Dodgers Snaps Four-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodgers closed out their five-game Medford roadstand with some positive momentum going into their Area-3 league series with Newport. Coming off of four tough games in the Coach K Memorial Tournament this past weekend, the Salem-based squad were looking to end on a high-note following how those first…

Dodgers Fall In Saturday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a tough day for the Withnell Dodgers in the Coach K Memorial Tournament Saturday, but the squad finished stronger than they started.  Rebounding from their tough 15-0 defeat to the Chico Nuts to falling in a close 6-4 game to Reno at North Medford High School.  “The…

Stalnaker Steals Four Times In Crushers Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Western Christian-grad Owen Stalnaker had himself a Rickey Hendersen-like day for the Post 58 Crushers in the American Legion Triple-A doubleheader against the Columbia Gorge Hustlers Friday afternoon. Of the eight stolen bases by the Crushers, four belonged to Stalnaker who showcased his speed that helped the Pioneers on…

Putting In The Offseason Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s kind of hard to keep basketball players off the court and on Friday afternoon, 15 athletes took to the court in Salem to work on their craft. Some are entering their first year of college ball.  Cascade’s Carson Molan (Chemeketa Community College), Stayton duo of Gabe Wigginton (Columbia…

Marion Berries Rally To Defeat Silverton Bandits 6-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  This was a crazy game. Crazy in how both teams battled to the end. Crazy in that the Marion Berries, who at one point were being no-hit and were down 3-0 going into the bottom half of the fifth inning, rallied to take the American Legion Single-A match-up with…

CFC Athletica Advances To Open Cup Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Silverton-grad and Linfield University soccer player Emily Hyde had found herself on the backline in the CFC Athletica Open Cup Semi-Finals game against the Eugene FC Azul.  Filling in due to injury as Athletica looked to continue their dominance defensively in search for the Championship title Wednesday night at John Chambers…

Minney’s Dodgers Outlast Waples Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Game three of the three-game Area-3 series between the Withnell Dodgers and the Post 58 Crushers was an eerie similar performance to what the two teams had Tuesday at Regis in Stayton when they met again in Scio Wednesday: A defensive battle. Incoming Silverton senior Carson Waples and incoming…

Defensive Mindset

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Some people like the offensive side of the ball, and then you get people like Cascade’s Jadyn Daviscourt who likes the defensive side of things.   Having played Libero for the Cougars, right-back with her Club Volleyball team, the incoming junior has embraced the grit and the lifestyle that comes…

Crushers, Dodger Split Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Wednesday’s series finale should be a doozy after how the Salem Withnell Dodgers and the Post 58 Crushers played Tuesday at Regis in their doubleheader. With how well each team pitched, Post 58 with Caleb Boyles (Cascade) and Nick Frith (Stayton) to the Dodgers Grant Strother (Sprague) and Eli…

Saxon’s Petersen Reflects Going Into Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Carley Petersen made a point that, as she finishes up her final Summer League schedule this June going into her senior year at South Salem that she’ll be at this point four years later. The Varsity squad reached the Chiles Center her freshman year, Covid soon followed and here…

Komes, Weeks Leads Dirtbags To Game 1 Win In Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Central-Grad and current Chemeketa Community College pitcher Brandon Komes set the pace for the Post 20 Dirtabgs Monday afternoon at Central High School when they hosted the Las Vegas Aces 18U Gold team for a double header. Komes, pitching the first game, held the Nevada squad scoreless going into the…

Crushers Ends Road Trip With Win In La Grande

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LA GRANDE, Ore.– The pitching and defense of the Post 58 Crushers continue to show what they’re capable of as they wrapped up their fifth game in three days, picking up their third-straight win in the process Sunday against the La Grande Legends in La Grande.Stayton’s Cody Leming went seven of…