West Salem’s Rally Falls Short Saturday Vs Mountain View

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Heartbeak hit West Salem again Saturday afternoon against Mt. View as the Cougars pulled away for a 56-41 win over the Titans. It wasn’t long ago that West Salem started the season 4-2 entering their game against Tigard at the Capitol City Classic on December 23 at Willamette University. …

Dayton Pulls Away From Amity For Rivalry Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– It was as expected when Dayton and Amity met Friday night. Physical and heated play on the court was met by the passion from the rival crowds off of it in the Pirates 61-56 win over the Warriors as the first loop of PacWest Conference play draws to an…

Amity Completes Yoda MLK Showcase Comeback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Give Amity an inch and they’ll take it a mile. It’s hard to believe at the end of their 54-52 win over Santiam Christian that the Warriors were, at one point, down 18 points early in the third quarter at the Yoda MLK Showcase Monday night at Corban University….

Challengers Edge Crusaders At Yoda MLK Showcase

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The first quarter of Salem Academy and Cascade Christian seemed to be all but dominated following Austin Miller’s near half-court three-pointer that gave the Crusaders a then 18-9 lead on the Challengers. The Crusaders played up-tempo and crisped in Cascade Christian’s stunning close-game win Monday afternoon at Corban University….

Hogan Goes For 28, Chemawa Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemawa left no doubt that they were going to carry the momentum from their 63-44 win over Gervais Friday into Monday’s 77-58 win over Douglas at Corban University. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, the Braves connected on six three-pointers and led 44-24 by the halftime break…

Western Christian Wins With Fourth Quarter Rally Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam put Western Christian on high-alert Friday night. The Wolverines were on the brink of the improbable:  Handing the Pioneers their first in-league loss. It’s been since January 27, 2017 when the Pioneers were known as Western Mennonite, had lost a Tri-River Conference game when they lost to…

McNary Stuns West Salem In Comeback Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where the well ran dry for one team and filled for the other. West Salem held roughly an 15-point lead on McNary early in the third quarter before the Celtics had cut it down to four two minutes into the fourth quarter Friday…

Jefferson Roars By Regis For Ninth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Regis entered Thursday’s contest against Jefferson without Tyler Voltin, who had sustained an ankle injury that has sidelined the Ram for an length period of time. With or without Voltin, Regis’ challenge would have been the same: Slow down the Lions. Jefferson entered the game on a eight-game winning…

Kennedy Rebounds With Win Over Delphian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.–  The last week has been a difficult one for sure for Delphian coming off of their three-week lay-off from Winter Break. Playing their fourth game since last Monday, their second against an Elite 8 team in Kennedy, the Dragons opened the game on a 7-0 run against the…

Tigard Takes Win Over South Salem In Non-League Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Tigard remembered all too well that 62-48 loss to South Salem at the Capitol City Classic on December 20. They used it for their motivation Friday night when the two teams met again in South Salem. They won the rebounding game over the Saxons in their 65-57 road win. They collapsed the lanes…

Santiam Takes TRC Battle Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.– Both Kennedy and Santiam Boys Basketball proved again why every night in the Tri-River Conference is going to be like warfare. Physicality, athleticism and the unwillingness to go down without a fight illustrate between the Trojans and the Wolverines Thursday night was just another example of how tough…

Scio Challenges Riverdale, Enters League Opener 6-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The challenge was there for Scio to close out their preseason slate against the fifth-ranked team in 3A in Riverdale. The streaky shooters can go on runs as they did in the third, outscoring the Loggers 21-4 in their (score) win Monday night, but Scio had the Riverdale squad…