Clatskanie Girls Take Down Sutherlin In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was all you could hope for when Clatskanie and Sutherlin met at the fifth-annual Yoda MLK Showcase event at Corban University. It could easily be the match-up for the 3A State Championship in Coos Bay in March, and if both teams produced the 69-65 Overtime win they did…

Regis Holds Off Oakland, 4-1 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Oakland’s defense didn’t make it easy for the Regis offense to score in the Lady Rams 37-31 victory Saturday night. Of Regis’ 37 points, 15 were from the line on 21 opportunities.  While the 71.4-percent at the line may be great, considering nearly 41-percent of the Rams offensive output…

Cordero Scores 19, Cascade Snaps 6-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The difficulties were there of course.  Playing with eight girls is no easy task, especially on the back-end of back-to-back games as Cascade were on. Mixed in that it’s back-to-back Oregon West Conference league games and the ante’s are amp’s up even more so than they would any other…

Silverton Pulls Away From Lebanon In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—Entering the second half of the Silverton girl’s basketball team’s 51-30 victory over Lebanon Tuesday night, it was as close as you would expect between two of the top teams in 5A. Physical play, scrapping for loose balls and rebounds.  Offense were hitting their shots in the second quarter where…

Storm Holds Off Chavez’ Linn-Benton For NWAC South Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central fans know of the potential of Elizabeth Chavez and the talent that she has on the basketball court. The 2019 Panther-grad had two points in the opening half for Linn-Benton in Chemeketa’s stunning win over the Roadrunners 65-60 Wednesday evening at Chemeketa, but in the third quarter of…

Gervais Rebounds From First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off of their first loss of the season to North Marion Friday afternoon, the question became how will they respond?  How can they answer with Isabella Vasquez, their starting post, out with an sprained ankle? In front of them for third-place in the Crusader New Years Invitational Black…

North Marion Gets Close Game Win, Hands Gervais First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Close games have been a House of Horrors for the North Marion girls basketball program this season. Of their six losses this season, three of them were of two points variety, including two losing at the buzzer. Prior to Katie Ensign’s three-pointer that brought the Huskies to within one…

Stayton’s Big Run Hands Mannahouse First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Mannahouse Christian Academy had did their homework on Stayton. Their Box-and-one wasn’t something that the Eagles were expecting as the Lions tried to take out KJ Nyquist with their ‘one’s defender on her and playing a zone with everyone else. For a young team and a first-year head coach…

Gervais Knocks Rust Off, Pulls Away From Amity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Its been 12 days since Gervais had played in a game, and the rust showed through the first two quarters and chance against Amity in their 56-38 Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy. At one point early in the third quarter the hot hand of the Warriors, who entered their game…

West Salem Takes Lewis Bracket Championship From Jesuit

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  Starting 6-2 on the season is great and all for the West Salem girls basketball team following their 40-33 win over Jesuit for the Lewis Bracket Championship title Sunday night at Grant High School. But the biggest thing they talk about following the win is their Team Chemistry and…

Saxons Comeback Falls Short In OT To Sheldon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  For how bad the game started Sunday afternoon, here they were milking the clock under 20 seconds left in overtime with the game tied at 51-all with Sheldon. Their 53-51 OT loss to the Irish was all-and-all not the result they were looking for, but after a first half…

Regis Girls Comeback To Beat Yoncalla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  For what it’s worth, Regis made a statement in their 42-40 comeback win over Yoncalla Friday night. They’re aiming for bigger and better things this year. Down 40-31 with three minutes left to the Eagles, they slowly started to chip away at the deficit.  40-35, 40-37 after Ava Silbernagel’s…