McNary Opens 6A Playoffs With 13-3 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Confidence was soaring for Ali Martinez following her Grand Slam home run in the first inning of McNary’s 13-3 win over Grants Pass Monday to open the 6A State Playoffs at McNary High School. It took the sophomore some time to find her groove this year, it wasn’t until…

Gearing Up For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With the Spring portion of the off-season wrapping up and the Summer portion of the football off-season about to kick off, a lot of athlete’s took part in the Island Boy Camp’s 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament..  From the third-graders to the high school-level, it was one final opportunity to…

The Sprague 15 Taking Their Athletic Talents To College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Fifteen athletes signed their Letters of Intent to play athletics at the next level starting this upcoming school year at Sprague High School Wednesday night. Logan Smith (Football, College of the Redwoods), Colton Herring (Football, College of the Redwoods), McKenzie Wernicke (Soccer, Chapman) Caylin Gadberry (Soccer, Linfield University), Abby Sorensen (Volleyball,…

West Salem Stuns McNary Lacrosse In 2OT For League Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– This was what it was all about.  Championship Night. West Salem and McNary Lacrosse met up for the North Valley Championship Monday night and it was more intense than their previous meeting on April 29. It was tied at two at half, three after three as it came down…

Taking Advantage Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Patience is a virtue.  And that’s more so in sports, especially in college at any level waiting for your turn to play. For Sprague-grad and Linn-Benton Community College freshman Jack Muth, the frosh has seen limited playing time.  He’s seen action in five of the Roadrunners first 42 games before Sunday’s…

Leaving It All Out There

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Walking into the game with two outs in the third inning, 2019 South Salem-grad and Chemeketa Community College Elijah Enomoto-Haole knew that this was probably his last outing as a baseball player. As he forces a ground-out to end the third inning, halting the Linn-Benton Community College rally that turned…

McNary Girls Lacrosse Wins Senior Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  For the last time this season, Sasha Thayer, Gurn Yoe, Miranda Brankley, Makenna Logan and Mia Logan got to play at McNary High School as members of the McNary Girls Lacrosse Club Friday night against Corvallis. “We were just really excited to get the win.  We definitely want to win,”…

McNary Lacrosse Advances To North Valley Title Game Against West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Coming off of a stress fracture is no easy task and for McNary’s Aidan McCoy, it happened as he and his Celtic Lacrosse team were just about to kick off the 2022 season.  But as they kickoff the North Valley League Playoffs Thursday night against the Sprague-South Salem co-op…

Dallas Baseball Defeats North For Second League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The North Salem-Dallas baseball game came down to executing when you had your opportunities to do so. Yes the Vikings had their cracks, loading up the bases in the first and fourth innings as well having runners on second and third base, it was the Dragons who were finding…

Putting In The Off-season Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The AAU season has kicked off for the Oregon Swish Girls Basketball team Saturday up at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington. Having gone 2-1 in their first time out with their lone defeat with a battle with The Pac Varsity in their second game before rebounding with a…

Sprague Baseball Shuts Out South 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.– With how crummy the weather was Friday evening, pitching by both Sprague and South Salem Baseball were spot on as the two Salem schools traveled to Linfield University to play their Mountain Valley Conference game. The Saxons’ Carter Nelson went the distance, striking out three while allowing four hits…

McNary Snaps Crater’s Eight-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  With their backs against the wall, the McNary softball answered the bell to pull off their fifth-straight win, this one against a quality 5A team of Crater from Central Point. Lacey Vasas and the Comets Alexis Perez led a defensive battle through the first four innings of the game…