TRC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Western Christian’s Payton Richardson won Player of the Year in the Tri-River Conference in 2020,  the Pioneer Senior was joined by teammate Alex Nicoli on the first-team.  Santiam had Chaz Storm and Colin Thurston on the first-team, Luke Hall (Kennedy) and DeEldon Paulk (Sheridan) round up the first-team. Here is the…

Waiting For The Next Jump

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.—“Just kind of taking a-day at the time, just keeping my ears open  and my eyes open.  I’ll be devasted, it’ll really hurt.  I am prepared.  I am prepared if it comes down to that,” Kaden Eggers said Monday afternoon. It was a picture-perfect Monday afternoon.  The sun was blazing…

Tri-River Conference Girls Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley received Tri-River Conference Player of the Year as the Trojans won the 2A State Championship this Winter. Here is the Complete Tri-River Conference Girls Basketball Honors List: First Team Sophia Carley- Kennedy Celi Vasquez- Gervais Ellie Cantu- Kennedy Sarah Halgren- Western Christian Isabel Vasquez- Gervais McKenzie Dodge- Santiam…

Once We Get Back To Normal…What If?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Guarantee as soon as the dust settles on this piece, something will come out that will blow up what I’m going to say in the next few sentences. And yes I know I’ll get a lot of shit for making it about sports at this time (Remember:  Stay safe.  Wash your…

OWC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath’s Sage Kramer won Player of the Year in the Oregon West Conference for Girls Basketball this season.  The Sophomore is joined by Warriors Head Coach Ben Silva, who received Coach of the Year Honors. Here is the complete Oregon West Conference Girls Basketball List: First Team Sage Kramer- Philomath KJ…

Tri-Valley Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In a crazy year, crazier things happened in the Tri-Valley Conference as Gladstone and North Marion had to battle it out for the number-one seed out of the league playoffs.  For their hard work Jude Ashpole (Gladstone) and Sergio Jimenez (North Marion) were named Co-Players of the Year and the Gladitors…

Next Man Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a rare mid-March day in which the sun was out, the field was dry and temperature was just right to knock off the rust of practicing in the gym throughout the Winter. The South Salem baseball team held an intra-squad scrimmage Thursday afternoon at Gilmore City Park,…

Sports Will Find A Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Jeff Goldblum’s interpretation of Jurassic Park’s Ian Malcolm put it best: ‘Life finds a way” I was listening, seeing the chaos Coronavirus is leaving behind in the sports world while I was getting my lift in at the 24-Hour Fitness in Salem today and this line popped into my head as…

Big Spots To Fill For Dallas Softball Entering 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Filling five holes will be difficult to do for Dallas Softball this year.  But it’s not too much of a steep task entering the 2020 Spring. Losing Seniors Jenessa Parnell, Emma Classen from the outfield, stud pitcher Kaelynn Simmons and Adrian Lee behind the dish to graduation plus Genevieve…

Saxons Erupt In Fourth Quarter For Quarters Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– Anything is possible once you get to the Chiles Center. The seeding doesn’t matter, your journey to this point doesn’t matter. All that matters at this point is win if you want that State Championship Trophy. South Salem held a 30-29 lead with 7:08 left in the third and…

Silverton Roars To Life In 5A Quarterfinal Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  The playoffs are a whole different monster once you get to this point. The lights of the final site, in this spot for 5A at Gill Coliseum, could be a lot initially with nerves to start.  It was hard to imagine looking at the Silverton 73-26 score and win…

Scots Track and Field Returning Experience In 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Stephanie Urenda’s freshman year was an eye-opening experience coming from Waldo Middle School to the High School competition at McKay last Spring. Urenda admitted that she didn’t feel her best in a season in which she finished with five Top 2 finishes in the 100 meters and a fourth-place…