Keep Working and Keep Pushing

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There’s no pressure for Tiw Umulap as he begins his next chapter punting at Southern Oregon University. More excitement actually. As him and soon-to-be-Junior at Blanchet Catholic Max Hoskins were putting in work at Regis High School, finding an open field as across the way at Stayton soccer conditioning…

Young, Gage Named To SOU Football All-Decade Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–North Salem’s Dylan Young and Sprague’s Devvon Gage were named to the Southern Oregon University Football All-Decade Team. Young, who played for the Raiders between 2013 and 2014 was an 2014 NAIA Second-Team honoree as he set the SOU Single-Season records in reception yards (1,704 yards) and 22 receiving Touchdowns…

Lynk Commits To WOU For Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  “I’m just grateful someone took a chance on me and (I) won’t disappoint.” The only thing that stopped Emorej Lynk his Junior season at Kennedy High School on November 24, 2018 was a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) as the Trojans hung on for the…

One Last ‘Be The Light’ For Gervais Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Over the past few weeks, the lights have lit up the Gervais Football field in honor of the Class of 2020 on Friday night’s. And as the sun set on this early June day, kid’s trickle into the football field as Head Basketball Coach Ben Schultz, a Gervais-Grad, spins…

Amity’s Bernards Looks Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Amity’s Jacob Bernards remembers his first start of his Varsity career.  It was their fourth-game of the season against Clatskanie, stepping in for Jeffery Coleman who was out with an injury. The Warriors entered the game 2-1 on the year en route to a 7-3 season that year, reaching…

Scio’s Lowther Ventures Into Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It wasn’t too long ago that Scio-grad Jacob Lowther was popping the pads, blocking on the offensive line in the triple-option offense that the Loggers are known for. Two years ago to be exact as Scio reached the 3A State Semi-Finals before falling to Cascade Christian, the Challengers won…

Sell Reflects On Time As Cougar

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Caleb Sell will always remember what Cascade had done during his Senior season this past Fall on the gridiron. The 2019-2020 Cougar Football team joined just the 1984 and 2014 squads to go undefeated in league play. In a program where there’s been success, recently winning the State Championship…

Setting The Tone Inside-Out

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Jeff Wiltsey has seen the best of times, and he’s seen not so best of times at Regis. In his seven years as an assistant football coach with the Rams, he’s seen the squad go deep into the playoffs…even winning the 2A State Title game in 2016.  The past…

Rickman On The Mend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Ryan Rickman has found himself a month ahead of schedule in his recovery.  Recovery from a surgical procedure to repair a tore labrum and  stretching of his shoulder capsule he suffered during his Senior Season of football with the Saxons. The injury had knocked Rickman out of…

McKay’s Schaffner Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—That overtime, comeback from behind win over Lebanon September 27 was one the highlights of McKay Senior Elliott Schaffner. Down 28-7 entering the second half against the Warriors, the Scots marched back into the game and forced overtime before denying Lebanon’s two-point conversion to win the game as McKay won…

Fuller Signs With College of the Redwoods For Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  California is the hub of College football.  The Four-Year Level and even at the two-year level. The two-year level, as Dayton’s Kody Fuller will be playing at next year at the College of the Redwoods for football, got athlete’s that are Division-I caliber guys that are about a year…

Hard Work Pays Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–   “Everyone has worked too hard for me to not be successful”. It is true to the saying that it takes a village to raise a child.  For North Marion’s David Page, this day of his commitment to Shasta College was a long time coming.  Overcoming a rare wrist injury…