PacWest Conference Softball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Savannah Barchus showed why she was one of the best pitchers in the league if not in the conversation in 3A as the Junior took home the PacWest Conference Pitcher of the year award.  Scio’s Olivia Zeiher, in her second-year catching for the Loggers after taking over from Emily Unrau,…

Amity Advances In League Playoffs With Scio Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was as complete of a game you could ask for to start the 3A Special District 1 League Playoffs for Amity Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors defense limited Scio’s offense to four runs, three coming in the bottom of the sixth inning, in Amity’s 16-4 victory to advance to…

Amity Rallies To Stun Brookings-Harbor

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– Sometimes Softball presents some of the most interesting situations. It hasn’t been the best of Invites for Amity. Matter of fact it was forgettable with the growing pains that this young team was going through. But still, down 10-2 and could call it a week with three tough losses…

Brown’s Comeback, Runion’s Redemption

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Wednesday marked their last hard day in the Blue Gym before the State meet this weekend in Portland. It was their practice in general for the season with state starting up in less than 48 hours. For Amity’s Blake Runion, it’s his second trip to the State in just…

Amity Over Salem Academy, Plays For 1st Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s always difficult to beat a team three-times in a season and mixed in the league playoff pressure.  Anything is possible. Salem Academy had a strong start to the game, but Amity answered with a strong first half finish and stronger third as they led 40-34 entering the fourth…

Amity Stuns #1 Dayton

DAYTON, Ore.—  Sometimes it’s all about taking advantage of what is given to you in sports. With Dayton-Amity, the Pirates didn’t give out quiet their best effort and the Warriors took full advantage of the opportunities given to them in their 70-64 upset win over number-one Dayton. “It was all us, we beat ourselves.  They…

Amity Fights Through De La Salle North Catholic Press For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Amity’s defense had to work extra time after their 10-0 hot start to the game as their offensive shots couldn’t fall with De La Salle North Catholic slowly chipping away at the Lady Warriors lead on numerous occasions throughout the game. Early in the third, Amity led 28-18 before…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Amity Sets Pace Early Versus De La Salle North Catholic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– It was almost as easy as you wanted it. The defense got the rebounds and steals that transitioned into points. And there was no lay off entering the second half behind Keeley Graham and Hannah Hatch continuing their mojo shooting as they held a 57-27 lead at the 7:27…

Runion Wins 113 Pound Title At Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—Amity’s Blake Runion had never been in a final of a tournament before and surely the sophomore found a way to make it count once he got to it. The result was what he wanted, but he wished it was sooner than he did. The 113-pound match with Taft’s Jose…

Amity Rolls To 4-0 With 69-39 Win Over Cascade Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.– Amity were given opportunities to succeed Thursday afternoon against a fresh-faced Cascade Christian squad looking to kick off their season strongly at the opening round of the Westside Winter Jam at Westside Christian High School. The Challengers, who graduated nine seniors from last year’s Class 3A Sixth-Place team at…

Amity’s Season Comes To A Close In Semi-Final Round

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– It was as expected to start the game between Amity and Cascade Christian in the 3A State Semi-Final Round Saturday afternoon. Two offense that can score that raises the question of who can make the most stops? By halftime it seemed as if it’ll be like a High…