Dayton Pushes Winning Streak To Six With 2-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  With the firepower that Dayton has, it’s not surprising that teams will try to do whatever they can to slow down the Pirates from running away with the lead. On Monday night Salem Academy/Kennedy loaded up the defensive back-end.  Eight players here, nine players there playing defense.  Creating headaches…

Huskies Take Tough 1-0 Win Over Madras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– All North Marion needed was one goal to get over the hump against Madras Monday afternoon.  The goal came away from Aden Carillo in the 28th minute to separate the Huskies over the White Buffalo in the 1-0 victory. “It was a big goal for the team, I’m not…

SSBC Honorees For September 24

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Filiberto Alacron (Boy’s Soccer), Salem Academy’s Annabelle Brawley (Volleyball), West Salem’s Hudson Giertych (Football), McKay’s Nayeli Flores (Girls Soccer), South Salem’s Tini Tinitali III (Football) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club this past Friday, September 24. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les…

Dallas Finishes Second At Oregon City, Saxons Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  South Salem found themselves down 17-13 in the second set to Oregon City in the match-up between the two Top 5 teams.  The Saxons had struggled to find their groove against the Pioneers, but slowly pieced it together as they stormed back for a brief 21-20 lead.  A…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

Titans Fall To Tualatin 41-7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.–  A game like this can go a long way in improving one-self for the rest of the season. In their final non-league game of the season, coming off their first victory in the Mountain Valley Conference last Friday over South Salem, the West Salem football team encountered a challenge in…

Cascade Snaps Sisters Six-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It doesn’t matter if Sisters are down one of their best girls or not, you have to be focused and ready to roll against the Outlaws every time you play them. Sisters came into their match against Cascade ranked number-one in 4A and looking to churn out another victory…

Cascade Rolls To 4-0 Versus Tillamook

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It took until the second quarter for Cascade to come around against Tillamook Thursday night. The short week seemed to have played tricks on the Cougars in the first quarter with two fumbles and the Cheesemakers even with them at seven going into the second quarter. But thanks to a…

Santiam Wins Fourth Game In Last Six

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The last six games for the Santiam Volleyball team have been very nice compared to coming off of the heels of a 15-game losing streak that had dated back to the 2019 Volleyball season. Matter of fact, they enter Thursday’s Tri-River Conference match-up with Sheridan winners of four…

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…