Week 7 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 6-3 Season Total: 51-25 With Homecoming this week for a few schools like Dallas, West Salem and South Salem, those teams will be looking for wins while their opponents will be looking to spoil the Homecoming fun this week. Here are my picks: 6A: West Salem over Mt. View…

West Salem Takes Four-Set Match Over South Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem wasn’t about to go down easily against cross-town foe West Salem in the Titans four-set 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21 victory Wednesday evening out in West Salem. With both squads fighting for the postseason, the Titans sitting in fourth-place in the Mountain Valley Conference and the Saxons a…

Liebl, Haines, Nguyen Etched Names On All-Time List In 1-2-3 Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  For much of Saturday morning’s race, McKay’s Jazmine Liebl led the race by a sizable margin in her first win of the 2019 season. Entering the final mile and some change the junior racer, who would end up breaking her PR by 17 seconds on this day, led even…

Hitting Their Stride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Weird to think how much a tough preseason slate can help a team. Those preseason games against Top 5 teams in Jesuit, Mountainside and Sherwood, along with a change in their lineups throughout the season,  had paid off to a 3-0-1 start to league for the South Salem Girls Soccer…

McNary Hands #4 Summit Its Second Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Rankings are just a number at this point of the season when the fourth-ranked Summit Storm came over the hill to play a McNary team that was ranked 27th entering Friday afternoon. Nonetheless the Celtics had to step up their game in the 1-0 win over Summit To snap…

Walker Varsity Defeats Judson Varsity 54-22

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Faced with a 46-0 deficit with two minutes left until halftime is nothing that a team wants to be challenged with. Some teams would just fold up tent and call it a day at this point in the game, but for other’s like Judson Middle School, they want to…

Filling In Where They Need Her

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Leaders find a way to help their team out in more ways than not. When Monday’s game with Crescent Valley came around, North Salem’s Mackenzie Durrant was asked to play outside of her normal position of Libero in the Vikings tough 16-25, 14-25, 11-25 loss to the Raiders on…

Capitol City Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Just as the regular season wraps up in the Majors and the Playoffs are just to begin, Fall ball is underway as the calendar is just about to flip to October. Just like Summer Ball, Fall Ball is just some extra reps to bridge one Spring to another to…

Week 4 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With rivalries happening this week with South-Sprague, Cascade-Stayton, North Marion-Woodburn, I pick them as well as my usual picks in each of the classifications plus 6-man football in 1A. Last Week: 8-5 Season record: 25-16 6A McNary over Barlow by 5 West Salem over Sheldon by 10 *Rivalry pick*- South Salem…

Saxons Ends Preseason Schedule 4-2-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You cannot sleep on Corvallis entering the 2019 season.  Coming off of back-to-back 5A State Finals appearances, winning in 2018, the Spartans lived up to the standard set from the last two seasons. And despite their four losses coming from forfeitures, Corvallis had scored 15 goals in their five…

Small But Fierce

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—At roughly five-ten and maybe 145 pounds, West Salem’s Jack Livengood doesn’t scream starting weak-side outside linebacker at the Varsity level. But consider this, entering their 23-13 win over Grant this past Friday, Livengood had 17 tackles to his two-start credit and was second in the league with that total. …

McKay Roars To Life In Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– McKay was looking for a spark entering league next week entering the second half of their 5-1 win over Aloha Monday evening. The Scots and the Warriors were knotted up at one apiece with McKay’s Jose Ceja having the lone goal entering the final 40 minutes of their preseason…