Stayton Wins In Extra’s To Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There was a big improvement for the Stayton baseball squad going from Week 1 of the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball season to their second week as they took on Mound Time Saturday back in Stayton. The energy in the dugout was better.  Defense was sound, only allowing four…

Allen Finds Groove With NM Magic 16U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Oregon City freshman Kaylee Allen has found her groove again. In the NM Magic 16U’s 8-0 opener against the NW Mayhem, the Pioneer pitcher struck out five and allowed a hit in the opening game win.  Giving Allen the confidence needed when she came back out for the final…

Bowling Tries Hand In Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It’s the first-time in a long-time that 2015 North Marion-grad Brandi Bowling hasn’t played in a game or have to sit in a classroom setting. Tuesday evening, helping her father and current Huskie Head Coach Russell Bowling run a softball session with the current crop of North Marion softball…

Stayton Sweeps Central At Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The air quality had lowered just enough Friday to proceed with the Salem Baseball Academy’s weekend opener at Stayton High School Saturday morning between Stayton and Central High School. With just enough time to trim the grass after two weeks of it sitting due to the poor air quality…

Valley Hangs On Over Washington County 9-8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Banks Cameron Louie and his catcher Brandon Reed of Salem Academy stood shoulder-to-shoulder awaiting the verdict from their recent play from the umpires standing in between second and third base. The question was, on the back-end of a possible game-ending 9-6 double play, was what to do following the…

Emptying The Tank

  By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It was time to empty the tank, finish the Summer off right. For the last time, just the fourth-time this summer on Thursday evening, the Oregon Track Club held an All-Comers Meet.  With the uncertainty of tomorrow, it was all about today to leave it on the track just…

The Twilight Of Summer Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The twilight of the Summer Baseball season has sadly arrived. In a day which saw Central sweep the Olympian Baseball Club, eyes were also on the Valley Baseball Club Saturday.  The squad entered their final doubleheader on this day at Holland Youth Park winning their last six games, their…

Valley Combines For No-Hitter Against Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The no-hitter is a gem all in itself for an arm.  Just nudge before the diamond of them all in the perfect game. Valley took it to the next level Wednesday afternoon at Holland Youth Park when they had Ricky Alvarado, Tyler Minney and Jacob Winstead combined for a…

Fall Ball Is Coming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HUBBARD, Ore.–  Fall Ball is coming. As their first game approaches August 30, the NM Magic were holding their try-outs as they break into the 16U realm on the heels of at their 14U summer that ended a few weeks ago. A solid turnout of about 15-18 girls came out to…

Valley Pick Up Two Victories Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Baseball Club set the found their groove early against the Olympian Baseball Club in their 11-2 victory Saturday afternoon and had carried it over to their 10-3 win over the Stayton Bandits in the following game. Entering the final week of the summer season on a five-game…

68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

48th Annual OBCA State-Metro All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s an honor for sure to be apart of an historic event like the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association State-Metro All-Star Series. 2020 was suppose to be the 48th-year of the series, pinning the best 5A/6A women seniors and the best 2A-6A men seniors against one another in a fun…