Salem Academy Over Scio In Four-Set Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a continuation of their summer league battles as they met in the middle of their non-league slate this Fall. Salem Academy were coming off two tough battles with Catlin Gabel and Horizon Christian last week, Scio entered on a three-game winning streak.  The Loggers had taken set…

Stayton Takes Preseason Battle Over North Marion 3-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  When the OSAA Coaches polls were released last week, Stayton and North Marion anchored the two ends of the Top 5 rankings.  The Eagles at one, the Huskies at five. Stayton was doing Stayton things.  Challenging not just North Marion in their 3-0 win with their systemic ways, but Valley Catholic (1-0)…

Ainam’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off a successful freshman year with the McKay softball team, the now-senior Anesia Ainam was looking to carry that momentum over to her first season playing Varsity with the Scots Volleyball team. The wear-and-tear on her knee from softball going into volleyball put a lot of strain on…

Saxons Crack 40 For Third Time In Five Years In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  All three faucets were on fire for South Salem Saturday afternoon against Jefferson in their 42-0 win to open up the season. Their defense stepped up.  Levi Willhite had two sacks, Braedy Vogt and Carter Boyles flew around to halt the Democrats running attack.  The Saxons punt return took advantage of two…

Olympians Pull Away In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Sprague made things interesting for themselves in their first outing of the Fall 2021 season. They controlled the first half of their 41-20 victory Friday night on the road.  Dictating the pace with their run defense and their run offense behind Riley Davis had eventually opened up the passing game for…

Foxes Picked It Up In Second Half Against Thurston/Mohawk

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  It wasn’t an ideal game, but Silverton Boys Soccer did come around eventually in their 5-3 win over Thurston/Mohawk Thursday night on home turf. Yes, they were up 2-0 entering the second half, a first-minute goal by Djorn Domst and a Carlos Flores goal in the 24th, but they…

Salem-Area Sports Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In a strange alignment in the Sports Universe we had Girls and Boys Soccer, Volleyball and Football all happening on the same day Thursday. Here are some results of the local Salem-area teams from this day: Girls Soccer Dayton 1, Riverside 0 Valley Catholic 3, Stayton 0 Thurston 2, Silverton 0…

Willamina Rally Back To Defeat Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  It was a tale of two halves of the Willamina-Gervais volleyball game Wednesday, but gosh darn it it was pretty high energy for a preseason game. The game went the distance, the 2A Cougars jumping out to first two sets before the 3A Bulldogs came around in the 22-25,…

Haines The Runner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay senior Sydney Haines has learned a thing or two about being a leader, being a top runner as she enters her final year running for the Scots Cross Country team. Inspiration from Jazmine Liebl, who’s now running at NWAC-powerhouse Lane Community College and pacing the now-senior Haines and…

Cascade Opens Fall 2021 Versus Valley Catholic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade might be undersized, they may have a short-bench, but they sure as heck weren’t going down without a fight Tuesday afternoon against Valley Catholic. The Cougars went into the halftime break up 1-0 following a Bryan Cortes goal in the closing moments of the half in their season-opener and…

Jefferson Sweeps Santiam For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Jefferson’s Nashea Wilson has already left her mark on the Lions Volleyball program entering her senior year, owning the single-season and career blocks records prior to their season-opener with Santiam Tuesday evening. She joked that she likes breaking records, who doesn’t right?  But as one of the leaders…

Aggressive Vikings Fall In Final Seconds To Southridge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With how this game ended up being during the second half, it’s going to be a fun season ahead for both Southridge in the Metro League and North Salem boys soccer in the Mid-Willamette Conference. First game out of the gate for both teams had the fireworks, intensity and…