WVC Girls Pick Up Fourth Win In Last Five

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  It’s been almost two weeks since Willamette Valley Christian’s last game, but it didn’t seem like the rust affected the Warriors much in their 36-13 win over Jewell Tuesday evening in Brooks. Their offense produced their second-highest output of the season, four points off of their 40-point game against…

Trojans Improve To 5-0 In Tri-River Conference Play

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Sheridan came out strong against Kennedy Monday night, but the Trojans were just that much better on this evening. What started as a 14-10 shootout slowly became a 23-12 by quarters end.  By halftime of the 79-47 Trojan victory, Kennedy led 57-29.  Strong play with rebounds fed into…

Gervais Sets Tone Early In Win Over Culver

GERVAIS, Ore.–  Coming off of their physical, tough games against Colton and Western Christian, Gervais came out and set the tone from the get-go against Culver in their 50-15 Tri-River Conference match-up Monday afternoon.  Leading 18-4 after the first quarter in their 13th-straight win and 14th overall.   “I think we had a really good game…

Axmaker Sparks Eagles In Bounce Back Win Saturday

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The Axman showed why he’s a bad, bad man at the 4A Classification. Stayton were flat coming off of their 39-35 defeat to Cascade on Friday night on Saturday afternoon against Newport.Yes, they held leads after the first, second and third quarters; but they were letting the Cubs just…

Cascade Rallies By Stayton For First League Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  This was one of those black-and-blue, bruising-type of games.  A leave it all-out-there game as Stayton had made life absolutely hellish for Cascade Friday night.   Their defense was locked down with the game plan to lockdown Ty Best and Dom Ball.  Holding the two big posts to 14 points combined…

Cascade Snaps Stayton’s Five-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy Mcdonald  Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com  TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade finished the game the way they wanted too.  Sound defense and hitting their shots. Down 27-22 in the third quarter the Cougars went on an absolute tear, finishing the game on a 24-3 run to defeat the Eagles 46-30.  Improving to 9-2 overall and rebounds from their tough…

Crosshill Christian Boys Set Tone From Start In League Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Their loss to Country Christian at the Crusader Classic on New Year’s Eve has really fired up the Crosshill Christian boys squad.  Since their 61-52 defeat to the Cougars, the Eagles have wheeled off five-straight wins following their 69-9 Casco League win over Jewell Wednesday night to push the…

Western Christian Gets By Sheridan For 3-1 League Start

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore — Defense kept this game close and it was defense that won the day for Western Christian in the Tri-River Conference match-up with Sheridan with the Pioneers defeating the Spartans 46-38  to improve to 3-1 in TRC play.    The Western Christian defense created turnovers for its offense and…

Livingstone Adventist Academy Rolls To 4-0 Start

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.–  Livingstone Adventist Academy’s Emily Velazques was leading the Lions charge down the stretch in the squads 47-24 win over Crosshill Christian Monday Night. The senior forward/wing accounted for 29  points as early on the Eagles were on their heels in the Casco League matchup. “It’s honestly difficult because I’m a…

Central Takes Corvallis Game In Double OT

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–The Central Panthers found a way to get it done Monday night in the Mid-Willamette Conference match-up with Corvallis.  They started strongly behind a strong first half led by Gabe Cirino and Chase Nelson to build a 33-22 halftime lead in their 65-50 double overtime win over the Spartans.But in the second half…

SSBC Honorees for Week of January 7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maggie Lapray (Girls Basketball), McKay’s Anabel Rivera (Girls Wrestling), West Salem’s Jon Breyman (Boys Basketball) and West Salem’s Kaden Oprea (Boys Swimming) were named to the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of January 7. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week,…

Dayton Invitational Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  McKay Girls dominated the Dayton Invitational with Sharlyn Gonzalez (100), Lizeth Chavez (105), Madylin Xiong (110) as they edged McNary 115-88 in the team results.  The Celtics saw Kaylynn Villalobos (120) and Caitlin Saldivar (170) won their weight classes and Kelsey Schmidt (170) and Kaliyanei Hill (125) finished second. …