OWC Baseball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is the Oregon West Conference.  Newport’s Jacob Dobmeier and Taylor Plesha won Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year while Sweet Home’s Colton Smith won Player of the Year. Oregon West Conference First Team Pitcher Jacob Dobmeier Newport Senior Pitcher Colton Smith Sweet Home Senior Infield Mike Slater…

Kirby, Belliard Finish 2nd At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  The first two laps of the race, Stayton’s Ben Kirby paced himself in the back of the pack observing what was playing out in front of him. In a matter of fact, it was a big group he was running with that gave the Eagle Junior some nerves entering…

Stayton Rally The Bats In 7th For Win Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Down to their final three outs of the regular season and down 5-4 in their 7-5 victory over rival-Cascade, Stayton had to rely on their aggressive offensive style in order to comeback against the 13th-ranked Cougars Thursday afternoon. Sitting at 254 runs scored, fourth-highest in 4A behind Henley, Marist…

Stayton Snaps 37-Game League Losing Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The streak is over. The last time Stayton baseball had won a Oregon West Conference game was May 11, 2016 against Cascade for their fourth and final league win of the season. A 4-3 win over the Cougars. Their 14-2 loss to Philomath to close out the season two…

South’s Nielsen-Skinner, Stayton’s Anundi and Nichol Played In NW Shootout

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– It was no surprise that when South Salem’s Jaden Nielsen-Skinner’s Senior Year concluded, that he would be getting a call to play in the premier All-Star game in the 25th-Annual Northwest Shootout in 2019 and be one of the ten athlete’s to wear the Oregon All-Star Team jersey on…

Stayton Softball Wins Eighth Game Of Year 5-2 Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It wasn’t long ago, last year actually, that Cascade had the upper hand over rival Stayton in softball with 10-straight wins before the Eagles snapped it on April 18, 2018. Now it looks like that Stayton are looking to try to match that winning streak with their neighbors from…

Stayton Softball Wins Fourth In A Row

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Their 9-7 win over 3A Power Rainier on the heels of their 8-5 loss to McLoughlin seemed to maybe a good turning point for the Stayton softball team in this early season. Since that hold off victory on March 30, the Eagles have wheeled off four straight wins following…

Stayton Baseball Drops Heartbreaking Loss to Newport Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.— Four games into the Oregon West Conference schedule this season, the Stayton baseball team has been right there with their competition. Two of their three OWC losses have been within one-run of Philomath in the opening three-game series of the league schedule, and as Monday kicked off their second-league…

Stayton Stuns Woodburn For Third-Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.–  It’s been a long-time since both Stayton and Woodburn had an opportunity to bring home a trophy. For the Eagles, it was 2007 the last time they’ve brought home a trophy and even though the Bulldogs were in the dance in 2011 it’s been since 1995 since the…

Eagles Playing For Third After Tough Loss To Seaside

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– It was a heartbreaking way to see their Title aspirations Saturday afternoon at Forest Grove. After a strong back-and-forth first half of the game, Seaside slowly pulled away in their 49-40 win over Stayton. It just came down to the Eagle shots just wouldn’t fall while the Seagull…

Stayton Closes Out Season 20-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– To get to the Final Site is hard enough, winning a State Game even harder. But to get there back-to-back years as Stayton has, that’s still as amazing as making it one in a High School career to mix in with the Oregon West Conference-title that they received…

Anundi Ices Stayton Boys Trip To Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.–  It was too close for comfort, but the Stayton Boys got it done Thursday night versus Henley down the stretch 57-53 to advance to the 4A State Semi-Finals Round against Seaside. The Eagles jumped out 20-9 after the first quarter, but slowly the Hornets swarmed back into the…