Withnell Takes Area 3 Title With Sweep Over Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a long time coming for Withnell to bring home the Area-3 District Title, but they finally did it.  Sweeping their Marion Bridge rival in the Post 20 Dirtbags in their three-game series the past two days, defeating the Dirtbags 10-0 and 13-2 in the process Thursday at…

Dodgers Fall To Challengers 8-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  McKay’s Dillan Brady and Western Christian’s Rylan Webster had kept the hot bats of the Eugene Challengers at bay for the first six innings of the Withnell Dodgers nine-inning game with the Challengers Monday afternoon. The Scot-Pioneer duo had held their Eugene opposition to three-runs on two hits with…

TRC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Gervais’ Celi Vasquez and Kennedy’s Ellie Cantu were Co-Tri River Conference Players of the Year as the Cougars and Trojans fielded two girls each on the First-team. Here is the Full List: Girls First Team Celi Vasquez-Gervais Ellie Cantu-Kennedy Aly Herber- Salem Academy Hailey Arritola-Kennedy Reese Hall-Western Christian Katie Hanson-Gervais Second…

Western Christian Falls At Last Second To SA

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It took a while for the offenses to get going, but once they did, it was electrifying. Salem Academy would eventually edge Tri-River Conference opposition Western Christian 34-33 on a Dylainee Carmony free throw with 3.3 seconds remaining in the game, but up to that last pair of free…

Trojans Win Fourth-Straight In 51-23 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy needed to be efficient with six girls on their roster this season.  And for much of the season have been looking like the Trojan squad that have raised havoc on 2A in years past. Tuesday afternoon rolled around.  Western Christian.  Another opportunity to try to lock-up the second-place…

Western Christian Baseball Finishes Fourth In 2A/1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  No one would have penciled in Western Christian Baseball at this point of the season.  Battling for a spot in the 2A/1A State Championship Game Saturday afternoon just down the road in Scio, down from where they would play their final game of the year at Stayton High School….

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….