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…

Huskies Strike Late In OT Win Over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  The fog picked up and swirled during the second half and into the two overtime periods Tuesday night as North Marion’s Mya Hammack lined up for her penalty kick against Stayton. She just wiped the blood from her face following a hard foul she took in the Huskies 3-2…

OWC Boys Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields brings home the Coach of the Year honor while the Eagles Jayden Esparza and Woodburn’s Ricardo Hernandez were named Co-Players of the year. Here is the complete OWC List: Goalie First team Ivan Pelayo Stayton Second Team Isaac Pureco Woodburn Honorable Mention Dylan Wolf Cascade Field…

Eagles Advance To Third-Straight State Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  As Klamath Union’s Cassidy Mahan lined up for her penalty kick in the 62nd minute with the Pelicans down 2-1 to host Stayton, anything was possible. The Eagles were looking for their third-straight trip to the Field of 16, their fourth in five years, but their defense that had…

Stayton Boys Clinched Outright Oregon West Conference-Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– One thing about the Stayton Boys Soccer program over the past ten years is that by now their success is well-known. It could be easy, as they wrapped up their eighth Oregon West Conference-title since 2010 and four State Finals appearances in that span in 4A, to call it…

Week 8 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week:10-4 Season Total:  61-29 With 4A wrapping up their regular season this week and 1A-6-Man having their ‘showcase/playoffs’, here are my picks for this week 6A McNary over West Salem by 14 South Salem Over Summit by 17 Mt. View over Sprague by 21 5A West Albany over Dallas by…

Kirby Finishes 5th, Bridges 8th In Inaugural Creekside Cross Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the best of races for Stayton’s Ben Kirby coming off a cold and tough win in the muck and grime of the Warner Pacific XC Classic this past Saturday in Portland. But hey, through the adversity the Eagles Senior did what he does best and hang around…