St. Paul Sweeps Willamette Valley Christian Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  Willamette Valley Christian, in spurts, made 1A juggernaut St. Paul work in the Buckaroos 25-16, 25-9, 25-18 victory Tuesday evening at St. Paul High School. The first two sets saw the Brooks-based Warriors hovering around down 8-6 in the first set and 8-5 in the second set, taking advantage…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…

Crushers Fall In Series Opener with Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With the regular season and the Area-3 League Season drawing to a close it was as you were expecting when the Post 58 Crushers and the Mid-Coast Dungies of Newport started their three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Regis High School. The Crushers, along with Corvallis and Withnell, are battling…

Crushers Wrap Up Bend Trip With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  With two league series coming up with the Mid-Coast Dungies (Wednesday-Thursday) and Corvallis (Monday-Tuesday), their 7-0 win over the Boss Baseball Club at Bend High School gave the Post 58 Crushers some needed momentum going back into league. “Energy is huge no matter what game you’re playing.  We need…

Dodgers Rally By Crushers In Series Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– This was what you would hope for as the regular season draws to an end.  Efficient pitching, strong defense and the bats to back it all up.  Withnell had it all in their 10-1 win over the up-start Post 58 Crushers, scoring the final ten runs after Jefferson-grad DJ…

Post 58 Crushers Split With NWDS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers found a rhythm late in Game one of their doubleheader against the NW Diamond Sports squads Sunday afternoon.  Bats came to life, defense settled in behind the pitching of St. Paul-grad TJ Crawford and Kennedy-grad Dylan Kleinschmit in the 8-4 defeat to start the doubleheader…

1A Casco League Volleyball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Jordan Caldwell won the Player of the Year Honors in the Casco League as the Buckaroos went 13-5 on the year during the Fall Short-season.  Jewell’s Jessica Miller won Coach of the Year following the Blue jays 13-2 season.  Jewell, Willamette Valley Christian and Livingstone all…

Santiam Rolls To 2-0 With 18-2 Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– Santiam Softball had one more tune-up game before their big test Thursday against 3-0 Colton Thursday afternoon at home.  Executing on both sides of the ball in their three-inning 18-2 victory over St. Paul in the Wolverines home opener. After seeing McKenna Dodge recover from a hit-batter, she…

St. Paul Rallies By Salem Academy For 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those crazy high-scoring games that had you on the edge of your toes playing. Two relatively young teams with Salem Academy and St. Paul going at it, the Crusaders in their first-year in 2A and the Buckaroos having a large squad in 1A standards with…

Sheridan Wins Mother-Daughter Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– It’s been a long time coming for Sheridan’s Dana Dickey-Greene in defeating her mother Denise Dickey on the volleyball court.  The elder Dickey, who’s now coaching at Perrydale, has had her daughters number through their numerous encounters during the Summer League circuit since Dickey-Greene took over the Varsity Head…

Western Christian Takes Doubleheader Over Willamette Valley Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BROOKS, Ore.–  The year away from the sports scene has been tough for Western Christian’s Makennan Hopper. After tearing her ACL in a summer league game at Toledo that had sidelined the then-Junior from playing Volleyball and basketball, the now-Senior setter is back on the court during the Pioneers short six-week…