Highlights second at state: Tournament and college roundup

April 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Highlights second at state: Tournament and college roundup

By James Day The Stayton High dance team took second in Class 4A-1A in the state tournament, thrilling the crowd at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a routine based on the book and film Unbroken. [caption id="attachment_2673" align="alignright" width="300"] The Stayton Highlights ...

Roaring into March: Cascade Cougar hoopsters ranked #1

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Roaring into March: Cascade Cougar hoopsters ranked #1

By James Day Cascade High’s girls basketball team ended its regular season on a 23-game winning s streak and enters the state playoffs ranked No. 1 by the OSAA in Class 4A. The Cougars opened the season with a loss to ...

Going out on top: Carcade Coach Steve Turner retires after state title

February 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Going out on top: Carcade Coach Steve Turner retires after state title

By James Day It’s a whole new world for Steve Turner. The long-time high school football coach, who led Cascade to the Class 4A state title last season, has retired. “After 40 years of coaching football, I have announced my retirement,” Turner said ...

Historic night: Coach Don Carey honored

January 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Historic night: Coach Don Carey honored

By James Day Friday, Dec. 18 was a night of memory and history and community acknowledgment at Stayton High. The court at the Eagles’ gym was rededicated to honor legendary longtime coach Don Carey. Carey, a fixture at the school from 1959 ...

Champions: Cascade wins state 4A football title for a second time

January 2016 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Champions: Cascade wins state 4A football title for a second time

By James Day Somehow it all fits. A coach named Turner coaches a Turner team to a state title, 35 years after he was an assistant coach on the last Cascade High team to capture a state football title. “Around here everybody ...

Just one goal away … Sisters downs Eagles in state title game

December 2015 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Just one goal away … Sisters downs Eagles in state title game

By James Day Stayton High’s boys soccer team participated in its third final in six years, but the 2-1 loss Nov. 14 to Sisters at Liberty left coach Chris Shields thinking about what might have been. “We played scared and timid for ...

Stayton soccer: Eagles clinch sixth consecutive league title

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Stayton soccer: Eagles clinch sixth consecutive league title

By James Day The Stayton High boys soccer team has won its sixth consecutive Oregon West Conference title, and the Eagles will take an 11-0-2 record into the playoffs. Stayton, which lost 2-0 to Oregon West Conference rival North Marion in last ...

On a roll: Stayton Eagles, Santiam Wolverines racking up wins

October 2015 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on On a roll: Stayton Eagles, Santiam Wolverines racking up wins

By James Day Stayton High’s football teamis off to a terrific start under new coach Andy Campbell. The Eagles, who have not had a winning season since 2010, are 4-0 and dominated Newport 54-0, last Friday in their Oregon West opener. “I ...

New fields for soccer: New coaches, too

September 2015 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on New fields for soccer: New coaches, too

By James Day Stayton High School’s top-tier soccer program has some new toys to play with this fall. The Eagles, who won the 2010 state boys Class 4A title and were runners-up last fall, have two new soccer fields. “We will use one ...

Hall of fame shooter: Westerns inspired interest in competitions

August 2015 Posted in People, Sports & Recreation | Comments Off on Hall of fame shooter: Westerns inspired interest in competitions

[caption id="attachment_2320" align="alignright" width="300"] Tom Rickman with his Hall of Fame trophy. Photo by James Day[/caption] By James Day Tom Rickman of Sublimity has been inducted into the Single Action Shooting Society Hall of Fame for his nearly 25 years of service ...