By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem),
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on the season with one save. Recording 44 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings with a miserly 1.61 ERA, Noah has four complete games, including a shutout with 10 strikeouts against Twin Falls of Idaho. He also helps his cause at the plate, hitting .339 with a .422 on base percentage with 5 doubles, a home run, 13 RBIs, 8 runs scored, and 6 stolen bases.
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague girls golf – Quincy Beyrouty. Quincy is a senior for the Olys. Two weeks ago Quincy shot a four-under par round of 68 at Cross Creek Golf Course with 5 birdies and an eagle. It was her personal best round and her third time this season earning medalist honors. Quincy finished 3rd in the Mountain Valley Conference tournament, two shots behind a pair of girls from Summit. Quincy shot a 159 in the two-day tournament at McNary Golf Club, recovering from an opening day 83 with a strong 76 on day two. Her finish qualified her for the OSAA state tournament and helped her team to a 2nd place regional qualifying finish.
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from West Salem softball – Sage Barnes. Sage, a senior, plays third for the 7-3 Titans and has been lighting it up at the plate. During a series of three games against the Bend schools Sage had 10 hits in 11 at-bats, scoring 9 runs while tallying 15 RBIs. In the 10-1 win over 2nd place Bend, Sage was 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs. After 20 games this season she is hitting .455 with a .712 slugging percentage with 4 home runs and 31 RBIs.
The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from McKay track and field – Tyrus Love. Tyrus, a junior, is a sprinter, hurdler, and jumper for the Scots. At the Canby Invite in April Tyrus took first in three of his four events: first in the 110 meter hurdles, first in the long jump, and first in the 300 meter hurdles. Tyrus was also the anchor leg on the team’s 4×400 meter relay that took third place with the third best time in the Mountain Valley Conference. Against McNary, Tyrus won the open 400 meters with a time of 53.46 seconds, making him the 5th fastest junior in McKay track and field history. At the Stayton Twilight Invitational Tyrus took 2nd place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.94 seconds, making him one of only five boys in 6A who have broken 15 seconds in the event. Tyrus is the fastest junior in McKay’s school history in the 110 meter hurdles and 5th fastest of all time. He’s also the 2nd fastest junior in McKay history in the 300 meter hurdles and 7th all-time.