Three-Ball Lifts Lincoln Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Lincoln and North Salem Boys Basketball opening the Capital City Classic Tuesday afternoon at Willamette University, there was a feeling that being the opening game had some weight to it in being the appetizer for the rest of the tournament. And the Cardinals stepped up big in the…

Santiam Pulls Away From Western Christian In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first half ended with a blaze of glory. Western Christian went on a 6-0 run to cut the Santiam lead from 15-8 to 15-14 late in the second quarter with Annika Hess on the bench with three fouls to her name. But with their backs against the wall…

Stayton Routs Molalla 56-23, Moves To 4-3 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton has seemed to have something going rthythm wise following their 56-23 rout of Molalla Monday night at home. The sense of gelling and cohesiveness of them as a team has improved through their first seven games of the season entering their last game before the Christmas break versus…

West Salem Finishes Second at SCTC Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  West Salem was wrapping up a long day at Stayton High School in their team duals at the SCTC Duals Saturday. After wrapping up pool play with Sisters, they were in the Championship bout versus a tough 3A Willamina squad and though fatigue was setting in for both squads…

North Marion Showcased New Defense At Evergreen Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  Just when you thought you’ve figured out the North Marion defense out, Trevor Bodine flips the script and throws something new at his opponents and his girls succeeded in running the Triangle And Two defense against Del Norte and Banks Thursday and Friday night. “Mar (Verastegui) and Mya…

Perrydale Girls Improve to 5-0 With 46-33 Win Over Days Creek

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– Every team needs a game like the one Perrydale had against Days Creek to see how they can improve, and certainly for the Pirates they needed a game like this after outscoring their opponents 161-69 in their last three games. Yeah they wanted revenge on the Wolves last year…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For December 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Another week has brought a new wave of honorees at the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week.  This week’s honorees include:  North Salem Wrestler Antonio Garcia, McNary Basketball Player Boston Smith, McKay Basketball Player Leva Mike and South Salem Basketball’s Victoria Stafford. Here’s each of…

Stayton Boys Win Fifth Game Of Year On Back-End Of Back-to-Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It’s weird to think not even 24 hours before that Stayton completed a double-overtime nail-bitter over Gladstone that saw Kaleb Anundi break the school record with 44 points en route to the 83-76 win Wednesday night. And now they were getting ready to play Molalla on the back-end of a…

Learning Process: McKay Drops Tough Road Game To Barlow

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  It was a good learning experience for the McKay Girls Basketball team for sure as they left the court Wednesday night with the scoreboard in favor of Barlow High School 51-48. For a team still learning how to win games, this road game certainly was a stepping stone to…

Salem Academy Girls Over Creswell After 10-Day Lay-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Minus the six first quarter fouls Tuesday night, the opening quarter resembled that of the Salem Academy-style of the past few seasons with aggression and wanting teams to play their game as they open the game with a daunting 16-0 lead entering the second quarter over Creswell at home. The…

Runion Wins 113 Pound Title At Scio Holiday Wrestling Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—Amity’s Blake Runion had never been in a final of a tournament before and surely the sophomore found a way to make it count once he got to it. The result was what he wanted, but he wished it was sooner than he did. The 113-pound match with Taft’s Jose…

Press And The Three-Ball: Cascade Boys 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.- Redmond showed during the opening half that they weren’t afraid to use their shooters as they took their healthy hacks from three and from mid-range, so Cascade decided to counter that with a press defense that got in the faces of the Panthers. The result handed the Cougars a…