Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…

The Power Of Social Media In Sports

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As many coaches, high school and college, and athletic administrators tell their student-athlete’s ‘be careful of what you do with social media.  It could help or harm you down the road’. But with the time of uncertainty with Coronavirus and sporting events being postponed and/or canceled, some High School Teams…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference for Girls Basketball this season.  The Sophomore is joined by Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva, who received Coach of the Year Honors. Here is the complete Oregon West Conference Girls Basketball List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath KJ…

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Carson Molan was named Player of the Year and Philomath’s Blake Ecker was named Coach of the Year for the Oregon West Conference. Here is the complete OWC List: First Team: Jeovanny Marroquin- Woodburn Mike Lundy- Philomath Hunter Coulter- Sweet Home Fredy Hidalgo- Newport Drake Davis- Cascade Fredy Hidalgo- Newport…

Cascade Met Its Match In La Grande

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LA GRANDE, Ore.–  La Grande found a way to get by a pesky Cascade squad for their first trip to Forest Grove since the 2015-2016 Friday night 52-46. The Cougars were undersized, yet aggressive.  Challenging the Tigers to defeat them in different ways.  Fast-paced in the first, the Cougars leading 10-3…

Cascade Rides Hot Hand In Win Over Bulldogs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference has been a crazy one this year and it’s getting wild coming down the stretch. Philomath and Woodburn were tied on top of the league standings at 8-2 with Cascade a game behind them at 7-3.  The Warriors eked out a 38-34 win to remained…

Cascade Cuts Down On The Fouls, Pulls Away For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcodnald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Fouls put the breaks on a promising first half for the Cascade girls in their 60-27 win Friday night against Sweet Home. 13 first half fouls had Gracie Hinkle, Kenna Coleman and Abbigail Cordero in foul trouble each with three as the Cougars saw their 22-9 lead in the second…

Cordero Scores 19, Cascade Snaps 6-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The difficulties were there of course.  Playing with eight girls is no easy task, especially on the back-end of back-to-back games as Cascade were on. Mixed in that it’s back-to-back Oregon West Conference league games and the ante’s are amp’s up even more so than they would any other…

Marist Foils Cascade’s Comeback Bid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  The crowd noise from the near capacity gym echoing down to the court, the intense play trying to hit your shot during the opening 16 minutes had you think that it’s already March in Forest Grove High School instead of an non-league game. With Marist Catholic and Cascade entering…

Cascade’s Defense Creates Problems For Dallas In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Despite their slow start, when Maddie Doig split her two free throws for Dallas 18 seconds into the second half, the Lady Dragons found themselves down 22-16 to Cascade after being down as much as 12 during the opening half. Coming off of their 25-20 win Friday against McLoughlin,…

Cascade Battles Central For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It resembled that of the old Cascade-Central battles back in the old Oregon West Conference-days as it came down to the wire between the two girls basketball team’s Friday night. The aggression presented by the two teams throughout the 32-minutes in the 4A Cougars 48-45 victory over the 5A…

Farr, Capital FC Host ‘Thankful For Goalkeeper’ Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Jordan Farr is use to pressure as he returns home after playing with the USL’s Indy Eleven in Indianapolis, Indiana this past season where he had five clean sheets to his name. It’s been two years since his Senior Season with Corban University where he set the career record…