Gearing Up For The Season Through The Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The 2018 season was the Gold Standard set for the Stayton Girls Soccer Program entering the future. Having won their first-ever conference title in a season in which they went 11-2-2 and reaching the 4A State Quarterfinals before falling to a Valley Catholic team the finished second in State…

Stayton’s Aggressive Style Leads To Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.-  With two months until the first ‘official’ practice and their first game of the season not until September 3 at Gladstone, the Stayton Eagles Boys Soccer Team came out for their second Summer League game aggressive. They controlled the ball for much of the opening half against Dallas, challenging…

Gervais Gets A Taste Of Victory Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Some would say it’s just Summer Basketball.  But Gervais’ celebration after their 38-36 win over Scio Wednesday evening was justifiable. It’s been nearly a year since their last win and since the Winter of 2018 since their last regular season win.  Nearly a 30-game skid. So Summer Ball, a…

McCrae Takes Over Scots Basketball Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Replacing a long-time coach like a Dean Sanderson is a hard task to do just because of the expectations set moving forward beyond that long-time coach. For KJ McCrae, a McNary-grad who took over the program on an interm-basis, the challenge of getting McKay back in the win column…

Jefferson Opens Spring Football Under New HC Gilgan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– First-Year Jefferson Head Coach Kaleb Gilgan joked with one of his athletes Monday that, “You’re going to get strong”. And as they finished up their agility drills to start practice, roughly 120 push-ups were given out for messing up the drill. Accountability that the 2009 Sherwood-graduate is trying to…

Summertime Practice And Looks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Summer Basketball allows for a lot of fun and laid back games yes, but it also allows teams to test out real-life situational things. South Salem is taking full opportunity of Hilary James’ time-off and healing up for the Winter from a lingering ankle injury to see how the…

McNary Splits Friday’s Games At Mountainside HS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Losing two major starters is no easy task at any classification.  For McNary, they’re entering this summer’s basketball action with the departure of Abbi Hawley and Sabella Alfaro to graduation as the Celtics look for the next floor leader for them entering this Winter. “It’s very key for us…

North Marion Takes Down St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALAA, Ore.–  Some would say that it is just summer league.  Others would say it’s a step in the right direction. But North Marion, with two starters from 2019’s fourth-place team on the court, they found they found themselves going up against a St. Paul machine that went 30-0 in 2019…

PacWest Conference Softball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Savannah Barchus showed why she was one of the best pitchers in the league if not in the conversation in 3A as the Junior took home the PacWest Conference Pitcher of the year award.  Scio’s Olivia Zeiher, in her second-year catching for the Loggers after taking over from Emily Unrau,…

Dallas Brings Home 5A Second-Place Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– There was a feeling that all roads led through Ridgeview for the 5A State Championship in 2019. For Dallas, who drew the challenge of facing the Ravens in the State Title Game, enjoyed a road well-traveled to get this point having defeated Hood River Valley and Hillsboro to clinch…

Dayton Finishes Second In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Dayton continues to find ways to get it done and get to the big game that 36 other teams wish they were at this time of the year. 2019 marked their fifth consecutive trip to the 3A State Championship game, and though it wasn’t their Championship-rival Rainier Clatskanie presented…

Sprague Signs Nine To The Next Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As Sprague Volleyball Head Coach Anne Olson spoke about her three signees of Morgan Doll (Fairfield University-commit), Emily West (Western Oregon University-commit) and Madison Marlett (Lane Community College-Commit), she mentioned how important they were to help the Olympians to get past powerhouse Central Catholic in five sets. Down 14-9…