Post 20’s Season Ends In Heartbreaking Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Through all the adversity, the Post 20 Dirtbags had a chance to do some damage down to their final out of the season. Central’s Malachi McCormick slowed the Lobos bats in the 31 pitches the Panther-grad pitched after the Lobos rallied from 3-1 down to take a 5-3 lead…

Crushers Advance To Legion State For First Time Since 2013

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The drought is over for the Post 58 Crushers.  After nine long years, the Crushers are back in the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament. And it doesn’t surprise no one in the Crusher dugout that the guy leading them to the bracket for the first time since that season…

Closing Out Team Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It was the last hurrah before the real work begins in August. With the Cascade Team Camp wrapping up Thursday going into the week off ahead, the Cougars, Dayton and McKay were just three of the teams Thursday morning getting in some last second reps and building some momentum…

Jones’ Final Prep Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It’s finally hitting Scio’s Carrie Jones that her senior season has arrived with the Loggers.  Jones has been a fixture on the volleyball and basketball courts during her time in a Scio jersey.  Not to mention being a Track athlete for the Loggers as the twilight of her prep…

Wrapping Up Summer League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Amity’s going to be entering this season, as they wrapped up their Summer league slate this week, with a solid young core that they can continue to build from this season and beyond. Granted that they lost four seniors from their 9-8 season this past year, seeing themselves reach…

Leming’s Performance Lifts Crushers Over Dirtbags

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  As cheesy as it sounds, but a good pitching performance is only good if the pitcher’s defense backs them up.  And Stayton’s Cody Leming had just that. In his five-innings, the incoming Eagle senior threw only 50 pitches in his five-inning performance that resulted in Post 58’s `12-0 win…

Sprague’s Borzy Eyeing Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Olivia Borzy has been on a tear coming off of the Oregon Bombers 16A’s second place finish at the 16A/B State Tournament in Medford from last weekend. After being apart of a Bombers team that went 7-2 in their Southern Oregon Trip, the incoming Olympian junior helped the…

Bode’s Mentality

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If you’ve seen Cascade’s Kailee Bode in action for the Cougars, she’s one of the hardest working kids on the field going into her junior year.  Talk to her, she’s humble and admits that she’s always looking to improve. If there’s a softball version of the old basketball saying of…

Withnell Dodgers Repeat As League Champs

By Jeremy McDOnald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– The Withnell Dodgers did it again. After winning the American Legion Triple-A American Legion Area-3 Title last Summer, the Withnell Dodgers picked up the title once more Saturday afternoon following their 11-3 win over the Corvallis Marketmen. The win however, came in Game 2 of the doubleheader on this…

Hassoun’s Hard Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Sprague’s Will Hassoun does it all.  Football workouts in the morning, American Legion baseball in the afternoon and often into the evening. A lot goes into it Hassoun points to with a smile.  Ibuprofen, a lot of ice and sleep Hassoun said.   But mainly heart, passion and fire as the…

Crushers Split With Eastside

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– After a rough start to their doubleheader to the Portland Eastside Saturday afternoon, the Post 58 Crushers responded well with a 12-8 victory over the Area-2 team following their 11-2 defeat to start the day. Western Christian’s Owen Stalnaker led the offense with 4RBI’s and Stayton’s Cody Leming drove…

Johnson, Titans Gearing Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem junior Lauryn Johnson has been putting in the work this offseason with the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club, going to the Arizona State University Prospect Camp recently and adjusting to a new position in Outside Hitter from Middle Blocker. The adjustment hasn’t been too bad points Johnson,…