Starting Strong, Finishing Strong

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The pressure was on for sure as the Salem Aftershock 16A squad opened the Electric Pink bracket of the Stars-and-Stripes tournament Sunday morning at Wallace Marine Park. Opening the tournament against the Sandy Thunder, a single loss would end their day in the single-elimination tournament.  But behind their strong…

Post 20 Shuts Door On Barbers For Tourney Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– A Hillsboro Barbers coach said in before the start of the bottom of the fourth, “Tough Game…They’re good” of the Post 20 Dirtbags. The Dirtbags led the Barbers 10-1 at this point after a seven-run second inning and a three-run third inning. It was another demonstration of their bats…

Dodgers Win 10th Game In Last 11

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their slow start against the Grants Pass Nuggets Saturday afternoon was something of note following their 11-4, nine-inning game coming off of three-days rest before heading into their league series with the Keizer Crushers Monday afternoon. Yes it was their 15th win of the season and their tenth in…

Dirtbag Bats Storm To Life In 14-4 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  It took a while for the bats of the Post 20 Dirtbags to come around Friday afternoon at Swede Johnson Stadium at North Eugene High School in the Papa’s Pizza Invitational. Facing the Washington Rush, the Evergreen State squad were breathing down the neck’s of the Dallas-based team who…

Saxons Wrap Up Team Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Injuries last Fall hurt the South Salem season in 2018 as the Saxons went 2-7 overall and 0-4 in 6A Special District 6 Conference play. Head Coach Scott Dufault reminded his team when they wrapped up their team camp midday Friday that their 2-7 record still burns and that they…

Wrapping Up Kids Camp, Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the first time that McKay Girls Basketball Coach Jim White had put on a Kid’s Camp since he took over the Scots Girls Basketball program last summer. And the longtime coach who’s entering his second Winter as the McKay Head Coach, guiding them to eight wins in…

Gervais Girls Take Down Alumni Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  With the squad wrapping up summer basketball Friday with Kennedy and North Marion, the Gervais Girls Basketball team lighten up a little bit with a fun little scrimmage against some of their alumni Wednesday night at the Elementary School. Now even though they did it two years ago, but…

Dirtbags Take Series Over Keizer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Keizer Crushers and their 12 athletes certainly made three of their four-games with Post 20 very competitive this season coming out of the series Tuesday afternoon at Stayton High School. McNary-Grad David Allen and incoming Stayton Junior Danner Salisbury held the bats of the Dirtbags to seven runs…

Gearing Up For The Season Through The Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The 2018 season was the Gold Standard set for the Stayton Girls Soccer Program entering the future. Having won their first-ever conference title in a season in which they went 11-2-2 and reaching the 4A State Quarterfinals before falling to a Valley Catholic team the finished second in State…

Mitsuyasu Walks It Off For Willamette Classic Title Over Withnell

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With Withnell playing Corvallis and Post 20 the Keizer Crushers Monday into Tuesday, both squads had to dig deep into their pitching staff’s to conserve their top arms for their four-game series the next two days for games that will dictate towards State next month. The Dodgers turned to…

South’s Strong Offense Leads To Win Over North

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– Ryan Brown had a way to help spark the South game in the Oregon All-Star Game Saturday Night at Goss Stadium. Of his first three at-bats, he gave the South a 1-0 lead (first inning) and drove in runs in the third and fifth that helped the South squad…

Dodgers Storm Past Roadrunners

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The NW Stars know how to hit the ball.  The NW Stars team that played the Post 20 Dirtbags Wednesday showed that while the NW Stars Roadrunners squad playing at Willamette University did the same Thursday against the Withnell Dodgers. The Roadrunners jumped out to a 3-0 lead on…