Grateful For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonad jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Saturday was supposed to be Northwest University’s doubleheader against Western Washington University, but thanks to five inches of snow already on the ground the twin-bill of games was postponed. “It definitely hurt getting that message, for sure. We have had some injuries going around the team so not playing…

Aguilar The Guard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Danny Aguilar was familiar with the members of the Lions Boys Basketball team by the time he entered his freshman year.  Having good chemistry with most of the players as Jefferson was looking to build off their 9-14 season the year before. The then incoming-freshman was in attendance…

Payton’s Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Payton Meyers has shown some potential and talent during his sophomore season with the Huskies this past Winter.  On a team that went 20-5 overall, reached the 4A Quarterfinals and were close to a Tri-Valley Conference Title.  Falling to Gladstone 58-54 in the conference tiebreaker as both…

Aguilar The Baller

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– Jefferson’s Jace Aguilar is just getting back into the lab, working on his craft in preparation of a crazy 2021 year ahead.  Working with Ryan Vargas at Clutch Time working on the finer details of his game close to home in Albany. Almost two months ago Aguilar was in…

Semerikov Putting In The Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—Silverton’s Isaac Semerikov pointed out that Western Oregon University redshirt freshman and Woodburn-grad RJ Veliz, who Semerikov has been training with, has never beaten him in a game of one-on-one. In the crazy year that has been 2020, consistency has been crucial for Semerikov as he got done playing five…

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…