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…

PacWest Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Elijah Traeger won Offensive Player of the Year, Santiam Christian’s Andrew Haase won Defensive Player of the Year, the Trojans Briggs Sneel (Lineman of the Year) and Joe Panuke (Coach of the Year) also won Major Award in the League Honors as Dayton, Amity, Salem Academy, Scio and Jefferson all…

PacWest Conference Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Santiam Christian’s Elise Linderman won PacWest Conference Player of the Year and Scio’s Lori Ramsey won Coach of The Year honors. Here’s the complete list First team Elise Linderman (Santiam Christian) Taryn Ramsay S/OH/OPP (SCIO) Haley Ayala OH (Sheridan) Joya Euhus (Santiam Christian) Kadence Soto S/MB/OPP (SCIO) Maddie Fields (Santiam Christian) Carrie…

Sheridan Gets Back On Track With Sweep Of Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Sheridan has stayed afloat in the PacWest Conference this season, being a young team with one senior on their roster the Spartans find themselves sitting second in the conference coming down the stretch despite a tough stretch over the last four games.  Going 2-2 over that span that included…

Scio Picks Up Seventh Win In Sweep Of Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Scio had a little bit of a roller-coaster of a ride to close out their 25-16, 25-11, 25-22 PacWest Conference sweep of Jefferson Tuesday night.  A good test for them to adjust, especially with a long road trip ahead of them against Taft Thursday night on the road. In…

Gervais Battles For Sweep Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  The Gervais Volleyball team weathered the storm by Jefferson in their season-opening 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 sweep of the Lions on the road Tuesday evening. Jefferson brought the heat, coming off of their season-opening sweep of Kennedy on Friday, and the Lions made sure it wasn’t an easy win for…

West’s Defense Sets-Up Roque-Manzo’s OT Game-Winner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  This ended up being one of those close, great games that you hope for.   After the last two Shriners East-West All-Star Games being decided by a large margin, this was a nail-bitter in the annual All-Star Game put on by the Shriners to benefit the Shriners Hospital Saturday…

The Growth Of Jefferson’s Harrison

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Football has been a part of Jayden Harrison’s life since the fifth-grade.  It’s an escape.  A stress reliever.  Overall the sport has meant everything to him as he enters his senior year at Jefferson High School. “To me, Football is my escape from all the stresses and stuff in my life. …

Wusstig’s Busy Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a nice little run this Summer for Zach Wusstig.  Attending camps in Idaho, went to Las Vegas a few times, a lot of getting out, getting his name out there and what he could on the football field.  It was part of taking that next step following…

Wrapping Up Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  After receiving first team All-Conference as a sophomore in the 2A/1A Special District 3 league, Jefferson’s Nayeli Hart has been back at it this Summer in preparation for her junior season as Hart played the Summer with the West Salem Titans 16U squad. Sunday was their final game of…

2A/1A Softball All-State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Grant Union’s Riley Robertson and Emily Philibert from Lakeview were Co-Players of the Year. Tyler McNeley (Lakeview) and Drew Williams (GU) were Co-Pitcher of the year) Lakeview’s Sam Tacchini was Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List PitchersFirst TeamTyler McNeley-LakeviewDrew Williams-GUJenna Hopkins- Kennedy 2nd TeamMariah Frederic- ToledoHallie Vaugh- North DouglasCallie…

Scio Kicks Off Summer League Volleyball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It took the Scio Logger Volleyball team a set to get into a groove Monday night in their Summer League Opener. After falling to 4A’s Stayton 25-19, the Loggers would end up tying with the Eagles following the second set 25-23.  The second set sparked them into straight-set wins…