Sprague Host First Fanfest Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first time ever, Sprague held their fanfest Monday night on home court, showing off their basketball squads for the upcoming season. The Varsity girls, who start their season Wednesday at Reynolds, they were a few laughs as they went through the paces of a live game with crowd…

Farr, Capital FC Host ‘Thankful For Goalkeeper’ Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Jordan Farr is use to pressure as he returns home after playing with the USL’s Indy Eleven in Indianapolis, Indiana this past season where he had five clean sheets to his name. It’s been two years since his Senior Season with Corban University where he set the career record…

West Salem Builds Off Of Eye-Opening Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering the new decade ahead this season, last year’s 15-10 overall season that saw the West Salem Boys Basketball team advance to their sixth-straight 6A Postseason was a good experience builder entering this season. For a program looking to make a push towards the postseason and the Chiles Center,…

From Alaska To Lower 48

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This time last year McKay junior Skye Miller was playing up in Anchorage, Alaska for East Anchroage, helping the Thunderbirds to a 13-11 record her sophomore year last season. Fast forward nearly a year, Miller’s down in the Lower 48 preparing for her first-year playing for a Lady Scots…

Raising The Expectations

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– For what it was worth, the 2018-2019 season for the Sprague Girls Basketball team was a dang good learning experience from first-year, first-time Head Coach in Jami Morris to the girls on the court. For a program that has been to the first-round of the postseason three times (2009,…

Lynk’s Return And A Saxon Powerhouse?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a longtime coming for Emorej Lynk. Two days shy of the one-year anniversary of tearing a ligament in his knee, Lynk was back on the court going full-speed on the surgically repaired knee he tore in the 2A State Finals against Santiam last November. “It felt good. …

The Surprise Pick Of The MVC?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  When Ethan Flannigan went into the stands against Bend February 2, breaking his hand bracing for the fall, the Sprague Olympian Boys Basketball squad was thrusted into the future of sorts without their Senior big-man. Flannigan being their lone senior on a squad that reached the first-round of the…

Building From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s hard to replace eight Seniors in general if you are a Varsity basketball program. It’s even harder when all eight played an important factor to getting to the 6A Play-in round that Winter of 2018 year for the McKay Scots Boys Basketball team. Malachi Sterling was a freshman swinging…

Looking For The Repeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There is nothing more thrilling than going the distance and winning a State Championship. No, not just the distance, not overtime or double overtime, straight-up triple overtime and winning by a 3-2 decision over a guy you’ve battled three times before. North Salem’s Antonio Garcia did just that in…

Bouncing Back After Beaverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here is the scary thing about last year’s South Salem 20-6 team, they return all but one including the Co-Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in Hilary James. Entering his third year at helm after taking over from a legend in Nick McWilliams, Adrian Lewis was impressed to…

Team Oregon Preparing For Hall Of Fame World Youth Championship Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The elements this time of the year can be really challenging in terms of trying to get a nice grip on the football. There are only a handful of practices left before the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade teams of Team Oregon travel to Canton, Ohio for the Hall of…

Titans Sign Six Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– James Friedman travels up to Portland on the regular for his four-and-a-half gymnastics practice every day.  It’s grueling when you get out of practice at 8:30 every night, but it paid off. But as Friedman signed his Letter of Intent to compete at the University of Iowa for gymnastics, he…