Meeting Mr. Phelps: ‘Wish’ trip inspires young swimmer to new goals

April 2018 Posted in Community, Sports & Recreation, Your Health | Comments Off on Meeting Mr. Phelps: ‘Wish’ trip inspires young swimmer to new goals

[caption id="attachment_3343" align="alignleft" width="300"] Make-A-Wish recipient Liam Edwards (right) with his older brother Garrett (left) swam with Olympian Michael Phelps in Chicago (center). © Mike Seberger[/caption] By Mary Owen Mary Lou Hazelwood calls her 13-year-old grandson a “marvel.” “Liam has a bleeding disorder ...

Highlights shine again: Stayton dance squad second at state

April 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Highlights shine again: Stayton dance squad second at state

The Stayton Highlights dance team took a new path this season, but the outcome was the same: more sustained excellence. The Highlights, who had a run of 12 consecutive state titles from 2003 through 2014, entered the show division this season. ...

Flying higher: Stayton girls in top 5 under AD/Coach Darren Shryock

February 2018 Posted in Community, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Flying higher: Stayton girls in top 5 under AD/Coach Darren Shryock

In just his second year as the head coach at Stayton, Darren Shryock has his girls basketball squad in the top five. The Eagles are 12-4 overall and ranked No. 5 in Class 4A by the OSAA. Stayton, Cascade, North Marion ...

Goal prevention machine: Farr finishes glittering career at Corban

January 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Goal prevention machine: Farr finishes glittering career at Corban

Former Cascade High athlete Jordan Farr finished a record-shattering Corban University career as the Warriors’ undisputed master of the space between the pipes. [caption id="attachment_3267" align="alignright" width="168"] Corban University star Jordan Farr, the former Cascade athlete, owns the goalkeeping record books ...

Fall standouts: Stayton Eagles second in state in cross country, soccer

December 2017 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Fall standouts: Stayton Eagles second in state in cross country, soccer

It was a banner fall for Stayton High. The boys cross country and boys soccer squads finished second at state, with the girls runner turning in a sixth-place finish. Cross country: The Eagles’ boys runners, who finished fifth a year ago ...

On the march: Santiam football starts league undefeated

October 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on On the march: Santiam football starts league undefeated

Santiam High headed into the Tri-River football schedule with a 4-0 record. The Wolverines have steadily improved in their first three years under coach Dustin McGee, who led the squad to a 4-5 mark in 2015 and a 7-4 record ...

Highlights #1: Stayton High dance team wins 13th state title

April 2017 Posted in Community, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Highlights #1: Stayton High dance team wins 13th state title

By James Day The Stayton Highlights dance team finished second to Valley Catholic of Beaverton at the past two state championships. This year’s squad was determined not to let that happen again. “This team is driven beyond words,” longtime coach Robin Meier told ...

New coach: Stayton’s Nyquist took West Albany to three state titles

April 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on New coach: Stayton’s Nyquist took West Albany to three state titles

Randy Nyquist wanted to come home, and Stayton had a place for him. Sometimes life is that simple. Nyquist, who won 119 games and three Class 5A state championships in 15 years at West Albany and fielded three Class 6A playoff ...

Highlights in top form: Perennial powerhouse prepares for state

March 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Highlights in top form: Perennial powerhouse prepares for state

The Stayton Highlights are once again chasing history. The dance squad has finished first or second at state the past 15 years, including a phenomenal 11 consecutive titles from 2003-2014. “We have had an amazing year so far,” said Coach Robin ...

The team that would not be denied: Regis takes state 2A football title

January 2017 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on The team that would not be denied: Regis takes state 2A football title

By James Day Four games into the season the Regis High football team was 2-2. That was the bad news. The good news was that the Rams were being tested by excellent competition, with the losses to Class 3A power Dayton ...