Gervais Gets A Taste Of Victory Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Some would say it’s just Summer Basketball.  But Gervais’ celebration after their 38-36 win over Scio Wednesday evening was justifiable. It’s been nearly a year since their last win and since the Winter of 2018 since their last regular season win.  Nearly a 30-game skid. So Summer Ball, a…

Found Their Missing Piece?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Think about this, the missing piece to the Post 20 Dirtbag squad in 2018 was their pitching. You had Jaret Stewart (Dallas), Kaleb Kantola (Central), Eric Kessler (Dallas) and Braden Allison (West Salem) on the bump in 2018.  Four solid starters for the Dirtbags, but when it came down…

McCrae Takes Over Scots Basketball Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Replacing a long-time coach like a Dean Sanderson is a hard task to do just because of the expectations set moving forward beyond that long-time coach. For KJ McCrae, a McNary-grad who took over the program on an interm-basis, the challenge of getting McKay back in the win column…

Jefferson Opens Spring Football Under New HC Gilgan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– First-Year Jefferson Head Coach Kaleb Gilgan joked with one of his athletes Monday that, “You’re going to get strong”. And as they finished up their agility drills to start practice, roughly 120 push-ups were given out for messing up the drill. Accountability that the 2009 Sherwood-graduate is trying to…

West Avoids Sweep. STP’s Herbie, Santiam’s Sendlinger Honored

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  It was a good reunion of three former competitors, four if you include the Coach on the field, of the old Tri-River League baseball teams Sunday afternoon on the turf at Linfield College. St. Paul’s Justin Herberger and Kennedy’s Angel De La Rosa, who weren’t at Saturday’s doubleheader at…

Summertime Practice And Looks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Summer Basketball allows for a lot of fun and laid back games yes, but it also allows teams to test out real-life situational things. South Salem is taking full opportunity of Hilary James’ time-off and healing up for the Winter from a lingering ankle injury to see how the…

McNary Splits Friday’s Games At Mountainside HS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Losing two major starters is no easy task at any classification.  For McNary, they’re entering this summer’s basketball action with the departure of Abbi Hawley and Sabella Alfaro to graduation as the Celtics look for the next floor leader for them entering this Winter. “It’s very key for us…

North Marion Takes Down St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOLALAA, Ore.–  Some would say that it is just summer league.  Others would say it’s a step in the right direction. But North Marion, with two starters from 2019’s fourth-place team on the court, they found they found themselves going up against a St. Paul machine that went 30-0 in 2019…

Withnell Falls In Extras To Beaverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a different story for Withnell Wednesday following their big Tuesday win on the road against North Willamette Valley the day before. Missing Michael Soper, Will DeLoretto and Cole Herschbach from Wednesday’s home game versus Beaverton, the Dodgers made do with the athletes they’ve had in their arsenal…

6A All-State Softball List

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Sheldon swept the All-State Honors with Emma Neuman (Player of the Year), Camille Leach (Softball) and Mike Faulconer all receiving honors for the Irish. West Salem saw three girls honored, McNary had two and South Salem had one in Delaney Keith (third team All-State). FULL LIST: First Team Pitcher…

Big Fourth Inning Lifts Dodgers Over North Willamette Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The North Willamette Valley Single-A team had made a game of things entering the fourth inning against the Triple-A Withnell Dodgers Tuesday evening at North Marion High School. The Dodgers had jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the end of the first inning. But Brady Hansen showed why…

First Day Of Try-Outs For Post 20 Dirtbags

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Medford has been the kryptonite of sorts for the Post 20 Dirtbags the last two years in the American Legion AAA State Playoffs. Two years ago in Klamath Falls the Dirtbags had the five-time State Champions on the ropes in the second-round and on Championship Day in 2017 before…