The Work Ethic Of Rios

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy’s Dawson Rios can be best described as selfless and hard working. As a sophomore, he played everywhere except for tackle and center in a game for the Crusaders, who went 4-5 last season.  That natural drive has been there since Rios picked up the sport back in…

Saxons Isham Sets Sights High For Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Brooksie Isham will be lining up in a new spot this season for the Saxons, making the move from Middle Blocker to Outside Hitter going into his senior season. Over this past Club Volleyball season with NPJ, Isham made the move to Outside Hitter due to injury…

Foreman’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–For Central-grad Brayden Foreman, Saturday night was a long-time coming after having to end his High School prep career on short noticed due to a torn labrum.Having moved down to guard for the East-West Shrine Game in the first year that 5A has joined the traditionally 1A-4A All-Star Game…

West’s Defense Sets-Up Roque-Manzo’s OT Game-Winner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  This ended up being one of those close, great games that you hope for.   After the last two Shriners East-West All-Star Games being decided by a large margin, this was a nail-bitter in the annual All-Star Game put on by the Shriners to benefit the Shriners Hospital Saturday…

The Growth Of Jefferson’s Harrison

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Football has been a part of Jayden Harrison’s life since the fifth-grade.  It’s an escape.  A stress reliever.  Overall the sport has meant everything to him as he enters his senior year at Jefferson High School. “To me, Football is my escape from all the stresses and stuff in my life. …

Wusstig’s Busy Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a nice little run this Summer for Zach Wusstig.  Attending camps in Idaho, went to Las Vegas a few times, a lot of getting out, getting his name out there and what he could on the football field.  It was part of taking that next step following…

Helping Out With Middle School Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  As the twilight of their prep Volleyball careers approach, the Cascade duo of Meah Carley and Lucertia Benolken were two of the ten High School Volleyball players who helped out aiding the Middle School Camp Thursday morning at Cascade High School.  Leaving their mark for the younger generations that will…

McNary Football Wraps Up Youth Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Entering his senior season, McNary’s Jackson Alt knows how much this Keizer community has meant to him up as the Celtic football program wrapped up their Youth Camp Wednesday evening at McNary High School. “Seeing some guys like Tanner Walker and seeing some others going through this program, go…

Dragons Hannan Setting Up For Success

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Grace Hannan has had some great role models playing on Varsity the last two years as the setter of the Dallas Volleyball program.  They’ve all helped each other out of tight jams along the way, but there’s a sense of pride with the incoming Dragons junior in playing with some great…

Crusaders Hiley Stepping Up To The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Salem Academy’s Kacyn Hiley had an unique finish to her freshman year.  Being called up to Varsity for the 3A State Playoffs, the Crusaders final year in the classification before dropping down to 2A the following year, an injury to Natalie Rios in the third-place match with South Umpqua…

Titans Football Open Youth Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was once a time in the not-so-distant past in which Kaden Martirano was a participant in the annual Titan Youth Camp at West Salem High School.  Remembering once learning and looking up to guys like 2019 West Salem-grad Simon Thompson. Learning about the Titan Way now as a sophomore…

Wrapping Up Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  After receiving first team All-Conference as a sophomore in the 2A/1A Special District 3 league, Jefferson’s Nayeli Hart has been back at it this Summer in preparation for her junior season as Hart played the Summer with the West Salem Titans 16U squad. Sunday was their final game of…