Central Wins Final Home Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  For the final time this season the Central Volleyball team took to their home court when they hosted North Salem. Both squads were in a three-way tie for fifth-place in the Mid-Willamette Conference at 3-6, sharing the spot with South Albany as the Vikings and Panthers split the first…

Linn-Benton Sweeps Rogue For Tenth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Coming into this weekend’s Friday-Saturday slate, Saturday’s game with Rogue Community College of Grants Pass was the one they were most looking forward to. Linn-Benton Community College took the top spot in the first Coaches Poll with the Osprey’s fourth.  But they had to get through Friday’s match-up with Southwestern…

Another Year Under Them

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Central was incredibly young this past Spring on the football field with seven seniors that year and a slew of sophomores and juniors that made up their Varsity roster. It was a good experience for those making the move up to the Varsity roster as the Panthers lone win…

Withnell Takes Area 3 Title With Sweep Over Post 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a long time coming for Withnell to bring home the Area-3 District Title, but they finally did it.  Sweeping their Marion Bridge rival in the Post 20 Dirtbags in their three-game series the past two days, defeating the Dirtbags 10-0 and 13-2 in the process Thursday at…

MWC/MVC Girls Basketball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Mid-Willamette Conference (5A) and the Salem-Schools from the Mountain Valley Conference (6A) came together to create an unique League Honors List for the six-week season. Truitt Reilly of Silverton won Player of the Year as the Foxes and West Salem each fielded two on the First-team. Here’s the complete list:…

MWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Albany Senior Isaiah Gilliam won the Mid-Willamette Conference Player of the Year. Silverton’s Jordan McCarty and Neil Efimov, along with Central’s Chase Nelson got first-team honors. First Team Isaiah Gilliam- South Albnay Jordan McCarty-Silverton Noah Dewey-Crescent Valley Neil Efimov- Silverton Chase Nelson-Central Cole Weber-Lebanon Isaac Semerikov-Silverton Koby Ruiz-West Albany Second…

5A Softball All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Wilsonville’s Maddie Erickson (Pitcher of the Year), West Albany’s Presley Jantzi (Player of the Year), and the Bulldogs and Pendleton Head Coaches Ryan Borde and Tim Cary (Co-Coaches of the Year) brought home some serious hardware this Spring following the six-week season. Here is the full list of All-State Teams: 2021…

Saxons Win Third In Last Four Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem brought aggression and physicality in the second quarter of their 70-29 victory over Central Saturday afternoon. In a 12-6 game, the Saxons played to their strengths and slowly made their trek separating themselves from the Panthers. “I think we have some trouble starting sometimes and we’ve really…

Saxon’s Thompson Struck Out 15 In Unique Finish To Invite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The NW Vandals 16U-Vasas knew this day was going to be interesting. Starting the day with ten girls to end the round-robin Memorial Day Salem Invitational as two of their girls were out at a Basketball game at McNary.  They were reduced to nine by the end of the…

Travel Softball Round-Up: Central Duo Part Of Opening Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Wallace Marine Park entered the Memorial Day Weekend with the first day of the 14U and 16/18 Memorial Day Salem Invitational Saturday, and as the first day came to an end, Central’s Peyton Foreman and Kaitlyn Brian were splitting time at first base for the Bat Company 16-Gold team….

Dallas Takes Defensive Battle Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Maddie Doig joked that she finally had a good game against Central’s Emily Cole. Monday afternoon felt like a mid-March day instead of Mid-May, but for the last time this Spring season the Dragons and the Panthers will meet on the softball field. Cole came out firing.  Seven…

Central Hangs On To Defeat Silverton 7-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole another double-digit strikeout game to her pitching resume following the Panthers 7-6 home victory against Silverton.  The number following this game was 14.  Pounding the zone and challenging the young Foxes team in front of her to swing and see if they get it into play…