SSBC Honorees For September 17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball), McNary’s Zane Aicher (football), South Salem’s Max Yermachenkov (Boys Soccer), Blanchet Catholic Rebecca O’Dell (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) and Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Cross Country) were honored this past Friday by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of September 17. Here…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

North Salem Drops League Opener To Canby

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–  The first half ended just perfectly for North Salem Saturday night against Canby in their 42-13 defeat to open the 5A Special District 2 league season. The line opened up holes.  Erick Gonzalez and Jerrik Wangler hit them.  Gonzalez stepped in for the injured Josiah Davis, making the move…

Western Christian Finishes Third At Eagles Volleyball Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Fatigue was setting in during Western Christian’s final set of the day against Colton at the Eagles Volleyball Classic at East Linn Christian Academy. The Pioneers, who went on to sweep the Vikings 25-11, 25-16, found themselves having to face the adversity of the moment of fatigue and a scrappy…

Cougars Hang On To Defeat Mazama

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– Nerves were cranked all the way up to 11 when Mazama took over possession with 4:23 left in the game with Cascade. In what is possibly a 4A State Semi-Final match-up come November, Cascade found themselves  leading 31-28, which eventually would become the final Friday night, nerves were high…

Stayton Picks Up 18th-Straight Win Thursday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Eagles Boys Soccer team were soaring the opening twenty minutes of their 5-0 win over Sisters Thursday evening at home. The Esparza brothers of Ishmel and Jayden netted goals as did Riley Burns to quickly put the Eagles ahead 3-0 against the Outlaws who entered the game 3-0…

West Salem Wins Second-Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem carried over the mojo from their 4-0 victory over to Wednesday’s match-up against Westview for their second-straight win, winning 2-0 over the Wildcats. Westview entered the game 4-1 on the season and challenged the Titans during the first half as it looked to be a 0-0 draw going…

Patzer, Huskies Hold Off Silverton For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Mallory Patzer was absolutely nails for the North Marion defense Tuesday afternoon against Silverton. The offensive pressure from the Foxes at Silverton High School was high.  It felt like a playoff atmosphere, the Foxes were tenth in the Coaches Poll to sixth. Silverton created opportunities against the Huskie defense, but Patzer…

Dayton Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Benji Hudson stepped up big for Dayton in the second half against Horizon Christian of Tualatin Monday afternoon. Hudson and Tyler Spink struck quickly in the opening seven minutes of their 4-1 victory over the Eagles, but couldn’t add to their lead with Horizon’s Isaiah Jewell cut the then 2-0…

Titans Win First Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The West Salem offense has probably found a groove Monday night against Franklin that they can build from. After scoring two goals in their first four games, uncharacteristic of the Titans of the past two seasons, West Salem came around for four goals in their 4-0 victory over the Lightning….

SSBC Athletes of the Week For September 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first edition of the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club of the school year has came. McKay’s Chansse Lee (Football), Sprague’s Amity Rogers (Girls Soccer), McNary’s Tessa Fisher (McNary) and North Salem’s Jerrik Wangler (Football) were honored by the SSBC on September 10. Here’s the press release. First Athletes…

Oliva The Runner And Volleyball Player

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—Saturday was a unique day for Cascade’s Cami Oliva.  Some call the feat the Deion Sanders-effect in reference to Sanders playing in a baseball and football game.  As challenging as Saturday was, Oliva made do with running a 5K in the AM and was part of the Cougars Volleyball Gold…