Summertime Practice And Looks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Summer Basketball allows for a lot of fun and laid back games yes, but it also allows teams to test out real-life situational things. South Salem is taking full opportunity of Hilary James’ time-off and healing up for the Winter from a lingering ankle injury to see how the…

McNary Splits Friday’s Games At Mountainside HS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Losing two major starters is no easy task at any classification.  For McNary, they’re entering this summer’s basketball action with the departure of Abbi Hawley and Sabella Alfaro to graduation as the Celtics look for the next floor leader for them entering this Winter. “It’s very key for us…

North Marion Takes Down St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALAA, Ore.–  Some would say that it is just summer league.  Others would say it’s a step in the right direction. But North Marion, with two starters from 2019’s fourth-place team on the court, they found they found themselves going up against a St. Paul machine that went 30-0 in 2019…

Central Signs Nine Athletes In Tuesday’s Signing Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  The four senior baseball players sitting awaiting to sign their Letter of Intents Tuesday afternoon in the gym at Central High School have seen a lot. Three head coaches in three years, the third being current Head Coach Tom Roberts last season when they were Juniors, they’ve stuck with…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees for March 15

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here are the honoree’s from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of March 15: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem Boys Basketball – Eric Lungu. Eric, a senior, played guard for the Saxons. South wrapped up…

North Marion Finishes Fourth 48-38 Over Banks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– The trilogy didn’t disappoint between Banks and North Marion Saturday morning. The atmosphere felt like the third-fifth place matchup again, and there was a feeling that the circumstances should have been different than the fourth-sixth place game they were in. Coming off tough Day 1 losses, the Huskies…

North Marion Over Marshfield For 2nd Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– The only team to have defeated Marshfield in the regular season found a way to do it again. North Marion played the final 5:44 of the game without guard Mar Verastegui, who fouled out with the Huskies holding seemingly a tough eight-point lead with how their defense bounced…

Stayton Closes Out Season 20-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– To get to the Final Site is hard enough, winning a State Game even harder. But to get there back-to-back years as Stayton has, that’s still as amazing as making it one in a High School career to mix in with the Oregon West Conference-title that they received…

Baker’s 4th Quarter Rally Stuns Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– The seventh-seed Stayton Eagles found a way to put the second seeded Baker Bulldogs on the ropes in Baker’s comeback from behind 42-36 victory over Stayton Thursday afternoon. The Eagles led 31-21 entering the fourth quarter as their defense put them in a favorable spot to advance to…

OWC Girls All-League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year for the Oregon West Conference while the Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva Won Coach of The Year Honors. Below is the Complete List from the League Honors: FIRST TEAM Sage Kramer- Philomath Marri Martinez- Stayton Megan Wagner-Newport KJ Nyquist- Stayton Emma Pankalla-Philomath Madison…

North Marion Holds Off Henley’s Upset Bid For Elite 8-Berth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Similar to Sergio Jimenez’ clutch free throws to help the North Marion boys clinch the Tri-Valley Conference title over Gladstone on February 15, the Huskie girls too had their moment at the free throw line late in Saturday’s playoff game against Henley. When Raymee Boese walked up to the…

Verastegui Gets POY, Bodine COY In TVC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The North Marion girls nearly swept the first-team honors as four Huskies were named to the First-Team All-League Team.  Of the four, North Marion also got the Player of The Year in senior guard Mar Verastegui. “Honestly, it’s something that I never thought I would get and it feels…