Runner-up finish: Santiam second in Class 2A football

December 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Runner-up finish: Santiam second in Class 2A football

For the second consecutive year the Santiam High football team fell just short of a state title. Kennedy jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and then held off a strong Wolverines surge to take a 31-20 victory Nov. 24 ...

Soccer standouts: Both Stayton teams ranked in top 6

November 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Soccer standouts: Both Stayton teams ranked in top 6

It’s been a dream season for Stayton soccer. The fifth-ranked boys squad, a perennial state power under coach Chris Shields, scored an impressive win against powerful Woodburn, while the girls squad has been a revelation under first-year coach Devin Holmes. The ...

Mobile museum: NASA collection, talk, tour rural schools

November 2018 Posted in Nature, School | Comments Off on Mobile museum: NASA collection, talk, tour rural schools

By Melissa Wagoner Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. spent 47 years working for NASA, amassing a treasure-trove of artifacts and documents, which he passed on to his son, James Loftus. “My father is a retired astronawut,” James said proudly. “He was the chief ...

Cougars survive: Cascade claims football rivalry win vs. Stayton

October 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Cougars survive: Cascade claims football rivalry win vs. Stayton

The Stayton-Cascade rivalry fooyball game lived up to its history Sept. 21 at Federico Field in Turner. The Eagles and Cougars battled tooth and nail for four quarters, with Cascade taking a 31-28 victory in the Special District 3 opener for ...

Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

September 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, School | Comments Off on Charting his course: ORCA student reflects on Naval summer session

[caption id="attachment_3472" align="alignright" width="291"] Above, ORCA student Garett Kincaid, at the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis. Right: Kincaid (center) with his squad in a training exercise. Submitted Photos[/caption] By Mary Owen An Oregon Connections Academy student from Lyons spent the first ...

Gridiron season opens: New faces in high school athletic programs

September 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Gridiron season opens: New faces in high school athletic programs

The fall high school sports season is underway, with the first football games taking place Friday, Aug. 31 and teams in cross country, soccer and volleyball are also getting started. Here is a look at the football prospects and “what’s new” ...

CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on CTE camp: Hands on learning in trades, health, robotics

By  Peggy Savage Sparks were flying last week at Cascade Senior High School during a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Junior Camp hosted by the school. Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students in the district were invited to enroll in the summer ...

Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

July 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Changing of the guard: New principal comes aboard for Santiam

[caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignleft" width="150"] David Plotts[/caption] By James Day David Plotts, who has had a presence in the Santiam Canyon for 56 years, with 38 of those years spent educating and coaching students in the region, is retiring. Kind of. Plotts has surrendered the ...

Middle school stars: Cascade relay wins state title

July 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Middle school stars: Cascade relay wins state title

Cascade Middle School claimed first place in the 4x400 relay at the Oregon Meet of Champions, held May 24 at Corvallis High School. The Cascade foursome of Austin Parker, Rogue Newton, Will Ramos and Noah Khmaruk ran 3:47.85, less than one ...

Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

May 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Pathways: Santiam High students connected to professional insights

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam High School students engage with real world medical skills with a mannequin. Allison McKenzie[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam High School freshmen just wrapped up this year’s career pathway program designed to open their eyes and minds to ...