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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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 ...

Tennis standouts: Cascade girls make historic run at state

May 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Tennis standouts: Cascade girls make historic run at state

The Cascade High girls tennis squad tied for second in the Class 4A-3A-2A-1A state tournament, the highest finish for the Cougars since 1981. The Cougars and Klamath Union scored eight points apiece in the May 18-19 competition at Oregon State University. ...

Sterling career: Crawford moves to law-enforcement after OSU wrestling

May 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Sterling career: Crawford moves to law-enforcement after OSU wrestling

[caption id="attachment_3365" align="alignright" width="150"] Cody Crawford at OSU Karl Maasdam[/caption] Former Cascade High three-sport standout Cody Crawford won 89 wrestling matches at Oregon State University and scored points on three Pac-12 Conference championship squads. The four-time district champion and three-time state high ...

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 ...