Celtics Pulls Away From McKay In 2nd Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The opening 30 minutes of the McKay-McNary football game was defined by the old saying of, “Three yards and a cloud of dust” in that it pinned the running games of both squads against another’s run defense looking for that one break. The lone score of the game was…

Gomez, Stayton’s Girls Pushed Cascade Thursday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There’s a change in the air for Stayton Girls Soccer this year that’s oddly different than last year and it was in full force this first week of Oregon West Conference-play: Aggression. Tuesday against Philomath, down 2-nil to the Lady Warriors in the first half, the Lady Eagles tied…

McKay Boys Soccer Gets Win Number 1, 4-0 Over West Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  There was a noise, a chant, coming from the dirt parking lot next to the West Albany Football field. As the noise grew and grew, it eventually entered the stadium and made it’s way to the Home Grandstand on the other side of the field. It was the JV…

Photo Gallery: Stayton Boys Soccer and Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Through the aggresiveness of the rivarly game between Stayton and Cascade Boys Soccer, the Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 halftime en route to a 5-0 lead. Photos By Jeremy McDonald

North’s Swain, Rojas Finishes Third. Repp, Allen New Faces For McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.–  As the rain was tapering off around Forest Grove and Neil Armstrong Middle School, the Varsity Girls Race was just getting underway with the sun and blue skies rolling in behind the storm cloud up overhead. By the Mile one marker and entering the second mile, with the…

Freshman Shined In Cascade’s 2-0 Win Over Yamhill-Carlton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– With Yamhill-Carlton looking to showcase why they are better in 2017 with their aggressive playing style, Faith Craig and the Cascade defense were looking for an offensive break to give them a mental breather. That break happened about halfway through with the foot of a freshman: Alexia Privratsky. Replacing Nyah…

Celts Rally To Draw With West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The best way to describe the second half of McNary-West Salem Boys Soccer was near-rivarly like with the Titans up 1-0. “There like our Mid-Town rivals, there was a lot of energy,” said the Titans Connor Young. “It’s just a tough game and they came out on top, we…

‘You Have To Meet The Challenge’: West Onto Forest Grove Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  West Salem knew a few things about facing adversity entering Monday’s game versus Sheldon. It took three-times of focusing up for a game that was pushed from Friday-to-Saturday-then to Monday evening.  But hey, who doesn’t like Monday Night Football right? Entering the second quarter, the Titans held a Irish…

Photo Gallery: Gervais Girls Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  The Lady Cats of Gervais found themselves down 1-nil entering the second half when Vanessa Godinez tied up the ball game in the opening minutes of the second half. And though the Cougar defense battled to keep the game within reach, but Taft pulled away late with two late…

Scio Takes Stayton-Scio Road Showdown Over Regis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Two up-and-coming programs with two second-year Head Coaches who’s schools are separated by almost nine mile stretch of Stayton-Scio Road that connects Scio to Stayton and Highway 22. Kate Trimble’s Scio squad entered the match 7-2 while Julie Summers Regis squad sat at 4-3, and ir looked like Trimble’s…

McNary Girls Soccer Ends Preseason In Unique Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–With McNary Athletic Director Scott Gragg stopping the game due to poor air quality in the City of Keizer at the 16:11 mark of the first half, there was some confusion of course as both Battle Ground and the Lady Celtics walked off the pitch. For McNary, they were looking…