Oliff’s Continued Drive

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Polly Oliff has been improving steadily since her first-year back in the fifth-grade.   Going from winless her first year to third-place last year at 100 pounds, the Dallas sophomore is hoping that she’ll continue to improve with Districts and State on the horizon for herself and her teammates.  Pointing…

Kennedy’s Geschwill Turning To Corner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill stepped up her game, taking part in the second-annual Lady Dragons Invitational Saturday at Dallas High School.   Geschwill picked up the first-round bye before pinning Dayton’s Lillie Brooks to advance to the quarterfinals of the 130-pound bracket.  From there, Geschwill picked up a 2-1 decision over…

Sprague Rallies By North Salem In Wrestling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With how many ranked wrestlers were wrestling Wednesday night between North Salem and Sprague, the 152-pound bout between the Vikings Nahaven Rose (17th-ranked) and Sullivan Puckett (19th-ranked) pinned two of the State’s Top 20 wrestlers in the Central Valley Conference league bout at North Salem High School. And within…

Lugo’s Drive

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Jose Lugo’s junior year didn’t end the way he wanted it to end, reaching the 5A State Wrestling Meet was the goal for the then-junior for the Central Wrestling Team, but the result of two-and-done was not the way he had hoped it would have resulted at Veterans Memorial…

Steketee, Sprague Wrestling Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDoanld jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cole Steketee is coming off a strong junior campaign where he won the 285-pound State Title and a strong offseason that saw the Sprague senior garner All-American status at the Reno Tournament of Champions just a few weeks ago. Already roughly halfway through his senior year with the Olympians,…

Sprague’s Brennan’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Sprague senior  Avidan Brennan is making the most of his last ride as a Olympian grappler, starting wrestling as a freshman the Olympian senior is just out here looking to have some fun and enjoying the moment as he faced some tough 2A-4A Varsity talent at the Dayton Invitational Saturday. …

ROUND UP: Greschwill, Bischoff Win In Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Coming off a historic season in which saw Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill become the first Trojan to qualify for the Girls State Tournament, the Kennedy senior came out swinging at her first tournament of the season. Wrestling up at 140 pounds, a vast different from her 125-pound wrestling days of last…

Jefferson Lions Wrestling Gearing Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  For a program the size of Jefferson, having six athletes qualify for the Wrestling State Meet is a great accomplishment.  All but one, Michael Khmelev, return and two in Jose Lorenzo (120) and Gryffen Ellefson-Hamar (126) were freshmen.  Gage Frost (138), Ryan Davis (152) and Gannon Lewis (170) return as…

Gagnon, Taylor, Titans Wrestling Gearing Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Sam Gagnon was one point away from qualifying from the Girls Wrestling State Meet and joining teammate Reese Lawson in wrestling in Redmond this past Winter.  Driving the now junior to be better now entering this season. Gagnon hit the weights over the off-season and is looking towards working…

The Sprague 15 Taking Their Athletic Talents To College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Fifteen athletes signed their Letters of Intent to play athletics at the next level starting this upcoming school year at Sprague High School Wednesday night. Logan Smith (Football, College of the Redwoods), Colton Herring (Football, College of the Redwoods), McKenzie Wernicke (Soccer, Chapman) Caylin Gadberry (Soccer, Linfield University), Abby Sorensen (Volleyball,…

Moore Signs With Linfield Wrestling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–   It didn’t hit Silverton wrestler Jacob Moore about this moment Monday morning until he sat down and heard everyone talk about his accomplishments. Worked in the classroom to get his grades up all while putting in the work to pick up a sport he started six, seven years ago. …

The Fight For The State Meet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Renee Jimenez-Cruz knew what was at stake for him in a 4-4 match coming down to the final 30 seconds of regulation.  He’s battled through the consolation bracket, the blood rounds as they are called, since Friday afternoon and was a move or two away from qualifying…