The Sprague 15 Taking Their Athletic Talents To College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Fifteen athletes signed their Letters of Intent to play athletics at the next level starting this upcoming school year at Sprague High School Wednesday night. Logan Smith (Football, College of the Redwoods), Colton Herring (Football, College of the Redwoods), McKenzie Wernicke (Soccer, Chapman) Caylin Gadberry (Soccer, Linfield University), Abby Sorensen (Volleyball,…

5A All-State Girls and Boys List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Springfield’s Danaeja Romero Ah-Sam won Player of the Year on the girls side with Crescent Valley’s Eric Gower winning Coach of the Year honors.  On the boys side Churchill’s Samaje Morgan was named Player of the year by the OBCA while Chris Roche of Wilsonville was named Coach of the Year….

Hudson Signs With SWOCC For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Dayton’s Benji Hudson can be pretty emotional as an athlete.  The Pirates student-athlete wears it on his sleeve like a badge of honor almost through the good times and the bad times in the heat of battle. It’s a passion for the game, brings out character points out Hudson and…

Molan Returns To Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.-  2021 Cascade-grad Carson Molan isn’t ready to hang up his sneakers just yet. After taking a year off, the former Cougar guard and 2020 and 2021 Oregon West Conference Player of the Year has decided to return to the basketball court.  Committing to join the Chemeketa Community College Men’s…

2A Boys Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Western Christian’s Gary Hull won 2A Coach of the Year and Logan Morrill of Knappa won Player of the Year in 2A.  Here’s the complete List: First Team Riley Cantu, Kennedy John Pass, Salem Academy Gunner Rothenberger, Toledo Austin Sladek, Western Christian Diego Aguilar, Jefferson Second Team Sam Hess, Illinois Valley…

Cascade Ends State Title Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COOS BAY, Ore.–  All year Head Coach Calvin Molan has preached Brotherhood and Defense.  Taking things one game at a time.  And did it ever pay off on the final day of the 2022 season. “All year we’ve been preaching that the next one is the most important one…and hopefully at…

Eagles Finished Sixth in 4A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COOS BAY, Ore.–  Stayton gotten to the fourth/sixth-place game Saturday morning after eliminating the third-seeded Marshfield Pirates Friday, outpacing the tenth-seed the Eagles were seeded out of the regular season. Rising to the challenge faced with and came with elimination day following their tough defeat to rival Cascade on Thursday. “Yesterday…

Salem Academy Advances To State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  John Pass’ three-pointer with 1:25 left in the game was the biggest play of the game against Knappa.   With the Loggers chopping at the bit, cutting it to 33-32 moments earlier off a  Nicolai Ogier three-pointer in one of those grinding-type games, the clutch three-pointer gave them a bit more breathing…

Rams Rally For Consolation Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.– Regis went with the mindset that they were not going to lose this game Friday morning against Heppner. But they needed an exclamation point in momentum to make sure that they had this game in the can as they saw the Mustangs creeping in during the second quarter of the…

Salem Academy Turns Back Regis For Semi’s Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Regis gave Salem Academy all they could handle in Thursday’s 2A State Quarterfinal match-up at Pendleton High School.  A game in which the Crusaders won 59-49, but it wasn’t until a Salem Academy push going into and out of the halftime break that was seemingly the deciding factor in…

Silverton Completes 16-0 Mid-Willamette Conference Slate

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  The machine that is the Silverton Boys Basketball program continues to churn.  Sealing their fifth-straight Mid-Willamette Conference Title and their third-straight undefeated season.  In a matter of fact, over last five years under Jamie McCarty the Foxes have only lost one MWC game, a 87-81 defeat to Corvallis on January…

Salem Academy Pendleton-Bound After Oakland Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Ever since Ben Brown has arrived at Salem Academy, first as the Head Girls Basketball coach during the 2014-2015, there’s a good chance that you’ll see the team he’s associated with at the Final Site.  Coos Bay and now Pendleton, Head Coach and the one year he was an assistant…