Chemeketa Seven Falls To Umpqua Community College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team have been playing short-handed since the NWAC Crossover Tournament the weekend of December 15, playing most nights with just seven girls dressed down and ready to play.  Raising to the occasion as they’ve gone 3-7 over that span with wins over Blue Mountain, Tacoma…

Huskies Hold Off Stayton To Open OWC Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The North Marion Boys Basketball team made some noise in their first Oregon West Conference game since the 2017-18 season, taking down Stayton 64-56. They started their move in the second quarter, leading 38-30 at the half and really turned on the heat in the third quarter as they…

JuCo Round-Up: Chemeketa Basketball Splits With Mt. Hood

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team entered Wednesday’s game with seven total players when they hosted the Mt. Hood Saints in NWAC South Region play.  But despite having two subs, the Storm rolled out to an 11-point halftime lead, leading Mt. Hood 35-24. A lull in the third quarter allowed the Saints…

Refocusing Eagles Getting Back On Track

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Boys Basketball team found that extra gear in the second quarter against Gladstone Friday night as they pieced together another solid win with non-league coming to a close next week.  The Eagles won the home contest 71-46 for their tenth win of the season. Up 18-10 going…

Stayton Girls Basketball Falls To Marshfield in SCTC Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s Lydia Bielenberg stepped up big in going into the second half of Thursday evening’s game against Marshfield.  Hitting a big three-pointer towards the end of the first half and carried the momentum over into the second half as the Eagles were down 30-20 late in the game. Being…

Chemeketa Hot Start Leads To Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemeketa started their final Crossover game against Tacoma on fire, leading the Titans 35-15 going into halftime and had it top-out at 27 midway through the third quarter when they led 48-21 on the Washington-based squad Saturday afternoon at Chemeketa Community College. “Our energy and everyone being on the…

Stayton Soars To Life In Second Quarter For 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  St. Helens did all they could do to slow down the Stayton offense Friday night as they went as far as holding big man Garrett Callsen to five points in the game.  Holding the Eagles to 12 first quarter points as the Lions were down four going into the…

Stayton Looking Towards The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–Stayton’s Garrett Callsen had himself a State Tournament to remember as a junior this past year.  Averaging 15.7 points a game and 9.7 rebounds a game as well, knowing that Jacob Axmaker and Gabe Wigginton were going to be well accounted for. It was a good learning experience too for…

OWC Girls Soccer Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Marion’s Saylor Swanson won Player of the Year and the Huskies Ben Bonser won Coach of the Year honors for the Oregon West Conference. Here’s the complete list First team Briana Aguilar-Newport Saylor Swanson- North Marion Kamilia Grimmer- Philomath Piper Thompson-Newport Diana Brunell-Cascade Caile Lader- North Marion Vanessa Valenzuela- North…

Stayton Puts Last Year’s Early Playoff Exit Behind Them With 8-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first round of the 4A Playoffs haven’t been too kind for Stayton in the past few years.   2016, 2018, 2021,all years where the Eagles fell in the first round of the 4A State Playoffs only to see Stayton respond strongly the following year.  2016 and 2018 saw the…

OWC Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Meah Carley won Player of the Year and the Cougars Cristina Williams won Coach of the Year. Lucretia Benolken was named Honorary Player of the League for the Oregon West Conference. Here’s the Complete List:First TeamAnnabelle Peterson-Cascade Brooklyn Hanni-Sweet HomeAbigail Brown-PhilomathJadyn Daviscourt-Cascade Bella Oliver-CascadeLydia Bielenberg-Stayton Second TeamKaylynn Mamac-Sweet HomeMolly Schotthoeffer-Stayton…

Stayton Ties With Philomath, Wins OWC Title Outright

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  All Stayton needed was a win or a tie to win the Oregon West Conference Boys Soccer Title outright coming out of their game against Philomath Tuesday night.  Sitting at 7-0-2 to the Warriors 6-0-3, the ball was in the Eagles court to win the Conference Championship. But it…