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 ...

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 ...