Thompson Wins Return After Surgery

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a while since seventh-grader Rowan Thompson took to the pitching circle prior to Sunday’s game against the Oregon Thunder-Flores 14U team to wrap up Pool Play. Last Fall, Thompson had a ball bounce off her knuckles and went to her knee, tearing the Menicus in the joint that…

Love Breaks School Record Twice In 300 Meter Hurdles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Wearing a McKay uniform from around 2012, the Scots Tyrus Love was inspired by a picture he saw of McKay-Graduate Manny Miranda wear a few short years ago to wear the uniform Saturday afternoon at Mt. Hood Community College. “My ideal Manny Miranda…I saw a picture of him rocking…

West Salem Boys 4×1 Finished 3rd In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Doing the relays in the rain can be a risky proposition with the risk of dropping the baton and risking disqualification if it slips out your hands somewhere along the way. West Salem girls 4×100 meter relay won the State Meet minutes prior to the Titan boys, beating out…

Cross Wraps Up High School Career With PR

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.—In his final race of his High School career, the 1,500 meter race, at State Saturday Dallas’ Senior Trevor Cross admitted that the speed on the course was the fastest he’s seen running in the event. Of the racers with him, four finished with sub-4:00 minute times including Mid-Williamette Conference…

Dallas Takes Down #2 Hood River Valley, Onto Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HOOD RIVER, Ore.–  When the two teams met April 4 at the same location, Hood River Valley timed out Kaelynn Simmons for three sixth inning runs to hand Dallas one of their five losses this season. And like their first meeting, this time with a trip to the Semi-Final round on…

Doing It For Cade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.– As she prepared for her finals throw of her season, of her High School Track career, McKay’s Shay Coons kept in mind of her brother Cade Coons. Cade Coons passed away recently as Coons was finishing up her High School Track and Field season and as she launched her…

Cascade Freshman Takes Powderpuff Crown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– The freshman girls were already on the map for Cascade this season, but they came out hard like a well-oiled machine against their older Cougar counterparts Thursday night at Federico Field. Against the Seniors, they frosh had a defensive stand in regulation and again in Overtime before Ariel Tobaisson…

Doten’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Sends Saxons To Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem Head Coach Max Price joked after the game that this game took years off his life. It probably did for everyone at the ballpark in the Saxons walk-off 9-5 win over West Salem Wednesday afternoon Entering the bottom half of the seventh inning, with two outs on…

Salem Academy Signs Seven To College Athletics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following their quick assembly for their ASB Election, Salem Academy recognized seven student-athlete’s for their Letters of Intent to the collegiate level. Of the seven, two were going to the next level for music as Emilie Reed and Clara Williams signed their Letters of Intent following their third-place State…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

Making History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five years ago Santiam didn’t field a softball team and when the Wolverines started back up their program in 2015, these current wave of seniors were eighth graders as Santiam played an Independent Schedule that year. Over the next four years, the program has slowly built themselves into…

OWC Softball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath sweeps the awards this year with Hannah Williams (Position Player of the Year), Kamden Combs (Pitcher of the Year, second-year in a row) and Warriors Head Coach Erik Remington getting Coach of the Year. Oregon West Conference Team                                Position                            Player                                Grade                             School First Team Pitcher      Kamden…