South Albany High is still very much alive in the Mid-Willamette Conference boys basketball race.

Following a loss at top-ranked Silverton (14-1, 6-0) last Tuesday, No. 9 South (12-4, 5-1) came right back Friday with a 75-44 home rout of Dallas. The second-place Rebels, who are one game ahead of Central (12-4, 4-2) and Crescent Valley (9-7, 4-2) in the MWC standings, host Corvallis (6-10, 2-4) Tuesday night before traveling to Woodburn (4-12, 0-6) on Friday.

South has won six of its last seven overall entering Tuesday’s game. The Rebels will get a second shot at Silverton on Feb. 16.

Physicals at Fortier Chiropractic

Dr. Seth Fortier will conduct sports physicals for all West Albany, South Albany and Santiam Christian high school athletes on Feb. 10. The exams will begin at 8 a.m.

As a service to local families, Dr. Fortier will provide physicals for $20. All proceeds are donated back to the athletes’ respective athletic departments.

Fortier Chiropractic Healthcare is at 220 fifth avenue SW in Albany.

To schedule an appointment, call 541-926-0510.

Jefferson boys in playoff push

With just four regular-season games remaining, the Jefferson boys basketball team is tied with Salem Academy for second place in the PacWest Conference.

The Lions (11-9, 5-3), who defeated the Crusaders (10-10, 5-3) 62-60 on Jan. 16, host Scio (6-13, 3-5) Tuesday night. Jefferson ends PacWest play at Salem Academy on Feb. 6.

Blanchet (17-3, 8-0) can wrap up at least a share of the conference title Tuesday at Colton (8-10, 3-4).

Three PacWest teams automatically qualify for the 3A state round of 16.

McKay to host GVC meet

The Greater Valley Conference wrestling championships will be held Friday and Saturday at McKay High in Salem.

West Albany, which finished second behind Sprague a season ago, won this year’s GVC duals title.

Bulldogs senior Mitchell Sorte was the GVC champion at 160 last year. Fellow seniors Wyatt French and Sawyer Myres are returning finalists for West. 


West Albany’s Ethan Pohlschneider was 26th in the men’s slalom at Saturday’s Oregon School Ski Association race at Mt. Bachelor.