Putting In The Off-season Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The AAU season has kicked off for the Oregon Swish Girls Basketball team Saturday up at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington. Having gone 2-1 in their first time out with their lone defeat with a battle with The Pac Varsity in their second game before rebounding with a…

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….

4A All-State Girls And Boys Lists

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer and Ben Silva were named as Player of the Year and Coach of the year in 4A.  Stayton’s Jacob Axmaker won 4A Player of the Year while Cascade’s Calvin Molan got Coach of the Year. Girls List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath Skylar Willey- Hidden Valley Jozie Ramos-…

West-Grad Bertsch Receives Second All-Defensive Team Selection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2019 West Salem-grad Maddie Berstch finished off her Junior College Women’s Basketball career strongly with her second-straight NWAC Southern Region All-Defensive Team. Her game definitely has changed since her days playing with the Titans, it took an adjustment period for her to adjust to the high expectations with Lane…

Cascade’s Coleman Signs With Warner Pacific University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Kenna Coleman came a long way from the goggle-wearing days on the courts of Cascade Middle School as she sat in the new gym lobby Wednesday afternoon, signing her Letter of Intent to play basketball at Warner Pacific University this upcoming season. It wasn’t though, until her sophomore…

Adams, Butler Sign To Lane For Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The last four years had helped set-up Mya Adams to be one of the leaders on the West Salem Girls Basketball team this past season.  It paid off as Adams assumed one of the senior leadership roles this year alongside Baylee Butler as the Titans went 16-9, won the…

2A Girls Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Union’s Callie Glenn was named 2A Player of the Year while Union Head Coach Jordan Kledbaum was named Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List First Team Annabelle Brawley, Salem Academy Maya Rowland, Central Linn Katelynn Senn, Bandon Kenna Stratton, Lakeview Ashley Lohman, Faith Bible Second Team Brooklynn Walers, Vernonia…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year honors while the Warriors Ben Silva and Sweet Home’s Michelle Knight won Coach of the Year honors this past season. Here’s the full list: First Team Sage Kramer 12 Philomath HS  Ariel Tobiasson 12 Cascade HS  Brooke Burke 11 Sweet Home HS  Aria…

CVC Girls Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Maya Rowland and Wendi Farris won Player of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively as the Cobras finished third in 2A.  Regis and Jefferson each landed two on the Second Team All-League in 2022 Here’s the complete list: 1st team all league Maya Rowland Central Linn Ryleigh Nofziger Central…

Salem Academy Hangs On To Defeat Bandon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Anything is possible at this point of the basketball season.  But hey, a win is a win right? The senior-heavy Salem Academy squad survived a threat from the sophomore-heavy Bandon squad after being up 24-9 in the second quarter to advance to the 2A State Title game with the 41-35…

Gervais’ Season Draws To A Close In Pendleton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  It wasn’t the way they would hope to end their 23-6 season, but it was a vast improvement from Thursday’s defeat to Bandon when Gervais played Stanfield Friday morning at Pendleton High School. But damn, they looked like the Cougars the 2A Classification grew to know and admire when…

Gervais Loses Heartbreaker, Falls To Consolation Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.– The goal has changed for Kyle Buse and the Gervais High School Girls Basketball team following their 39-30 defeat to Bandon Thursday afternoon at the Pendleton Convention Center. The shots weren’t falling, but the fight was there.  So was the passion and the fire.  Overcoming a 17-4 deficit, the Cougars…