Winning It For Diego

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  The challenge was there naturally as East Linn Christian and Jefferson met Friday night in the Central Valley Conference battle.  Both are aggressive teams with the passion and fiery determination to win at all-cost.It was evident as the Lions jumped out to a 17-3 lead only to see the Eagles…

Dayton Invitational Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  McKay Girls dominated the Dayton Invitational with Sharlyn Gonzalez (100), Lizeth Chavez (105), Madylin Xiong (110) as they edged McNary 115-88 in the team results.  The Celtics saw Kaylynn Villalobos (120) and Caitlin Saldivar (170) won their weight classes and Kelsey Schmidt (170) and Kaliyanei Hill (125) finished second. …

Lions Press Slows Santiam Down In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.—The Jefferson Girls Basketball team’s press had come in the clutch when they needed it the most Saturday afternoon against Santiam. The Wolverines entered the second quarter in the Lions 48-17 victory, riding some momentum down 11-4 following Jefferson’s 11-0 start to the game.  Santiam had an opportunity or two…

Jefferson Pulls Away Late From Santiam For Fourth Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  This game felt like a good old brotherly love game. With how much both the kids at Jefferson and Santiam boys have played with each other growing up, Saturday afternoon’s game was just another chapter in that sibling rivalry with it living up to the billing. “We’ve been playing…

Crusaders Take Westside Winter Jam Title Over Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  The Salem Academy Girls Basketball team wasn’t quite expecting this start to their 2021-22 season, but they’ll take the 3-0 start.  Closing out the Westside Christian Westside Winter Jam with a gritty 44-34 win over former PacWest Conference foe Jefferson for the Title. Day one of the tournament, not…

Lions Finish Third At Westside Winter Jam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  It wasn’t the start that they were hoping for the third-place game at the Westside Winter Jam Saturday night, but Jefferson certainly finished it off strongly.  Exiting their first tournament of the season sitting 2-1 on the year following their 55-38 win over Columbia Christian. But the final result was a…

Jefferson’s Bender, Frost Ready For Wrestling Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  The year off has helped further motivate Jefferson’s Jameson Bender and Gage Frost entering this season with the Lions. Their 2020 campaign’s, leading up to the Covid shutdown, didn’t end the way they wanted.  Bender (138) and Frost (126) finished sixth respectively to close out their sophomore and freshman…

Filling The Gap

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– Replacing two key starters in Leon Romo and Danny Aguilar will be big holes to fill.  Especially at the point guard position where Aguilar was the starter for the four-years the 2021 Lions-grad was placed at.  Navigating the offense and setting up their shooters that helped Jefferson reach the…

Wusstig Putting In The Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Cue the Titanic Meme of ‘it’s been 84 years’ meme when it comes to the Titanic playoff drought the Lions were a part of until this past Friday.  It was this past Friday in which Jefferson snapped their 56-year playoff drought with their 12-6 win over Knappa on the…

Jefferson Sweeps Santiam For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Nashea Wilson has already left her mark on the Lions Volleyball program entering her senior year, owning the single-season and career blocks records prior to their season-opener with Santiam Tuesday evening. She joked that she likes breaking records, who doesn’t right?  But as one of the leaders…

Lions Solid Core Returns For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Jefferson Football was perhaps one of the surprise teams in 2A this past Spring under now third-year Head Coach Kaleb Gilgan. In Gilgan’s first year, the Lions went 1-8 with their lone win coming against Central Linn 28-8.  This past Spring, with one Senior in Leon Romo and a…

Jefferson Host Team Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It was a nice feeling getting back into the gym this week following Moratorium Week to end the month of July. Team Camp started at Jefferson High School for the Volleyball team this week, setting up a month in which try-outs start on August 16 at the High School level…