Dallas Takes Defensive Battle Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Maddie Doig joked that she finally had a good game against Central’s Emily Cole. Monday afternoon felt like a mid-March day instead of Mid-May, but for the last time this Spring season the Dragons and the Panthers will meet on the softball field. Cole came out firing.  Seven…

Spartan’s VanScoyk Going To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The last time Sheridan didn’t send an athlete to the State Track Meet was 2004, but Caden VanScoyk made sure that their streak continues as the Junior qualified for the Big Dance in the 400-meter and 200-meter races this upcoming Saturday. “It feels great.  It feels like leadership, like…

Santiam Sends Three To State Meet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– She came close to clearing eight-feet-six-inch in the Pole Vault, finishing third overall though at eight-feet in the event.  Kristen Crofoot had PR’d in the Triple Jump, finishing 30-feet-4-inch leap as she finished third, two-feet behind Kennedy’s Emma Beyer. The Junior Wolverine athlete made a comment about Gervais’ Kate…

Gervais’ McCargar Takes Javelin District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Multi-sports are common of course in High School athletics.  But of course, playing two sports in one sports season is a whole different animal. For Gervais’ Lily McCargar, juggling Track and Field with softball was no easy feat with at times her running in between the two sports in…

Regis Girls Win Title, Rams Boys Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Lauren Crowell got the Track and Field overall award of the year in the 2A Special District 2 while Rams teammate Whitley Stepp got Field Girls Athlete of The Year award following Regis’ dominant 84-point win over second-place Kennedy Saturday. Both joked that they didn’t know a Track Meet…

Off To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Hallee Hughes has finally gotten an opportunity at the High School-level to show what she can do.  Having done USATF events before, the Willamina sophomore is used to the big pressure situations like the one she was in Wednesday and Thursday at the 3A Special District 2 District Meet…

Amity’s Graham Goes 4-for-4 At Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  The boys 4×100 relay had quickly turned into an unique situation in terms of handoffs for the participants Thursday with their tape makers being mistakenly pulled after the girls race at the start of the 3A Special District 2 meet.  Turning  handoffs into a guess-and-check when the starting gun…

Thompson Outduels Wilsey In South’s Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  There was a nice size divot left by South Salem’s Rowan Thompson and West Salem’s Aliyah Wilsey following their defensive battle Monday afternoon at West Salem High School.  The divot itself was roughly ankle deep and reached out roughly an yard from where the mound starts.  Illustrating how hard…

Santiam Takes Kennedy The Distance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– If Santiam just cleans up the little things, but keeps the same intensity as they did Tuesday against Kennedy, this group will be dangerous come next Spring in 2A/1A. They went into the game with the uncertainty of what was to come from the Trojan 10, but the…

Cascade Golf Heading To 4A ‘State’ Showcase

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  Following finishing Oregon West Conference Runner-Up Monday and third in the District, the Cascade Boys Golf team will be heading to the 4A ‘State’ Golf Showcase on May 17 at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis. Woodburn won the boys Oregon West Conference Golf Title with a team score…

In Search Of History

By Jeremy mcDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay’s Jazmine Liebl came off the starting line at a blazing pace of the 1,500-meter race.   The Senior has been on pace like this all season, flirting with Janelle Everetts record in the event.  Coming within 0.7 of breaking it two weeks ago against North Salem pointed out Head Coach…

West Takes Battle With Sprague For Tenth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—This had all the makings of a Elite 8 battle.  Prep Baseball Report (PBR) had West Salem fifth, Sprague nine.  West Salem’s Ben Nagle had even dubbed it the ‘Salem World Series’ as both teams met for the only time this season Monday afternoon. “It’s crazy.  This is a lot…