Sheridan Newman’s Crazy Finish Results In First Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JUNCTION CITY, Ore.– It was an interesting rebound win for Kaden Eggers after his tough loss to who Eggers described as the ‘Mini-Hulk’ in Junction City’s Titus Rice during his second match of the day. Eggers was up against Ezra Haddy from Junction City and the Sheridan Senior quickly found himself…

North Salem Wrestling Bounces Back After Dallas Match

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– It was an opportunity for Julio Ramirez to bounce back from his match against Dallas to start the four-team dual Thursday afternoon on the road. It was a tough start to the day for the North Salem grapplers, falling to 5A Power and defending State Champion Dallas 77-6, but…

Dallas Wrestling Over Central On Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas early and often found pins against their final Central for their Senior Night Thursday Night in The Den. In fact, of the first five of six matches were pins as they built a 30-6 match lead over the Panthers with the lone points for Central early on came…

Sprague Takes Senior Night 59-12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It seems weird to have Senior Night this early in the season, but nonetheless Sprague would have still put on a show for their home-crowd  Wednesday night when they hosted McKay as they honored their Seniors. With athletes like Santos Cantu III and Landon Davis out healing up for…

West Salem Finishes Second at SCTC Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  West Salem was wrapping up a long day at Stayton High School in their team duals at the SCTC Duals Saturday. After wrapping up pool play with Sisters, they were in the Championship bout versus a tough 3A Willamina squad and though fatigue was setting in for both squads…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For December 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Another week has brought a new wave of honorees at the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week.  This week’s honorees include:  North Salem Wrestler Antonio Garcia, McNary Basketball Player Boston Smith, McKay Basketball Player Leva Mike and South Salem Basketball’s Victoria Stafford. Here’s each of…

Runion Wins 113 Pound Title At Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—Amity’s Blake Runion had never been in a final of a tournament before and surely the sophomore found a way to make it count once he got to it. The result was what he wanted, but he wished it was sooner than he did. The 113-pound match with Taft’s Jose…

Scio Takes Home Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—It’s weird to imagine that this was the first-year that Riana Martin has ever wrestled. After the first period in which she led 2-1 after scoring the first takedown of the match before Gervais’ Skyler Kemton got an escape point to get the 106-pound third-fourth place bout to within one…

Garcia Stuns #1 Seed, 5A State Runner-Up. One Of Three Viks Placed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Following his upset win over the number-seed and 5A State Runner-Up in Lebanon’s Keith Brown, Antonio Garcia was up against McKay’s Gio Perez-Alejandre where he built a nice comfortable 12-5 lead on the Scots Grappler before calling for time to take off the bandages that surrounded his right hand….

Rubio Takes Out Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson In Rematch

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There’s something about rematches against two great competitors that makes the non-league tournament schedule even more interesting. What makes this rematch in the Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic was that Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson and McKay’s David Rubio mutually wanted to see if they could stage that rematch this season…

Titans Return Two State Qualifiers On Young Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The end of the Wrestling season is always an interesting thing to factor in as you don’t know what to expect leading into the District Meet. For the West Salem wrestling team, they had the injury  bug hit them hard entering and during the week of and during the…

Rubio’s Gearing Up For One More Season As Wrestling Season Starts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—If anything 2018 was the mountain top for McKay’s David Rubio in a way. After missing out on State as a Freshman at 152 by one spot in the old model of Top 3 go to the State Wrestling Meet and had to sit out Districts his Sophomore year, the…