McCrae Takes Over Scots Basketball Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Replacing a long-time coach like a Dean Sanderson is a hard task to do just because of the expectations set moving forward beyond that long-time coach. For KJ McCrae, a McNary-grad who took over the program on an interm-basis, the challenge of getting McKay back in the win column…

Summertime Practice And Looks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Summer Basketball allows for a lot of fun and laid back games yes, but it also allows teams to test out real-life situational things. South Salem is taking full opportunity of Hilary James’ time-off and healing up for the Winter from a lingering ankle injury to see how the…

McNary Splits Friday’s Games At Mountainside HS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Losing two major starters is no easy task at any classification.  For McNary, they’re entering this summer’s basketball action with the departure of Abbi Hawley and Sabella Alfaro to graduation as the Celtics look for the next floor leader for them entering this Winter. “It’s very key for us…

Sprague Signs Nine To The Next Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As Sprague Volleyball Head Coach Anne Olson spoke about her three signees of Morgan Doll (Fairfield University-commit), Emily West (Western Oregon University-commit) and Madison Marlett (Lane Community College-Commit), she mentioned how important they were to help the Olympians to get past powerhouse Central Catholic in five sets. Down 14-9…

Love Breaks School Record Twice In 300 Meter Hurdles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Wearing a McKay uniform from around 2012, the Scots Tyrus Love was inspired by a picture he saw of McKay-Graduate Manny Miranda wear a few short years ago to wear the uniform Saturday afternoon at Mt. Hood Community College. “My ideal Manny Miranda…I saw a picture of him rocking…

West Salem Boys 4×1 Finished 3rd In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Doing the relays in the rain can be a risky proposition with the risk of dropping the baton and risking disqualification if it slips out your hands somewhere along the way. West Salem girls 4×100 meter relay won the State Meet minutes prior to the Titan boys, beating out…

Doing It For Cade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.– As she prepared for her finals throw of her season, of her High School Track career, McKay’s Shay Coons kept in mind of her brother Cade Coons. Cade Coons passed away recently as Coons was finishing up her High School Track and Field season and as she launched her…

Doten’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Sends Saxons To Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem Head Coach Max Price joked after the game that this game took years off his life. It probably did for everyone at the ballpark in the Saxons walk-off 9-5 win over West Salem Wednesday afternoon Entering the bottom half of the seventh inning, with two outs on…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

McNary Softball Advances To Sweet 16

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Sometimes all you need is that one lucky break to get back into your rhythm. Entering the sixth inning of their 5-4 win over North Medford in the 6A State Playoff Opener, McNary were down 4-1 to the Black Tornados.  North Medford found those offensive bounces when they needed…

North Salem Hands Lee Final Home Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It was quite possibly the last time that the North Salem home crowd would get to see Chris Lee coach a home game after 20 years at the helm of the Vikings baseball program. Following his announcement earlier this week of his departure from the baseball program he’s been the…

Hyre’s Two Homer Game Helps Central Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Entering the fourth inning of the Mid-Willamette Conference game between Central and North Salem at Scio High School, a new face entered the circle for the Vikings in Karaline Pfeifer. Jazmine Young, or Jazzy, had battled through an lower leg issue throughout the game and couldn’t continue with the…