Dragons Morrison Heading To SOU

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Cael Morrison, coming off of State Finishes of fourth (twice at 106 and 113) and fifth at 132 the past three seasons, will be taking his talent from one powerhouse program to another at the collegiate level. It was announced Saturday that Morrison will be taking his talents…

Best Of 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As the year draws to a close, usually it means a time to reflect.  For me, I usually like to share a few stories I wrote over the past 12 months that have some significance to them from the year.  With how 2020 has been, it’s hard to imagine even ten…

Staying Active Through The Craziness

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  For Silverton’s Jacob Moore, who along with Bella Moore, Mitch Magill, Cody Magill, Steven Powell and 2019-Grad Austin Moore, went up to the Santiam Canyon to lend a helping hand to the cause in helping those in need.  Cutting, loading up and delivering three-and-a-half cords worth of wood to…

Morrison The Wrestler

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Wrestling is life.  Life is wrestling. It teaches you more than that two-point takedown or turning a pin.  It teaches you the off-the-mat life lessons of not giving up. For Dallas’ Cael Morrison, wrestling has meant so much to him entering his Senior year with the Dragons Wrestling team…

OSAA Pushes Back Start Of Sports To February

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Monday morning to explore the options ahead for the upcoming athletic calendar. They voted to push the athletic calendar to February, a tough move Peter Weber said in the press release Monday afternoon. Cutting the season’s down to six-weeks apeice. Fall sports will start…

Garcia Ready For Next Task At Hand

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Repeating as State Champion is a tough task to do when you factor in fatigue, other wrestlers gunning for you and the possible Championship hangover. Mixed in an injury as North Salem Antonio Garcia had with his knee banged up entering his Senior Year in the State Tournament following…

Dallas’ Brecht Signs With Briar Cliff

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The great career of Ashton Brecht has landed the Dallas Senior in the heart of Wrestling Country in Iowa where he has committed to Briar Cliff University. The Chargers were 7-1 in the GPAC this past year and were second of nine teams in the Great Plains Athletic Conference….

Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…

Dallas’ Holgate Finishes Third At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– Sometimes you just need that little extra kick to get it back going again. Following her defeat to eventual State Champion in McKay’s Tess Barnett, Dallas’ Kimmy Holgate answered with a fiery passion knowing her goal of wanting to place at the 110-Pound girls State Tournament.  Needing a win…

Ortiz Rallies For Fifth At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The journey for South Salem’s Julian Ortiz’ fifth-place finish came down to him battling through what is known as the ‘Blood’-Rounds following his 6A 285 pound quarterfinal loss to Oregon City’s Zach Zumwalt Friday night. The loss put the Senior two wins from his goal of placing in one…

Garcia Picks Up First District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Antonio Garcia led 11-3 entering the third period over Central’s Gabriel Padilla Saturday evening at the Salem Armory.  But yet the Senior, who was on the verge of his first District Title in his four-year career, had found himself on his back with his knee being tending to. His…

Dallas’ Brecht Gets District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a longtime coming for Dallas’ Ashton Brecht. Two year of coming close to the District Title and here he was again, his Senior Year, on the verge of destiny once again. The Dragons 285-pounder pinned his way to the finals.  Pinning Central’s Cameron Dodge in 17 seconds before…