Woodburn Outlast Central For 9-0 Start to MWC Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Woodburn came prepared for this Mid-Willamette Conference game Thursday night against Central.  Sitting at 8-0 entering the contest, knowing that the Panthers were two games behind them in the standings, they tried to simulate the crowd noise, the band noise as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead in…

Oliff’s Continued Drive

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Polly Oliff has been improving steadily since her first-year back in the fifth-grade.   Going from winless her first year to third-place last year at 100 pounds, the Dallas sophomore is hoping that she’ll continue to improve with Districts and State on the horizon for herself and her teammates.  Pointing…

Sprague Rallies By North Salem In Wrestling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With how many ranked wrestlers were wrestling Wednesday night between North Salem and Sprague, the 152-pound bout between the Vikings Nahaven Rose (17th-ranked) and Sullivan Puckett (19th-ranked) pinned two of the State’s Top 20 wrestlers in the Central Valley Conference league bout at North Salem High School. And within…

Silverton’s Hot Start At Corvallis Leads To 6-0 League Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  The Silverton Girls Basketball team had one of those hot starts you would hope for in a game of this magnitude with both teams 5-0 in Mid-Willamette Conference play up to this point. They led 31-8 in the second quarter on Corvallis, clicking on both sides to help build…

Lugo’s Drive

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Jose Lugo’s junior year didn’t end the way he wanted it to end, reaching the 5A State Wrestling Meet was the goal for the then-junior for the Central Wrestling Team, but the result of two-and-done was not the way he had hoped it would have resulted at Veterans Memorial…

JuCo Round-Up: Chemeketa Basketball Splits With Mt. Hood

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team entered Wednesday’s game with seven total players when they hosted the Mt. Hood Saints in NWAC South Region play.  But despite having two subs, the Storm rolled out to an 11-point halftime lead, leading Mt. Hood 35-24. A lull in the third quarter allowed the Saints…

Silverton Second Quarter Sets Tone In Win Over Lebanon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton’s opened the 2023 Calendar year with their own style of aggressiveness and energy that halted Lebanon in the two squads Mid-Willamette Conference game to open the 2023 calendar year Monday evening in Silverton. In what began to look like a tight affair with the Foxes leading 12-6 after…

Silverton Basketball Takes CCC Girls Bracket Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  After a 0-2 start to the year, the Silverton Girls Basketball team may have found themselves in a rhythm after winning the Capitol City Classic Capitol Toyota Girls Bracket Wednesday night.  Holding off yet another tough 6A team in Oregon City 60-51 to take home the title at Corban…

Lapray, Saxons Second Half Rally Not Enough Against Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Maggie Lapray did all she could to lead her South Salem Girls Basketball team back into contention with Central to close out the Capitol City Classic Wednesday night. Her shooting, plus strong defense turned a 31-16 halftime deficit to the Panthers to a 40-34 workable deficit 635 left in…

Central Advances To CCC Consolation Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Central Boys Basketball team continues their trek down the right path as they picked up yet another win.  This time against Mid-Wilamatte Conference foe Silverton with the winner heading to the Consolation Finals Wednesday against Gresham. And going into the second half of the Panthers 70-50 victory, it looked…

West Salem Sets Tone In CCC Win Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem and Central Girls Basketball kicked off their Capitol City Classic Girls Bracket quarterfinal bout keeping pace with one another as the two squads found themselves tied at 16 early in the second quarter at Corban University. The Panthers Ashley Barba pointed to their press break and just pushing…

Central Holds Off Sprague In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This was an epic battle between two teams that wanted to advance to the next round of the Capitol City Classic Consolation Bracket as Sprague and Central went into Overtime Monday afternoon. Both teams traded blows, leads and physicality that saw the Olympians coming close to winning in regulation…