GUARANTEED .500: McKay Gets Twelfth Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–With their 98-83 win Tuesday Night, McKay has done something that hasn’t been done since 2013-2014 when they went 14-12. Win 12 games. Combined, that’s more than the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons combined (11 wins combined during that span), but it’s the step in the right direction to what they…

Gearing Up For League Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.–With Horizion Christian and Salem Academy bracing for what is to come come league playoff time later this week, the two met for a nice little match-up mid-afternoon Monday. A little weird that tip-off was at 3:30pm instead of an usual 6pm or 7pm tip, but hey it was worth…

Stayton Denies Cascade Of Victory!

By Jeremy Mcdonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–For much of the second half, it was a Cat-and-Mous game of Stayton jumping out to a nice lead only to have rival Cascade rally back to within a possession. But with 2:13 left in the game, Stayton seemed to have put the game away up 14 points and the…

The Fighting Cougars

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  What a senior night it was for the Gervais Cougar basketball teams Thursday night versus Blanchet Catholic. For both, it was one last chance to play at home before playoffs, and you could tell both left it all out on the court. The Lady Cats came out like they…

McNary Cools Off McKay’s Hot Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  McKay started Tuesday’s game the same way they ended Friday’s game versus North Salem, on a firey streak. The Royal Scots jumped out to a 6-0 lead behind back-to-back three’s before McNary took a brief 9-6 lead three minutes into the game. But McKay answered with a run, and…

Cavaliers Facing The Trojans Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic and Kennedy entered the Monday Night Doubleheader Showdown as some of the top ranked teams in their respective classifications. The Cavs Boys at eight, the Blanchet girls at fifth.  The Trojan 2A boys sit at 12th and the Kennedy girls at the second-ranked team in all of…

Scio Honors Seniors Versus Blanchet Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Senior Night.  There’s always something special about wearing the uniform of your school one last time. There’s an sense of honor said Black Lackner to wear the uniform. “It feels great, just knowing what we’ve done in the past, it just feels good just to be able to…other guys…

Scots Snap 6-Game Losing Streak Over NSHS Hunter Sullivan’s 16-pt Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was something about North Salem Friday night versus their Market Street Rival in McKay in their second meeting of the Greater Valley Conference season. Besides their physical play and scrapyness that has appear since their first game of the season this year, their was something else:  Firey Passion…

Gervais Basketball Looking For Playoff Push

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–With three games remaining in their season, the Gervais Cougar Boys and Girls teams are in the hunt to clinch a spot in the league tournament coming the end of next week’s games. The girls basketball team, sitting at 8-11 and 3-6 in the PacWest Conference have the fourth spot…

Gervais Girls Hung Tough With SA, Depth Used In Guys Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Gervais Girls Basketball team threw a monkeywrench into the offense of the Salem Academy offense as the Lady Cougars held the Lady Crusaders to a 6-5 score for much of the first quarter. And though Amiee Smith nailed a three and Sydney Brown added a two, Gervais found…

Amity Girls and Boys Sweep Willamina With 3 Games Left In Season

AMITY, Ore.–  It seemed like their game versus Dayton and that result was so far away from their memories when the Lady Warriors of Amity jumped out to a 16-2 lead after the first quarter over Willamina with Amity clicking on all cylinders on the offense and defensive sides of the ball. But, they seemed…

Lady Cougars Hang On, NM’s Henry Drops 29 In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was truly a great match-up between two Top 5 teams in all of 4A between the North Marion girls and the Cascade Cougars Tuesday night as you expected it to come down to the last shot. And it did come down to the absolute last shot, but it…