Stayton’s 2nd Half Defense Extinguish Cascade’s Offense In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s defense has been stellar since their 2-3 start to the season. It’s weird to think after their slow five-game start this season eerily compares to their 2-3 start to last season, but their defense this season has helped the Eagles win 17 of their last 18 games to…

Central Get It Done Versus Corvallis Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– After opening the game on an incredible 21-4 run entering the third quarter, Corvallis slowly began to chip away at the Central lead and eventually got it down to 27-20 with a little more than five minutes to play in the game. But, as the fourth and fifth-place squads…

Game Within The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– A year after defeating Cascade on Senior Night, the North Marion Girls came home for Senior Night as Champions of the Tri-Valley Conference. It’s a cool feeling as they laced it up against Gladstone Friday night in front of their home crowd and even took turns cutting down the…

West Salem Girls Gets Revenge On McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– West Salem didn’t forget what McNary did at their place on January 11. Since that night’s loss, the Titans have wheeled off five wins in their last six when the two teams met again Wednesday in Keizer in West Salem’s 54-33 win over the Celtics for their sixth win…

Gervais Enters League Playoffs As The Two-Seed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If you want to get one of the two automatic bids to the postseason from the Tri-River Conference, you must get through Gervais to do it following their 17th win of the season over Culver 44-28. For the tenth-ranked Cougars, the pressure was on them to win against Culver. …

Salem Academy Pulls Away From YC In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It wasn’t the best start as they hoped for the ninth-ranked Yamhill-Carlton Girls basketball team Monday night against Salem Academy in the Crusaders 52-30 victory at Salem Academy. But through their slow start, the Tigers did hold a 12-11 lead on Salem Academy following a pair of Jordynn Rivas…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For February 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Athlete’s of the Week for February 1st.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying the information over! Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from McNary girls basketball:  Leah Doutt.  Leah, a sophomore, plays guard for the 6-1 Celts.  Leah was key…

North Marion Pulls Away From Molalla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– A slow start plagued North Marion in their 66-36 win over Molalla Friday night. The Huskies defense held the Indians to 15 points the first 10:30 of the game, but until a Mya Hammack-to-Raymee Boese connection, it was a neck-to-neck game that was 16-15 North Marion after Boese’s basket. “I…

Stayton Hands Philomath First Loss Since December

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– There patience in setting up their offense set up their open shots almost with ease. The first half against Philomath on Tuesday evening’s start of the second loop through the Oregon West Conference looked opposite to that of the first half of the two squads first meeting in Philomath…

Gervais Takes Control Of Second In TRC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais quickly took advantage of Santiam’s slow start, building a 20-9 lead following Lilly Welburn’s ‘And-One’ to help build the double-digit lead in the Cougars 38-34 win over the Wolverines during the second quarter. But, as Santiam showed and proved on January 7 in Mill City when the team’s…

Santiam Get By Colton 49-41

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five spots are promised out of the Tri-River Conference for it’s league playoffs. Entering Saturday’s games on the girl’s side of the conference, Kennedy sits first at 10-0 with Gervais second at 7-3.  Behind them is where the battle currently is. Colton entered Saturday’s match-up with Santiam at…

South Salem Roars To Life Versus McKay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Gretchen Olsen had one of those bounce back games that every athlete wishes to have. All of her 21 points came from beyond the arch, seven three-pointers, in South Salem’s 69-25 win over McKay Saturday night, and the Junior credits her teammates around her in setting her up for…