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…

Chemeketa Rolls Past Walla Walla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Walla Walla threatened late in the first game of the double-header versus Chemeketa Sunday afternoon in the Storm 12-7 victory over the Warriors and led 3-1 after one to start the second game against the Salem-squad. All three of those runs were unearned against West Salem-Grad Cameron Hagan as he…

Central Get It Done Versus Corvallis Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– After opening the game on an incredible 21-4 run entering the third quarter, Corvallis slowly began to chip away at the Central lead and eventually got it down to 27-20 with a little more than five minutes to play in the game. But, as the fourth and fifth-place squads…

North Salem Rallies By Central In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This was something that athlete’s dream about.  Game on the line and the ball in their hands With 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation, North Salem’s Braden Vasquez walked up to the line with three free-throws coming his way. The Vikings needed all three free throws in order to force…

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…