Peterson’s Pirates Visit Worley’s Spartans

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It was the first-time in two years since Jacob Peterson led the Sheridan Spartans to a 2A Quarterfinal appearance.  It was the second-year that Peterson had ever led an Varsity program as a Head Coach before returning to Newberg last season. Had not for Coronavirus, maybe Wednesday wouldn’t’ve happened. …

Sheridan’s Huffman Signs With Bushnell For Track

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.—  Sheridan’s Taylor Huffman has made his decision on the eve of heading to college: Bushnell University. Over the past three years throwing the Spartan graduate had overcame the challenges of a new coach and ankle injuries to get to this point of signing to join the Beacons, remembering a…

68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

Dayton Announces New Head Football Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Jacob Peterson’s fondest moment came this past Fall when, as defensive coordinator of the Newberg Tigers, traveled down to Medford and took down the third-ranked South Medford Panthers during the 2016-2017 season. Stunning the squad in Spiegelberg Stadium on that November night as Newberg reached the 6A second-round before…

Sheridan’s VanZant Commits To Spring Hill College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  Sheridan-grad Ronni VanZant felt like her College career was just taking off. Coming off of winning the 3A State Titles in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and Long Jump her Senior season with the Spartans, VanZant felt like she was coming into her own following High School. “Sheridan was…

2A Boys Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Toledo’s Conner Marchant won the highest honor in Boys basketball as Player of the Year.  The Boomers Head Coach Eddie Townsend won Coach of the Year. Western Christian’s Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli added to their accolades with first-team honors.  Kennedy’s Luke Hall capped a great Senior year with a Second…

Waiting For The Next Jump

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.—“Just kind of taking a-day at the time, just keeping my ears open  and my eyes open.  I’ll be devasted, it’ll really hurt.  I am prepared.  I am prepared if it comes down to that,” Kaden Eggers said Monday afternoon. It was a picture-perfect Monday afternoon.  The sun was blazing…

Sheridan Rallies, Holds Off Santiam In Regular Season Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.— For two teams that could easily play each other here in a few days in the Tri-River Conference League Playoffs, Thursday night could be a warm-up for what is possibly to come ahead. Sheridan hasn’t had the easiest stretch to close out the regular season, having to play…

Sheridan’s Fourth Quarter Seals Win Over Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  Blanchet’s James Moore said that once they figure it out, they’ll be a tough team to beat. The Cavaliers had already proved they were going to be a tough out anyway in Sheridan’s 70-54 win Saturday night at Riverdale High School, leading as much as 11-6 after one before…

Dearth Rallies For Scio Holiday Tournament Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Reilley Dearth really brought it to Earth Saturday at the Scio Holiday Classic. The Sheridan 220-pound grappler found himself down 8-0 late in the first round against Nestucca’s Issac Barnes of the 220-pound tournament championship. Slowly but surely though, that weird saying about wrestling of ‘it’s not over until…

Embracing the Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Every coaches worse nightmare occurred for Sheridan Boys Basketball with them peaking early. Yes the Spartans qualified for the Round of the 16 for the first time since 2012, but Sheridan didn’t win a game in the month of February. Granted, they played the 2A Champions in Western Christian,…

TRL Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley recieved Tri-River League Honors while Laura Beyer recieved Coach of the Year for a Trojan squad that went 16-0 in league and are 29-1 overall entering the 2A State Playoffs. Here is the complete list: Player of the Year:  Sophia Carley, Kennedy Coach of the Year:Laura Beyer, Kennedy…