Covalt Returns, Wilsey Strikes Out Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Torn labrums are no fun. Surgery. Recovery. Getting cleared and the green light to return. The process sucks. But, as the summer softball season kicked off for the NW Vandals 16U Saturday at Keizer Little League Park, McNary’s Abbi Covalt returned to the diamond with her squad nearly a…

Aggressive Play Leads To NM Magic’s Big Pool Play Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Strong base-running usually sets you up for success in the game of softball. It took until the third inning before the NM Magic 06 14U had recorded their first hit, an Ava Shaffer single with one out, but the Magic worked some softball magic in the meantime to hold…

Bandits, Valley End In Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a tough way to end a great game, but they’ll get to fight for another day. In a preview for what is to come this summer, the Stayton Bandits and Valley Baseball Club battled to a 3-3 tie Thursday afternoon as both teams play again Saturday afternoon…

McMullen Seals Titans Win Over Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— The Titans Baseball Club’s Brody McMullen walked into a pressure cooker situation in relief for Kaden Reidhead on the hill. The strong start that the Green Machine had entering the seventh inning in building a 5-0 lead into the seventh inning had been reduced to 5-3 with two outs…

Valley Baseball Club Opens Season With Win Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Baseball has finally came back to Salem. On the hottest day of the year so far, the first game of the Willamette Valley Men’s League 16-plus High School league kicked off at Holland Field on the outskirts of town when the Central Baseball Club hosted the Valley Baseball Club….

Dallas Lady Dragons Bring Home Hardware

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore– It was a matter of digging deep in the mid-day heat at Jaquith Park Sunday afternoon for the Dallas Lady Dragons 14U going up against the Blaze. It was the end of their third week of games and the defense just ended the Blaze threat, which scored two runs…

Ambush Rallies, Holds Off NM Magic 06

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  You saw the game-experience with the NM Magic 06 14U as they looked to rebound after their close loss to the Seattle FP Club 4-2 Sunday morning in the Newberg Father’s Day Tournament. Playing against the Newberg Ambush 14U, playing in their first tournament of the year this weekend,…

Tough Defensive Battle To End Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  It all you could hoped for.  A 2-0 14U game that felt like a High School playoff game to end the day. The NM Magic 06 14U found themselves on the losing end of one of the most intense games them or the Oregon Thunder 14U probably played this summer, …

NM Magic 06’s Defense Holds Strong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Ava Shaffer came in focused and ready to go in the NM Magic 06 14U pool play opener against the Oregon Wild Wild 06 14U in the Newberg Father’s Day Tourney at Jaquith Park Friday night. Through the first seven outs, Shaffer owned five strikeouts as her offense backed…

Keep Working and Keep Pushing

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There’s no pressure for Tiw Umulap as he begins his next chapter punting at Southern Oregon University. More excitement actually. As him and soon-to-be-Junior at Blanchet Catholic Max Hoskins were putting in work at Regis High School, finding an open field as across the way at Stayton soccer conditioning…

Amity’s Knuth Commits To Multnomah For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Amity’s  Kyndra Knuth has committed to Multnomah University.  The 2017-grad started  ten of 12 games played for the Storm, scoring one goal on nine shots with an assist and three points.   Kuth had two career goals in 26 career goals for the Storm and had started 20 of them playing Defense and Forward.Zac…

Stayton Finishes Valley Burner 1-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CALDWELL, Idaho.–  Baseball can be weird sometimes.  Just as soon as you think it’s going your way, the game reminds you how tough it is. Stayton entered Sunday’s Valley Burner tournament finale against the Regin with some good forward momentum coming off of their opening game against Ridge Friday afternoon and…