SA’s James, Brown Brings Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–   A lot of pressure was on Salem Academy’s Celia James coming down the stretch of her 400-meter race in the 2A Special District 2 District Race Saturday afternoon.  The freshman encountered a strong breeze on the backstretch, not as bad as the wind had been in prior days…

Putting In The Off-season Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The AAU season has kicked off for the Oregon Swish Girls Basketball team Saturday up at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington. Having gone 2-1 in their first time out with their lone defeat with a battle with The Pac Varsity in their second game before rebounding with a…

Preparing For Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Cameron Diacetis has the look like he’s entering the peak of his powers in the shot put in his final Regis Twilight Meet where he picked up his sixth win in the event this season.  All while PR-ing in the event with a throw of 46-feet-four-inches Friday afternoon…

2A Girls Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Union’s Callie Glenn was named 2A Player of the Year while Union Head Coach Jordan Kledbaum was named Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List First Team Annabelle Brawley, Salem Academy Maya Rowland, Central Linn Katelynn Senn, Bandon Kenna Stratton, Lakeview Ashley Lohman, Faith Bible Second Team Brooklynn Walers, Vernonia…

2A Boys Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Western Christian’s Gary Hull won 2A Coach of the Year and Logan Morrill of Knappa won Player of the Year in 2A.  Here’s the complete List: First Team Riley Cantu, Kennedy John Pass, Salem Academy Gunner Rothenberger, Toledo Austin Sladek, Western Christian Diego Aguilar, Jefferson Second Team Sam Hess, Illinois Valley…

Gimme A P! Pios Take 2A State Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.– Somewhere up in the yonder, Michael Galer is smiling.  Perhaps leading a Pioneer cheer, perhaps going ballistic over what occurred on the Pendleton Convention Center Basketball Court. Some say legends never die, surely the legend of Galer hasn’t.  There was a feeling he had a hand in Western Christian’s…

Salem Academy Hangs On To Defeat Bandon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Anything is possible at this point of the basketball season.  But hey, a win is a win right? The senior-heavy Salem Academy squad survived a threat from the sophomore-heavy Bandon squad after being up 24-9 in the second quarter to advance to the 2A State Title game with the 41-35…

Salem Academy Advances To State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  John Pass’ three-pointer with 1:25 left in the game was the biggest play of the game against Knappa.   With the Loggers chopping at the bit, cutting it to 33-32 moments earlier off a  Nicolai Ogier three-pointer in one of those grinding-type games, the clutch three-pointer gave them a bit more breathing…

Salem Academy Turns Back Regis For Semi’s Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Regis gave Salem Academy all they could handle in Thursday’s 2A State Quarterfinal match-up at Pendleton High School.  A game in which the Crusaders won 59-49, but it wasn’t until a Salem Academy push going into and out of the halftime break that was seemingly the deciding factor in…

Salem Academy Pendleton-Bound After Oakland Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Ever since Ben Brown has arrived at Salem Academy, first as the Head Girls Basketball coach during the 2014-2015, there’s a good chance that you’ll see the team he’s associated with at the Final Site.  Coos Bay and now Pendleton, Head Coach and the one year he was an assistant…

TRC Girls Basketball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Derek Imig and Gervais’ Kyle Buse were named Co-Coach of the Year as the two squads went one-two in the Tri-River Conference League Standings in 2022. The Crusaders’ Annabelle Brawley was named TRC Player of the Year. Here’s the complete list: First Team Annabelle Brawley-Salem Academy Olivia Haines-Colton Izzy…

SSBC Honorees For February 18

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored West Salem’s Mya Adams (Girls Basketball), West Salem’s Mika Oprea (Girls Swimming), South Salem’s Will LaDuca (Boys Swimming), McKay’s Patricia Mike (Girls Basketball), Salem Academy’s John Pass (Boys Basketball) and Salem Academy’s Bailey Pederson (Girls Basketball). The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club…