Sheridan Girls Adjusting Entering 3A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  With only two returners from last years 10-12 season, this year will be a growing year of sorts for the Sheridan Girls Basketball program as they prepare for the season ahead of them.  For those two returners, the Ayala Sisters in Haley and Chloe, it’ll be important for them…

Randall Takes Over Cougars GBB Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Nick Randall has been around the game of basketball what seems like forever.  Coaching at his Alma Mater at North Medford and Phoenix before making the move up to the Salem-area. Bumping into Cascade legendary coach Mark Steven’s four years ago, Randall joined the Cougar Girls Basketball program.  Learning…

South Salem Host Red And White Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–The annual Red and White Night gives the South Salem Basketball Programs, both boys and girls basketball teams, an opportunity to show what they got for the home crowd prior to the start of the season. Similar to what you see during Falls Sports, i.e. the Blue Day at McNary, Black…

Gervais Girls Basketball Running It Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  This current group of Gervais Girls basketball seniors just seemed to picked up where the senior group from two years ago did and carried the standard forward as the Cougar girls program returned to Pendleton this past Winter,  Falling in back-to-back close battles with Bandon and Stanfield at the…

Silverton Girls Basketball Eyeing Improvement

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  The Silverton Girls Basketball team brings back a lot of returners from last year’s 5A State Bound team.  A benefit for them as they enter the first-year of the Alyssa Ogle=era. Ogle has been open that the momentum that Tal Wold had wasn’t going to stop or change under…

West Salem Girls Basketball Looking For Another Strong Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Mady Diaz has been putting in the work this offseason after receiving second-team All-Mountain Valley Conference honors as a junior last season.  Playing with the Oregon Triple team, she improved her skills as she looks to help step up as a leader for the West Salem Girls Basketball team this year…

Hull Returns To Western Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2017 Western Christian-grad Madison Hull was part of some successful Pioneer squads over her four-years in the program.  Finishing second twice, third once and won State her sophomore year in 2015.  The graduate points towards some great players like Jenna Christensen and Emily Nye that she played with that…

Capitol City Classic And Its Local Twist

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The West Salem Boys Basketball team will be looking to defend their Capitol City Classic Title this December at Willamette University.  The Titans became the first Oregon-based team to have won the tournament, now entering its seventh-year, to win the Title as they hope to do it again this…

Thompson Takes Over Santiam Girls Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It’s been an unique journey for Hannah Thompson as she enters her first-year as Head Coach of the Santiam Girls Basketball Program. A Homecoming of sorts after a long run as a student-athlete that took her to some high-end college basketball. From the area, Thompson spent her first…

Putting In The Offseason Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s kind of hard to keep basketball players off the court and on Friday afternoon, 15 athletes took to the court in Salem to work on their craft. Some are entering their first year of college ball.  Cascade’s Carson Molan (Chemeketa Community College), Stayton duo of Gabe Wigginton (Columbia…

Saxon’s Petersen Reflects Going Into Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Carley Petersen made a point that, as she finishes up her final Summer League schedule this June going into her senior year at South Salem that she’ll be at this point four years later. The Varsity squad reached the Chiles Center her freshman year, Covid soon followed and here…

Brown Looking Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton’s Kyleigh Brown made her mark her sophomore year with the Foxes, playing beyond the fact that she was only just in her second-year playing at the High School-level. Playing in her first full-season, her freshman year was just a six-week modified season during 2021, taught her a lot…