Dayton Remains Undefeated In PacWest Conference Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Santiam Christian had themselves one of those start that even had Dayton going ‘that’s good’.  Everything was falling as they led the Pirates 25-17 in the second quarter Saturday night. and it looked like Dayton’s might’ve finally met its match since that Westside Christian defeat the second game of…

Dayton Girls Wrestling Takes Dayton Invitational Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Dayton’s Lillie Brooks has been on a mission this Winter coming off of her dislocated elbow injury last season as a freshman.  The injury, which occurred in her first tournament of the season at the Screaming Eagle Tournament at Santiam Christian, derailed what was a hopeful season for Brooks last…

Hodges Leads Dayton To Crusader Classic Championship Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where nothing was falling, nothing was going Dayton’s way and were faced with a 29-22 deficit to Western Christian in the Crusaders Classic Boys Green Bracket Championship Game at Salem Academy Friday night.   Momentum was against them as the young Pioneers squad, led…

Wall’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  For Dayton senior Trae Wall, basketball is life.  The game made him who he is is today and he wouldn’t know what it’ll be like without the game he’s been playing since the first-grade. At the same time too, he’s humble.  Knowing what he brings to the table, Wall accepts the…

Dayton Holds Off Salem Academy For 58-47 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Something just clicked for the Dayton Boys Basketball team to close out the first quarter of their 58-47 victory over Salem Academy Monday night. After a seemingly slow start that saw the Crusaders jump out to a 6-0 lead about three-and-a-half minutes into the game, Boston Hodges basket to…

Dayton Falls To Westside Christian 52-42

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  Dayton turned up the heat right off the bat the second game of the season when they traveled to play Westside Christian Thursday. It seemed as if the Pirates were already in mid-season form when they jumped out to a 20-9 first half lead, but that was before the Eagles…

Is Dayton Back?

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–  It was Tristan McGann’s time to shine and he wasn’t about to let his senior teammates down in the 3A State Semi-Finals against Cascade Christian.  The sophomore quiet frankly took over the game with 148 combined yards and a touchdown, rushing for 87 yards and picking up 61…

PacWest Conference Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Santiam Christian’s Elise Linderman won PacWest Conference Player of the Year and Scio’s Lori Ramsey won Coach of The Year honors. Here’s the complete list First team Elise Linderman (Santiam Christian) Taryn Ramsay S/OH/OPP (SCIO) Haley Ayala OH (Sheridan) Joya Euhus (Santiam Christian) Kadence Soto S/MB/OPP (SCIO) Maddie Fields (Santiam Christian) Carrie…

Amity-Dayton Battle In 0-0 Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity was facing a totally different Dayton Girls Soccer team than the one they faced early in the season when the Warriors defeated the Pirates 5-0 on September 8 at Amity High School.  But the two teams looked primed and ready to go for the3A/2A/1A postseason after their 0-0…

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…