Cascade Sweeps Stayton For Fifth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade have seemed to hit another groove following their 25-10, 25-15, 25-17 sweep of Stayton at Cascade High School Thursday night. Coming off of their Sisters Tournament defeat to Valley Catholic back on September 18, they’ve been on a tear.  Winning every game since, including against Sisters, who fell to…

Philomath Hands Stayton First Loss Since 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Philomath did something that no one, including themselves, have done since November 16, 2019. Defeat Stayton. The Warriors did just that, defeating the Eagles 1-0 thanks to a 59th minute goal by Mark Grimmer.  Snapping Stayton’s 20-game winning streak in the process, knowing that they needed and accomplished a…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

Stayton Picks Up 18th-Straight Win Thursday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Eagles Boys Soccer team were soaring the opening twenty minutes of their 5-0 win over Sisters Thursday evening at home. The Esparza brothers of Ishmel and Jayden netted goals as did Riley Burns to quickly put the Eagles ahead 3-0 against the Outlaws who entered the game 3-0…

Stayton Takes Preseason Battle Over North Marion 3-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  When the OSAA Coaches polls were released last week, Stayton and North Marion anchored the two ends of the Top 5 rankings.  The Eagles at one, the Huskies at five. Stayton was doing Stayton things.  Challenging not just North Marion in their 3-0 win with their systemic ways, but Valley Catholic (1-0)…

Eagles Retooling For The Fall Soccer Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields was already looking forward to this season that’s starting Tuesday as soon as the Eagles finished up their 12-0, 4A Cumulative Week State Title Run. Year-after-year, Stayton has been a 4A playoff fixture of sorts.  You know they’re going to be a tough out,…

Stayton Girls Soccer Returns Upperclassmen Core

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Tori Nyquist has always been a passionate athlete for Stayton.  Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field.   The senior Eagle student-athlete admits ever-so slightly that it’s scary to think about this being it this school year as her and her younger sister Haili worked on a drill together to start Wednesday’s practice.  Something that…

Settling Back In

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdoanld73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Best way to describe the Spring 2021 season would be chaotic for the Stayton Eagles Volleyball team. New Head Coach in Ruth Palfenier.  The Pandemic throwing a monkey-wrench into both the new coach and her new team settling in with one another with the restrictions and the uncertainty if…

Giving Back To The Community

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Inspiration serves more than a one-way street. Stayton’s Cody Leming remembers hearing how fast Wyatt Connally’s younger brother Colton ran the 40-yard dash.  A sub five-second 40 that had Leming hopping in line at the 40-yard-dash line.  He wasn’t able to run before Eagles Head Coach Randy Nyquist called everyone in…

Bittersweet Ending

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The emotions were high for Stayton-graduate Jade Beaumont and the NW Vandals 18A-Dippel squad Saturday afternoon at the US Cellular Fields in South Medford. It was a bittersweet way to end the 18A Western Nationals after they wheeled off two stellar victories to get to the 1pm game against the…

Stayton’s Ritchie Commits To Northwest University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Stayton’s Cedella Ritchie will be joining former Eagle teammate Sydney Maurer at the collegiate level as she had committed to play softball at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington as a utility player. “I’ve always wanted to but now that it’s a reality I think I’m going to have a…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…