Valley Rallies By Central 10-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the prettiest of outing for the Central Baseball Club last Tuesday when they kicked off the Willamette Valley Men’s Baseball League High School Division-League against the Valley Squad at Holland Park.  The meeting resulted in a 13-3 defeat to the Valley team that evening. Fast forward to…

Green Squad’s Mask Set Pace In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Incoming Scio Junior Toby Mask has pitched a few times before, but the Logger big man primary is a catcher and first baseman. Joining teammates like Garrett Young, Dustin Erickson, Jake Trissel and Kolton Ellis playing some summer baseball in Salem as member’s of the Green squad, Mask stepped…

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,…

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…

The Blanchet Three Looks Back On Time As Cavs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This year was supposed to be a battle in the PacWest Conference with Blanchet Catholic softball looked to make a move for the league title in 2020 with second-team catch Alexis Jansen, honorable mention pitcher Ariel Davila and PacWest Pitcher of the year Savannah Barchus. Barchus was one of…

Bandits Finding A Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Boys of Summer are back. As the weekend comes to a close Sunday, the Stayton Bandits converged on Turner City Park for one of their first practices of the summer season.  12 kids were out in the afternoon sun knocking off the cobwebs from the quarantine for the…

More Than Just A Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that this upcoming weekend would have been State Championship Weekend. For Dayton, the only thing that had stopped them seeking their sixth-straight 3A State Championship appearance and tenth since 2002 was COVID-19.  But even the virus couldn’t stop the Pirates from honoring five of their…

Amity’s Bernards Looks Back

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Amity’s Jacob Bernards remembers his first start of his Varsity career.  It was their fourth-game of the season against Clatskanie, stepping in for Jeffery Coleman who was out with an injury. The Warriors entered the game 2-1 on the year en route to a 7-3 season that year, reaching…

OSAA Releases Update

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA released an Press Release that it’s current moratorium-like suspension of facilities and coach/student interactions will expire on May 25. Read the Press release here: The OSAA Executive Board met in a closed work session this morning to discuss the latest updates on the Coronavirus pandemic as it relates to…

Sheridan’s VanZant Commits To Spring Hill College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  Sheridan-grad Ronni VanZant felt like her College career was just taking off. Coming off of winning the 3A State Titles in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and Long Jump her Senior season with the Spartans, VanZant felt like she was coming into her own following High School. “Sheridan was…

Scio’s Lowther Ventures Into Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It wasn’t too long ago that Scio-grad Jacob Lowther was popping the pads, blocking on the offensive line in the triple-option offense that the Loggers are known for. Two years ago to be exact as Scio reached the 3A State Semi-Finals before falling to Cascade Christian, the Challengers won…

Garrison Adjusted, Prepared For Next Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–   Four years seems to fly so fast nowadays. Four short years ago, Dayton’s Payton Garrison had arrived on the Pirate campus after spending the bulk of his playing career in the Yamhill-Carlton school district. Moving to a new school was hard no doubt.  Learning a new system is tougher,…