McNary Opens 6A Playoffs With 13-3 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Confidence was soaring for Ali Martinez following her Grand Slam home run in the first inning of McNary’s 13-3 win over Grants Pass Monday to open the 6A State Playoffs at McNary High School. It took the sophomore some time to find her groove this year, it wasn’t until…

Regis Cheerleading Returns

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It’s been four years since Regis last had a cheerleading team and former Scio coach JaAnna Mendes knows she has her hands full knowing she has girls who never had cheerlead before. A few factors went into the Rams cheerleading squad going on the wayside.  Their old coach left,…

Gearing Up For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With the Spring portion of the off-season wrapping up and the Summer portion of the football off-season about to kick off, a lot of athlete’s took part in the Island Boy Camp’s 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament..  From the third-graders to the high school-level, it was one final opportunity to…

Leaving Their Mark

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  With the postseason just right around the corner and the regular season coming to an end the Santiam softball program has found themselves back in the 2A/1A postseason. Still a relatively new program, their first season coming in the Spring of 2015, the Wolverines made the postseason two…

Cascade’s Moore Makes History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  It happened.  It finally happened. The Cascade’s boys tennis program has finally picked up their first-ever State Champion in Zach Moore following his 6-2, 6-0 win over Catlin Gabel’s Tai Leong.  Not just was he the first Cougar to ever win a State Championship, the Cascade junior became the first…

Simmons, Loggers Close Out Regular Season With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Despite dislocating her shoulder three weeks ago sliding back into third base, Scio’s third baseman Erica Simmons was back at it for her Senior Night Friday afternoon. Being the lone senior on the Loggers roster this season, the pressure of the day was there.  But Simmons stepped up to…

Jefferson Enters Playoffs On 11-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  For the first time since the 2005 playoffs, the Jefferson High School Softball team are heading to the postseason.  It followed a regular season that saw the Lions, who won two games last Spring, finished second in the 2A/1A Special District 2 with a 15-2 league record and 17-4…

The Sprague 15 Taking Their Athletic Talents To College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Fifteen athletes signed their Letters of Intent to play athletics at the next level starting this upcoming school year at Sprague High School Wednesday night. Logan Smith (Football, College of the Redwoods), Colton Herring (Football, College of the Redwoods), McKenzie Wernicke (Soccer, Chapman) Caylin Gadberry (Soccer, Linfield University), Abby Sorensen (Volleyball,…

Chemeketa Softball Snaps Playoff Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  What a year the Chemeketa Community College softball team has had this Spring. During the regional play season during the Spring of 2021, the Storm only won one game, a 8-7 win over Mount Hood Community College on April 10, 2021 in a season that saw the squad go…

Silverton Rebounds With Win Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  With North Salem looking to replace Jasmine Young, who’s been out with an injury, in the circle coming down the stretch of the season, Karaline Pfeifer stepped into the circle Tuesday against Silverton.  Adjusting to the demands of playing out-of-position as they played Dallas and the Foxes on back-to-back…

West Salem Stuns McNary Lacrosse In 2OT For League Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– This was what it was all about.  Championship Night. West Salem and McNary Lacrosse met up for the North Valley Championship Monday night and it was more intense than their previous meeting on April 29. It was tied at two at half, three after three as it came down…

Stayton Falls To Astoria 9-1 To Close Out Regular Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– It was definitely a good test prep game for the Stayton softball game entering the 4A postseason when they played a Top 3 team in Astoria Monday afternoon. The Fisherman used timely hitting in the second inning before the Eagles pulled it together in Astoria’s 9-1 win over Stayton…