North Marion Shuts Out Philomath For 14th Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  A day after playing their first game in two weeks, Mean Green of North Marion baseball laced it up for their first game at home since April 4 in Game 2 of their three-game series with Philomath. The sun was out in full force for what seemed like the…

Preparing For That State Meet

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Maurer-Led Charge Lifts Lady Eagles Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With Emily Campbell, Alisha Sims and Kelsie Walker all out due to injury, Stayton had to find a way to compete without them on the diamond. And with about four freshman out on the field during the defensive front against a Cascade team that defeated the Lady Eagles 10-0…

Western Mennonite Holds Off Santiams Late Charge 5-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It came down to one last out in the ball game with Santiam to bat and runners on base when Western Mennonite’s Sean Webster came in for relief for the Pioneers The score was 5-3 and the Wolverines had the tying run on the base-path’s when the senior shortstop…

Fuszek, Omlid Commits To Western Oregon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– The journey for Braden Fuszek and Kirsta Omlid to this point have been a long time coming as both found themselves signing their Letter of Intents to play their college athletics at Western Oregon University right down the road from they were at. Fuszek described it as a dream come…

Dayton Holds Off Amity Softball 5-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity was only one swing away from making an already tight ball game more interesting entering the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon on the road as both the Lady Warriors and Dayton’s bats were slow out of the gates. Through three innings Amity’s Brittnie Brown and the…

South Salem Overcomes Aloha’s Challenge For 8-4 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  When Elijah Enomoto-Haole took over on the hill for Gavin Fredinburg, he found himself walking into a Dragons Den of sorts with the bases loaded with two outs and balls-and-strikes on the board and the tying run 90 feet away from home in a 4-3 ball-game under the lights. Before…

Sprague Lacrosse’s Late Push Just Enough To Beat McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Some could think the rivalry between Sprague and McNary is a weird one to imagine, but in Lacrosse, it’s split right down the middle almost in overall record meetings. But it’s quite unique when the Olympains make the trip from their home turf to Flesher Field to play the…

Finding His Rhythm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Danny Alvarado certainly had some experience against High School athlete’s thanks to the D1 summer program and SWAT Baseball as he made the transition from Little League baseball to High School baseball this year as a freshman. “Playing D1 was fun, being around High School Players was…

One Last District Go-Around For Sprague’s Geiling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  As the third meet of the season, the District Meet, wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Linn County Fairgrounds, their was plenty of tears to go around for some of the seniors who were still around when it ended. In the walkway in between the Calapooia Arena where they…

Kirby Finishes Second At 3000 At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– For much of the 3000 meter race, Stayton’s Ben Kirby was hanging around the front pack of the race and battled with Cottage Grove’s James Talley as they entered the second 1500 meters of the race Saturday afternoon. Whenever Kirby would get ahead, Talley pulled him back in and…

VanZant PR’s At Meet Of Champions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Sheirdan’s Ronni VanZant changed up her footing in her long-jump approach just a few days prior to the Meet of Champions. Three days to be exact. The senior, who’s been slowly increasing her Long Jump leaps are quite literally becoming leaps and bounds longer with each passing meet. Entering…