The Power Of ‘Thooah”: Saxons Go 4-0 In Idaho

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BOISE, Idaho.–  That cardboard in the South Salem dugout that spelled out ‘Thooah’, poking fun of Chris Hemsworth’s Australian-accent and his Comic Book gimmick of ‘Thor’, seemed to have been the mantra for the Saxons throughout their Bucks Invite journey in Idaho. The story behind it was, at their team house…

Saxons Get Win Over Capital

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BOISE, Idaho.– Defense seemed to be the vocal point for South Salem Friday versus Twin Falls and Capital for the first 11 innings of the Saxons doubleheader. Noah Ferguson led the defensive charge with 10 strikeouts in South Salem’s 3-0 win against the Bruins that built some momentum for their game…

Doten, South’s Offense Shines In 13-2 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BOISE, Idaho– Centennial of Idaho had South Salem on the ropes with the game now a three-run game after the Saxons hot start that featured three straight doubles to start the game. But entering the top half of the fourth inning, it seemed as if the South Salem offense rolled back…

Amity Rallies To Stun Brookings-Harbor

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– Sometimes Softball presents some of the most interesting situations. It hasn’t been the best of Invites for Amity. Matter of fact it was forgettable with the growing pains that this young team was going through. But still, down 10-2 and could call it a week with three tough losses…

North Salem Goes 2-2 In Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Jasmine Young found herself throwing upwards of 400 pitches over the past two days as the North Salem freshman was just finding ways to helping her team.  Her last pitch resulted in a strikeout to end the sixth inning in a 3-2 deficit to California’s Del Norte to give…

South Salem Wraps Up Medford Trip

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The good thing about the North Medford Spring Break Invite is the level of talent that it yields before teams enter league play here in the coming weeks. And with one Senior on their roster, it was a good experience for South Salem have experienced entering their final two…

West Salem Outlast Central In 9 Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– When Peyton Foreman launched her second home run of her young High School career to put Central up 8-5 on West Salem in the bottom of the sixth inning, confidence was high that they’ll walk out of Monday afternoon’s game with the win. “It was really big, just having…

Dallas Goes 2-0 In First Day In Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Kaelynn Simmons is still knocking off the rust of the Winter Sports season in her second start of the season coming off a preseason concussion in Dallas’ game against Roseburg Monday afternoon. She admits that it wasn’t the best on her part, but Simmons let her defense work behind…

Chemeketa Drop First 2 Against Everett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa knew that Everett was going to be a tough challenge entering this weekend’s four-game series at home. But as they showed, rallying back from 7-1 down to drop a tough 7-6 first game and traded runs with the Trojans in the second game that included a Jackson Holstad…

North Marion Improves To 2-2 On Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Weather in Oregon can be merciful this time of year. In the admist of their fifth-game this week, the back-end of a doubleheader with Blanchet Catholic Friday afternoon, a band of rain abruptly ended their game with the Cavailers during the fourth inning with North Marion leading 2-1 in…

Interesting Start Propels Central To 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Kaleb Kantola didn’t have the best of starts Thursday afternoon against Sandy.  It was damn-near nightmarish. And here’s why.  Even though Central walked away with the 8-2 win at the end of the game, early on the senior pitcher surrendered an early single, hit a batter and allowed a…

Retooling His Goals As The Season Just Begins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Mason Strunk had already exceeded his goals for this season in Salem Academy’s first Track and Field meet at the Kennedy Icebreaker on March 14. Geez the Junior broke the school record in the discus in that meet with a throw of 159-feet-two-inches and PR’d in the shot put…