Valley’s Bats Struggle In Fall Ball Premiere

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The talented Valley Baseball Club arrived at Volcanoes Stadium Monday afternoon for their doubleheader in the 18U Baseball Tournament. Coming off of their seventh and eighth-straight wins on August 22 against the Titans Baseball Club and the Stayton Bandits the VBC slowly jumped out to a 3-1 lead on…

Ambush Hangs On For 9-7 Win Over NM Magic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  The NM Magic 16U squad had just made the game interesting with two outs on the board against the Newberg Ambush Sunday night at the Crater Fields of the Darnell Sports Complex. It was the first weekend of the Fall Ball Sunday Games and the Ambush had just lived…

Lady Dragons 16U Go 2-0 To Start Fall Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– The Dallas Lady Dragons 16U squad had showed that their bats and pitching were still as strong as they were over the Summer at the 14U-level, winning their two games over Central (17-8) and the West Valley Wardogs (8-1) Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex. They were new…

GymClub Reaches Pylon 7-on-7 Semi-Final

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  The members of the GymClub HS 7-on-7 squad barely had a chance to get to know each other Saturday prior to the start of the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament at the Hamlin Sports Complex. But they made the most of the opportunity in the one-day tournament, reaching the Semi-Final round…

Sheridan’s Huffman Signs With Bushnell For Track

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.—  Sheridan’s Taylor Huffman has made his decision on the eve of heading to college: Bushnell University. Over the past three years throwing the Spartan graduate had overcame the challenges of a new coach and ankle injuries to get to this point of signing to join the Beacons, remembering a…

Emptying The Tank

  By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It was time to empty the tank, finish the Summer off right. For the last time, just the fourth-time this summer on Thursday evening, the Oregon Track Club held an All-Comers Meet.  With the uncertainty of tomorrow, it was all about today to leave it on the track just…

The Up-And-Coming Setter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.- The setter in volleyball is best described as the quarterback, the point guard, of the court. So much is demanded of them for the success of the team. Silverton freshman Alexis Haury has already made a name for herself as a setter long before stepping foot on the High…

Putting In The Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The time off has really reminded Dallas’ Bailey Savage how much she loves the sport of Volleyball. Coming off a six-week club season Savage, who transferred back to Dallas after spending the last two years at 1A Perrydale, continued to put in work preparing for an early entry to…

Laeng Transfers To Ventura College

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central-grad Connor Laeng was always the last one to leave for the Central Baseball Club over this summer. A shoulder impingement over the Spring had sidelined the former Panther baseball player, forcing him to withdraw from playing with the Salem Salamanders this summer. But as he healed up, he…

Getting Back Into The Gym

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Volleyball is back in session in its court.  Well sort of. Monday marked the first day of the first session of the NPJ’s ‘quad’ league.  Four-on-four volleyball at The Hoop in South Salem. Split up into two hour-and-a-half sessions, eight teams of four girls, 64 total in the indoor…

Seeing Where They’re At

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It’s been six weeks since their last competitive game and it’s their first with the mound three feet further back from the plate as they embark on their first Fall at the 14U level following the summer at 12U. The rust was there when they lined up against their…

The Twilight Of Summer Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The twilight of the Summer Baseball season has sadly arrived. In a day which saw Central sweep the Olympian Baseball Club, eyes were also on the Valley Baseball Club Saturday.  The squad entered their final doubleheader on this day at Holland Youth Park winning their last six games, their…