Three-Ball Lifts Lincoln Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Lincoln and North Salem Boys Basketball opening the Capital City Classic Tuesday afternoon at Willamette University, there was a feeling that being the opening game had some weight to it in being the appetizer for the rest of the tournament. And the Cardinals stepped up big in the…

West Salem Finishes Second at SCTC Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  West Salem was wrapping up a long day at Stayton High School in their team duals at the SCTC Duals Saturday. After wrapping up pool play with Sisters, they were in the Championship bout versus a tough 3A Willamina squad and though fatigue was setting in for both squads…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For December 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Another week has brought a new wave of honorees at the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week.  This week’s honorees include:  North Salem Wrestler Antonio Garcia, McNary Basketball Player Boston Smith, McKay Basketball Player Leva Mike and South Salem Basketball’s Victoria Stafford. Here’s each of…

Learning Process: McKay Drops Tough Road Game To Barlow

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  It was a good learning experience for the McKay Girls Basketball team for sure as they left the court Wednesday night with the scoreboard in favor of Barlow High School 51-48. For a team still learning how to win games, this road game certainly was a stepping stone to…

Sprague Holds Off Beaverton 57-56

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every time Sprague got close to the lead Friday night in front of their home crowd, whether it was tying it up or getting it to within one of Beaverton, something strange would happen. Shots won’t fall and, like during the fourth quarter, fouls became an issue as the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s Of The Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the week of December 7th’s Athlete’s of the Week by the Salem Sports Breakfast Club.  Special thanks to Bryan Sutherland for relaying this over! The Athlete’s of the Week include Abbi Hawley (McNary), Dana Romero (North Salem), David Rubio (McKay) and Jaden Nielsen-Skinner (South Salem).  Here is…

South Salem Opens Season With Highly Competitive Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Apparently, we got an early season treat of what a possibly playoff match-up maybe like here in a few short weeks with how this game played out. Until a late rush by the Saxons in their what is expected to be the first of a-many high number of points…

Garcia Stuns #1 Seed, 5A State Runner-Up. One Of Three Viks Placed

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Following his upset win over the number-seed and 5A State Runner-Up in Lebanon’s Keith Brown, Antonio Garcia was up against McKay’s Gio Perez-Alejandre where he built a nice comfortable 12-5 lead on the Scots Grappler before calling for time to take off the bandages that surrounded his right hand….

Rubio Takes Out Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson In Rematch

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There’s something about rematches against two great competitors that makes the non-league tournament schedule even more interesting. What makes this rematch in the Perry Burlison Wrestling Classic was that Crook County’s Kyle Knudtson and McKay’s David Rubio mutually wanted to see if they could stage that rematch this season…

South’s System Pays Off In Big Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Run-N-Gun philosophy that Adrian Lewis wants to bring to South Salem showed it’s glamour Friday night at home against South Eugene. After seeing a strong first half fade into a nine-point, 38-30 lead by the Axe, the Lady Saxons came out of the halftime break rested as they…

North Rolls Past McKay For First Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those wins that could boost confidence for the rest of the season, while for the other, it serves as a good growing tool to improve. For North Salem, they haven’t beat McKay since February 6, 2015 for one of their three wins that season. Over…

Roughriders Pulls Away From McNary

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Lessons can be taken away from the first game of the year, especially when you have seven sophomores on the squad like McNary has this season. The Lady Celtics jumped out and built a 42-34 lead on a Roosevelt squad that made the trip down from Portland for the…