Crescent Valley Holds Off South Salem For Sweep

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Like their West Salem counterparts who were battling Clackamas Thursday afternoon on the road, South Salem were down in Corvallis taking on a similar strong baseball program in 5A’s Crescent Valley. The well-hitting and the good pitching staff of the Raiders challenged the Saxons in Game One as well…

Afterbuffalo Finishes Eighth In 3,000 Meter Race

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  There’s a sense of pride for Clement Afterbuffalo as he stepped up to the podium following his eighth-place finish in the 3,000 meter race Thursday, and as he puts on the medal and took a few pictures on the podium the Montana-native was embracing and absorbing the moment he…

VanZant Wins Long Jump Title With Eye’s On Finals Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– She knew it wasn’t her best series of jumps she could have produced in the 3A State Long Jump Finals Thursday afternoon.  Ronni VanZant was opened about it as the Senior came off of qualifying for the 100 meter dash finals and had to work time around qualifying for…

Salem Academy Wraps Up Day One

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– State seems to bring the best out of athletes when it comes time to perform. Salem Academy’s Mason Strunk, younger brother of Crusader-grad and State Placer Morgan, saw that first hand as the sophomore PR’d by three-feet in his fourth-place finish in the shot put Thursday. “It’s just the…

Deters Rallies Back For Title. Griffin, Lux Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Amity Deters had to relie on one final jump that she was about to take to continue her pursuit of a State Championship Thursday afternoon. Her first two jumps resulted in a scratch and a foul, just barely tagging the bar measured out at five-foot-one to knock it off…