Chemawa’s Late Rally Falls Short Versus Waldport

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s one thing you can’t take away from this team and that you can’t rule them out. And when you got that rowdy home crowd coming down from the stands that’s feeding and supporting their boys on the court, Chemawa slowly came back from 11-points down to make it…

Salem Academy Girls Over Creswell After 10-Day Lay-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Minus the six first quarter fouls Tuesday night, the opening quarter resembled that of the Salem Academy-style of the past few seasons with aggression and wanting teams to play their game as they open the game with a daunting 16-0 lead entering the second quarter over Creswell at home. The…

Runion Wins 113 Pound Title At Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—Amity’s Blake Runion had never been in a final of a tournament before and surely the sophomore found a way to make it count once he got to it. The result was what he wanted, but he wished it was sooner than he did. The 113-pound match with Taft’s Jose…

Scio Takes Home Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—It’s weird to imagine that this was the first-year that Riana Martin has ever wrestled. After the first period in which she led 2-1 after scoring the first takedown of the match before Gervais’ Skyler Kemton got an escape point to get the 106-pound third-fourth place bout to within one…

Amity Rolls To 4-0 With 69-39 Win Over Cascade Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.– Amity were given opportunities to succeed Thursday afternoon against a fresh-faced Cascade Christian squad looking to kick off their season strongly at the opening round of the Westside Winter Jam at Westside Christian High School. The Challengers, who graduated nine seniors from last year’s Class 3A Sixth-Place team at…

Gervais Continues To Roll

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  The offense of Gervais Girls Basketball seemed as if it has arrived three games into the season. The highest point total that the Cougars scored last season was 50 (twice) and already surpassed that total in three games this season with 58, 51 and 61 points with two wins…

St. Paul Shuts Down Scio In Season Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—It was one of those nights that you saw the difference in experience levels in two teams playing in their home openers. For St. Paul, its probably safe to say that they’ll be one of the favorites to compete for the 1A State Title this year with their strong…

Salem Academy Kicks Off Season Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If anything last season’s Salem Academy Girls Basketball team was like an unstoppable force like Dayton was, that’s why we saw probably the 3A Girls Basketball equivalent of the 1980’s version of the Lakers versus Celtics every time they played during the 2017-2018 season. The question of who was…

Stover Takes Over Scio Program As Season Kicks Off In A Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  As they enter the Thanksgiving break and a few days off before gearing back up for their first game against St. Paul on the road on Thursday, the Scio Girls Basketball team were listening to new Head Coach Dave Stover reminding them to stay active during their time off…

Scio Boys Basketball Ready To Take Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Scio Boys Basketball found themselves in a lot of close battles in 2018, four of their losses came within four points of going the other way and two coming within eight of tying the game as they returning a solid crew of returners entering this season. “Last year we competed with…

Amity’s Season Comes To A Close In Semi-Final Round

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– It was as expected to start the game between Amity and Cascade Christian in the 3A State Semi-Final Round Saturday afternoon. Two offense that can score that raises the question of who can make the most stops? By halftime it seemed as if it’ll be like a High…

Dayton’s Elliott Commits To Mt. Hood Community College For Softball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Emily Elliott has a way of getting the job done. For the about five-one Dayton Senior, she finds ways to put the work in and continue to improve thanks to her strong work ethic that got her to this point Thursday as she hovers around the decorated table in the…