Western Christian Wins With Fourth Quarter Rally Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam put Western Christian on high-alert Friday night. The Wolverines were on the brink of the improbable:  Handing the Pioneers their first in-league loss. It’s been since January 27, 2017 when the Pioneers were known as Western Mennonite, had lost a Tri-River Conference game when they lost to…

Santiam Takes TRC Battle Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.– Both Kennedy and Santiam Boys Basketball proved again why every night in the Tri-River Conference is going to be like warfare. Physicality, athleticism and the unwillingness to go down without a fight illustrate between the Trojans and the Wolverines Thursday night was just another example of how tough…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

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…

Santiam Mixture Of Young And Old Looks For Pay-Off In 2019-20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–At the 2A level, it’s hard to replace two starters and a key bench player from a deep playoff push as Santiam Boys Basketball has to this season. Jesse Sendlinger and Trevor Whitmire started with Dustin Keys coming off the bench as the three racked up 191 of the…

Looking To Their Youth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–One thing is for sure, Santiam Girls Head Coach David Plotts will make sure his Wolverines Basketball Varsity squad will be ready to go come game day this season to the best of their abilities. Losing five seniors is no easy task to fill. Filling the shoes of Jasmyn…

TRL Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley recieved Tri-River League Honors while Laura Beyer recieved Coach of the Year for a Trojan squad that went 16-0 in league and are 29-1 overall entering the 2A State Playoffs. Here is the complete list: Player of the Year:  Sophia Carley, Kennedy Coach of the Year:Laura Beyer, Kennedy…

Santiam Hands Culver First Loss Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  There was a strange feeling as Culver Ben Nanez punched it in from three-yards out and the Bulldogs capitalizing on a scoop-and-score to cut into Santiam’s 23-0 lead that they were about to make the Wolverines Homecoming Night all too close for comfort. At 4-0 entering the game,…

Young Wolverines Ready For Challenges Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The Santiam Volleyball team have certainly rebounded well after their 1-18 season three years ago in 2016 with a nine-win season in 2017 before recording 13 wins last season and were on the brink of the 2A State Playoffs. They were one win away, having played in two…

High Expectations, New Faces

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  Over the last two-, three-years the expectations for the Santiam Football team has been anything short of high. After going 10-18 between 2013 and 2015 and no postseason visits, the Wolverines have since went 28-8 with a Quarterfinals visit and two finals appearances over the last three seasons entering…

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…

West Avoids Sweep. STP’s Herbie, Santiam’s Sendlinger Honored

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  It was a good reunion of three former competitors, four if you include the Coach on the field, of the old Tri-River League baseball teams Sunday afternoon on the turf at Linfield College. St. Paul’s Justin Herberger and Kennedy’s Angel De La Rosa, who weren’t at Saturday’s doubleheader at…