Cascade Softball Wins Shootout with Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Man, what a game it was between Cascade and Stayton Softball Saturday afternoon between these two rivals. Following their 17-1 loss to Yamhill-Carlton, the Lady Cougars cooled down the bats of Stayton that scored six versus Newport Friday behind Bailey Dysinger and her defense; but on the other side,…

Fighting Through The Nerves Of Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With a meet that has the feel of a District and State Meet within it, it’s understandable to have some nerves. “Nervousness, it’s just always there for high-caliber meets like this and I think it really just drives everybody to do better,” starts Brandon Martin.  “Because when your nervous,…

The Wild Cards? Salem Academy Girls 4×4 Squad Finishes 5th At MOCs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Just as teams were getting a hold of Salem Academy’s Boys 4×400 relay team, the Lady Crusader 4×400 team are slowly making their move as well to be considered as much as their Guys team. The team of Hallie Baker, Lauren Kendall, Stacia Panther and Krista Mulkey in some variation,…

McKay Takes Stayton Twilight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– With tough competition around them from Tualatin, Junction City, Scio and Hockinson of Washington, the Scots of McKay found a way to get it done Saturday at the Stayton Twilight by winning the guys (129.5) and girls (82) divisions behind another series of strong performances and PR’s by the…

Casarez, 4×400 team Battles In Stayton Twilight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Injuries are no fun, espically trying to compete to your fullest potential on it. Though she strained her Soleus (calf) muscle, Olivia Casarez competed and competed well on the injury Saturday afternoon at the Stayton Twilight meet. The sophomore had a season best 51.05 in the 300 meter hurdles as…

North Marion Softball Gets Win #1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– It was a long-time coming for the North Marion Lady Huskies.  All too long. The last time North Marion won was on May 18,2016 versus La Grande to break into the Field of 16, and nearly a year later, they finally got their next one. But how? The game…

South’s Baseball Winning Streak Snapped At Six, Just 2nd Loss of April

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–For the first three innings of the South Salem-Sprague baseball game, it showed why it was going to be a battle for the top spots in the Greater Valley Conference this season with the Saxons Sean Alvarado and the Olympians Cody Vestal wheeling and dealing. The lone difference entering the…

Crusader Trackster And The Drive Within

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s something about Salem Academy junior Wilson McLean and a particular fire he’s taking into this season dating back to how his sophomore season ended in 2016. Let’s take a look back to the State Championship last year in Eugene, the then-sophomore McLean was dominate for Salem Academy, having qualified…

Coaches Vs. Throwers Relay At Senior Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Senior Night is something special across the board as Schools recongize their Seniors at home last last time. Unique as it is, something even more unique happened to start the meet as a Senior sang the National Anthem with Marquita Ignacio-Ritchey. “I don’t really tell people that I sing and…

Hollenbeck Signs With Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–For those who know who Mariah Hollenbeck is as a person, they can tell you that she’s a team-first person before she’ll ever talk about her game and her play. You’ve heard that from coaches and those close to Hollenbeck Wednesday morning into afternoon at Cascade High School as, going…

Fiery West Salem Lacrosse Back On Track With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Saturday’s game was damn near forgettable for the West Salem Lacrosse team for a laundry list worth of reasons. Monday’s practice was damn near the polar opposite as they had one of their most productive practices of the season and had carried that over to Tuesday’s game versus Mountain View….

PERFECT GEM: North Marion’s Grant Henry Strikes Out 10 In Feat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Henry Twins have been something special this season for North Marion Baseball.  Whether it’s because of fantastic talent, twin telepathy or a combination of the two; you knew that one if not both will have something extraordinary happen sooner-rather-than-later. Well, Monday brought Grant Henry’s turn for that, in…