Dallas Wrestling Over Central On Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas early and often found pins against their final Central for their Senior Night Thursday Night in The Den. In fact, of the first five of six matches were pins as they built a 30-6 match lead over the Panthers with the lone points for Central early on came…

Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So, this is the first week of me doing predictions. I’ll try to do a girls game and a guys game with a score every Thursday/Friday night of certain games at classifications. Here’s Week 1’s: 6A BOLD PREDICTION  Boys: Sprague over #2 South Salem 65-62.  I like Sprague’s height versus the Saxons…

Crescent Valley Pulls Away From Central In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central had a chance to cut Crescent Valley’s lead to one entering the halftime break, but couldn’t land the in-the-paint shot before the halftime buzzer in a Mid-Willamette Conference match-up that featured the fifth and sixth-best teams in 5A. But the Panthers did answer strongly to start the third…

Comeback Season For Central-Grad Peterson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was a cool early January afternoon at Central High School where 2016 Central-graduate Josh Peterson is putting in work for the 2019 Track and Field season at Lane Community College. It’s a comeback season of sorts for Peterson, who took last season off from college due to personal…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Central Drop Tough Season Opener In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Meagan Mendazona put it best following Central’s tough season opening 41-37 overtime loss to Churchill Wednesday, and that is there’s not going to be any easy games on their schedule this season. The Lancers proved just that as they turned a 9-2 second quarter deficit into a 33-30 lead…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As the Second week of the season kicks off, we’ll be seeing a pair of Co-Head Coaches of Silverton’s Josh Craig and West Albany’s Brian Mehl face off with Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year coming from both teams in the Foxes Matt Craig and the Bulldogs Cole Pouliot. Lebanon…

Mid-Willamette Conference Volleyball League Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– With the Elite 8 this weekend with Corvallis, West Albany and Dallas in the hunt for the 5A State Title, the Spartans bolster the Coach of the Year (Steve Hyre) and League MVP (Ryann Gregg) with the Dragons having two First Teamers in Hailey Van Well and Emma Classen…

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here are the first, second and Honorable Mention teams for the Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Soccer. First-Team Avery Whipple- Corvallis (Player Of The Year) Ryan Melinger- Corvallis Edgar Monroy-Corvallis Alex Jimenez- Central Eduardo Gonzales- Central Max Lin-Silverton Steward Curtis- South Albany Alexis Luna- North Salem Carlos Reyes- South Albany Ozzie Ramirez- South…

Central Uses Big 2nd To Pull Away From McKay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central and McKay were neck-and-neck entering the second quarter with the Scots holding a bare 8-7 lead after converting a two-point conversion in response to the Panthers scoring in their opening drive of the game. “Man sometimes you just get it to click, but it’s a team effort so…

Three Days Into The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  In 2017, the Central Panthers found themselves in game of eight points or less five times with wins against Glencoe (7-6), Dallas (21-14) and Sliverton (41-35) while losing one score games to Mountain View (28-21) and Crescent Valley (33-25). But, the experience in those games have served them well…

Ebner Walk-Off Hit Caps McNary Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Central’s bats came to life late in their game with McNary Tuesday afternoon on the road with seven of their eight runs coming over the span of the fifth (two runs), sixth (two runs) and seventh (three runs) to put the Lady Celtics in a tough spot entering the…