Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…

OSAA Halting Indoor Training Through Freeze

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The OSAA has recieved a six-week guidance from the OHA and the Governor to halt all indoor activity through the two-week freeze. Here are some key takeaways from the six-page Document: Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition. Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is…

Volleyball For A Good Cause

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Riley Stearns has returned home to Amity High School.  After spending the last two years in Colorado, the Warriors Senior returned to the school she called home as a freshman three years ago.  Playing the Amity Volleyball Club’s Quad Tournament Saturday afternoon at Amity Middle School. “It’s great, it’s…

Always Wanting To Get On The Field

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ADAIR VILLAGE, Ore.–  Aaron Nease is probably the closest thing to a real-life The Sandlot’s Benny Rodriguez.  The kid just looks for anyway to get onto the diamond to play, and plays everywhere. His prime positions are catcher and pitcher, but has played everywhere else.  Wherever the team needs him.  In…

Hornets Rally By Cougars For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  It’s a preview for hopefully when the football season comes around at the 2A-level. Gervais and Salem Academy. Going under G-Town Cougars and the Salem Academy Hornets, the latter ‘Hornets’ was SA’s mascot before going with the Crusaders that they are known as now. It was a scrimmage.  The…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…

Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Peterson’s Pirates Visit Worley’s Spartans

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It was the first-time in two years since Jacob Peterson led the Sheridan Spartans to a 2A Quarterfinal appearance.  It was the second-year that Peterson had ever led an Varsity program as a Head Coach before returning to Newberg last season. Had not for Coronavirus, maybe Wednesday wouldn’t’ve happened. …

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…

Bourne The Extrovert

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Santiam Christian’s Emily Bourne is such an extrovert, the Eagle Senior once delivered ice cream by way of Doordash to a teammate in West Linn after the teammate had her wisdom teeth taken out. “It was beginning of the smoke (from the wildfires), she had her wisdom teeth taken…