Blanchet Shuts Out Dayton 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet got the hits and runs when they needed them the most in their 4-0 win over Dayton in 3A Special District 1 Baseball action Monday afternoon at Blanchet Catholic School. The Pirates Michael Freeborn and the Cavaliers paced another in the opening two innings before Luke Holland broke…

Hudson Signs With SWOCC For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Dayton’s Benji Hudson can be pretty emotional as an athlete.  The Pirates student-athlete wears it on his sleeve like a badge of honor almost through the good times and the bad times in the heat of battle. It’s a passion for the game, brings out character points out Hudson and…

Dayton’s Tomas Signs With College Of The Redwoods

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Dayton’s Jordan Tomas has seen it all during his time at Dayton.  The ups-and-downs, the highs-and-lows of winning and losing seasons and changes in coaching staff. Tomas remembers when Jacob Peterson came in as Head Football Coach back in 2020, the new head coach encouraged the then junior to…

YC Sets Tone In Win Over Dayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—The Yamhill-Carlton Softball set the tone in the opening three innings of their 15-4 win.  Thanks to four Dayton errors along ten hits to build themselves a 10-0 lead going into the bottom of the third inning to open PacWest Conference play Tuesday afternoon. “We definitely started off the game…

Dayton Defeats Amity 5-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  It was one of those surprising games that if Amity capaitalized on a few base runners in Saturday’s 5-1 loss to rival-Dayton, it could’ve been a lot closer than the four-run difference that it ultimately was. But nonetheless the Warriors hung around.  Cutting the 2-0 deficit handed to them…

Dayton Picks Up First Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Granted it’s just eight innings into the season, but Dayton softball looked solid behind their new pitcher-catcher combination of Brin  Shilhanek and Lillie Brooks.   A familiar combination as Brooks points out, Brooks having caught Shilhanek since the third grade and Shilhanek learning from Maddie Fluke last year in trusting her…

Western Christian Holds Off Dayton’s Rally 50-47

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Well.  That was a doozy of a game. Western Christian and Dayton boys lived up to the hype that the only thing that would’ve topped it possibly could’ve been a game-winner or overtime. The 50-47 Pioneers win was the second win of the season, Western Christian taking the first…

Hot Start Propels Warriors to 5-0 League Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– The Amity Girls Basketball team set the tone from the opening tip against their rival in Dayton Saturday night. Using a 17-7 first quarter that evolved into a 29-16 halftime lead on the Pirates in their 42-34 victory on the road. The hot start was nice. Ideal almost with…

Dayton Invitational Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  McKay Girls dominated the Dayton Invitational with Sharlyn Gonzalez (100), Lizeth Chavez (105), Madylin Xiong (110) as they edged McNary 115-88 in the team results.  The Celtics saw Kaylynn Villalobos (120) and Caitlin Saldivar (170) won their weight classes and Kelsey Schmidt (170) and Kaliyanei Hill (125) finished second. …

Pirates Fall To Challengers In OT Of Crusader Classic Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Dayton stepped up to the challenge of Cascade Christian in the Crusader Classic Boys Black Bracket Saturday night.  Going toe-to-toe with Austin Maurer and the Challengers in one of the final tune-up games before league kicks off this month. “We just tried doubling him and trying to minimize stuff like that,”…

Dayton Rallies To Defeat Taft 35-30

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—“I was pretty nervous about it,” Dayton’s Kya Lindell said about her last minute free throws. The freshman was fouled twice in the final 18 seconds of the Pirates 35-30 win over Taft Thursday night in the opening round of the Dayton Tournament.  Nerves or not, Lindell hit all four…

3A/2A/1A Girls Soccer All-State Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Oregon Episcopal Olivia Faucera was named Player of the Year and Plesant Hill’s Chris Hammond and Riverdale’s Gillian Gandy were named Co-Coaches of the Year in 3A/2A/1A Girls Soccer All-State Honors. Here’s the Complete List: First Team F Kendrick Dahlin, Sr., Catlin Gabel F Paige Edmonson, So., Sutherlin F Ryker Rothfus,…