gervais-grad Auggie Guido had done it all this past Fall in his freshman season with the College of the Siskiyous.  The former Cougar and Eagle played Right Tackle, Tight End and Wide Receiver for the Northern California Junior College.  Making three receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown…

Cascade Finishes Fifth At Capitol City Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a good test of composure with the league seasons coming up for both Salem Academy and Cascade in the fifth-place game of the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University Wednesday afternoon. The game was aggressive and physical as the Cougars, one of 4A’s top teams, edged one…

Sheridan Starts Fast Against Siletz Valley For 7-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Gavin Anderson was hotter than Pizza Rolls coming out of the oven from three-point land to open Sheridan’s 61-33 win over Siletz Valley Tuesday night. The Warriors, ranked ninth in the 1A Coaches Poll, didn’t have an answer for the senior guard who had hit four three-pointers in the…

Crusaders Fall To Rancho Christian In CCC Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Salem Academy Boys Basketball team had their work cut out for them Saturday evening in the opening round of the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University.  The Crusaders had drawn Rancho Christian Eagles, a program that had won the tournament in 2019, and despite Rancho Christian’s 3-6 record coming…

Logger Girls Win Second In Three Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Scio Logger team at the Regis Holiday Tournament has a totally different feel than they did earlier this year.  With Tyra LeFeber returning from a concussion and Kylee Baumgartner from a freak accident broken leg during volleyball season, Scio looked aggressive as they split their two games Friday and…

Dayton Rallies To Defeat Taft 35-30

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—“I was pretty nervous about it,” Dayton’s Kya Lindell said about her last minute free throws. The freshman was fouled twice in the final 18 seconds of the Pirates 35-30 win over Taft Thursday night in the opening round of the Dayton Tournament.  Nerves or not, Lindell hit all four…

Gervais Holds Off Valley Catholic For Third-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.– Entering the fourth quarter, you could tell that both teams were trying to hold it together. Little 2A Gervais led 4A Valley Catholic 43-27 in their 51-42 victory Monday night on the road, but both teams had that vibe like Jimmy Butler exhausted during the 2020 postseason. “Valley…they push…