Rebounding From 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—As they walked off the pitch October 30 against Seaside in the opening round of the 4A State Playoffs, it wasn’t how they imagined their season going with the talented group around them. The loss to the Seagulls came on the heels of the Eagles first loss to Cascade in…

Tobiasson Pulls Double Duty

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Ariel Tobiasson sent a blooper to the left corner of the scout kickoff return team in front of her as it lands on the ground Monday morning to start the Fall Sports Season at Cascade High School. The incoming Cougar sophomore, who was coming off the heels of a…

North Marion Wraps Up Summer At Colton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COLTON, Ore.–  Their offense was electrifying, boosting some excitement entering the first week of official practice to complement their defense coming out of Friday’s 7-on versus 2A’s Colton. “It’s going really good, we had a really fun day today.  I don’t know this year has been really different,” said Joe Torian….

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

Combs Coming Back Online, Vandals Go 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The last two week in Colorado and Utah, Philomath’s Kamden Combs has been slowly coming back into form. The two-time Oregon West Conference Pitcher of the Year for the Warriors the last two years had been battling bicep tendonitis and the always difficult Mono that has limited the incoming…

Bodine Takes On North Marion Volleyball Duties

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The versatility of Trevor Bodine continues to grow. Having coached soccer, baseball, been part of football programs and the obvious success he has as a basketball coach over the years, 18 to be exact, the challenge and that culture shock of coaching a new sport like Volleyball isn’t that bad as…

Digging Deep To Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Cascade gas tanks were on empty when Crater offensive coordinator David Douglas approached them about a few extra reps against the Comets at the end of Day 3 of the Cascade Football Camp. It’s been a long week already.  Scrimmages the past few days, beneficial against teams that…

Stayton Senior American Defends State Title Over North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.—After pulling away from North Marion in Saturday’s semi-final game with a six-run seventh inning, there was a feeling that the Stayton Senior American team would be facing the Huskies again the title game Sunday afternoon in the grassy knoll on the outskirts of Oregon City. North Marion though,…

Cascade’s Youth Gearing Up For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cristina Williams had a way to get her teams to play to their fullest potential at Cascade High School over the past nine years going into her tenth season as Cougars Head Coach this season. Several Conference Players of the Year.  Four straight Oregon West Conference titles from 2013-2016. …

The Rash-Classen Connection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s going to be an interesting year for the Stayton Eagles offense as the Ben Rash-Logan Classen continues to develop as the incoming seniors take a more leadership role entering the 2019 season for the young Stayton team. “I think it’s important, but I think it’s just as important…