Winning The Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The calendar says September.  The intensity was that of November.  Instead of six-girls on the court on a typical night, there were four. A three-set battle followed where a champion was crowned in the first session of the NPJ Quads in favor of the Fantastic Four 25-24, 24-25, 7-5….

McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Isaac, Aloha Breeze 18A Go 4-0 on Weekend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was just one of those weekends for the Aloha Breeze 18A where everything just went right. After a tough summer, it seemed as if the travel softball team got out of their own heads and just played ball.  When they did, it looked pretty dang solid as they…

Vandals Set Pace Early Versus Bat Company

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t ring home until towards the end of the NW Vandals 16U’s 14-0 win over the Bat Company 18-Loiler Saturday night was the uniqueness of the first three batters of BC’s lineup. They were all left-handed batters.  Aliyah Wiltsey (West Salem), Carley Schlag (Sprague) and Peyton Foreman (Central)…

Stayton Wins In Extra’s To Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There was a big improvement for the Stayton baseball squad going from Week 1 of the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball season to their second week as they took on Mound Time Saturday back in Stayton. The energy in the dugout was better.  Defense was sound, only allowing four…

Allen Finds Groove With NM Magic 16U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Oregon City freshman Kaylee Allen has found her groove again. In the NM Magic 16U’s 8-0 opener against the NW Mayhem, the Pioneer pitcher struck out five and allowed a hit in the opening game win.  Giving Allen the confidence needed when she came back out for the final…

Titans 14U Strong First Sets Pace Over Vandals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The West Salem Titans 14U squad came out swinging in their single-game match-up Thursday night at Keizer Little League against the NW Vandals 14U.  Forcing the Vandals into four errors in the opening inning, scoring 12 of their 18 runs in the top half of the first inning on…

The Trojan Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is no secret how good the Kennedy Volleyball program has been in recent years.  It is also no surprised that a pandemic won’t slow down the defending 2A State Champions from getting their reps in. Pairs on sand, quads on hardwood, there’s always an opportunity to improve.  Just…

Bowling Tries Hand In Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It’s the first-time in a long-time that 2015 North Marion-grad Brandi Bowling hasn’t played in a game or have to sit in a classroom setting. Tuesday evening, helping her father and current Huskie Head Coach Russell Bowling run a softball session with the current crop of North Marion softball…

Bourne The Extrovert

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Santiam Christian’s Emily Bourne is such an extrovert, the Eagle Senior once delivered ice cream by way of Doordash to a teammate in West Linn after the teammate had her wisdom teeth taken out. “It was beginning of the smoke (from the wildfires), she had her wisdom teeth taken…

Olys Kick-Off Fall Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Rebounding from a 13-7 defeat is hard in a doubleheader in the baseball world.  Six runs are tough, but for Sprague under the ‘Olys’-tag in the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball League they held the strong bats of the Lumberjacks to one run entering the sixth inning. Brett Hassoun,…

Just Out Here Wanting To Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— “These girls are just out here wanting to play…It’s just girls that wanted to play ball, they didn’t have a school season and they’re out here tearing up the best that they can,” said West Valley Head Coach Steve Rolston. The Wardog roster features six Amity High School girls,…