Blanchet Softball Snaps Dayton’s Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Blanchet’s record may not be eye-popping, but two of their wins following their 7-4 win over Dayton would make you do a double-take. They opened league snapping Scio’s monstrous 56-game winning streak and nearly got game one from the Defending 3A State Champs, but that 5-3 loss on April…

Molalla Surprises North Marion In 11-2 Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—  North Marion’s defense stepped it up after their tough second inning against Molalla Monday afternoon at home. Every team has their on days and every team has their off game and this was the Indians game in which they were on after dropping two tough games to the Huskies…

Santiam Boys 4×100 Finishes Fifth At Meet of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  The Santiam Boys 4×100 relay team found themselves in the fastest heat of the Meet of Champions Saturday, going up against some fast teams like 4A’s Sisters in the first Track event of the meet in Sweet Home. Crap, by race’s end, they were the lone 2A team…

Afterbuffalo Finishes 4th In 1,500 At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  It was Clement Afterbuffalo’s second-year going to the Meet of Champions when the Chemawa Junior came from the campus in Salem to Sweet Home High School Saturday. The Montana-based athlete finished ninth in the 1,500 meter race last season with a time of 4:27.64 and raced with Tyrrel…

Lava Bears Hand Saxons First League Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  South Salem knew the challenge with Bend entering their doubleheader on the road Saturday. Some pointed out, as both the Saxons and the Lava Bears sat in the Top 10 in 6A, that these two were the favorites for the Mountain Valley Conference-title this season. South took the first…

Scio’s Shockey Gearing Up For The Final Two Weeks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Scio’s Caleb Shockey mentioned in passing that he was out-of-shape entering the twilight of his sophomore season of Track this season. But hey, in a Logger wrestling singlet, he still ran a 11.68 in the 100 meter dash, a 24.04 in the 200 meter dash and helped the Logger…

Sprague Takes Two From West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The momentum from Thursday’s comeback from behind victory sparked Friday’s strong play for Sprague as they closed out the two-game sweep of West Salem on the road 12-1. The Olympians held a 1-0 lead when the Titans loaded up the bases in the bottom half of the inning, only…

West Salem Lacrosse Snaps Sprague’s Five-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A year ago Sprague Lacrosse shocked West Salem in the regular season with a 15-14 win over the Titans. West Salem would answer in the league playoffs to clinch their sixth-straight North Valley League Championship a few short games later and quickly jumped on the Olympians slow start Thursday…

Cascade Snaps 7-Game Skid Versus Sweet Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Entering their series finale in Sweet Home Thursday, the bats of Cascade erupted Wednesday to set the Cougars up for their first Oregon West Conference series win since sweeping Sisters in early April. Their 18 runs in their 18-5 win over the Huskies were their highest run total of…

North Marion Drops Tough Second Game To Gladstone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GLADSTONE, Ore.– There was no surprise that when Gladstone and North Marion met this week that it would come down to who made the most plays off the other’s defense. And you could say that after Tuesday’s 3-2 Gladiators win, that both Gladstone and the Huskies would split the first two…

Silverton Wins Marathon Game Over Central 4-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was bound to come down to who will score last. Third-ranked Central and Sixth-ranked Silverton didn’t just go the distance, going 2-all after regulation, but beyond like the Foxes Owen Bischoff and the Panthers Ruben Cedillo did over the Green Monster in Right Field to force the Major…

North Salem’s Dixon Qualifies For OHSET State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– Having already qualified to State in In-Hand Trail, North Salem’s Emily Dixon took full advantage of Saturday’s Obstacle Course with Fancy as practice entering the Big Show in May at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond Mother’s Day Weekend. “We’ve been doing very good.  She’s a pro at it…