Astorga And Capital City Elite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—North Salem-Grad Isaac Astorga has been making some moves since he graduated in 2016.  He played at Portland Bible College for two years, seeing action in 26 games as a sophomore averaging 8.3 minutes a game for a Wildcat squad that was ranked seventh nationally and had taken down College…

McKay Tested South Medford To Brink In 78-74 Defeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Medford.  A perennial powerhouse and State Title Contender in the State of Oregon for years that features big name alums like Kyle Singler and EJ Singler to name a few. Following their loss versus West Salem the night before the Panthers were going to come out firing to…

Gervais Boys Basketball Tips Off Season Wednesday At Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– As Head Coach Ben Schultz goes through the protocol of pregame, excitement is in the air for the first game of the year Wednesday evening at home versus Gaston. For Schultz, he said that there’s a mixture of excitement and nerves for him as he comes home to Gervais…

The Fire and Desire: North Salem Boys Basketball Ready To Go

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There’s a sense of drive, motivation and desire in the main gym at North Salem High School for the guys basketball team with the 2016-2017 just days away from starting their season. A hop in their step that started with the demands of first-year Head Coach Cameron McCormick as…

McCormick Impressed After Summer Ball Performance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As the summer season wrapped up for the North Salem Boys Basketball team, the summer has given the Vikings an opportunity to know their new head coach in Cameron McCormick. “I think this Summer has been very important to give the team an idea of the brand of basketball…

McKay Boys Basketball Wrapping Up Summer Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a summer of ups and downs for the McKay Boys Basketball team. And despite finishing exactly .500 in summer league after starting 5-1, Head Coach Dean Sanderson is pleased with how his team has showcased their talent during the summer training season. “We showed at times we…

North Salem Boys Basketball Finished Summer Strong, Dodgers Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  ‘Let’s Go! Let’s Go!’  Echoed in the Main Gym at North Salem High School Wednesday evening. Pushing tempo, rebounding, shooting, the Viking Boys looked strong out of the gate against Slivertion.  Alex Vasquez and company looked like a completely polar opposite squad of 2015’s zone-based team. By halftime, it…

Boumann Going To Point Loma Nazarene University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.—  A few years ago, Vince Boumann was walking across the stage at McMinnville High School after a very successful prep career. Now fast forward to 2016, after numerous rim-breaking dunks, countless Double-Double games (15 in total) and an incredible average of 22.68 point, 10.86 total rebound and 0.71…

McKay Men Win Thriller, Stayton Men Stumble

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCKAY 74, WEST ALBANY 73- IN ALBANY, Ore.—  It came down to free throws between the Royal Scots and the Bulldogs in Albany Tuesday night in the 6A battle in the Greater Valley Conference. At one point, McKay had a 15-point lead before West came storming back and made a game…

West Salem’s Use 2nd Half Rally To Defeat McKay

“It’s very tough,” said Johnson on playing the Scots press. “They’re loud, they’re energetic. They fly around They don’t care, they’re just out there getting the ball, it’s just tough. They swarm a lot.”

PHOTO GALLERY: Tacoma CC vs Clackamas CC Men’s Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Jeremy McDonald is a professional sports journalist in the Salem/Portland area and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalist in Oregon with B.S. degrees from Southern Oregon University in Journalism (2011) and Health/PE (2013).  Got a story idea? Email him at jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com or on Twitter at @J_McDonald81! Like us…