West Salem Shuts Door On McNary For Seventh-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  West Salem once again found a way of getting it done when it matters the most.   In games past since Central Valley Conference league play started, they’ve pulled away from South Salem, hung on against Sprague and against McNary, rolled with the waves of the high’s and the low’s…

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…

Lawson’s Continued Momentum

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Reese Lawson is just picking up where she left off last year for the West Salem Wrestling team.  Undefeated entering the Southridge Tournament.  Still perfect through 14 with her pinning her opposition along the way.  Driven to build upon her placement at the 155 pound Girls State Tournament as…

Steketee, Sprague Wrestling Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDoanld jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cole Steketee is coming off a strong junior campaign where he won the 285-pound State Title and a strong offseason that saw the Sprague senior garner All-American status at the Reno Tournament of Champions just a few weeks ago. Already roughly halfway through his senior year with the Olympians,…

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…

West Salem Holds Off South Salem For 2-0 League Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem gave West Salem all that they had Monday evening at West Salem High School.  The Saxons were just starting their Central Valley Conference slate while the Titans were coming off their first conference win on Friday against North Salem. The Titans, playing without Lizzy Bennett, who was…

Sprague’s Brennan’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Sprague senior  Avidan Brennan is making the most of his last ride as a Olympian grappler, starting wrestling as a freshman the Olympian senior is just out here looking to have some fun and enjoying the moment as he faced some tough 2A-4A Varsity talent at the Dayton Invitational Saturday. …

McNary Rallies For OT Win Over Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was no quit for the McNary Boys Basketball team in Wednesday’s Central Valley Conference opener with Sprague on the road.  Raising to the occasion faced with two large deficits in a hostile environment, the Celtics found a way to calm the noise and fought through the pressure through Overtime…

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…

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…

Sprague GBB Improves To 5-2 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.–  The Sprague Girls Basketball team responded strongly Sunday coming off of their tough 65-51 defeat to Southridge the day before, taking down Reynolds 63-27 in the process to advance to the Nike Interstate Tournament White Bracket Consolation Championship monday afternoon. Freshman Carly Skogstad paced the Olympians with 19…