Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…

Putnam Hands Dallas First Loss Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Carson Overstreet has been on a rail this early season in trying to support his team this year. With Caleb Kiner being apart of the Timbers 2 squad this year, there’s a sizable gap that needed to be filled as Overstreet scored seven of the Dragons eight goals in…

Week 2 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Week 1 record: 10-4 Here are Week 2’s predictions as we enter Friday’s game plus a Saturday game pick: 6A South Salem Over Sunset by 4 West Linn over McNary by 7   5A Silverton over South Albany by 21 McKay Over Central by 12   4A Cascade over Mazama by…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For September 6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– This past Friday, the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored 11 athlete’s for their accomplishments at the Track and Field State Meets this past Spring. The honorees this past Friday include: Tyrus Love, Senior, McKay 6A boys 300 meter hurdles – 3rd place Elizabeth Hernandez, Junior, North Salem 5A…

Week 1 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here are my Week 1 Predictions for Football: 6A Lake Oswego Over West Salem By 7 Sprague Over Liberty By 3 5A Dallas Over South Albany by 10 Silverton Over Central by 10 *Surprise Pick*  North Salem Over Crescent Valley By 1 4A Cascade over Cottage Grove by 5 North Marion…

McKay Shuts Out North Salem 3-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Within the first eight minutes of Thursday’s match between McKay and North Salem, the Scots Filberto Alacron had put the team on his back as the sophomore recorded two quick goals to put McKay ahead 2-0 by the ten-minute mark of the game. “It was pretty fast but those two…

Finding That Killer Instinct

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that a program that has seen four playoff appearances in the last four seasons will have three different Head Coaches during that span. Kate Trimble, who came in last season late in the summer training season from Scio, continued the Silverton Volleyball streak of recent…

The Challenge Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Every year there’s adversity to replace Seniors.  Who’s going to step up and who’s going to fill in. North Salem Volleyball, entering their second season in 5A, went from the old-Greater Valley Conference to probably the toughest conference in the State let lone 5A in the Mid-Willamette Conference.  They…

Silverton Wraps Up Team Camp Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  The nine-ball drill towards the end of their camp at Western Oregon University provided some great experience for Silverton for inside the 18-foot box. Defensively, how to read and stop those close-range shots with traffic around them.  Offensively, how to capitalize on those shots when they present themselves in…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

Wrapping Up Summer Volleyball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those experiences that Dallas’ Hailey Van Well wouldn’t forget as she went back to her school Volleyball team this summer for Summer League. Playing as a member of the NPJ 16’s last season, she remembered them finishing dead last in the Junior National Tournament before…

McNary Rallies By Silverton 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Regann Donahue has been playing out of position this summer for the McNary Girls Soccer team this summer.  Instead of playing out in the center midfield region, the incoming senior found herself in goal for the Celtics for much of the summer. Wednesday night to close out the 4-H…