Kirby Finishes 5th, Bridges 8th In Inaugural Creekside Cross Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the best of races for Stayton’s Ben Kirby coming off a cold and tough win in the muck and grime of the Warner Pacific XC Classic this past Saturday in Portland. But hey, through the adversity the Eagles Senior did what he does best and hang around…

North Marion Drops Tough Regular Season Finale To Corbett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion Head Coach Trevor Bodine asked his team during a timeout during the fifth set of the Huskies tough 25-22, 22-25, 22-25,25-21, 13-15 loss to Corbett Wednesday night how much they wanted this game. The Huskies led 9-6 during the timeout against the Cardinals and found themselves six…

Stayton Takes Control Of League In Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  Call it a stroke of absolute luck with Omar Renteria’s 10th minute goal went through as Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields and Woodburn Head Coach Leroy Sanchez joked about the goal after the game Thursday night. Renteria’s goal, a blooper put-back goal in a cluster down in the box…

Week 7 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 6-3 Season Total: 51-25 With Homecoming this week for a few schools like Dallas, West Salem and South Salem, those teams will be looking for wins while their opponents will be looking to spoil the Homecoming fun this week. Here are my picks: 6A: West Salem over Mt. View…

Week 6 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 8-4 Season: 45-22 With football coming back-to-back days this week, here are my picks for this week: 6A Sprague over McNary by 3 South Salem over West Salem by 2 5A Silverton over Dallas by 12 McKay over Corvallis by 8 4A Stayton over Newport by 4 Cascade over…

Humphreys’ Hat Trick Caps Big Eagles Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off of their tough 2-0 lost to Philomath nearly a week ago on the road, the Stayton Eagles Girls Soccer team rebounded for a crucial 5-0 win over Newport/Eddyville Charter. The win keeps the Eagles, who are sitting third in the Oregon West Conference standings, in distance of…

Stayton Takes Regis/Stayton Invitational Crown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Ben Kirby has put in a lot of work over the last four years and since his Senior year started the Stayton Senior has came into his own as a leader of the Eagles Cross Country team coming on the heels of the seniors before him in Casey Pugh…

Week 4 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With rivalries happening this week with South-Sprague, Cascade-Stayton, North Marion-Woodburn, I pick them as well as my usual picks in each of the classifications plus 6-man football in 1A. Last Week: 8-5 Season record: 25-16 6A McNary over Barlow by 5 West Salem over Sheldon by 10 *Rivalry pick*- South Salem…

North Marion Boys Soccer Gets First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Sometimes you just got to let it rip and see what happens. North Marion’s offense pestered and pressured Madras’ defensive front for much of the first half and carried it over into the second half of their 2-0 win over the White Buffaloes Wednesday afternoon, their first win of…

Huskies Win Tenth Game Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Since their loss to Astoria in straight sets on September 19, North Marion has wheeled off five straight wins following their 25-8, 25-6, 25-8 win over Madras Thursday night to improve to 10-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference. Interestingly enough, of their five wins, the…

Cascade JV Defeats Sweet Home JV 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Seven of Robert Leon’s 15 Cascade JV Girls soccer team have never played a minute of soccer before entering this season, but for the seasoned coach it’s no big deal as him and his squad entered the second half of their Tuesday afternoon game with Sweet Home tied at…

Cascade Takes Battle Over North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  This game was what you would want entering league play next Friday: A straight up dogfight to the end. And as both North Marion and Cascade traded blows entering the second half with the Cougars leading 18-15 in their 32-29 victory Friday night, a game like this one helps…