Gervais Host Championship Parade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ERVAIS, Ore.–  Just as Head Coach Kyle Buse was wrapping up his speech about his 2A State Champions, Lilly Welburn had walked up to Buse, took the microphone from the longtime coach and announced that her, Marisol Ayala, Katie Hanson, Isabel Contreras and Celi Vasquez presented him with a gift. They warned…

Stables To Pull Double-Duty In College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.—  There was no pressure on Cydney Stables as she went out to join the golf team her Senior Year.  None at all.  The recent Amity-graduate wanted to try something new before she left the little town for college.  To have fun, to enjoy herself and compete as well as she can in…

Gervais Outlast Dayton In Chemawa Summer Classic Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Summer Basketball season has been condensed due to the Covid Pandemic, but teams are still finding a way to take advantage of the short time that they have in preparing for the upcoming Winter Season this year. Dayton and Gervais girl’s basketball played each other to open the…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sage Kramer of Philomath won Player of the Year and the Warriors Ben Silva won Coach of the Year with Philomath going 13-2 and finished 4A State Runner-Up.  Cascade’s Ariel Tobiasson and Kenna Coleman, along with Stayton’s Karlee Tyler were first-team Oregon West Conference selections. Here’s the Full List: First Team…

Silverton Girls Basketball Host Kids Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  100-plus kids have shown up and have been showing out, putting in the work at Silverton’s Kids Camp this week. Wednesday was their third day in action.  Splitting up the campers into groups amongst the Main Gym and the Auxiliary Gym at the High School while having the fifth-, sixth-graders…

MWC/MVC Girls Basketball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Mid-Willamette Conference (5A) and the Salem-Schools from the Mountain Valley Conference (6A) came together to create an unique League Honors List for the six-week season. Truitt Reilly of Silverton won Player of the Year as the Foxes and West Salem each fielded two on the First-team. Here’s the complete list:…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For June 25

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.coom By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Samiu Letisi (Wrestling(, the Saxons Anton Chacon (Wrestling), Sprague’s Alyssa Meza (Basketball), Salem Academy’s Aly Herber (Basketball), Sprague’s David Sherman (Wrestling), Sprague’s Josh Camillo (Wrestling), South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Basketball), North Salem’s Gabby Tata-Rodrigues (Wrestling), North Salem’s Vance Lund, the Vikings Quilaztli Miguel-Lapham (Wrestling), Sprague’s…

Regis’ Pires Signs With Corban For Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It was hard to imagine for Regis’ Emaleigh Pires as a freshman that they, as a Rams Girls Basketball Program, to have reached the 2A Postseason. That year, the 2017-2018, Regis went 4-21.  Fast forward three-years to this year, the Rams were 12-3 and had reached the opening round…

TRC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Gervais’ Celi Vasquez and Kennedy’s Ellie Cantu were Co-Tri River Conference Players of the Year as the Cougars and Trojans fielded two girls each on the First-team. Here is the Full List: Girls First Team Celi Vasquez-Gervais Ellie Cantu-Kennedy Aly Herber- Salem Academy Hailey Arritola-Kennedy Reese Hall-Western Christian Katie Hanson-Gervais Second…

Gervais Bench Sparks Team In Road Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HOOD RIVER, Ore.–  Call it fatigue from sitting on a bus all morning into the early afternoon traveling up to Horizon Christian in Hood River to play Heppner in the 2A State Semi-Final Round.  But nonetheless, when they needed a spark-plug, Gervais got it from their bench in their 58-24 victory…

Western Christian Falls At Last Second To SA

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It took a while for the offenses to get going, but once they did, it was electrifying. Salem Academy would eventually edge Tri-River Conference opposition Western Christian 34-33 on a Dylainee Carmony free throw with 3.3 seconds remaining in the game, but up to that last pair of free…

Gervais Sets Tone In Win Over Gold Beach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For a real brief moment in Monday afternoon’s game against Gold Beach, the Panthers had Gervais on their heels in the intense start to the game.  The 6-2 lead early on felt closer than the four-point spread at the moment. But just as intense as the start of the…