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…

Tri-Valley Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In a crazy year, crazier things happened in the Tri-Valley Conference as Gladstone and North Marion had to battle it out for the number-one seed out of the league playoffs.  For their hard work Jude Ashpole (Gladstone) and Sergio Jimenez (North Marion) were named Co-Players of the Year and the Gladitors…

Tri-Valley Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Marion Head Coach Trevor Bodine brought home Coach of the Year honors while Huskie Senior Katie Ensign won Player of the Year honors as North Marion host Stayton Friday. Gladstone plays Baker Friday night at 8:30pm and Madras travels to Cottage Grove Friday night for a 6pm tip against the…

Jimenez Scores 31 In North Marion’s Win Over Corbett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The ball was in their court on how they wanted to rebound from their first loss in nearly a month Monday night against Corbett. A win would all but guarantee a one-game Tri-Valley Conference playoff with the team that snapped their eight-game winning streak in Gladstone in Molalla Tuesday…

North Marion Wins Ugly Game Over Madras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It’s was one if those opening halves that would give any coach an aneurysm. By the end of the first half of North Marion’s 39-32 win over Madras, North Marion’s Katie Ensign missed three lay-ins in the closing seconds that could have pulled the Huskies to within two of…

Huskies Win 10th Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.— The theme of defense and free throws came through in the clutch for North Marion for their tenth-consecutive win, their 12th on the year. It seems weird to think that a month ago at this time the Huskies were 2-6 on the season, and were on a four-game skid…

North Marion Gets Close Game Win, Hands Gervais First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Close games have been a House of Horrors for the North Marion girls basketball program this season. Of their six losses this season, three of them were of two points variety, including two losing at the buzzer. Prior to Katie Ensign’s three-pointer that brought the Huskies to within one…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

Bauldree Lifts Salem Academy Over North Marion At The Line

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Free Throws got a strange way of deciding games in basketball. North Marion had their chances to put to bed their third win of the young season at the line leading as much as eight points entering the fourth quarter over Salem Academy, overcoming early first half fouls to…

North Marion Holds Off Stayton For Third Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  North Marion has been in these situations before entering the second half against Stayton Wednesday night on the road. Woodburn, Marshfield and Sweet Home all were tight games as the Huskies picked up their third-straight win 70-61 against the Eagles. Sergio Jimienez handed North Marion a 14-12 lead after…

Corvallis Pulls Away From North Marion In 2nd Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The third quarter of the Corvallis-North Marion girls basketball game Tuesday night helped separate the Spartans and the Huskies.  Setting the pace in Corvallis’ 47-39 win over North Marion after the Huskies late push for the lead at the end of the first half. Throughout the game, the Spartans…

Using Their Speed For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The expectations are still the same for North Marion, but the route and how they will get there will be a very different one in 2019. The goal of getting back to Forest Grove and contenting for a 4A title has been the same after their sixth-, third-, and fourth-place…