Huskies Advance To Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  North Marion was not going to be denied this season in reaching the 4A Championship game in this shortened season.  It didn’t come easy as they advanced to the Finals following their 4-2 PK victory over Philomath Thursday afternoon at Crescent Valley High School, but they found a way…

Esparza Brothers Lead Eagles To Semis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The dynamic sibling duo of Ishmael and Jayden Esparza went on to lead the Eagles of Stayton to their 5-1 victory over Marshfield Tuesday evening at Stayton in the 4A Cumulative Week State Quarterfinals. Coming out aggressive, Ishmael got the Eagles on the board first in the sixth.  His…

Cascade Sets Tone Early In Big Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The last two weeks against Marist, against Canby, had looked as if it had paid off against their rival-Stayton Friday night. They stopped the Eagles running game.  Offensively, Cascade saw David Kanoff, Blake Lewis, Ariel Tobiasson, Jacob Hage and saw Colin Smittle kick a 23-yard Field Goal to put…

Cascade Snaps Six-Game Skid With 5-1 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade were trying a few new wrinkles in their lineup during Tuesday afternoon’s 5-1 victory against Sweet Home. They moved Isabelle Fisher into the field from goalie, Hannah Walliman to goalie and Ariel Tobiasson to midfield from the defensive backline to name a few of the lineup adjustments.  And…

Saturday XC Round-Up: Eagles Place Second And Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Stayton Girls Cross Country team finished second in the Husky Invitational Saturday afternoon in Sweet Home, five points off the pace behind Philomath 40-25.  Hope Bridge (fifth), Maddy Mitzel (sixth) and Sarah Wolf (ninth) finished in the Top 10.  The Eagles Boys Cross Country team finished third as Brenden Del…

Coming Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Audrey Histed brings a sense of experience when she made the move from 1A Crosshill Christian to 4A Cascade this season as a Junior.  Turning the St. Paul’s and Perrydale’s in for the Sweet Home’s, Sisters’ and Philomath’s of the Oregon West Conference. “St. Paul was probably the best…

Huskies Rebound With 8-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion went back to work Monday afternoon banged up with injuries, but here they were finding a way to getting back on track defeating Madras 8-0 back on home turf. “We’re not just stretching extra, but (Head) Coach (Ben) Bonser is doing extra subbing.  We’re really using our…

Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Cross Country Invitational Stayton had won the girls race as Hope Bridge (fourth), Maddy Mitzel (fifth) and Sarah Wolf (sixth) finished sixth as the Eagles finished with 36 team points.  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin won the girls race at 21:22, Scio’s Athena Lau (22:11) was second and Myranda Marquez of Woodburn…

The Little Things Plagued Cascade Against Marist

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  When Cascade’s Shawn Kuenzi sprinted down the sideline during his 66-yard touchdown scamper, brushing off a few Marist Catholic defenders along the way, the Cougar Junior was looking for whatever he could to help spark his Cascade team. “That felt great, I wanted that touchdown,” laughed Kuenzi.  “I saw…

Stayton Takes Gritty Win Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Staying calm, cool and collected was a crucial component Wednesday night as much as the performance was for both Stayton and Scio in the Eagles 25-22, 25-22, 25-11 sweep of the Loggers at Scio High School. Communication and staying in the moment were big.  One team would jump out,…

Boltjes And The Daunting Task

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Ten minutes into their second game of the season, sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Boltjes was called into action as starting goalkeeper Dylen Wolfe was carried off the pitch with an apparent knee injury. Boltjes, who saw some action against Sweet Home in Cascade’s 4-0 win last Wednesday, was jogging into…

Hat Trick By Pask Helps Lead Stayton Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s Maddie Pask picked up where she left off her Junior season with the Eagles.  Aggressive and strong with the ball, Pask recorded an opening day hat trick for Stayton.  Scoring in the third, 31st and 64th minute to set the tone in the 6-0 victory over Cascade Tuesday…