Dayton Girls Soccer Pushes Unbeaten Streak To Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  After a slow, 1-3 start to the year it seemed as if the Dayton Girls Soccer team have turned the corner on the season having gone on a five-game unbeaten streak following their 6-0 win over Gervais/Kennedy on Thursday afternoon.  Taking lessons learned from their first four games to…

Dayton, Blanchet Gridlock In League Matchup 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Blanchet Catholic Boys Soccer team took advantage of Dayton’s slow start to get a quick goal in the opening ten minutes before the Pirates settled back down in Wednesday’s 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 match at Blanchet. The goal, by Geovanni Escobar, proved to be the lone goal in…

Dayton’s Hudson Contributing For Lakers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– 2022 Dayton-grad Benji Hudson is picking up where he left off when he was a Pirate. His aggressive play was there, using his basketball skills at points to go up against Chemeketa defender Braydon Daliposon, who had about a ten-inch advantage on the Southwestern Oregon Community College freshman.  That…

Pirates Looking For Repeat Performance In 2022

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore–  The 2021 Dayton Girls Soccer team set a new standard for the program moving into the 2022 season. Ranked third in the first OSAAToday Coaches Poll following their 13-3-1 and 3A/2A/1A State Semifinals appearance, making history in the process by reaching the Final Four round while returning the bulk…

Dayton Volleyball Wraps Up First Week With VB Clinic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  After a long week of practice, the Dayton Varsity Volleyball team has taken a step back and aided the future of the Pirates Program Saturday morning with a free Volleyball Clinic at Dayton High School. Going through the three-hour clinic Saturday, the girls were loose and having fun with…

Closing Out Team Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It was the last hurrah before the real work begins in August. With the Cascade Team Camp wrapping up Thursday going into the week off ahead, the Cougars, Dayton and McKay were just three of the teams Thursday morning getting in some last second reps and building some momentum…

Dayton Football Host Kids Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– It’s been a fun week going into this next week’s ‘Thud’ Camp at Cascade High School for the Dayton High School Football Team. Hosting kids from First Grade to Eighth Grade, the Pirates are in the twilight of their fourth day of their camp where campers have seen drills,…

Finishing Strongly

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a successful weekend for the Bat Company 16U squad making the move up to an 18’s tournament to close out their season. After dropping their first game to the Aloha Breeze 18A Saturday morning, whom they’ll later beat Sunday afternoon to reach the 18A/B State Tournament Final…

Getting Battle-Tested

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Dayton machine had themselves a battle with Cascade midday Saturday.  For the core returning from their fifth-place team in 3A, they had their eyes opened by how aggressive the Cougars were in Cascade’s nine-point victory at the Small School Showcase. But for the returners like Trae Wall, Boston…

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…