McKay Softball Improving Few Games Into Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–  They were in both of their games Tuesday at Canby High School.  Not just in games, but having a lead in both games. Though the results weren’t in their favor, you can see the improvements in the McKay Softball program since Scott Coons took over the program.  A program…

Lady Vikings Building The Foundation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–Rebuilding isn’t an easy task, but it helps when you have a young team to help build a foundation for the future. With only three or four returners from last years, 2-23 team the North Salem Viking softball team have already matched their win total in just four games this…

SA Baseball Learning The Lessons In Defeat, T&F Adding Depth In ’17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– There was a lot of positive to take away from their game versus Catlin Gabel as the young Salem Academy baseball team found out Saturday afternoon at Volcanoes Stadium. With three freshman pitchers seeing significant amount of playing time, the Crusaders were finding ways to work through the growing…

Playing Where Pros Played

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– There’s something about playing at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. Great San Francisco Giant players like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik and Sergio Romo; there’s something special lining up where some great Major Leaguers once stood years before. “It’s a great atomsphere,” said Hunter BeDoya. “You see Buster Posey use…

Vikings Preparing For The Crater Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Though they are ‘young’ on paper, they’ve carried a ton of experience into their second game of the season versus St. Helens. Names like Cameron Kallhoff, Will Tsukamaki, Nick Raska, Reyes Luna to name a few who saw valuable Varsity time last season as North Salem came to life…

Scots, Olys Battle Each Other And Celts In 1st League Dual

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Last time Israel Garza ran against Sprague in a league dual meet, he was being carted off by two of his teammates in the 4×100 relays. Fast forward nearly a year later, it was the same result of him out-running the Olympians and McNary for victory as he glided to…

Lady Eagles Rolls To 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In two games this season, the Stayton softball team have outscored teams 25-4. Of both games, they haven’t gone the full seven innings as both games ended during the bottom of the sixth inning. Kelsie Walker has been dominated with eight strikeouts in nine innings in the circle, Sydney…

Scio Softball 2-0 In This Early Season

By Jeremy McDonald SCIO, Ore.–The last two years, the Lady Loggers of Scio softball found themselves on the wrong end of Rainier in the 3A OSAA Semi-Final round.  They were three runs short of the big show in 2016 during Head Coach Jim Mask’s first-year as Head Coach. Entering his second-year, and a group of…

The McKay Two: Kassi Funk and Reina Garcia

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–Two. That’s all the McKay Royal Scots have on the Varsity Girls squad with another two down at the Junior Varsity level. Of those two Varsity Players, both competed at the Greater Valley Conference Districts in 2016. As a junior, Kassi Funk shot a 210, teammate Reina Garcia was four-strokes…

South Wins First League Dual Meet, West Finishes Fifth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–Rain, please..It’s just golfing in Oregon! Days following the guys playing in the winter weather, it was the girls turn as they battle through the muck and grime of the course caused by Mother Nature’s fury with rain for their first Greater Valley Conference League Dual meet Monday afternoon. “Well,…

Going Through The Early Season Gaunlet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Under first-year Head Coach Steve Salisbury, excitment is there as the Stayton Eagle baseball team went out in between the raindrops for their game  versus a very tough Valley Catholic squad following their strong season opening performance versus a tough Central team Thursday. “It’s amazingly better, we do so…