Week 5 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With league schedules underway starting last week with the exception of the 6A Salem Schools which start officially next week, here are my picks for this week: Last week:12-2 Season: 37-18 6A McNary over South Medford by 3 West Salem over Beaverton by 5 5A McKay over North Salem by 14…

Chemeketa Volleyball Takes Rogue To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Volleyball may just be turning the corner coming out of their third NWAC South Region Game to Rogue Community College out of Grants Pass. Having battled through the injury bug, learning a new coaches philosophy in Paul Carter and a tough preseason slate, the Storm caught the Osprey’s…

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…

Cascade JV Defeats Sweet Home JV 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Seven of Robert Leon’s 15 Cascade JV Girls soccer team have never played a minute of soccer before entering this season, but for the seasoned coach it’s no big deal as him and his squad entered the second half of their Tuesday afternoon game with Sweet Home tied at…

Cascade Takes Battle Over North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  This game was what you would want entering league play next Friday: A straight up dogfight to the end. And as both North Marion and Cascade traded blows entering the second half with the Cougars leading 18-15 in their 32-29 victory Friday night, a game like this one helps…

Cascade Gets First Win Over Newport In Eight Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The last time that Cascade had recorded a win against Newport was on September 24, 2015, a 1-0 victory on the road in Newport. And over the last seven meetings stretching nearly four years, the Cubs have had the Cougars number with Cascade going 0-6-1 in that span. In…

Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…

Cascade VB Drops Tough Game To Marshfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.—Coming off of their tough season opener Thursday evening against Corbett, the Cascade Volleyball team a step towars the right direction Saturday afternoon at the Cascade Tournament. With a strong core of youthful players entering their Silver Bracket opener against Marshfield, the Cougars showed that their tough seeping loss to…

Tobiasson Pulls Double Duty

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Ariel Tobiasson sent a blooper to the left corner of the scout kickoff return team in front of her as it lands on the ground Monday morning to start the Fall Sports Season at Cascade High School. The incoming Cougar sophomore, who was coming off the heels of a…

West Defeats East 43-10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  St. Paul’s Justin Herberger entered his third All-Star Game this summer with the 1A-4A Shrine Game at Baker High School Saturday night.  The athlete known as Herbie had already played in the 8-Man All-Star Game and the Small School Baseball All-Star Game entering his final prep game before…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…