5A All-State Girls and Boys List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Springfield’s Danaeja Romero Ah-Sam won Player of the Year on the girls side with Crescent Valley’s Eric Gower winning Coach of the Year honors.  On the boys side Churchill’s Samaje Morgan was named Player of the year by the OBCA while Chris Roche of Wilsonville was named Coach of the Year….

Stayton’s Bridge, McNary’s Copeland Place At John Oliver Invitational

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Stayton’s Hope Bridge is slowly piecing together with the Eagles entering the home stretch of their 2022 season. Two days after her 5:21.35 1,500-meter race against Woodburn and Newport, the junior distance runner was back at it Friday at the John Oliver Invitational at Central High School.  Competing in…

Central Wins Third-Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  North Salem’s Corbin Torres came into a tough situation.  The rain was coming down, Kaeden Fitzgerald struggling to find his groove and Central threatening to turn the 3-0 lead into a wider margin with the bases loaded with one out. Torres held the rallying Panthers to two runs over…

Panthers Enter League With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.—Central Freshman Lily McCormick helped her cause out Friday afternoon in the Panthers non-league finale against Century. Her pitching, the Central defense was on-point coming off of their tough 11-8 defeat to Beaverton Wednesday as McCormick’s 2RBI’s on 2-for-4 hitting led the team early on with the Panthers leading 3-1…

Chemeketa Softball Falls To Clackamas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Community College softball team has a weird way of approaching their doubleheaders.  They did it in their home opener against Mt. Hood Wednesday, splitting with the Saints that day, while doing it again Saturday against Clackamas Community College. The weird thing being their strong, second game finishes…

Central Ends Spring Break With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Central’s Isaac White let out a sigh of relief when Evan Beaver caught the fly-ball out at third base Saturday afternoon at Volcanoes Stadium.  Capping a 6-0 win that saw the senior pitcher go six innings, allowing two hits with four strikeouts as the Panthers bounced back from their…

Eagles Rally For Win Over Panthers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  March Madness has made its debut on the baseball diamond as one team’s nightmarish start turned into a heartbreaking defeat for the other. It first started when Central built themselves a 6-1 lead going into the second inning.  The Panthers being patient at the plate as the Eagles surrendered…

Panthers Go 2-2 In Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Lily McCormick and Krislynn Shelton each had their fair share of reps during the North Medford Spring Break Invitational Monday and Tuesday.  Each pitcher had two games at the four-game Invite as the Central softball team went 2-2 in Southern Oregon. “I feel like we’re really connected with each…

Linn-Benton Sweeps Chemeketa To Open Season 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The Linn-Benton Community College baseball team picked up from where they left off from their 30-9 Spring season with a four-game sweep of Chemeketa Community College in both teams’ opening weekend of the season. Hitting was there.  The Roadrunnners produced 27 runs while their defense held the Storm to three…

MWC Wrestling Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dallas set the tone in the 5A Special District 3 District Meet at The Salem Armory Saturday as the Dragons won the District Team Title with 357.5 points, over Crescent Valley by 84.5 points. Jose Romero  (120) won a District Title as Joseph Johnson (113), Blake Atterbury (126), Isaac Jones (132), Thomas Talmadge (138),  Eli Hess…

Pearson’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Joey’s been patient,  Joey’s been tough and now, Joey’s on a mission. Coming off a shoulder surgery to fix a separated shoulder, requiring four separate insertions to fix the issue and sidelining the now-senior for two years, Central’s Joey Pearson is on a mission to finish his prep career on…

Central Sets Tone Early In Win Over South Albany

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central came out aggressive and were hitting their shots to start the game against South Albany.  Using the first 4:06 of the contest to jump out to a 17-4 lead in their 56-21 victory Thursday night. Hadley Craig scored eight of 12 points in the first quarter that saw…