Jefferson Girls Basketball Holds Off Sheridan For 11th Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Sheridan’s Haley Ayala put her team on her back in the second half against Jefferson Friday night.  The Lions had just taken a 34-28 lead after the Spartans were ahead 28-24 in the third quarter of the PacWest Conference game and, for the senior, knowing what was at stake…

Woodburn Outlast Central For 9-0 Start to MWC Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Woodburn came prepared for this Mid-Willamette Conference game Thursday night against Central.  Sitting at 8-0 entering the contest, knowing that the Panthers were two games behind them in the standings, they tried to simulate the crowd noise, the band noise as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead in…

Regis Rally By Blanchet For 73-61 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Regis Boys Basketball team just brought the heat and kept it dialed up against Blanchet Catholic Tuesday night on the road, defeating the Cavailers 73-61 in the process.  And the biggest point of interest, the momentum swing, came in the second quarter in what was neck-to-neck game coming…

Salem Academy Takes Slug fest Game With Colton 32-21

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those slow-paced and aggressive games thanks in part to the style of play that Colton plays Tuesday night.  Salem Academy chalked it up as a win nonetheless as they defeated the Vikings 32-21 in the Tri-River Conference game for their 15th win of the season…

St. Paul’s Press Pays Off In Win Over Perrydale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  It was just a matter of time before the press defense St. Paul was throwing out at Perrydale Monday night would start to work.  The scheme started in practice and slowly the Buckaroos started to see the fruits of their labor coming down the stretch of their 54-35…

Dayton Remains Undefeated In PacWest Conference Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Santiam Christian had themselves one of those start that even had Dayton going ‘that’s good’.  Everything was falling as they led the Pirates 25-17 in the second quarter Saturday night. and it looked like Dayton’s might’ve finally met its match since that Westside Christian defeat the second game of…

Oliff’s Continued Drive

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Polly Oliff has been improving steadily since her first-year back in the fifth-grade.   Going from winless her first year to third-place last year at 100 pounds, the Dallas sophomore is hoping that she’ll continue to improve with Districts and State on the horizon for herself and her teammates.  Pointing…

Kennedy’s Geschwill Turning To Corner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill stepped up her game, taking part in the second-annual Lady Dragons Invitational Saturday at Dallas High School.   Geschwill picked up the first-round bye before pinning Dayton’s Lillie Brooks to advance to the quarterfinals of the 130-pound bracket.  From there, Geschwill picked up a 2-1 decision over…

Huskies Hold Off Stayton To Open OWC Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The North Marion Boys Basketball team made some noise in their first Oregon West Conference game since the 2017-18 season, taking down Stayton 64-56. They started their move in the second quarter, leading 38-30 at the half and really turned on the heat in the third quarter as they…

Cascade Snaps Three-Game Skid, Opens League With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Roszylynn Schmunk has been slowly coming back online since spraining her wrist in a freak accident during PE one day about two weeks ago.  And despite still having tape around the joint to keep it stabile, the freshman had made her presence known Friday evening in Cascade’s Oregon West…

West Salem Shuts Door On McNary For Seventh-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  West Salem once again found a way of getting it done when it matters the most.   In games past since Central Valley Conference league play started, they’ve pulled away from South Salem, hung on against Sprague and against McNary, rolled with the waves of the high’s and the low’s…

Blanchet Catholic Pulls Away In Second Half Against Culver

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Something just clicked for the Blanchet Catholic Girls Basketball team in the second half in their (score) win over Culver Thursday. The defense was there, so was the offense, in the first half as they led the Bulldogs of Central Oregon 21-15 at the break.  But they turned on…