Gervais Wins 16th Game Of Year At North Douglas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DRAIN, Ore.—North Douglas’ trap defense presented problems for Gervais in the Cougars 48-30 win over the Warriors in the two squad’s non-league match-up Thursday night at North Douglas High School. The Warriors trap defense had forced the Cougars offense into turnovers and had built a brief 6-2 lead before Gervais shook…

Gervais Rebounds From First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off of their first loss of the season to North Marion Friday afternoon, the question became how will they respond?  How can they answer with Isabella Vasquez, their starting post, out with an sprained ankle? In front of them for third-place in the Crusader New Years Invitational Black…

North Marion Gets Close Game Win, Hands Gervais First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Close games have been a House of Horrors for the North Marion girls basketball program this season. Of their six losses this season, three of them were of two points variety, including two losing at the buzzer. Prior to Katie Ensign’s three-pointer that brought the Huskies to within one…

Gervais Knocks Rust Off, Pulls Away From Amity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its been 12 days since Gervais had played in a game, and the rust showed through the first two quarters and chance against Amity in their 56-38 Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy. At one point early in the third quarter the hot hand of the Warriors, who entered their game…

Gervais’ Defense Holds Chemawa’s Jackson In Check In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Gervais knew how talented Chemawa’s Angel Jackson was entering their Tri-River Conference league opener Monday night. Jackson had already produced a 37-, and a 31-point game this season for the Braves, but was held to 12 points in the Cougars 66-28 win on the road. “I felt like it was…

Gervais Girls Improves To 3-0 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– The expectation was to come out strong every game. But 48-11 1:14 left in the third quarter strong?  Unfathomable. Gervais knew in their 67-28 win over Yamhill-Carlton that the Tigers were going to come out strong and they needed to do the same.  And behind their defense, offense and…

Bringing the Fire

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  There was a rumor that freshman Izzy Boyd has a fiery, competitive side to her as Gervais’ Girls basketball season kicked off Monday evening. For a squad coming off of their second Field of 16 appearance in three years and as much as Boyd’s hatred to lose, the freshman…

Looking To Build From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Ben Schultz put last year’s 0-24 season best: Baptism by fire. Yes they could’ve gone Junior Varsity and got some experience that way, but eventually the squad had to work their way back up to the Varsity-level one day even with that route. “We went into the season telling…

TRL Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley recieved Tri-River League Honors while Laura Beyer recieved Coach of the Year for a Trojan squad that went 16-0 in league and are 29-1 overall entering the 2A State Playoffs. Here is the complete list: Player of the Year:  Sophia Carley, Kennedy Coach of the Year:Laura Beyer, Kennedy…

Blanchet Rolls To Seventh Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their early 3-0 lead on Gervais by the 25th minute gave their bench an opportunity to get some Varsity minutes in entering the home stretch of the regular season. And as Katarina Kosiewicz scored to hand the Cavaliers a 4-0 halftime lead on the Cougars Monday afternoon at the…

Gervais, Western Christian Meet For Third Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Gervais had enter bracket play of the Western Christian Tournament along Highway 221 Saturday afternoon with some momentum. Just losing one set, splitting with Jefferson, during pool play entering their bracket opener versus the host-Pioneers, there was a sense that the Cougars could make it three-for-three against their Tri-River…

Week 2 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Week 1 record: 10-4 Here are Week 2’s predictions as we enter Friday’s game plus a Saturday game pick: 6A South Salem Over Sunset by 4 West Linn over McNary by 7   5A Silverton over South Albany by 21 McKay Over Central by 12   4A Cascade over Mazama by…