St. Paul Hands Crosshill First League Loss, Wins 12th-Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The St. Paul Volleyball team had to adjust without Frankie Lear, who was out not feeling well, as they return to Casco League play Monday evening at Crosshill Christian School. But nonetheless, the Buckaroos stepped up to the occasion and set the tone in the opening two sets of…

St. Paul Gets It Done For 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  With how both St. Paul and Lost River were playing Saturday at the St. Paul Rodeo Grounds, there was a sense that in this non-league game with both squads sitting 2-0 on the year entering the contest. And, as fortunate would be in the Buckaroos Hall of Fame Game,…

St. Paul Gets Win #2 On Road Against Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s George Pohlschneider had one of those games where he hoped to have done better, but knew he did good enough to lead the Buckaroos to another victory on the road Thursday night at Santiam High School.  The junior quarterback went 4-for-8 for 180 yards, but had…

West’s Defense Sets-Up Roque-Manzo’s OT Game-Winner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  This ended up being one of those close, great games that you hope for.   After the last two Shriners East-West All-Star Games being decided by a large margin, this was a nail-bitter in the annual All-Star Game put on by the Shriners to benefit the Shriners Hospital Saturday…

St. Paul Baseball Gets It Done Against Vernonia

By Jeremy McDonald jermymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—The rain wasn’t nearly the headache as the wind was when Vernonia and St. Paul met Saturday afternoon to wrap up their three-game 2A/1A Speical District 1 series. The gusty winds tore through the field on this day, making it feel like the game was along the Gorge or…

Storm Uses Second Half Push In Win Over PCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonal73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemeketa quickly saw their 31-18 second quarter lead quickly evaporated to two early on in the third quarter against Portland Community College Wednesday evening.  Leading by a margin of 36-34 with the Panthers looking for more on the youthful Storm squad in the NWAC South Region game. They had…

St. Paul Defeats Willamette Valley Christian 34-22

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  The St. Paul continued to be tough entering their third game of the week and second within 48 hours of playing the same Willamette Valley Christian team they had just played in St. Paul Wednesday. Their defense, that kept the Buckaroos within reach of both the Warriors and Croshill…

St. Paul Halts Porter Pirates Second Half Push

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  Perrydale’s Elana Porter created headaches against the St. Paul defense in the Buckaroos 48-32 Casco League win. The senior Porter flew around loose balls defensively and set herself up in the Pirates offense.  Scoring ten of her 15 points in the second half as Perrydale suddenly were making St….

Chemeketa Pulls Away Late In Win Over Clark

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Best way to describe the Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team this season is their aggression and scrappiness. They’re not the tallest or biggest team on the court.  They played undermanned in their 62-51 win over Clark College Wednesday night in Salem, but they always find a way to keep getting it…

St. Paul Advances To 1A Final Four

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  St. Paul’s 25-11, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of seventh-ranked Echo was very similar to their four-set victory over Central Christian back on Saturday with a theme: Start strong.  Finish with a battle. But hey.  A victory is a victory as they reach their fourth-straight Semi-final game dating back to 2018. “It was…

Casco League Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com St. Paul’s Stella Koch and Willamette Valley Christian’s (Brooks) Lally Hunter were named Co-Players of the year in the Casco League.  The Buckaroos Lesli Hiller was named Coach of the Year as St. Paul have four girls on the first-team.  Perrydale, Jewell and Crosshill Christian each had girls on the first-team…

St. Paul Sweeps Willamette Valley Christian Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian, in spurts, made 1A juggernaut St. Paul work in the Buckaroos 25-16, 25-9, 25-18 victory Tuesday evening at St. Paul High School. The first two sets saw the Brooks-based Warriors hovering around down 8-6 in the first set and 8-5 in the second set, taking advantage…