Western Christian Takes Title, Finishes Undefeated

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore–  In a weekend that featured overtimes and penalty kicks across the 4A and 3A/2A/1A landscape, the 3A/2A/1A Boys Soccer State Championship lived up to that standard in more ways than following suit to the norm of the day. It was the trilogy between Western Christian/Amity and Dayton.  Saturday night…

Dayton Wins Battle With Blanchet For District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  The girls of Blanchet Catholic and Dayton Girls soccer left it all out on the field in the Pirates 2-0 victory Saturday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 District Title game. The physicality, the drive, the passion was evident in Dayton’s 2-0 District winning victory to the Cavaliers. …

Western Christian Boys Soccer Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 DAYTON, Ore.–  It was totally different from their first meeting down the road at Western Christian.  They traded the mudpit for turf and a slow-moving ball to fast moving at Dayton High School. But the result was still the same.  The Pioneers of Western Christian defeating the Pirates of Dayton High…

Dayton JV Runs To 32-6 Win Over Amity JV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Dayton freshman Zach Smith was on a rail Monday afternoon for the Pirate JV squad against Amity. In Dayton’s 32-6 victory, Smith collected 182 yards on 15 carries.  Scoring the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter from 26-yards out as the Pirates set the tone early…

Western Christian’s Defense Shuts Down Dayton For Seventh Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian/Amity defense have been on a rail this season.  In seven games following their 3-0 win over Dayton, they’ve collected six shutouts and allowed just one goal in their 2-1 win over Yamhill-Carlton this past Wednesday. They collapse to the ball.  Making shooting lanes and passing lanes…

Aggressive Play Leads To Dayton’s Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Obviously there are nervous coming out of the gate for the first game of the season.  But the Dayton-Santiam Christian Girls Soccer game was one of the first games played on school grounds since March of 2020.  It’s been nearly a year since the High School uniforms were broken out…

Adjusting To The Challenges

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– There was something special about the community of Dayton for Kaden Fergus ever since he was growing up in Salem. “I love it.  I love it a lot.  I played a little bit in Salem and I didn’t really enjoy it very much because it didn’t feel like…there wasn’t…

Fuller The Baller

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  It’s strange to think that it wasn’t too long ago that Dayton sophomore Kassidy Fuller was a cheerleader.  Standing on the sidelines, watching the football game. Fast forward to Wednesday and the Pirate Strong Safety and Running Back is now on the same turf at Coach Dewey Sullivan Field,…

Getting Back To It

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Monday was a tough day no doubt about it.  But there’s still a glimmer of hope that something in the State’s guidance will let football players like those at Dayton High School Tuesday evening, get in any kind of games before the end of the school year.  If not,…

Going Up A Weight Class

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The freshman of the IBC’s ’99 Problemz’ came out with a mission to show they belong with the Varsity division Saturday afternoon at La Salle High School. They beat Premier 14-7 and pulled away from the Valley Capitals in their second game of the three-game pod. “I think we…

Western Christian’s Webster Last Prep Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s always been a personal community at the Western Christian campus.  From the soccer field down the wood steps.  The packed basketball gym and lining the backstop during baseball and softball games. And the thing too is that they travel too.  Something that stuck out to Senior Rylan Webster….

Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…