Leaving Their Mark

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  With the postseason just right around the corner and the regular season coming to an end the Santiam softball program has found themselves back in the 2A/1A postseason. Still a relatively new program, their first season coming in the Spring of 2015, the Wolverines made the postseason two…

The Mentality

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Santiam’s Kristen Crofoot was not about to let this last opportunity go to waste.  She was not going to let a torn meniscus get in the way of her going to State one last time.  It’s her senior year and she was not going to hang up the Track…

Stayton Invitational: Eagles Humphreys Takes Two Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Alissa Humphreys has found herself on a tear to open her senior year with Stayton High School. In the 100-meter dash, she has collected three wins in five attempts and has two wins in the 200-meter dash.  All while running the 4×400 meter relay, an event that she has…

Santiam Baseball Wins Eighth Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  In a year, the Santiam baseball team have made a nice little turnaround.  A relatively young team last Spring during the six-week season, the Wolverines have nearly tripled their win total 12 games into this season as they sit 8-4 overall following their 15-2 win over Colton Wednesday….

Boyd, Longfellow PR. Horne Placed At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  Gervais’ Izzy Boyd put up some solid numbers in the shot put pit Saturday afternoon at the Meet of Champions meet at Sweet Home High School. Uncertain if she would hit thirty-feet, Boyd was holding steady with that range Saturday while PR-ing in the event with a throw…

Santiam Softball Walks-Off Against Culver

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore. —  Well.  That’s one way to win a game. Santiam softball Head Coach put it best, it was an ugly win.  Assistant coach Clint Forste reminded them of the goals that they set in Waldport over Spring Break: Playoffs and contending for a League Title. There were ups-and-downs…

2A Boys Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Western Christian’s Gary Hull won 2A Coach of the Year and Logan Morrill of Knappa won Player of the Year in 2A.  Here’s the complete List: First Team Riley Cantu, Kennedy John Pass, Salem Academy Gunner Rothenberger, Toledo Austin Sladek, Western Christian Diego Aguilar, Jefferson Second Team Sam Hess, Illinois Valley…

Santiam Softball Looking Towards Experience in 2022

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam brings back a plethora of experience from last season’s 8-6. 2A Culminative Week Playoff softball team. They return the Dodge sisters of MaKenna and McKayla, Grace Lindemann, Maddy Forste, Cassidy Olson, Keitlyn Thuston, Kacey Solus and Shania Katlong.  Plus, they add the addition of Savannah Stanley as…

TRC Girls Basketball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Derek Imig and Gervais’ Kyle Buse were named Co-Coach of the Year as the two squads went one-two in the Tri-River Conference League Standings in 2022. The Crusaders’ Annabelle Brawley was named TRC Player of the Year. Here’s the complete list: First Team Annabelle Brawley-Salem Academy Olivia Haines-Colton Izzy…

Regis Comes Alive In Win Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Regis finally found their groove in the second half of their 58-48 win over Santiam, turning a 25-24 deficit to a 50-37 lead about two-and-a-half minutes into the fourth quarter of the game. Hitting their shots was key, so was boxing out and playing sound defense in limiting the…

Regis Stuns Santiam 36-35

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–   Santiam tried something new Wednesday afternoon against Regis in their trap zone defense.  And for much of the non-league contest at Santiam High School, it kept the Rams in check in Regis’ 36-35 win as the Wolverines jumped out to a 22-11 lead entering the waning moments of…

Lions Press Slows Santiam Down In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.—The Jefferson Girls Basketball team’s press had come in the clutch when they needed it the most Saturday afternoon against Santiam. The Wolverines entered the second quarter in the Lions 48-17 victory, riding some momentum down 11-4 following Jefferson’s 11-0 start to the game.  Santiam had an opportunity or two…