Ebbs Wins Oregon Gatorade Softball Player Of The Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  McNary’s Taylor Ebbs picked up a major award entering her Senior Season with the Celtics: Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for Oregon. The organization picks out Top 5 nominations and send out an email to the coaches letting them know they have a player on the list.  The…

Stayton Introduces New Coaches

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s been since 2009 since the Stayton High School Volleyball team cracked into the 4A State Playoff picture.  They defeated Philomath in straight sets that year in the play-in round before dropping a tough four-set battle with Henley in the Round of 16. The Eagles have reached the 4A…

Broyhill Bringing Her Versatility To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Maddie Broyhill will bring versatility to Linfield starting this upcoming Fall for the Wildcats. Over the past several years playing with the Silverton High School Volleyball team and the Silverton Bearcats Volleyball club, the Foxes Senior has been all over the court, improving on that crucial Volleyball IQ and…

Huskies Richardson Signs With Briar Cliff

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Kelsey Richardson has always wanted more.  Wanted to challenge herself in new, different ways. For her, her unique and complicated journey started her freshman year at Gaston High School, about fifteen minutes south of Forest Grove where she got her first taste of High School athletics. “I…

Gym Project Bumped Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Boosters and North Santiam School District have decided to move up their latest project at Stayton High School with the recent school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past five years, Stayton High School has added a turf field, hitting facilities for their baseball and…

Willamina’s Shrabel Commits To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.—  Willamina’s Emma Shrabel won’t be far from home this Fall as the Bulldog Senior committed to play Volleyball at nearby Linfield College. Shrabel will be bringing an unique set of skills for the Wildcats when she arrives on campus in a few months.  She was for sure dominant, perhaps…

Schudel, Mask Sign LOI To UCC And Corban Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Interesting story was told about Aspen Schudel from her club coach as her and fellow Logger Jacob Mask signed their Letters of Intent Tuesday morning in the Scio High School Basketball Gym. Two years ago, during a Sand Volleyball Tournament, Schudel went up for a play on the ball…

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…