Huskies Take Tough 1-0 Win Over Madras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– All North Marion needed was one goal to get over the hump against Madras Monday afternoon.  The goal came away from Aden Carillo in the 28th minute to separate the Huskies over the White Buffalo in the 1-0 victory. “It was a big goal for the team, I’m not…

Cascade Snaps Sisters Six-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It doesn’t matter if Sisters are down one of their best girls or not, you have to be focused and ready to roll against the Outlaws every time you play them. Sisters came into their match against Cascade ranked number-one in 4A and looking to churn out another victory…

Cascade Rolls To 4-0 Versus Tillamook

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It took until the second quarter for Cascade to come around against Tillamook Thursday night. The short week seemed to have played tricks on the Cougars in the first quarter with two fumbles and the Cheesemakers even with them at seven going into the second quarter. But thanks to a…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

Cougars Hang On To Defeat Mazama

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– Nerves were cranked all the way up to 11 when Mazama took over possession with 4:23 left in the game with Cascade. In what is possibly a 4A State Semi-Final match-up come November, Cascade found themselves  leading 31-28, which eventually would become the final Friday night, nerves were high…

Stayton Picks Up 18th-Straight Win Thursday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Eagles Boys Soccer team were soaring the opening twenty minutes of their 5-0 win over Sisters Thursday evening at home. The Esparza brothers of Ishmel and Jayden netted goals as did Riley Burns to quickly put the Eagles ahead 3-0 against the Outlaws who entered the game 3-0…

Patzer, Huskies Hold Off Silverton For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Mallory Patzer was absolutely nails for the North Marion defense Tuesday afternoon against Silverton. The offensive pressure from the Foxes at Silverton High School was high.  It felt like a playoff atmosphere, the Foxes were tenth in the Coaches Poll to sixth. Silverton created opportunities against the Huskie defense, but Patzer…

Oliva The Runner And Volleyball Player

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—Saturday was a unique day for Cascade’s Cami Oliva.  Some call the feat the Deion Sanders-effect in reference to Sanders playing in a baseball and football game.  As challenging as Saturday was, Oliva made do with running a 5K in the AM and was part of the Cougars Volleyball Gold…

Stayton Takes Preseason Battle Over North Marion 3-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  When the OSAA Coaches polls were released last week, Stayton and North Marion anchored the two ends of the Top 5 rankings.  The Eagles at one, the Huskies at five. Stayton was doing Stayton things.  Challenging not just North Marion in their 3-0 win with their systemic ways, but Valley Catholic (1-0)…

Cascade Opens Fall 2021 Versus Valley Catholic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade might be undersized, they may have a short-bench, but they sure as heck weren’t going down without a fight Tuesday afternoon against Valley Catholic. The Cougars went into the halftime break up 1-0 following a Bryan Cortes goal in the closing moments of the half in their season-opener and…

Eagles Retooling For The Fall Soccer Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields was already looking forward to this season that’s starting Tuesday as soon as the Eagles finished up their 12-0, 4A Cumulative Week State Title Run. Year-after-year, Stayton has been a 4A playoff fixture of sorts.  You know they’re going to be a tough out,…

Stayton Girls Soccer Returns Upperclassmen Core

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Tori Nyquist has always been a passionate athlete for Stayton.  Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field.   The senior Eagle student-athlete admits ever-so slightly that it’s scary to think about this being it this school year as her and her younger sister Haili worked on a drill together to start Wednesday’s practice.  Something that…