Regis’ McLoughlin’s Places Ninth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin went out strong and probably a tad-bit fast in her final prep Cross Country race Saturday afternoon, but she had found herself in the front pack of the 3A/2A/1A Cross Country State Race. “Honestly a lot better than the whole season.  I went out and stayed…

Dayton Wins Battle With Blanchet For District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  The girls of Blanchet Catholic and Dayton Girls soccer left it all out on the field in the Pirates 2-0 victory Saturday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 District Title game. The physicality, the drive, the passion was evident in Dayton’s 2-0 District winning victory to the Cavaliers. …

Western Christian Boys Soccer Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 DAYTON, Ore.–  It was totally different from their first meeting down the road at Western Christian.  They traded the mudpit for turf and a slow-moving ball to fast moving at Dayton High School. But the result was still the same.  The Pioneers of Western Christian defeating the Pirates of Dayton High…

Lau Holds Off Lutz for District Runner-Up

LEBANON, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic’s Emma Lutz had overtaken the strong runner in Scio’s Athena Lau coming down the stretch.  Making the last loop out-and-back from the start and finish line. It was a battle between second and third-place with fourth-place Regis’ Julia McLaughlin was some distance behind them looking for a slip up from the…

Western Christian Takes Home District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  For the first time in ten years, Western Christian has a Cross Country team.  And did they make some noise on the guys side of the 1A/2A Special District 2 District Meet Thursday afternoon. With two runners with 6A experience prior to this Spring, Declan Wark with McMinnville and…

Western Christian’s Defense Shuts Down Dayton For Seventh Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian/Amity defense have been on a rail this season.  In seven games following their 3-0 win over Dayton, they’ve collected six shutouts and allowed just one goal in their 2-1 win over Yamhill-Carlton this past Wednesday. They collapse to the ball.  Making shooting lanes and passing lanes…

Western Christian’s Moore Signs With Corban Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Landon Moore’s sophomore year at Western Christian was really interesting looking back following signing his Letter of Intent to play with Corban University Tuesday.  With only 12 players to their name that year, the challenges to stay healthy and perform at the highest level they can was there. And…

Returning To The Court

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s strange to think about, picking up a new sport and succeeding at it as quickly as Salem Academy’s Dylainee Carmony did when she entered High School and tried out for the Crusaders Soccer team.  Making the squad as the Varsity goalkeeper. “Soccer ended up coming pretty easily after…

Blanchet’s Barchus Signs To Division-II CSU-East Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A few short years ago playing 12U softball, a left fielder was going after a fly ball with two outs and runners on base when the unthinkable happened: The left fielder tripped going after the ball.  The runners, scored and forced the five-run mercy rule.  The left fielder laid…

Heating Up At The Right Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For both Salem Academy/Western Christian Girls and Dayton Girls Soccer entering their3A/2A/1A Special District 2 game Tuesday night, there was that one game that helped spark their season around. With the Crusaders, who’s program had never won more than four games in a given season since starting up the…

Western Christian Holds Off Dayton 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dayton came down Highway 221 bringing their aggressive style of play to the Western Christian campus Wednesday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 matchup. In front of them however with the Pioneers, had one substitute to their bench Wednesday, had matched the intensity brought by their adversaries as…

Western Christian Picks Up First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Within the first 24 minutes of the game Western Christian struck ‘goal’ six times in their 13-0 win over Gervais Wednesday evening. Of their six goals, Landon Moore and Jordan Trammell each had two goals apiece as they lead 8-0 by the halftime break over the Cougars. “It was…