Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Thurston The Captain

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Leaders and Captains find ways to get it done to help their team have a chance to win. During the third quarter of February 19’s Tri-River Conference league playoff game against Kennedy, Santiam’s Colin Thurston’s shoulder dislocated. It was the first of two dislocation’s the Wolverine Senior suffered…

Tri-Valley Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In a crazy year, crazier things happened in the Tri-Valley Conference as Gladstone and North Marion had to battle it out for the number-one seed out of the league playoffs.  For their hard work Jude Ashpole (Gladstone) and Sergio Jimenez (North Marion) were named Co-Players of the Year and the Gladitors…

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton’s David Gonzales won Player of The Year while Foxes Head Coach Jamie McCarty won Coach of the Year.  Silverton opens the 5A Playoffs Wednesday night against Willamette at 8:15pm.  South Albany plays Crater at 6:30 and West Albany plays Wilsonville at 3:15, all games are at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis….

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Carson Molan was named Player of the Year and Philomath’s Blake Ecker was named Coach of the Year for the Oregon West Conference. Here is the complete OWC List: First Team: Jeovanny Marroquin- Woodburn Mike Lundy- Philomath Hunter Coulter- Sweet Home Fredy Hidalgo- Newport Drake Davis- Cascade Fredy Hidalgo- Newport…

Santiam Rides Hot Hand For Fourth-Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  They remember the speech that their coach gave them before the start of their fourth-place game againt Oakland.  Don’t have any regret, it was their last game of the year. And boy did they make the most of it. In the first half of their 60-43 win over the…

Santiam Gets One Last 32

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  32 more. The plan walking in to get 32 more minutes following their tough opening round loss to Western Christian Thursday night. Santiam had just ralled from a 15-9 deficit to hold a seemingly safe 38-31 lead with 2:05 left in the third quarter. Their Seniors were leaving it…

Pioneers Pull Away From Santiam In Pendleton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  It’s hard to game-plan for the same team three-times during a season let-lone a fourth when playoffs come around. For the Western Christian-Santiam Boys Basketball match-up, the two squads had already met three teams in the umbrella of the Tri-River Conference-play already by the time they met to start…

South Salem Takes Tough Playoff Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It was a necessary evil in their journey for a Chiles Center-berth down the line for the South Salem boys basketball team Wednesday night. A win is a win true.  But their 58-37 win over Newberg was all but a smooth ride to the Sweet 16 in the process with the…

Salem Academy Boys Returns To Coos Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The eerie chant of ‘Salem, Salem, Salem’ will be making another trip to Coos Bay this March as the Salem Academy boys basketball team clinched their first trip back to the Southern Oregon coast in three years. With the game tied at 18 in their 54-46 victory Saturday evening,…

Dallas Challenged Fifth-Ranked Bulldogs In Defeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  It was all you could hope for this late in the foundation-laying season for Dallas. It was weird to think that, when Tyler Crawford hit his lay-in with 7:47 left in the game that the Dragons were in the game with West Albany.  The Bulldogs were the fifth-ranked team…

Perrydale Advances After OT Nail-bitter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– At this point of the season, the only thing that matters is winning.  That’s why they call it win-or-go-home. Perrydale, who advanced after their 54-51 overtime home win over North Clackamas Christian Wednesday night, we’re a minute away from winning the game in regulation.  An 8-2 Saint run had…