Emptying The Tank

  By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It was time to empty the tank, finish the Summer off right. For the last time, just the fourth-time this summer on Thursday evening, the Oregon Track Club held an All-Comers Meet.  With the uncertainty of tomorrow, it was all about today to leave it on the track just…

68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

Gates, Williams Compete At All-Comers Meet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– Mask were required until they lined up at their blocks. After their race, they have to wait in lanes to get a disposable mask before leaving the track. They were split up in heats, no too different from their normal track meets. Lone difference is that they have a lane to…

Cascade ITE Finished Season With Tourney Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It was their final pair of games Sunday in Dallas at the Lyle Softball Sports Complex. The Cascade ITE squad were looking for a way to end their summer season off right coming off of a Spring in which they didn’t play and a upcoming Spring really uncertain of…

Team Crawford Rallies By Team Vogelsong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Baker’s Sam McCauley was the spark plug for the Team Vogelsong to start the 2020 Baseball Senior Day Games Friday afternoon at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. As Vogelsong jumped out to a 6-1 lead over Team Crawford, McCauley started the game with two doubles and would end the game going…

Bateman, Central Grabs Win Over Boyles Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first three-and-a-half innings of Tuesday’s Central and Stayton Bandits game, there was only one hit in the Panthers 6-3 victory at Holland Youth Park.  The hit came from a double by Cameron Ordway in the bottom of the first inning. It was 1-0 going into the fifth,…

Stayton’s Bats Roar Alive Once More In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Bats.  They are sick.  Not anymore Jobu. Hopefully. The bats were indeed sick entering their second doubleheader game against the Ole Athletics Saturday, but as they looked to the Voodoo Emperor in Jobu to cure their bat illness, the bats arrived Saturday in their 9-6 win to close out…

Central Over Stayton For First Win Of Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central got the band back together in a sense. When Wyatt Bateman delievered the first pitch against the Stayton Bandits Wednesday afternoon at Holland Park, Panther-grads Connor Laeng and Ruben Cedillo stood at third and first base respectively.  Donning the Central uniform for the first-time since the 2019 5A…

Hyre, Vandals 18U Belt Five Homers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Fourth of July just right around the corner, the NW Vandals 18U squad brought out the fireworks in the Stars ‘n’ Stripes opening day Friday morning with their bats. The Vandals, in their first day back on the diamond, launched five home runs in pool play; three…

Nease’s Bandits Takes Battle With Hassoun’s Olympians

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was pressure entering the fourth inning between the Olympian Baseball Club of Sprague and the Stayton Bandits Saturday night to close out a long day of baseball at Holland Park off of Cordon. Brett Hassoun of the Olys and Aaron Nease of the Bandits led their men to…

Bandits, Valley End In Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a tough way to end a great game, but they’ll get to fight for another day. In a preview for what is to come this summer, the Stayton Bandits and Valley Baseball Club battled to a 3-3 tie Thursday afternoon as both teams play again Saturday afternoon…

Stayton Finishes Valley Burner 1-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CALDWELL, Idaho.–  Baseball can be weird sometimes.  Just as soon as you think it’s going your way, the game reminds you how tough it is. Stayton entered Sunday’s Valley Burner tournament finale against the Regin with some good forward momentum coming off of their opening game against Ridge Friday afternoon and…