3A Girls Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Clatskanie’s Shelby Blodgett won Player of the Year while the Tigers Head Coach John Blodgett won Coach of the Year honors. Here is the complete 3A State list: First team Shelby Blodgett-Clatskanie Jadyn Vermillion-Sutherlin Olivia Sprague-Clatskanie Allie Hueckman-Burns Matyson Siddoway-Vale Kiersten Haines-Sutherlin Second Team Chevelle Boyd- De La Salle North Catholic…

No Big Win Lull In Willamina’s Win Over Taft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  There were no time for Willamina Girls basketball to enjoy their stunning, closing moments win over number-one Clatskanie from Tuesday night entering Wednesday’s game with Taft. It went from celebration for the evening into refocusing up against a Tigers team entering the Coastal Range League contest 8-6, but could…

Willamina Wins Sixth Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  Willamina had to find an answer down 12-9 after seeing Central Linn make a 12-3 run against them late in the first quarter after their strong start to the game Monday afternoon. The Cobras enter the game 4-0 and showed that if you let off the gas against them…

Willamina Rallies To Win Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  It was crazy that by games end that it was 31-26 Willamina in a game in which 14 minutes earlier Yamhill-Carlton led the Bulldogs 17-9. That was the 5:49 mark of the third quarter and the Tigers Aliya Seibel had left her mark in the game scoring nine of…

Willamina Clinched Playoff Spot With Sweep Over Taft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  All they needed was one more win to get to the 3A State Playoffs, and they got it. For a program that had a long playoff streak stretching from the early-to-mid 2000s onwards that was snapped in 2013, the Willamina Bulldogs had one State appearance since that 2013 postseason…

Willamina Hosted ‘Go Gold’ Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  Cancer is one of those buzz kill words known to the English language, perhaps any language thinking about it. 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day according to curesearch.org with 12-percent not surviving the disease. On Monday night at Willamina, the Bulldog Volleyball team honored two of their…

Scio Wraps Up Preseason With Win Over Willamina

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Willamina had their chances to do some serious damage to Scio Softball Thursday afternoon on the road. They took a quick 1-0 lead on the Loggers and the pitching of Liz Nolen threw the stout Scio bats off for the opening three innings as they held the 3A juggernaut…

Amity Rolls To 6-0 With 50-14 Win Over Willamina

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Amity offensive lineman Robby Scharf said that the Willamina defense was the toughest they’ve faced so far six games into the season. Their physicality and power the Bulldogs brought gave the Warrior O-Line chances to work Friday against the fourth-ranked Willamina team with number two Rainier next week coming…