New Wrestling Coach, Young Team At Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It’s weird to think two years ago Troy Thomas was the Head Coach at McKay High School, seeing then-junior David Rubio reach the first of two State Finals and his lone State Title win. Fast forward two years and an assistant coaching stint at West Salem, Thomas is back…

Week 2 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Week 1 record: 10-4 Here are Week 2’s predictions as we enter Friday’s game plus a Saturday game pick: 6A South Salem Over Sunset by 4 West Linn over McNary by 7   5A Silverton over South Albany by 21 McKay Over Central by 12   4A Cascade over Mazama by…

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…

Jefferson Opens Spring Football Under New HC Gilgan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– First-Year Jefferson Head Coach Kaleb Gilgan joked with one of his athletes Monday that, “You’re going to get strong”. And as they finished up their agility drills to start practice, roughly 120 push-ups were given out for messing up the drill. Accountability that the 2009 Sherwood-graduate is trying to…

Sepulveda Qualifies For 3 Field Events At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Cesar Sepulveda was just mere inches from the Triple Crown District Champion feat for the Lions coming out of the 2A Special District 2 Championships Saturday evening. Having the Triple Jump District Title in hand from Friday with a 43-feet-10-inch jump, breaking his own PR he set…

Jefferson Halts East Linn’s Comeback, #4 Oakland Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  That zone defense that East Linn Christian Academy created some issues for the Jefferson offense Saturday afternoon at home. But nonetheless, the back-end of a back-and-back game saw the Lions lead 31-26 at the halftime break after Jefferson finished the half on a 20-8 run in their 57-50 home…

Jefferson Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak Versus Lowell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– The Jefferson Boys Basketball team found ways to keep Lowell off the board in both teams’ first game out of the New Year, but that dang Zone Defense that the Red Devils were playing played devilish tricks on the Lions offensive shot selection that kept Jefferson’s lead to 19-12…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Jefferson Handed First Loss Despite Strong Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Jefferson weren’t going down without a fight as they came out firing to despite what the scoreboard said coming out of the locker room:  Monroe 43, Lions 12. The defense held the Dragons to no points on the first defensive drive of the game as their offense answered the…

Jefferson Wins First Game Of The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– Last year was the first-year of the Jefferson High School as the Lions played just three games in their inaugural season, going 1-2 in their independent schedule with their lone win coming against C.S Lewis Academy 3-0 to close out the season. Fast forward nearly a year since the…

Jefferson’s Caesar ‘Wolf Man’ Sepulveda Reflecting on State Track Accomplishments

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– There’s a story behind every athlete and their success, some more interesting than others. Some, perhaps even, funny to hear about. Jefferson’s Caesar Sepulveda has a unique story behind his nickname of ‘Wolf-Man’ dating back to basketball to what he told his teammates and coaches about the reasoning behind…

Galbraith, Hoop Salem White Rallies Back Over Braun And Team Jones In 2OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With The Hoop buzzing with games playing around, on court six 3A Jefferson’s Cody Oden’s Team Jones squad held a double-digit on South Salem’s Trey Galbraith’s squad late in the 2nd half of Saturday morning’s game. But eerie similar to the head guy in charge’s senior year at McKay…