Central’s Strong D Not Enough Against South Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.—The Central defense settled in after their tough first quarter Saturday afternoon at Central High School against South Albany. After surrendering 14 first quarter points in the Panthers tough 21-8 defeat, Central’s defense featured three strong stops to give their offense an opportunity to chip away at the 14-0 deficit…

Chemeketa Falls In Tough Game With Clackamas 2-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those tough games in which nothing could go your way.  For the Chemeketa Women’s Soccer team, Wednesday afternoon was just like that against Clackamas Community College. The Storm controlled the time of possession, and had shots on goal as they looked to get back in…

Dragons Fall To Lebanon 34-14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  For the first quarter-and-a-half Lebanon jumped on Dallas’ slow start in their 34-14 win over the Dragons Friday night at Lebanon High School. By the 11:20 mark Dallas found themselves in a 27-0 deficit and faced a tough challenge to answer back as Brayden Burton and the Warriors had firmly…

North Salem Hands Silverton First Loss Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t take long for North Salem to capitalize on a few Silverton mistakes in their 3-1 victory over the Foxes Tuesday night. The Vikings had already built some momentum going into the second half, having pressured Silverton over the course of the final 15 minutes of the half…

Central Wins Final Home Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  For the final time this season the Central Volleyball team took to their home court when they hosted North Salem. Both squads were in a three-way tie for fifth-place in the Mid-Willamette Conference at 3-6, sharing the spot with South Albany as the Vikings and Panthers split the first…

Linn-Benton Sweeps Rogue For Tenth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Coming into this weekend’s Friday-Saturday slate, Saturday’s game with Rogue Community College of Grants Pass was the one they were most looking forward to. Linn-Benton Community College took the top spot in the first Coaches Poll with the Osprey’s fourth.  But they had to get through Friday’s match-up with Southwestern…

Dallas Finishes Second At Oregon City, Saxons Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  South Salem found themselves down 17-13 in the second set to Oregon City in the match-up between the two Top 5 teams.  The Saxons had struggled to find their groove against the Pioneers, but slowly pieced it together as they stormed back for a brief 21-20 lead.  A…

Scots, Vikings Battle To A 1-1 Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every contested pass, rally and shot was met by cheers and jeers by the packed homestead Tuesday night when McKay and North Salem played.  The energy, the passion, the fire funneled in the McKay High School stadium on Tuesday night that made it feel like it was a playoff…

North Salem Drops League Opener To Canby

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CANBY, Ore.–  The first half ended just perfectly for North Salem Saturday night against Canby in their 42-13 defeat to open the 5A Special District 2 league season. The line opened up holes.  Erick Gonzalez and Jerrik Wangler hit them.  Gonzalez stepped in for the injured Josiah Davis, making the move…

Patzer, Huskies Hold Off Silverton For First Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Mallory Patzer was absolutely nails for the North Marion defense Tuesday afternoon against Silverton. The offensive pressure from the Foxes at Silverton High School was high.  It felt like a playoff atmosphere, the Foxes were tenth in the Coaches Poll to sixth. Silverton created opportunities against the Huskie defense, but Patzer…

SSBC Athletes of the Week For September 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first edition of the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club of the school year has came. McKay’s Chansse Lee (Football), Sprague’s Amity Rogers (Girls Soccer), McNary’s Tessa Fisher (McNary) and North Salem’s Jerrik Wangler (Football) were honored by the SSBC on September 10. Here’s the press release. First Athletes…

Foxes Improve To 3-1 On Year

Bu Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton returns the bulk of their 8-5 Spring season, only graduating two seniors from that squad entering their Fall season this year.  It was just a matter of gelling and meshing the talent together. Yes, the brief quarantine tossed a speed bump in it, having five practices before their…