Stayton’s D Slows Down Woodburn In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– For the first 10 minutes of the game, Stayton controlled the pace of the game with their height, feeding Kaleb Anundi early and often against Woodbutn as the Eagles opened a 22-11 lead on the Bulldogs in their 68-51 win Thursday. Both teams had their primary weapons, but Stayton’s…

#6 Stayton Boys Improves To 3-0 In League After Win Over #8 Huskies

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  The Sixth-ranked Stayton defense had to account for  the eighth-ranked Sweet Home’s shooters in their 62-25 win on the road Friday night. Their defense didn’t just slow down the Huskies (11-3, 0-3 Oregon West Conference) shooters, they suffocated them out of the game from the halfway through the…

Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So, this is the first week of me doing predictions. I’ll try to do a girls game and a guys game with a score every Thursday/Friday night of certain games at classifications. Here’s Week 1’s: 6A BOLD PREDICTION  Boys: Sprague over #2 South Salem 65-62.  I like Sprague’s height versus the Saxons…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Stayton Routs Molalla 56-23, Moves To 4-3 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton has seemed to have something going rthythm wise following their 56-23 rout of Molalla Monday night at home. The sense of gelling and cohesiveness of them as a team has improved through their first seven games of the season entering their last game before the Christmas break versus…

Stayton Boys Win Fifth Game Of Year On Back-End Of Back-to-Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It’s weird to think not even 24 hours before that Stayton completed a double-overtime nail-bitter over Gladstone that saw Kaleb Anundi break the school record with 44 points en route to the 83-76 win Wednesday night. And now they were getting ready to play Molalla on the back-end of a…

Eagles Overcome Tough Start For Overtime Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Marri Martinez came in off the bench in the fourth quarter with four fouls against her as Stayton were looking for a way to walk away from this ugly first game of the year against Seaside Wednesday evening with the Lady Eagles down 32-29 late to the Seagulls. “It…

Importance Of Height

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Last season was the first time since 2007 that the Stayton Girls Basketball team had brought home some serious hardware for their trophy case. Though they finished sixth in a highly contested fourth-sixth place game against Valley Catholic 37-35, the Lady Eagles built off of 2017’s success by getting…

Stayton’s Season Comes To An End In Quarterfinals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.—It’s hard to phantom that two-years ago that Stayton Girls Soccer would have been in this spot to close out the first week of the 4A Playoffs when the Lady Eagles won two games. You could see the potential there last season when they went 7-7-1 and reached the first…

OWC Football Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.—With the first-round of the 4A playoffs starting with Sweet Home and Cascade going on the road Friday with the Huskies having the Defensive Player of the Year in Nate Virtue and the Coach of the Year in Dustin Nichol while the Cougars having the Lineman…

Seaside Stuns Stayton In First Round Of Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Emotions were running wild for Stayton when the final whistle blew Tuesday night. It was a hard-pill to swallow, the Eagles couldn’t believe it with their home scoreboard reading: Seaside 1, Stayton 0. The lone goal coming in the first half as the physicality of the Seagulls with the…

Stayton Pulls Away From Cascade, Wins First Ever League Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  History was made at Stayton High School Thursday night.  Following their 4-1 win over rival Cascade, the Lady Eagles of Stayton did something that no other Stayton Girls Soccer team has done: Win a Conference Title. It’s weird to think that a town that is known for it’s Boys…