Learning From The Experiences In Southern Oregon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  Entering the bottom of the second inning, the North Salem Viking baseball team found themselves up 4-3 on a Grants Pass team that’s known to lay some wood on the horsehide so far this season. With a handful of players with varsity experience when they left for the…

Lady Viks Softball Finish Preseason 2-4 With Work Still To Do

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  Sitting in the dugout after being swept by Century Tuesday morning/afternoon, Coach Jay Elders talks to his young team about focusing on how they can improve between these two games and Monday’s practice and asking them to find a positive quote as a way to help try to change…

Grant Henry Pitches Absolute Gem Versus Molalla Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  There’s always something special about hosting your own event like the one North Marion Baseball does at Bob Barack Stadium every year. For seniors, its one last chance to play under the lights in front of the home crowd and with the Boys of The Sandlot one last time…

McKay Softball Improving Few Games Into Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–  They were in both of their games Tuesday at Canby High School.  Not just in games, but having a lead in both games. Though the results weren’t in their favor, you can see the improvements in the McKay Softball program since Scott Coons took over the program.  A program…

Lady Vikings Building The Foundation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–Rebuilding isn’t an easy task, but it helps when you have a young team to help build a foundation for the future. With only three or four returners from last years, 2-23 team the North Salem Viking softball team have already matched their win total in just four games this…

SA Baseball Learning The Lessons In Defeat, T&F Adding Depth In ’17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– There was a lot of positive to take away from their game versus Catlin Gabel as the young Salem Academy baseball team found out Saturday afternoon at Volcanoes Stadium. With three freshman pitchers seeing significant amount of playing time, the Crusaders were finding ways to work through the growing…

Playing Where Pros Played

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– There’s something about playing at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. Great San Francisco Giant players like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik and Sergio Romo; there’s something special lining up where some great Major Leaguers once stood years before. “It’s a great atomsphere,” said Hunter BeDoya. “You see Buster Posey use…

Vikings Preparing For The Crater Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Though they are ‘young’ on paper, they’ve carried a ton of experience into their second game of the season versus St. Helens. Names like Cameron Kallhoff, Will Tsukamaki, Nick Raska, Reyes Luna to name a few who saw valuable Varsity time last season as North Salem came to life…

Scots, Olys Battle Each Other And Celts In 1st League Dual

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Last time Israel Garza ran against Sprague in a league dual meet, he was being carted off by two of his teammates in the 4×100 relays. Fast forward nearly a year later, it was the same result of him out-running the Olympians and McNary for victory as he glided to…

Lady Eagles Rolls To 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In two games this season, the Stayton softball team have outscored teams 25-4. Of both games, they haven’t gone the full seven innings as both games ended during the bottom of the sixth inning. Kelsie Walker has been dominated with eight strikeouts in nine innings in the circle, Sydney…