McNary Football Wraps Up Youth Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Entering his senior season, McNary’s Jackson Alt knows how much this Keizer community has meant to him up as the Celtic football program wrapped up their Youth Camp Wednesday evening at McNary High School. “Seeing some guys like Tanner Walker and seeing some others going through this program, go…

Dragons Hannan Setting Up For Success

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Grace Hannan has had some great role models playing on Varsity the last two years as the setter of the Dallas Volleyball program.  They’ve all helped each other out of tight jams along the way, but there’s a sense of pride with the incoming Dragons junior in playing with some great…

Crusaders Hiley Stepping Up To The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Salem Academy’s Kacyn Hiley had an unique finish to her freshman year.  Being called up to Varsity for the 3A State Playoffs, the Crusaders final year in the classification before dropping down to 2A the following year, an injury to Natalie Rios in the third-place match with South Umpqua…

Titans Football Open Youth Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was once a time in the not-so-distant past in which Kaden Martirano was a participant in the annual Titan Youth Camp at West Salem High School.  Remembering once learning and looking up to guys like 2019 West Salem-grad Simon Thompson. Learning about the Titan Way now as a sophomore…

Wrapping Up Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  After receiving first team All-Conference as a sophomore in the 2A/1A Special District 3 league, Jefferson’s Nayeli Hart has been back at it this Summer in preparation for her junior season as Hart played the Summer with the West Salem Titans 16U squad. Sunday was their final game of…

Saxons Takemoto Prepping For Strong Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was just another day at the office for South Salem’s Tyler Takemoto. Out at McKay High School, going through Offensive Line and Defensive Line drills at the U.S. Bowl Try-Outs Sunday afternoon, Takemoto is wrapping up a hard-working preseason that featured camps like a Top 200 Camp in…

West’s Zachary Finding Her Rhythm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  West Salem’s Mia Zachary has been on a rail this Summer as the Titan softball player has finally come around as a left-handed hitter.  Finding her groove for both the Oregon Rebels 18U and the West Salem Titans 16U squads the past few weeks.  Pointing towards this past big…

Ferguson’s Dedication

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem-grad Noah Ferguson definitely put pen to paper, finishing his bachelor’s degree in Finance with a minor in Economics in a mere three years.  All while playing baseball at Pacific Lutheran University over that span. A remarkable feat considering he steadily picked up innings along the way the…

Woodburn’s Zamora Ready For Another Year At Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been nearly three years since Woodburn’s Carla Zamora battled through injury and showed her grit in the Bulldogs first-ever State Championship back in 2019 when they defeated Marist 1-0.  Playing slightly more than 66 minutes with five saves and was awarded Player of the Game honors for Woodburn…

Building Momentum For College Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  West Salem-grad Brody McMullen had himself a good summer with the Salem Withnell Dodgers going into his freshman year with Linn-Benton Community College.  A Summer of pitching that featured an 89-pitch, nine strikeouts against Fairfield of California in June and had a six-and-a-third innings of work against the Hillsboro…

Chemeketa Duo’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the year that former Lebanon soccer player Alyssa Hoffman had hoped for with the Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team last Fall.  Six games into her season, the former Warrior and eventual North Marion-grad back in 2020, tore her ACL and had sidelined Hoffman for the remainder of…

Elmore Enters Year 2 For Storm Women’s Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Injuries unrailed a promising Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team last Fall as the Storm finished 2-10-2 overall and tied for sixth in the NWAC South Region at 2-8-2 under first-year Head Coach Steve Elmore.   But entering the first week of practice next week, the Storm are looking to…