Cascade Battles Central For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It resembled that of the old Cascade-Central battles back in the old Oregon West Conference-days as it came down to the wire between the two girls basketball team’s Friday night. The aggression presented by the two teams throughout the 32-minutes in the 4A Cougars 48-45 victory over the 5A…

Silverton’s Defense Shuts Down Churchill In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton had to wait a few extra minutes to start their 2019-2020 campaign as their JV team went to double overtime against Churchill Wednesday night at home. And though they had a slow half to their season opener, the Foxes pulled away in the second half for the 59-38 victory over…

Sprague Host First Fanfest Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first time ever, Sprague held their fanfest Monday night on home court, showing off their basketball squads for the upcoming season. The Varsity girls, who start their season Wednesday at Reynolds, they were a few laughs as they went through the paces of a live game with crowd…

Looking To Their Youth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–One thing is for sure, Santiam Girls Head Coach David Plotts will make sure his Wolverines Basketball Varsity squad will be ready to go come game day this season to the best of their abilities. Losing five seniors is no easy task to fill. Filling the shoes of Jasmyn…

From Alaska To Lower 48

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This time last year McKay junior Skye Miller was playing up in Anchorage, Alaska for East Anchroage, helping the Thunderbirds to a 13-11 record her sophomore year last season. Fast forward nearly a year, Miller’s down in the Lower 48 preparing for her first-year playing for a Lady Scots…

Raising The Expectations

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– For what it was worth, the 2018-2019 season for the Sprague Girls Basketball team was a dang good learning experience from first-year, first-time Head Coach in Jami Morris to the girls on the court. For a program that has been to the first-round of the postseason three times (2009,…

Using Their Speed For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The expectations are still the same for North Marion, but the route and how they will get there will be a very different one in 2019. The goal of getting back to Forest Grove and contenting for a 4A title has been the same after their sixth-, third-, and fourth-place…

Bouncing Back After Beaverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here is the scary thing about last year’s South Salem 20-6 team, they return all but one including the Co-Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in Hilary James. Entering his third year at helm after taking over from a legend in Nick McWilliams, Adrian Lewis was impressed to…

Bringing the Fire

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  There was a rumor that freshman Izzy Boyd has a fiery, competitive side to her as Gervais’ Girls basketball season kicked off Monday evening. For a squad coming off of their second Field of 16 appearance in three years and as much as Boyd’s hatred to lose, the freshman…

Imig Returns To Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Monday’s practice marked Salem Academy’s Derek Imig return to the Crusaders Girls Basketball program. The 2002 Salem Academy graduate had been part of the Crusader program prior four years prior in the late 2000’s, helping guide the Crusaders to the 2008 State Championship and a third-place finish in 2010…

Central’s Mendazona Signs With Utah State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Central’s Meagan Mendazona has been through the gantlet of adversity in recent years that has challenged the Panther Senior determination leading into Thursday afternoon’s moment in the Panther Pit. Concussion, broken wrist, mono had sidelined Mendazona for some time with the latter making her miss the majority of her…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…