Valley Rallies By Central 10-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the prettiest of outing for the Central Baseball Club last Tuesday when they kicked off the Willamette Valley Men’s Baseball League High School Division-League against the Valley Squad at Holland Park.  The meeting resulted in a 13-3 defeat to the Valley team that evening. Fast forward to…

Valley Baseball Club Opens Season With Win Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Baseball has finally came back to Salem. On the hottest day of the year so far, the first game of the Willamette Valley Men’s League 16-plus High School league kicked off at Holland Field on the outskirts of town when the Central Baseball Club hosted the Valley Baseball Club….

Stayton Finishes Valley Burner 1-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CALDWELL, Idaho.–  Baseball can be weird sometimes.  Just as soon as you think it’s going your way, the game reminds you how tough it is. Stayton entered Sunday’s Valley Burner tournament finale against the Regin with some good forward momentum coming off of their opening game against Ridge Friday afternoon and…

Bandits Bat’s Come On Late Against Utah’s Ridge Baseball Club

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NAMPA, Idaho.–  The sounds of baseball are back.  The Stayton Bandits had to go cross state boarders to do so, but Friday afternoon in the Mountain Time Zone the Bandits delivered their first pitch of the summer season against Ridge of Utah. The rust was there of course as evident with…

The Last Go-Around

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  For the Seniors coming from Cascade, Stayton and Regis, the second wind of life they’re getting entering next weekend in Boise, Idaho is closure to a tough Spring and a tough way to end their High School careers. The amount of games are uncertain at this time with at…

Bandits Finding A Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Boys of Summer are back. As the weekend comes to a close Sunday, the Stayton Bandits converged on Turner City Park for one of their first practices of the summer season.  12 kids were out in the afternoon sun knocking off the cobwebs from the quarantine for the…

Maurer Looks Ahead After Tough Finish To Prep Career

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It wasn’t the year that Stayton’s Sydney Maurer was expecting. It was one of those years in which she, Alysha Sims and Emma Heuberger were expecting to build from after the Eagles reached the 4A State Playoff Opening Round for the first-time since the 2013-2014 season last Spring. For…

Stayton Introduces New Coaches

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s been since 2009 since the Stayton High School Volleyball team cracked into the 4A State Playoff picture.  They defeated Philomath in straight sets that year in the play-in round before dropping a tough four-set battle with Henley in the Round of 16. The Eagles have reached the 4A…

Collins Hired As Stayton Girls Soccer Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In a strange turn of events, the Stayton Girls Soccer team have announced their new Head Coach Wednesday afternoon. On the heels of Devin Holmes, who in two years led the Eagles to a 22-6-3 record with an Oregon West Conference-Title and two playoff appearances, leaving to go coach…

Gym Project Bumped Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Boosters and North Santiam School District have decided to move up their latest project at Stayton High School with the recent school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past five years, Stayton High School has added a turf field, hitting facilities for their baseball and…

‘Be The Light’-Movement Starts In Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–Barely four hours after the OSAA made it official that the 2020 Spring Sports season, I found myself pulling into Stayton High School at 8:30pm, putting on my press pass for the first time in about a month and started walking towards the lights at the football stadium. But I…

Nyquist, Ensign, Hammack Named To 4A Girls Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Imagine being a Senior on a team that was young in Varsity minutes and having to step up as a leader. Stayton’s KJ Nyquist had to do just that adjusting into more of a leadership role her Senior Year as the Eagles, under first-year Head Coach Wendi Nyquist, as…