Santiam Pulls Away From Western Christian In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first half ended with a blaze of glory. Western Christian went on a 6-0 run to cut the Santiam lead from 15-8 to 15-14 late in the second quarter with Annika Hess on the bench with three fouls to her name. But with their backs against the wall…

Stayton Routs Molalla 56-23, Moves To 4-3 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton has seemed to have something going rthythm wise following their 56-23 rout of Molalla Monday night at home. The sense of gelling and cohesiveness of them as a team has improved through their first seven games of the season entering their last game before the Christmas break versus…

North Marion Showcased New Defense At Evergreen Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  Just when you thought you’ve figured out the North Marion defense out, Trevor Bodine flips the script and throws something new at his opponents and his girls succeeded in running the Triangle And Two defense against Del Norte and Banks Thursday and Friday night. “Mar (Verastegui) and Mya…

Perrydale Girls Improve to 5-0 With 46-33 Win Over Days Creek

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– Every team needs a game like the one Perrydale had against Days Creek to see how they can improve, and certainly for the Pirates they needed a game like this after outscoring their opponents 161-69 in their last three games. Yeah they wanted revenge on the Wolves last year…

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…

Salem Academy Girls Over Creswell After 10-Day Lay-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Minus the six first quarter fouls Tuesday night, the opening quarter resembled that of the Salem Academy-style of the past few seasons with aggression and wanting teams to play their game as they open the game with a daunting 16-0 lead entering the second quarter over Creswell at home. 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…

Gervais Continues To Roll

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  The offense of Gervais Girls Basketball seemed as if it has arrived three games into the season. The highest point total that the Cougars scored last season was 50 (twice) and already surpassed that total in three games this season with 58, 51 and 61 points with two wins…

North Marion Opens Season With Tough Loss Versus Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– Just write it off as first game jitters for the North Marion Huskie Girls Basketball Team to start the 2018-2019 season. The game was a last second add to the Lady Huskie schedule leading into their  Wednesday game versus Stayton at home, North Marion found themselves facing a Corvallis…

Roughriders Pulls Away From McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Lessons can be taken away from the first game of the year, especially when you have seven sophomores on the squad like McNary has this season. The Lady Celtics jumped out and built a 42-34 lead on a Roosevelt squad that made the trip down from Portland for the…

St. Paul Shuts Down Scio In Season Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—It was one of those nights that you saw the difference in experience levels in two teams playing in their home openers. For St. Paul, its probably safe to say that they’ll be one of the favorites to compete for the 1A State Title this year with their strong…

Eagles Overcome Tough Start For Overtime Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Marri Martinez came in off the bench in the fourth quarter with four fouls against her as Stayton were looking for a way to walk away from this ugly first game of the year against Seaside Wednesday evening with the Lady Eagles down 32-29 late to the Seagulls. “It…