Cascade’s Youth Gearing Up For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cristina Williams had a way to get her teams to play to their fullest potential at Cascade High School over the past nine years going into her tenth season as Cougars Head Coach this season. Several Conference Players of the Year.  Four straight Oregon West Conference titles from 2013-2016. …

McNary Rallies By Silverton 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Regann Donahue has been playing out of position this summer for the McNary Girls Soccer team this summer.  Instead of playing out in the center midfield region, the incoming senior found herself in goal for the Celtics for much of the summer. Wednesday night to close out the 4-H…

The Rash-Classen Connection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s going to be an interesting year for the Stayton Eagles offense as the Ben Rash-Logan Classen continues to develop as the incoming seniors take a more leadership role entering the 2019 season for the young Stayton team. “I think it’s important, but I think it’s just as important…

Stepping Into The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  West Salem’s Jackson Lowery has some big shoes to fill this season when he takes over the signal calling duties from Simon Thompson when the Titans open the season September 6 against Lake Oswego at home. And for the Junior Varsity Quarterback that’s making the move up to the…

Hagan’s No-No Caps Dirtbags 2-0 Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Post 20 did what they had to do to get back into the Area-3 League Title race Tuesday afternoon with their sweep of their first two games of the four-game series with Withnell. Jaret Stewart, in Game 1, pitched a complete game with five strikeouts as Jacob Maiben hit…

CFC Athletica Advances To NWPL Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The great season by the Capital FC Athletica squad has landed the squad in the Northwest Preimer League Championship Game following their 3-1 victory over Yakima United Sunday afternoon at the CFC Facility off of State Street. “Oh it’s such a great feeling, especially with this team because we…

One Last Tune-Up Before Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s not too often anymore that American Legion teams get to play a nine inning game. Three-years ago, it was a common occurrence to have at least a nine-inning game with league before playing two seven’s.  But with Saturday’s game, Withnell had the opportunity to test out their endurance…

Overcoming The Pressure

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.– The pressure is now on entering the final week of the American Legion Triple-A season. For the first four innings of Friday’s series finale between Post 20 and Corvallis in the Marketmen’s series clinching 7-1 win, it had the makings of what the previous three games had billed: Close…

Amity Volleyball Sweeps Thursday’s Games

SHERIDAN, Ore.–  Coming off their fourth-straight set win and their eighth of the summer, there was some fatigue in the legs of Amity having coming off a three-set sweep of Dayton the match before. Sheridan, who was on the bubble last season for 2A playoffs, had jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the Warriors…

Amador’s Pitching, Maiben’s Walk-Off Lifts Post 20 In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  It’s the home stretch of the regular season in American Legion Triple-A, and in the Area-3 Standings the Post 20 Dirtbags find themselves in a two-way tie with the Withnell Dodgers ontop of the league standings at 7-1 overall. The Dodgers and Dirtbags won’t meet, in essence with the…

Good Practice For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  It’s rare when you get to practice wet ball situations during the dry days of summer.  But thanks to a rare summer storm system that rolled into the area Tuesday that turned the summer days into more of an October, midseason feel as the second week of 7-on-7 at…

Withnell Finishes Second In Reno

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com RENO, Nev.—  The last time that Cascade-grad and current-Lane Community College ballplayer Jake Davidson pitched, was four years ago during his sophomore season as a member of the Cougar baseball team. Looking for an extra arm in their final game against Medford, Davidson stepped onto the mound in the sixth inning…