Always Putting In Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem’s Zachary Dodson-Greene was dog-tired following Valley Capital’s Semi-Final run Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park.  Taking his time sitting down on the sideline, catching his breath, as McNary and Southridge were battling it out on the gridiron for the Oregon 7’s Week 4 Championship. Normally an offensive…

Closing The Gap

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem Senior Drew Gertenrich has dabble with the sport of football growing up, but it wasn’t until his Junior Year last year when he put on the pads at the High School level for the Saxons. Playing at the Junior Varsity level to get his feet wet and…

Hornets Rally By Cougars For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  It’s a preview for hopefully when the football season comes around at the 2A-level. Gervais and Salem Academy. Going under G-Town Cougars and the Salem Academy Hornets, the latter ‘Hornets’ was SA’s mascot before going with the Crusaders that they are known as now. It was a scrimmage.  The…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…

Morrison The Arm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas freshman Kadence Morrison has showed off that High School potential over the Summer and Fall softball season. A quiet speaker yes, she lets her pitching do the talking.  Picking up much of the innings alongside fellow pitcher Laney Deloe with the Dallas Lady Dragons now 16U squad, the…

The Krew’s Big Weekend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Kennedy ‘Krew’ will have their work cut out for themselves this weekend. Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Boys from Mount Angel will play five games along the Interstate that will push and challenge them.  Friday’s 12-0 win over the SBA-Navy squad in six innings…

Coming Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It’s not a long period of time that they get to be together, but it’s better than nothing. The possibility of them playing together once again, defending their Mountain Valley Conference title, is still there as they take turns at each of the three stations that Head Coach Kevin…

Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Peterson’s Pirates Visit Worley’s Spartans

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It was the first-time in two years since Jacob Peterson led the Sheridan Spartans to a 2A Quarterfinal appearance.  It was the second-year that Peterson had ever led an Varsity program as a Head Coach before returning to Newberg last season. Had not for Coronavirus, maybe Wednesday wouldn’t’ve happened. …

South Salem’s Alvarado Selected To National Power Showcase

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Danny Alvarado is one of two Oregonian’s selected to participate in the fifth-annual National Power Showcase Home Run Derby and All-American Classic here in November. The event, taking part between November 6 and 8 at the Texas Rangers brand new billion-dollar stadium, Globe Life Field, features some…

Playing On Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  One of the up-and-coming players for one of the powerhouse teams in 2A/1A in Kennedy has been cutting her teeth against higher competition in recent weeks. Slated to be one of the next arms for the Trojan program, pitching four-and-a-third with three strikeouts, Kennedy sophomore Jenna Hopkins knows that…

Enjoying The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Like many Seniors, it wasn’t how recent North Salem-graduate Alexis Figueroa had imagined her High School career would end.  But she had made up for it over the Summer and Fall ball seasons to make things right as she starts her collegiate career at the College of the Siskiyous…