Dayton Finishes Second In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– Dayton continues to find ways to get it done and get to the big game that 36 other teams wish they were at this time of the year. 2019 marked their fifth consecutive trip to the 3A State Championship game, and though it wasn’t their Championship-rival Rainier Clatskanie presented…

Hamilton Returns To Dodgers As Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Cole Hamilton found himself in a familiar, yet different role two-and-a-half months removed from Tommy John surgery Thursday afternoon. He was known as a leader for North Salem during his time playing for Chris Lee, but now the 20-year-old who’s healing up after suffering the injury throwing during a drill…

Sprague Signs Nine To The Next Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As Sprague Volleyball Head Coach Anne Olson spoke about her three signees of Morgan Doll (Fairfield University-commit), Emily West (Western Oregon University-commit) and Madison Marlett (Lane Community College-Commit), she mentioned how important they were to help the Olympians to get past powerhouse Central Catholic in five sets. Down 14-9…

Kennedy Advances To 2A/1A State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– With two strong defenses going up against each other for a spot in the 2A/1A State Title Game, it came down to one-hit that helped lift Kennedy over North Douglas to go to the Title Game Friday. Matter of fact, the 1-0 result was unique in that the…

Vasas, Burnham Leads Vandals 14U Defensive Charge Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Pitching and defense helped the NW Vandals 14U rebound after a tough first game Monday morning against the Bandits in the opening round of the 16/18U Gold Bracket-play. Even in that opener, the opening four innings of Alli Parker’s start were strong as the Vandals and Bandits were knotted…

Thompson Wins Return After Surgery

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a while since seventh-grader Rowan Thompson took to the pitching circle prior to Sunday’s game against the Oregon Thunder-Flores 14U team to wrap up Pool Play. Last Fall, Thompson had a ball bounce off her knuckles and went to her knee, tearing the Menicus in the joint that…

Love Breaks School Record Twice In 300 Meter Hurdles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Wearing a McKay uniform from around 2012, the Scots Tyrus Love was inspired by a picture he saw of McKay-Graduate Manny Miranda wear a few short years ago to wear the uniform Saturday afternoon at Mt. Hood Community College. “My ideal Manny Miranda…I saw a picture of him rocking…

West Salem Boys 4×1 Finished 3rd In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Doing the relays in the rain can be a risky proposition with the risk of dropping the baton and risking disqualification if it slips out your hands somewhere along the way. West Salem girls 4×100 meter relay won the State Meet minutes prior to the Titan boys, beating out…

Cross Wraps Up High School Career With PR

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.—In his final race of his High School career, the 1,500 meter race, at State Saturday Dallas’ Senior Trevor Cross admitted that the speed on the course was the fastest he’s seen running in the event. Of the racers with him, four finished with sub-4:00 minute times including Mid-Williamette Conference…

Dallas Takes Down #2 Hood River Valley, Onto Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HOOD RIVER, Ore.–  When the two teams met April 4 at the same location, Hood River Valley timed out Kaelynn Simmons for three sixth inning runs to hand Dallas one of their five losses this season. And like their first meeting, this time with a trip to the Semi-Final round on…

Doing It For Cade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.– As she prepared for her finals throw of her season, of her High School Track career, McKay’s Shay Coons kept in mind of her brother Cade Coons. Cade Coons passed away recently as Coons was finishing up her High School Track and Field season and as she launched her…

Cascade Freshman Takes Powderpuff Crown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– The freshman girls were already on the map for Cascade this season, but they came out hard like a well-oiled machine against their older Cougar counterparts Thursday night at Federico Field. Against the Seniors, they frosh had a defensive stand in regulation and again in Overtime before Ariel Tobaisson…