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,…

Yamhill-Carlton Slips By Scio 7-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– With base-runners frequently visiting the base paths for Scio after Yamhill-Carlton’s strong start to the game, it was a matter of time before the bats of the Loggers would come to life. With their three runs in the fifth, a RBI single by Meagan Mikolas and two coming from…

Salem Academy Pulls Away From YC In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It wasn’t the best start as they hoped for the ninth-ranked Yamhill-Carlton Girls basketball team Monday night against Salem Academy in the Crusaders 52-30 victory at Salem Academy. But through their slow start, the Tigers did hold a 12-11 lead on Salem Academy following a pair of Jordynn Rivas…

Friday’s Predictions 6A to 1A

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So, this is the first week of me doing predictions. I’ll try to do a girls game and a guys game with a score every Thursday/Friday night of certain games at classifications. Here’s Week 1’s: 6A BOLD PREDICTION  Boys: Sprague over #2 South Salem 65-62.  I like Sprague’s height versus the Saxons…

North Marion’s Late Push Falls Just Short Versus Yamhill-Carlton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Both North Marion and Yamhill-Carlton entered their Oregon West Conference match-up with opposite beginnings to the OWC-league season. The Lady Huskies opened with a sound 52-30 victory over Newport whereas the Lady Tigers found themselves coming off a tough loss to Cascade 61-32 to start league. North Marion came…

Stayton Boys Soccer Still Looking To Improve Following 5-0 Win Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Despite their 5-0 victorious result to remain unbeaten in league and overall, the Eagles of Stayton (6-0-1, 3-0 Oregon West Conference) aren’t satisfied with their result with how they played Tuesday versus Yamhill-Carlton. After scoring all of their goals in the first half, Stayton couldn’t find the back of…

Yamhill rally late over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com YAMHILL, Ore.–  It came down to the wire between a Yamhill-Carlton Tiger team looking for the playoffs and a Stayton baseball team looking to end the season strong. Tied at 2-2, Kyle Jorgenson gave the Eagles a 3-2 lead and Ryan Brown was 3-3 with two steals entering the sixth inning….

Bats Clutch For Eagles in 7-6 Victory Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.— The bats of the Lady Eagles of Stayton mixed in with strong pitching and defense set up a large lead against Yamhill-Carlton Tuesday afternoon in Stayton. The bats proved clutch down the stretch, especially behind that of Malya Ikea-Mario, who’s single in the bottom of the seventh gave the…

Tenth-Ranked Lady Eagles Win Seventh-Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com YAMHILL, Ore.–  The Stayton Lady Eagles proved too much for the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers Friday night to close out the first week of the Oregon West Conference play. Behind strong defense, the OSAA 4A 10th-ranked Eagles (11-3, 2-0 OWC) didn’t allow the Tigers to go above seven points in any given quarter…

PHOTO GALLERY: Stayton/Yamhill-Carlton Boys Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald Below are pictures from Thursday’s Stayton/Yamhill-Carlton Boys Soccer game.  Feel free to use them, just make sure you credit me on them! Jeremy McDonald is a professional sports journalist in the Salem/Portland area and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalist in Oregon with B.S. degrees from Southern Oregon University…

Ivan Navarro’s First Half Hat Trick Propels Stayton To 7-0 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald STAYTON, Ore. — OSAA 4A Number One Boys Soccer Team in Stayton had a slow start to their Oregon West Conference game against Yamhill-Carlton Thursday afternoon. But all it took was 27 minutes for the young Eagles (9-0-2, 5-0-2 OWC)  squad to warm up as they took a 6-0 lead into halftime…