McKay Volleyball Pushes #4 Summit To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Coming off their five-set win against West Salem Thursday, McKay were hoping for some success to carry over against one of their toughest challenges this year against the fourth-ranked Summit team. The Lady Scots Volleyball squad did find a way to make a stateman when they jumped out to a…

West Salem Girls Soccer Slips By South Salem 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— With injuries in the back third, the South Salem Girls Soccer team had a lot of work ahead of them Friday afternoon when they hosted West Salem before the start of the Varsity Football game a few hours ahead of them. But, the Saxons Anna Burger and company stepped…

Jefferson Handed First Loss Despite Strong Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  Jefferson weren’t going down without a fight as they came out firing to despite what the scoreboard said coming out of the locker room:  Monroe 43, Lions 12. The defense held the Dragons to no points on the first defensive drive of the game as their offense answered the…

Leading The Way: Stayton Girls Lead Conference With 5 To Go

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s new territory for the Stayton Girls Soccer team this late into the season. The school, known for their dominate Boys Soccer team, currently has some competition this season as the Lady Eagles kicked off the second-half of the Oregon West Conference season on top of the OWC-standings with…

Western Christian Ties Gervais 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– After Gervais’ first goal of the game, Western Christian settled in defensively with Rylan Webster coming out of the goal to meet the ball and charging to meet it with Sampson Hess and the back-third disrupting the flow and filling the lanes that the Cougars could send the ball…

North Salem Drops Tough Four-Set Battle With Crescent Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–North Salem battled back to make the first set against Crescent Valley after being down 15-8 to build some momentum for the second set after a tough first 25-22 when they bounced back to even up the match at a game apiece at one with their dominant 25-12 set two…

Tough Start To League, Bend Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Katie Satre changed up her lineup in the final 20 minutes of the game versus Mountain View by going with a 4-3-4 lineup with Steffani Rodriguez and Jackie Macias up front. Down 3-0, a spark energy-wise was needed as the Lady Scots looked to try to claw their way back…

St. Paul Improves to 13-0 With Win Over Central Linn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.—Erin Counts found herself saving a loose ball with game in a 22-17 battle in favor of St. Paul with the first set in its fourth long volley of the set when a Central Linn shot that went a little far off its mark help made it 23-17 in…

Silverton Wraps Up Preseason 1-3-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– With the clock ticking under 10 to go, Sliverton had a chance to up 4-2 on a charging Centennial squad that had scored two goals in the second half with 15 leading a offensive pack deep into the final third looking for the possible dagger. No luck as the…

Kennedy Defeats Salem Academy In Three, Wins Gold Bracket Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy found themselves in a dogfight versus Harrisburg Saturday afternoon during the Salem Academy Tournament after a nice strong start to their fifth-game of the day in the Gold Bracket semi-final round. But, after their 25-18 win, the Eagles began to challenge them as Harrisburg took the second set…

Learning From Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following a solid pool play that saw two ties and a tough loss to Harrisburg, Amity entered bracket play in the Silver Division versus the 11th-ranked team in the Greyhounds from Gaston looking to shake off some rust from waiting around for about three-hours leading up to the game….

Gervais Goes 0-1 At Salem Academy Tournament, Colton Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a good test for the young Gervais Cougar Volleyball team Saturday at the Salem Academy Crusader Tournament in Salem. Having faced Westside Christian, the height of former PacWest Conference opponent Salem Academy and splitting with Columbia Christian to close out pool play before entering their bracket play…