Stayton’s Axmaker Bounces Back From Injury

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Imagine in your second AAU tournament going into your sophomore year, coming off of playing nine minutes at the Final Site in the 4A playoffs a few months earlier in their third-place finish at State and a freak accident happened. Stayton’s Jacob Axmaker was making a save, making sure…

OSAA In Holding Pattern

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA will continue its holding pattern for the next few days of not canceling the Spring Sports season as they continue to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak in the State of Oregon. The tentative start date will be April 28, plus a tentative timeline how they would go about starting the…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference for Girls Basketball this season.  The Sophomore is joined by Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva, who received Coach of the Year Honors. Here is the complete Oregon West Conference Girls Basketball List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath KJ…

Tri-Valley Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In a crazy year, crazier things happened in the Tri-Valley Conference as Gladstone and North Marion had to battle it out for the number-one seed out of the league playoffs.  For their hard work Jude Ashpole (Gladstone) and Sergio Jimenez (North Marion) were named Co-Players of the Year and the Gladitors…

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Carson Molan was named Player of the Year and Philomath’s Blake Ecker was named Coach of the Year for the Oregon West Conference. Here is the complete OWC List: First Team: Jeovanny Marroquin- Woodburn Mike Lundy- Philomath Hunter Coulter- Sweet Home Fredy Hidalgo- Newport Drake Davis- Cascade Fredy Hidalgo- Newport…

Cascade Met Its Match In La Grande

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LA GRANDE, Ore.–  La Grande found a way to get by a pesky Cascade squad for their first trip to Forest Grove since the 2015-2016 Friday night 52-46. The Cougars were undersized, yet aggressive.  Challenging the Tigers to defeat them in different ways.  Fast-paced in the first, the Cougars leading 10-3…

Tri-Valley Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Marion Head Coach Trevor Bodine brought home Coach of the Year honors while Huskie Senior Katie Ensign won Player of the Year honors as North Marion host Stayton Friday. Gladstone plays Baker Friday night at 8:30pm and Madras travels to Cottage Grove Friday night for a 6pm tip against the…

Jimenez Scores 31 In North Marion’s Win Over Corbett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The ball was in their court on how they wanted to rebound from their first loss in nearly a month Monday night against Corbett. A win would all but guarantee a one-game Tri-Valley Conference playoff with the team that snapped their eight-game winning streak in Gladstone in Molalla Tuesday…

Cascade Rides Hot Hand In Win Over Bulldogs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference has been a crazy one this year and it’s getting wild coming down the stretch. Philomath and Woodburn were tied on top of the league standings at 8-2 with Cascade a game behind them at 7-3.  The Warriors eked out a 38-34 win to remained…

Stayton Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It is getting to that crunch time of the year for teams. The Eagles won their fourth-game in-a-row Tuesday over Sisters 40-24 on Senior Night, setting up a crucial match-up with rival Cascade Tuesday in Turner for a possibility to tie for second-place in the Oregon West Conference. “Cascade, they’re…