Delphian Pulls Away From Western Christian/Amity 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Delphian has traditionally had a strong boys soccer team, and they showcased it Monday afternoon against Western Christian/Amity. Their athleticism and speed kept the Pioneers on their toes in the Dragons 5-2 victory.  Something that Western Christian/Amity had kept pace with entering the second half when they took a…

Dayton Snapped Five-Game Skid To Pioneers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The last time Dayton defeated Western Christian was back on October 27, 2018, back when this year’s Pirates seniors were freshmen in a year where they reached the 3A/2A/1A State Quarterfinals. Since then, Dayton’s faced heartbreak, losing five-straight decisions to the Pioneers and seeing Western Christian take the Culminating Week…

Santiam Wins Fourth Game In Last Six

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The last six games for the Santiam Volleyball team have been very nice compared to coming off of the heels of a 15-game losing streak that had dated back to the 2019 Volleyball season. Matter of fact, they enter Thursday’s Tri-River Conference match-up with Sheridan winners of four…

Dayton Defeats Amity/Western Christian For Fourth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  It’s hard to wrap your mind around that this is Dayton’s Taylor Wilson’s first year playing soccer.  Her athleticism and athletic ability had made her look like a natural just five games into her High School soccer career. It was the team camaraderie that drew her to the sport…

Western Christian Finishes Third At Eagles Volleyball Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Fatigue was setting in during Western Christian’s final set of the day against Colton at the Eagles Volleyball Classic at East Linn Christian Academy. The Pioneers, who went on to sweep the Vikings 25-11, 25-16, found themselves having to face the adversity of the moment of fatigue and a scrappy…

Western Christian Soccer Back At It

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2017 Western Christian-grad Seth Williams knew that the team he was inheriting was special.  But damn, he was surprised by season’s end when they finished 13-0 and won the 3A/2A/1A Cumulative Week Playoff Championship Game. Known as a boys basketball power, the boys soccer success was just one of…

Withnell Finishes Sixth At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Salem Academy’s Brandon Reed showcased his pitching ability Monday afternoon in the Withnell Dodger season-closing defeat to the Portland Barbers at Champion Car Wash Field. After a less-than-ideal first inning that saw the Barbers plate two quick runs in their 6-2 victory, Reed settled in and found his zone…

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…