West Salem Outlast Central In 9 Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– When Peyton Foreman launched her second home run of her young High School career to put Central up 8-5 on West Salem in the bottom of the sixth inning, confidence was high that they’ll walk out of Monday afternoon’s game with the win. “It was really big, just having…

Dallas Goes 2-0 In First Day In Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Kaelynn Simmons is still knocking off the rust of the Winter Sports season in her second start of the season coming off a preseason concussion in Dallas’ game against Roseburg Monday afternoon. She admits that it wasn’t the best on her part, but Simmons let her defense work behind…

Chemeketa Drop First 2 Against Everett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa knew that Everett was going to be a tough challenge entering this weekend’s four-game series at home. But as they showed, rallying back from 7-1 down to drop a tough 7-6 first game and traded runs with the Trojans in the second game that included a Jackson Holstad…

North Marion Improves To 2-2 On Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Weather in Oregon can be merciful this time of year. In the admist of their fifth-game this week, the back-end of a doubleheader with Blanchet Catholic Friday afternoon, a band of rain abruptly ended their game with the Cavailers during the fourth inning with North Marion leading 2-1 in…

Interesting Start Propels Central To 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Kaleb Kantola didn’t have the best of starts Thursday afternoon against Sandy.  It was damn-near nightmarish. And here’s why.  Even though Central walked away with the 8-2 win at the end of the game, early on the senior pitcher surrendered an early single, hit a batter and allowed a…

Retooling His Goals As The Season Just Begins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Mason Strunk had already exceeded his goals for this season in Salem Academy’s first Track and Field meet at the Kennedy Icebreaker on March 14. Geez the Junior broke the school record in the discus in that meet with a throw of 159-feet-two-inches and PR’d in the shot put…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees for March 15

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here are the honoree’s from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of March 15: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem Boys Basketball – Eric Lungu. Eric, a senior, played guard for the Saxons. South wrapped up…

Cascade Softball Improves To 3-1 On Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Communication has been key for Cascade softball in their 3-1 start to the season following their 13-0, five-inning win over Sisters Wednesday afternoon to open Oregon West Conference play. As a defense, they held the Outlaws to two hits in the game with Hannah Walliman and Abby Jeppsen splitting…

Silverton’s Big 2nd Difference In Win Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—For the second-time this season, the Silverton defense came out slow out of the gate and it allowed North Salem to take full advantage of it with two quick runs in the opening frame of the game Tuesday afternoon. It’s weird to think, in the Foxes 8-3 win, that two…

Young West Salem’s Defense Keeps North Eugene’s Offense At Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– For much of the second quarter, the West Salem Lacrosse team found themselves down a man due to penalties that put pressure on their traditionally strong defense. They’re young, many of their athletes still learning the ins-and-outs of the sport of Lacrosse as they feel behind 3-2 entering the…

St. Paul Holds Off Santiam Softball’s Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– The St. Paul softball team took advantage of the opportunities that Santiam gave them during the second inning to build a 5-0 lead into the third inning in the Lady Buckaroos 7-6 win Monday afternoon at home. Behind Megan Tuck’s 3-for-3, three RBI day, it seemed as if…

Chemeketa Completes 4-Game Sweep Of Treasure Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Treasure Valley came out aggressively against Chemeketa Sunday afternoon for Game 3 of their four game series in Salem. The Storm’s Kyle Lund struck out six in six innings even though the score was not in the favor of Chemeketa who were behind 3-0 entering the bottom half of…