Stayton Routs Molalla 56-23, Moves To 4-3 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton has seemed to have something going rthythm wise following their 56-23 rout of Molalla Monday night at home. The sense of gelling and cohesiveness of them as a team has improved through their first seven games of the season entering their last game before the Christmas break versus…

North Marion Showcased New Defense At Evergreen Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  Just when you thought you’ve figured out the North Marion defense out, Trevor Bodine flips the script and throws something new at his opponents and his girls succeeded in running the Triangle And Two defense against Del Norte and Banks Thursday and Friday night. “Mar (Verastegui) and Mya…

Stayton Boys Win Fifth Game Of Year On Back-End Of Back-to-Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It’s weird to think not even 24 hours before that Stayton completed a double-overtime nail-bitter over Gladstone that saw Kaleb Anundi break the school record with 44 points en route to the 83-76 win Wednesday night. And now they were getting ready to play Molalla on the back-end of a…

Press And The Three-Ball: Cascade Boys 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.- Redmond showed during the opening half that they weren’t afraid to use their shooters as they took their healthy hacks from three and from mid-range, so Cascade decided to counter that with a press defense that got in the faces of the Panthers. The result handed the Cougars a…

Four Huskies Signed LOI Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It is an awesome spectacle to think about, three athletes going in the same grade committing to go to the same college after their prep careers come to a close after this year. North Marion’s Nic Iliyn, Grant and Griffin Henry all found themselves committing to Lower Columbia College…

North Marion Opens Season With Tough Loss Versus Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– Just write it off as first game jitters for the North Marion Huskie Girls Basketball Team to start the 2018-2019 season. The game was a last second add to the Lady Huskie schedule leading into their  Wednesday game versus Stayton at home, North Marion found themselves facing a Corvallis…

Eagles Overcome Tough Start For Overtime Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Marri Martinez came in off the bench in the fourth quarter with four fouls against her as Stayton were looking for a way to walk away from this ugly first game of the year against Seaside Wednesday evening with the Lady Eagles down 32-29 late to the Seagulls. “It…

New Faces On Young Cascade Boys Basketball Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  With two returners coming back from last season’s 2017-2018 Cascade Boys Basketball team in Carson Molan and Brandon Starnes, the Cougars know that they’ll have their hands full entering this season in retooling their young squad after graduating eight Seniors and seeing Treyden Harris transfer to South Salem before…

Reloading The Ranks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Once in every few years you’ll graduate an impact player or two, but you have more players in the wings waiting to take over. For Cascade however, they’ve had not just a heavy senior presence last season with eight to guide them to a second-place finish in 4A in…

Importance Of Height

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Last season was the first time since 2007 that the Stayton Girls Basketball team had brought home some serious hardware for their trophy case. Though they finished sixth in a highly contested fourth-sixth place game against Valley Catholic 37-35, the Lady Eagles built off of 2017’s success by getting…

Knocking Off The Rust For The Season To Come

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Each of the first two years under Head Coach Trevor Bodine, North Marion Girls Basketball has crept ever closer to the 4A State Championship Game. They finished sixth in 2017, third in 2018 after losing a two-point game to Cascade in the Semi-Final round this past season.  And its…

North Marion Boys Stun #1 Phoenix 1-0 To Advance To 4A Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It’s weird to think the number 13-seed could be here, celebrating their second upset against a highly touted team, but improbable became probable Tuesday night. North Marion, coming off a week from their first upset win over number-four La Grande, had just outdone themselves when they brought home quiet…