Amity’s Bernards Looks Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Amity’s Jacob Bernards remembers his first start of his Varsity career.  It was their fourth-game of the season against Clatskanie, stepping in for Jeffery Coleman who was out with an injury. The Warriors entered the game 2-1 on the year en route to a 7-3 season that year, reaching…

3A Boy Basketball All-State Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com De La Salle North Catholic’s George Sadi won 3A Player of the year and Oregon Edward Kirk of Oregon Episocal won Coach of the Year as the 3A Boys Basketball All-State Honors have been released. Here’s the full list: First team, Trey Foster,.  St. Mary’s Charles Wilmolt, OES Tyler Frieze, Creswell….

Salem Academy Remains Unbeaten In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Current Salem Academy assistant coach Ben Brown had a old saying when he was the Head Coach of the Crusader Girls Basketball program: Be the Hunter, not the Hunted. Call it the bullseye on their backs as well as they improve to 8-0 in PacWest Conference play following their…

Dayton Pulls Away From Amity For Rivalry Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– It was as expected when Dayton and Amity met Friday night. Physical and heated play on the court was met by the passion from the rival crowds off of it in the Pirates 61-56 win over the Warriors as the first loop of PacWest Conference play draws to an…

Amity Completes Yoda MLK Showcase Comeback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Give Amity an inch and they’ll take it a mile. It’s hard to believe at the end of their 54-52 win over Santiam Christian that the Warriors were, at one point, down 18 points early in the third quarter at the Yoda MLK Showcase Monday night at Corban University….

Gervais Knocks Rust Off, Pulls Away From Amity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its been 12 days since Gervais had played in a game, and the rust showed through the first two quarters and chance against Amity in their 56-38 Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy. At one point early in the third quarter the hot hand of the Warriors, who entered their game…

Amity Wins Home Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Going through their first seven games without a home game is tough. Long road trips are common yes, Amity’s done that with La Pine and Toledo for two games.  They’ve even traveled to Oregon Episcopal and along Highway 30 to play Clatskanie and Rainier. But on December 28, nearly…

Runion It Back Again

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– It is crazy to think this time last year Amity’s Blake Runion had never reached a tournament final let-lone win one. The 2018 Scio Holiday Tournament broke that trend as the then Warrior sophomore, now Junior, won the 113 pound bracket in Scio. That sparked a season in which…

Amity’s Season Comes To End In Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  With a team like Rainier or Amity, give then opportunities and they’ll take advantage of them. Put the two against each other as they were in the 3A Quarterfinals, even one mistake could prove to be the difference maker. The Warriors made two in the first half as the…

Week 7 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 6-3 Season Total: 51-25 With Homecoming this week for a few schools like Dallas, West Salem and South Salem, those teams will be looking for wins while their opponents will be looking to spoil the Homecoming fun this week. Here are my picks: 6A: West Salem over Mt. View…

Dayton Slips By Amity’s Defense For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity’s nine goals allowed through their first nine games ranks up there with some noteworthy teams like Oregon Episcopal, Catlin Gabel and Santiam Christian entering their Monday night game with Dayton on the road. It’s raised havoc on teams this season as the Warriors had only allowed two squads…

Week 6 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 8-4 Season: 45-22 With football coming back-to-back days this week, here are my picks for this week: 6A Sprague over McNary by 3 South Salem over West Salem by 2 5A Silverton over Dallas by 12 McKay over Corvallis by 8 4A Stayton over Newport by 4 Cascade over…