McKay Impresses During Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.– Thursday was more than bylines in newspapers or on a website, more than what the scoreboard said at the end of it, it was the starting of what these boys from McKay put forth to this point the last two weeks, the last few months of the summer. Jovi…

Progress Report: Connecting The Pieces Of The Puzzle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  30 athletes deep. Working on headers, footwork.  Going a mini circuit before trying to work a power shot around a netting with holes just big enough for a ball to go through around the inner edges of the goal. You could tell that was an sense that the North…

PHOTO GALLERY: Stayton Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here are some pictures from Stayton’s Tuesday’s Afternoon Practice. Follow Jeremy McDonald at @J_McDonald81 or like jmcdonaldmedia on Facebook! Photo Gallery (Pictures By Jeremy McDonald)

Improving Eagles Enter Second Half Of Fall Training

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Seven days worth of practices into their 2016-2017 campaign, there’s been improvement within the six-time Oregon West Conference Champions in the Stayton High School Eagles Boys Soccer Team as they enter the second half of the training, ‘pre-season’ sessions. “I think we’ve gotten better since the first day,” said Stayton…

Stayton Girls Soccer Taking On The Challenges

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Transitioning from one coach to another is difficult, especially after a successful season as the Stayton Eagles Girls Soccer Team had in 2015 with a 4A Play-In appearance under Ian Van DerZwan. But they are confident to carry that success into 2016 under new Head Coach Lael Anderson. “It’s…

End of 2-a-days and The Feather

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Monday marked the end of the treacherous two-a-days for the McKay Royal Scot Football team; but the ending of what is known as ‘Hell Days’ by most, is bittersweet to some. “It kind of sucks because I like being out here twice-a-day, its fun for me,” said Manny Miranda. “It’s…

Getting Better Every Single Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  At this point of the season, team’s are faced with another challenge ontop of who’s going to make Junior Varsity and Varsity and where your seated on the depth chart come the jamboree or the opening game. The heat adds another faucet to the gauntlet of things as teams…

Stayton Battling Through Adversity To End Week 1 of Practice

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The hardest thing to do leading into the season is to simulate some form of adversity to avoid the monotony and staleness that can occur during Fall Camp for the Fall Sports Season. On the fourth day of practice, six practices since the ‘official’ start of the season, it…

McKay Puts On The Pads For 1st Time For Fall Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There’s nothing like popping on the pads for the first time all season during Fall Camp. Yeah it’s hot, but there’s no better feeling during two-a-days than to wear those pads that first time with the season knocking on the door. And the best part for the McKay Football…

Run Forest Run: Young Scots Ready For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– On the track at McKay High School, the Royal Scot Cross Country team starts practice as they always have: Doing something fun. For Wednesday’s third practice, it was a raffle for some team swag as they prep for the 40 minute run ahead. It’s all to have fun and grow…

Cougs Finish Up Day 2 of Fall Practice

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Two days into their 2016 Fall Camp and their 2016 campaign, the Gervais Cougars have already noticed an sense of betterment compare to this point last year. “Honestly I think it’s going great compare to last year,” said Derrick Jaramillo. “We have a lot more guys coming out, a…

A Special Thanks as Jmcdonaldmedia entering 2nd year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Though our official ‘second’ year mark isn’t until mid-October, I just want to take the time to thank those who helped get the site up and running over the past few months. What started as a way to help recognize a few athlete’s on a few buddies of mine team’s at…