Welch Commits To North Idaho For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Hailey Welch joined teammate Dani Christenson in taking their talents to their next level, committing to the NWAC East Region’s North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Continuing the game that Welch has played since she was five years old that has developed her drive and passion…

Putting In The Time, Putting In The Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  As the month of January draws to a close Sunday morning going into afternoon at La Salle Prep, seven teams battled it out for the Rose City Rumble Championship Title.  Wrapping up four weekends of ball in a world of uncertainty. “It’s fun, you get to be around the…

Central, North Salem Putting In Work In Springfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  As Central’s day ends against Mid-Willamette Conference-foe North Salem, both playing as ‘Central Football Club’ and ‘North Salem Football Club’, the Panthers Justin Girod lined up at quarterback while starting quarterback Chase Nelson was out at receiver. “I’ve never played quarterback before, but it was pretty fun coming out…

North Marion’s Christenson Commits To UCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—North Marion’s Dani Christenson will be taking her talents to the next level, committing to Umpqua Community College in Roseburg for next season. Having played for the Huskies, playing as a right wing, North Marion went 11-4-2 in 2019 during her Junior Year.  Reaching the 4A State Semi-Final Round before…

Druery’s Unique Situation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian’s Raquel Druery has been swimming since she was six years ago, going on 12 years of competing in the pool.  Swimming with McMinnville Swim Club and Capital Swim Team, formerly known as Mid-Valley Aquatics. But for the past four years, the Pioneer swimmer has been a part…

McKay’s Coburn Commits To USD

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Journey of McKay’s Brian Coburn has it’s next chapter location set, and it’s in Southern California. San Diego to be exact.  The University of San Diego.  A great opportunity Coburn has pointed to as he has a destination beyond this year as a student-athlete. “This great opportunity that…

Fahndrich And Being A Part Of The WC Family

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming out of her freshman year at Western Christian, Sydney Fahndrich was a second-team pitcher for the Pioneers as the then-Western Mennonite School went 7-14 and 5-13 in league play.  In their conference that year, Central Linn reached the 2A/1A Semi-Final round while League Champion Kennedy went on to…

Overcoming The Injury For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Lower body injuries when it comes to running could normally spell some bad luck for runners like Regis’ Julia McLaughlin. Ankle Tendonitis came around not once, but twice her sophomore and junior years while she was at South Salem High School before her transfer over to Regis midway through…

Wild Wild West League Returns For Year 2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore. (January 25th, 2021) — The Wild Wild West League will enter its second season this June, 2021. Two new teams representing the culture and history of the Pacific Northwest will be joining the Wild Wild West League in 2021, the Portland Rosebuds and the Willamette Wild Bills. The Portland…

Zimmermann The Bulldog

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  There was a rain/snow mix Sunday in Keizer as the afternoon arrived at McNary High School for the Island Boy Camp’s practice for their squads.  From the fifth/sixth-grade teams to the Varsity squad, they wrapped up practice in the cold, blustery conditions. For West Albany’s TJ Zimmermann, he was…

Going Up A Weight Class

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The freshman of the IBC’s ’99 Problemz’ came out with a mission to show they belong with the Varsity division Saturday afternoon at La Salle High School. They beat Premier 14-7 and pulled away from the Valley Capitals in their second game of the three-game pod. “I think we…

Scrappy Kanoff Commits To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Sometimes it’s not the size of the dog, but the fight that’s in it. Cascade’s David Kanoff isn’t built like Elijah Nolan in the defensive backfield, or may not have the strength of an Ethan Coffey carrying the rock.  But he’s certainly as scrappy as scrappy can get out…