Gervais’ Vasquez Commits To Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Bella Vasquez came bursting onto the scene as a freshman with an opposite hand lay-in for Gervais’ 26-24 win over Scio, had sent the Cougars to their first playoff appearance since 2012.  The lay-in completed a run from fifth-place to that automatic qualifier in the 3A PacWest Conference that…

Central Valley Conference Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Monroe’s Mirtha Lopez was named Player of the Year and the Dragon’s Head Coach Tony Parker.  Lopez and Jefferson’s Nashea Wilson were unanimous First-Team selections for their team. Monroe finished 2A State Runner-Up and Central Linn finished sixth in 2A.  Here is the full Central Valley Conference List: 1st Team: Mirtha…

Crosshill Christian’s Bell Signs With Northwest Unviersity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Crosshill Christian Girls Basketball Head Coach Scot White had two things him and his coaching staff repeated every day at practice for their squad: “All it takes is all you have” and “Hard Work Makes Dreams Come True”. Kaylee Bell lived up to the billing, those two sayings, as…

3A Girls Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Clatskanie’s Shelby Blodgett won Player of the Year while the Tigers Head Coach John Blodgett won Coach of the Year honors. Here is the complete 3A State list: First team Shelby Blodgett-Clatskanie Jadyn Vermillion-Sutherlin Olivia Sprague-Clatskanie Allie Hueckman-Burns Matyson Siddoway-Vale Kiersten Haines-Sutherlin Second Team Chevelle Boyd- De La Salle North Catholic…

Tri-River Conference Girls Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley received Tri-River Conference Player of the Year as the Trojans won the 2A State Championship this Winter. Here is the Complete Tri-River Conference Girls Basketball Honors List: First Team Sophia Carley- Kennedy Celi Vasquez- Gervais Ellie Cantu- Kennedy Sarah Halgren- Western Christian Isabel Vasquez- Gervais McKenzie Dodge- Santiam…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference for Girls Basketball this season.  The Sophomore is joined by Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva, who received Coach of the Year Honors. Here is the complete Oregon West Conference Girls Basketball List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath KJ…

Saxons Erupt In Fourth Quarter For Quarters Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– Anything is possible once you get to the Chiles Center. The seeding doesn’t matter, your journey to this point doesn’t matter. All that matters at this point is win if you want that State Championship Trophy. South Salem held a 30-29 lead with 7:08 left in the third and…

Silverton Roars To Life In 5A Quarterfinal Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  The playoffs are a whole different monster once you get to this point. The lights of the final site, in this spot for 5A at Gill Coliseum, could be a lot initially with nerves to start.  It was hard to imagine looking at the Silverton 73-26 score and win…

Kennedy Brings Home 2A State Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Kennedy left no doubt in their dominate 48-26 win over Monroe Saturday evening at the Pendleton Convention Center. The Trojans worked the inside game during the opening eight minutes while their defense did what do best: Shut down their opposition.  It was 17-4 after one. With how much of…

Cascade Met Its Match In La Grande

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LA GRANDE, Ore.–  La Grande found a way to get by a pesky Cascade squad for their first trip to Forest Grove since the 2015-2016 Friday night 52-46. The Cougars were undersized, yet aggressive.  Challenging the Tigers to defeat them in different ways.  Fast-paced in the first, the Cougars leading 10-3…

Kennedy Returns To State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The challenge was there against the quickness and athleticism of Bandon to get to the State Championship Game Saturday night.  All they needed to do was to play soundly against the Tigers. Kennedy has been known for their defense, but they had to work a few things around the speed in…

West Salem Picked Up Steam In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Anything could happen in the playoffs.  It’s all about having the hot-hand and momentum to propel you to the next round of it all. With the game tied at 12 after the opening quarter between Sherwood and West Salem, it was a matter a mellowing out and resetting the…