THE ROCK: Duane Riddell Returns To McKay Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As he talks about double teams and techniques to the Varsity linemen around him, his powerful voice echoes on the practice field like that of his son on the other end of the grid. 68 years young and roughly five-foot-six, he is roughly two-inches shorter than his shortest pupil;…

The Meaning Of Sports To Me

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonal73@gmail.com As we enter the State Championship week and seeing fan bases celebrate their teams making it to the ‘Big Game’, this makes me remember 10-plus years-ago for me when sports ended for me. As a former athlete, sports probably met more to me than some only because the two-and-a-half hours out…

PHOTO GALLERY: McKay Football’s First Day Of Action

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As the Spring Sports Season comes to an end, McKay High School Football is just gearing up for their off-season with their ‘summer’ camp of sorts to end the Month of May. Photos By Jeremy McDonald

Scio Falls, But Will Be Back Soon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–As they sat in the huddle for the last time this season, they knew this pain all too well having gone through this one too many times before. They knew they are capable of getting to that Big Dance and bringung home that trophy; that why it hurts so much….

Takeaways from Monday’s 2-all Draw

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Walking away from their two-all draw there’s a lot to draw from as the Timbers U23’s prepare for TSS FC Rovers and the Sounders U23’s on the road this Friday and Sunday. One thing is to start off faster in the beginning 15 minutes as they did in the final…

Three Types Of (Sports) Writers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So as I was driving back from Reno from a friends wedding Sunday, I found as many of us have on road trips, lost in thoughts amongst a eight-to-ten-hour drive back to Keizer and with me thinking about what to do this week, I found myself thinking about writing-styles and articles….

Being Apart Of Something Special: Seniors Emily Unrau, Nora Mikolas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.—It’s hard to imagined a time in which Scio Softball weren’t as successful as they are now, and that was just four, short years ago when Nora Mikolas was a freshman on the Varsity squad that went 10-11 and 4-10 in the Old-PacWest Conference in the 2014 season. The feel…

No-Hitter and Homeruns Highlight Scio’s Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– What a way to start the playoffs for the Scio Lady Loggers Softball team Wednesday afternoon. The offense regained it’s form following their loss Friday as Brooke Young and Nora Mikolas both hit home-runs in the 15-0 five inning win over Rogue River to open the 3A playoffs as…

Cascade LL’s Junior Nine Came Together For Win Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– After a few slow games, the bats of the Cascade Little League’s Junior team finally came around versus South Salem Tuesday night at Turner City Park. The bats were producing hits as Dillon Wolf and crew started hitting early and hit often versus the South Salem team against them….

‘It’s About Time’: McKay Alums Shares Thoughts On Turf Coming To McK

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Thirty-Eight years since McKay High School opened their doors back in 1979 in Northeast Salem, the school will finally be recieving that in which every other 6A School has in Salem: Turf. And for alums who were at the groundbreaking ceremony, it’s a long-time coming. “It’s about time,” laughed…

Quick Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: South Salem Baseball vs. Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t how South Salem wanted to end a great season, dropping a tough Playoff Opener to Roseburg 13-1 at home Monday afternoon. Senior Tori Doten would go on to hit a massive home-run in his final game as a Saxons to left field in the bottom of the…