McNary Stuns West Salem In Comeback Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where the well ran dry for one team and filled for the other. West Salem held roughly an 15-point lead on McNary early in the third quarter before the Celtics had cut it down to four two minutes into the fourth quarter Friday…

McKay Girls Battles At Hillsboro

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  It was a long-time coming for McKay’s Tess Barnett and Sara Sargent when their goal of wrestling each other in a wrestling final came to fruition Saturday at Hillsboro High School. It wasn’t the Rick Herrin Classic sure, but the Battle at the ‘Boro was a good substitute on…

Tigard Takes Win Over South Salem In Non-League Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Tigard remembered all too well that 62-48 loss to South Salem at the Capitol City Classic on December 20. They used it for their motivation Friday night when the two teams met again in South Salem. They won the rebounding game over the Saxons in their 65-57 road win. They collapsed the lanes…

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…

Short-Handed Storm Goes 2-1 At Chemeketa Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is always a challenge when you are playing with a short bench. Playing with six girls this weekend for the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament, the Storm tipped off against Treasure Valley looking for their third-straight win after wins against the Simpson University JV squad and Shoreline Community College. And…

West Salem Takes Lewis Bracket Championship From Jesuit

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  Starting 6-2 on the season is great and all for the West Salem girls basketball team following their 40-33 win over Jesuit for the Lewis Bracket Championship title Sunday night at Grant High School. But the biggest thing they talk about following the win is their Team Chemistry and…

Saxons Comeback Falls Short In OT To Sheldon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  For how bad the game started Sunday afternoon, here they were milking the clock under 20 seconds left in overtime with the game tied at 51-all with Sheldon. Their 53-51 OT loss to the Irish was all-and-all not the result they were looking for, but after a first half…

Meithof, McNary Takes Medford Tournament Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  McNary didn’t start the way this wished at the Abby’s Tournament at North Medford High School Thursday. At one point in their 75-48 win over Roseburg, advancing to Friday night’s semi-final round, the Celtics saw the Indians turn their 18-8 first quarter lead into a 24-21 lead “We just…

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…

South Salem Finishes Sixth At Capitol City Classic Despite Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It is hard to imagine looking at the 65-63 Lanier-South Salem final score that a few minutes earlier it was 53-41 in favor of the Longhorns. At that point in the game, the Saxons were out of their rhythm from the first quarter where they scored 26 points and led Lanier…

West Salem Drops Tough CCC 4th-Place Game To Tigard In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Justin Scoggins was feeling it in West Salem’s fourth-place battle with Tigard Monday evening. Coming off of his three-point Championship win Sunday night, the six-three senior continued his shooting streak with nine three’s and 41 points. It was as if the Senior in Scoggins said “I’ll put my team on…

Sprague Falls In CCC Quarterfinals To Wilsonville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is tough to think that in the closing moments of the first half that Dallon Morgan’s basket had pushed Sprague’s lead to 28-25 after being down as much as 12-2 to start the game against Wilsonville. The Wildcats would finish the first half on a 4-0 swing before…