McKay’s Coburn Commits To USD

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Journey of McKay’s Brian Coburn has it’s next chapter location set, and it’s in Southern California. San Diego to be exact.  The University of San Diego.  A great opportunity Coburn has pointed to as he has a destination beyond this year as a student-athlete. “This great opportunity that…

Overcoming The Injury For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Lower body injuries when it comes to running could normally spell some bad luck for runners like Regis’ Julia McLaughlin. Ankle Tendonitis came around not once, but twice her sophomore and junior years while she was at South Salem High School before her transfer over to Regis midway through…

Zimmermann The Bulldog

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  There was a rain/snow mix Sunday in Keizer as the afternoon arrived at McNary High School for the Island Boy Camp’s practice for their squads.  From the fifth/sixth-grade teams to the Varsity squad, they wrapped up practice in the cold, blustery conditions. For West Albany’s TJ Zimmermann, he was…

Going Up A Weight Class

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The freshman of the IBC’s ’99 Problemz’ came out with a mission to show they belong with the Varsity division Saturday afternoon at La Salle High School. They beat Premier 14-7 and pulled away from the Valley Capitals in their second game of the three-game pod. “I think we…

Saxons Isaac Making Most Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Being a pitcher in the Mountain Valley Conference can be intimating with the bats coming from West Salem, McNary, Bend and even Sprague to face on a regular basis.  Even McMinnville, West Albany and Forest Grove had their challenges dating back to the old Greater Valley Conference days back…

Nease The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–For a pitcher, it’s these moments that you strive for with all the eyes on you.  McNary Senior Aaron Nease went to the Lone Star State of Texas to participate in the Baseball Factory Preseason All-America Event as a Pitcher Only out in Cypress, Texas. Having shown his athleticism on…

Valley Baseball Club Finishes Third In Arizona

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CHANDLER, Ariz.–  The Salem-based Valley Baseball Club traveled down to the Grand Canyon State this past weekend, going 3-1 at the Baseball Showcase MLK Tournament.  Finishing third in the tournament after a slow-start to the tournament. An off-inning against New Level College Prep that plated four runs in the fifth-inning had…

GymClub, Valley Capitals At Rose City Rumble Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  Every rep counts towards preparing for Las Vegas here in a month for the boys of the IBC GymClub as they came down to the wire against the Breed-squad from EForce. Canby’s Chance Miller had scored a receiving touchdown from McNary’s Jack McCarty and turned a Pick-6 to hand…

The Grizzly Veteran And The Young Arm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—Wednesday was just another day in the office for the trio of Kaden Martirano, Chase Dominguez and Jaxon Rozewski as they trained with Brendin Quinn in Keizer. It was finally a nice day in Northern Oregon as Rozewski, the grizzly veteran of the three, enters his Senior year at 2A…

Valley Capitals Go 2-1 In Rose City Rumble Winter League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The Salem-based Valley Capitals slowly came to life late in their Rose City Rumble Winter League, hosted by EForce, opener against ETA Silver starting with a West Salem Brooks Ferguson touchdown strike. Ferguson’s touchdown strike with under three minutes left in the game was followed by a defensive stand…

Saunders-Tyquiengco Signs With Lane

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was weird to think about now as South Salem’s Justin Saunders-Tyquiengco has only had one year of competitive Cross Country under his belt.  But he made the most of it. Having trained with the Saxon squad before his Junior season, Sanders was part of the South Salem squad…

Titans Perez Shows Versatility And Adaptability

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During Talia Perez’ first year on the Varsity level as a sophomore for the West Salem Titans, there was a nice little mix between older and younger players as Perez took to the Varsity field for the first-time in her High School career. “My experience playing varsity sophomore year…