Gervais Gets A Taste Of Victory Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Some would say it’s just Summer Basketball.  But Gervais’ celebration after their 38-36 win over Scio Wednesday evening was justifiable. It’s been nearly a year since their last win and since the Winter of 2018 since their last regular season win.  Nearly a 30-game skid. So Summer Ball, a…

Limage, Hansen Brings Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Coming around the corner entering the final 100 meters of the 400 meter dash, Gervais’ Brian Limage and East Linn Christian’s Jacob Vandehey were as even as can be with the District Title coming down to these two athletes. Both are long and lanky, Limage holding the height…

Santiam Sweeps Gervais Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  It looks as if it’ll might be a crash course for the postseason for both Gervais and Santiam when the season ends next week. The Cougars, who haven’t been in the State Bracket since 2008 and had some successful teams around 2011 were tied for second in the 2A/1A…

Western Christian/Salem Academy Softball Snaps Gervais’ 3-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Western Christian/Salem Academy found themselves in an unique situation this year when they combined both teams as one. Yes the eight girls from each school could’ve competed in a league at the 3A or 4A level just based on the combined school enrollment, the squad decided it was easier…

Hanson Races First-Ever 100, 4×1 Edges Kennedy Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s all in the plan. As she lined up, ran and finished first in her 100 meter dash heat, a first for the Gervais Sophomore, the Cougars Katie Hanson knows that it’ll help her in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes down the road. “Doing the 100 is…

Gervais’ Season Comes To An End Versus Grant Union

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JOHN DAY, Ore.–  The experience of Grant Union showed itself against the young nucleus of Gervais in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs Saturday in the High Desert. With four juniors and five seniors to six sophomores that played for the Cougars, mixed with Grant Union’s intensity the…

Gervais Enters League Playoffs As The Two-Seed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If you want to get one of the two automatic bids to the postseason from the Tri-River Conference, you must get through Gervais to do it following their 17th win of the season over Culver 44-28. For the tenth-ranked Cougars, the pressure was on them to win against Culver. …

Gervais Takes Control Of Second In TRC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais quickly took advantage of Santiam’s slow start, building a 20-9 lead following Lilly Welburn’s ‘And-One’ to help build the double-digit lead in the Cougars 38-34 win over the Wolverines during the second quarter. But, as Santiam showed and proved on January 7 in Mill City when the team’s…

Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So, this is the first week of me doing predictions. I’ll try to do a girls game and a guys game with a score every Thursday/Friday night of certain games at classifications. Here’s Week 1’s: 6A BOLD PREDICTION  Boys: Sprague over #2 South Salem 65-62.  I like Sprague’s height versus the Saxons…

Vasquez Hits Game-Winner Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– It was as close as you can possibly hoped for when the Tri-River Conference got back underway Monday when Gervais traveled out to Santiam as it came down to the last basket in the Cougars 39-38 win. But it didn’t come without a fight or some adversity.  Maddy…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Gervais Hosting Second-Annual Alumni Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  For the second-time, Gervais is hosting their annual Alumni tournament this year that will feature six teams in a double-elimination bracket over two days at Gervais High School. With last year being the first-year of it, there was a loose rule of how many non-alums could be on each…