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…

Santiam Boys Improves To 4-0 On Year With Win Over Regis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The feisty Regis defense in front of them made sure that Santiam weren’t going to duplicate their 100-point performance from Monday night against St. Paul. Matter of fact, the Rams defense held the Wolverine offense that scored 64 points in the first half two nights ago to 32 in…

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…

Scots Pick Up Second Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay just had to be patient entering the second half against Reynolds.  It’s just part of Head Coach Jim White’s system:  Be patient.  Pass the ball and wait for the best shot. Up four points against the Raiders pushing tempo, the Scots just had to reverse course in their 54-30…

Willamina Rallies To Win Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  It was crazy that by games end that it was 31-26 Willamina in a game in which 14 minutes earlier Yamhill-Carlton led the Bulldogs 17-9. That was the 5:49 mark of the third quarter and the Tigers Aliya Seibel had left her mark in the game scoring nine of…

Dallas’ Brecht Takes 285-Pound Title At Perry Burlison Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Dallas’ Aston Brecht was in for a battle in the second round of the 285-pound class at the Perry Burlison Tournament at Cascade High School Saturday afternoon. Brecht, coming off a 34-second pin of Yamhill-Carlton’s Sam Dixon, came out slow against Tigard’s Johnny Nomani with the match knotted up…

Silverton Takes Road Win Over St. Helens

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. HELENS, Ore.– It was an ideal way to start your season if you are Silverton Boys Basketball. Replacing six contributing seniors from last years third-place squad will be no easy task.  But here they were kicking off the season on the road at St. Helens with a 77-38 win with…

Cascade Battles Central For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It resembled that of the old Cascade-Central battles back in the old Oregon West Conference-days as it came down to the wire between the two girls basketball team’s Friday night. The aggression presented by the two teams throughout the 32-minutes in the 4A Cougars 48-45 victory over the 5A…

Dayton Battles Hawaii’s Radford For Second Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TIGARD, Ore.–  Radford’s athleticism presented a challenge worthy for improvement for a Dayton squad that lost starters in Lukas Findley, Braden Nowlin and Jayden Howard from last year’s third-place team. The Rams of Hawaii connected on three three-pointers in the opening frame of the Pirates 67-58 win with Radford leading 16-10…

Learning From It

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.–  Seeing the press in the second-game of the season was a good eye-opener for Salem Academy entering their game Friday evening at the Westside Winter Jam Tournament. Entering the second quarter against Creswell, the Crusaders led the Bulldogs 11-8 before the press threw Salem Academy into a loop they…

Silverton’s Defense Shuts Down Churchill In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton had to wait a few extra minutes to start their 2019-2020 campaign as their JV team went to double overtime against Churchill Wednesday night at home. And though they had a slow half to their season opener, the Foxes pulled away in the second half for the 59-38 victory over…

New Era Kicks Off For Dallas Boys Basketball Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There’s nerves obviously on the eve of the season for Jordan Sollman as he enters his first game as Varsity Head Coach in eight years at Dallas High School. “A lot of it is just excitement.  You’ve only been going at it for about two weeks here in the…