West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

Digging Deep To Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Cascade gas tanks were on empty when Crater offensive coordinator David Douglas approached them about a few extra reps against the Comets at the end of Day 3 of the Cascade Football Camp. It’s been a long week already.  Scrimmages the past few days, beneficial against teams that…

Cascade’s Youth Gearing Up For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cristina Williams had a way to get her teams to play to their fullest potential at Cascade High School over the past nine years going into her tenth season as Cougars Head Coach this season. Several Conference Players of the Year.  Four straight Oregon West Conference titles from 2013-2016. …

Cascade Freshman Takes Powderpuff Crown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– The freshman girls were already on the map for Cascade this season, but they came out hard like a well-oiled machine against their older Cougar counterparts Thursday night at Federico Field. Against the Seniors, they frosh had a defensive stand in regulation and again in Overtime before Ariel Tobaisson…

OWC Softball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath sweeps the awards this year with Hannah Williams (Position Player of the Year), Kamden Combs (Pitcher of the Year, second-year in a row) and Warriors Head Coach Erik Remington getting Coach of the Year. Oregon West Conference Team                                Position                            Player                                Grade                             School First Team Pitcher      Kamden…

OWC Baseball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is the Oregon West Conference.  Newport’s Jacob Dobmeier and Taylor Plesha won Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year while Sweet Home’s Colton Smith won Player of the Year. Oregon West Conference First Team Pitcher Jacob Dobmeier Newport Senior Pitcher Colton Smith Sweet Home Senior Infield Mike Slater…

Stayton Rally The Bats In 7th For Win Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Down to their final three outs of the regular season and down 5-4 in their 7-5 victory over rival-Cascade, Stayton had to rely on their aggressive offensive style in order to comeback against the 13th-ranked Cougars Thursday afternoon. Sitting at 254 runs scored, fourth-highest in 4A behind Henley, Marist…

Bangert Walks It Off For Cascade’s 13th Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade certainly found a way to close out the week with a bang Thursday afternoon versus Newport. On the heels of their big win over eighth-ranked Philomath Wednesday, the energy came-and-went but the Cougars found a way to get it done in their 9-8 win over the Cubs entering…

Cascade Snaps 7-Game Skid Versus Sweet Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Entering their series finale in Sweet Home Thursday, the bats of Cascade erupted Wednesday to set the Cougars up for their first Oregon West Conference series win since sweeping Sisters in early April. Their 18 runs in their 18-5 win over the Huskies were their highest run total of…

Stayton Softball Wins Eighth Game Of Year 5-2 Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It wasn’t long ago, last year actually, that Cascade had the upper hand over rival Stayton in softball with 10-straight wins before the Eagles snapped it on April 18, 2018. Now it looks like that Stayton are looking to try to match that winning streak with their neighbors from…