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…

(Girls and Boys) Soccer Semi-Final Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Only two teams will stand in each classification following Tuesday night’s games.  Here are my predictions for all six classifications and predicted Finals Appearances:   6A Girls Jesuit 3, West Salem 1 South Eugene 2, Mountainside 0 Finals: Jesuit v. South Eugene Boys Summit 1, Forest Grove 0 Cleveland 1, Franklin…

OWC Boys Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields brings home the Coach of the Year honor while the Eagles Jayden Esparza and Woodburn’s Ricardo Hernandez were named Co-Players of the year. Here is the complete OWC List: Goalie First team Ivan Pelayo Stayton Second Team Isaac Pureco Woodburn Honorable Mention Dylan Wolf Cascade Field…

Stayton Takes Control Of League In Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  Call it a stroke of absolute luck with Omar Renteria’s 10th minute goal went through as Stayton Head Coach Chris Shields and Woodburn Head Coach Leroy Sanchez joked about the goal after the game Thursday night. Renteria’s goal, a blooper put-back goal in a cluster down in the box…

Stayton Hands Woodburn First Loss Of Year 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Two powerhouse teams met once more on the pitch Thursday night in Stayton, when you think High School Soccer on the list are Woodburn Boys Soccer and Stayton Boys Soccer. As last year showed, it was State Finals-caliber of soccer when these two teams bang heads against one another…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

OWC Baseball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is the Oregon West Conference.  Newport’s Jacob Dobmeier and Taylor Plesha won Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year while Sweet Home’s Colton Smith won Player of the Year. Oregon West Conference First Team Pitcher Jacob Dobmeier Newport Senior Pitcher Colton Smith Sweet Home Senior Infield Mike Slater…

Stayton Stuns Woodburn For Third-Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.–  It’s been a long-time since both Stayton and Woodburn had an opportunity to bring home a trophy. For the Eagles, it was 2007 the last time they’ve brought home a trophy and even though the Bulldogs were in the dance in 2011 it’s been since 1995 since the…

Woodburn Loses Close Battle With Banks In Semis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– To think about, though the final was 58-50 in favor of Banks, the game didn’t feel too far off for Woodburn. Geez the Bulldogs, battling for a chance to play for the 4A State Title Saturday afternoon, turned a eight-point deficit into a scary one-point game after RJ…

OWC Boys All-League Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton’s Kaleb Anundi was named Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference this season with Head Coach Joesph Kiser being named Coach of the Year in the league as the Eagle Boys went 12-0 in conference play to win the conference Title outright. Full List: First Team…

Stayton Takes OWC Title With Win Over Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  When the third quarter started, there was a feeling that it was going to be a good game between Stayton and Woodburn Boys basketball with the Oregon West Conference-title on the line Friday night. The third-ranked Eagles were up 29-24 in their OWC-title sealing 64-49 win over the fourth-ranked…