Bandits Finding A Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Boys of Summer are back. As the weekend comes to a close Sunday, the Stayton Bandits converged on Turner City Park for one of their first practices of the summer season.  12 kids were out in the afternoon sun knocking off the cobwebs from the quarantine for the…

Regis Baseball Honors Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—When the OSAA decision came down the pipe that Spring will be canceled, Regis Head Coach Kyle Baker jumped right into action. The Rams Head Coach wanted to find someway to honor his five Seniors for their hard work and sacrifice. “When the OSAA made the final decision, I decided…

Setting The Tone Inside-Out

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Jeff Wiltsey has seen the best of times, and he’s seen not so best of times at Regis. In his seven years as an assistant football coach with the Rams, he’s seen the squad go deep into the playoffs…even winning the 2A State Title game in 2016.  The past…

‘Be The Light’-Movement Starts In Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–Barely four hours after the OSAA made it official that the 2020 Spring Sports season, I found myself pulling into Stayton High School at 8:30pm, putting on my press pass for the first time in about a month and started walking towards the lights at the football stadium. But I…

Nees Commits To Shasta College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Jackson Nees will be taking his talents to Redding, California next season as the Senior Ram Baseball player committed to Shasta College back in February. Nees hit .410 with 28 RBI’s, scored 50 runs and stole 35 bases as a Junior last year as he picked up unanimous…

Central Valley Conference Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Monroe’s Mirtha Lopez was named Player of the Year and the Dragon’s Head Coach Tony Parker.  Lopez and Jefferson’s Nashea Wilson were unanimous First-Team selections for their team. Monroe finished 2A State Runner-Up and Central Linn finished sixth in 2A.  Here is the full Central Valley Conference List: 1st Team: Mirtha…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Regis Outlast Blanchet 44-42 Monday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic made a statement that they weren’t about to back down in their Holy War battle with Regis Monday night on the road. The Cavalier boys rallied from a slow start to the game, 12-3 matter of fact, and entered the locker room leading 25-20 once the young…

Regis Holds Off Oakland, 4-1 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Oakland’s defense didn’t make it easy for the Regis offense to score in the Lady Rams 37-31 victory Saturday night. Of Regis’ 37 points, 15 were from the line on 21 opportunities.  While the 71.4-percent at the line may be great, considering nearly 41-percent of the Rams offensive output…

Jefferson Roars By Regis For Ninth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Regis entered Thursday’s contest against Jefferson without Tyler Voltin, who had sustained an ankle injury that has sidelined the Ram for an length period of time. With or without Voltin, Regis’ challenge would have been the same: Slow down the Lions. Jefferson entered the game on a eight-game winning…

Regis Girls Comeback To Beat Yoncalla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  For what it’s worth, Regis made a statement in their 42-40 comeback win over Yoncalla Friday night. They’re aiming for bigger and better things this year. Down 40-31 with three minutes left to the Eagles, they slowly started to chip away at the deficit.  40-35, 40-37 after Ava Silbernagel’s…

Santiam Boys Improves To 4-0 On Year With Win Over Regis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The feisty Regis defense in front of them made sure that Santiam weren’t going to duplicate their 100-point performance from Monday night against St. Paul. Matter of fact, the Rams defense held the Wolverine offense that scored 64 points in the first half two nights ago to 32 in…