Sprague, McKay, North Compete At GVC League Preview Meet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  For the first time all season, the nine teams of the Greater Valley Conference gather together to preview the course that will be that of the District Championships at Crystal Lake Sports Park on October 26. “I like it a lot because I get lost easily,” said Sprague Olympian…

Game Week For Scots

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Going full pads on Tuesday, the feel of practice has been more energetic for the boys in Green and Gold as they look to carry their momentum from the Wilsonville Jamboree Thursday to this Friday against West Salem High School “This week’s practice in general has been more energetic…

Scots Explode for 4 Goals In 2nd Half of 6-3 win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It took McKay until the second half of their season opener against Parkrose to open up the flood gates that was their offense in their 6-3 victory Tuesday afternoon. Up 2-1 entering the second half thanks to goals from Maycol Olivarez (second minute) and Brain Romero (32nd Minute), the…

The Battling Vikings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Don’t let the final score line of 25-13, 25-17, 25-23 in North Salem’s loss to McMinnville Tuesday Night fool you how these girls battle. Leading into this game, the Lady Vikings Volleyball went 2-2 in their jamboree and had a 3-1 win over Willamette, at home, to start the…

The Search For ‘1-0’

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With Stayton Football just days away from their season opener versus Estacada on the road, the excitement is there, it’s building already during Monday’s practice. “I’m so excited, I’ve been waiting all summer for this,” said Ryan Beresford.  “We’re drilling hard to get to this point finally.” A few…

Gervais Football Competes At Woodburn Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  This years Jamboree was unique for Gervais as the two teams they faced were 5A squads three-to-four times they’re enrollment sizes in Woodburn and The Dalles. The Boys in Blue were slow out of the gates against the Bulldogs of Woodburn, but their defense and the legs of Peter…

First Annual Green And Gold Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Football Stadium at McKay High School was crazy Saturday morning and afternoon. No it wasn’t for a football game, though there was a Football jamboree for the Junior Varsity squad to end the event, but the event at hand was to illustrate the athletes of McKay High Schools…

McKay XC Opens Season In Wilsonville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.—McKay opened the 2016 season with an appearance in the Wilsonville High School’s Night Meet. Though delayed an hour due to heat, the heat didn’t slow the competition on the flat and fast course that saw several Royal Scots PR Friday Night. “We had quite a few people PR,” said…

North Performs Well, Stayton’s Kirby Strong in HS Debut

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.—  North Salem’s youth proved to be a key part for the opening meet of the season in the Annual Wilsonville Night Meet at Wilsonville High School. Of the 44 teams, the Vikings finished eighth in the 3K Novice Boys with Sophomore Josue Loarca finished eighth with a time of…

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…