Three-Ball Lifts Lincoln Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Lincoln and North Salem Boys Basketball opening the Capital City Classic Tuesday afternoon at Willamette University, there was a feeling that being the opening game had some weight to it in being the appetizer for the rest of the tournament. And the Cardinals stepped up big in the…

Chemawa’s Late Rally Falls Short Versus Waldport

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s one thing you can’t take away from this team and that you can’t rule them out. And when you got that rowdy home crowd coming down from the stands that’s feeding and supporting their boys on the court, Chemawa slowly came back from 11-points down to make it…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For December 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Another week has brought a new wave of honorees at the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week.  This week’s honorees include:  North Salem Wrestler Antonio Garcia, McNary Basketball Player Boston Smith, McKay Basketball Player Leva Mike and South Salem Basketball’s Victoria Stafford. Here’s each of…

Stayton Boys Win Fifth Game Of Year On Back-End Of Back-to-Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It’s weird to think not even 24 hours before that Stayton completed a double-overtime nail-bitter over Gladstone that saw Kaleb Anundi break the school record with 44 points en route to the 83-76 win Wednesday night. And now they were getting ready to play Molalla on the back-end of a…

Learning Process: McKay Drops Tough Road Game To Barlow

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  It was a good learning experience for the McKay Girls Basketball team for sure as they left the court Wednesday night with the scoreboard in favor of Barlow High School 51-48. For a team still learning how to win games, this road game certainly was a stepping stone to…

Press And The Three-Ball: Cascade Boys 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.- Redmond showed during the opening half that they weren’t afraid to use their shooters as they took their healthy hacks from three and from mid-range, so Cascade decided to counter that with a press defense that got in the faces of the Panthers. The result handed the Cougars a…

Sprague Holds Off Beaverton 57-56

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every time Sprague got close to the lead Friday night in front of their home crowd, whether it was tying it up or getting it to within one of Beaverton, something strange would happen. Shots won’t fall and, like during the fourth quarter, fouls became an issue as the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s Of The Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the week of December 7th’s Athlete’s of the Week by the Salem Sports Breakfast Club.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying this over! The Athlete’s of the Week include Abbi Hawley (McNary), Dana Romero (North Salem), David Rubio (McKay) and Jaden Nielsen-Skinner (South Salem).  Here is…

Amity Rolls To 4-0 With 69-39 Win Over Cascade Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.– Amity were given opportunities to succeed Thursday afternoon against a fresh-faced Cascade Christian squad looking to kick off their season strongly at the opening round of the Westside Winter Jam at Westside Christian High School. The Challengers, who graduated nine seniors from last year’s Class 3A Sixth-Place team at…

Sheridan Improves To 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The mantra has been ‘0-0 +2’ for the Sheridan Boys Basketball Team this season under Steven Grauer.  Every day is 0-0 and the challenge is to take two steps ahead. And boy, the Spartans have taken it to heart this season starting off 3-0 entering their game with Neah-Kah-Nie….

South Salem Opens Season With Highly Competitive Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Apparently, we got an early season treat of what a possibly playoff match-up maybe like here in a few short weeks with how this game played out. Until a late rush by the Saxons in their what is expected to be the first of a-many high number of points…

The Next Chapter In McKay Boys Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay’s Dean Sanderson came walking into the gym Tuesday holding a bright green McKay Gameday Jersey.  He looks at a few athletes, saying a few words and then calls the team together at midcourt where he started talking about respecting the Jersey and those who have worn the Jersey…