Chemeketa Women’s Basketball Has Balance Going Into Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Last season playing with Central Wyoming College had taught 2021 South Salem-grad Malyah Bolden a few lessons before she transferred back to Oregon, now playing for her hometown Chemeketa Community College this season. “Just bringing in some experience from my past college and coming home is nice,” Bolden starts. …

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Soccer Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Juan Llamas won Coach of the Year and the Scots Diego Garibay won Player of the Year Here’s the Complete List 1st Team Luis Camacho Sophomore McKayDavid Garcia Junior McKaySergio Ruiz Junior McKayAbdoulie Jallow Junior McKayDiego Garibay (Goalkeeper) Senior McKayJairo Perez-Santiago Senior WoodburnJose Guzman Junior WoodburnGiovanni Lopez Junior WoodburnDevin LaCasse-Tran…

Storm Soccer Takes Non-League Game 6-2 Over Centralia

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Women’s Soccer showed a lot of their potential against Centralia Thursday afternoon in the Storm’s non-league match at Chemeketa Community College. West Albany’s Jenna Sally helped pace the offense, setting up opportunities that Chemeketa had and led to the 6-2 result in favor of the Storm.  Woodburn’s…

West’s Defense Sets-Up Roque-Manzo’s OT Game-Winner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  This ended up being one of those close, great games that you hope for.   After the last two Shriners East-West All-Star Games being decided by a large margin, this was a nail-bitter in the annual All-Star Game put on by the Shriners to benefit the Shriners Hospital Saturday…

Woodburn’s Zamora Ready For Another Year At Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been nearly three years since Woodburn’s Carla Zamora battled through injury and showed her grit in the Bulldogs first-ever State Championship back in 2019 when they defeated Marist 1-0.  Playing slightly more than 66 minutes with five saves and was awarded Player of the Game honors for Woodburn…

Elmore Enters Year 2 For Storm Women’s Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Injuries unrailed a promising Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team last Fall as the Storm finished 2-10-2 overall and tied for sixth in the NWAC South Region at 2-8-2 under first-year Head Coach Steve Elmore.   But entering the first week of practice next week, the Storm are looking to…

4A All-State Girls And Boys Lists

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer and Ben Silva were named as Player of the Year and Coach of the year in 4A.  Stayton’s Jacob Axmaker won 4A Player of the Year while Cascade’s Calvin Molan got Coach of the Year. Girls List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath Skylar Willey- Hidden Valley Jozie Ramos-…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year honors while the Warriors Ben Silva and Sweet Home’s Michelle Knight won Coach of the Year honors this past season. Here’s the full list: First Team Sage Kramer 12 Philomath HS  Ariel Tobiasson 12 Cascade HS  Brooke Burke 11 Sweet Home HS  Aria…

Axmaker Earns OWC Player of the Year, OWC Boys Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton’s Jacob Axmaker has added Oregon West Conference Player of the Year honors as the Eagles reached the 4A State Quarterfinals this upcoming weekend. A great honor Axmaker points, as the senior guard has helped lead Stayton to a 18-5 record currently going into their first game at North Bend High…

Stayton’s Defensive Switch Aids In Win Over Woodburn Win

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton defense had to change things up mid-game against Woodburn Thursday night in their 62-42 win over teh Bulldogs.  Going from a Man Defense to a 1-2-2 that helped turn momentum into their favor in the second half. Up 29-23 going into the third quarter, this new-look defense…

Woodburn Holds Off North Salem’s Late Rally In 71-64 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Things just started to click for North Salem midway through the fourth quarter against one of the 4A’s best teams in Woodburn Wednesday afternoon. For much of the game following the Vikings brief 15-12 lead in the Bulldogs 71-64 victory in the SCTC Holiday Classic game, nothing went North…

Woodburn Hangs On To Defeat Sweet Home 42-38

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—This could be a fun Oregon West Conference series between Woodburn and Sweet Home Girls basketball this year. After a quick adjustment to the SCTC Holiday Tournament to make it more of a Round Robin approach due to weather and teams not being able to make it, setting up the…