Cascade Battles Central For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It resembled that of the old Cascade-Central battles back in the old Oregon West Conference-days as it came down to the wire between the two girls basketball team’s Friday night. The aggression presented by the two teams throughout the 32-minutes in the 4A Cougars 48-45 victory over the 5A…

Young Bulldogs Season Starts Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore–  For what it was worth, outside of the tough finish against Stayton in the third-fifth place game in the 4A playoffs, Woodburn’s fifth-place finish was a good foundation for the program moving into this season. The trick will be this year, with them graduating all but two returners from…

Farr, Capital FC Host ‘Thankful For Goalkeeper’ Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Jordan Farr is use to pressure as he returns home after playing with the USL’s Indy Eleven in Indianapolis, Indiana this past season where he had five clean sheets to his name. It’s been two years since his Senior Season with Corban University where he set the career record…

The Push For A League Title?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Two things are for certain entering the 2019 season: The Cascade Boys Basketball team are going to run.  The Oregon West Conference is wide open. In their intra-squad scrimmage at Monday’s Cascade Winter Sports Showcase, they needed an minute rest with about six minutes left in their scrimmage after…

Worst Signs With Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– It was a good learning year for Cascade’s Maddy Worst to break out of her shell as she signed her Letter of Intent to Chemeketa Community College for Volleyball. Worst, the more quieter sister on the court this season for the Cougars alongside sophomore sister Brookelyn, stepped up her…

Using Their Speed For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The expectations are still the same for North Marion, but the route and how they will get there will be a very different one in 2019. The goal of getting back to Forest Grove and contenting for a 4A title has been the same after their sixth-, third-, and fourth-place…

Battle Of Powers At State Goes To Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–When word spread that Woodburn was dropping from 5A to 4A, the question became when will we see the Bulldog-Stayton matchup in the finals. Here’s the challenge to it too.  Toss in two times they’ve met in the Oregon West Conference-league play and you got, in theory, a battle.  No…

Esparza’s Goal Lifts Eagles Over Marist In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  When Jayden Esparza struck in the 94th minute of Stayton’s 1-0, Overtime thriller over the one-seed in Marist Catholic, he was swarmed by his Eagles teammates in a game where both teams came awfully close of breaking the 0-0 tie. The Spartans Sam Bell had saved seven Stayton shots…

(Girls and Boys) Soccer Semi-Final Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Only two teams will stand in each classification following Tuesday night’s games.  Here are my predictions for all six classifications and predicted Finals Appearances:   6A Girls Jesuit 3, West Salem 1 South Eugene 2, Mountainside 0 Finals: Jesuit v. South Eugene Boys Summit 1, Forest Grove 0 Cleveland 1, Franklin…

North Marion Holds Off Stayton, Onto Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The Ben Rash-Logan Classen connection had created issues in the North Marion pass defense entering the fourth quarter in the Huskies 47-27 4A First Round victory Friday night at home. Coming out of the halftime break up 19-7, Stayton had pulled within six to start the fourth quarter down…

Complete OWC Football List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 2019 Football All-Conference Teams TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Brandon Bennett and Sisters Neil Fendall were named Co-Coaches of the Year.  Stayton Quarterback Ben Rash was named Offensive Player of the Year. The Cougars Brandon White (Defensive Player of the Year) and Cascade’s Caleb Sell (Lineman Of The Year) joined their Head Coach…

OWC Girls Soccer List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton’s KJ Nyquist won Player of the Year as the Eagles reached the 4A State Playoffs for the third-straight year.  Woodburn’s Andrea Whiteman won Coach of the Year, the Bulldogs went 9-1-2 in Oregon West Conference play in 2019. Here is the complete OWC List: Goalie Carla Zamora Woodburn 2nd team…