Interesting Start Propels Central To 3-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Kaleb Kantola didn’t have the best of starts Thursday afternoon against Sandy.  It was damn-near nightmarish. And here’s why.  Even though Central walked away with the 8-2 win at the end of the game, early on the senior pitcher surrendered an early single, hit a batter and allowed a…

Dallas’ Big 6th Over Philomath For First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PHILOMATH, Ore.–  Philomath made things interesting against Dallas Thursday afternoon at home. Starting with Kamden Combs Sacrifice Hit in the bottom half of the fourth inning that got one out on the board and ending with Lara Hunter’s RBI single that put the Lady Warriors up 7-6 on the Dragons following…

Dragons Cross Commits to Cedarville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas’ Cross-Country Runner Trevor Cross described in a letter that he penned that he is glad to have been part of building a strong running program for the Dragons the past four years. Over the past four years, the runner who has logged about 50 or 60 miles a…

Silverton Slows Down Comets Despite Bittle’s Double-Double

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– A great week of practice led into a strong start to their Elite 8 opening 57-39 win versus Crater Wednesday night. Behind seven first-half three-pointers, two from David Gonzales and three from Grant Dunn the Foxes offense produced 34 first half points as they prepared all week for Nate…

Senior-Heavy North Salem Baseball Gearing Up For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When the 2018 season kicked off last year, North Salem had just 13 kids in their whole baseball program.  It’s weird for a program at a school at that student size as the Vikings have to see that. But nonetheless the North Salem 13 made the play-in round and…

Chemeketa Rolls Past Walla Walla

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Walla Walla threatened late in the first game of the double-header versus Chemeketa Sunday afternoon in the Storm 12-7 victory over the Warriors and led 3-1 after one to start the second game against the Salem-squad. All three of those runs were unearned against West Salem-Grad Cameron Hagan as he…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club March 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here are this week’s honoree’s from the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club that features the Senior Female Athlete of the Year for swimming and local Salem-wrestlers getting the nod following some great performances at State this past Weekend! Senior Female Athlete of the Year for Swimming The Salem Sports…

Central Get It Done Versus Corvallis Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– After opening the game on an incredible 21-4 run entering the third quarter, Corvallis slowly began to chip away at the Central lead and eventually got it down to 27-20 with a little more than five minutes to play in the game. But, as the fourth and fifth-place squads…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club February 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the athlete’s for this week’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of February 8. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem girls basketball – Aaliyah Fitzke. Aaliyah, a senior, plays guard for the 8-10 Viks. In the 45-40…

North Salem Rallies By Central In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This was something that athlete’s dream about.  Game on the line and the ball in their hands With 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation, North Salem’s Braden Vasquez walked up to the line with three free-throws coming his way. The Vikings needed all three free throws in order to force…

Silverton’s Nielsen, Perry Sign To Western Oregon University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Hard work really does pay-off and the reward for it is a true blessing. As the clock hit 12:10pm Wednesday afternoon in the Silverton Library, Will Perry and Levi Nielsen both signed on the dotted-line to play football at Western Oregon University in Monmouth at the NCAA Division-II level….

North Salem Hangs On Versus Dallas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It came down to clutch execution down the stretch between North Salem and Dallas Girls Friday night in a game in which each team had to find a way to be the last of the two with their big run. The Dragons once held a 30-28 lead following a…