Santiam Wins Fourth Game In Last Six

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The last six games for the Santiam Volleyball team have been very nice compared to coming off of the heels of a 15-game losing streak that had dated back to the 2019 Volleyball season. Matter of fact, they enter Thursday’s Tri-River Conference match-up with Sheridan winners of four…

Santiam Takes Monroe To Overtime

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONROE, Ore.– Monroe may have been ranked third in the recent OSAA Coaches Poll, but boy did Santiam, who received votes themselves, take the Dragons the distance. Not just the distance, but overtime Friday night.  The 34-28 overtime result in favor of Monroe showed the measuring stick in where the Wolverines were…

Jefferson Sweeps Santiam For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Nashea Wilson has already left her mark on the Lions Volleyball program entering her senior year, owning the single-season and career blocks records prior to their season-opener with Santiam Tuesday evening. She joked that she likes breaking records, who doesn’t right?  But as one of the leaders…

Wolverines Preparing For The Season Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam has been know for their running game, occasionally popping out for a pass play. Third day into the Josh Ruby-era with the Wolverines, Santiam flowed with the split-back formation, working on a few of the ten plays they’ve installed over the past 72 hours.  Matt Brady’s execution…

Santiam Takes Oregon Madness Opener Over West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Santiam was a quick fill-in for the Oregon Madness Tournament at The Pac Monday afternoon after Butte Falls had to bow out of the Summer League-feature due to Covid-issues within the program. The tournament featured schools from 1A like St. Paul to 6A in the Wolverines’ opposition in West…

TRC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Benett Bos was named unanimous Player of the Year. Santiam and Western Christian each placed two on the first team. Riley Cantu of Kennedy was the lone Trojan to make the first team. Here’s the full list First Team Bennett Bos- Salem Academy Chaz Storm- Santiam Riley Cantu- Kennedy…

Santiam Wins Senior Day Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It was a special moment for Santiam Senior Savanna Fields-Bodenheimer on Friday afternoon.  In a year in which she returned to Wolverine-country, where she last played and attended as an eighth-grader a few short years ago, the now-graduate played in a Santiam uniform one last time.  Scoring four…

Santiam Holds Off Kennedy For Fifth-Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  This game goes back to the old adage of ‘control the controllable’. Battling for third-place in the Tri-River Conference, there’s a solid enough chance that the conference may get one of 2A’s four At-Large bids to the Cumulative Week playoffs that start on Monday.  Santiam and Kennedy met…

Santiam Sets Tone From Start In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.—Santiam could not miss Monday night against Sheridan, scoring a season-high 71 points against the Spartans to improve to 2-2 on the year. The first 14 points in their 71-42 victory had set the tone.  Four three-pointers were involved in a game-starting 14-2 run, the first quarter itself was…

Sheridan Hangs On For Second Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.—Santiam came roaring back into the game after being down ten to start the fourth quarter.  Turning a 32-22  deficit into a 34-31 ball game with2:55 left, capped off with baskets by Jenessa Leon and Alexa Clark within a few seconds of each other against Sheridan. The Spartans brought…

Salem Academy Sets Tone Early Versus Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The new kids on the block came to play.  Two games into their inaugural season in the Tri-River Conference, the Salem Academy Boys Basketball team are 2-0.  The squad followed up their 67-23 win over Colton Tuesday with a blazing start against Santiam in their 59-38 win over Santiam…

Santiam Drops Season Opener To Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The little things stacked up against Santiam in their season opener against Salem Academy.   Little things that gave the Crusaders too many second-chance opportunities, turnovers, fouls, finishing opportunities themselves.  The little things that will come with time and repetition as was the case with their Salem Academy counterparts in…