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…

Santiam Sends Three To State Meet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– She came close to clearing eight-feet-six-inch in the Pole Vault, finishing third overall though at eight-feet in the event.  Kristen Crofoot had PR’d in the Triple Jump, finishing 30-feet-4-inch leap as she finished third, two-feet behind Kennedy’s Emma Beyer. The Junior Wolverine athlete made a comment about Gervais’ Kate…

Santiam Takes Kennedy The Distance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– If Santiam just cleans up the little things, but keeps the same intensity as they did Tuesday against Kennedy, this group will be dangerous come next Spring in 2A/1A. They went into the game with the uncertainty of what was to come from the Trojan 10, but the…

2A/3A Local Salem Track Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 2A SD2 Track and Field At Regis Regis’ was on a tear as Julia McLaughlin won the 800 and 1,500-meters. The Rams Sara Vetter won the Shot Put (28′ 2.5) and Javelin (107′ 3) via PR in both events. Regis’ Whitley Stepp won the High and Long Jumps. On the guys…

1A-6A Baseball/Softball Scoreboard for April 28

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com From Santiam and Regis to West Salem and Silverton, a lot of games occurred and players put in the work Wednesday afternoon and evening. Here is some Salem-Area results from 1A to 6A: 6A/5A Baseball Crosby Albee hit a home run as Albee led the offense with 2RBIs in West Salem’s…

Santiam Rolls To 2-0 With 18-2 Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam Softball had one more tune-up game before their big test Thursday against 3-0 Colton Thursday afternoon at home.  Executing on both sides of the ball in their three-inning 18-2 victory over St. Paul in the Wolverines home opener. After seeing McKenna Dodge recover from a hit-batter, she…

Santiam Building On Youth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Only two girls remain from Santiam’s historic Softball Playoff team from two years ago in catcher Grace Lindemann and outfielder turned infielder Maddie Forste, both are Juniors this season as they see four freshman start in their 14-4 victory over Sheridan Thursday afternoon in Sheridan. One of the…

Jefferson Spoils Santiam’s Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It was a blessing in disguise.  They would’ve been happy with one game let-alone the four that they got this season. It wasn’t the picture-book ending to the High School football careers of Gabe Lanham and Alex Mitchell, but for one last time in the Santiam uniforms…they got…