North Marion Slips By Gladstone, At Least Share Of Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The play was there. A backdoor cut to the basket. North Marion and Gladstone were knotted up at 49 and the Tri-Valley Conference title were in front of them. The next two points in the Huskies 51-49 win became the hardest as Jared Hauser received the in-bounds pass and…

Sprague Wins Fourth Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– At one point in the third quarter, Sprague boys found themselves down double-figures to Bend in Saturday’s nightcap at Sprague. Slowly however, they began to chip away at the lead and eventually got the lead entering the fourth quarter following a pair of Mason Lomax free throws for the…

Western Christian Seals Up First Seed Entering League Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– All roads once the Tri-River Conference league playoffs will be going through Western Christian once again following the Pioneers 79-53 win over Sheridan Wednesday Night for Senior Night. It wasn’t initially for Western Christian with two quick fouls that gave the Spartans opportunities to do further damage than the…

Skinny Surpasses 1,500 Point Barrier In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It already seemed like Jaden Nielsen-Skinner had etched his name into the record books when it comes to points with how many great games he had through the years, but hey Skinny made it official in the 15th game of his senior season. With his first basket of the…

Chemawa Wins Fourth Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Chemawa could easily be 5-0 to start the 2019 calendar year entering their Tri-River League game with Delphian if their game didn’t get away from them versus Santiam late. Following their 60-28 win over the Dragons on the road, the Braves improved to 7-3 in league play after winning…

North Salem Boys Snaps 8-Game Losing Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Salem took their chances against Lebanon Tuesday night at home to wrap up the first half of Mid-Willamette Conference play. The Vikings built a 21-1 first quarter lead and hovered around 15 and 20 for much of the first half and entering the early going for the second…

North Marion Boys Overcome Slow Start For Third League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald733@gmail.com AURORA, ORE.– North Marion boys basketball came out a tad sluggish Tuesday night against Estacada as the Rangers opened the game up on a 7-2 run on the Huskies in both squads Tri-River Conference game. But that lull in a night where North Marion featured a new line-up announcement, the Huskies…

Dayton Snaps Toledo’s 16-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its sort of a habit for Dayton to come out slow out if the gate, but they do make the most when they do show up. Against the number-one team in 2A in Toledo, the Boomers came out behind 12 first half points by Jaydn Spangler to build a…

Salem Academy Loses Heartbreaker To Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy certainly weren’t going away without a fight. After Cole Hardy got the Crusaders to within three of Horizon Christian Monday afternoon at the Yoda MLK High School Showcase, the Hawks pushed their lead to 51-43 on a 4-0 run with a little over five minutes to play….

Blanchet Boys Wins Sixth Game Of Year Over St. Mary’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that Blanchet Catholic started the season 0-8 before stunning the then-number two Stayton Boys Basketball team on December 28 in Stayton. The Cavaliers, who’ve been a prominent force in 3A the past few years have since 4-4 after their first win of the season as…

South Salem Holds Off West Salem’s Second Half Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was something to behold when the first half ended and South Salem led West Salem 40-15 entering the locker rooms. The Saxons were having their way on both sides of the ball.  Jaden Nielsen-Skinner and Treyden Harris offensively while Ryan Brown and Eric Lungu kept the Titans out…

Jefferson Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak Versus Lowell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– The Jefferson Boys Basketball team found ways to keep Lowell off the board in both teams’ first game out of the New Year, but that dang Zone Defense that the Red Devils were playing played devilish tricks on the Lions offensive shot selection that kept Jefferson’s lead to 19-12…