Salem Academy Wrapping Up Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALLA, Ore.–  Up 21-7 early in the second half against Burns, Salem Academy were piecing together yet another summer win to advance to the Country Christian Tournament Championship game. The Lady Crusaders’ summer has been filled with several learning lessons to help better them when the season begins here in a…

ONE INNING AT A TIME: Dodgers Beat The Heat, Go 2-0 In Willamette Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–SALEM, Ore.– Taking it one inning at a time. That was the philosophy that Withnell Dodger Head Coach Jason Searle and company told their team for Saturday’s games under the hot sun above. They jumped ontop of Moundtime 14-4 to start the day before a lengthy break before playing again…

The Brown-Hanowell Connection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It’s weird to think there was a time where Salem Academy’s Greyson Hanowell had orange hair let-lone dreadlocks when the now short-haired Hanowell was younger. But that’s when South Salem’s Ryan Brown met him years-and-years ago. “I played Flag Football with him in the second-grade and I never knew who…

Keizer Defeats Australia To Start Willamette Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The Perth Heat Colts have a tendency to bring the aggression to their games once they find their rhythm  and they sure found a way Thursday again versus an American-team, jumping out to a 2-0 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning. But, the Keizer Crushers surely found…

Fighting Eagles Wrapping Up Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was yet another physical battle between Stayton and Central Thursday afternoon on the road. The last time these two teams met a few days ago, the Stayton Six denied the Panthers a golden opportunity to steal a comeback-from-behind victory by keeping them off the board; and coming off…

Quick-Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: Dodgers Takes On Australia

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Every summer, the Perth Heat Colts come to America as apart of expsoure for kids of Australia and those from other countries as well, to the game at the American-pace as well as introducing American College Scouts to the international talent. One of the first-games they had was against the…

SECOND CHANCES: Noah Boatwright Taking Full Advantage Of Summer Of 2017

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–There’s something about second-chances in sports, some may call it a ‘second-life’ in a baseball game or a ‘second-chance’ after a injury to name a few. Everything was riding high for Noah Boatwright entering the Triple-A Playoffs in 2016, completing a successful High School career at North Salem High School…

A Familiar Face In North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Sitting on the metal bleachers after hanging out in the dugout with the North Salem summer baseball team before their baseball game versus South Albany was a familiar face and a familiar voice recognizable to those who were hanging around the Schaffer ballpark late June of 2016. Joking and talking…

Hernandez’ Hat Trick Leads Eagles Soccer To 5-2 Win Over S.Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Stayton found the back-of-the net early in the first half and frequently in the second half versus the Rebels of South Albany Tuesday evening. Jacobe Croff and Kevin Hernandez struck first against the Rebels in the opening minutes of the Summer Game, breaking a tradition of Eagle struggles to…