Gervais Rallies By Salem Academy For 7-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais just flipped a switch about mid-third quarter against Salem Academy in their 59-52 victory over the Crusaders Monday night. Aly Herber had helped set the tone in the third quarter, helping Salem Academy build a 38-32 lead.  Scoring six of her 17 points in the third quarter. “We…

Cougars Roar To Life Over Loggers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Scio’s zone defense had slowed Gervais’ offense down to nine points through the first ten minutes of the game, keeping the Loggers all much in the game down 9-2 in the early part of the game.  It was a blessing in disguise for Scio holding one of 2A’s best…

Gervais’ Toran Scores 22 In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Gervais’ Michael Toran set the tone for the Cougars Friday night against Scio on the road, scoring a game-high 22 points as Gervais snapped a two-game skid with their 47-34 victory. Coming off of tough defeats to Sheridan and Santiam, the win felt great as they used a 11-0…

Gervais Starts Season Strongly 62-27

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It seemed as if they’re just picking up where they left off in 2020 from their 23-6, Pendleton-trip season that was last season. Defense held strong.  Holding Culver to 27 points.  Offensively, scoring 62.  Their highest since the two teams met January 21, 2020 when the Cougars won that…

Gervais’ McCargar Takes Javelin District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Multi-sports are common of course in High School athletics.  But of course, playing two sports in one sports season is a whole different animal. For Gervais’ Lily McCargar, juggling Track and Field with softball was no easy feat with at times her running in between the two sports in…

Sheridan Pulls Away From Gervais 8-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  For the first three innings both Sheridan’s Emily Rech and Gervais’ Marisol Ayla kept the game to it’s 1-1 tie entering the fourth inning of this cool early-May evening along Highway 99. The Cougars did have their chances, having a runner in scoring position in the fifth and loading…

1A/4A Baseball/Softball Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 4A Baseball North Marion 18, Madras 0 4A Softball Alexis Bales drove 2RBI’s in Cascade’s 4-1 win over Philomath.  Hannah Walliman struck out five for the Cougars while going 1-for-2 hitting.   Stayton’s Jessica Rule and Cedella Ritchie each drove in 2RBI’s and Brielle Kessler drove in another 3RBI’s.  Rule struck out…

1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

April 27 Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is some Salem-Area scores for April 27 as Blanchet Baseball and softball, Scio baseball, Regis Baseball, Gervais softball and Dallas/West Salem softball split Tuesday evening. Baseball  6A Jackson Muth struck out nine in Sprague’s tough 2-1 defeat to Crescent Valley.  Jackson VanEyk struck out 14 for the Raiders 3A Tyler…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Salem-Area Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 1A-6A Softball Round-Up from around Salem: 6A/5A Softball Abbi Covalt went 3-for-4 with an RBI in McNary’s 18-0 win over North Salem. Heather Ebner hit the first home run on the Celtics new softball field. Karaline Pfeifer, Kaitlyn Horn and Perla Gallegos collected a hit in for the Vikings. South Salem…

Gervais’ Vasquez, Hanson Sign To Play College Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The highlight of their first three years of playing basketball at Gervais High School was making it to Pendleton last Winter as Juniors. Their goal was to reach the final site, and their fourth quarter rally against Stanfield had made it a reality as they sat in the gym in…

Salem Academy Advances In TRC Playoffs Over Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy came out hard against Gervais Monday evening in the Tri-River Conference Quarterfinals round at Salem Academy.  Sweeping the Cougars 25-5, 25-15, 25-14 to advance to host Sheridan Tuesday night back in Salem. Gervais did take advantage of a Crusader lull in the second set as Salem Academy’s…