Philomath Bullies Jesuit, Stanfield Seizes The BMC Race, West Albany Solidifies 5A #1, La Pine And Dallas Post Strong Days

Welcome to the Week 4 volleyball headliners from another crazy weekend of tournament and league action. South Albany hosted the State Preview with Jesuit and other powers, Oregon City and Westview hosted tournaments, and other action that fell in the cracks of our attention on Saturday. Here are the headliners from Week 4 weekend action..... … Continue reading Philomath Bullies Jesuit, Stanfield Seizes The BMC Race, West Albany Solidifies 5A #1, La Pine And Dallas Post Strong Days

La Salle Storms Back Against Bend, Tualatin’s Feat, Beaverton Starts 8-0, Tri-Valley Conference Upsets, Dayton’s Strong Start

Sunday marks our first full month into the fall season, and more or less a full month in, we've learned a lot while becoming more confused into other areas. Nonetheless, plenty was to be discussed after our latest week of action and here are some of the headliners from it.... La Salle Prep's Comeback To … Continue reading La Salle Storms Back Against Bend, Tualatin’s Feat, Beaverton Starts 8-0, Tri-Valley Conference Upsets, Dayton’s Strong Start

With An Improved Defense, McNary Is Turning The Tide With Program Success

Keizer -- At the Salem-Keizer Soccer Jamboree, I made it clear the need for McNary to show an improved defensive front in order to compete this season in an improved Mountain Valley Conference. Their offensive potential has never been in question, but the defense was a massive question mark, and the Celtics have responded after … Continue reading With An Improved Defense, McNary Is Turning The Tide With Program Success

Loaded Loggers: #5 Scio Is Locked And Primed For A 3A Playoff Run

Scio -- Its currently year four of the Lori Ramsay era in Scio, the woman who has turned around the Loggers and developed this team from their club days until where they are now, truly the definition of a small town program. However, it ultimately comes down to the girls on the floor and how … Continue reading Loaded Loggers: #5 Scio Is Locked And Primed For A 3A Playoff Run

Through Their Gameplay, Size, and Track Record, #3 Bend Is A 6A Title Contender

West Salem -- Can Bend legitimately challenge Jesuit while wrestling with Central Catholic and West Linn for a 6A state title? The Lava Bears themselves have said they can, their local reporters in Bend say they can, and a thorough review of their gameplay, size, and other variables say that they can. So yes, the … Continue reading Through Their Gameplay, Size, and Track Record, #3 Bend Is A 6A Title Contender

Gervais Is Victorious For The First Time Since 2018 With A 2-0 Dub Over #8 Blanchet Catholic

Gervais -- In an early candidate for the chain breaking moment of the fall season, the Gervais Cougars defeated #8 Blanchet Catholic 2-0 to win their first match since a 1-0 win over Amity on October 10th, 2018. For everyone on the roster, it was the first time they were able to do a victory … Continue reading Gervais Is Victorious For The First Time Since 2018 With A 2-0 Dub Over #8 Blanchet Catholic

West Albany Shows Muscle, Sisters Beats Valley Catholic, Sprague’s Turnaround, Mazama And Bend Take Medford

Spectators getting banned in Portland and Lake Oswego, COVID forcing teams from tri-meets to tournaments at the last minute or forcing them out all together, and tourneys from Powder Valley to Sisters to Medford. Welcome to the fourth week of volleyball season and it has much to discuss from across the state, which will be … Continue reading West Albany Shows Muscle, Sisters Beats Valley Catholic, Sprague’s Turnaround, Mazama And Bend Take Medford

Everyone Is Officially Chasing The Salem Academy In 2A

Salem -- We're about 35-40% through the season and every classification seems to be muddied except for 6A. However, contrary to what the 2A Coaches Poll indicates, I'm declaring that 2A is chasing the Salem Academy, they are the #1 team in Class 2A, and that I don't think anyone is strong or deep enough … Continue reading Everyone Is Officially Chasing The Salem Academy In 2A

Majestic McKay: The Royal Scots Are Finding Success After Years As a Conference Doormat

Salem -- It was only recently that whenever a Mountain Valley Conference team entered conference action, they would go to the right and redeem their dub over McKay, the doormat of the Salem-Bend conference. However, in their first four games of the 2021 season, the Royal Scots are showing that they aren't the team they … Continue reading Majestic McKay: The Royal Scots Are Finding Success After Years As a Conference Doormat

Weekend Volleyball: Crescent Valley Rocks 5A, McNary Proves Themselves, North Clackamas Christian Challenges St. Paul, Cascade Makes Their Mark

There is much to discuss after a jam packed Saturday of action across the state! With so much to discuss, there are only so many storylines that can be highlighted in such a small window. Here are some of those from a Saturday full of tournaments: Here Comes The Crescent Valley Train Jump aboard or … Continue reading Weekend Volleyball: Crescent Valley Rocks 5A, McNary Proves Themselves, North Clackamas Christian Challenges St. Paul, Cascade Makes Their Mark