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….

Frustrated…But Not Done

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.—Entering Tuesday’s Oregon West Conference match-up between Philomath and Cascade, a game separated both great squads in the conference standings. A win by the Cougars would give them the title out-right, a win by the Warriors would make it necessary that Tuesday’s League Finale interesting. The latter, sadly, happen as…

Stayton Pushes #13 Philomath To Brink In 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Monday’s Oregon West Conference was a hard fought battle between two opponents on opposite sides of the standings. Philomath found themselves tied with Cascade at 6-3 in OWC play and Stayton was sitting in last place at 2-7. But you wouldn’t see that in Monday’s contest as the Eagles…

Stayton Battles to 10-8 Win

“This win I think is going get us back into where we want to be to go (to the) postseason,” said Alexus Hemphill

Stayton’s Navarro’s 5 Combined Goals leads to Sixth-Straight OWC Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– When the whistle blew at the end of the Stayton-Philomath 4A Oregon West Conference Boys Soccer game Tuesday, there was no celebration, no cheering. There was just the feeling of excitement in the air as the 8-0 Eagles (11-0-2, 8-0-2 OWC)  win not just sealed a loss-less season, but…

PHOTO GALLERY: Stayton/Philomath Boys Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Below are pictures I took during the Stayton/Philomath Boys Soccer Game. Jeremy McDonald is a professional sports journalist in the Salem/Portland area and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalist in Oregon with B.S. degrees from Southern Oregon University in Journalism (2011) and Health/PE (2013).  Got a story idea?…

SEASON IN REVIEW: Philomath Boys Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  It was a rebuilding year of sorts for the Philomath High School Boys Soccer team, having gone 4-10 overall and 4-6 in the Oregon West Conference as they had one senior on the team in 2015. “We knew three years ago when we had one sophomore that this year…