Sprague Finishes Strong, Wins Silver Bracket At West Linn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  At this point of the regular season, as we approach the home stretch and the playoffs are in reach, any kind of push and shove to get you ready can and will help once the knockout rounds of the postseason kick off. Playing with out Madi Chuhlantseff since…

Lowery-Led Titans Set Tone Versus Mt. View

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– If the last two weeks were any sign, then next Friday’s game against McNary in Keizer will be the ultimate test if the West Salem has truly turned the corner after their tough preseason schedule. The Titans followed up their 36-14 6A Special District 6 -opening win over South…

Stayton Takes Control Of League In Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  Call it a stroke of absolute luck with Omar Renteria’s 10th minute goal went through as Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields and Woodburn Head Coach Leroy Sanchez joked about the goal after the game Thursday night. Renteria’s goal, a blooper put-back goal in a cluster down in the box…

West Salem Takes Four-Set Match Over South Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem wasn’t about to go down easily against cross-town foe West Salem in the Titans four-set 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21 victory Wednesday evening out in West Salem. With both squads fighting for the postseason, the Titans sitting in fourth-place in the Mountain Valley Conference and the Saxons a…

Blanchet Rolls To Seventh Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their early 3-0 lead on Gervais by the 25th minute gave their bench an opportunity to get some Varsity minutes in entering the home stretch of the regular season. And as Katarina Kosiewicz scored to hand the Cavaliers a 4-0 halftime lead on the Cougars Monday afternoon at the…

Dayton Slips By Amity’s Defense For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity’s nine goals allowed through their first nine games ranks up there with some noteworthy teams like Oregon Episcopal, Catlin Gabel and Santiam Christian entering their Monday night game with Dayton on the road. It’s raised havoc on teams this season as the Warriors had only allowed two squads…

Liebl, Haines, Nguyen Etched Names On All-Time List In 1-2-3 Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  For much of Saturday morning’s race, McKay’s Jazmine Liebl led the race by a sizable margin in her first win of the 2019 season. Entering the final mile and some change the junior racer, who would end up breaking her PR by 17 seconds on this day, led even…

Hitting Their Stride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Weird to think how much a tough preseason slate can help a team. Those preseason games against Top 5 teams in Jesuit, Mountainside and Sherwood, along with a change in their lineups throughout the season,  had paid off to a 3-0-1 start to league for the South Salem Girls Soccer…

Yamhill-Carlton Holds Off Scio For 6-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was crazy to think as Yamhill-Carlton lined up with roughly 90 seconds remaining in the game with a fourth-and-one in front of them and Scio looking to force overtime in the Tigers 28-20 win Friday night, that it came to this. Entering the second half, fourth quarter even,…

Silverton Improves To 6-0 With Dallas Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  To get to their sixth-straight win of the season, similar to their start to their season last season, Silverton relied on their defense to slow down Dallas’ running game in their 40-23 win to feed into their offensive game Thursday night. It’s rare to think, on a short week…

Week 6 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 8-4 Season: 45-22 With football coming back-to-back days this week, here are my picks for this week: 6A Sprague over McNary by 3 South Salem over West Salem by 2 5A Silverton over Dallas by 12 McKay over Corvallis by 8 4A Stayton over Newport by 4 Cascade over…

Humphreys’ Hat Trick Caps Big Eagles Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off of their tough 2-0 lost to Philomath nearly a week ago on the road, the Stayton Eagles Girls Soccer team rebounded for a crucial 5-0 win over Newport/Eddyville Charter. The win keeps the Eagles, who are sitting third in the Oregon West Conference standings, in distance of…