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…

Kennedy’s Defense Shines In Win Over Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If defense breeds Championships, then teams across the State are in for a wild ride when it’s time to take on Kennedy. Looking for their third 2A State Championship Title in four years, the Trojans defense has allowed 33.3 points through it’s perfect 10-0 start following their 62-35 win…

Gervais Continues To Roll

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  The offense of Gervais Girls Basketball seemed as if it has arrived three games into the season. The highest point total that the Cougars scored last season was 50 (twice) and already surpassed that total in three games this season with 58, 51 and 61 points with two wins…

Gervais Kicks-Off 2018-2019 Girls Basketball Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– Two seasons ago, Gervais found themselves celebrating on the court of Sprague High School after Scio’s last second shot feel short after Isabella Vasquez’ left-handed lay-in lifted the Cougars over the Loggers to advance to the Field of 16 against Dayton. Fast forward to the end of last season…

Sheridan Holds Off Gervais’ Late Surge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The pressure was on both Gervais and Sheridan as the twilight of the season has arrived. The Lady Spartans were trying to stay ahead of Santiam, who won over Western Christian in straight sets in Mill City Monday, while the Lady Cats were trying to work their way into the…

Gervais Goes 0-1 At Salem Academy Tournament, Colton Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a good test for the young Gervais Cougar Volleyball team Saturday at the Salem Academy Crusader Tournament in Salem. Having faced Westside Christian, the height of former PacWest Conference opponent Salem Academy and splitting with Columbia Christian to close out pool play before entering their bracket play…

Amity Holds Off Gervais’ Push For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Both Gervais and Amity Girls Soccer had their chances entering the second half to break the scoreless tie with their dynamic duos of the Lady Cats Alexys Zepeda and Judith Santos versus the Lady Warriors Keeley Graham and Jenna Lopez at the offensive attacking side of the ball. Lopez…