Valley Rallies By Central 10-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the prettiest of outing for the Central Baseball Club last Tuesday when they kicked off the Willamette Valley Men’s Baseball League High School Division-League against the Valley Squad at Holland Park.  The meeting resulted in a 13-3 defeat to the Valley team that evening. Fast forward to…

Titans Rally Past Olympians For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Titan Baseball Club found themselves rolling over the Olympian Baseball Club, leading 6-1 over the Boys from the Berm entering the fifth inning. Blake Arritola was a triple shy of the Cycle, hitting a solo shot and adding a single and a double as the University of Jamestown-commit drove…

Nease’s Bandits Takes Battle With Hassoun’s Olympians

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was pressure entering the fourth inning between the Olympian Baseball Club of Sprague and the Stayton Bandits Saturday night to close out a long day of baseball at Holland Park off of Cordon. Brett Hassoun of the Olys and Aaron Nease of the Bandits led their men to…

Pitchers Who Rake

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The cameras come out when the pitcher picks up the bat. Seriously. In a tied ball game, bases loaded for the Titans Baseball Club against the Stayton Bandits, future University of Hawaii pitcher Cameron Hagan came walking out of the dugout with a bat with the game on the…

Covalt Returns, Wilsey Strikes Out Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Torn labrums are no fun. Surgery. Recovery. Getting cleared and the green light to return. The process sucks. But, as the summer softball season kicked off for the NW Vandals 16U Saturday at Keizer Little League Park, McNary’s Abbi Covalt returned to the diamond with her squad nearly a…

McMullen Seals Titans Win Over Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— The Titans Baseball Club’s Brody McMullen walked into a pressure cooker situation in relief for Kaden Reidhead on the hill. The strong start that the Green Machine had entering the seventh inning in building a 5-0 lead into the seventh inning had been reduced to 5-3 with two outs…

Valley Baseball Club Opens Season With Win Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Baseball has finally came back to Salem. On the hottest day of the year so far, the first game of the Willamette Valley Men’s League 16-plus High School league kicked off at Holland Field on the outskirts of town when the Central Baseball Club hosted the Valley Baseball Club….

Keep Working and Keep Pushing

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There’s no pressure for Tiw Umulap as he begins his next chapter punting at Southern Oregon University. More excitement actually. As him and soon-to-be-Junior at Blanchet Catholic Max Hoskins were putting in work at Regis High School, finding an open field as across the way at Stayton soccer conditioning…

The Mentalist

SALEM,Ore.– In sports, it could come down to the mental aspect of the game as much as the physical aspect of the sport that you are partaking in. Entering the Meet of Champions as an eighth-grader with Judson Middle School, Jordan Koskondy had strained her left quadricep entering the big meet that was to come….

Young, Gage Named To SOU Football All-Decade Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–North Salem’s Dylan Young and Sprague’s Devvon Gage were named to the Southern Oregon University Football All-Decade Team. Young, who played for the Raiders between 2013 and 2014 was an 2014 NAIA Second-Team honoree as he set the SOU Single-Season records in reception yards (1,704 yards) and 22 receiving Touchdowns…

Lynk Commits To WOU For Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  “I’m just grateful someone took a chance on me and (I) won’t disappoint.” The only thing that stopped Emorej Lynk his Junior season at Kennedy High School on November 24, 2018 was a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) as the Trojans hung on for the…

West Salem’s Wilch Signs At OSU For Lacrosse

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was once upon a time in which West Salem’s Matt Wilch did not play Lacrosse. That lasted about four weeks as Wilch tried his hand at Track and Field his freshman year. Having played Lacrosse since the seventh-grade, the Titan Senior knew his heart belonged with the helmet…