Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Sprague’s Elise Abbott, North Salem’s Cameron Kallhoff, McKay’s Brian Coburn and West Salem’s Jenny Ball. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Track and Field – Elise Abbott. Elise, a senior,…

Dallas Pulls Away From North Salem 10-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Salem’s Dylan Ebbs wheeled and dealed out on the mound over the opening three innings of Dallas’ 10-5 explosive win Friday afternoon on home turf. The Senior Vikings pitcher held the Dragons to a Wyatt Bateman base-hit in the opening inning with North Salem turning the order in…

Hanson Races First-Ever 100, 4×1 Edges Kennedy Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s all in the plan. As she lined up, ran and finished first in her 100 meter dash heat, a first for the Gervais Sophomore, the Cougars Katie Hanson knows that it’ll help her in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes down the road. “Doing the 100 is…

Afterbuffalo Takes 1,500 Meter Race, Looking For State Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The wind swirling around Gervais’ grass football field and it’s track Thursday afternoon added another element for the runners of the 1,500-meter race. At the starting line, the wind was in your face. But when you come down the final 150 meters, it was to your back which could help…

Eggers Overcomes Fatigue, Retooling For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– Fatigue was an issue for Sheridan’s Kaden Eggers Thursday afternoon at Gervais High School where he was competing in the Triple Jump in the 2A Special District Meet. Fatigue not from over-training, but from playing in the Spartans doubleheader against Culver Wednesday afternoon in Culver. But nonetheless, the Junior…

Leeper Introduced As Salem Academy Head Football Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s funny how things work out. When Jed Leeper came to Salem, Oregon from Missouri in 2014, the Salem Academy football team Varsity Head Coaching job was open to be filled. Some would say it’s better to sit on something and wait until it feels right.  That’s what Leeper…

Sprague Picks Up First League Win Over Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Sprague had a really good practice Monday night leading into their North Valley League opener versus Corvallis Tuesday night at home. With three players done for the season, they needed a spark at 1-4 not just to start league off right…but damn to get their season back on track…

Stayton Softball Wins Eighth Game Of Year 5-2 Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It wasn’t long ago, last year actually, that Cascade had the upper hand over rival Stayton in softball with 10-straight wins before the Eagles snapped it on April 18, 2018. Now it looks like that Stayton are looking to try to match that winning streak with their neighbors from…

McNary Softball Finishes Non-League 6-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Their preseason ended with one more challenge before the Mountain Valley Conference kicked off later this week against West Salem on Wednesday afternoon. Through the opening four-and-a-half innings Monday against fifth-ranked Westview at Mountainside High School, McNary’s defense limited the Wildcats seven runs a game offense to a Skylar…

McKay’s Love Takes 110 Hurdles, Long Jump. Coons PR’s In Javelin Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALOHA, Ore.– That faint, light blue line on the blue track at Aloha High School presented a challenge for McKay Junior Tyrus Love Saturday afternoon during the Aloha Preview in terms of footing purposes. But Love, who finished fourth at the old Greater Valley Conference District Meet as a sophomore, adjusted…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honoree’s for April 5, 2019 include South Salem’s Kaiden Doten, Sprague’s Eva Hammond, West Salem’s Lucas Stanfield and McNary’s Taylor Ebbs. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem Baseball – Kaiden Doten. Kaiden, a…

Phipps Squeaks By Sheldon’s Thomas For 100 Meter Hurdles Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s moments like these that will help in the pursuit of a State Title.  Or third-straight for Blanchet Catholic’s Trinity Phipps in the 100-meter Hurdles. Phipps found herself in the sixth and final heat in one of the most challenging sprint events on the schedule Friday evening at West…