Filling In Where They Need Her

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Leaders find a way to help their team out in more ways than not. When Monday’s game with Crescent Valley came around, North Salem’s Mackenzie Durrant was asked to play outside of her normal position of Libero in the Vikings tough 16-25, 14-25, 11-25 loss to the Raiders on…

Capitol City Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Just as the regular season wraps up in the Majors and the Playoffs are just to begin, Fall ball is underway as the calendar is just about to flip to October. Just like Summer Ball, Fall Ball is just some extra reps to bridge one Spring to another to…

Chemeketa Volleyball Takes Rogue To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Volleyball may just be turning the corner coming out of their third NWAC South Region Game to Rogue Community College out of Grants Pass. Having battled through the injury bug, learning a new coaches philosophy in Paul Carter and a tough preseason slate, the Storm caught the Osprey’s…

Amity Pulls Away In Second Half Over Coquille

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  You are only as good as the line in front of you. In a game where you needed to make sure your chinstraps were secured in Amity’s 54-22 win over Coquille with the Red Devils rushing for 224 yards to the Warriors 337 on the ground. “Our game plan…

Scio Gets Revenge On Amity For League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Scio brought the heat Thursday night. Coming off a five-set loss to Blanchet, the Loggers were looking for and executed the revenge plan over Amity from Scio’s loss to the Warriors in the Gaston tournament September 7 with their 20-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 win at home. And their home…

Week 4 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With rivalries happening this week with South-Sprague, Cascade-Stayton, North Marion-Woodburn, I pick them as well as my usual picks in each of the classifications plus 6-man football in 1A. Last Week: 8-5 Season record: 25-16 6A McNary over Barlow by 5 West Salem over Sheldon by 10 *Rivalry pick*- South Salem…

North Marion Boys Soccer Gets First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Sometimes you just got to let it rip and see what happens. North Marion’s offense pestered and pressured Madras’ defensive front for much of the first half and carried it over into the second half of their 2-0 win over the White Buffaloes Wednesday afternoon, their first win of…

Huskies Win Tenth Game Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Since their loss to Astoria in straight sets on September 19, North Marion has wheeled off five straight wins following their 25-8, 25-6, 25-8 win over Madras Thursday night to improve to 10-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference. Interestingly enough, of their five wins, the…

Cascade JV Defeats Sweet Home JV 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Seven of Robert Leon’s 15 Cascade JV Girls soccer team have never played a minute of soccer before entering this season, but for the seasoned coach it’s no big deal as him and his squad entered the second half of their Tuesday afternoon game with Sweet Home tied at…

Saxons Ends Preseason Schedule 4-2-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You cannot sleep on Corvallis entering the 2019 season.  Coming off of back-to-back 5A State Finals appearances, winning in 2018, the Spartans lived up to the standard set from the last two seasons. And despite their four losses coming from forfeitures, Corvallis had scored 15 goals in their five…

Small But Fierce

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—At roughly five-ten and maybe 145 pounds, West Salem’s Jack Livengood doesn’t scream starting weak-side outside linebacker at the Varsity level. But consider this, entering their 23-13 win over Grant this past Friday, Livengood had 17 tackles to his two-start credit and was second in the league with that total. …

McKay Roars To Life In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– McKay was looking for a spark entering league next week entering the second half of their 5-1 win over Aloha Monday evening. The Scots and the Warriors were knotted up at one apiece with McKay’s Jose Ceja having the lone goal entering the final 40 minutes of their preseason…