Bender Signs With Warner Pacific University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s weird that some time away from it all can make you appreciate the thing you’ve stepped away even more. For 2018 Stayton-Grad Alexa Bender, basketball has been her jam.  Playing year-around from middle school through helping the Eagles to their first State Trophy since 2009 when they finished…

Hoskins Big Boot

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonad73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Punting and kicking is such a complex part of the game of football.  Hip rotation, plant foot, what part of the foot makes contact makes a simple motion more complex when you think about it. “The art of the kick is very hard to explain but when everything goes…

Making The Most Of His Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  West Salem’s Adrian McConnell has only been back in the game of football for about two years. For about a five-year stretch, between the fifth-grade until his return to the sport his sophomore year he stepped away from the blood and pads of the gridiron for the bat and…