Netter’s Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For a four-week span, everything felt as normal as it can be while North Marion’s Megan Netter. Her teammates Jaydan Sahlin and Mackenzie Agnew and Canby’s Kaiya Steyskal were at The Hoop in Salem playing in the NPJ’s Quads League back in September.  It was fun just getting back…

Morrison The Wrestler

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Wrestling is life.  Life is wrestling. It teaches you more than that two-point takedown or turning a pin.  It teaches you the off-the-mat life lessons of not giving up. For Dallas’ Cael Morrison, wrestling has meant so much to him entering his Senior year with the Dragons Wrestling team…

Taking Over The Home Squad

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  2008 North Marion-grad MaKesha Bizon knows a thing or two about putting in the work off-and-on the court of play. Bizon was a star athlete for her four-years with the Huskies.  And All-State performer as well as earning All-Conference and All-State awards during her time at North Marion.  By…

Staying In The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Azusa Pacific University announced Tuesday that their football program will be cut stemming from the rising cost of travel and the lack of local play for California’s lone Division-II football squad.  It left athlete’s like first-year freshman and 2020 Silverton-grad Jackson Clements looking for a new home if they…

Capitol City Classic Canceled For 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Silverton, Central, West Salem and Cascade were all were expected to partake in the 2020 Capitol City Classic this season, with the 4A Cougars making their debut in the annual tournament at Willamette University in Salem. This year’s tournament, which featured teams from Texas, California and Washington as well…

Cascade’s Gates PR’s In Alabama

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– It’s been since August 27 since Cascade’s Emma Gates last competed in any kind of event.  Running or Jumping.  That was when she PR’d in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in Springfield in the All-Comers Meets. As for jumping, it’s been since her freshman year when she won the…

Taking Advantage Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore—Head Coach Tal Wold was curious if Truitt Reilly didn’t get injured her freshman year, how she could have contributed to the Varsity squad back during the 2017-2018 season where Silverton went 22-6 overall and finished third at State. Over the next two years, Reilly, Riley Traeger and Chole O’Connor…

Trying Out For Team Alpha

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.– 40 athletes came out for Team Alpha’s 7-on-7 tryouts Saturday afternoon at Horizon Christian High School in their second-wave of the try-out session. Ifo Ekpre OlomuOf those 40, only 18 of them will join former North Salem and Southern Oregon University receiver Dylan Young, former University of Oregon defensive…

The Two Jersey Wearing Guard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  It was weird to see around the 1A Perrydale program during the 2019-2020 season Chandler Campos having to wear two separate jerseys, one for home games and another for away games. What happened was during their December 27 game against Joseph, the then-Junior Pirate went up for a rebound…

Appreciating The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There’s something special about Volleyball to Salem Academy’s Hannah Warde.  It taught her hard work, sacrifice and endurance as she holds out hope that the six-week season currently schedule for her and her Crusader squad holds true for one last ride. Having been a student at Salem Academy since…

Hard-Working Henkel Signs With Idaho

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— His finish of his 800-meter race as a sophomore had propel the young runner in West Salem’s Evan Henkel when he edged Gresham’s Joel Yasin for second-place in the 6A 800-meter run finals. Coming down to the last fifty-meters, he dug deep sitting in third-place, and went into over-drive. …

OSAA Pushes Back Start Of Sports To February

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Monday morning to explore the options ahead for the upcoming athletic calendar. They voted to push the athletic calendar to February, a tough move Peter Weber said in the press release Monday afternoon. Cutting the season’s down to six-weeks apeice. Fall sports will start…