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…

Delphian Picks Up Fifth-Straight Sweep In Win Over Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The Delphian Dragons have been on an tear in their last six games after their 25-19, 25-23, 25-21 sweep of cross-town opponent Sheridan Tuesday night. After their five-set win over Gaston back on September 30, Delphian has won 15 straight sets and five league games since that game at…

Perrydale Takes Four Set Win Over Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald SALEM, Ore.–  With how talented this Perrydale team is entering this season, there was really no real concern when Bailey Savage went down last Monday in the Pirates sweeps of Gaston and Delphian that they won’t be able to compete as they have been this season. It’ll be a challenge yes not…

Gervais, Western Christian Meet For Third Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Gervais had enter bracket play of the Western Christian Tournament along Highway 221 Saturday afternoon with some momentum. Just losing one set, splitting with Jefferson, during pool play entering their bracket opener versus the host-Pioneers, there was a sense that the Cougars could make it three-for-three against their Tri-River…