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…

Scio Baseball Over Dayton For 6-1 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Yes, you have ready the headline right.  The Scio Loggers baseball team have found themselves 6-1 on the season following their 5-3 victory over Dayton on the road Tuesday afternoon. For context.  The Loggers won six games total in 2019.  Both were and are the most win totals since…

Dayton Softball Riding Four-Game Winning Streak Into Week 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Following a legend like Rob Umbenhower is always tough.  Dayton Head Coach Dave Fluke mentioned the old Joe Torre quote of ‘no wants to follow Joe Torre’.   But here they are, 4-2 on the year.  Rebounding off the tough two games against Yamhill-Carlton to start the year as they…

April 27 Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is some Salem-Area scores for April 27 as Blanchet Baseball and softball, Scio baseball, Regis Baseball, Gervais softball and Dallas/West Salem softball split Tuesday evening. Baseball  6A Jackson Muth struck out nine in Sprague’s tough 2-1 defeat to Crescent Valley.  Jackson VanEyk struck out 14 for the Raiders 3A Tyler…

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. …