Silverton Rebounds With Win Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  With North Salem looking to replace Jasmine Young, who’s been out with an injury, in the circle coming down the stretch of the season, Karaline Pfeifer stepped into the circle Tuesday against Silverton.  Adjusting to the demands of playing out-of-position as they played Dallas and the Foxes on back-to-back…

West Salem Stuns McNary Lacrosse In 2OT For League Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– This was what it was all about.  Championship Night. West Salem and McNary Lacrosse met up for the North Valley Championship Monday night and it was more intense than their previous meeting on April 29. It was tied at two at half, three after three as it came down…

Stayton Falls To Astoria 9-1 To Close Out Regular Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– It was definitely a good test prep game for the Stayton softball game entering the 4A postseason when they played a Top 3 team in Astoria Monday afternoon. The Fisherman used timely hitting in the second inning before the Eagles pulled it together in Astoria’s 9-1 win over Stayton…

Moore Signs With Linfield Wrestling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–   It didn’t hit Silverton wrestler Jacob Moore about this moment Monday morning until he sat down and heard everyone talk about his accomplishments. Worked in the classroom to get his grades up all while putting in the work to pick up a sport he started six, seven years ago. …

Taking Advantage Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Patience is a virtue.  And that’s more so in sports, especially in college at any level waiting for your turn to play. For Sprague-grad and Linn-Benton Community College freshman Jack Muth, the frosh has seen limited playing time.  He’s seen action in five of the Roadrunners first 42 games before Sunday’s…

Leaving It All Out There

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Walking into the game with two outs in the third inning, 2019 South Salem-grad and Chemeketa Community College Elijah Enomoto-Haole knew that this was probably his last outing as a baseball player. As he forces a ground-out to end the third inning, halting the Linn-Benton Community College rally that turned…

SSBC Honorees For May 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Girls Golf), Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Track), South Salem’s Rowan Thompson (Softball), McNary’s Emilie Vu McGee (Girls Tennis) and Sprague’s Chris Rogers (Baseball) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 13. Read the Press Release here: The Salem Sports and…

The Mentality

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Santiam’s Kristen Crofoot was not about to let this last opportunity go to waste.  She was not going to let a torn meniscus get in the way of her going to State one last time.  It’s her senior year and she was not going to hang up the Track…

SA’s James, Brown Brings Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–   A lot of pressure was on Salem Academy’s Celia James coming down the stretch of her 400-meter race in the 2A Special District 2 District Race Saturday afternoon.  The freshman encountered a strong breeze on the backstretch, not as bad as the wind had been in prior days…

Sheridan High Jump Duo Qualifies For State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– The Sheridan High Jump duo of Randy Gibson and Jon Crawford will be heading to the State Meet together following their one-two finish in the High Jump.  Crawford finishing up Runner-Up with a 5-feet-10-inch with Gibson finishing an inch ahead of his teammate. “Pretty good after my injury. …

Stelly Goes To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– Athletes try to find a way to get it done and perhaps, surprises even themselves in the process.  And Jefferson’s Eli Stelly did just that.   His senior year.  His first and only year participating in Track, the Lions football and basketball player brought it in his only 2A…

Regis Girls Track Repeats As District Champs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  “It’s amazing, but it’s a great group of girls that we have that continue to fight and continue to be competitors,” Regis Head Coach Erica Wiltsey said. For the second-year in a row, the Rams have brought home the 2A Special District 2 Girls District Title.  Taking the…