Preparing For The Unique Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In 19/20 years or so of coaching, this one has been one of those unique one’s for Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields.  Keeping the kids involved with workouts and scrimmages waiting to see when their season will bring.  Mix in Newport, who’s county is dropping to the ‘Moderate’-risk category,…

Entering Year 2 In Goal

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Stayton’s Karlee Tyler was once had play goalie as an eighth-grader before moving out into the field as a midfielder her freshman year, but once Sylvia Gomez graduated following the 2017-2018 season there was a need in goal. Enter Tyler. The Eagles bridged their Oregon West Conference-Title campaign with…

Preparing For Her Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Jade Beaumont remembered dropping back to the center field fence against Philomath her sophomore year on April 19, 2019 and chasing after a fly-ball against the two-time Oregon West Conference.  She went up and caught it as she approached the fence and the deep part of Center Field. “Nobody…

Renteria And The Fiery Passion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In Stayton, Soccer is King.  And Head Coach Chris Shields is front-and-center of it.  But also too, it’s family.  Everyone that has heard the Shields voice from the sideline during their time in the Eagles uniform, tends to come back to support their younger counterparts.  Wednesday afternoon, it felt…

Missing The Game, Missing The Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  Prior to their last scrimmage against rival Cascade in October, Stayton’s Allie Hlavinka posted up a letter on the ‘Let them Play! Oregonians for Athletes’ page about how she’s wanting nothing more to play the sport she now loves and the struggles they are in staying positive. It wasn’t…

Bender Signs With Warner Pacific University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s weird that some time away from it all can make you appreciate the thing you’ve stepped away even more. For 2018 Stayton-Grad Alexa Bender, basketball has been her jam.  Playing year-around from middle school through helping the Eagles to their first State Trophy since 2009 when they finished…

OSAA Halting Indoor Training Through Freeze

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The OSAA has recieved a six-week guidance from the OHA and the Governor to halt all indoor activity through the two-week freeze. Here are some key takeaways from the six-page Document: Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition. Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is…

Wearing The Uniform One More Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In the world we’re living in nowadays, what happens tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.  It’s a friendly reminder to live for the moment today. Over the course the past few weeks both Cascade and Stayton have trained in part of the OSAA Season 1 guidelines, the Stayton boys and girls have…

Back Brace Don’t Care, Koenig’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It felt like a football evening in Stayton at Stayton High School. It’s dark at 5pm, 5:30 in the evening.  The Oregon rain is off-and-on.  The lights of the stadium are on and buzzing. On the field, there were no popping of the pads.  No cheering of fans or the…

Reconvening At Willamette U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The City of Stayton will be well-represented at Willamette University with their Football program once (and hopefully when) the NCAA Division-III and the Northwest Conference (NWC) kicks off this season. “It’s awesome,” said Tony Schoenborn.  “I really enjoyed my time at Stayton High School playing with Jerry (Daniels) and…

Arms To Build From

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If the Stayton Eagles baseball team can get onto the diamond this Spring, they’ll have some solid arms on the hill to help guide them. Wyatt Connally and Danner Salisbury have shown those starter innings over the summer with Cody Leming, Ty Borde and company right behind them.  Connally,…

New Year, Still Grounded

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If it wasn’t known, by November 12, 2019 it was cemented.  Jayden Esparza was one bad man on the pitch. Playing opposite of Kevin Hernandez as a freshman, the now-Junior came into his own last season as a sophomore in leading a Stayton Eagle offense to 4A’s second-highest output…