Dayton Snapped Five-Game Skid To Pioneers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The last time Dayton defeated Western Christian was back on October 27, 2018, back when this year’s Pirates seniors were freshmen in a year where they reached the 3A/2A/1A State Quarterfinals. Since then, Dayton’s faced heartbreak, losing five-straight decisions to the Pioneers and seeing Western Christian take the Culminating Week…

Dayton Rebounds With Win Over Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is expected in recent years to see Blanchet Catholic and Dayton Girls Soccer battling for the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 title.  And it’s always a battle when the two soccer strongholds meet. For how young the Cavaliers are this year, they found themselves in second-place.  Chasing the Pirates ahead of them…

Dayton Pushes Winning Streak To Six With 2-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  With the firepower that Dayton has, it’s not surprising that teams will try to do whatever they can to slow down the Pirates from running away with the lead. On Monday night Salem Academy/Kennedy loaded up the defensive back-end.  Eight players here, nine players there playing defense.  Creating headaches…

Dayton Defeats Amity/Western Christian For Fourth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  It’s hard to wrap your mind around that this is Dayton’s Taylor Wilson’s first year playing soccer.  Her athleticism and athletic ability had made her look like a natural just five games into her High School soccer career. It was the team camaraderie that drew her to the sport…

Dayton Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Benji Hudson stepped up big for Dayton in the second half against Horizon Christian of Tualatin Monday afternoon. Hudson and Tyler Spink struck quickly in the opening seven minutes of their 4-1 victory over the Eagles, but couldn’t add to their lead with Horizon’s Isaiah Jewell cut the then 2-0…

Gervais Outlast Dayton In Chemawa Summer Classic Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Summer Basketball season has been condensed due to the Covid Pandemic, but teams are still finding a way to take advantage of the short time that they have in preparing for the upcoming Winter Season this year. Dayton and Gervais girl’s basketball played each other to open the…

Dayton Denies YC’s Comeback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– This.  This felt like Coos Bay. The crowd noise.  The play, the pressure.  It felt normal.  Yamhill-Carlton had cut a once 13-point lead to six, Dayton answered to lead by 15 at the half.  39-24. Both teams brought the pressure defensively.  The Pirates held the Seely-Roberts to a combined…

PacWest Conference Baseball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Scio’s Blake Brown got Pitcher of the Year as the Loggers went 12-4 on the year. Yamhill-Carlton’s Wyatt Hurley and Tigers Head Coach Brennon Mossholder each got Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards in the PacWest Conference with YC finishing second in the 3A Culmination Week State…

PacWest Conference Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonal73@gmail.com Dayton’s Maddie Fluke was named PacWest Conference Pitcher of the Year.  Yamhill-Carlton’s Kati Slater and John Kuehnel brought home Player of the Year and Coach of the Year Honors out of the conference.  Here’s the Complete list: First Team Pitcher Maddie Fluke-Dayton Pitcher Briley Ingram- Yamhill-Carlton Catcher Jodi deSmet- Dayton Catcher…

Amity Snaps Dayton’s Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Dayton has had Amity’s number going back the past few years.  Some games were uglier than others, but the Warriors finally got over the hump and defeated their rivals’ thanks in part to Amity’s Gabby Rolston’s sacrifice ground-ball in walk-off fashion in the 7-6 game. The win muck-ups the…

1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Down 7-1 with their final three outs in the seventh inning, Amity answers with six unanswered to tie the game at seven with Blanchet Catholic in the final game of the three-game series. The Warriors had won Game 1 7-0 following a complete-game effort by Gabby Rolston, who had come in…