Stayton’s 2nd Half Defense Extinguish Cascade’s Offense In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s defense has been stellar since their 2-3 start to the season. It’s weird to think after their slow five-game start this season eerily compares to their 2-3 start to last season, but their defense this season has helped the Eagles win 17 of their last 18 games to…

North Marion Slips By Gladstone, At Least Share Of Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The play was there. A backdoor cut to the basket. North Marion and Gladstone were knotted up at 49 and the Tri-Valley Conference title were in front of them. The next two points in the Huskies 51-49 win became the hardest as Jared Hauser received the in-bounds pass and…

Game Within The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– A year after defeating Cascade on Senior Night, the North Marion Girls came home for Senior Night as Champions of the Tri-Valley Conference. It’s a cool feeling as they laced it up against Gladstone Friday night in front of their home crowd and even took turns cutting down the…

Sprague Over Summit, Big Match-Up For 3rd Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The week off seemed to have helped Sprague settle in for the final stretch of their season with four games left entering Thursday’s match-up with Summit. Playing without Senior Ethan Flannigan and his athleticism and length due to a hand injury for the reminder of the season, the Olympians…

Christman, Michel, Nixon Bring Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JUNCTION CITY, Ore.–  Cascade Freshman Mauro Michel was the first Cougar wrestler up for the Championship Round at the 106-pound class at Junction City High School Saturday afternoon. Going up against an upperclassman, a Junior, in Junction city’s Cameron Truesdell the pressure was on the freshman to show what he had…

Stayton Takes OWC Title With Win Over Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  When the third quarter started, there was a feeling that it was going to be a good game between Stayton and Woodburn Boys basketball with the Oregon West Conference-title on the line Friday night. The third-ranked Eagles were up 29-24 in their OWC-title sealing 64-49 win over the fourth-ranked…

Salem Academy Pulls Away From YC In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It wasn’t the best start as they hoped for the ninth-ranked Yamhill-Carlton Girls basketball team Monday night against Salem Academy in the Crusaders 52-30 victory at Salem Academy. But through their slow start, the Tigers did hold a 12-11 lead on Salem Academy following a pair of Jordynn Rivas…

North Marion Pulls Away From Molalla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– A slow start plagued North Marion in their 66-36 win over Molalla Friday night. The Huskies defense held the Indians to 15 points the first 10:30 of the game, but until a Mya Hammack-to-Raymee Boese connection, it was a neck-to-neck game that was 16-15 North Marion after Boese’s basket. “I…

Stayton Hands Philomath First Loss Since December

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– There patience in setting up their offense set up their open shots almost with ease. The first half against Philomath on Tuesday evening’s start of the second loop through the Oregon West Conference looked opposite to that of the first half of the two squads first meeting in Philomath…

Stayton Holds Off Cascade 39-31

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– If anything, the young Cascade Cougars Girls Basketball team took another step towards the right direction against a Top-10 team in Stayton Friday night in the Stayton Eagles 39-31 win. Episode one of the rivalry started at Cascade, but it was the face-to-face pressure defense the Eagles had that…

North Marion Boys Overcome Slow Start For Third League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald733@gmail.com AURORA, ORE.– North Marion boys basketball came out a tad sluggish Tuesday night against Estacada as the Rangers opened the game up on a 7-2 run on the Huskies in both squads Tri-River Conference game. But that lull in a night where North Marion featured a new line-up announcement, the Huskies…

Verastegui Signs LOI To Corban For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– With her work ethic and those around her keeping herself going in the sport of soccer, it didn’t seem as if Mar Verastegui has only been playing soccer since the eighth grade. But all that hard work paid off as she signed her Letter of Intent to play soccer…