North Marion Pulls Away In 7-1 Win Over Crook County

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Third game in and the North Marion baseball team may have etched out a groove for them to build from moving forward into the 2023 season. Donning their new-school version of the old retro Huskie uniform, their defense was there with intensity.  Dawson Schrenk went five innings, striking out…

Stayton Wins Home Opener Behind Connally’s Complete Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Wyatt Connally was on a mission out of the gate in his first start back in a Stayton uniform, going to distance and striking out 13 in the Eagles home-opening win over Valley Catholic 11-2 Wednesday afternoon.  Setting the pace on the bump, but credits his defense and their…

Brown Returns, Stayton Eyes Run With Big Core

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s Eli Brown is one tough cookie.  Playing in a 4A State Baseball game and an entire American Legion schedule with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury he sustained during a 7-on-7 scrimmage going into the postseason last Spring.  Not knowing the extent of the injury…

Horne Leads Cascade To Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.–  Sam Horne was that  guy for Cascade in their 4A State Quarterfinal win over Marist.  Not even six minutes in, he had nine of the Cougars then 18 points and had already eclipsed double-figures a minute into the second quarter of a game that saw Cascade jump out to…

Rule, Stayton Aiming High Once Again

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  One thing that Jessica Rule picked up during the offseason was how to work on her mental game.  Visualization of what’s ahead and executing it before she even steps onto the diamond, visualizing the game before you go out into the contest ahead.  It was something that she learned…

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Marion’s Cole Hammack won Player of the Year, Philomath’s Blaker Ecker and Cascade’s Justin Amaya were named Co-Coaches of the Year. Here’s the Complete List: First team Cole Hammack- North Marion Landon Knox- Cascade Cole Beardsley- Philomath Ty May- Philomath Garrett Callsen- Styaton Specner┬áHorner- Cascade Second Team Gavin Berning- Stayton Sam…

North Marion Advances In 4A Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Although it took North Marion a quarter, the Huskies did Huskie-like things in their 4A State Play-In game with Cottage Grove.  They overall just executed well after their sluggish start that saw them lead by four in their eventual 87-55 home victory after the first quarter. Perhaps nerves played…

Stayton Falls In Play-In Game To Klamath Union

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton didn’t fade into the night quietly against Klamath Union Saturday afternoon as they turned a 35-26 third quarter deficit down to two with 1:35 left in the game.  Trailing 42-40, the Eagles were looking to return to the Field of 16 while the Pelicans were looking for their…

North Marion’s Lader Signs With Bushnell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Known for her aggression on the field, North Marion’s Adrie Lader has looked to the sport of soccer as a way of anger management.  To help her have a piece of mind as soon as she steps off the pitch. Yet again, Lader points, as soon as she steps off…

Cascade Holds Off Philomath For Oregon West Conference Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  Philomath and Cascade each had that one phrase stuck in their minds of ‘Don’t Quit’ in their Oregon West Conference finale Monday Night at Philomath High School. What was at stake this evening was a lot.  The OWC Title, the Warriors looking for their fair share being Co-Champions with…

Cascade Wins On Senior Night Over Newport

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Trinity Schmuck had herself a game on her Senior Night as a member of the Cascade Girls Basketball team Thursday night.  Scoring 12 points in the Cougars 62-41 victory over Newport to clinch at least a share of the Oregon West Conference Title going into Monday’s Game as her,…

Cascade Keeps North Marion At Bay In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The North Marion Boys Basketball team has shown in the last two games, Thursday’s 53-52 defeat to Philomath and Monday’s game with Cascade, that they are able to compete with some of the best of the best in 4A after how the first loop through Oregon West Conference play…