Cougars Roar To Life Over Loggers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Scio’s zone defense had slowed Gervais’ offense down to nine points through the first ten minutes of the game, keeping the Loggers all much in the game down 9-2 in the early part of the game.  It was a blessing in disguise for Scio holding one of 2A’s best…

Cascade’s Defense Shines Against Philomath

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade changed things up against Philomath Wednesday night.  They didn’t have the height to compete with the Warriors tall girls, but their defense damn sure made up for it with the second half of league starting on this evening.  Basing their whole defense around two-time Oregon West Conference Player…

Santiam Drops Season Opener To Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The little things stacked up against Santiam in their season opener against Salem Academy.   Little things that gave the Crusaders too many second-chance opportunities, turnovers, fouls, finishing opportunities themselves.  The little things that will come with time and repetition as was the case with their Salem Academy counterparts in…

Amity Hangs On For Season-Opening Win Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Alexus Franklin was on a mission as the fourth-quarter started Wednesday evening against Amity. One of two Seniors on the roster, Franklin stepped up as a leader of the squad in the back-and-forth game that ultimately went in the favor of the Warriors 40-38, scoring the first seven Logger…

Gervais Starts Season Strongly 62-27

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It seemed as if they’re just picking up where they left off in 2020 from their 23-6, Pendleton-trip season that was last season. Defense held strong.  Holding Culver to 27 points.  Offensively, scoring 62.  Their highest since the two teams met January 21, 2020 when the Cougars won that…

Silverton’s Big Third Quarter Leads To 57-43 Win Over CV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—It is hard to imagine losing four crucial seniors from the previous year’s team in the Mid-Willamette Conference and be a few plays from being 3-0 like Silverton is sitting 2-1 on the year following their 57-43 win over Crescent Valley Monday night. But the girls have stepped up.  Filling…

Jefferson Roars To Life Late Against Oakridge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It took some time for the Jefferson Girls basketball team to find their groove, but they managed to flip the switch to rally by Oakridge for their first win of the season 44-24. In their second-season in Zach Maison’s system, they are already seeing the improvements with their offense…

Gervais’ Vasquez, Hanson Sign To Play College Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The highlight of their first three years of playing basketball at Gervais High School was making it to Pendleton last Winter as Juniors. Their goal was to reach the final site, and their fourth quarter rally against Stanfield had made it a reality as they sat in the gym in…

Bringing The Energy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Lindy Wing knows a thing or two of the game of Volleyball.  Playing it.  Coaching it. But now she’s taking over the program she not too long ago was a player on at her alma mater at North Marion High School.  A year ago, she was an assistant under…

Entering Year 2 In Goal

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Stayton’s Karlee Tyler was once had play goalie as an eighth-grader before moving out into the field as a midfielder her freshman year, but once Sylvia Gomez graduated following the 2017-2018 season there was a need in goal. Enter Tyler. The Eagles bridged their Oregon West Conference-Title campaign with…

North Marion’s Hammack Signs With New Mexico State University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was the icing on the cake on the eve of her Senior Year of soccer starting.  North Marion’s Mya Hammack made it official Sunday afternoon on a homemade indoor basketball court, signing her Letter of Intent to play soccer at Division-1 New Mexico State University. Signing on the…

Grateful For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonad jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Saturday was supposed to be Northwest University’s doubleheader against Western Washington University, but thanks to five inches of snow already on the ground the twin-bill of games was postponed. “It definitely hurt getting that message, for sure. We have had some injuries going around the team so not playing…