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

Jesuit Girls Lacrosse Tells The Story Of The 2019 Dream Season

Every champion has that team that always stands in their way, battles them the hardest, and pushes them to their brink. For Jesuit, they almost didn't have a chance to play that team, as they faced a champions style performance in the state semifinals. However, that semifinal test against Lincoln set them up for success … Continue reading Jesuit Girls Lacrosse Tells The Story Of The 2019 Dream Season

Home, Sweet Home: An In-Depth Look Into Some Of The Young Women Leading Husky Softball

Sweet Home is what I would call your typical rural, agricultural town: Country music, camouflage, pickup trucks, conservative....just a prideful, quiet, tight-knit small town where everyone knows each other, where farming and agriculture reign supreme, and home to the Sweet Home Huskies. The Sweet Home Huskies are coming off back to back 4A quarterfinals appearances, … Continue reading Home, Sweet Home: An In-Depth Look Into Some Of The Young Women Leading Husky Softball

The Redhawk Empire: South Albany Cheerleading

Just like the New England Patriots, UConn Lady Huskies, Los Angeles Lakers, and Alabama Crimson Tide before them, there is a five time consecutive champion and a squad that has been undefeated in competition since 2015 sitting in a city of 53,221 in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The preceding facts describe the cheerleading … Continue reading The Redhawk Empire: South Albany Cheerleading

Team Spotlight: West Albany Softball

The 2019 season marked the start of a new era for the Lady Bulldogs, as West Albany High School had gotten caught up in a shuffle that ultimately sent them down to 5A from 6A, putting them in the newly formed Mid-Willamette Conference. No longer playing with Salem, Forest Grove, or McMinnville, the Lady Bulldogs … Continue reading Team Spotlight: West Albany Softball

Success In Reflection: South Salem Girls Basketball

For South Salem, the 2018-19 girls basketball season ended in a similar way if a college team were playing UConn....a thumping. Getting rolled by Beaverton led to a second round exit for the Lady Saxons, who struggled to overcome the challenge of facing a much larger task. Nonetheless, the hungry Lady Saxons entered 2020 with … Continue reading Success In Reflection: South Salem Girls Basketball

Team Focus: Woodburn Girls Basketball

Woodburn -- The first year of the Taylor Belmont era in Woodburn featured progress in the win column, as the Lady Bulldogs doubled their win total from the previous two seasons combined, finishing with a 4-19 record. While that record may not look good, its the start of a hopeful trend upward for Coach Belmont … Continue reading Team Focus: Woodburn Girls Basketball

Team Spotlight: Seniors Talk About The Team Lighting Sprague’s Torch

Inside the athletic hallway at Sprague High School, there is a collection of state championship placements, with each individual team accomplishment having their own trophy. In the assortment of those trophies, one that says 2018 Class 6A Volleyball State Runner-Up sits among them. That trophy is a reminder of the magic, accomplishment, and memories of … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Seniors Talk About The Team Lighting Sprague’s Torch

Team Spotlight: Lori Ramsay, The Woman Bringing Stability And Expectation To Scio Volleyball

Scio — New Scio Head Coach Lori Ramsay has quite a local legacy in the Willamette Valley. A collegiate All-American at Western Oregon, Ramsay played for Marshfield High School in Coos Bay and has worked for the Oregon Youth Authority for a month shy of 24 years, helping youth that have made bad choices in … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Lori Ramsay, The Woman Bringing Stability And Expectation To Scio Volleyball