St. Paul Holds Off Santiam Softball’s Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– The St. Paul softball team took advantage of the opportunities that Santiam gave them during the second inning to build a 5-0 lead into the third inning in the Lady Buckaroos 7-6 win Monday afternoon at home. Behind Megan Tuck’s 3-for-3, three RBI day, it seemed as if…

Kennedy Takes Fourth Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.-  The last time Santiam and Kennedy met on February 13, the Wolverines squeaked out a 50-44 win to steal the second automatic bid out of the Tri-River League entering the Field of 16. Fast forward to Saturday morning, it looked as if Santiam would be running away with the…

Santiam Boys Playing For Fourth Versus Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  The consolation semi-finals are probably the most interesting games in the tournament.  The question becomes how do you respond after the first day loss Day 2 in order to get to the trophy game Saturday? Santiam led 16-6 within the first minute of the second quarter before Lost River…

Santiam Drops Tough Elite 8 Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Santiam knew the talent of Toledo entering the game, but they embraced the challenge as they turned a 20-13 first quarter hole into a 31-24 lead thanks to a 18-4 swing as they held a slight 32-30 halftime lead over the third-ranked Boomer squad that have only lost one…

Santiam Advances In TRC League Playoffs Over Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– With 2:24 left in the third quarter, first-year Sheridan Head Coach Steven Grauer told his team during a timeout down 39-27 to Santiam that he believed in them. The 27-year-old coach was trying to find ways to settle his team down during their Tri-River Conference league playoff game…

Santiam Get By Colton 49-41

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five spots are promised out of the Tri-River Conference for it’s league playoffs. Entering Saturday’s games on the girl’s side of the conference, Kennedy sits first at 10-0 with Gervais second at 7-3.  Behind them is where the battle currently is. Colton entered Saturday’s match-up with Santiam at…

Vasquez Hits Game-Winner Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– It was as close as you can possibly hoped for when the Tri-River Conference got back underway Monday when Gervais traveled out to Santiam as it came down to the last basket in the Cougars 39-38 win. But it didn’t come without a fight or some adversity.  Maddy…

Santiam Takes Scrappy Game From De La Salle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Santiam had their biggest task to close out the Green Bracket at the New Year’s Invitational at Salem Academy against the full-court press defense and uptempo offense of De La Salle North Catholic Saturday afternoon. By halftime it was 14-9 Wolverines and they built a 22-12 lead out of…

Santiam Pushes 3A’s De La Salle North Catholic To Brink

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Four of the last five 3A State Championships featured De La Salle North Catholic with the Knights taking home the title this past season. And with them coming off of a back-to-back tournaments that saw the 3A private school face 6A talent in schools like Westview in Beaverton and…

Santiam Pulls Away From Western Christian In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first half ended with a blaze of glory. Western Christian went on a 6-0 run to cut the Santiam lead from 15-8 to 15-14 late in the second quarter with Annika Hess on the bench with three fouls to her name. But with their backs against the wall…

Santiam Gets Revenge On Monroe, Back To Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– Some would say redemption is the best way to prove to yourself that you are able to do it and Santiam found a way to redeem their 2A State Final loss to Monroe in their 44-13 win over the Dragons Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines set the pace early…

Santiam’s Sendlinger Overcomes Hurdle To Return To Field

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.— It’s quite regular to see kids go from one sport to another with ease.  Some even work in travel and club sports in there as well with ease as well or count it as one of their school-year activities. But ever so often, something strange happens that throws…