Fall Sports Preview: 4A Oregon West Conference

Each week, I will be previewing the soccer, cross country, and volleyball programs in each conference from every classification before fall sports are scheduled to start at the end of August, with a goal of getting through all of them before the start of the season. Today, I continue with the Oregon West Conference in … Continue reading Fall Sports Preview: 4A Oregon West Conference

Walking With Warriors

The 2020 girls basketball season was one of astronomic hopes and aspirations for Philomath, who were coming into the year looking for redemption from a semifinal loss in 2019. The train was running full steam down the tracks, hitting an occasional bump in the track, but otherwise unbothered by their stingy and hard fighting opponents. … Continue reading Walking With Warriors

Ten Strikeouts From Dominique Bouska, A Third Inning Run Explosion Power Lady Titans 14U To A 10-1 Win Over Hub City

Keizer -- On the opening night of games for the National UFO Weekend Tournament, the West Salem Lady Titans 14U team faced up against Hub City 14U from West Albany on Thursday Night in Keizer. Lady Titans Ace Dominique Bouska kicked off the game in style, setting the tone with three strikeouts and a walk … Continue reading Ten Strikeouts From Dominique Bouska, A Third Inning Run Explosion Power Lady Titans 14U To A 10-1 Win Over Hub City

Reflecting On Churchill’s 2020 Basketball Success

It was the season that wasn't ending with a Cinderella shoe for any team in the 4A, 5A, and 6A classes of basketball, with the worldwide coronavirus pandemic washing out any potential championship to begin the new decade's winter and spring sports seasons. For the Churchill Lancers, their pursuit was extinguished right before the storm … Continue reading Reflecting On Churchill’s 2020 Basketball Success

West Albany Extends Their Win Streak, Hand South Albany Their Third Straight Loss 73-61

Photo: Eric Watkins Albany -- Rivalry games are emotional, tension filled matchups featuring a team's largest opponent of importance to them. West and South Albany entered Tuesday's rivalry showdown on completely different paths, with the Bulldogs riding a four game winning streak, and the Redhawks on a two game losing streak after an 8-0 start … Continue reading West Albany Extends Their Win Streak, Hand South Albany Their Third Straight Loss 73-61

Woodburn Inserts Themselves Into 4A Contention With Two Statement Victories Over South Albany and Sweet Home

Photo: Eric Watkins Sweet Home -- A week ago, the Woodburn Bulldogs were coming off a tough loss to Stayton in the SCTC Invitational Tournament, a loss that every Bulldog felt was completely avoidable. Flip to the week after, and Woodburn is riding its biggest high of the season, coming up with a Tuesday win … Continue reading Woodburn Inserts Themselves Into 4A Contention With Two Statement Victories Over South Albany and Sweet Home

Woodburn Girls End The Losing Streak, Take Down Sweet Home 49-36 To Open Conference Play

Photo: Eric Watkins Sweet Home -- Friday night opened Oregon West Conference play for the Woodburn Bulldogs and Sweet Home Huskies, two girls basketball programs looking for consistency to make a run at a state playoff berth. Woodburn entered on a four game losing streak to open the new year, while Sweet Home opened 2020 … Continue reading Woodburn Girls End The Losing Streak, Take Down Sweet Home 49-36 To Open Conference Play

“We’ve Been Waiting A Long Time To Show Everybody What We’re Made Of”, West Albany Establishes Themselves As 5A Threats With A Win Over Crescent Valley

Corvallis -- In a loaded Mid-Willamette Conference that features Silverton, Corvallis, West Albany, Crescent Valley, Lebanon, and South Albany, the West Albany Bulldogs entered conference action looking to establish themselves as contenders as opposed to pretenders. The young team came out struggling against seasoned Crescent Valley, but they pulled through and picked up a signature … Continue reading “We’ve Been Waiting A Long Time To Show Everybody What We’re Made Of”, West Albany Establishes Themselves As 5A Threats With A Win Over Crescent Valley

Ridgeview Holds Off Cottage Grove 45-37 To Win The SCTC Tournament Girls Championship

Photo: Eric Watkins Stayton -- 5A's Ridgeview faced off with 4A foe Cottage Grove on Saturday night in the SCTC Tournament Girls Bracket Championship at Stayton High School. Entering the evening, both schools had completely different paths in terms of difficulty to the championship match. Ridgeview torched Warrenton 42-19 and defeated host Stayton 40-31 Friday … Continue reading Ridgeview Holds Off Cottage Grove 45-37 To Win The SCTC Tournament Girls Championship

Mia Rust’s Game Winner Keeps 4A #1 Philomath Undefeated With A Comeback Victory Over 5A #7 Lebanon

Photo: Eric Watkins Lebanon -- In a New Years Eve showdown in Lebanon, the top ranked Warriors of Philomath looked to keep perfection with a win over 5A #7 Lebanon on the road. Lebanon entered the New Year's Eve showdown sporting a 5-2 record, including a conference opening win over Corvallis. Philomath entered at 8-0 … Continue reading Mia Rust’s Game Winner Keeps 4A #1 Philomath Undefeated With A Comeback Victory Over 5A #7 Lebanon