Gervais Girls Basketball Running It Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  This current group of Gervais Girls basketball seniors just seemed to picked up where the senior group from two years ago did and carried the standard forward as the Cougar girls program returned to Pendleton this past Winter,  Falling in back-to-back close battles with Bandon and Stanfield at the…

TRC Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Willamina’s Hallee Hughes won Player of the Year and Salem Academy’s Melissa Holman won Coach of the Year. Here’s the comple Tri-River Conference honors: First TeamHallee Hughes-WillaminaAly Herber-Salem AcademyLilly McCargar-GervaisEmma Brewer-Salem Academy Brooklyn Bailey-WillaminaAddy McCargar-Gervais Second TeamKayden LeeAnn-CulverLexi Herber-Salem Academy Irene Rochan-Blanchet CatholicMakayla Dodge-SantiamHensley Wachtner-CulverLily Casteneda-BlanchetAlyssa Carpenter-Willamina Third Team Mia Soloman-DelphianOlivia…

Gervais Holds Off Santiam To Snap Playoff Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– One thing was for certain.  A team was going to snap their long playoff drought Tuesday night at Gervais High School and all it would take would be a win on this evening in the Tri-River Conference League playoffs. For Santiam, it’s been since 2002 since the last time…

Gervais Slows Upstart Santiam In Four Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The Santiam Volleyball have come a long way since their 0-7 season during the Spring short-season in 2021.  They snapped their 15-game losing streak last year and won four-games, they followed that up with an 8-8 start to the season this Fall following their split with Gervais and…

Gervais Battles For Sweep Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  The Gervais Volleyball team weathered the storm by Jefferson in their season-opening 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 sweep of the Lions on the road Tuesday evening. Jefferson brought the heat, coming off of their season-opening sweep of Kennedy on Friday, and the Lions made sure it wasn’t an easy win for…

Senior Loaded Gervais Volleyball Preparing For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  The senior-heavy Gervais Cougar Volleyball team kicked off Monday morning’s practice looking to carry over the momentum from a strong 2021 season and a strong Summer season, the Cougars return the core of their 9-12 squad going into Fall Camp.  Having only graduated Sarah Saafeld from that squad last year….

Gervais’ Avgi Looking For Next Step

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s been a steady development for Gervais junior Eremay Avgi at the Quarterback position.   Having played the position since eighth-grade, learning from then-senior Rey Marrufo his freshman year during the Covid Shortened season in 2021 before taking the reins his sophomore year last year for the Cougars at the…

Lending A Helping Hand

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALLA, Ore.– Crane quickly tied the game up with Gervais during the second half of their Summer League basketball game Friday afternoon at Country Christian.  It was tied 23-23 after the Cougars built a 23-18 lead moments earlier only to see one of the 1A top team’s pull back even with…

Boyd, Longfellow PR. Horne Placed At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  Gervais’ Izzy Boyd put up some solid numbers in the shot put pit Saturday afternoon at the Meet of Champions meet at Sweet Home High School. Uncertain if she would hit thirty-feet, Boyd was holding steady with that range Saturday while PR-ing in the event with a throw…

Gervais Snaps Nine-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Both Gervais and Western Christian were looking for their first win of the season Wednesday afternoon at Western Christian. The two squads have been building for this moment as the Cougars built a 5-1 lead before the Pioneers rallied and closed in Gervais.  For the young Western Christian team…

2A Girls Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Union’s Callie Glenn was named 2A Player of the Year while Union Head Coach Jordan Kledbaum was named Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List First Team Annabelle Brawley, Salem Academy Maya Rowland, Central Linn Katelynn Senn, Bandon Kenna Stratton, Lakeview Ashley Lohman, Faith Bible Second Team Brooklynn Walers, Vernonia…

Gervais Loses Heartbreaker, Falls To Consolation Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.– The goal has changed for Kyle Buse and the Gervais High School Girls Basketball team following their 39-30 defeat to Bandon Thursday afternoon at the Pendleton Convention Center. The shots weren’t falling, but the fight was there.  So was the passion and the fire.  Overcoming a 17-4 deficit, the Cougars…