Santiam Pulls Away From Western Christian In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first half ended with a blaze of glory. Western Christian went on a 6-0 run to cut the Santiam lead from 15-8 to 15-14 late in the second quarter with Annika Hess on the bench with three fouls to her name. But with their backs against the wall…

Chemawa’s Late Rally Falls Short Versus Waldport

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s one thing you can’t take away from this team and that you can’t rule them out. And when you got that rowdy home crowd coming down from the stands that’s feeding and supporting their boys on the court, Chemawa slowly came back from 11-points down to make it…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For December 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Another week has brought a new wave of honorees at the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week.  This week’s honorees include:  North Salem Wrestler Antonio Garcia, McNary Basketball Player Boston Smith, McKay Basketball Player Leva Mike and South Salem Basketball’s Victoria Stafford. Here’s each of…

Stayton Boys Win Fifth Game Of Year On Back-End Of Back-to-Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It’s weird to think not even 24 hours before that Stayton completed a double-overtime nail-bitter over Gladstone that saw Kaleb Anundi break the school record with 44 points en route to the 83-76 win Wednesday night. And now they were getting ready to play Molalla on the back-end of a…

Salem Academy Girls Over Creswell After 10-Day Lay-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Minus the six first quarter fouls Tuesday night, the opening quarter resembled that of the Salem Academy-style of the past few seasons with aggression and wanting teams to play their game as they open the game with a daunting 16-0 lead entering the second quarter over Creswell at home. The…

Sprague Holds Off Beaverton 57-56

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every time Sprague got close to the lead Friday night in front of their home crowd, whether it was tying it up or getting it to within one of Beaverton, something strange would happen. Shots won’t fall and, like during the fourth quarter, fouls became an issue as the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s Of The Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the week of December 7th’s Athlete’s of the Week by the Salem Sports Breakfast Club.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying this over! The Athlete’s of the Week include Abbi Hawley (McNary), Dana Romero (North Salem), David Rubio (McKay) and Jaden Nielsen-Skinner (South Salem).  Here is…

Amity Rolls To 4-0 With 69-39 Win Over Cascade Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.– Amity were given opportunities to succeed Thursday afternoon against a fresh-faced Cascade Christian squad looking to kick off their season strongly at the opening round of the Westside Winter Jam at Westside Christian High School. The Challengers, who graduated nine seniors from last year’s Class 3A Sixth-Place team at…

Sheridan Improves To 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The mantra has been ‘0-0 +2’ for the Sheridan Boys Basketball Team this season under Steven Grauer.  Every day is 0-0 and the challenge is to take two steps ahead. And boy, the Spartans have taken it to heart this season starting off 3-0 entering their game with Neah-Kah-Nie….

Four Huskies Signed LOI Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It is an awesome spectacle to think about, three athletes going in the same grade committing to go to the same college after their prep careers come to a close after this year. North Marion’s Nic Iliyn, Grant and Griffin Henry all found themselves committing to Lower Columbia College…

South Salem Opens Season With Highly Competitive Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Apparently, we got an early season treat of what a possibly playoff match-up maybe like here in a few short weeks with how this game played out. Until a late rush by the Saxons in their what is expected to be the first of a-many high number of points…

South’s System Pays Off In Big Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Run-N-Gun philosophy that Adrian Lewis wants to bring to South Salem showed it’s glamour Friday night at home against South Eugene. After seeing a strong first half fade into a nine-point, 38-30 lead by the Axe, the Lady Saxons came out of the halftime break rested as they…