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…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…

Crushers Fall In Series Opener with Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With the regular season and the Area-3 League Season drawing to a close it was as you were expecting when the Post 58 Crushers and the Mid-Coast Dungies of Newport started their three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Regis High School. The Crushers, along with Corvallis and Withnell, are battling…

Crushers Wrap Up Bend Trip With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  With two league series coming up with the Mid-Coast Dungies (Wednesday-Thursday) and Corvallis (Monday-Tuesday), their 7-0 win over the Boss Baseball Club at Bend High School gave the Post 58 Crushers some needed momentum going back into league. “Energy is huge no matter what game you’re playing.  We need…

Dodgers Rally By Crushers In Series Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– This was what you would hope for as the regular season draws to an end.  Efficient pitching, strong defense and the bats to back it all up.  Withnell had it all in their 10-1 win over the up-start Post 58 Crushers, scoring the final ten runs after Jefferson-grad DJ…

Post 58 Crushers Split With NWDS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers found a rhythm late in Game one of their doubleheader against the NW Diamond Sports squads Sunday afternoon.  Bats came to life, defense settled in behind the pitching of St. Paul-grad TJ Crawford and Kennedy-grad Dylan Kleinschmit in the 8-4 defeat to start the doubleheader…

1A/4A Baseball/Softball Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 4A Baseball North Marion 18, Madras 0 4A Softball Alexis Bales drove 2RBI’s in Cascade’s 4-1 win over Philomath.  Hannah Walliman struck out five for the Cougars while going 1-for-2 hitting.   Stayton’s Jessica Rule and Cedella Ritchie each drove in 2RBI’s and Brielle Kessler drove in another 3RBI’s.  Rule struck out…

1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

Trojans Roll To 6-0 With Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  It was a vastly different kind of game Monday evening when St. Paul traveled to Kennedy to play the Trojans. Kennedy took advantage of the Buckaroos youthful mistakes in their 13-3, six-inning victory to start the third week of the six-week season, but St. Paul had forced the…

1A Casco League Volleyball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Jordan Caldwell won the Player of the Year Honors in the Casco League as the Buckaroos went 13-5 on the year during the Fall Short-season.  Jewell’s Jessica Miller won Coach of the Year following the Blue jays 13-2 season.  Jewell, Willamette Valley Christian and Livingstone all…