Regis Wins Season Opener Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first volleyball game has finally come for the Jefferson Lions and the Regis Rams Tuesday evening with both meeting up at Regis High School to kick-off the six-week short season. The Rams were riding a steady hand during the first two sets of their…

Aguilar The Guard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Danny Aguilar was familiar with the members of the Lions Boys Basketball team by the time he entered his freshman year.  Having good chemistry with most of the players as Jefferson was looking to build off their 9-14 season the year before. The then incoming-freshman was in attendance…

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…

Aguilar The Baller

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– Jefferson’s Jace Aguilar is just getting back into the lab, working on his craft in preparation of a crazy 2021 year ahead.  Working with Ryan Vargas at Clutch Time working on the finer details of his game close to home in Albany. Almost two months ago Aguilar was in…

Jefferson’s Grantom Competes One More Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  It was Jefferson’s Hannah Grantom’s last meet of her prep career. The recent Lion-grad had just started to do the pole vault last year and since had seen a two-foot improvement from her seven-foot-four-inch PR as a Junior and had hit nine-feet-six-inches jumping when the Coronavirus closures hit as…

Central Valley Conference Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Monroe’s Mirtha Lopez was named Player of the Year and the Dragon’s Head Coach Tony Parker.  Lopez and Jefferson’s Nashea Wilson were unanimous First-Team selections for their team. Monroe finished 2A State Runner-Up and Central Linn finished sixth in 2A.  Here is the full Central Valley Conference List: 1st Team: Mirtha…

2A Boys Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Toledo’s Conner Marchant won the highest honor in Boys basketball as Player of the Year.  The Boomers Head Coach Eddie Townsend won Coach of the Year. Western Christian’s Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli added to their accolades with first-team honors.  Kennedy’s Luke Hall capped a great Senior year with a Second…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

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…

Jefferson Roars By Regis For Ninth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Regis entered Thursday’s contest against Jefferson without Tyler Voltin, who had sustained an ankle injury that has sidelined the Ram for an length period of time. With or without Voltin, Regis’ challenge would have been the same: Slow down the Lions. Jefferson entered the game on a eight-game winning…

Jefferson Closes Out 2K19 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  The three-quarters press work to perfection in the first half against Colton Monday night. Textbook perhaps in Jefferson’s 83-51 victory against the Vikings to close out the 2019 calendar year with a 5-2 record to their resume. “We always like to be up on in everybody’s face and put…

Jefferson Takes Down Rival Scio In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  You had a feeling when Danny Aguilar pushed Jefferson ahead with six seconds remaining up 51-49 in their 57-53 rivalry win over Scio that the Loggers weren’t going down easily. Especially with Garrett Workinger against them coming down the court like a bat out of hell. “The whole way…