Veliz Stepping Up His Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALOHA, Ore.–  As practice wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Aloha High School, Woodburn Junior Tomas Veliz found himself one of Team Alpha’s 14 players out in the practice finale’s ‘My best seven versus your best seven’. “It was good, there was a lot of energy.  A lot of competitiveness there in…

Trying Out For Team Alpha

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.– 40 athletes came out for Team Alpha’s 7-on-7 tryouts Saturday afternoon at Horizon Christian High School in their second-wave of the try-out session. Ifo Ekpre OlomuOf those 40, only 18 of them will join former North Salem and Southern Oregon University receiver Dylan Young, former University of Oregon defensive…

NM Magic 16U Finish Fall Ball 13-13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It felt like a December day at North Marion High School Sunday evening with how the wind was whipping around the softball fields. With the sun fading off to the East on the twilight of the Fall Ball season, many played more than the 26 games the NM Magic…

Woodburn’s Bats Comes To Life For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—The McNary Youth Baseball-Lane and Woodburn game was moved up from Sunday to Thursday night at Keizer Little League due to the incoming rain forecasted this weekend in the area.  For the first three-and-two-third innings of the match-up, it was all you would expect out of a youth baseball game…

OSAA Pushes Fall Sports Back

The OSAA has decided to push the start date for the first game of the year for Volleyball, Cross Country and Soccer to September 23 from August 27. Football is currently prohibited under the guidelines set by the State. The association will meet again August 3 as they look to exhaust all options to salvage…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference for Girls Basketball this season.  The Sophomore is joined by Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva, who received Coach of the Year Honors. Here is the complete Oregon West Conference Girls Basketball List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath KJ…

OWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Carson Molan was named Player of the Year and Philomath’s Blake Ecker was named Coach of the Year for the Oregon West Conference. Here is the complete OWC List: First Team: Jeovanny Marroquin- Woodburn Mike Lundy- Philomath Hunter Coulter- Sweet Home Fredy Hidalgo- Newport Drake Davis- Cascade Fredy Hidalgo- Newport…

Cascade Rides Hot Hand In Win Over Bulldogs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference has been a crazy one this year and it’s getting wild coming down the stretch. Philomath and Woodburn were tied on top of the league standings at 8-2 with Cascade a game behind them at 7-3.  The Warriors eked out a 38-34 win to remained…

Stayton Over Woodburn To Wrap-Up Non-League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Why not start the trilogy early this year between Woodburn and Stayton Boys Basketball? Similar to soccer with their rivalry, basketball has carried the Fall rivalry into the gym for the Winter after last year’s league games and third-fifth place game at Forest Grove. And as the game was…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

Young Bulldogs Season Starts Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore–  For what it was worth, outside of the tough finish against Stayton in the third-fifth place game in the 4A playoffs, Woodburn’s fifth-place finish was a good foundation for the program moving into this season. The trick will be this year, with them graduating all but two returners from…

Battle Of Powers At State Goes To Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–When word spread that Woodburn was dropping from 5A to 4A, the question became when will we see the Bulldog-Stayton matchup in the finals. Here’s the challenge to it too.  Toss in two times they’ve met in the Oregon West Conference-league play and you got, in theory, a battle.  No…