Returning To The Court

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s strange to think about, picking up a new sport and succeeding at it as quickly as Salem Academy’s Dylainee Carmony did when she entered High School and tried out for the Crusaders Soccer team.  Making the squad as the Varsity goalkeeper. “Soccer ended up coming pretty easily after…

Blanchet’s Barchus Signs To Division-II CSU-East Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A few short years ago playing 12U softball, a left fielder was going after a fly ball with two outs and runners on base when the unthinkable happened: The left fielder tripped going after the ball.  The runners, scored and forced the five-run mercy rule.  The left fielder laid…

Heating Up At The Right Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For both Salem Academy/Western Christian Girls and Dayton Girls Soccer entering their3A/2A/1A Special District 2 game Tuesday night, there was that one game that helped spark their season around. With the Crusaders, who’s program had never won more than four games in a given season since starting up the…

Western Christian Holds Off Dayton 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dayton came down Highway 221 bringing their aggressive style of play to the Western Christian campus Wednesday afternoon in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 matchup. In front of them however with the Pioneers, had one substitute to their bench Wednesday, had matched the intensity brought by their adversaries as…

Western Christian Picks Up First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Within the first 24 minutes of the game Western Christian struck ‘goal’ six times in their 13-0 win over Gervais Wednesday evening. Of their six goals, Landon Moore and Jordan Trammell each had two goals apiece as they lead 8-0 by the halftime break over the Cougars. “It was…

Western Christian/Perrydale Hands #5 Dayton Second Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– All either team needed was a break to get out of the scoreless tie that they both found themselves in Monday night. Since switching things up the first time the two squads played each other on September 6, the Western Christian/Perrydale Girls Soccer team has only allowed six goals…

Amity Holds Off Gervais’ Push For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Both Gervais and Amity Girls Soccer had their chances entering the second half to break the scoreless tie with their dynamic duos of the Lady Cats Alexys Zepeda and Judith Santos versus the Lady Warriors Keeley Graham and Jenna Lopez at the offensive attacking side of the ball. Lopez…

Western Christian Brings New Look Versus Salem Academy In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming out of the gates, Western Christian/Perrydale brought the pressure offensively versus Salem Academy Monday afternoon at Salem Academy. The Lady Pioneers changed up their line-up and the young Lady Crusaders were meeting them head on with senior Lauren Kendall and freshman Mikayla Barrios leading the way by disrupting…

Western Christian/Perrydale Picks Up First Win Of Season Over YC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering the second half of the game versus Yamhill-Carlton, Western Christian/Perrydale were dominating the time of possession with the ball against the Tigers but hadn’t found the back of the net just yet. Their defense, limited YC to midfield with an occasional run here and there as they entered…

Western Mennonite Off To State Quarterfinals For 1st Time Since 2011

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Eighteen shots.  That’s how much the Western Mennonite offense got off against the Illinois Valley defense Wednesday afternoon at Salem Academy. Of those 18 shots, two resulted in scores.  One of them came when Luke ‘Skywalker’ Williams showed that the force was with him in his first-half goal that…

Salem Academy Comes To Life in Second Half Versus Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Tied at one apiece entering the second half, the Salem Academy Lady Crusaders tore the game open in the second stanza with two goals with both team’s battling each other hard throughout the game. Gervais would rally though and not give up as they pushing tempo on the Crusader…

Quick Hit Write-up and Photo Gallery: Amity at Gervais Girls Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–Under beautiful skies at Gervais High School Monday, the ladies of Amity and Gervais battled in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 3 in a very physical match on the soccer pitch. The Cougars pressured the Warriors as they scored their first two goals of the season, one by way of a…