No Big Win Lull In Willamina’s Win Over Taft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  There were no time for Willamina Girls basketball to enjoy their stunning, closing moments win over number-one Clatskanie from Tuesday night entering Wednesday’s game with Taft. It went from celebration for the evening into refocusing up against a Tigers team entering the Coastal Range League contest 8-6, but could…

Dayton Wrestling Takes Senior Night Over Harrisburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Dayton Wrestling set the tone early against Harrisburg in the match-up against number three in the Pirates and number six in the Eagles Tuesday night in Dayton. It was Senior Night as well for Dayton coming off of their second-place finish at the Oregon Classic Dual Meet Championships when…

Amity Completes Yoda MLK Showcase Comeback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Give Amity an inch and they’ll take it a mile. It’s hard to believe at the end of their 54-52 win over Santiam Christian that the Warriors were, at one point, down 18 points early in the third quarter at the Yoda MLK Showcase Monday night at Corban University….

Clatskanie Girls Take Down Sutherlin In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It was all you could hope for when Clatskanie and Sutherlin met at the fifth-annual Yoda MLK Showcase event at Corban University. It could easily be the match-up for the 3A State Championship in Coos Bay in March, and if both teams produced the 69-65 Overtime win they did…

Challengers Edge Crusaders At Yoda MLK Showcase

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The first quarter of Salem Academy and Cascade Christian seemed to be all but dominated following Austin Miller’s near half-court three-pointer that gave the Crusaders a then 18-9 lead on the Challengers. The Crusaders played up-tempo and crisped in Cascade Christian’s stunning close-game win Monday afternoon at Corban University….

Hogan Goes For 28, Chemawa Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemawa left no doubt that they were going to carry the momentum from their 63-44 win over Gervais Friday into Monday’s 77-58 win over Douglas at Corban University. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, the Braves connected on six three-pointers and led 44-24 by the halftime break…

Regis Holds Off Oakland, 4-1 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Oakland’s defense didn’t make it easy for the Regis offense to score in the Lady Rams 37-31 victory Saturday night. Of Regis’ 37 points, 15 were from the line on 21 opportunities.  While the 71.4-percent at the line may be great, considering nearly 41-percent of the Rams offensive output…

Cordero Scores 19, Cascade Snaps 6-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The difficulties were there of course.  Playing with eight girls is no easy task, especially on the back-end of back-to-back games as Cascade were on. Mixed in that it’s back-to-back Oregon West Conference league games and the ante’s are amp’s up even more so than they would any other…

McNary Stuns West Salem In Comeback Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where the well ran dry for one team and filled for the other. West Salem held roughly an 15-point lead on McNary early in the third quarter before the Celtics had cut it down to four two minutes into the fourth quarter Friday…

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…

North Salem Splits At South Albany League Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Without Logan Basham in the line-up Wednesday evening for their twin-bill of matches at South Albany High School, the North Salem Wrestling team took an always tough West Albany team to the last match of the dual to decide the winner. While South Albany and Silverton wrapped up their…

Silverton Pulls Away From Lebanon In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—Entering the second half of the Silverton girl’s basketball team’s 51-30 victory over Lebanon Tuesday night, it was as close as you would expect between two of the top teams in 5A. Physical play, scrapping for loose balls and rebounds.  Offense were hitting their shots in the second quarter where…