Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So, this is the first week of me doing predictions. I’ll try to do a girls game and a guys game with a score every Thursday/Friday night of certain games at classifications. Here’s Week 1’s: 6A BOLD PREDICTION  Boys: Sprague over #2 South Salem 65-62.  I like Sprague’s height versus the Saxons…

St. Paul Shuts Down Scio In Season Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—It was one of those nights that you saw the difference in experience levels in two teams playing in their home openers. For St. Paul, its probably safe to say that they’ll be one of the favorites to compete for the 1A State Title this year with their strong…

St. Paul Finishes Second in 1A After Battle With Dufur

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– Getting to the State Championship game is probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you’ll get as an athlete. Just being in that high electricity environment and playing for the name on your jersey. For St. Paul, who saw last year end by the team whose made a return to…

St. Paul Takes Top Spot In Casco League, Perrydale Second

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Perrydale have been to this point before battling for the Casco League playoff tournament Championship, having battled Crosshill Christian for it last sesson in a five-set match. As for St. Paul, their maiden voyage back down at 1A looked to add another piece of hardware to their mantel with a Casco…

St. Paul Improves to 13-0 With Win Over Central Linn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—Erin Counts found herself saving a loose ball with game in a 22-17 battle in favor of St. Paul with the first set in its fourth long volley of the set when a Central Linn shot that went a little far off its mark help made it 23-17 in…

Facing The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– There’s always a change when you adjust to a new league or classification. But, there’s always a jump going from 11-man football to 8-man as the Buckaroos of St. Paul are doing. As pointed out from Jaidyn Jackson, the team camp at Eligon gave St. Paul an opportunity…

Mid-Valley Pulls Away From Keizer In First Game Of Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It was one of the first hot days of the season for the Keizer Crushers as they opened up their second league series with the Mid-Valley Southpaws Monday afternoon at McNary High School. With the temperatures in the 80s, Austin Brown was finding ways to keep the Southpaws off…

Brown, Meyer Combined In 9 Inning Shutout For Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.—Keizer had to wait a little longer in terms of starting of their season having waited a week-and-a-half to start their Summer Season compare to the Post 20 Dirtbags in Monmouth and Withnell Dodgers in Salem as they jumped right into the season after completing try-outs. But, as they sent…

Bucks Crazy Finish Falls Just Short Versus Monroe

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONROE, Ore.–  Many have said through the ages, ‘Never Say Die’ when times get tough and your back is against the wall. For St. Paul baseball, they entered the Top of the Seventh inning down 11-0 and their chances to win seemingly bleak as they came in after Campbell Smith and…

St. Paul Advances To The Elite 8! First Time Since 2014

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–For the first time since they were in 1A during the 2013-2014 season, St. Paul are going back in the Elite 8. After their 66-28 win in front of the nearly packed crowd in their home gym for the last time, the Lady Buckaroos gave them something to cheer…

Santiam Outlast The Smith Cousin’s-Led Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  They walked out to chants of “SPH” and played with chants of “Buckaroo Power” during the fourth quarter, the St. Paul boys were making a rally for the ages against Santiam. At halftime, the lead was 33-19 Wolverins as Santiam answered a 8-1 run by the Buckaroos to…

St. Paul Girls First Quarter Sets Pace In Win Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com St. Paul set the pace early versus Santiam by building a 22-8 lead entering the second quarter as the Lady Wolverines struggled to land a shot and the Lady Buckaroos took advantage of it entering the second frame of the Tri River League match-up Monday night. “That’s our game, just running…