Stayton Takes Control Of League In Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  Call it a stroke of absolute luck with Omar Renteria’s 10th minute goal went through as Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields and Woodburn Head Coach Leroy Sanchez joked about the goal after the game Thursday night. Renteria’s goal, a blooper put-back goal in a cluster down in the box…

Week 7 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 6-3 Season Total: 51-25 With Homecoming this week for a few schools like Dallas, West Salem and South Salem, those teams will be looking for wins while their opponents will be looking to spoil the Homecoming fun this week. Here are my picks: 6A: West Salem over Mt. View…

Humphreys’ Hat Trick Caps Big Eagles Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off of their tough 2-0 lost to Philomath nearly a week ago on the road, the Stayton Eagles Girls Soccer team rebounded for a crucial 5-0 win over Newport/Eddyville Charter. The win keeps the Eagles, who are sitting third in the Oregon West Conference standings, in distance of…

Week 5 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With league schedules underway starting last week with the exception of the 6A Salem Schools which start officially next week, here are my picks for this week: Last week:12-2 Season: 37-18 6A McNary over South Medford by 3 West Salem over Beaverton by 5 5A McKay over North Salem by 14…

Stayton Takes Regis/Stayton Invitational Crown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Ben Kirby has put in a lot of work over the last four years and since his Senior year started the Stayton Senior has came into his own as a leader of the Eagles Cross Country team coming on the heels of the seniors before him in Casey Pugh…

Chemeketa Volleyball Takes Rogue To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Volleyball may just be turning the corner coming out of their third NWAC South Region Game to Rogue Community College out of Grants Pass. Having battled through the injury bug, learning a new coaches philosophy in Paul Carter and a tough preseason slate, the Storm caught the Osprey’s…

Week 4 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With rivalries happening this week with South-Sprague, Cascade-Stayton, North Marion-Woodburn, I pick them as well as my usual picks in each of the classifications plus 6-man football in 1A. Last Week: 8-5 Season record: 25-16 6A McNary over Barlow by 5 West Salem over Sheldon by 10 *Rivalry pick*- South Salem…

Stayton Hands Woodburn First Loss Of Year 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Two powerhouse teams met once more on the pitch Thursday night in Stayton, when you think High School Soccer on the list are Woodburn Boys Soccer and Stayton Boys Soccer. As last year showed, it was State Finals-caliber of soccer when these two teams bang heads against one another…

Stayton Scores Late To Defeat Philomath

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  Philomath as been an interesting place for Stayton  to play at in recent years. The Warriors field, outside of Cascade, are two fields left in the Oregon West Conference to play on grass.  Mix in their physicality, and it becomes a headache as the Eagles walked away with a…

Stayton Rolls In Season Opener Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Logan Classen-Ben Rash connection might be dangerous on the football gridiron, but the KJ Nyquist and Maddie Pask could easily rival that. It was damn near deadly to say the least in their 7-0 win over McLoughlin Saturday afternoon. And yes, it was the first game of the…

Rebounding From 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—As they walked off the pitch October 30 against Seaside in the opening round of the 4A State Playoffs, it wasn’t how they imagined their season going with the talented group around them. The loss to the Seagulls came on the heels of the Eagles first loss to Cascade in…

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…