Stayton’s Axmaker Bounces Back From Injury

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Imagine in your second AAU tournament going into your sophomore year, coming off of playing nine minutes at the Final Site in the 4A playoffs a few months earlier in their third-place finish at State and a freak accident happened. Stayton’s Jacob Axmaker was making a save, making sure…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference for Girls Basketball this season.  The Sophomore is joined by Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva, who received Coach of the Year Honors. Here is the complete Oregon West Conference Girls Basketball List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath KJ…

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Carson Molan was named Player of the Year and Philomath’s Blake Ecker was named Coach of the Year for the Oregon West Conference. Here is the complete OWC List: First Team: Jeovanny Marroquin- Woodburn Mike Lundy- Philomath Hunter Coulter- Sweet Home Fredy Hidalgo- Newport Drake Davis- Cascade Fredy Hidalgo- Newport…

Stayton Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It is getting to that crunch time of the year for teams. The Eagles won their fourth-game in-a-row Tuesday over Sisters 40-24 on Senior Night, setting up a crucial match-up with rival Cascade Tuesday in Turner for a possibility to tie for second-place in the Oregon West Conference. “Cascade, they’re…

Nyquist Has Eagles Soaring To 12-4 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The big question entering this season for the Stayton was how do they respond to graduating five Seniors who saw playing time last season and do it with a first-year Head Coach in Wendi Nyquist. Nyquist, a Toledo-graduate and played at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University…

Stayton Over Woodburn To Wrap-Up Non-League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Why not start the trilogy early this year between Woodburn and Stayton Boys Basketball? Similar to soccer with their rivalry, basketball has carried the Fall rivalry into the gym for the Winter after last year’s league games and third-fifth place game at Forest Grove. And as the game was…

Stayton Cools Down North Salem’s Hot Start In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first quarter was probably of expected in the SCTC Holiday Classic Semi-final match as Stayton led North Salem 17-16 in the Eagles 63-40 win Friday night. The Vikings came out firing, hitting four first quarter three-pointers as Jonathan Daniel’s lay-in with three seconds left in the frame the…

Stayton’s Big Run Hands Mannahouse First Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Mannahouse Christian Academy had did their homework on Stayton. Their Box-and-one wasn’t something that the Eagles were expecting as the Lions tried to take out KJ Nyquist with their ‘one’s defender on her and playing a zone with everyone else. For a young team and a first-year head coach…

Short-Handed Storm Goes 2-1 At Chemeketa Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is always a challenge when you are playing with a short bench. Playing with six girls this weekend for the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament, the Storm tipped off against Treasure Valley looking for their third-straight win after wins against the Simpson University JV squad and Shoreline Community College. And…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

North Marion Holds Off Stayton For Third Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  North Marion has been in these situations before entering the second half against Stayton Wednesday night on the road. Woodburn, Marshfield and Sweet Home all were tight games as the Huskies picked up their third-straight win 70-61 against the Eagles. Sergio Jimienez handed North Marion a 14-12 lead after…

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…