Vandals Set Pace Early Versus Bat Company

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t ring home until towards the end of the NW Vandals 16U’s 14-0 win over the Bat Company 18-Loiler Saturday night was the uniqueness of the first three batters of BC’s lineup. They were all left-handed batters.  Aliyah Wiltsey (West Salem), Carley Schlag (Sprague) and Peyton Foreman (Central)…

Stayton Wins In Extra’s To Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There was a big improvement for the Stayton baseball squad going from Week 1 of the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball season to their second week as they took on Mound Time Saturday back in Stayton. The energy in the dugout was better.  Defense was sound, only allowing four…

Allen Finds Groove With NM Magic 16U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Oregon City freshman Kaylee Allen has found her groove again. In the NM Magic 16U’s 8-0 opener against the NW Mayhem, the Pioneer pitcher struck out five and allowed a hit in the opening game win.  Giving Allen the confidence needed when she came back out for the final…

Titans 14U Strong First Sets Pace Over Vandals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The West Salem Titans 14U squad came out swinging in their single-game match-up Thursday night at Keizer Little League against the NW Vandals 14U.  Forcing the Vandals into four errors in the opening inning, scoring 12 of their 18 runs in the top half of the first inning on…

The Trojan Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is no secret how good the Kennedy Volleyball program has been in recent years.  It is also no surprised that a pandemic won’t slow down the defending 2A State Champions from getting their reps in. Pairs on sand, quads on hardwood, there’s always an opportunity to improve.  Just…

Bowling Tries Hand In Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It’s the first-time in a long-time that 2015 North Marion-grad Brandi Bowling hasn’t played in a game or have to sit in a classroom setting. Tuesday evening, helping her father and current Huskie Head Coach Russell Bowling run a softball session with the current crop of North Marion softball…

Bourne The Extrovert

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Santiam Christian’s Emily Bourne is such an extrovert, the Eagle Senior once delivered ice cream by way of Doordash to a teammate in West Linn after the teammate had her wisdom teeth taken out. “It was beginning of the smoke (from the wildfires), she had her wisdom teeth taken…

Olys Kick-Off Fall Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Rebounding from a 13-7 defeat is hard in a doubleheader in the baseball world.  Six runs are tough, but for Sprague under the ‘Olys’-tag in the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball League they held the strong bats of the Lumberjacks to one run entering the sixth inning. Brett Hassoun,…

Just Out Here Wanting To Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— “These girls are just out here wanting to play…It’s just girls that wanted to play ball, they didn’t have a school season and they’re out here tearing up the best that they can,” said West Valley Head Coach Steve Rolston. The Wardog roster features six Amity High School girls,…

Stayton Sweeps Central At Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The air quality had lowered just enough Friday to proceed with the Salem Baseball Academy’s weekend opener at Stayton High School Saturday morning between Stayton and Central High School. With just enough time to trim the grass after two weeks of it sitting due to the poor air quality…

Saxons To Host Lineman Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just as talks of 7-on-7 Football league is in the works and coming to fruition this Fall, the South Salem football program will put together a once-a-week, six-week lineman camp for the South Salem Saxon feeder area. Ages will be for anyone between fourth and eighth-grade at Morginside Park…

Kunze On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a longtime coming for South Salem’s Dustin Kunze when he played with the GymClub Squad at the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament two weeks ago.  But it was a step in the right direction. It’s weird to think that this past Friday would have been Week 2 of the…