Crushers Fall to Corvallis In Series Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Post 58 Crushers and Regis-grad Tanner Manning put it best, baseball is a game of a play or two.  And man, a play or two made a difference in the series opener between the Crushers and the Corvallis Marketmen. The Marketmen used two Post 58 errors to their advantage…

Cascade Falls To Philomath In League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  Philomath had the height and length over Cascade Friday night in the Oregon West Conference opener at Philomath High School.  But the thing was, though they lacked the height in the Warriors 41-34 win, the Cougars created chaos with their defense.  Physical and aggressive was the theme and both…

OWC Boys Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Mark Grimmer won Player of the Year and Warriors Head Coach David Ellis won Coach of the Year. Philomath and Stayton were Co-Oregon West Conference Champions as the Eagles landed four players on the first team to the Warriors four. Here’s the Complete List: First Team Field Players Player Year…

Huskies Take Philomath To OT In State Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– For much of Tuesday night’s 4A State Semifinals between Philomath and North Marion, it was a grueling battle between two stout teams. With all the aggression and physicality, it was scoreless until the 68th minute when the Huskies broke the then 0-0 gridlock thanks to an Aden Carillo goal in…

Philomath Hands Stayton First Loss Since 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Philomath did something that no one, including themselves, have done since November 16, 2019. Defeat Stayton. The Warriors did just that, defeating the Eagles 1-0 thanks to a 59th minute goal by Mark Grimmer.  Snapping Stayton’s 20-game winning streak in the process, knowing that they needed and accomplished a…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sage Kramer of Philomath won Player of the Year and the Warriors Ben Silva won Coach of the Year with Philomath going 13-2 and finished 4A State Runner-Up.  Cascade’s Ariel Tobiasson and Kenna Coleman, along with Stayton’s Karlee Tyler were first-team Oregon West Conference selections. Here’s the Full List: First Team…

Oregon West Conference Volleyball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Greta Davis (Sisters) and Baileey Hartsook (Sweet Home) were named Oregon West Conference Volleyball Players of the Year.  Mary Hutchins of Sweet Home was Coach of the Year. The Huskies went 14-1 and the Outlaws went 13-2, both teams met in the Culminative Week Finals in early April. Stayton’s Carly Rose…

Wrapping Up Fall Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference had a nice little finish for the NW Vandals 18U-Dippel Sunday morning in their bracket opener against the Oregon Blaze Gold. Against the tough Alicite Frost, Ridgeview-grad and Portland State University-commit, the Vandals found ways to stay in the game against the Gold as it…

Combs Coming Back Online, Vandals Go 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The last two week in Colorado and Utah, Philomath’s Kamden Combs has been slowly coming back into form. The two-time Oregon West Conference Pitcher of the Year for the Warriors the last two years had been battling bicep tendonitis and the always difficult Mono that has limited the incoming…

OWC Softball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath sweeps the awards this year with Hannah Williams (Position Player of the Year), Kamden Combs (Pitcher of the Year, second-year in a row) and Warriors Head Coach Erik Remington getting Coach of the Year. Oregon West Conference Team                                Position                            Player                                Grade                             School First Team Pitcher      Kamden…

Dallas’ Big 6th Over Philomath For First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  Philomath made things interesting against Dallas Thursday afternoon at home. Starting with Kamden Combs Sacrifice Hit in the bottom half of the fourth inning that got one out on the board and ending with Lara Hunter’s RBI single that put the Lady Warriors up 7-6 on the Dragons following…

SENIOR DAY MAGIC: Cascade Rallies from Two Down for 3-3 Tie with Philomath

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– It didn’t look good for the Cascade Cougars at about the halfway point of the opening half versus Philomath. The Warriors held a 2-nil lead and frustration was there for Cascade as they saw their offense stall because of the thick puddles on the Philomath side of the goal….