Dayton Takes Back-And-Forth Game From Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Hard to imagine that down 9-2 after the first quarter Scio had that it would be a much of a game against Dayton in the Pirates PacWest Conference 46-32 win Wednesday night. The Loggers had rallied the troops in the second quarter, taking a 16-13 lead with 57 seconds remaining…

Dayton Pulls Away From Amity For Rivalry Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– It was as expected when Dayton and Amity met Friday night. Physical and heated play on the court was met by the passion from the rival crowds off of it in the Pirates 61-56 win over the Warriors as the first loop of PacWest Conference play draws to an…

Dayton Wrestling Takes Senior Night Over Harrisburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Dayton Wrestling set the tone early against Harrisburg in the match-up against number three in the Pirates and number six in the Eagles Tuesday night in Dayton. It was Senior Night as well for Dayton coming off of their second-place finish at the Oregon Classic Dual Meet Championships when…

Dayton Rallies Twice For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Dayton found ways to get back to the game Thursday night at the Dutch Bros Christmas Classic Cascade Christian High School against Hidden Valley. Their 62-50 victory may  suggest a late pull away, in which it kind of was, but at one point in the second quarter (down 12…

Dayton Battles Hawaii’s Radford For Second Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  Radford’s athleticism presented a challenge worthy for improvement for a Dayton squad that lost starters in Lukas Findley, Braden Nowlin and Jayden Howard from last year’s third-place team. The Rams of Hawaii connected on three three-pointers in the opening frame of the Pirates 67-58 win with Radford leading 16-10…

Heating Up At The Right Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For both Salem Academy/Western Christian Girls and Dayton Girls Soccer entering their3A/2A/1A Special District 2 game Tuesday night, there was that one game that helped spark their season around. With the Crusaders, who’s program had never won more than four games in a given season since starting up the…

Dayton Slips By Amity’s Defense For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity’s nine goals allowed through their first nine games ranks up there with some noteworthy teams like Oregon Episcopal, Catlin Gabel and Santiam Christian entering their Monday night game with Dayton on the road. It’s raised havoc on teams this season as the Warriors had only allowed two squads…

Western Christian Holds Off Dayton 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dayton came down Highway 221 bringing their aggressive style of play to the Western Christian campus Wednesday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 matchup. In front of them however with the Pioneers, had one substitute to their bench Wednesday, had matched the intensity brought by their adversaries as…

One Last Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.–  There was no doubt that North Marion’s Jared Hauser could score entering the OACA Basketball All-Star Game Saturday afternoon at Wilsonville High School. On a Huskies squad that finished fourth in 4A this past season, Hauser’s Senior Year, his contributions regularly with the weapons they had on the team…

PacWest Conference Softball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Savannah Barchus showed why she was one of the best pitchers in the league if not in the conversation in 3A as the Junior took home the PacWest Conference Pitcher of the year award.  Scio’s Olivia Zeiher, in her second-year catching for the Loggers after taking over from Emily Unrau,…

Dayton Finishes Second In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Dayton continues to find ways to get it done and get to the big game that 36 other teams wish they were at this time of the year. 2019 marked their fifth consecutive trip to the 3A State Championship game, and though it wasn’t their Championship-rival Rainier Clatskanie presented…

Blanchet Softball Snaps Dayton’s Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet’s record may not be eye-popping, but two of their wins following their 7-4 win over Dayton would make you do a double-take. They opened league snapping Scio’s monstrous 56-game winning streak and nearly got game one from the Defending 3A State Champs, but that 5-3 loss on April…