Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Finding Ways To Honor Their Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With four Seniors uncertain if they would play a single inning this Spring, North Salem Head Softball coach Jay Elders had an idea: Find ways to honor them somehow. Currently on their Facebook page, North Salem Vikings Varsity Softball, this week the Vikings squad will be spending a day…

Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…

Big Spots To Fill For Dallas Softball Entering 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Filling five holes will be difficult to do for Dallas Softball this year.  But it’s not too much of a steep task entering the 2020 Spring. Losing Seniors Jenessa Parnell, Emma Classen from the outfield, stud pitcher Kaelynn Simmons and Adrian Lee behind the dish to graduation plus Genevieve…

Silverton Roars To Life In 5A Quarterfinal Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  The playoffs are a whole different monster once you get to this point. The lights of the final site, in this spot for 5A at Gill Coliseum, could be a lot initially with nerves to start.  It was hard to imagine looking at the Silverton 73-26 score and win…

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton’s David Gonzales won Player of The Year while Foxes Head Coach Jamie McCarty won Coach of the Year.  Silverton opens the 5A Playoffs Wednesday night against Willamette at 8:15pm.  South Albany plays Crater at 6:30 and West Albany plays Wilsonville at 3:15, all games are at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis….

Panthers Closes Out Regular Season With Big Run Over Dallas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Central needed a win to clinch the third-place spot in the Mid-Willamette Conference Monday night when they traveled to Dallas in their regular season finale. West Albany sat a half-game behind the Panthers, owning the tiebreaking having swept Central this season.  A Panther loss would have pushed Central to…

Dallas’ Holgate Finishes Third At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– Sometimes you just need that little extra kick to get it back going again. Following her defeat to eventual State Champion in McKay’s Tess Barnett, Dallas’ Kimmy Holgate answered with a fiery passion knowing her goal of wanting to place at the 110-Pound girls State Tournament.  Needing a win…

Dallas Challenged Fifth-Ranked Bulldogs In Defeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  It was all you could hope for this late in the foundation-laying season for Dallas. It was weird to think that, when Tyler Crawford hit his lay-in with 7:47 left in the game that the Dragons were in the game with West Albany.  The Bulldogs were the fifth-ranked team…

Garcia Picks Up First District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Antonio Garcia led 11-3 entering the third period over Central’s Gabriel Padilla Saturday evening at the Salem Armory.  But yet the Senior, who was on the verge of his first District Title in his four-year career, had found himself on his back with his knee being tending to. His…

Dallas’ Brecht Gets District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a longtime coming for Dallas’ Ashton Brecht. Two year of coming close to the District Title and here he was again, his Senior Year, on the verge of destiny once again. The Dragons 285-pounder pinned his way to the finals.  Pinning Central’s Cameron Dodge in 17 seconds before…

Mack, Runion Sign To Linfield For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  A few months ago during Fall Ball, Silverton’s Gage Mack and Cole Runion each combined for a no-hitter against Clackamas Community College.  Runion’s dad and Foxes Head Coach Jeremiah Runion mentioned the story prior to the two Seniors signing day Wednesday morning by the main entrance of the school….