Three Types Of (Sports) Writers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So as I was driving back from Reno from a friends wedding Sunday, I found as many of us have on road trips, lost in thoughts amongst a eight-to-ten-hour drive back to Keizer and with me thinking about what to do this week, I found myself thinking about writing-styles and articles….

Being Apart Of Something Special: Seniors Emily Unrau, Nora Mikolas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—It’s hard to imagined a time in which Scio Softball weren’t as successful as they are now, and that was just four, short years ago when Nora Mikolas was a freshman on the Varsity squad that went 10-11 and 4-10 in the Old-PacWest Conference in the 2014 season. The feel…

No-Hitter and Homeruns Highlight Scio’s Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– What a way to start the playoffs for the Scio Lady Loggers Softball team Wednesday afternoon. The offense regained it’s form following their loss Friday as Brooke Young and Nora Mikolas both hit home-runs in the 15-0 five inning win over Rogue River to open the 3A playoffs as…

Cascade LL’s Junior Nine Came Together For Win Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– After a few slow games, the bats of the Cascade Little League’s Junior team finally came around versus South Salem Tuesday night at Turner City Park. The bats were producing hits as Dillon Wolf and crew started hitting early and hit often versus the South Salem team against them….

‘It’s About Time’: McKay Alums Shares Thoughts On Turf Coming To McK

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Thirty-Eight years since McKay High School opened their doors back in 1979 in Northeast Salem, the school will finally be recieving that in which every other 6A School has in Salem: Turf. And for alums who were at the groundbreaking ceremony, it’s a long-time coming. “It’s about time,” laughed…

Quick Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: South Salem Baseball vs. Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t how South Salem wanted to end a great season, dropping a tough Playoff Opener to Roseburg 13-1 at home Monday afternoon. Senior Tori Doten would go on to hit a massive home-run in his final game as a Saxons to left field in the bottom of the…

Another Year Coming To An End

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Over the past year, it’s been pretty crazy to say the least. This time last year, I was trying to figure out what to do for the summer and for this school year as I looked around for writing jobs that were opening up around the area.  I had very little…

Scio Lady Loggers Gearing Up For The Postseason

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– There was a reason to the maddness of facing a Top 10 4A team in Junction City Friday for the Scio Softball team: Preparation for the postseason. As the Lady Tigers play host to Gladstone to open the 4A playoffs, seeing the good pitching and a good team from…

Stayton’s Casey Pugh Finishes 9th in 1500, 6th in 3000 races. 4×1 Team 11th

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  Carrying that momentum from his two District Titles from last weekend, Stayton’s Casey Pugh finished sixth in the 3,000 meter race and brought home a ninth-place finish in the 1,500 over the two-day State Meet. Though he couldn’t duplicate his podium success in the 1,500 meter race as he…

McKay’s 4×100 Team Finishes Fifth At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  It was no surprised to see the McKay 4×100 team in the State Championships in 2017, having been there for since at least Israel Garza’s freshman year two years ago. But, it wasn’t until 2017’s version of the 4×1 team that they cracked the Top 5 in the relay…

FINISHING STRONG: Cascade Seniors End Careers On High Note

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– For Elisa Kanoff and Brandon Martin, Saturday’s Day 2 finale was also the finale of their High School careers. Kanoff, who barely missed the mark to compete in the 200 meter finals, used that frustration as fuel for during the 4×100 meter run to start Day two. “Yesterday it…