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…

Amity Hangs On For Season-Opening Win Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Alexus Franklin was on a mission as the fourth-quarter started Wednesday evening against Amity. One of two Seniors on the roster, Franklin stepped up as a leader of the squad in the back-and-forth game that ultimately went in the favor of the Warriors 40-38, scoring the first seven Logger…

West Salem Holds Off McKay’s Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay are slowly coming out of their drought this season.  The squad had recently won their first game in 52 tries earlier this year, took South Salem to the brink and had West Salem within four with 2:05 following Justyn Byrd’s basket.  Making the game 52-48. “A lot of teamwork man,…

2A/1A Special District 3 Baseball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Jefferson and Regis baseball each landed two ballplayers on the first-team.  Bill Crowson of Monroe won Coach of the Year and the Dragons Austin Teran won Player of the Year in the 2A/1A Special District 3 Baseball Honors. Here is the full list: 2A/1A Special District 3 Baseball First Team Catcher: …

Regis Pulls Away From Oakland 69-50

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73 STAYTON, Ore.–  Track race would be an understatement of the night with Regis and Oakland Tuesday night at Regis High School.  Both teams were blazing up and down the court, pressuring the other into making a mistake early and often in the Central Valley Conference battle. But all it took was…

Gervais Starts Season Strongly 62-27

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It seemed as if they’re just picking up where they left off in 2020 from their 23-6, Pendleton-trip season that was last season. Defense held strong.  Holding Culver to 27 points.  Offensively, scoring 62.  Their highest since the two teams met January 21, 2020 when the Cougars won that…

Silverton’s Big Third Quarter Leads To 57-43 Win Over CV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—It is hard to imagine losing four crucial seniors from the previous year’s team in the Mid-Willamette Conference and be a few plays from being 3-0 like Silverton is sitting 2-1 on the year following their 57-43 win over Crescent Valley Monday night. But the girls have stepped up.  Filling…

PacWest Conference Baseball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Scio’s Blake Brown got Pitcher of the Year as the Loggers went 12-4 on the year. Yamhill-Carlton’s Wyatt Hurley and Tigers Head Coach Brennon Mossholder each got Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards in the PacWest Conference with YC finishing second in the 3A Culmination Week State…

Improving On Their Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALEM, Ore.–  The art of being a lineman is unique.  You have to always be working on your craft.  Footwork, hand-placement, coming off the ball, etc. all the little things that would make things work come gameday to make the play happen or disrupt it. On Sunday afternoon at McKay High…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 21

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet Catholic’s Kayla Greenwood (Track), South Salem’s Sadie Paterson (Girls Tennis), North Salem’s Gabrielle Tata-Rodrigues (Track), Sprague’s Jake Horn and Jake Sturgeon (Boys Tennis Double’s Pair) and Brayden Hubbard were named to the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 21. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les…

Western Christian Baseball Finishes Fourth In 2A/1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  No one would have penciled in Western Christian Baseball at this point of the season.  Battling for a spot in the 2A/1A State Championship Game Saturday afternoon just down the road in Scio, down from where they would play their final game of the year at Stayton High School….

Jefferson Roars To Life Late Against Oakridge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It took some time for the Jefferson Girls basketball team to find their groove, but they managed to flip the switch to rally by Oakridge for their first win of the season 44-24. In their second-season in Zach Maison’s system, they are already seeing the improvements with their offense…