Big Second Half Puts Perrydale Game-Up For Second

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FALLS CITY, Ore.—The challenge for Perrydale against Falls City Thursday night would how will they stop Jason Lafeyette. David Domes calls the Mountaineer Junior one of the best players in the State when the two teams met for their Casco League rematch with the regular season coming to a close.  With…

Pirates Set Tone In Win Over South Wasco County

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  They weren’t the tallest team on the court Friday, but Perrydale’s defense swarmed and bothered the South Wasco County offensive players from the opening tip, but they made up for it with athleticism and speed. Behind runs of 12-2 and 13-2, the Pirates led the Redsides 25-13 in their…

Perrydale Shuts Door On North Clackamas Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– It was definitely playoff Volleyball no matter if it is 6A or 1A. Faced with a 23-19 deficit in a fourth set in which Perrydale were one run from making it interesting in their 23-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-23 win against North Clackamas Christian Wednesday night. For much of the fourth set,…

Perrydale Finishes Second In Casco League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Perrydale may have finished second to St. Paul in the Casco League once again, but the Pirates had put a scare on the Buckaroos in the 14-25, 21-25, 20-25 sweep of St. Paul Saturday evening at Central High School. Perrydale had clinch a playoff bid with their 25-17, 19-25,…

Perrydale Takes Four Set Win Over Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald SALEM, Ore.–  With how talented this Perrydale team is entering this season, there was really no real concern when Bailey Savage went down last Monday in the Pirates sweeps of Gaston and Delphian that they won’t be able to compete as they have been this season. It’ll be a challenge yes not…

Preparing For St. Paul, Season Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  It’s hard to imagine that Bailey Savage is the shorter sister at a shade over six-foot-two with her older sister, Dallas-grad and UCLA redshirt freshman Tristan Savage, is six-foot-seven. There’s not too many of either Savage’s height walking around in 1A however as the younger Savage improved entering her…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

Perrydale’s Lawrence PR’s In 4th Place Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore – Juggling two sports at once is never an easy task to do.  Whenever you’re not doing one sport, you’re practicing for the other and it can be tiring both physically and mentally. But Sydney Lawrence found a way to juggle both softball and Track and Field this season…

Perrydale Gets One Last Home Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  Regardless of the result on that scoreboard Wednesday Night, it was going to be the last time that Sydney Perkins and Alyssa Lux’s final game in front of their home crowd at Perrydale High School. And they left it the way they wanted, as winners.  66-21 was the final…

St. Paul Improves To 17-0 On Year With Strong Second Half Vs Perrydale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST.  PAUL, Ore.– Who would have thought that the St. Paul Girls Basketball team would be held to 12 first half points by an opponent? Well, the defense of Perrydale made sure that the Lady Buckaroos offense was kept at Bay entering the second half as after St. Paul’s 10-point first…

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…

Perrydale Gets Back Into Rhythm, South Wasco County Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.– It was all about getting back into their routine after their tough loss to St. Paul Saturday at Central High School in the Casco League Conference Championship game. And as they opened the first-round of the 1A State Playoffs Wednesday night at home, it was like hitting the reset button…