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…

McNary Lands Seven On First Team

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In the unique season that was, McNary fielded seven softball players on the first-team as the Celtics went 16-2 on the year. South Salem, West Salem and Sprague also fielded first teamers on the MVC Salem-based Softball League Honors. Salem Area All League Selections First Team: Pitchers: Rowan Thompson – South…