Worst Signs With Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– It was a good learning year for Cascade’s Maddy Worst to break out of her shell as she signed her Letter of Intent to Chemeketa Community College for Volleyball. Worst, the more quieter sister on the court this season for the Cougars alongside sophomore sister Brookelyn, stepped up her…

Sprague Overcomes Slow Start, Sweeps Glencoe

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When playoffs begin, anything is possible. It was hard to fathom in Sprague’s  25-16, 25-13, 25-16 win Tuesday night against Glencoe that it wasn’t anything but smooth for the 2018 State Runner-Up looking for another deep playoff run this season. But as the Crimson Tide held a 7-5 lead…

Perrydale Shuts Door On North Clackamas Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– It was definitely playoff Volleyball no matter if it is 6A or 1A. Faced with a 23-19 deficit in a fourth set in which Perrydale were one run from making it interesting in their 23-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-23 win against North Clackamas Christian Wednesday night. For much of the fourth set,…

MVC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com  SALEM, Ore.– Sprague’s Bridgette Smith was named Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and Olympian Head Coach Anne Olsen was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year.   Sprague and Summit both finished 9-1 in MVC league play for Co-League Champion honors as both host home-openers Wednesday for the first…

Willamina Clinched Playoff Spot With Sweep Over Taft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  All they needed was one more win to get to the 3A State Playoffs, and they got it. For a program that had a long playoff streak stretching from the early-to-mid 2000s onwards that was snapped in 2013, the Willamina Bulldogs had one State appearance since that 2013 postseason…

Perrydale Finishes Second In Casco League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Perrydale may have finished second to St. Paul in the Casco League once again, but the Pirates had put a scare on the Buckaroos in the 14-25, 21-25, 20-25 sweep of St. Paul Saturday evening at Central High School. Perrydale had clinch a playoff bid with their 25-17, 19-25,…

South Salem Takes Senior Night Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Entering the fifth set of their 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 15-7 win over Mountain View, South Salem knew what was at stake. Sitting 33rd in the State, a loss could all but end their season.  But a win on the otherwise could push their ranking in the Top 32…

One Last Tune-Up Game Before Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– Thursday’s game was a late add for both St. Paul and Warrenton. Both squads are sitting on-top of their respective conference in 1A and 3A entering league playoffs, so the extra live reps were helpful in preparation in the Buckaroos and Warriors playoff pushes this season. “It was…

North Marion Drops Tough Regular Season Finale To Corbett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion Head Coach Trevor Bodine asked his team during a timeout during the fifth set of the Huskies tough 25-22, 22-25, 22-25,25-21, 13-15 loss to Corbett Wednesday night how much they wanted this game. The Huskies led 9-6 during the timeout against the Cardinals and found themselves six…

Silverton, Kennedy Goes The Distance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  We may have a new rivalry in the works. Yes most ideal rivalries happen in the same classifications when you could feasibly play once-a-year, but hey, with ten minutes between Kennedy and Silverton anything can be possible. With it being Senior Night for the 5A Foxes Volleyball squad and…

Sprague Finishes Strong, Wins Silver Bracket At West Linn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  At this point of the regular season, as we approach the home stretch and the playoffs are in reach, any kind of push and shove to get you ready can and will help once the knockout rounds of the postseason kick off. Playing with out Madi Chuhlantseff since…

West Salem Takes Four-Set Match Over South Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem wasn’t about to go down easily against cross-town foe West Salem in the Titans four-set 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21 victory Wednesday evening out in West Salem. With both squads fighting for the postseason, the Titans sitting in fourth-place in the Mountain Valley Conference and the Saxons a…