Gervais Spoils Kennedy’s Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  Lydia Berning had all eyes on her Tuesday night as the only senior being honored on Senior Night from the Kennedy Volleyball team as they hosted Gervais to end the season. It’s been a unique season to say the least for the Trojans as they finished up their…

Willamina Rally Back To Defeat Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  It was a tale of two halves of the Willamina-Gervais volleyball game Wednesday, but gosh darn it it was pretty high energy for a preseason game. The game went the distance, the 2A Cougars jumping out to first two sets before the 3A Bulldogs came around in the 22-25,…

Gervais’ Line Ingredient For Success?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  The Gervais line will be bringing the size and height this season for it’s pro-run offense. Second-year Head Coach JJ Navarette’s system is simple.  Run the ball to open the pass plays.  The Cougars have always been a pro-run team and had came to life late in their four-game…

Gervais Host Championship Parade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ERVAIS, Ore.–  Just as Head Coach Kyle Buse was wrapping up his speech about his 2A State Champions, Lilly Welburn had walked up to Buse, took the microphone from the longtime coach and announced that her, Marisol Ayala, Katie Hanson, Isabel Contreras and Celi Vasquez presented him with a gift. They warned…

Gervais Outlast Dayton In Chemawa Summer Classic Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Summer Basketball season has been condensed due to the Covid Pandemic, but teams are still finding a way to take advantage of the short time that they have in preparing for the upcoming Winter Season this year. Dayton and Gervais girl’s basketball played each other to open the…

TRC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Benett Bos was named unanimous Player of the Year. Santiam and Western Christian each placed two on the first team. Riley Cantu of Kennedy was the lone Trojan to make the first team. Here’s the full list First Team Bennett Bos- Salem Academy Chaz Storm- Santiam Riley Cantu- Kennedy…

TRC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Gervais’ Celi Vasquez and Kennedy’s Ellie Cantu were Co-Tri River Conference Players of the Year as the Cougars and Trojans fielded two girls each on the First-team. Here is the Full List: Girls First Team Celi Vasquez-Gervais Ellie Cantu-Kennedy Aly Herber- Salem Academy Hailey Arritola-Kennedy Reese Hall-Western Christian Katie Hanson-Gervais Second…

Gervais Bench Sparks Team In Road Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HOOD RIVER, Ore.–  Call it fatigue from sitting on a bus all morning into the early afternoon traveling up to Horizon Christian in Hood River to play Heppner in the 2A State Semi-Final Round.  But nonetheless, when they needed a spark-plug, Gervais got it from their bench in their 58-24 victory…

Gervais Sets Tone In Win Over Gold Beach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For a real brief moment in Monday afternoon’s game against Gold Beach, the Panthers had Gervais on their heels in the intense start to the game.  The 6-2 lead early on felt closer than the four-point spread at the moment. But just as intense as the start of the…

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…