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 ...

Regis dominates Class 2A title game

December 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Regis dominates Class 2A title game

The Regis High School football claimed a state football title in emphatic fashion Saturday, taking a 54-14 win against Stanfield at Hermiston High. The top-ranked Rams (11-2) won their eighth state football title and their first since 1987 with the win ...

Historic season for Stayton runners

December 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Historic season for Stayton runners

The Stayton High boys cross country team took fifth place Nov. 5 in the OSAA Class 4A boys cross country championships at Lane Community College. The Eagles, who won their first district title Oct. 29 at the Oregon West Conference championships, ...

Emotional win: Stayton victorious on new turf field

October 2016 Posted in Community, Other, People, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Emotional win: Stayton victorious on new turf field

Stayton High, led by the heroics of defensive back Aidan Hill, pitched a 6-0 shutout against Sweet Home on Sept. 16 while inaugurating the new artificial turf on its football field. “Getting the win at home on the new turf was awesome,” ...

Turf – almost ready: Games expected to be played on field after Labor Day

September 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Turf – almost ready: Games expected to be played on field after Labor Day

[caption id="attachment_2856" align="alignright" width="300"] Crews lay down the turf in the north end of the Stayton High football field. The facility should be ready to practice and play on after Labor Day.[/caption] By James Day The Stayton High athletic program will have ...

New turf: SHS field gets a makeover

August 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on New turf: SHS field gets a makeover

By James Day Stayton High is about to become the second school in the Oregon West Conference with an artificial turf surface on its football field. Eagles Athletic Director Darren Shryock told Our Town “we hope have it all done by mid-August ...