OSAA Splits Up 2020-2021 Into Four Seasons

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA has released it’s schedule for the 2020-2021 season in ‘quarters. August 17-January 3, Sports/Activities permitted will not be designated by the OSAA but rather will be at the discretion of the local school district, provided they are allowed by the Governor’s Office, OHA, ODE, and the school adheres to…

OSAA Pushes Fall Sports Back

The OSAA has decided to push the start date for the first game of the year for Volleyball, Cross Country and Soccer to September 23 from August 27. Football is currently prohibited under the guidelines set by the State. The association will meet again August 3 as they look to exhaust all options to salvage…

Hogan Goes For 28, Chemawa Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemawa left no doubt that they were going to carry the momentum from their 63-44 win over Gervais Friday into Monday’s 77-58 win over Douglas at Corban University. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, the Braves connected on six three-pointers and led 44-24 by the halftime break…

Gervais’ Defense Holds Chemawa’s Jackson In Check In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Gervais knew how talented Chemawa’s Angel Jackson was entering their Tri-River Conference league opener Monday night. Jackson had already produced a 37-, and a 31-point game this season for the Braves, but was held to 12 points in the Cougars 66-28 win on the road. “I felt like it was…

Chemawa Finishes Interesting Season 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Try to imagine this. You’re part of a team of 14 kids dressed down for the first Varsity game of the 2019 season at the 2A Level and halfway through the first quarter of the game, the game was called. Injuries are apart of football yes, but when Chemawa…

Chemawa Finishes Fourth In Regis/Stayton Invitational

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off his 5,200 meter win at the Conquer the Hill race at Delphian School September 26, Clement Afterbuffalo followed up his win with a fifth-place finish at the Regis/Stayton Invitational Thursday afternoon in Stayton. His 17:30.8 time, though six seconds off his PR set last year, was a…

Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…

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…

The Chemawa Three Place At Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  The heat Saturday was not an unfamiliar thing for Chemawa’s Angel Jackson.  The Junior from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona was use to the grueling heat that the Arizona throws her way. But nonetheless on Saturday Jackson hovered around the top five, top six actually through…

Afterbuffalo Finishes 4th In 1,500 At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  It was Clement Afterbuffalo’s second-year going to the Meet of Champions when the Chemawa Junior came from the campus in Salem to Sweet Home High School Saturday. The Montana-based athlete finished ninth in the 1,500 meter race last season with a time of 4:27.64 and raced with Tyrrel…

Afterbuffalo Takes 1,500 Meter Race, Looking For State Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The wind swirling around Gervais’ grass football field and it’s track Thursday afternoon added another element for the runners of the 1,500-meter race. At the starting line, the wind was in your face. But when you come down the final 150 meters, it was to your back which could help…

Western Christian Girls Hold Off Chemawa 41-33

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a quick turnaround in Saturday afternoon’s Western Christian’s 41-33 win over Chemawa Girls basketball with four games left in the regular season. The Lady Braves Ronticia Martinez drilled a half-court shot to turn a 18-14 deficit into a manageable 18-17 Pioneers lead entering the halftime break.  Martinez…