Working On The Basics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The downtime since the cancelation of her freshman year at Western Washington University has served 2019 Dallas-Graduate Kaelynn Simmons well as the Viking Freshmen has spent the time working on the basics. Simmons appeared in six games, starting five of them, striking out 11 batters in 20 innings of…

The Dallas Duo

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– There were only two Seniors playing on the Dallas softball team this year. Two friends who would come into the Dragon softball program and saw it come together as it did. Zoe Whitlow remembers her and Madi Friesen’s freshman year with Dallas when Friesen slide into home against Silverton…

Fire And Ice, Thurston Invited To All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The brotherhood of Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli reached its mountaintop. Since the sixth-grade Nicoli and Richardson had played over 500 games together over AAU ball and School Ball.  Games were won and lost together; a State Championship was brought to Western Christian their Junior Year. And as they…

Amity’s Bernards Looks Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Amity’s Jacob Bernards remembers his first start of his Varsity career.  It was their fourth-game of the season against Clatskanie, stepping in for Jeffery Coleman who was out with an injury. The Warriors entered the game 2-1 on the year en route to a 7-3 season that year, reaching…

OSAA Releases Update

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA released an Press Release that it’s current moratorium-like suspension of facilities and coach/student interactions will expire on May 25. Read the Press release here: The OSAA Executive Board met in a closed work session this morning to discuss the latest updates on the Coronavirus pandemic as it relates to…

Salem LostBoys Send 5 To Western Oregon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  The Salem LostBoys Rugby squad are sending five of their own to the next level.  Ayden Lundin (Dallas), Tye Tenorio (McKay), Sangato Letisi (South Salem), Keith Barnett (North Salem) and Lue Lorenimus (South Salem) will be joining the Wolves this upcoming season. “We had a fantastic group of young…

South’s Hanowell Signs With Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Greyson Hanowell has always been the guy who would look out for his team over himself, the shear definition of a leader of putting team before self. With the pandemic canceling the promise of finishing his final High School season, capping his prep career with the South Salem Saxons…

Astorga And Capital City Elite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—North Salem-Grad Isaac Astorga has been making some moves since he graduated in 2016.  He played at Portland Bible College for two years, seeing action in 26 games as a sophomore averaging 8.3 minutes a game for a Wildcat squad that was ranked seventh nationally and had taken down College…

Knocking Off The Cobwebs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cowbells rang across Bush Park Saturday afternoon.  Few in numbers yes, but you would think one of the Salem schools was using the park for a race. Christopher Walken once said on Saturday Night Live, ok demanded, more cowbell during a sketch on the show in 2000.  The idea…

Central-Grad Laeng Joins Salamanders

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Central-Grad Connor Laeng has been making the most of this time off to heal up and prepare for the possibility of a Summer baseball season this year. It was announced Saturday evening that Laeng will be joining the Salem Salamanders this Summer in the Cascade Collegiate League, a wood-bat…

Regis Baseball Honors Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—When the OSAA decision came down the pipe that Spring will be canceled, Regis Head Coach Kyle Baker jumped right into action. The Rams Head Coach wanted to find someway to honor his five Seniors for their hard work and sacrifice. “When the OSAA made the final decision, I decided…

St. Paul Baseball Honors Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.– The St. Paul nine and their families pulled into the gravel path along the right field fence at Gooding Field Friday afternoon leading into 6pm’s Senior recognition. It was just the Seniors.  No non-senior teammates, no fans, no umpires or opposing team in the other dugout.  Just the…