Santiam Keeps Pace With Salem Academy With Kennedy Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Santiam has been just absolutely locked ok this season after their slow start to start it, and their Tri-River Conference play has shown just that as they picked up their tenth league game of the year. Defeating Kennedy for the second time this year to keep pace with Salem…

Santiam Finds A Way Again, Defeats Blanchet 65-55

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– The Santiam-Blanchet Catholic Boys Basketball game Tuesday night was just one of those classic back-and-forth games that came down to the wire with the Wolverines hanging on for their sixth-straight Tri-River Conference victory in the process following the 65-55 victory. Santiam led 14-12 and 31-25 going into the…

Gervais Wins Sixth-Straight, Defeating Santiam 53-19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  For about the first five-and-a-half minutes, the Santiam Girls Basketball team held the Gervais basketball team in check trailing 6-3 to the Top 5 2A squad Friday evening on the road.  Taking advantage of the Cougars slow start to the game to keep things interesting before Gervais began to…

Santiam Gets Another Big Time Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–   It’s starting to look like the Santiam Boys Basketball team might be the sleeper team out of the Tri-River Conference as they picked up another massive win.  Taking down Regis 58-57 Tuesday night on the road just days after their massive win over Kennedy.  And Ezra Downey, coming off…

Santiam Hangs On For Big Win Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam threw everything and the kitchen sink at Kennedy Wednesday night in the Tri-River Conference opener for both teams and found a way in getting it done.  Pulling possibly one of those great mid-season upsets that could propel a team in the process as the Wolverines picked up…

Santiam Girls Pull Away From Kennedy Late In League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam’s Maizy Downey’s three at the buzzer seemed to be the thing that sparked the Wolverines in their 40-27 win over Kennedy. The three came with the Santiam team leading 22-21 and had give rhe Wolverines some breathing room for their press to work in the final frame…

ROUND UP: Greschwill, Bischoff Win In Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Coming off a historic season in which saw Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill become the first Trojan to qualify for the Girls State Tournament, the Kennedy senior came out swinging at her first tournament of the season. Wrestling up at 140 pounds, a vast different from her 125-pound wrestling days of last…

Santiam Falls In OT Heartbreaker at Silver Cross Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to open the season for the Santiam Girls Basketball team at the Silver Cross Tournament at East Linn Christian Academy.  They fought back from a 13-7 halftime deficit to build a 25-17 lead with 4:25 left in the game.  Hitting their shots, playing crisper…

Downey The Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam’s Ezra Downey is just a natural when it comes to the game of basketball.  The athleticism is there, the Basketball IQ is there as well as he prepares for one last season with the Wolverine basketball program this season. Being on Varsity since his freshman year, the…

Thompson Takes Over Santiam Girls Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It’s been an unique journey for Hannah Thompson as she enters her first-year as Head Coach of the Santiam Girls Basketball Program. A Homecoming of sorts after a long run as a student-athlete that took her to some high-end college basketball. From the area, Thompson spent her first…

Peterson First Santiam XC Runner To Qualify For State Since 2007

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It’s been since Kara Stair in 2007 that a Santiam Wolverine has made it to the State Cross Country Meet.  Her 20:52 time was good enough for 23rd-place in the 3A/2A/1A State Race.  What’s more interesting, up until this past weekend, Stair was the only Santiam runner to have…

TRC Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Willamina’s Hallee Hughes won Player of the Year and Salem Academy’s Melissa Holman won Coach of the Year. Here’s the comple Tri-River Conference honors: First TeamHallee Hughes-WillaminaAly Herber-Salem AcademyLilly McCargar-GervaisEmma Brewer-Salem Academy Brooklyn Bailey-WillaminaAddy McCargar-Gervais Second TeamKayden LeeAnn-CulverLexi Herber-Salem Academy Irene Rochan-Blanchet CatholicMakayla Dodge-SantiamHensley Wachtner-CulverLily Casteneda-BlanchetAlyssa Carpenter-Willamina Third Team Mia Soloman-DelphianOlivia…