Dayton Denies YC’s Comeback

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– This.  This felt like Coos Bay. The crowd noise.  The play, the pressure.  It felt normal.  Yamhill-Carlton had cut a once 13-point lead to six, Dayton answered to lead by 15 at the half.  39-24. Both teams brought the pressure defensively.  The Pirates held the Seely-Roberts to a combined…

PacWest Conference Baseball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Scio’s Blake Brown got Pitcher of the Year as the Loggers went 12-4 on the year. Yamhill-Carlton’s Wyatt Hurley and Tigers Head Coach Brennon Mossholder each got Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards in the PacWest Conference with YC finishing second in the 3A Culmination Week State…

PacWest Conference Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonal73@gmail.com Dayton’s Maddie Fluke was named PacWest Conference Pitcher of the Year.  Yamhill-Carlton’s Kati Slater and John Kuehnel brought home Player of the Year and Coach of the Year Honors out of the conference.  Here’s the Complete list: First Team Pitcher Maddie Fluke-Dayton Pitcher Briley Ingram- Yamhill-Carlton Catcher Jodi deSmet- Dayton Catcher…

1A-3A Softball and Baseball round-up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 3A Yamhill-Carlton over Blanchet 10-0 in five innings.  Katie Slater, Complete Game shutout for Tigers. Amity’s Gabby Rolston struck out three and hit the game-winning sac-hit over Dayton in Amity. Jodi deSemt hit a 2-run home run and freshman Brin Shilhanek-Opp struck out five. 2A Softball Gervais’ Alexa Rutledge went 4-for-6…

Tigers Roar To Life Against Cavs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic came out swinging in the opening half of their game against Yamhill-Carlton Thursday night at home.  Catching the Tigers in a bus-ridden lull as Logan Day opened the game with the first of his two scores. The offensive line, the bruising backs of Day, Kyle Fromwiller and…

Blanchet Catholic Falls To Yamhill-Carlton In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Yamhill-Carlton always seems to present a challenge for teams since they dropped from 4A to 3A three years ago. They’re aggressive and they’re physical. And when both teams met on the turf field at Blanchet Catholic School Wednesday evening, it was a good test for the Cavaliers to start…

Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Thursday Night Lights

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Pressure was on Yamhill-Carlton freshman Maddy Tuning entering the bottom of the seventh inning against the NM Magic 16U squad under the lights at North Marion High School. The 18U Tigers Rage squad, consisting mainly of the Tigers High School squad, were hanging onto a 10-9 lead on the…

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…

Yamhill-Carlton Holds Off Scio For 6-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was crazy to think as Yamhill-Carlton lined up with roughly 90 seconds remaining in the game with a fourth-and-one in front of them and Scio looking to force overtime in the Tigers 28-20 win Friday night, that it came to this. Entering the second half, fourth quarter even,…

Week 2 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Week 1 record: 10-4 Here are Week 2’s predictions as we enter Friday’s game plus a Saturday game pick: 6A South Salem Over Sunset by 4 West Linn over McNary by 7   5A Silverton over South Albany by 21 McKay Over Central by 12   4A Cascade over Mazama by…

PacWest Conference Softball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Savannah Barchus showed why she was one of the best pitchers in the league if not in the conversation in 3A as the Junior took home the PacWest Conference Pitcher of the year award.  Scio’s Olivia Zeiher, in her second-year catching for the Loggers after taking over from Emily Unrau,…