Axmaker Sparks Eagles In Bounce Back Win Saturday

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The Axman showed why he’s a bad, bad man at the 4A Classification. Stayton were flat coming off of their 39-35 defeat to Cascade on Friday night on Saturday afternoon against Newport.Yes, they held leads after the first, second and third quarters; but they were letting the Cubs just…

Cascade Rallies By Stayton For First League Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  This was one of those black-and-blue, bruising-type of games.  A leave it all-out-there game as Stayton had made life absolutely hellish for Cascade Friday night.   Their defense was locked down with the game plan to lockdown Ty Best and Dom Ball.  Holding the two big posts to 14 points combined…

Cascade Snaps Stayton’s Five-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy Mcdonald  Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com  TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade finished the game the way they wanted too.  Sound defense and hitting their shots. Down 27-22 in the third quarter the Cougars went on an absolute tear, finishing the game on a 24-3 run to defeat the Eagles 46-30.  Improving to 9-2 overall and rebounds from their tough…

Cascade Falls To Philomath In League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  Philomath had the height and length over Cascade Friday night in the Oregon West Conference opener at Philomath High School.  But the thing was, though they lacked the height in the Warriors 41-34 win, the Cougars created chaos with their defense.  Physical and aggressive was the theme and both…

North Marion Defeats Pleasant Hill For Fourth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s game plan this year will be and has been to be the aggressor.  And on Thursday night, the Huskies were against the fourth-ranked team in 3A in the Pleasant Hill Billies. That aggression helped North Marion jump out to a 8-0 lead and lead the Billies 20-10…

Woodburn Holds Off North Salem’s Late Rally In 71-64 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Things just started to click for North Salem midway through the fourth quarter against one of the 4A’s best teams in Woodburn Wednesday afternoon. For much of the game following the Vikings brief 15-12 lead in the Bulldogs 71-64 victory in the SCTC Holiday Classic game, nothing went North…

Eagles Open SCTC Holiday Classic With Big Win Over Cottage Grove

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It was a slow start for the Stayton Girls basketball team coming off of their nearly 20-day layoff from their last game to North Marion. But once the Eagles found their groove, they took off in their 66-29 win over Cottage Grove Tuesday evening to start the SCTC Holiday Classic.  Running…

Woodburn Hangs On To Defeat Sweet Home 42-38

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—This could be a fun Oregon West Conference series between Woodburn and Sweet Home Girls basketball this year. After a quick adjustment to the SCTC Holiday Tournament to make it more of a Round Robin approach due to weather and teams not being able to make it, setting up the…

Capitol City Classic All-Tournament Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Capitol City Classic announced their All-Tournament team Thursday night.  West Salem, who won the tournament, featured two on the list.  Cascade, who finished fifth at the tournament, had Kellen Sande as a second-team selection.  Jon Breyman of the Titans was named Outstanding Player of the Tournament. Here’s the…

Cascade Finishes Fifth At Capitol City Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a good test of composure with the league seasons coming up for both Salem Academy and Cascade in the fifth-place game of the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University Wednesday afternoon. The game was aggressive and physical as the Cougars, one of 4A’s top teams, edged one…

Cascade Advances, Faces Lincoln Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kellan Sande had a dandy of a start to Cascade’s 62-40 win over Jefferson of Portland Monday morning at the Capitol City Classic.   Of the Cougars 20 first quarter points, Sande owned nine of them.  All three-pointers, all giving Cascade a much-given spark plug after their opening round defeat to Silverton…

Foxes Set Tone In Second Half Of CCC Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cascade couldn’t ask for a better half of basketball against one of 5A’s best in Silverton. They were holding the Foxes to 25 points.  Neil Efimov had five points, Jordan McCarty had three.  Austin Ratliff was leading Silverton with ten entering the second half while the Cougars held a narrow margin…