Taking The Next Step

SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton’s Jordan McCarty had learned a lot taking over full-time for Levi Nelsen during the Fall of 2019 as a sophomore as he helped lead the Foxes to a 10-2 season and to a 5A State Semi-Final appearance.  Falling to the eventual State Champions in Thurston. With those around him showing him what…

Valley Track Club To Start Virtual XC Race Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Track Club has decided to start a virtual sports Cross Country season in a way to help athlete’s to compete and to help soften the financial burden to athletic departments by allowing an opportunity to raise some money for schools in the meantime. Read the Press Release…

Learning From The Experience

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— Dallas’ Ashton Foster was one of 56 quarterbacks selected to participate in the Northwest 9 QB Premier Event up in Gig Harbor, Washington over the Labor Day Weekend. The incoming Dragon Junior and other quarterbacks were put through drills that challenged their footwork, accuracy, timing in situations like in…

Jr. Oly’s, Titans Show Resilience In Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For a young team, it’s good to see the fight and grit that they may possess. With Fall Ball getting under way and the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park wrapping up Monday afternoon, the 14U Bracket third-place game featuring the Jr. Oly’s Pilgrim and the West…

Vandals 18G Scott Finished Third At Wallace

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The only thing that had plagued the promising start by Bend’s Allison Parker in the NW Vandals 18 Gold Scott’s 2-1 defeat against the Red Heat 03 18 was a few unlucky bounces against her defense. Parker and the Vandal defense had kept the Heat’s bats in check the first…

Vasas, Vandals Over Cole’s Blaze United

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole has continued to prove herself as a work-horse in the circle once more as the Oregon Blaze United 18U squad wrapped up pool play at the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. When she entered the game against a hard-hitting NW…

Dallas 14U Edge Amity 5-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  No lead is safe.  The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U had to find a way to get it done late against the charging Warriors of Amity Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex. The Dragons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, jumping on Fawn Trejo as…

Burnham Nearly Hits Two Grand Slam’s In Vandals 16’s Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a longtime coming for Payton Burnham when she hit her first home run Saturday evening at Wallace Marine Park for the NW Vandals 16U team.  She’s been wanting to hit one and it finally came during the first inning of their game against the NW Nitro 16A…

Davis Has A ‘Home Game’ In Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It was a homecoming of sorts for Dallas’ Natalie Davis Friday evening at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. After spending much of the summer playing in Washington, along the Gorge and at the Maple Street Park in Canby with the Gorge Thunder Davis played in the Thunder’s Jag Labor Day…

Jr. Oly’s 14U Pilgrim Go 3-0 On Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The trick at the back-end of a triple-header is how to dig deep and find that other gear. For the Jr. Oly’s 14U Pilgrim, they were in the wrapping up their 3-0 day at Wallace Marine Park in Pool play of the Jag Labor Day Classic having coming off…

Muth, Alvarado Play In Baseball NW Opener Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a hot day at Harry and David Field in South Medford Friday afternoon Baseball Northwest brings in the best baseball players from the area.  From Oregon, Washington and Idaho to battle it out for the title of the best in the NW in front of college coaches…

Alvarado Strikes Out 15 In Complete Game Effort

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  All it took Thursday morning was a hit to get South Salem’s Ricky Alvarado into his zone on the bump at Volcanoes Stadium against Parkside. It wasn’t a hit against him.  By all means it helped his cause when he returned to the rubber in the bottom half of…