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…

Sheridan Shutdown Santiam In Defensive Slugfest For Conference Lead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It was as interesting as you could make it for what is expected to be for the 2A Special District 2 Football Championship Title. It was a grinder with both teams challenging the other on the ground and occasionally throwing it in the air of an old-fashion 9-0 ball-game…

Sheridan Takes Five-Set Game From Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– As the season wraps up, every game just as important as the next and the one before with playoff positioning at stake. Sheridan had the third-place spot in the Tri-River League all but wrapped up entering their game with Santiam, but sealed the deal with a five-set battle with…

Santiam Red Holds Off Santiam Black In Powderpuff 12-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.- With Santiam’s Homecoming game Friday against Chemawa, the Wolverines hosted the annual Powderpuff game Wednesday night on the home football field under the lights. The red team consisted of seventh-, ninth-, and eleventh-graders while the black team consisted of eighth-, tenth-, and twelfth-graders. The Santiam red team struck…

Santiam JV Pulls Away From Gervais JV In 2 Quarter Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The two-quarter Junior Varsity game between Gervais and Santiam had all the workings to be an back-and-forth battle with the Wolverines JD Hakanson and the Cougars Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Studer. Hakanson got Santiam on the board first up 8-0 before Studer answered with a strike but Gervais couldn’t get the point…

Santiam Over Kennedy 44-0, 3-0 On Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.—It was a big match-up that they were looking forward towards all week long.  Perhaps since the schedules were released a while back. Kennedy. With St. Paul dropping to 1A and continuing to raise havoc in 8-man football after their 64-6 win over Perrydale Friday night, the Trojans-Wolverines match-up…

Scio Volleyball Eeks Out Santiam In 5 For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam’s Brittany Grenbemer told her team before the start of the fifth-set versus Scio Wednesday night that they need to do it if they’re going to say it with frustrations settling in during the match. “I think that was a tough one, I definitely said ‘we can’t say…