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…

Isaac, Aloha Breeze 18A Go 4-0 on Weekend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was just one of those weekends for the Aloha Breeze 18A where everything just went right. After a tough summer, it seemed as if the travel softball team got out of their own heads and just played ball.  When they did, it looked pretty dang solid as they…

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)…

Allen Finds Groove With NM Magic 16U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Oregon City freshman Kaylee Allen has found her groove again. In the NM Magic 16U’s 8-0 opener against the NW Mayhem, the Pioneer pitcher struck out five and allowed a hit in the opening game win.  Giving Allen the confidence needed when she came back out for the final…

Olys Kick-Off Fall Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Rebounding from a 13-7 defeat is hard in a doubleheader in the baseball world.  Six runs are tough, but for Sprague under the ‘Olys’-tag in the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball League they held the strong bats of the Lumberjacks to one run entering the sixth inning. Brett Hassoun,…

Saxons To Host Lineman Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just as talks of 7-on-7 Football league is in the works and coming to fruition this Fall, the South Salem football program will put together a once-a-week, six-week lineman camp for the South Salem Saxon feeder area. Ages will be for anyone between fourth and eighth-grade at Morginside Park…

Kunze On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a longtime coming for South Salem’s Dustin Kunze when he played with the GymClub Squad at the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament two weeks ago.  But it was a step in the right direction. It’s weird to think that this past Friday would have been Week 2 of the…

Jr. Oly’s, Titans Show Resilience In Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For a young team, it’s good to see the fight and grit that they may possess. With Fall Ball getting under way and the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park wrapping up Monday afternoon, the 14U Bracket third-place game featuring the Jr. Oly’s Pilgrim and the West…

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…

Muth, Alvarado Play In Baseball NW Opener Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a hot day at Harry and David Field in South Medford Friday afternoon Baseball Northwest brings in the best baseball players from the area.  From Oregon, Washington and Idaho to battle it out for the title of the best in the NW in front of college coaches…

Alvarado Strikes Out 15 In Complete Game Effort

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  All it took Thursday morning was a hit to get South Salem’s Ricky Alvarado into his zone on the bump at Volcanoes Stadium against Parkside. It wasn’t a hit against him.  By all means it helped his cause when he returned to the rubber in the bottom half of…

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…