Hoopla 2K17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s that time of the year again in Oregon’s State Capital: Hoopla. The annual event that surrounds the Capital Building brings some excitement to some and is the highlight of the summer to others. “It’s very cool, it’s my favorite time of the summer, it’s Hoopla,” said McKay’s Leva…

THE CURSE IS TOAST!

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COOS BAY, Ore.–In the last few trips to Coos Bay for the Elite 8 haven’t been kind to the boys of Amity having gone 0-7 in their last two Elite 8 appearances as they looked to find a way to get that monkey off their backs Friday against Blanchet Catholic. Well,…

Down…But Not Out! Amity In Hunt For Fourth-Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COOS BAY, Ore.– Throughout all the adversity, Amity kept battling.  The adversity of missed shots, turnovers and missed opportunities at the foul stripe, the Warriors kept battling versus De La Salle North Catholic Thursday. They were down double figures in the second half as they found a groove and got within…

McKay’s Incredible Season Comes To An End Versus Madison

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEm, Ore.–All the hard work, all the sacrifice and tears they put into this year, with how this one ended, it’ll last with them forever. McKay had battled all game, and built a two-possession lead late in the game and mojo of going to the bracket was in the air; to…

BE CONFIDENT: McKay One Win Away From Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With their opponent Friday determined in Madison, now it’s just a matter of calming the nerves and excitement in advancement of Friday’s Play-In Game at home with a chance of the Field of 32 on the line if they win. “I’m hoping that the kids aren’t nervous, it’s a…

South, McKay Use Tuesday’s Game As Prep For Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You could tell both teams were using this particular match-up Tuesday in preparation for the playoffs, McKay for a play-in game, South for the Field of 32, but the game was beneficial nonetheless. “One lesson I can personally take is play better defense and not getting into foul trouble…

PERFECT AND HUNGRY: Cascade Sweeps North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  For most of their game versus one another, it was a back-and-forth battle as North Marion was trying to find someway to slow down Halle Wright and trying to find a way to get something going offensively. By halftime, it was a Lady Cougar lead but that was before…

Stayton Boys Looking To End Season Right

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–You can sense the frustrations with the Stayton Boys Basketball team following their 72-52 loss to North Marion Friday night. Frustrations in that a great start to the game that saw them up double figures in the first half, squandered by fouls, turnovers and not playing as they did to…

Clackamas’ Wegner Wins 400th On Awesome Night As Season Nears End

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–Joking around watching film, they know that Mt. Hood CC would be looking to upset them Wednesday night at home. When they first met, Clackamas won their second in what would be a streak of them winning six of eight games to bring them from near the bottom of…

Amity Advances To Face Dayton In League Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–In their final home game of the season, Amity surely did put on a show for the home crowd versus Horizon Christian. Four minutes and fifty-five or so seconds into the ball game, the Warriors look all but in control of the game leading by an monstrous 18-3 thanks to…