Woolsey Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Wash.– First game out of the gate of the Fastpitch NW Showcase Tuesday at the Centralia Sports Complex, incoming Dallas sophomore Clara Woosley was named Game MVP, picked by the players of the opposing team.  Receiving the honor against the Idaho Ruby squad for her play defensively in the outfield. “I…

Person’s Versatility

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Logan Person has always been a versatile athlete. Running, blocking, receiving, kicking even.  He’s like a Swiss army-knife for the Dallas High School football team entering his Senior Year with the Dragons.  Something that has been his identity since he was little. “It’s just been something I’ve had since I was a…

Oly’s Go 1-1 In 14A Western Nationals Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Wednesday afternoon’s tough 7-0 pool play defeat to the Silicon Valley Fusion of Mountain View, California was a good learning experience for incoming Silverton freshman McKenzee Petersen. The Oly’s 14U pitcher pitched the final three innings of the 14U Western Nationals Pool Play game, striking out three in the…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…

Dallas-Cascade Getting Reps In

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s beginning to feel like a sense of normalcy is returning when Dallas and Cascade scrimmaged Wednesday morning. There was that summer league feel, but they went five instead of the best-of-three they would normally see this time of year.  Helping to see where they were at endurance wise entering…

Crushers Fall In Series Opener with Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With the regular season and the Area-3 League Season drawing to a close it was as you were expecting when the Post 58 Crushers and the Mid-Coast Dungies of Newport started their three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Regis High School. The Crushers, along with Corvallis and Withnell, are battling…

Crushers Wrap Up Bend Trip With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  With two league series coming up with the Mid-Coast Dungies (Wednesday-Thursday) and Corvallis (Monday-Tuesday), their 7-0 win over the Boss Baseball Club at Bend High School gave the Post 58 Crushers some needed momentum going back into league. “Energy is huge no matter what game you’re playing.  We need…

Crushers-Dodgers Split Wednesday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Clutch seemed to be the word of the day as the Post 58 Crushers and the Withnell Dodgers split their two games Wednesday at Regis High School. Clutch defense in Game 1, the second game of the three-game series, played into the Crushers favor as Cascade’s Grayson Reeder’s clutch…

Silverton Girls Basketball Host Kids Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  100-plus kids have shown up and have been showing out, putting in the work at Silverton’s Kids Camp this week. Wednesday was their third day in action.  Splitting up the campers into groups amongst the Main Gym and the Auxiliary Gym at the High School while having the fifth-, sixth-graders…

Dodgers Rally By Crushers In Series Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– This was what you would hope for as the regular season draws to an end.  Efficient pitching, strong defense and the bats to back it all up.  Withnell had it all in their 10-1 win over the up-start Post 58 Crushers, scoring the final ten runs after Jefferson-grad DJ…

Dallas’ Straus And The Unique Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact about Dallas’ Maddy Straus.  She was born without subtalar ankle joints.  The inside part of your ankles.  And not just in one foot, but in both ankles. Here’s what is more interesting.  Straus didn’t know about it until eighth-grade, starting with pain in the ankle, to asking around, eventually finding…