Winning The Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The calendar says September.  The intensity was that of November.  Instead of six-girls on the court on a typical night, there were four. A three-set battle followed where a champion was crowned in the first session of the NPJ Quads in favor of the Fantastic Four 25-24, 24-25, 7-5….

McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Vandals Set Pace Early Versus Bat Company

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t ring home until towards the end of the NW Vandals 16U’s 14-0 win over the Bat Company 18-Loiler Saturday night was the uniqueness of the first three batters of BC’s lineup. They were all left-handed batters.  Aliyah Wiltsey (West Salem), Carley Schlag (Sprague) and Peyton Foreman (Central)…

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…

Taking The Next Step

SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton’s Jordan McCarty had learned a lot taking over full-time for Levi Nelsen during the Fall of 2019 as a sophomore as he helped lead the Foxes to a 10-2 season and to a 5A State Semi-Final appearance.  Falling to the eventual State Champions in Thurston. With those around him showing him what…

Learning From The Experience

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— Dallas’ Ashton Foster was one of 56 quarterbacks selected to participate in the Northwest 9 QB Premier Event up in Gig Harbor, Washington over the Labor Day Weekend. The incoming Dragon Junior and other quarterbacks were put through drills that challenged their footwork, accuracy, timing in situations like in…

Vasas, Vandals Over Cole’s Blaze United

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole has continued to prove herself as a work-horse in the circle once more as the Oregon Blaze United 18U squad wrapped up pool play at the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. When she entered the game against a hard-hitting NW…

Dallas 14U Edge Amity 5-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  No lead is safe.  The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U had to find a way to get it done late against the charging Warriors of Amity Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex. The Dragons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, jumping on Fawn Trejo as…

Davis Has A ‘Home Game’ In Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It was a homecoming of sorts for Dallas’ Natalie Davis Friday evening at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. After spending much of the summer playing in Washington, along the Gorge and at the Maple Street Park in Canby with the Gorge Thunder Davis played in the Thunder’s Jag Labor Day…

Valley’s Bats Struggle In Fall Ball Premiere

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The talented Valley Baseball Club arrived at Volcanoes Stadium Monday afternoon for their doubleheader in the 18U Baseball Tournament. Coming off of their seventh and eighth-straight wins on August 22 against the Titans Baseball Club and the Stayton Bandits the VBC slowly jumped out to a 3-1 lead on…

Lady Dragons 16U Go 2-0 To Start Fall Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– The Dallas Lady Dragons 16U squad had showed that their bats and pitching were still as strong as they were over the Summer at the 14U-level, winning their two games over Central (17-8) and the West Valley Wardogs (8-1) Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex. They were new…

The Up-And-Coming Setter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.- The setter in volleyball is best described as the quarterback, the point guard, of the court. So much is demanded of them for the success of the team. Silverton freshman Alexis Haury has already made a name for herself as a setter long before stepping foot on the High…