Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Fall Ball Is Coming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HUBBARD, Ore.–  Fall Ball is coming. As their first game approaches August 30, the NM Magic were holding their try-outs as they break into the 16U realm on the heels of at their 14U summer that ended a few weeks ago. A solid turnout of about 15-18 girls came out to…

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…

St. Paul Baseball Honors Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– The St. Paul nine and their families pulled into the gravel path along the right field fence at Gooding Field Friday afternoon leading into 6pm’s Senior recognition. It was just the Seniors.  No non-senior teammates, no fans, no umpires or opposing team in the other dugout.  Just the…

1A State Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Crane’s Kelsie Siegner, St. Paul’s Erin Counts and Joseph’s Sabrina Albee were named Co-Players of the Year.  Crane’s Stub Travis was named Coach of the Year. First Team Kelsie Siegner- Crane Erin Counts-St. Paul Sabrina Albee- Joseph Riley Davis- Crane Isabelle Wyss- St. Paul 2nd Team Sydney Lawrence-Perrydale Lizzy Grandle- Country…

Looking To Build From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST.  PAUL, Ore.– St. Paul baseball had finally gotten over the hump when the Coronavirus pandemic hit this Spring Sports season. Last Spring, the Buckaroos won an tight-knit 2-0 game against former league opponent Santiam for the program first entering this season.  And though the season is on-hold for the forseeable…

St. Paul Gets By Mohawk In Non-League Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– Mohawk would take the 22-21 halftime lead over the second-ranked St. Paul Buckaroo Girls Basketball team probably every time as they did Monday night. For the first 16 minutes of St. Paul’s 45-36 victory, the Mustangs had pressed, rebounded and shot the ball well against the defending 1A State…

St. Paul Takes Tough Game Over Monroe

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.– They knew they weren’t out of the woods yet as Monroe kept it to around ten, 12 being the biggest St. Paul lead as Mirtha Lopez 1-for-3 free throw trip got it to 36-27 with 3:25 left in the third. Rebounding, boxing out was captained by Wyss as…

St. Paul Finishes Second In 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HERMINSTON, Ore.—Think about it, for Seniors like a Mitch Curtis, TJ Crawford or Saul Martinez, being in the playoffs this late in the year has become an expectation. Their sophomore year, St. Paul were semi-finalist in 2A and were State Finalist their Junior and now Senior seasons. “It’s something cool to…

One Last Tune-Up Game Before Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– Thursday’s game was a late add for both St. Paul and Warrenton. Both squads are sitting on-top of their respective conference in 1A and 3A entering league playoffs, so the extra live reps were helpful in preparation in the Buckaroos and Warriors playoff pushes this season. “It was…

Week 7 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 6-3 Season Total: 51-25 With Homecoming this week for a few schools like Dallas, West Salem and South Salem, those teams will be looking for wins while their opponents will be looking to spoil the Homecoming fun this week. Here are my picks: 6A: West Salem over Mt. View…

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…