Wrapping Up The First Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–With summer winding down and Fall practice gearing up, the Stayton High School Football team are finding their groove with their new Head Coach in Randy Nyquist in time to prepare for the season to come ahead. “I think it came real easy, coach is real patient and it’s just…

Belichick and His Stayton Boys Ready For 2017

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–It’s a new year in Stayton for the Boys Soccer team and a year after seeing the six-year streak of winning the Oregon West Conference snapped, there’s a renewed sense of eagerness to get that title again and do what they do best: Win. Yeah, they were very young and…

Kicking off the 2K17 Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  As the football season kicked off Monday morning at 8am in Turner, the Cascade Cougars were wrapping up their first practice of the 2017 season a few hours later under a partly cloudy day as they look for their third Oregon West Conference Title in four years. It was…

Building From The Foundation And The Wild Card

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It was surely a nice little foundation building year for the Scots of McKay.  Though 2-7 in 2016, take a look at this stat: Of those seven losses, five were by a touchdown or less.  A bounce here, a bounce there, the Scots could’ve easily been 7-2 and contending for…

Showcasing And Playing In The Pro Scout Day Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Washington.–The beast that is South Salem’s Aaron Zavala took his talents to the next level Sunday afternoon in what the Saxon called one of the most memorable moments of the weekend: Partaking in the Pro Scout Day Game during this past weekend’s tournament put on by Baseball Northwest. “Oh it…

Finishing Up Baseball Season Strong

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Wash.–He calls for a ball high before trying to pick a guy off at first.   The guy was called safe. A pitch later,  Salem Academy’s Greyson Hanowell picks off successfully the same baserunner who was now trying to steal second for the last out of the first inning. The…

Wrapping up Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Washington–  With Fall chasing Summer into the twilight, the Boys of Summer still had one more go-around before the Boys of Fall come in for their shift in Baseball Northwest in Washington. As the clouds rolled in off the Pacific on this mid-August afternoon, pool play was wrapping up; and…

Gervais’ Fun Day Closes Out Summer Training

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  February. That’s when the Boys of Fall at Gervais High School started all of their hard work and sacrifice in preparation for the 2017-2018 season. 20 Kids. Roughly in the weight room program and summer training that stretched into this week.  Head Coach Josh Crawford knew the feeling of…

Wrapping up Kids Camp

SALEM, Ore.– With the dawn of another season appoarching the Oregon capital in Salem, school’s around the area are doing a variety of camps in a different perspective of sports. At McKay, it’s a opportunity for the youngsters in the area to get a feel of the local High School around them before they get…

Hoopla 2K17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s that time of the year again in Oregon’s State Capital: Hoopla. The annual event that surrounds the Capital Building brings some excitement to some and is the highlight of the summer to others. “It’s very cool, it’s my favorite time of the summer, it’s Hoopla,” said McKay’s Leva…