Hornets Rally By Cougars For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  It’s a preview for hopefully when the football season comes around at the 2A-level. Gervais and Salem Academy. Going under G-Town Cougars and the Salem Academy Hornets, the latter ‘Hornets’ was SA’s mascot before going with the Crusaders that they are known as now. It was a scrimmage.  The…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…

Perfecting The Art

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Reps are everything.  Especially learning your new offense like the Gervais Football team entering the Spring, 2021 season in March. Wednesday evening was just another day to get those reps in and improve under first-year Cougar Head Coach JJ Navarrete, getting a workout in under the tag ‘G-Town Cougars’…

Dallas Kick-Off First 7-On Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was almost like a home game for the Dallas Dragons Football Team when the made the little drive over to the Independence Sports Park Sunday morning to partake in the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 tournament. With their first tournament action of the season cut short mid-day with the cancelation…

McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

OSAA Splits Up 2020-2021 Into Four Seasons

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA has released it’s schedule for the 2020-2021 season in ‘quarters. August 17-January 3, Sports/Activities permitted will not be designated by the OSAA but rather will be at the discretion of the local school district, provided they are allowed by the Governor’s Office, OHA, ODE, and the school adheres to…

One Last ‘Be The Light’ For Gervais Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Over the past few weeks, the lights have lit up the Gervais Football field in honor of the Class of 2020 on Friday night’s. And as the sun set on this early June day, kid’s trickle into the football field as Head Basketball Coach Ben Schultz, a Gervais-Grad, spins…

Gervais Honors One Of Their Own Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.— Family is family. Gervais’ Pablo Jaramillo certainly left his mark on the Gervais community. Parent, youth coach, mentor, community member. His reach touched so many people’s lives. Whenever you went to a game, he was probably there. I remember walking by him a lot at Gervais basketball games, saying…

Gervais’ Vasquez Commits To Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Bella Vasquez came bursting onto the scene as a freshman with an opposite hand lay-in for Gervais’ 26-24 win over Scio, had sent the Cougars to their first playoff appearance since 2012.  The lay-in completed a run from fifth-place to that automatic qualifier in the 3A PacWest Conference that…

Tri-River Conference Girls Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley received Tri-River Conference Player of the Year as the Trojans won the 2A State Championship this Winter. Here is the Complete Tri-River Conference Girls Basketball Honors List: First Team Sophia Carley- Kennedy Celi Vasquez- Gervais Ellie Cantu- Kennedy Sarah Halgren- Western Christian Isabel Vasquez- Gervais McKenzie Dodge- Santiam…

Gervais Snaps 25-Year Drought, Onto Pendleton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  26 long years it’s been since the Gervais Girls Basketball team held a home playoff game. They won State that year, 1994. Last time they went to Pendleton for the final site before Friday? 1995. The house was packed Friday night.  The pressure was on following Stanfield’s strong third…

Gervais Clinches Playoff Spot, Kennedy Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Colton has been a tough challenge for Gervais in past years, throwing monkey wrenches in each of the last two years for the Cougars by splitting their league games. Entering the second quarter of their 54-31 win in the Tri-River Conference League playoffs, they were an Olivia Haines missed…