McNary’s Custer Commits To Clackamas Community College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—A week after her commitment to Clackamas Community College, McNary’s Shay Custer was back on the diamond again with her sister, KJ, and the NW Vandals 18G team. “Oh I love it.  We’re pretty close in age so growing up we got to play here-and-there.  I’m really hoping that we…

Doig And The Lady Dragons 14’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Ever so often Dallas High School Senior Maddie Doig can be found the dugout, or a practice, of the Lady Dragons 14U squad at the Lyle Sports Complex. The young Dallas-squad Monday afternoon returned to their home grounds where they played so many games before this Summer and Fall,…

Keith Working On Her Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Being a utility player not just helps the team, but makes you a better athlete mentally and physically in better understanding different positions on the field. For South Salem’s Delaney Keith, she’s most happy playing in between second and third base as a shortstop, but over the past few…

Former McKay HC Sanderson Takes Central Job

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Mr. Intensity is back. After taking a year-off from coaching, the self-proclaimed basketball junkie in Dean Sanderson has returned to the High School realms as the new Head Coach of Central High School after Tim Kreta stepped down a month ago. “I’m looking forward to a new opportunity at…

Thursday Night Lights

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Pressure was on Yamhill-Carlton freshman Maddy Tuning entering the bottom of the seventh inning against the NM Magic 16U squad under the lights at North Marion High School. The 18U Tigers Rage squad, consisting mainly of the Tigers High School squad, were hanging onto a 10-9 lead on the…

Winning The Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The calendar says September.  The intensity was that of November.  Instead of six-girls on the court on a typical night, there were four. A three-set battle followed where a champion was crowned in the first session of the NPJ Quads in favor of the Fantastic Four 25-24, 24-25, 7-5….

McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Isaac, Aloha Breeze 18A Go 4-0 on Weekend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was just one of those weekends for the Aloha Breeze 18A where everything just went right. After a tough summer, it seemed as if the travel softball team got out of their own heads and just played ball.  When they did, it looked pretty dang solid as they…

Vandals Set Pace Early Versus Bat Company

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t ring home until towards the end of the NW Vandals 16U’s 14-0 win over the Bat Company 18-Loiler Saturday night was the uniqueness of the first three batters of BC’s lineup. They were all left-handed batters.  Aliyah Wiltsey (West Salem), Carley Schlag (Sprague) and Peyton Foreman (Central)…

Stayton Wins In Extra’s To Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There was a big improvement for the Stayton baseball squad going from Week 1 of the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball season to their second week as they took on Mound Time Saturday back in Stayton. The energy in the dugout was better.  Defense was sound, only allowing four…

Allen Finds Groove With NM Magic 16U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Oregon City freshman Kaylee Allen has found her groove again. In the NM Magic 16U’s 8-0 opener against the NW Mayhem, the Pioneer pitcher struck out five and allowed a hit in the opening game win.  Giving Allen the confidence needed when she came back out for the final…

Titans 14U Strong First Sets Pace Over Vandals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The West Salem Titans 14U squad came out swinging in their single-game match-up Thursday night at Keizer Little League against the NW Vandals 14U.  Forcing the Vandals into four errors in the opening inning, scoring 12 of their 18 runs in the top half of the first inning on…