North Salem Splits At South Albany League Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Without Logan Basham in the line-up Wednesday evening for their twin-bill of matches at South Albany High School, the North Salem Wrestling team took an always tough West Albany team to the last match of the dual to decide the winner. While South Albany and Silverton wrapped up their…

Silverton Pulls Away From Lebanon In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—Entering the second half of the Silverton girl’s basketball team’s 51-30 victory over Lebanon Tuesday night, it was as close as you would expect between two of the top teams in 5A. Physical play, scrapping for loose balls and rebounds.  Offense were hitting their shots in the second quarter where…

Dragons Dropped Tough Non-League Finale To Banks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Its hard to win ball games when you’re not shooting the ball well. And playing a team like a Banks that have shooters on the other end of the court, it makes it that much more important to hit those shots when you take them. Early in Saturday afternoon’s…

Stayton Cools Down North Salem’s Hot Start In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first quarter was probably of expected in the SCTC Holiday Classic Semi-final match as Stayton led North Salem 17-16 in the Eagles 63-40 win Friday night. The Vikings came out firing, hitting four first quarter three-pointers as Jonathan Daniel’s lay-in with three seconds left in the frame the…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

Silverton Yields Highest Point Total Of Capitol City Tournament In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  That first quarter was something similar to the dominance of the Showtime Lakers of the 1980s. You may get five three-pointers in a game, you may get 30 points in a quarter once a year, Silverton did that in the opening quarter of their 111-50 win over Parkrose Sunday…

Cascade’s Defense Creates Problems For Dallas In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Despite their slow start, when Maddie Doig split her two free throws for Dallas 18 seconds into the second half, the Lady Dragons found themselves down 22-16 to Cascade after being down as much as 12 during the opening half. Coming off of their 25-20 win Friday against McLoughlin,…

Central’s Late Rally Falls Short Against Wilson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was their closest game of the year, but it was probably one of the hardest pills to swallow knowing how close they were to the win. Central, with only one senior on their roster, found themselves down 59-49 in the closing minutes of Wilson’s 64-58 victory in a…

Dallas Girls Battled, Couldn’t Overcome South Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There were glimpses of how good this team can be when they clean basketball Tuesday night against South Albany. Dallas rallied to tie the game at eight after the first quarter, again at 14 in the second quarter and after a Hannah Callaway basketball two minutes into the second…

Dallas’ Brecht Takes 285-Pound Title At Perry Burlison Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Dallas’ Aston Brecht was in for a battle in the second round of the 285-pound class at the Perry Burlison Tournament at Cascade High School Saturday afternoon. Brecht, coming off a 34-second pin of Yamhill-Carlton’s Sam Dixon, came out slow against Tigard’s Johnny Nomani with the match knotted up…

Silverton Takes Road Win Over St. Helens

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. HELENS, Ore.– It was an ideal way to start your season if you are Silverton Boys Basketball. Replacing six contributing seniors from last years third-place squad will be no easy task.  But here they were kicking off the season on the road at St. Helens with a 77-38 win with…

Cascade Battles Central For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It resembled that of the old Cascade-Central battles back in the old Oregon West Conference-days as it came down to the wire between the two girls basketball team’s Friday night. The aggression presented by the two teams throughout the 32-minutes in the 4A Cougars 48-45 victory over the 5A…