Central Wins Fifth-Straight, In Two-Way Tie For MWC 2nd-Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.—It wasn’t the prettiest of halves, but Central found a way to get it done leading Corvallis 20-12 at the halftime break Tuesday night. Their defense pitched a shutout in the second quarter of their 55-37 lead, knowing their eight-point halftime lead was still within reach of the Spartan team…

Central’s Late Rally Falls Short Against Wilson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was their closest game of the year, but it was probably one of the hardest pills to swallow knowing how close they were to the win. Central, with only one senior on their roster, found themselves down 59-49 in the closing minutes of Wilson’s 64-58 victory in a…

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…

Central’s Mendazona Signs With Utah State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Central’s Meagan Mendazona has been through the gantlet of adversity in recent years that has challenged the Panther Senior determination leading into Thursday afternoon’s moment in the Panther Pit. Concussion, broken wrist, mono had sidelined Mendazona for some time with the latter making her miss the majority of her…

Mid-Willamette Conference Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Ryann Gregg from Corvallis was named Player of the Year in the Mid-Willamette Conference while West Albany Head Coach Kellie Backer was named Coach of the Year.  Here is the complete list broken down by each position: Setter First team: Elijah Sanders West Albany Zaley Bennett Corvallis Second team Raena Hurtado…

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…

South’s Strong Offense Leads To Win Over North

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– Ryan Brown had a way to help spark the South game in the Oregon All-Star Game Saturday Night at Goss Stadium. Of his first three at-bats, he gave the South a 1-0 lead (first inning) and drove in runs in the third and fifth that helped the South squad…

Hyre’s Two Homer Game Helps Central Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Entering the fourth inning of the Mid-Willamette Conference game between Central and North Salem at Scio High School, a new face entered the circle for the Vikings in Karaline Pfeifer. Jazmine Young, or Jazzy, had battled through an lower leg issue throughout the game and couldn’t continue with the…

Central Signs Nine Athletes In Tuesday’s Signing Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  The four senior baseball players sitting awaiting to sign their Letter of Intents Tuesday afternoon in the gym at Central High School have seen a lot. Three head coaches in three years, the third being current Head Coach Tom Roberts last season when they were Juniors, they’ve stuck with…

Silverton Wins Marathon Game Over Central 4-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was bound to come down to who will score last. Third-ranked Central and Sixth-ranked Silverton didn’t just go the distance, going 2-all after regulation, but beyond like the Foxes Owen Bischoff and the Panthers Ruben Cedillo did over the Green Monster in Right Field to force the Major…

West Salem Outlast Central In 9 Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– When Peyton Foreman launched her second home run of her young High School career to put Central up 8-5 on West Salem in the bottom of the sixth inning, confidence was high that they’ll walk out of Monday afternoon’s game with the win. “It was really big, just having…

Interesting Start Propels Central To 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Kaleb Kantola didn’t have the best of starts Thursday afternoon against Sandy.  It was damn-near nightmarish. And here’s why.  Even though Central walked away with the 8-2 win at the end of the game, early on the senior pitcher surrendered an early single, hit a batter and allowed a…