North Salem Wrestling Bounces Back After Dallas Match

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– It was an opportunity for Julio Ramirez to bounce back from his match against Dallas to start the four-team dual Thursday afternoon on the road. It was a tough start to the day for the North Salem grapplers, falling to 5A Power and defending State Champion Dallas 77-6, but…

Dallas Wrestling Over Central On Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas early and often found pins against their final Central for their Senior Night Thursday Night in The Den. In fact, of the first five of six matches were pins as they built a 30-6 match lead over the Panthers with the lone points for Central early on came…

Crescent Valley Pulls Away From Central In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central had a chance to cut Crescent Valley’s lead to one entering the halftime break, but couldn’t land the in-the-paint shot before the halftime buzzer in a Mid-Willamette Conference match-up that featured the fifth and sixth-best teams in 5A. But the Panthers did answer strongly to start the third…

Comeback Season For Central-Grad Peterson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was a cool early January afternoon at Central High School where 2016 Central-graduate Josh Peterson is putting in work for the 2019 Track and Field season at Lane Community College. It’s a comeback season of sorts for Peterson, who took last season off from college due to personal…

Young Signs With IFL’s Arizona Rattlers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t too long ago, nearly two years ago, that North Salem and Southern Oregon University alum Dylan Young was in a professional training camp in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Calgary Stampede before a hamstring injury hampered the Salem-native’s chances of continuing his football career at…

Three-Ball Lifts Lincoln Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Lincoln and North Salem Boys Basketball opening the Capital City Classic Tuesday afternoon at Willamette University, there was a feeling that being the opening game had some weight to it in being the appetizer for the rest of the tournament. And the Cardinals stepped up big in the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For December 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Another week has brought a new wave of honorees at the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week.  This week’s honorees include:  North Salem Wrestler Antonio Garcia, McNary Basketball Player Boston Smith, McKay Basketball Player Leva Mike and South Salem Basketball’s Victoria Stafford. Here’s each of…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s Of The Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the week of December 7th’s Athlete’s of the Week by the Salem Sports Breakfast Club.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying this over! The Athlete’s of the Week include Abbi Hawley (McNary), Dana Romero (North Salem), David Rubio (McKay) and Jaden Nielsen-Skinner (South Salem).  Here is…

Garcia Stuns #1 Seed, 5A State Runner-Up. One Of Three Viks Placed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Following his upset win over the number-seed and 5A State Runner-Up in Lebanon’s Keith Brown, Antonio Garcia was up against McKay’s Gio Perez-Alejandre where he built a nice comfortable 12-5 lead on the Scots Grappler before calling for time to take off the bandages that surrounded his right hand….

North Rolls Past McKay For First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those wins that could boost confidence for the rest of the season, while for the other, it serves as a good growing tool to improve. For North Salem, they haven’t beat McKay since February 6, 2015 for one of their three wins that season. Over…

Silverton’s Bischoff Commits To Yakima Valley College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– It’s weird to think about two weeks ago, the quiet and stern-looking Hunter Runion was committing to MSU-Billings for baseball and now the colorful personality of Owen Bischoff was committing to Yakima Valley College for baseball. Someone comes up for a picture before his signing, “That’ll be five dollars”…

Central Drop Tough Season Opener In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Meagan Mendazona put it best following Central’s tough season opening 41-37 overtime loss to Churchill Wednesday, and that is there’s not going to be any easy games on their schedule this season. The Lancers proved just that as they turned a 9-2 second quarter deficit into a 33-30 lead…