Dragons Cross Commits to Cedarville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas’ Cross-Country Runner Trevor Cross described in a letter that he penned that he is glad to have been part of building a strong running program for the Dragons the past four years. Over the past four years, the runner who has logged about 50 or 60 miles a…

Santiam Red Holds Off Santiam Black In Powderpuff 12-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.- With Santiam’s Homecoming game Friday against Chemawa, the Wolverines hosted the annual Powderpuff game Wednesday night on the home football field under the lights. The red team consisted of seventh-, ninth-, and eleventh-graders while the black team consisted of eighth-, tenth-, and twelfth-graders. The Santiam red team struck…

One Of Three Teams Left At Western Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  And there was three. The NW Vandals wanted to be in this situation entering Sunday, but maybe not in the spot they enter Championship Day in Southern Oregon. Faced with a solid Colorado Angels-Supercynski squad in the Championship Semi-finals bracket, the Vandals from the Salem-area were hoping for a…

One Last District Go-Around For Sprague’s Geiling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  As the third meet of the season, the District Meet, wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Linn County Fairgrounds, their was plenty of tears to go around for some of the seniors who were still around when it ended. In the walkway in between the Calapooia Arena where they…

McKay Men Take On Olympus

“We just have to forget about all the good stuff we did and know that we did it good and focus on the stuff that we did wrong and we need to get better at it.”~ Ryan Bangs

Wildcats Tamed Falcons 58-30 to improve to 5-0

By Jeremy McDonald WILSONVILLE, Ore.— If you saw the stat sheet, you would think it was a fire show between OSAA number 12 Wilsonville and number 26 La Salle Prep in the Northwest Oregon Conference 5A Football Contest Friday night. But despite giving up over 300 yards on the ground, the Wildcats (5-0, 4-0 NOC)…

Looking for a Sports Writer? I’m your Guy!

Are you a magazine, newspaper, news site in need of a sports writer or a freelancer to cover that game, do that preview or feature article or just wash your car until the Oregon Rain’s Come?  I’m your guy! Jeremy McDonald, 26-year-old sportswriter at your service. I’ve been all over the Five in my brief…

Sports Coverage Question: Why Not The Little Guy?

By Jeremy McDonald Why do we focus on the bigger schools in sports coverage? I have thought of this as a sports journalist the past two, going on three years now as a writer and as a regular Newspaper reader and TV viewer. You see the bigger schools, the Folsom’s or Sheldon’s (Division-I) in California…

Going beyond the pain to be more than a basketball player

I had the honor to sit down with Moses Daniels, a senior men’s basketball player at Whitney high school, about the loss of his mother and how it affected him as not just a player, but as a person in general.  This is one of the best features I’ve written because of what he has…

Two-a-Days: Too much of a Good Thing?

Two-a-days are fast approaching for the fall sporting season; and the question that pops up is how effective are the week and a half, two weeks prior to the first game of the season? It’s tradition to do two-a-days, everyone has done it for decades. The Good side of it is that it knocks the…