Stayton Over Woodburn To Wrap-Up Non-League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Why not start the trilogy early this year between Woodburn and Stayton Boys Basketball? Similar to soccer with their rivalry, basketball has carried the Fall rivalry into the gym for the Winter after last year’s league games and third-fifth place game at Forest Grove. And as the game was…

Stayton Cools Down North Salem’s Hot Start In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first quarter was probably of expected in the SCTC Holiday Classic Semi-final match as Stayton led North Salem 17-16 in the Eagles 63-40 win Friday night. The Vikings came out firing, hitting four first quarter three-pointers as Jonathan Daniel’s lay-in with three seconds left in the frame the…

Stayton’s Big Run Hands Mannahouse First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Mannahouse Christian Academy had did their homework on Stayton. Their Box-and-one wasn’t something that the Eagles were expecting as the Lions tried to take out KJ Nyquist with their ‘one’s defender on her and playing a zone with everyone else. For a young team and a first-year head coach…

Short-Handed Storm Goes 2-1 At Chemeketa Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is always a challenge when you are playing with a short bench. Playing with six girls this weekend for the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament, the Storm tipped off against Treasure Valley looking for their third-straight win after wins against the Simpson University JV squad and Shoreline Community College. And…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

North Marion Holds Off Stayton For Third Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  North Marion has been in these situations before entering the second half against Stayton Wednesday night on the road. Woodburn, Marshfield and Sweet Home all were tight games as the Huskies picked up their third-straight win 70-61 against the Eagles. Sergio Jimienez handed North Marion a 14-12 lead after…

Battle Of Powers At State Goes To Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–When word spread that Woodburn was dropping from 5A to 4A, the question became when will we see the Bulldog-Stayton matchup in the finals. Here’s the challenge to it too.  Toss in two times they’ve met in the Oregon West Conference-league play and you got, in theory, a battle.  No…

Esparza’s Goal Lifts Eagles Over Marist In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  When Jayden Esparza struck in the 94th minute of Stayton’s 1-0, Overtime thriller over the one-seed in Marist Catholic, he was swarmed by his Eagles teammates in a game where both teams came awfully close of breaking the 0-0 tie. The Spartans Sam Bell had saved seven Stayton shots…

(Girls and Boys) Soccer Semi-Final Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Only two teams will stand in each classification following Tuesday night’s games.  Here are my predictions for all six classifications and predicted Finals Appearances:   6A Girls Jesuit 3, West Salem 1 South Eugene 2, Mountainside 0 Finals: Jesuit v. South Eugene Boys Summit 1, Forest Grove 0 Cleveland 1, Franklin…

North Marion Holds Off Stayton, Onto Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The Ben Rash-Logan Classen connection had created issues in the North Marion pass defense entering the fourth quarter in the Huskies 47-27 4A First Round victory Friday night at home. Coming out of the halftime break up 19-7, Stayton had pulled within six to start the fourth quarter down…

Complete OWC Football List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 2019 Football All-Conference Teams TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade’s Brandon Bennett and Sisters Neil Fendall were named Co-Coaches of the Year.  Stayton Quarterback Ben Rash was named Offensive Player of the Year. The Cougars Brandon White (Defensive Player of the Year) and Cascade’s Caleb Sell (Lineman Of The Year) joined their Head Coach…

OWC Girls Soccer List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton’s KJ Nyquist won Player of the Year as the Eagles reached the 4A State Playoffs for the third-straight year.  Woodburn’s Andrea Whiteman won Coach of the Year, the Bulldogs went 9-1-2 in Oregon West Conference play in 2019. Here is the complete OWC List: Goalie Carla Zamora Woodburn 2nd team…