Eagles Edge Huskies In OWC Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  This was one of those chess matches that just bettered both teams as Stayton edged North Marion 1-0 thanks to an 78th minute goal by Angel Garcia. For the Eagles, they were faced with a Huskie defense that pressed them and were aggressive.  Interrupting the Stayton offense just enough…

Stayton Falls To Marist 35-7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The last two weeks have shown a lot of challenges for the Stayton football team as they defeated Junction City last week before facing another buzzsaw in Marist this week.  Suffering a tough 35-7 defeat to the 4A State Runner-Up in the Spartans on the heels of their 35-33…

Chemeketa Hands Linn-Benton Second Set Defeat Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Volleyball team had done something that only Yakima Valley had done once this season and that’s to take a set from the defending NWAC Champions in Linn-Benton.  The Storm did so in a big rallying fashion, turning a 18-11 deficit into the 25-23 result that followed and…

Salem-Area Sports Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Boys Soccer Cascade Boys Soccer defeats Junction City 4-0 to open the season Tuesday. Sam Horne and Spencer Horne each had two goals  Stayton opens their season with a 4-1 win over Molalla.  Jesse Wright had a two goal game while Riley Burns and Omar Garcia scored the final three goals as…

Stayton’s Season Opener Spoiled By Marist

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It wasn’t the way the Stayton Volleyball team had hoped their season would’ve started, but it’s a starting point following Marist’s 25-16, 25-21, 25-15 sweep of the Eagles at Stayton High School to open the season. “Definitely talking.  Talking to each other and getting to know each other better,…

Stayton Offense Flys In Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The offense skill position of the Stayton Football team showed up and showed out Friday night at Stayton High School. It felt like an air raid offense almost with how much they were putting it in the air during the jamboree that the squad was hosting. Over the final…

Leming The Quarterback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s Cody Leming has dabbled a little bit in football before joining the High School football team his sophomore year, having some mixed emotions about the game in the process.  But thanks to his friends pushing him to come back, he was pulled back into the game for one…

Stayton Boys Soccer Refocused

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  One thing about a Chris Shields-led Stayton Boys Soccer team is that they are always working.  Grinding out and improving and wanting to just get that one-percent better in every faucet of the game on a daily basis. “He’s just trying to get us to play our best.  I…

Chemeketa Volleyball Building Off Foundation For 2022

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Last year was very unique for the Chemeketa Community College Volleyball program.  They had nine girls, and had to move several of them like Carley Lederer (Stayton) and Kamden Fiddes (Idaho Falls, Idaho), and very little time to work with under then-first year Head Coach Doyle Tracy.  Tracy came in…

West’s Defense Sets-Up Roque-Manzo’s OT Game-Winner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  This ended up being one of those close, great games that you hope for.   After the last two Shriners East-West All-Star Games being decided by a large margin, this was a nail-bitter in the annual All-Star Game put on by the Shriners to benefit the Shriners Hospital Saturday…

Crushers End Season Against Challengers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmai.com ROSEBURG, Ore.- It was a tough way to end the season, but at least they broke the playoff drought. Playing three-straight days of high intensity baseball is tough and fatigue had sunk in for the Post 58 Crushers against the defending State Champions in the Emerald Challengers Sunday morning in one…

Crushers Advance To Legion State For First Time Since 2013

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The drought is over for the Post 58 Crushers.  After nine long years, the Crushers are back in the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament. And it doesn’t surprise no one in the Crusher dugout that the guy leading them to the bracket for the first time since that season…