West Salem Lacrosse Snaps Sprague’s Five-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A year ago Sprague Lacrosse shocked West Salem in the regular season with a 15-14 win over the Titans. West Salem would answer in the league playoffs to clinch their sixth-straight North Valley League Championship a few short games later and quickly jumped on the Olympians slow start Thursday…

Cascade Snaps 7-Game Skid Versus Sweet Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Entering their series finale in Sweet Home Thursday, the bats of Cascade erupted Wednesday to set the Cougars up for their first Oregon West Conference series win since sweeping Sisters in early April. Their 18 runs in their 18-5 win over the Huskies were their highest run total of…

North Marion Drops Tough Second Game To Gladstone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GLADSTONE, Ore.– There was no surprise that when Gladstone and North Marion met this week that it would come down to who made the most plays off the other’s defense. And you could say that after Tuesday’s 3-2 Gladiators win, that both Gladstone and the Huskies would split the first two…

Silverton Wins Marathon Game Over Central 4-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was bound to come down to who will score last. Third-ranked Central and Sixth-ranked Silverton didn’t just go the distance, going 2-all after regulation, but beyond like the Foxes Owen Bischoff and the Panthers Ruben Cedillo did over the Green Monster in Right Field to force the Major…

North Salem’s Dixon Qualifies For OHSET State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– Having already qualified to State in In-Hand Trail, North Salem’s Emily Dixon took full advantage of Saturday’s Obstacle Course with Fancy as practice entering the Big Show in May at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond Mother’s Day Weekend. “We’ve been doing very good.  She’s a pro at it…

Onto State For Santiam’s Fencl

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– There was some fear entering the third and final that the combination of Honey and Santiam’s Hannah Fencl won’t be able to run Barrels and Keyhole Sunday afternoon at the Linn County Fairgrounds. Honey, a 15-year-old horse, developed an abscess on one of her hooves that sidelines the athlete…

Wilsey Throws 1-Hitter Against Summit

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Aliyah Wiley found herself coming close to a no-hitter Saturday when the West Salem sophomore allowed just one-hit that came late in the game in otherwise perfect performance in the Titans 16-0 win over Summit in five innings. “I think I’ve been getting my confidence back up and in…

Sprague Splits With #2 Bend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.– With two doubleheaders in four days in front of them, Sprague had to step up their game against Mountain View and Bend this past week. They took care of the Cougars and pulled only what West Salem and Bishop Manogue (NV) by handing the second-ranked Lava Bears a loss…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are April 19’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club’s Athlete’s of the Week.  This week’s Honoree’s are North Salem’s Aaliyah Fitzke, South Salem’s Delaney Keith, McKay’s Ramiro Gonzalez and West Salem’s Zariya Powell. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem…

Dallas Drops Tough Game To West Albany 14-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Dallas took advantage of the opportunities through the first two-and-a-half innings that the West Albany defense gave them building a 5-1 lead on the Bulldogs entering the bottom of the third inning. West Albany, who have appeared in the last 11 postseasons as they started the season 12-2 following…

My Mental Health Story

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Over Spring Break, I mentioned about Mental Health and a massive mental breakdown I had at 26-years-old. I feel like it is important to talk about it because it’s true, not everyone is immune to mental breakdowns or mental problems.  So, I figure I’ll share mine and go from here: As…

Sprague Sweeps Mountain View

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague needed some momentum leading into this weekend’s big league doubleheader with Bend starting with their doubleheader with Mt. View Wednesday afternoon sitting 0-1 in Mountain Valley Conference play and 4-4 overall. And they completed what they needed to do against the Cougars, sweeping the doubleheader 7-5 and 11-1…