The Sheridan Duo

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The trio team of Haley Ayala, Natalie Nielsen and Taylor Givens brought the energy at the end of the Open Gym session Thursday morning during one of their mini-games that they were playing at the main gym at Sheridan High School. Energy was high at the end of a…

Crushers Fall To Barbers 10-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– The Papa’s Pizza Invitational Baseball Tournament, that’s in its 46th season, has featured some tough teams through the years and the Post 58 Crushers have gotten a taste of that two days into Pool play. Having played the Roseburg Doc Stewarts, Rose City Baseball and Post 6 Barbers entering…

Scio’s Soto Continues To Improve

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Scio’s Kadence Soto has slowly come into her own as a setter.  From being a freshman setter during the six-week shortened season in 2021 to her normal sophomore year shortly after with Taryn Ramsay off-setting her as the Loggers went with a two-setter system this past season, Soto has grown…

From Small School To D1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– After many hours of hard work and sacrifice, Blanchet Catholic’s Max Hoskins has seen it all come to fruition when he signed to punt at the University of Iowa. A four-star punter out of the 3A school, Hoskins described it as patience and waiting for his turn.  Knowing that…

Post 20 Drops Series Opener To Corvallis 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Carlo Cerventas can ball. Of the five hits that the Post 20 Dirtbags collected Monday afternoon against the Corvallis Marketmen, the McKay senior collected three of them.  Going 3-for-3 at the plate in the process in the Marketmen’s 4-0 Area-3 League game at Central High School. “Everyone does their…

Dodgers Snaps Four-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodgers closed out their five-game Medford roadstand with some positive momentum going into their Area-3 league series with Newport. Coming off of four tough games in the Coach K Memorial Tournament this past weekend, the Salem-based squad were looking to end on a high-note following how those first…

Dodgers Fall In Saturday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a tough day for the Withnell Dodgers in the Coach K Memorial Tournament Saturday, but the squad finished stronger than they started.  Rebounding from their tough 15-0 defeat to the Chico Nuts to falling in a close 6-4 game to Reno at North Medford High School.  “The…

Stalnaker Steals Four Times In Crushers Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Western Christian-grad Owen Stalnaker had himself a Rickey Hendersen-like day for the Post 58 Crushers in the American Legion Triple-A doubleheader against the Columbia Gorge Hustlers Friday afternoon. Of the eight stolen bases by the Crushers, four belonged to Stalnaker who showcased his speed that helped the Pioneers on…

Putting In The Offseason Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s kind of hard to keep basketball players off the court and on Friday afternoon, 15 athletes took to the court in Salem to work on their craft. Some are entering their first year of college ball.  Cascade’s Carson Molan (Chemeketa Community College), Stayton duo of Gabe Wigginton (Columbia…

Marion Berries Rally To Defeat Silverton Bandits 6-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  This was a crazy game. Crazy in how both teams battled to the end. Crazy in that the Marion Berries, who at one point were being no-hit and were down 3-0 going into the bottom half of the fifth inning, rallied to take the American Legion Single-A match-up with…

CFC Athletica Advances To Open Cup Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Silverton-grad and Linfield University soccer player Emily Hyde had found herself on the backline in the CFC Athletica Open Cup Semi-Finals game against the Eugene FC Azul.  Filling in due to injury as Athletica looked to continue their dominance defensively in search for the Championship title Wednesday night at John Chambers…

Minney’s Dodgers Outlast Waples Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Game three of the three-game Area-3 series between the Withnell Dodgers and the Post 58 Crushers was an eerie similar performance to what the two teams had Tuesday at Regis in Stayton when they met again in Scio Wednesday: A defensive battle. Incoming Silverton senior Carson Waples and incoming…