Dayton Rolls By Scio 11-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore– Maddie Fluke did all she could hitting low in the zone against Scio Tuesday afternoon on the road to throw off the Lady Loggers batters in the two squads PacWest Conference match-up. With both the Pirates and the Loggers now in the same conference after the past several years…

Hanson Races First-Ever 100, 4×1 Edges Kennedy Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s all in the plan. As she lined up, ran and finished first in her 100 meter dash heat, a first for the Gervais Sophomore, the Cougars Katie Hanson knows that it’ll help her in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes down the road. “Doing the 100 is…

Afterbuffalo Takes 1,500 Meter Race, Looking For State Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The wind swirling around Gervais’ grass football field and it’s track Thursday afternoon added another element for the runners of the 1,500-meter race. At the starting line, the wind was in your face. But when you come down the final 150 meters, it was to your back which could help…

Leeper Introduced As Salem Academy Head Football Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s funny how things work out. When Jed Leeper came to Salem, Oregon from Missouri in 2014, the Salem Academy football team Varsity Head Coaching job was open to be filled. Some would say it’s better to sit on something and wait until it feels right.  That’s what Leeper…

Phipps Squeaks By Sheldon’s Thomas For 100 Meter Hurdles Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s moments like these that will help in the pursuit of a State Title.  Or third-straight for Blanchet Catholic’s Trinity Phipps in the 100-meter Hurdles. Phipps found herself in the sixth and final heat in one of the most challenging sprint events on the schedule Friday evening at West…

Scio Wraps Up Preseason With Win Over Willamina

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Willamina had their chances to do some serious damage to Scio Softball Thursday afternoon on the road. They took a quick 1-0 lead on the Loggers and the pitching of Liz Nolen threw the stout Scio bats off for the opening three innings as they held the 3A juggernaut…

Amity Rallies To Stun Brookings-Harbor

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– Sometimes Softball presents some of the most interesting situations. It hasn’t been the best of Invites for Amity. Matter of fact it was forgettable with the growing pains that this young team was going through. But still, down 10-2 and could call it a week with three tough losses…

Retooling His Goals As The Season Just Begins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Mason Strunk had already exceeded his goals for this season in Salem Academy’s first Track and Field meet at the Kennedy Icebreaker on March 14. Geez the Junior broke the school record in the discus in that meet with a throw of 159-feet-two-inches and PR’d in the shot put…

Dayton Rallies Back To Beat Kennedy 7-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Kennedy’s defense showed vast improvement from Monday’s game versus Scio to Tuesday’s game versus Dayton on the road. Having jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the Pirates, the Trojans didn’t allow that big crooked number to appear on the scoreboard as Dayton slowly clawed back into the game….

Scio Opens Season With Big Win Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– It’s weird to see someone not named Tressa Reidman in the circle for Kennedy when they open up the 2019 season against Scio at home Monday afternoon. Nonetheless, against a young Logger team in front of them that lost their fair share of Seniors from last season, Grace…

Scio Softball Looking To Fresh Faces In 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It’s the first season without the once-in-a-generational class that just recently graduated this past June at Scio High School for their Softball team. That class had certainly left a huge standard behind with the Loggers seeing four-straight 3A State Semi-Final appearances during their time in the Orange and Black….

Gervais’ Season Comes To An End Versus Grant Union

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JOHN DAY, Ore.–  The experience of Grant Union showed itself against the young nucleus of Gervais in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs Saturday in the High Desert. With four juniors and five seniors to six sophomores that played for the Cougars, mixed with Grant Union’s intensity the…