STATE CHAMPS!

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—When they arrived at Bob Brack Stadium at 10:30am for batting practice beforethe Single-A American Legion State Championship, North Willamette Valley knew they were in favorable position for that 2017 State Title. But there was still a slew of nerves when they arrived and prepared for the start of the…

COMEBACK KIDS: Dallas Advances To Championship Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– Coming out three outs away with Jaret Stewart still pitching, the Dallas Post 20 Dirtbags were on an emotional rollercoaster with the scoreboard reading them 9, Eugene 5. “You just got to go out there and be relaxed and be able to get one out at a time,” said…

Mustangs Stun Dirtbags 19-7, But Dallas In Semis Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–Words cannot explain the frustrations for the Post 20 Dirtbags Friday night versus Medford. In what looked to be a great game as Dallas jumped out 7-0 on the three-time State Champions in Medford turned disastrous as the Mustangs jumped on top of the Dirtbag pitchers offensively for 19…

The Shark, The Hit-Man and the Dirtbags Win 20-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–It was interesting to watch the Post 20 Dirtbags-Portland Barbers game Wednesday evening. They, being Dallas, in a way, needed every single one of their 27 hits to outlast Portland as the Barbers needed each one of their 10 runs to keep up with Post 20’s hits. They slowly found…

THAT RETIRED LIFE: Ron Caligure A Year Into Retirement

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  This time last year Ron Caligure was coaching the American Legion Single-A Santiam Senators of Stayton and the Senators were preparing for a post-season State run down at Crater High School’s Anhorn Field in Central Point, Oregon. That team he coached that year, along with Greg Ferguson and Chris…

South Salem’s Brown Going To Atlanta With Baseball NW For 16U World Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The journey of South Salem’s Ryan Brown continues as July comes to an end. As he finishes up another day playing with the Northwest Futures Monday, the soon-to-be-junior will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday to be playing with Baseball Northwest in part of the the 16U World Series…

Mid-Valley Brings A Close To Withnell’s Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–The game that was a must for Withnell sure brought some fireworks. Faced with elimination, the Dodgers built a 5-1 lead entering the seventh inning thanks to two RBIs by Tori Doten, one of those RBIs off a Homerun to go along with a 115-pitch, five strikeout-performance by Cameron Jolly….

Down To Their Final Nine ‘Outs’

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–They could make excuses for what happened Friday.  They could blame the strike-zone, faulty light-bulbs or whatever it may be, but one thing is for certain: Saturday could be it. The Withnell Dodgers are down to their figurative last nine outs of their season. Nine innings to go out and…

Re-Loading The Ranks Over The Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–With the lost of six seniors to graduation entering 2017, three in which were captains for the Cascade Lady Cougar Volleyball team, the question does become how do they re-load to make another Oregon West Conference title and another run in the 4A State Playoffs? But, part of the answer…