Regis Falls In Central Linn Rematch

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Central Linn brought the aggression Monday afternoon against Regis and it caught the Rams off-guard. It’s weird to think four days ago the two teams had met in Halsey that the Rams matched the pace of the game, taking the two-point victory home Thursday.  But this afternoon, they were…

Saxon’s Thompson Struck Out 15 In Unique Finish To Invite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The NW Vandals 16U-Vasas knew this day was going to be interesting. Starting the day with ten girls to end the round-robin Memorial Day Salem Invitational as two of their girls were out at a Basketball game at McNary.  They were reduced to nine by the end of the…

The New Face Of The Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Baseball Coach Kyle Baker knows a thing or two about the American Legion Triple-A level.  About 20 years ago he played for the Mid-Valley Rockets, later the Southpaws. He later coached for the Albany-based team before eventually landing the gig two-years ago as Head Coach of the…

Lady Dragons Finish 2-3 At Memorial Day Salem Invitational

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t an ideal way for them to end their first weekend together as a team, but they did stay with it and kept it close down the stretch. Down 4-1 to the Rampage Royal 14U squad Sunday afternoon at Wallace Marine Park going into the fifth inning, RBI…

Jr. Oly’s 14U-Pilgrim Enters Final Day 3-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Albany Freshman Bella Guitterez was on-point for her team in the Jr. Oly’s 14U’s 14-4 win over the Lake Oswego Renegades Sunday afternoon at Wallace Marine Park. Guitterez pitched the full six innings of the Travel Softball game, striking out six batters and letting her defense work behind…

Travel Softball Round-Up: Central Duo Part Of Opening Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Wallace Marine Park entered the Memorial Day Weekend with the first day of the 14U and 16/18 Memorial Day Salem Invitational Saturday, and as the first day came to an end, Central’s Peyton Foreman and Kaitlyn Brian were splitting time at first base for the Bat Company 16-Gold team….

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Senior Spring Athlete’s Of The Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sprague’s Josh Bradshaw (Boys Tennis), South Salem’s Danny Alvarado (baseball), McKay’s Brian Coburn (Track and Field), North Salem’s Nerissa Thompson (Track and Field), South Salem’s Esha Puri (Girls Tennis), and McNary’s Taylor Ebbs (softball) were honored as the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Senior Spring Athlete’s Of The Year. Here is…

NS Wrestling’s Strong Showing In Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  North Salem’s Vance Lund found himself in a pickle in his final match of the day at Woodburn High School. The Junior 195-pounder had his Woodburn opposition in a head-and-arm, working on getting a pin only to let off the gas just enough to find himself on his back…

Silverton’s Efimov Goes Off for 31 in Foxes Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Neil Efimov was a whole other level for Silverton Friday night against Sprague on the road.  He led the game with a game-high 31 points, hit on seven three-pointers and the Foxes needed a spark in some fashion in their 59-43 victory over the Olympians with Sprague right on…

Salem Academy Sets Tone Early Versus Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The new kids on the block came to play.  Two games into their inaugural season in the Tri-River Conference, the Salem Academy Boys Basketball team are 2-0.  The squad followed up their 67-23 win over Colton Tuesday with a blazing start against Santiam in their 59-38 win over Santiam…

Santiam Drops Season Opener To Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The little things stacked up against Santiam in their season opener against Salem Academy.   Little things that gave the Crusaders too many second-chance opportunities, turnovers, fouls, finishing opportunities themselves.  The little things that will come with time and repetition as was the case with their Salem Academy counterparts in…

Oregon West Conference Baseball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton’s Danner Salisbury won Player of the Year and the Eagles Steve Salisbury won Coach of the Year with Stayton winning their first Oregon West Conference Title in 15 years this year.  Newport’s Kaden Bruns won Pitcher of the Year. First Team Pitcher Kaden Bruns Newport Russell Holly- Sweet Home Utility…