NM Magic 16U Finish Fall Ball 13-13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It felt like a December day at North Marion High School Sunday evening with how the wind was whipping around the softball fields. With the sun fading off to the East on the twilight of the Fall Ball season, many played more than the 26 games the NM Magic…

Titans Run Ends In Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore. — In West Salem’s Titan Black’s victory over Pro Baller 7v7 Red Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park, a Pro Baller’s coach pointed out to his cornerback in front of him that Titan’s Jack Bennett was ‘there best guy right there;. Bennet, lining up at receiver next to the…

Arms To Build From

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If the Stayton Eagles baseball team can get onto the diamond this Spring, they’ll have some solid arms on the hill to help guide them. Wyatt Connally and Danner Salisbury have shown those starter innings over the summer with Cody Leming, Ty Borde and company right behind them.  Connally,…

It’s The Hat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  I’ve seen a lot through the last seven years, going on eight now, covering sports. Comebacks, buzzer beaters.  Hogs charging the field at halftime of a Homecoming Game even, that one ironically happened six-years ago on October 24, 2014 in California.  The Pig nearly took me out in the…

New Year, Still Grounded

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If it wasn’t known, by November 12, 2019 it was cemented.  Jayden Esparza was one bad man on the pitch. Playing opposite of Kevin Hernandez as a freshman, the now-Junior came into his own last season as a sophomore in leading a Stayton Eagle offense to 4A’s second-highest output…

Saving Homecoming Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Coronavirus has taken a lot away from kids the past few months, but one thing is for certain. They will find a way to make things happen. With COVID-19 ruining their ‘traditional’ Homecoming Week, the Seniors at North Marion High School gave the microscopic virus a good swift kick…

Dallas VB To Host Breast Cancer Awareness Halloween Quads Tourney

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.—  The sand courts have been a huge blessing for the Dallas Volleyball program this Summer and Fall.  Helping to keep the kids active and give them an huge opportunity to improve their skills on the Volleyball court at this point of the game. “They would have made an impact…

The Long Road To Recovery

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  When Regis Senior Tyler Voltin squatted an heavy 515 pounds Monday, it felt like he never had navicular bone stress fracture in his left foot.  Feeling like he was back to his old ways again preparing for whatever is to come his way during his Senior season. “It felt…

Always Putting In Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem’s Zachary Dodson-Greene was dog-tired following Valley Capital’s Semi-Final run Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park.  Taking his time sitting down on the sideline, catching his breath, as McNary and Southridge were battling it out on the gridiron for the Oregon 7’s Week 4 Championship. Normally an offensive…

Closing The Gap

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem Senior Drew Gertenrich has dabble with the sport of football growing up, but it wasn’t until his Junior Year last year when he put on the pads at the High School level for the Saxons. Playing at the Junior Varsity level to get his feet wet and…

Hornets Rally By Cougars For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  It’s a preview for hopefully when the football season comes around at the 2A-level. Gervais and Salem Academy. Going under G-Town Cougars and the Salem Academy Hornets, the latter ‘Hornets’ was SA’s mascot before going with the Crusaders that they are known as now. It was a scrimmage.  The…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…