West Salem Slips By South Salem In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Cue the Titanic ‘It’s been 84 years’ meme, but Opening Day has finally arrived following nearly two years.  South Salem Head Coach Max Price pointed out on Twitter it was 682 some-odd days since their last game against Jesuit.  Longer if you added in the two or three-days West…

South, McKay Brings Home SK Championships

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem on Saturday finished one-point shy of a perfect 15 score as they went one-through-four and five of the first six positions in Saturday’s Salem-Keizer City Championships.  Evan Gonzalez, Kelvin Wilson, David Huggins and Kellen Hayase finished in the Top 4 as Sprague’s Tucker Piper ruined the Saxons…

Stayton Takes Championship Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TAYTON, Ore.–  It was 11 years in the making for the Stayton Eagles Boys Soccer team.  Last time they’ve won the State Championship was 2010 when the squad rode an emotional journey that was capped by their 1-0 win over Hidden Valley. Over the next few years, they’ve reached the State…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For April 9

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Sarah Cortes (Volleyball), South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball(, South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer) and Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) were named to April 9’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club. Here is the release from Friday. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from McKay Volleyball,…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For April 9

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Sarah Cortes (Volleyball), South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball(, South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer) and Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) were named to April 9’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club. Here is the release from Friday. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from McKay Volleyball,…

Western Christian Takes Title, Finishes Undefeated

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore–  In a weekend that featured overtimes and penalty kicks across the 4A and 3A/2A/1A landscape, the 3A/2A/1A Boys Soccer State Championship lived up to that standard in more ways than following suit to the norm of the day. It was the trilogy between Western Christian/Amity and Dayton.  Saturday night…

Regis’ McLoughlin’s Places Ninth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin went out strong and probably a tad-bit fast in her final prep Cross Country race Saturday afternoon, but she had found herself in the front pack of the 3A/2A/1A Cross Country State Race. “Honestly a lot better than the whole season.  I went out and stayed…

Salem Academy Denies Blanchet Catholic Senior Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy brought their own flare to the rivalry game with Blanchet Catholic Friday night. Right before the Cavaliers started their Senior Night, the Crusaders dressed in full game time uniform, made the half-mile trek from Salem Academy to Blanchet Catholic.  Lined two-by-two they walked into the stadium to…

Gervais’ Vasquez, Hanson Sign To Play College Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The highlight of their first three years of playing basketball at Gervais High School was making it to Pendleton last Winter as Juniors. Their goal was to reach the final site, and their fourth quarter rally against Stanfield had made it a reality as they sat in the gym in…

Facing The Juggernaut

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  It was the true test to see where they are at as a team and as a program.  Thurston has won the last two 5A State Championships, defeating Wilsonville in 2018 and Crater in 2019 with their lone blemish of these six-weeks coming way of Mazama two weeks ago. …

Huskies Advance To Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  North Marion was not going to be denied this season in reaching the 4A Championship game in this shortened season.  It didn’t come easy as they advanced to the Finals following their 4-2 PK victory over Philomath Thursday afternoon at Crescent Valley High School, but they found a way…

Trojans Win TRC Over Salem Academy, Finishes 16-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  It seems weird that eight-short weeks ago that this game, Salem Academy-Kennedy on April 7, 2021 for the Tri-River Conference title may have not been a possibility with Marion County in the ‘Extreme’-Risk level. But once the county had dropped to High right before the start of the…