2A Boys Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Toledo’s Conner Marchant won the highest honor in Boys basketball as Player of the Year.  The Boomers Head Coach Eddie Townsend won Coach of the Year. Western Christian’s Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli added to their accolades with first-team honors.  Kennedy’s Luke Hall capped a great Senior year with a Second…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Tri-River Conference Girls Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley received Tri-River Conference Player of the Year as the Trojans won the 2A State Championship this Winter. Here is the Complete Tri-River Conference Girls Basketball Honors List: First Team Sophia Carley- Kennedy Celi Vasquez- Gervais Ellie Cantu- Kennedy Sarah Halgren- Western Christian Isabel Vasquez- Gervais McKenzie Dodge- Santiam…

Pioneers Pull Away From Santiam In Pendleton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  It’s hard to game-plan for the same team three-times during a season let-lone a fourth when playoffs come around. For the Western Christian-Santiam Boys Basketball match-up, the two squads had already met three teams in the umbrella of the Tri-River Conference-play already by the time they met to start…

Western Christian Sets Pace In Win Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian picked up where they left off when they first met Santiam in Mill City on January 17. They brought the pressure from the opening tip with their fame press and slapping the ground on defense coming off a break.  They led 14-3 from the tip and set…

Western Christian Wins With Fourth Quarter Rally Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Santiam put Western Christian on high-alert Friday night. The Wolverines were on the brink of the improbable:  Handing the Pioneers their first in-league loss. It’s been since January 27, 2017 when the Pioneers were known as Western Mennonite, had lost a Tri-River Conference game when they lost to…

Western Christian Outlast Kennedy In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  The buzz-saw that is Western Christian awoke in the third quarter of their 70-58 win over Kennedy Monday Night. The Trojans had came out in the opening half on the mental-high from their 62-61 win over Columbia Christian Saturday to cap the Kennedy Classic, spreading out the Pioneers…

Western Christian’s Richardson Signs to Seattle Pacific University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– If anything, their 65-61 loss to Columbia Christian was all that they needed to bounce back the following season to take down the Knights for the 2A State Championship. And as Western Christian was about to open their title defense, one of their own in Payton Richardson sat in…

TRL Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley recieved Tri-River League Honors while Laura Beyer recieved Coach of the Year for a Trojan squad that went 16-0 in league and are 29-1 overall entering the 2A State Playoffs. Here is the complete list: Player of the Year:  Sophia Carley, Kennedy Coach of the Year:Laura Beyer, Kennedy…

Gervais, Western Christian Meet For Third Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Gervais had enter bracket play of the Western Christian Tournament along Highway 221 Saturday afternoon with some momentum. Just losing one set, splitting with Jefferson, during pool play entering their bracket opener versus the host-Pioneers, there was a sense that the Cougars could make it three-for-three against their Tri-River…

Capitol City Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Just as the regular season wraps up in the Majors and the Playoffs are just to begin, Fall ball is underway as the calendar is just about to flip to October. Just like Summer Ball, Fall Ball is just some extra reps to bridge one Spring to another to…

Western Christian Holds Off Dayton 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dayton came down Highway 221 bringing their aggressive style of play to the Western Christian campus Wednesday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 matchup. In front of them however with the Pioneers, had one substitute to their bench Wednesday, had matched the intensity brought by their adversaries as…