Stayton Rolls In Season Opener Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Logan Classen-Ben Rash connection might be dangerous on the football gridiron, but the KJ Nyquist and Maddie Pask could easily rival that. It was damn near deadly to say the least in their 7-0 win over McLoughlin Saturday afternoon. And yes, it was the first game of the…

Gervais Kicks Off Season At Willamina Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  A Sheridan player mentioned how surprised he was with how Gervais was playing Friday night at the jamboree at Willamina High School that both teams were at.  The Spartans and Cougars meet October 18 in Sheridan the next-to-last-week of the regular season in the 2A Speical District 2 League…

South’s Hage Shines Versus Stout West Offense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem enter the 2019 season with a target on their backs following their Quarterfinals appearance last season. Returning a strong core from that team and adding Paige Alexander to the mix puts the team towards the front of the Mountain Valley Conference pack entering the season ahead. “I…

North, South Salem Gears Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The North Salem Boys Soccer back half on defense stepped up to the challenge presented by South Salem in the Vikings first jamboree scrimmage of the season Friday afternoon at Bennett Field. The Saxons midfield kept North Salem’s runs limited to a limited runs, coming close to scoring with…

Celtics Rallies, Show Fight At Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– They had to battle and fight their way back into the game down nearly ten to West Salem Thursday night in their second scrimmage at McKay High School. Slowly, McNary turned their 10-1 deficit into something good as they came back to defeat the Titans before carrying over the…

Serving And Defense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  McKay was scrappy, gritty even.  Their service game had lend them a 15-3 lead over South Salem in their final jamboree game of the night. That service game, plus their defense will be crucial as they lose the fire power from Shay Coons from last year and lack that…

McKay Girls XC Looking To Big Things In 2K19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The McKay Girls Cross Country team enters 2019 with a lot of fire power potential to contend for the State Race as a team this season. With powerhouse Summit on top on the girls side, the Scots, along with like Bend, Mountain View and South Salem will battle it…

Young Wolverines Ready For Challenges Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The Santiam Volleyball team have certainly rebounded well after their 1-18 season three years ago in 2016 with a nine-win season in 2017 before recording 13 wins last season and were on the brink of the 2A State Playoffs. They were one win away, having played in two…

Saxon Day Wraps Up Week 1 For South

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You know it’s almost Game Day when the pads are popping at the end of the first week of the Fall Football season the first-, second-time you get to go with the full-pad jack entering the second week of Fall practice. And for South Salem, as they hosted their…

Amity VB Gears Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Not that long ago, March 8 to be exact, Amity’s Maylin Williams went under the knife to repair a torn lateral meniscus suffered in January while playing for the Warriors Basketball Team this past season as a Junior. Over the course of the recovery process, which was quicker than…

Rebounding From 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—As they walked off the pitch October 30 against Seaside in the opening round of the 4A State Playoffs, it wasn’t how they imagined their season going with the talented group around them. The loss to the Seagulls came on the heels of the Eagles first loss to Cascade in…

The Adversity Entering The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The trick this year will be being efficient with what they have and that age-old phrase that pays in team comradery will be as important as having an army of depth. With roughly 18 guys out Wednesday evening for their third day of practice, Salem Academy Football will have…