St. Paul Sweeps Willamette Valley Christian Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian, in spurts, made 1A juggernaut St. Paul work in the Buckaroos 25-16, 25-9, 25-18 victory Tuesday evening at St. Paul High School. The first two sets saw the Brooks-based Warriors hovering around down 8-6 in the first set and 8-5 in the second set, taking advantage…

Scots, Vikings Battle To A 1-1 Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every contested pass, rally and shot was met by cheers and jeers by the packed homestead Tuesday night when McKay and North Salem played.  The energy, the passion, the fire funneled in the McKay High School stadium on Tuesday night that made it feel like it was a playoff…

Dayton Defeats Amity/Western Christian For Fourth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  It’s hard to wrap your mind around that this is Dayton’s Taylor Wilson’s first year playing soccer.  Her athleticism and athletic ability had made her look like a natural just five games into her High School soccer career. It was the team camaraderie that drew her to the sport…

Sunset Hands South Salem First Defeat Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  In the second half of their tough 3-1 defeat Monday night, South Salem picked up the intensity. Down 2-0 to Sunset after the Apollos turned up the pressure during the final 30 minutes of the first 40 minutes, the Saxons woke up early on in the back-40. Quickly got on…

SSBC Honorees For September 17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball), McNary’s Zane Aicher (football), South Salem’s Max Yermachenkov (Boys Soccer), Blanchet Catholic Rebecca O’Dell (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) and Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Cross Country) were honored this past Friday by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of September 17. Here…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

North Salem Drops League Opener To Canby

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–  The first half ended just perfectly for North Salem Saturday night against Canby in their 42-13 defeat to open the 5A Special District 2 league season. The line opened up holes.  Erick Gonzalez and Jerrik Wangler hit them.  Gonzalez stepped in for the injured Josiah Davis, making the move…

Western Christian Finishes Third At Eagles Volleyball Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Fatigue was setting in during Western Christian’s final set of the day against Colton at the Eagles Volleyball Classic at East Linn Christian Academy. The Pioneers, who went on to sweep the Vikings 25-11, 25-16, found themselves having to face the adversity of the moment of fatigue and a scrappy…

Cougars Hang On To Defeat Mazama

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– Nerves were cranked all the way up to 11 when Mazama took over possession with 4:23 left in the game with Cascade. In what is possibly a 4A State Semi-Final match-up come November, Cascade found themselves  leading 31-28, which eventually would become the final Friday night, nerves were high…

Stayton Picks Up 18th-Straight Win Thursday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Stayton Eagles Boys Soccer team were soaring the opening twenty minutes of their 5-0 win over Sisters Thursday evening at home. The Esparza brothers of Ishmel and Jayden netted goals as did Riley Burns to quickly put the Eagles ahead 3-0 against the Outlaws who entered the game 3-0…

West Salem Wins Second-Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem carried over the mojo from their 4-0 victory over to Wednesday’s match-up against Westview for their second-straight win, winning 2-0 over the Wildcats. Westview entered the game 4-1 on the season and challenged the Titans during the first half as it looked to be a 0-0 draw going…

Patzer, Huskies Hold Off Silverton For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Mallory Patzer was absolutely nails for the North Marion defense Tuesday afternoon against Silverton. The offensive pressure from the Foxes at Silverton High School was high.  It felt like a playoff atmosphere, the Foxes were tenth in the Coaches Poll to sixth. Silverton created opportunities against the Huskie defense, but Patzer…