The Long Road To Recovery

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  When Regis Senior Tyler Voltin squatted an heavy 515 pounds Monday, it felt like he never had navicular bone stress fracture in his left foot.  Feeling like he was back to his old ways again preparing for whatever is to come his way during his Senior season. “It felt…

48th Annual OBCA State-Metro All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s an honor for sure to be apart of an historic event like the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association State-Metro All-Star Series. 2020 was suppose to be the 48th-year of the series, pinning the best 5A/6A women seniors and the best 2A-6A men seniors against one another in a fun…

Lynk Commits To WOU For Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  “I’m just grateful someone took a chance on me and (I) won’t disappoint.” The only thing that stopped Emorej Lynk his Junior season at Kennedy High School on November 24, 2018 was a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) as the Trojans hung on for the…

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…

Astorga And Capital City Elite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—North Salem-Grad Isaac Astorga has been making some moves since he graduated in 2016.  He played at Portland Bible College for two years, seeing action in 26 games as a sophomore averaging 8.3 minutes a game for a Wildcat squad that was ranked seventh nationally and had taken down College…

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…

Gym Project Bumped Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Boosters and North Santiam School District have decided to move up their latest project at Stayton High School with the recent school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past five years, Stayton High School has added a turf field, hitting facilities for their baseball and…

Central’s Late Rally Falls Short Against Wilson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was their closest game of the year, but it was probably one of the hardest pills to swallow knowing how close they were to the win. Central, with only one senior on their roster, found themselves down 59-49 in the closing minutes of Wilson’s 64-58 victory in a…

Looking To Build From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Ben Schultz put last year’s 0-24 season best: Baptism by fire. Yes they could’ve gone Junior Varsity and got some experience that way, but eventually the squad had to work their way back up to the Varsity-level one day even with that route. “We went into the season telling…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…

Wrapping Up Kids Camp, Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the first time that McKay Girls Basketball Coach Jim White had put on a Kid’s Camp since he took over the Scots Girls Basketball program last summer. And the longtime coach who’s entering his second Winter as the McKay Head Coach, guiding them to eight wins in…

One Last Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.–  There was no doubt that North Marion’s Jared Hauser could score entering the OACA Basketball All-Star Game Saturday afternoon at Wilsonville High School. On a Huskies squad that finished fourth in 4A this past season, Hauser’s Senior Year, his contributions regularly with the weapons they had on the team…