Western Christian Takes Title, Finishes Undefeated

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore–  In a weekend that featured overtimes and penalty kicks across the 4A and 3A/2A/1A landscape, the 3A/2A/1A Boys Soccer State Championship lived up to that standard in more ways than following suit to the norm of the day. It was the trilogy between Western Christian/Amity and Dayton.  Saturday night…

Western Christian Boys Soccer Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 DAYTON, Ore.–  It was totally different from their first meeting down the road at Western Christian.  They traded the mudpit for turf and a slow-moving ball to fast moving at Dayton High School. But the result was still the same.  The Pioneers of Western Christian defeating the Pirates of Dayton High…

Western Christian Takes Home District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  For the first time in ten years, Western Christian has a Cross Country team.  And did they make some noise on the guys side of the 1A/2A Special District 2 District Meet Thursday afternoon. With two runners with 6A experience prior to this Spring, Declan Wark with McMinnville and…

Western Christian’s Defense Shuts Down Dayton For Seventh Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian/Amity defense have been on a rail this season.  In seven games following their 3-0 win over Dayton, they’ve collected six shutouts and allowed just one goal in their 2-1 win over Yamhill-Carlton this past Wednesday. They collapse to the ball.  Making shooting lanes and passing lanes…

Willamina Hands Western Christian Their Second Defeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Willamina changed up their rotation Saturday afternoon.  Going with more of an offensive attack Saturday afternoon at Western Christian in their 25-15, 25-13, 20-25, 25-22 victory over the Pioneers. Their offense pulled away from Western Christian in the opening two sets of the match, turning close sets in the…

Western Christian’s Webster Signs With Corban University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was once a time where Western Christian’s Rylan Webster wasn’t as out-going as he is now.  Going from having to be coaxed out of a car for a baseball camp to now hosting a Friday Bible Study group. It’s been a crazy progression no doubt Webster had said….

Western Christian Takes Doubleheader Over Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  The year away from the sports scene has been tough for Western Christian’s Makennan Hopper. After tearing her ACL in a summer league game at Toledo that had sidelined the then-Junior from playing Volleyball and basketball, the now-Senior setter is back on the court during the Pioneers short six-week…

Western Christian’s Moore Signs With Corban Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Landon Moore’s sophomore year at Western Christian was really interesting looking back following signing his Letter of Intent to play with Corban University Tuesday.  With only 12 players to their name that year, the challenges to stay healthy and perform at the highest level they can was there. And…

Druery’s Unique Situation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian’s Raquel Druery has been swimming since she was six years ago, going on 12 years of competing in the pool.  Swimming with McMinnville Swim Club and Capital Swim Team, formerly known as Mid-Valley Aquatics. But for the past four years, the Pioneer swimmer has been a part…

Fahndrich And Being A Part Of The WC Family

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming out of her freshman year at Western Christian, Sydney Fahndrich was a second-team pitcher for the Pioneers as the then-Western Mennonite School went 7-14 and 5-13 in league play.  In their conference that year, Central Linn reached the 2A/1A Semi-Final round while League Champion Kennedy went on to…

Saxons Isaac Making Most Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Being a pitcher in the Mountain Valley Conference can be intimating with the bats coming from West Salem, McNary, Bend and even Sprague to face on a regular basis.  Even McMinnville, West Albany and Forest Grove had their challenges dating back to the old Greater Valley Conference days back…

Western Christian’s Webster Last Prep Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s always been a personal community at the Western Christian campus.  From the soccer field down the wood steps.  The packed basketball gym and lining the backstop during baseball and softball games. And the thing too is that they travel too.  Something that stuck out to Senior Rylan Webster….