SSBC Honorees For October 15

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem’s Lorenzo Trejo De Dios (Boys Soccer), Salem Academy’s Aubrey Smith (Volleyball). West Salem’s Bella Snyder (Volleyball), and South Salem’s Julian Rivas Delgado (Boys Soccer) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Clun on October 15 for their success on the field of play. Here’s the press release: The…

Salem Academy Sweeps Sheridan To Close Out League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  The upstart Sheridan Spartans weren’t backing down to Salem Academy Thursday night.  Matter of fact, their performance in the Crusaders 25-21, 25-10, 25-18 victory was a step in the right direction in a season in which they’re hoping to snap their playoff drought; having reached the playoffs back in the…

Dayton Snapped Five-Game Skid To Pioneers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The last time Dayton defeated Western Christian was back on October 27, 2018, back when this year’s Pirates seniors were freshmen in a year where they reached the 3A/2A/1A State Quarterfinals. Since then, Dayton’s faced heartbreak, losing five-straight decisions to the Pioneers and seeing Western Christian take the Culminating Week…

O’Dell’s Goal The Difference In Blanchet’s Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Blanchet Catholic’s Rebecca O’Dell has been battling through a lower back injury since the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Conference Title game against Dayton this past Spring. Some days are better than others, but she’s still finding ways in making it happen to help her team come gameday as O’Dell…

Scio Wins Tenth Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  There was some rust for Scio coming off their little lay-off the past ten days against Blanchet Catholic.  Nonetheless, the Loggers settled in as they picked up their tenth win of the season in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-9 sweep over the Cavaliers.  Getting stronger in each of the three sets…

Dayton Rebounds With Win Over Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is expected in recent years to see Blanchet Catholic and Dayton Girls Soccer battling for the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 title.  And it’s always a battle when the two soccer strongholds meet. For how young the Cavaliers are this year, they found themselves in second-place.  Chasing the Pirates ahead of them…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For October 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer), McKay’s Kyrin Fuimaono (Football), Sprague’s Brody Whetzel (Boys Soccer), McNary’s Hannah Ferguson (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Sidney Friesen (Volleyball) and Blanchet’s Ellie Pearson (Girls Soccer) for the Week of October 1. Here’s the press release: Congratulations to our Athletes…

Dayton Pushes Winning Streak To Six With 2-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  With the firepower that Dayton has, it’s not surprising that teams will try to do whatever they can to slow down the Pirates from running away with the lead. On Monday night Salem Academy/Kennedy loaded up the defensive back-end.  Eight players here, nine players there playing defense.  Creating headaches…

Dayton Defeats Amity/Western Christian For Fourth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  It’s hard to wrap your mind around that this is Dayton’s Taylor Wilson’s first year playing soccer.  Her athleticism and athletic ability had made her look like a natural just five games into her High School soccer career. It was the team camaraderie that drew her to the sport…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

Dayton Wins Third Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Benji Hudson stepped up big for Dayton in the second half against Horizon Christian of Tualatin Monday afternoon. Hudson and Tyler Spink struck quickly in the opening seven minutes of their 4-1 victory over the Eagles, but couldn’t add to their lead with Horizon’s Isaiah Jewell cut the then 2-0…

Salem Academy Over Scio In Four-Set Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a continuation of their summer league battles as they met in the middle of their non-league slate this Fall. Salem Academy were coming off two tough battles with Catlin Gabel and Horizon Christian last week, Scio entered on a three-game winning streak.  The Loggers had taken set…